Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (1901-1962) was a rewrite man and political reporter for the
St. Louis globe-Democrat (1921-23), a movie critic, feature and editorial writer for the
St. Louis post-dispatch (1923-28), and a scenario writer for Fox Films, MGM, and First National Films (1928-30) before becoming a free lance writer
of fiction. In 1955, he became the chief writer of the
Wyatt Earp television series on the ABC network. The collection consists of 184 mimeographed scripts by Brennan for the
Wyatt Earp television show, and four shooting scripts.
Brennan was born on September 23, 1901 in St. Louis, Missouri; attended University of Missouri, 1919-20; became a rewrite
man and political reporter for the St. Louis globe-Democrat (1921-23), movie critic, feature and editorial writer for the St. Louis post-dispatch (1923-28), scenario writer for Fox Films, MGM, and First National Films, 1928-30; then became a free lance writer of fiction,
contributing to Collier's, Saturday evening post, Liberty, Red book, Cosmopolitan, and others; in 1955 became the chief writer of the Wyatt Earp television series on ABC network; publications include: God got one vote (1927), Pie in the sky (1931), Memo to a firing squad (1943), and One of our H-bombs is missing (1955); he died on June 30, 1962.
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
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