The Storied Life of Millie Benson

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The Storied Life of Millie Benson recounts the inspiring life story of author, reporter and adventurer Mildred Wirt Benson, who was better known as Carolyn Keene. The ghostwriter of the first 23 Nancy Drew mysteries was responsible for developing the famous young character as an independent, bold and risk-taking female sleuth.

The film features contemporary video, archival films and photographs, interviews, and commentary by literary experts and family members who knew her best. The Storied Life of Millie Benson is an inspirational story for viewers of all ages, providing an "insider's view" on how serial children’s books of the 1920s through the 1950s were conceived, created and marketed.

The Storied Life of Millie Benson

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