Monday, November 28, 2016

some Wilma Shore fiction (and drama) online:

The following links are to facsimile PDFs of stories and articles I've found so far, without need of a JSTOR, ProQuest or other membership, which latter will allow much greater access to a variety of her other stories and noted in my earlier post on Shore, one can read a handful of short stories and  a "casual" essay if you have a New Yorker subscription.

"Goodbye Amanda Jean"
from Galaxy, July 1970

"Go and Catch a Falling Star"*
from Good Housekeeping, August 1949

"The Story of Dorothy Anstable"
from The New Masses, 15 July 1947

"I Can Get Along Fine"*
magazine title: "I'll Get Along Fine"
from Good Housekeeping, January 1946

"Some Day I Have to Buy a Hat" 
from Good Housekeeping, November 1942

from The New Masses, 13 May 1941

*included in the collection Women Should Be Allowed (E. P. Dutton, 1965), Shore's only volume of short stories published so far, and as far as I can tell one of only two books with her 1976 children's picture book Who in the Zoo?...though she helped produce The California Quarterly at the turn of the 1950s as well...

radio playlet:
"Something's Going to Happen to Henry"
by Wilma Shore and Louis Solomon
for The Orson Welles Almanac, 1 December 1941 episode, with Janet Gaynor, Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Glenn Anders.
paired in the episode below with "Wilbur Brown, Habitat: Brooklyn," by Arthur Stander,  with Orson Welles, Ray Collins, Glenn Anders

The radio episode archived here.

amusing that feminist writer Shore has her only Galaxy story in the same issue as the first part of one of Heinlein's, shall we put it, more controversial (and Not Greatest) novels...

"What Happened to the Slicks?" (on the improvement in slick-magazine fiction during World War II), The New Masses, 12 September 1944
"Young America Paints" (a review of a show of children's paintings at the NYC Museum of Natural History) The New Masses, 14 May 1940

JWA: Jewish Women's Archive
FictionMags Index

The recently late Robert Vaughn cited her in his blacklist history/PhD dissertation, Only Victims.


noirencyclopedia said...

Many thanks! "Decision" is, alas, incomplete.

Todd Mason said...

I haven't read through that one yet...I've mostly seen THE NEW MASSES material today for the first time...but did you scroll down as you meant to move from page to page? I See all three pages with not obvious missing text.

noirencyclopedia said...

It ends at the bottom of (the magazine's) page 12 with "At around quarter to five, when she was"; page 13 sees the start of a news article. I hunted around for a continuation, but . . .

noirencyclopedia said...

Aaargh! I'm being stupid (no change there, then). Because of the cartoon, I didn't see the half-columns to the right.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

First time I heard of Wilma Shore. Thanks for the links to her stories and essays, Todd.

Todd Mason said...

Alas, you won't be alone in this,'re quite welcome.