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A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire | Tennessee Williams
The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning playreissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman and The Crucible), and Williams' essay "The World I Live In." It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continue to have the same power and impact as when they first appeared57 years after its Broadway premiere, Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire is one of those plays. The story famously recounts how the faded and promiscuous Blanche DuBois is pushed over the edge by her sexy and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Streetcar launched the careers of Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden, and solidified the position of Tennessee Williams as one of the most important young playwrights of his generation, as well as that of Elia Kazan as the greatest American stage director of the '40s and '50s. Who better than America's elder statesman of the theater, Williams' contemporary Arthur Miller, to write as a witness to the lightning that struck American culture in the form of A Streetcar Named Desire? Miller's rich perspective on Williams' singular style of poetic dialogue, sensitive characters, and dramatic violence makes this a unique and valuable new edition of A Streetcar Named Desire. This definitive new edition will also include Williams' essay "The World I Live In," and a brief chronology of the author's life.
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NaeymaAli
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Don't remember if I read this because I was studying it or if I just came across it by chance. It's the first script I've read, but it's as good as a book. Will watch the play someday.

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TheEllieMo
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A Streetcar Named Desire is a play written by Tennessee Williams that opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947. The play dramatises the life of Blanche DuBois, a southern belle who, after encountering a series of personal losses, leaves her aristocratic background seeking refuge with her sister and brother-in-law in a dilapidated #NewOrleans tenement.

#LetsTravelJuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 I‘ve never read this! I love The Glass Menagerie so I should really give this one a go. 5mo
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squirrelbrain
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A classic that I should probably have read before but hadn‘t.... I‘ve heard so much about it and, whilst fabulous, it‘s also quite menacing and terrifying. I‘d like to actually see the play now, but I think the actors would have to be just right.

It‘s also the first play that I‘ve read ‘for pleasure‘ (the last was for French A level!😁)

It‘s a very quick read and fits nicely into the #louisiana prompt for #ReadingUSA2019.

TrishB My daughters doing it for her A levels this year so I‘ve heard far too much about it!! 6mo
Hooked_on_books Interesting choice! Very cool. 6mo
squirrelbrain @TrishB - my niece has been studying it too for A levels. Is your daughter about to do her exams or is that next year? 6mo
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TrishB This year- start in 10 days. It‘s all very stressful. 6mo
squirrelbrain I bet it is @TrishB - fingers crossed 🤞 6mo
TrishB Thank you 😘 6mo
Kaye Good job on another book completed I‘ve not read anything by this writer. 6mo
Palimpsest I‘ve not read the play, but I liked the film with Vivian Leigh and Marlon Brando. 6mo
Librarybelle I‘ve yet to read this...great pick for Louisiana! 6mo
Pamwurtzler Good pick! I‘ve not read that either. 6mo
CarolynM I love Tennessee Williams ❤️ This is a great play. 6mo
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyMay19 Day 7: To #breathe and savour it is a gift. Truly a wondrous gift.

RaimeyGallant Lovely! 6mo
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gradcat
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#QuotsyMar19

(Day 17 - #Luck)

Happy St. Patrick‘s Day, all! 🍀🥰📚

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BookBelle84
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I had no idea what this play was about, I was completely transported into it. Heartbreaking and frustrating but I still enjoyed it. Next to see the movie.

JSW That has got to be the weirdest cover I‘ve ever seen for it. 9mo
cathysaid The movie is excellent. Another good Tennessee Williams play made into a movie is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. ❤️ Paul Newman (edited) 9mo
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tegancoetzer
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CoffeeNBooks This is a great read! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 8mo
tegancoetzer @CoffeeNBooks thank you 😊 8mo
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MrBook
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So, @BookBabe ‘s and my anniversary falls on Valentine‘s Day, a two-fer! Since she has high expectations, and I insist on indulging my beloved, we break it up into two dinners: the night before is our #ValentinesDay dinner and the night of is our anniversary dinner. 😁😍

Trying a new place, down the street from the library. We love the names on their drinks menu, especially the literary ones! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Kimberlone Patronus cocktail! 9mo
melissajayne Catcher in the Rye is one of my least favourite books. 9mo
Ggggg incidentally my patronus is a cocktail 😂 9mo
Leftcoastzen I want to try the All Natural.cucumber cocktail ,interesting . 9mo
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grumpygirlbooks
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I have a spinning bookshelf, which is one of my most prized possessions. But books do occasionally go flying off it. 😂 I like to play a game called was it the baby or the cats?

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tbells20
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My first book for #24in48 is done after an hour in! I started it this morning and was able to finish it during the readathon

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Pasteluniverse
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I have had this book on my shelves for a long time but never ventured to read it- so many books, so little time. But wow! I was missing out. This classic definitely lives up to it‘s reputation as being one of the most important pieces of commercial theater. Poetically written, funny at times and absolutely heart-breaking. So good!

