Thompson, Jim, 1906-1977

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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

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Thompson, Jim, 1906-1977. Papers, 1955-1958. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Hill, Walter, 1942-. The getaway : screenplay / by Walter Hill. Texas State University-San Marcos, Albert B. Alkek Library
creatorOf Westlake, Donald E. The grifters : screenplay, 1989, July - August. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Jim Thompson Papers, 1955-1958 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Hill, Walter, 1942-. The getaway : [screenplay / Walter Hill ; based on the novel by Jim Thompson]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Hill, Walter, 1942-. The getaway : [screenplay] / writer-director W. Hill ; based on the novel by Jim Thompson. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Miller Nichols Library; Health Sciences Library; Dental Library
creatorOf Westlake, Donald E. The grifters : screenplay / by Donald E. Westlake ; based on the novel by Jim Thompson. Broken Bow Public Library
creatorOf Kubrick, Stanley. Paths of glory : mimeograph copy of typescript, [1957]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Westlake, Donald E. person
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Novelists, American--20th century--Archival resources
Crime--Fiction--Archival resources
Detective and mystery stories--Archival resources
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Novelists, American--20th century--Archival resources
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Birth 1906-09-27

Death 1977-04-07

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