Film


Sunday October 6, 2013: 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

REMEMBERING EDGAR ALLAN POE: Malcolm Hossick’s Famous Authors: Edgar Allan Poe (2005-30 min.) plus Harry Lachman’s The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942-67 min.). Edgar Allan Poe led an unhappy childhood, broken only by the unceasing devotion of his foster mother, Mrs. Frances Allan. Allan’s ministrations gave him the courage to carry out his desire to write. Poe’s first love, Elmira Royster, married another while he was at the University of Virginia, but he could never purge his thoughts of her. After a discouraging period, during which he was disowned by his foster father and lost his appointment to West Point, he found the love that tamed his restless heart with Virginia Clemm. After he and Virginia married, Poe did his greatest creative work, writing for the Southern Literary Messenger and Graham’s Magazine. Upon Clemm’s passing, and until the end of his own life, Poe would find love again with Elmira Royster. 2 p.m.