Phil Andros

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Samuel Morris Steward (July 23, 1909 – December 31, 1993), also known by the pen name Phil Andros, was a novelist and tattoo artist later based in Oakland, California.

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He was born in Woodsfield, Ohio and began attending Ohio State University in Columbus in 1927. He began teaching English at OSU as a university fellow in 1932 during the final year of his PhD and was given his first post as a university professor in 1934 at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. In 1936 he was dismissed from a position at the State College of Washington due to the portrayal of prostitution in his novel Angels on the Bough. He moved to Chicago, teaching at Loyola until 1946 and then at DePaul University.

In 1932 he was taking college courses from Clarence Andrews, who had written a book which was the vehicle for Maurice Chevalier's first American movie Innocents of Paris (1929). Mr. Andrews spent half the year in Paris, where he visited Gertrude Stein many times and then returned to teaching for six months in the U.S, where he told Steward about her. After Andrews died suddenly in 1932, Steward wrote to tell her of his death, and began a long correspondence and friendship with Stein. He visited Paris in...
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