I’ve had the opportunity to play non-fictional characters three times in film: Lenore Kandel (poet), Genya Ravan (rock musician), and Vera Atkins (spymistress). In the 1966, Lenore’s book of poetry was impounded (censored) on the grounds that it "excited lewd thoughts”. She had written about sex from a woman’s perspective.
The book’s censorship led to one of San Francisco's longest-running court cases. In 1974, finally a federal court overturned the prosecution.
Here are a few photos of my fictional Lenore alongside the real-life, impressive Lenore.