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Michael Arlen (1895-1956), Novelist

Sitter in 15 portraits
Novelist of Armenian descent; published his first novel, The London Venture (1922) with the help of Sir Edmund Gosse; his bestseller, The Green Hat (1924), the story of a Mayfair femme fatale, made him a millionaire; further novels and collections of short stories included These Charming People (1925), Lily Christine (1929), Hell! said the Duchess (1934) and Flying Dutchman (1939).