The 1941 Broadway play Arsenic and Old Lace was written by Joseph Kesselring.
The 1946 movie adaptation was directed by Frank Capra.
- What colors make up a rainbow? The colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet make up a rainbow.
- When was The Tale of Genji written? Considered the oldest full novel in the world, The Tale of Genji was written in Japan toward the start of the eleventh century.
- Who was referred to in Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all? These lines from Section 27, Stanza 4 of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem In Memoriam lament the loss of Tennyson's close friend Arthur Hallam, who died at twenty-two.
- What was the first American novel? In 1789, The Power of Sympathy by William Hill Brown was published. This first American novel, written by the son of a Boston clockmaker, concerned seduction, incest, rape, and suicide.
- Who did Jo March marry in Little Women (1868-69)? Jo March married an elderly German professor named Mr. Bhaer in Little Women.
- Who wins the silver skates in Hans Brinker? It is not Hans Brinker who wins the silver skates in Hans Brinker, but his sister Gretel, according to the 1865 novel by Mary Mapes Dodge.