Bloch, Robert, 1917-1994

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Robert Bloch was best known as the author of "Psycho." He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1917. He attended schools in Maywood, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as a free lance writer from 1934-1942. He then spent 11 years as a copywriter for a Milwaukee advertising agency before returning to freelance writing in 1953. He wrote primarily fantasy and suspense fiction. Bloch's most famous book was "Psycho," but he wrote other books including "Straitjacket," "The Psychopath," "Out of the Mouths of Graves," and "Psycho II." His work also included hundreds of short stories which were published in numerous pulp magazines including "Amazing Stories" and "Weird Tales." Bloch also wrote scripts for television programs including "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Thriller," and "Star Trek." In addition, he wrote several screenplays including "The House That Dripped Blood," "The Psychopath," and "The Skull." Bloch died in 1994.

From the description of Robert Bloch papers, 1855-1994 (bulk 1962-1994) (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 191871834

From the guide to the Robert Bloch papers, 1855-1994 (bulk 1962-1994), (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

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creatorOf Carter, Lin. Letters 1956-1978. Indiana University
creatorOf Didion, Joan. The Todd dossier : revised third draft screenplay, 1969 Sept. 25 / by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne ; from the story by Collier Young [i.e. Robert Bloch], Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Wandrei, Donald, 1908-. Donald Wandrei and family papers, 1862-1988 (bulk 1927-1988). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Bloch, Robert, 1917-1994. Letters to Sprague Vonier, 1964-1994. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Donald A. Wollheim papers, 1933-2007 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Stefano, Joseph. Psycho : release dialogue script, 1960 May 6. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Vonier, Sprague. Papers, 1940-1975, 1992. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Howard P. Lovecraft collection, Lovecraft (Howard P.) collection, 1894-1971 John Hay Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Robert Bloch papers, 1855-1994 (bulk 1962-1994) University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Stefano, Joseph. Paramount Pictures presents Psycho : an Alfred Hitchcock production / directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock ; screenplay, Joseph Stefano. University of Wisconsin-Stout, University Library; Stout Library; Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning Center
creatorOf Avallone, Michael. Letters, 1962-1984. Indiana University
referencedIn Gauer, Harold. Papers, 1935-1959. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Harold Lee Prosser papers, 1943-2009 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Harry Altshuler papers, 1944-1994 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Prosser, Harold Lee, 1944-. Harold Lee Prosser papers, 1943-2009. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Bloch, Robert, 1917-1994. Robert Bloch papers, 1953-1984. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
creatorOf Kay, Roger. Caligari, 1961 Nov. 24. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Bloch, Robert, 1917-1994. Letter to Kurt Singer. Los Angeles, CA. 1969 Nov. 6. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Wagner, Karl Edward. Karl Edward Wagner papers, ca. 1970-1994. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Mysterious Press. Mysterious Press collection, ca. 1976-1992 Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Bloch, Robert, 1917-1994. Robert Bloch papers, 1855-1994 (bulk 1962-1994) University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Will Jenkins (Murray Leinster) Papers, 1915-1968 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Pulp Science Fiction and Detective Fiction Periodical Collection, 1940-1983 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Bloch, Robert, 1917-1994. Wolf in the fold / written by Robert Bloch. Indiana State University, Cunningham Memorial Library
referencedIn Ciardi, John, 1916-1986. Letters, 1952-1955, to J. Vernon Shea, Jr. University of Michigan
referencedIn Karl Edward Wagner papers, Wagner (Karl Edward) Papers, circa 1968-1994 John Hay Library, Special Collections
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associatedWith Altshuler, Harry, c. 1913-1990 person
associatedWith Avallone, Michael. person
associatedWith Bradbury, Ray, 1920- person
associatedWith Carter, Lin. person
associatedWith Ciardi, John, 1916-1986. person
associatedWith Didion, Joan. person
associatedWith Ellison, Harlan. person
associatedWith Farmer, Phillip Jose. person
associatedWith Gauer, Harold. person
associatedWith Jenkins, Will, 1896-1975 person
associatedWith Kay, Roger. person
associatedWith Lovecraft, H. P., 1890-1937. person
associatedWith Mysterious Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Prosser, Harold Lee, 1944- person
associatedWith Roddenberry, Gene. person
associatedWith Shea, Vernon. person
associatedWith Singer, Kurt D., 1911-, person
associatedWith Sprague Vonier. person
associatedWith Stefano, Joseph. person
associatedWith Vonier, Sprague. person
associatedWith Wagner, Karl Edward person
associatedWith Wagner, Karl Edward. person
associatedWith Walker, Bruce. person
associatedWith Wandrei, Donald, 1908-. person
associatedWith Wollheim, Donald A. person
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Science fiction, American
Psychopath films and programs
Authors--20th century
Fantasy fiction
Psycho (Motion picture)
Horror tales
Science fiction--Authorship
Television scripts
Science fiction
Screenwriters--United States--20th century
Screenwriters--20th century
Feature films
Authors--United States--20th century
Science fiction--History and criticism
Horror
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Birth 1917-04-05

Death 1994-09-23

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