“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Sally Benson

Born September 3, 1897

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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Sally Benson Marker
Inscription.  Sally Benson was born and raised in her house at 5135 Kensington Avenue in St. Louis before her family moved to New York. Benson wrote nearly 100 short stories for "The New Yorker," including a series titled "5135 Kensington" about the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Benson adapted those stories into her 1942 novel "Meet Me in St. Louis," which was later immortalized in the 1944 film starring Judy Garland. Benson's own screenwriting includes "Shadow of a Doubt," "Viva Las Vegas" and "Anna and the King of Siam," which earned her an Oscar nomination. Sally Benson retained a lifelong fondness for St. Louis, her native city that inspired her most famous work.
Erected by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Walk of Fame series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 38° 39.345′ N, 90° 18.117′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker
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is at the intersection of Delmar Boulevard and Limit Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Delmar Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6261 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ridley Pearson (here, next to this marker); Cool Papa Bell (a few steps from this marker); Gerald Early (a few steps from this marker); From Humble Beginnings, a World Class Street Is Born! (a few steps from this marker); Robert McFerrin, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Doris Roberts (a few steps from this marker); Visit The Loop! (within shouting distance of this marker); William "Bill" Clay (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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