McEvoy, J. P. (Joseph Patrick), 1895-1958

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J.P. McEvoy (1895-1958) was a "Reader's Digest" roving editor for twenty years. He was a columnist for both the "Chicago Herald Tribune" and the "New York American". He was also a novelist (12 books), short story writer, playwright (10 broadway plays including 3 Ziegfield Follies), critic, cartoonist (responsible for the "Dixie Dugan" comic strip), poet, and author of radio, television, and movie scripts.

Margaret (Santry) McEvoy was J.P. McEvoy's third wife. She was a New York newspaperwoman and photographer and the host of a radio program where she interviewed noted people. After their marriage, the McEvoys worked as a team with Margaret representing news services and doing photographs and articles.

From the description of J.P. McEvoy and Margaret Santry papers, 1898-1982. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 166292009

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associatedWith Fields, Dorothy. person
associatedWith Hemingway, Mary Welsh, 1908- person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Logan, Joshua Lockwood. person
associatedWith Mielziner, Jo, 1901-1976 person
associatedWith Santry, Margaret. person
associatedWith Striebel, John H., 1892-1962. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Adventure stories--Comic books, strips, etc
Journalism--20th century
Playwriting--20th century
Screenwriters--20th century
Drama (American)
Television authorship--20th century
Motion picture authorship--20th century
Women journalists
Radio authorship--20th century


Birth 1895-01-10

Death 1958-08-08





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