Literary History

Hotel Monteleone, a historic New Orleans hotel, has long been a favorite haunt of distinguished Southern authors. Many of them immortalized the Grand Dame of the French Quarter in their works.
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Ernest Hemingway always made 214 Royal Street his address while visiting the Crescent City.

Ernest Hemingway is one of my favorite writers. His writing style was simple, but its undertones—powerful. His characters—memorable, and his settings were depicted in remarkable imagery. His zest and passion for life were depicted throughout his writing.

The Tennessee Williams Festival pays tribute to the legendary Tennessee Williams and is headquartered at Hotel Monteleone.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

Tennessee Williams first visited Hotel Monteleone as a young child and always claimed it was his favorite hotel.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

Tennessee Williams, 1955 Drama) Prize Works: A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Eudora Welty immortalized Hotel Monteleone's famous Carousel Piano Bar and Lounge in her short story, The Purple Hat.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

Eudora Welty Foundation - would love to have a nice talk with Eudora Welty. such an interesting writer.

Truman Capote was known for telling interviewers he was born at the Hotel Monteleone.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

William Faulkner mentions in his biography, written by Joseph Blotner, that the Monteleone was his favorite hotel.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

William Faulkner works on a screenplay on a balcony, Hollywood, early Photo: Alfred Eriss/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Words and Music, a festival of Faulkner, is headquartered at the Hotel Monteleone annually in the late fall.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

William Faulkner reading The Silver Treasury of Light Verse. Photo via Word Painting.

Ernest Hemingway memorialized Hotel Monteleone in his short story, "Night Before Battle" which takes place during the Spanish Civil War.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, E. Hemingway The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway We know you’ve read all of Papa’s.

Rebecca Wells, a Louisiana native, featured Hotel Monteleone in her novel Little Altars Everywhere.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

Rebecca Wells~author of Little Altars Everywhere, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Ya-Yas' In Bloom and The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder.From Louisiana.

The Rose Tattoo play included Hotel Monteleone due to Tennessee Williams love for the hotel.

The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards salute excellence in Broadway theatre. Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.


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