King, Alexander, 1900-1965Alternative names
Author, illustrator, and storyteller; b. Alexander Koenig (or Konig) in Vienna, Austria; immigrated to New York, N.Y., ca. 1913.
From the description of Papers, 1953-1987 (bulk 1958-1965). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28424340
Author, illustrator, and storyteller. Born Alexander Koenig (or Konig), Vienna, Austria; immigrated to New York, N.Y., ca. 1913.
From the description of Papers of Alexander King, 1953-1987 (bulk 1958-1965). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71072036
Born Alexander Koenig (or Konig), Vienna, Austria
Immigrated with parents to New York, N.Y.
Illustrator, New York Sunday World magazine section Married Nettie [?] (divorced 19[?])
Illustrated:C. J. Bulliet's Venus Castina: Impersonators, Celestial and Human. New York: Covici, FriedeJoseph Moncure March's The Set Up. New York: Covici, FriedeEugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones. New York: Boni & LiverightFrançois Villon's The Complete Works of François Villon. New York: Covici, Friede Published:The Gospel of the Goat, 30 lithographs. n.p.An Interpretation, a Credo and Ten Drawings. n.p.
Illustrated:Claude Farrère's Black Opium. New York: N. L. BrownEugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape. New York: Horace LiverightFrançois Rabelais's All the Extant Works of François Rabelais. New York: Covici, FriedeWilliam B. Seabrook's The Magic Island. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co.Tobias George Smollett's The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle. New York: John Day Co.Jonathan Swift's The Travels of Lemuel Gulliver. New York: Limited Editions Club
Illustrated:Gustave Flaubert's Salammbô; a Story of Ancient Carthage. New York: Modern LibraryAnatole France's At the Sign of the Queen Pédanque. New York: Illustrated Editions Co.Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie. New York: Horace LiverightOvid's The Love Books of Ovid. Paterson, N.J.: Alexander Hamilton PressHickman Powell's The Last Paradise. New York: Cape and Smith
Illustrated:Giovanni Boccaccio's Most Pleasant and Delectable Questions of Love. New York: Illustrated Editions Co.Daniel Defoe's The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders. New York: Hogarth PressHendrik De Leeuw's Crossroads of the Java Sea. New York: J. Cape & H. SmithHenry Fielding's Tom Jones--The History of a Foundling. New York: Limited Editions ClubCharles Fort's Lo. n.p. Art consultant, Linweave Paper Association's limited edition broadside collection (King did most of the illustrations under various pseudonyms).
Illustrated:Petronius Arbiter's The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter in the Translation Attributed to Oscar Wilde. New York: Hogarth PressCharles Dickens's The Bloomsbury Christening. West Springfield, Mass.: J. H. Bordeaux Co.
1932- 1933: Editor-in-chief, Americana magazine
Illustrated Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. 3 vols. New York: Limited Editions Club
circa 1933- 1936: Married Annis Grover (divorced 19[?]) Assistant to Frank Crowninshield, Vanity Fair magazine
Published Peace is Hell, 10 lithographs. n.p.
1937- 1940: Associate editor, Life magazine
Investigated for Life magazine the massacre of Haitians by Dominican army
Collaborated with Clare Boothe Luce on her play Margin For Error: A Satirical Melodrama. New York: Random House
1940- 1941: Managing editor, Stage magazine
Collaborated with Chester Erskin on the play Portrait of a Lady
Married Marjorie Belle, later known as Marge Champion (divorced 19[?])
Became addicted to morphine while being treated for a kidney ailment
Arrested on drug charges and sentenced to the federal narcotics hospital in Lexington, Ky.
Married Margie Lou Swett, singer and actress
Arrested and returned to Lexington, Ky., for violation of probation and drug abuse treatment
Exhibited thirteen paintings at the Chase Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Published Mine Enemy Grows Older. New York: Simon and Schuster Published Alex in Wonderland; Six Paintings with Commentary. New York: Shorewood Press Recorded phonograph album "Alexander King Reads from His Bestseller and Other Stories"
1959, Jan. 2:
First guest appearance on Jack Paar's television show
Featured with his wife, Margie, in his own television show "Alex in Wonderland" (New York City's Channel 13)
Translated and illustrated Alexander King Presents Peter Altenberg's Evocations of Love. New York: Simon and Schuster Published May This House Be Safe from Tigers. New York: Simon and Schuster Recorded two phonograph albums: "Love and Hisses" and "Comedy Concert" (excerpts from "Love and Hisses")
Published I Should Have Kissed Her More. New York: Simon and Schuster
Published The Great Ker-plunk. New York: Simon and Schuster (a children's story illustrated by his son, Robin; first published as a short story in 1961 by McCall's magazine)
Published Is There a Life After Birth? New York: Simon and Schuster
Published Rosa Krawatten: Das Seltsome und Abenteuerliche Leben des Alexander. Wien: P. Zsolnay (German translation of exerpts from Mine Enemy Grows Older)
Published Rich Man, Poor Man, Freud and Fruit--Advice to Amorous Ladies. New York: Simon and Schuster Published posthumously Memoirs of a Certain Mouse. New York: McGraw-Hill
1965, Nov. 16:
Died, New York, N.Y.
From the guide to the Alexander King Papers, 1953-1987, (bulk 1953-1987), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
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|Discrimination in housing--Connecticut|
|Hemodialysis facilities--United States|
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