The Wisdom of Eve
The Wisdom of Eve is a short story by Mary Orr
Mary Orr
Mary Caswell Orr was an American actress and short story author whose "The Wisdom of Eve," written in 1946, was the basis of the Academy Award-winning film All About Eve...

. The story formed the basis for the Academy Award winning film All About Eve
All About Eve
All About Eve is a 1950 American drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the 1946 short story "The Wisdom of Eve", by Mary Orr.The film stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star...

The nine-page story first appeared in Cosmopolitan
Cosmopolitan (magazine)
Cosmopolitan is an international magazine for women. It was first published in 1886 in the United States as a family magazine, was later transformed into a literary magazine and eventually became a women's magazine in the late 1960s...

in May, 1946. The story was loosely based upon a woman who had been the secretary of Viennese
Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.723 million , and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre...

 actress Elisabeth Bergner
Elisabeth Bergner
Elisabeth Bergner was an actress.She was born Elisabeth Ettel in Drohobycz, Austro-Hungarian Empire ....

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