McCoy, Horace, 1897-1955

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Horace McCoy was born April 14, 1897 in Pegram, TN; worked for Dallas Journal and Dallas Dispatch in 1920s; his hard-boiled detective fiction appeared in Black Mask magazine; arrived in Hollywood to pursue acting career in 1931; sold screenplay, The luxury girl, in 1933; his first and most notable novel was They shoot horses, don't they?(1935); during the next twenty years, he wrote scripts for several Hollywood studios and produced five additional novels; died Dec. 15, 1955.

From the description of Papers, 1920-1956. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38060718

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Horace McCoy was born April 14, 1897 in Pegram, Tennessee; worked for Dallas Journal and Dallas Dispatch in 1920s; his hard-boiled detective fiction appeared in Black Mask magazine; arrived in Hollywood to pursue acting career in 1931; sold screenplay, The Luxury Girl, in 1933; his first and most notable novel was They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1935); during the next twenty years, he wrote scripts for several Hollywood studios and produced five additional novels; died December 15, 1955.

From the guide to the Horace McCoy Papers, 1920-1956, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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creatorOf Pollack, Sydney, 1934-2008. On achève bien les chevaux / Sydney Pollack, réal. ; Horace McCoy, aut. adapté ; James Poe, Robert E. Thompson, scénario ; John Green, comp. ; Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Pollack, Sydney, 1934-2008. On achève bien les chevaux / Sydney Pollack, réal. ; Horace McCoy, aut. adapté ; James Poe, Robert E. Thompson, scénario ; John Green, comp. ; Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf McCoy, Horace, 1897-1955. Night key, 1936 Aug. 11 / original story by William Pierce ; screenplay by Horace McCoy. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf McCoy, Horace, 1897-1955. Papers, 1920-1956. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Herman, Ray. They shoot horses, don't they? [manuscript] / by Ray Herman from the novel by Horace McCoy. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Albee, George Sumner, 1905-1964. Collection of letters to Kyle Crichton from leftist activists, screenwriters, novelists, literary critics, fans, etc., [1927]-1960. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960. The great Louisiana lottery : typescript, 1955 Dec. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888. Collection of books from the library of William Faulkner. Part II. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Horace McCoy Papers, 1920-1956 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
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associatedWith Herman, Ray. person
associatedWith Karloff, Boris, 1887-1969. person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960. person
associatedWith Pierce, William. person
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American fiction--20th century--Archival resources
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Birth 1897-04-14

Death 1955-12-16

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