Lcsmcat And what a cover! 12mo
CoffeeNBooks One of my favorites! 12mo
Awk_Word_Smith Williams was a seminal Southern voice during his time. The Writer‘s Monologue from his one-act play “The Lady of Larkspur Lotion” was basically his thesis for writing: we all invent lies we tell ourselves to get us through our lives. 12mo
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My_darcy
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“I know I fib a good deal. After all, a woman‘s charm is fifty percent illusion, but when a thing is important I tell the truth.” Blanch may have been going insane, but her personality surely outshined that.

CoffeeNBooks This is such a great play!! Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
My_darcy @CoffeeNBooks I had to read this book for on of my classes and loved it. Great choice considering I probably wouldn‘t have read it if my professor didn‘t bring it up. 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊👋🏻🌸 1y
My_darcy @Eggs thanks 1y
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emilycoc
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I can't rate this enough! Just loved this read. It was so beautifully tragic and well-written.

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emilycoc
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I loooove how vivid the description is already.

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emilycoc
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Decided to keep this new theme going with another impulse-Amazon-buy and play. I've had almost no exposure to this, save and except for that one Simpsons episode when Marge starred as Blanche, so I'm looking forward to something new!

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SleepyDragon
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1. Jessica Tandy, seen here as Blanche DuBois in the original production. She won one of her three Tonys for it. She also has an Oscar and an Emmy. She never did achieve EGOT, but a Triple Crown is pretty impressive.
2. Whenever the twins let me.
3. Lit. Fiction
4. Tie between my husband and my Ninja Coffee Bar
5. Library a few blocks away, much more often than the used bookstore down the highway.
#humpdaypost @MinDea

MinDea 😆😆😆 tie between your husband and Ninja!! 1y
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AStreetCarNamedDemise
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“A Streetcar Named Desire” is an absolutely stunning story of well, desire. Williams‘ depiction of human nature is raw and disturbing in the best way. I haven‘t found any other story that showcases the worst in humanity like streetcar. Would highly recommend

CoffeeNBooks Great play! And welcome to Litsy! 📚 1y
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BookBelle84
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Successful shopping trip at the legendary Faulkner House Books! #bookhaul

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CoffeeNBooks
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Ruthiella I normally don‘t like movie covers but young Brando sans shirt? I‘ll take it! 2y
CoffeeNBooks @Ruthiella My thoughts exactly! 🤣 2y
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Susannah
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Returning from a weekend in New Orleans with some long-time friends. One of them, a custom cookie maker, made us cookies personalized with NOLA-specific quotes. Mine: "America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland." Nothing like a bit of pith from Tennessee Williams. ???

BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s a great quote! Hope the cookie is just as good! 2y
Susannah @BarbaraTheBibliophage The cookies were amazing, though I've saved my quote cookie for a few extra days. I hate to eat it when I loved the quote so much! 🤓 2y
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Jaclenewilk
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Working on it too!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 🎊🎉📚👏🏻 2y
Jaclenewilk Thank you!!! Still trying to figure it all out:) 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🖐😁 2y
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Sydneyreads Welcome to Litsy!!! 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 2y
Jess7 Welcome! 2y
ReadZenRites Welcome to Litsy! We have a 3lb chihuahua named Stella. I always think of this play when she‘s being naughty. Stella!! 2y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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frailrouge
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“I don‘t want realism. I want magic!”

RaimeyGallant Nice quote. :) Looking forward to more of your reviews as well. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2y
Purrfectpages Welcome to Litsy! 2y
frailrouge Thank you so much! 2y
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AnieHart
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Stella! Stellaaaaaaa! Sit back, relax, have a glass of vino tinto and enjoy this iconic book! Be sure to read between the lines, that‘s where the real flavor lies.

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BiblioTori
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This timeless classic will take you deep into post-war seduction, abuse, and self-discovery if you choose to climb aboard. Excellent book. Definitely recommend, especially for projects or any type of literary theses.

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DeborahSmall
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#NuYear #Desire lazy choice today

Cinfhen It totally works💕💕 2y
TrishB Good pick though 👍🏻😁 2y
Cathythoughts I picked that one too 😉 2y
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Cathythoughts
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#NuYear #Desire @Cinfhen @TrishB you think this one would be easy. 🤷‍♀️. Not so ( for me anyway) ! Got there

Cinfhen Well done 🙌🏻💕 2y
TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 2y
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GirlBehindBooks
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Reading books for uni is so much less fun. The only good thing is that so far I like this play. Have you read or seen ‘A Streetcar Named Desire‘ already?

#currentlyreading #reading #play #requiredreading #university

RaimeyGallant I haven't. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. 2y
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sdbruening
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Tennessee William in an introductory essay

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TsundokuAleax
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This past weekend we closed the show. It was a fascinating one to watch for four weeks. We spent a lot of time discussion and dissecting characters, their actions, and motives. The cast was amazing and brilliant and I am greatful to call many of them my friends. Also this is the final moment of the show.

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TsundokuAleax
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We are going into our third weekend of this timely show. We have had some interesting discussions of this show, the events that occur, character, and the journey that happens. It has been strange how timely this show has become as the run goes on. Totally worth reading the script or seeing a performance. The movie is problematic for a lot of reasons and not the best for accuracy to the script.

