Louis Pollock was a writer for motion picture, television, and radio programs, in addition to authoring a number of short
stories and articles. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Joe Madison and Louis Benart. The collection consists of script and
story files, articles written for magazine publications, and a small amount of correspondence and advertising materials.
Louis Pollock was born in Liverpool, England on February 16, 1904. In 1916 Pollock's family moved to the United States, where
he finished high school and went on to pursue a career in writing. In 1925 Pollock began his career working as a reporter
and re-write man on the staff of the Chicago City News Bureau, the American Weekly, and the Chicago Herald and Examiner. Throughout
the 1930s Pollock worked in public relations, and publicized various theatrical ventures, before acquiring the position of
Manager of Advertising and Publicity with Universal Studios in 1937. During his association with Universal, Pollock helped
publicize actors such as Deanna Durbin and the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, in addition to arranging special promotions
to advertise Universal's films. In 1943, he became the director of advertising and publicity for United Artists; however,
he resigned the following year to devote all of his time to his writing career.
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