Thompson, Jim, 1906-1977

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Birth 1906-09-27
Death 1977-04-07
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

James Myers Thompson was born in Anadarko, OK, in 1906; BA, Univ. of Nebraska; married wife, Alberta, in 1931; associated with the Federal Writers Project in the 1930s; journalist, New York Daily News and Los Angeles Times Mirror; best known for his mystery and suspense paperback books, he wrote 34 novels, including The killer inside me (1953), After dark, my sweet (1955), The getaway (1959), The grifters (1963), and Pop. 1280 (1964); also wrote screenplays, teaming with Stanley Kubrick on The killing (1956) and Paths of glory (1957); several of Thompson's novels were adapted for film, including The getaway (1972), The killer inside me (1976), After dark, my sweet (1990), The kill-off (1990), and The grifters (1990); died April 7, 1977.

From the description of Papers, 1955-1958. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38273298

Biography

James Myers Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in 1906; BA, University of Nebraska; married wife, Alberta, in 1931; associated with the Federal Writers Project in the 1930s; journalist, New York Daily News and Los Angeles Times Mirror ; best known for his mystery and suspense paperback books, he wrote 34 novels, including The killer inside me (1953), After dark, my sweet (1955), The getaway (1959), The grifters (1963), and Pop. 1280 (1964); also wrote screenplays, teaming with Stanley Kubrick on The killing (1956) and Paths of glory (1957); several of Thompson's novels were adapted for film, including The getaway (1972), The killer inside me (1976), After dark, my sweet (1990), The kill-off (1990), and The grifters (1990); died April 7, 1977.

From the guide to the Jim Thompson Papers, 1955-1958, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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  • Novelists, American--20th century--Archival resources
  • Crime--Fiction--Archival resources
  • Detective and mystery stories--Archival resources

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