DivineDiana Congratulations! Do you have a part? 2y
TsundokuAleax @DivineDiana nope. I work front of house for the theatre. It is nice to see the show multiple times and really get to take it in and dissect what happens. 2y
DivineDiana What an exciting position to have! 🎭 2y
TsundokuAleax @DivineDiana all the fun of a show minus having to memorize everything. 2y
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MiyakoBunny
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😌I mean if Scottie says so then you know it must be true. Seriously though Stanley Kowalski is one of the biggest douchebags of all time & this book had me reminiscing about the novel “The things she left behind” concerning Blanche, but 👍🏼👍🏼 & 🐾way up for this one🙂

Tanzy13 🐱 2y
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TsundokuAleax
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This weekend we opened this beautiful show. The cast is amazing and I am loving how much we have already dissected the characters and their actions. Now to sat goodbye to the Quarter till next weekend.

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Lcsmcat
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Count me among the #listlovers. I have book lists dating back to my high school AP English class (remember purple mimeographed?) to lists of banned books, best books of the 20th century, etc. Somewhere I even have a list my French professor in undergrad put together for me when I finished her class. #fallintobooks @RealLifeReading

Lola I love these!!!! The Radcliffe one is priceless. I wish I had my old AP reading list. I emailed my high school to see if they had a copy of our actual syllabus but the best they could do was the general national AP list of books from my year. Better than nothing but I still wish I had that syllabus! 2y
tpixie That's quite a collection!! 2y
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sarahnicoloff
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Not really a fan of this book, although I did like the writing style and the character portraits. ⭐⭐

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JenReadsAlot
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It was good, but man that ice cream was better!

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zsuzsanna_reads
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Great Kindle daily deals today!

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Decayy
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Nothing exceptional, and I still don't understand it after I watched the film and read this play.

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MariettaSG
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Crazy shit!

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blankpagesofmine
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The one that turned me into a play reading fiend!

#books #reading #plays #astreetcarnameddesire #tennesseewilliams #retro #circa #photo

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braveliteraryworld
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After a scandal and loss of fortune, Blanche seeks refuge with her sister Stella. However, Stella's husband, Stanley, and Blanche take an immediate dislike to each other. Disturbingly subtle at times and painfully open at others, this play teeter totters on a balance that crumbles by the finale. What happens to a woman disgraced when she has no one left?

#tennesseewilliams #play #american #drama #tea #teacups

thebooksatchel The teacup is so pretty 2y
MyBookBath I know I should be commenting on the book but that heart-shaped teacup & saucer is just too adorable! 💗 2y
braveliteraryworld @MyBookBath haha thanks, Jude. It's my mom's. 2y
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Gleefulreader
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I did it! The longest stretch in my life that I've gone without finishing a book, and I finally did it! While I've been reading here and there, this is the first book I've completed since March. I saw the ballet of this last week, and decided I had to read the play, and I'm so glad I did. Absolutely fabulous take of desire and madness, family and betrayal.

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Lcsmcat
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A favorite play whose author illustrates that #LGBTQpride is not a new thing. #riotgrams @Liberty

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LeahBergen
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TrishB Lovely 💗 2y
CoffeeBooksRepeat Love this SOOO much! 2y
Nat_Reads Love it!! And the city lights thing too 😍😍 2y
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CKtheLibrarian
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Why do I forget to read plays? Glad my bff kept mentioning this book and I picked it up while in NOLA! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ephemeralwaltz
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My pick for #hollywood #MayBookFlowers although I have yet to read these...
 @RealLifeReading 😍

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Hobbinol
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#FunFridayPhoto Marlon Brando reading.

katedensen 😍 3y
DivineDiana Don't you want to know the title of the book? Did he bring it with him? Or was he just handed it for the photo shoot? 3y
Hobbinol @DivineDiana Good questions! I guess his position would be difficult to maintain for any real length of time. He must be "acting" like he's reading? 3y
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readinginthedark I've read in that position when the chair was weird and their was no better one to be had. But you're right; it's not super comfortable after a while. 3y
Hobbinol @readinginthedark I think Litsiers read in every position 😉 3y
Suet624 Yummy. 3y
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Nat_Reads
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At the Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter where Faulkner, Capote, Tennessee Williams and scores of other literati spent their time. It's a designated Friends of the Library landmark. The bar is real revolving carousel! 👏👏🙀🙌🎉

Reviewsbylola That's where we stayed seven years ago when my husband and I got married. 😍 3y
Nat_Reads @Reviewsbylola That's awesome!! 3y
LeahBergen Love this hotel! 💗💗💗 3y
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Scithighs One of my favorite places o drink in New Orleans. If you like oysters check out Blnd Pelican in Garden District awesome oyster happy hour! 3y
Nat_Reads @LeahBergen next time I come, I want to stay here or in a haunted hotel 👻 3y
Nat_Reads @Scithighs We did not have time to all the things we wanted to, but I will be going back and will make sure to check out these recommendations! 3y
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