George Davis began his career as a writer, publishing his only novel, The opening of a door, in 1931 while living in Paris. He returned to the U.S. shortly thereafter and began working as a fiction editor for various magazines, notably Harper's Bazaar and Mademoiselle, and exerted substantial influence on American taste and popular literary culture, "discovering" such writers as Truman Capote and Carson McCullers. During the 1940's, he and Gypsy Rose Lee established an artists' commune of sorts at 7 Middagh Street in Brooklyn. He married Lotte Lenya in 1951 and worked until the end of his life to promote her singing and acting career along with the music of her first husband, Kurt Weill. Davis is also notable for his wide circle of friends, which included numerous important European and American artists, writers, and composers.
From the description of Papers, 1929-1974 (bulk, 1935-1950). (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 86164809