Hobson, Laura Z. (Laura Zametkin), 1900-1986

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Laura Keane Zametkin Hobson, author and publicist, was an advertising copywriter, 1922-1930; a reporter for several New York papers, 1926-1927.

She was married to Thayer Hobson, publisher and author, from 1930 to 1935; in 1932 she began to publish short stories and novelettes; between 1932 and 1935 she did advertising for the B. Altman store; Director of Promotion at Time, Inc., 1935-1940. In 1940 she began to write novels, with "The Trespassers" (1943). Her second novel, "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), became a worldwide success, and she continued as a novelist the rest of her life. She wrote screenplays 1943-1944; was a newspaper columnist, 1953-1954; returned to Time-Life, 1955-1963; began to write magazine columns in 1955; and was an active member of the Writers War Board, Americans for Democratic Action, The Authors League, and other professional organizations.

From the description of Laura Keane Zametkin Hobson papers, 1930-1986. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 496102401

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creatorOf Hobson, Laura Keane Zametkin. Laura Keane Zametkin Hobson papers, 1930-1986. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hobson, Laura Keane Zametkin. Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1948. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Stein and Day Publishers. Records, 1963-1988. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Brickell, Herschel, 1889-1952. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1902-1934. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Jo Mielziner papers, 1903-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Swanberg, W. A., 1907-. W. A. Swanberg Papers, ca.1927-1992. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Martin B. Duberman papers, 1917-1992 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Stein and Day Publisher Records, 1963-1988 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Max Lerner papers, 1927-1998 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. Max Lerner papers, 1927-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
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associatedWith Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981. person
associatedWith Duberman, Martin B person
associatedWith Hart, Moss, 1904-1961. person
associatedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978. person
associatedWith Jones, Ernest, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902- person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. person
associatedWith Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987. person
associatedWith Luce, Henry. person
associatedWith Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith Mielziner, Jo, 1901-1976 person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Stein and Day Publishers. corporateBody
associatedWith Swanberg, W. A., 1907- person
associatedWith Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961. person
associatedWith Time-Life Books. corporateBody
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Birth 1900-06-19

Death 1986-02-28

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