Terry Baum's play about Eleanor's lover, Hick
"I ache to hold you close." -Eleanor Roosevelt in a letter Lorena Hickock
Lorena Hickock was the AP jounalist who suggested that the press follow President Roosevelt's wife, Eleanor. So she ended up covering Eleanor and they fell in love. Evidence of this affair survives in 2336 letters that Eleanor wrote to Hick archived at the FDR library. Terry Baum weaves excerpts from the letters with a part of an earlier play about the affair written by Pat Bond.
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