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Bennett (Raphael F.) The shelter of the cloth
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Typescript draft of an unpublished novel set in Mexico around 1871. The narrative is primarily a tragic drama with political intrigue, religious turmoil, class conflict, and sexual content, but also describes the clashes between liberal reformers and the Catholic Church in Mexico City and the surrounding countryside.
Raphael Fabian Bennett was born March 21, 1895 in Portland Oregon. He spent his youth in San Francisco, became an actor, and moved to Los Angeles. His mother was a drama critic and writer, and her work kept him closely connected with members of the acting profession. He began his career as a stunt man and then moved into Westerns, working in a total of 83 films. He was most famous for his role as a crooked lawyer in "Heaven Only Knows" and as Johnson in "Canyon City." He later worked as a director and producer. He died at the age of 62 of a heart attack.
0.5 Linear Feet 1 box, 395 leaves : paper ; 28 x 22.5 cm.
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