"Shot Actress -- Full Story."

An account by a former watchmaker-jeweler of the death of a neighbor, a former actress with the stage name of Miss Porteus, and of the damaging effect of waves of rumors regarding the woman, her life, and the role of the narrator. In commenting on the public's obsession with scandal and on journalists, the tale reflects Bates's early newspaper work at the Northamptonshire Chronicle. In John O'London's Weekly (July 16, 1937), The Flying Goat (1939), Twenty Tales (1951), Love in a Wych Elm and Other Stories (2009). Reprinted in Short Stories of Our Time (1963), Best Theatre Stories (1968), Methuen Book of Theatrical Short Stories (1992).

ID: 
b122
Title: 
"Shot Actress -- Full Story."
Genre: 
Story
Page Count: 
19
Word Count: 
ca. 3910
Publisher: 
John O'London's Weekly
Year of Publication: 
1937
Topic: 
Journalism
Document Type: 
First-Person Narratives