Wagner, Rob, 1872-1942

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Epithet: editor of 'Script'

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001305.0x0003ae

Robert Leicester Wagner was born on Aug. 2, 1872 in Detroit, MI; attended Univ. of MI and studied art at the Académie Julian (1903) in Paris; became an illustrator for the Detroit free press, Criterion (NY), and the Encyclopedia Britannica (London); also painted portraits; wrote for the Saturday evening post, Collier's, and other magazines; moved to Southern CA, where he directed films for Paramount and the Hal Roach studios, and made six films with Will Rogers; published Rob Wagner's Script beginning in 1929; published books include Film folk (1918) and Tessie moves along (c1928); he died on July 20, 1942.

From the description of Papers, 1925-1942. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40300010

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Robert Leicester Wagner was born on August 2, 1872 in Detroit, Michigan; attended University of Michigan and studied art at the Académie Julian (1903) in Paris; became an illustrator for the Detroit free press, Criterion (New York), and the Encyclopedia Britannica (London); also painted portraits; wrote for the Saturday evening post, Collier's, and other magazines; moved to Southern California, where he directed films for Paramount and the Hal Roach studios, and made six films with Will Rogers; published Rob Wagner's Script beginning in 1929; published books include Film folk (1918) and Tessie moves along (c. 1928); he died on July 20, 1942.

From the guide to the Rob Wagner papers, 1925-1942, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Field, Ben (Benjamin), b. 1868. person
associatedWith Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California, Southern
Subject
Publishers and publishing--Archival resources
Occupation
Publishers and publishing--California, Southern--Archival resources
Editors
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Birth 1872-08-02

Death 1942-07-20

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