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Attic > Hardboiled in Hollywood

by David Wilt

Five Black Mask Writers and The Movies

This book covers the film careers of Horace McCoy, Eric Taylor, Dwight V. Babcock, Peter Ruric and John K. Butler. With more than 200 feature film credits, this group of Black Mask writers left their mark on Hollywood. From The Phantom of the Opera to Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome, from Big Jim McLain to Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen, the Black Mask contigent applied their pulp writing expertise to the movies. Working for nearly every studio, from the largest--MGM--to the smallest--Monogram--they wrote mysteries, horror films, wartime propaganda, even comedies, but remained faithful to their literary origins.

Hardboiled in Hollywood is one of the first in-depth studies of screenwriter's craft; each writers' work--both print and film--is covered in detail, providing a wealth of information about writing for the movies during Hollywood's "Golden Age."

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Format: Hardback
190 Pages

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