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Ben Hecht Residence

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Ben Hecht home

Frederick J. Nachman, 2017

5210 South Kenmore Avenue, Chicago

Dismissed by the Daily News on an obscenity charge after the publication of his 1922 novel Fantazius Mallare, he founded his own short-lived paper, The Chicago Literary Times, which he published while living here. A Chicago Tribute Marker of Distinction has been erected to designate the house’s historical significance.

Dismissed by the Daily News on an obscenity charge after the publication of his 1922 novel Fantazius Mallare, he founded his own short-lived paper, The Chicago Literary Times, which he published while living here. A Chicago Tribute Marker of Distinction has been erected to designate the house’s historical significance.

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