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Horton Foote

The playwright recalled his time at the Albert:

When I went back to New York City in early winter I took a room at the Albert Hotel in the Village near Valerie Bettis and Bernardo Segall. They were married then and I was working on a play I called In My Beginning, which Valerie wanted to do. I spent almost every evening with them, talking about theater and dance on and on until late at night. I met many interesting people at their apartment.