Elliot Paul (1891-1958) was a journalist for European editions of American newspapers, co-founded the literary review,
Transition (1927) in Paris, and a screenwriter. The collection consists of screenplays and proof sheets of books by Paul including
Conspiracy in jazz,
Long live everybody,
Singing in the wilderness,
I'll hate myself in the morning,
Summer in December, and
With a Hays nonny nonny (by Elliot Paul and Luis Quintanilla).
Paul was born on February 11, 1891 in Malden, Massachusetts; attended University. of Maine, 1908-9; became statehouse correspondent
in Boston; fought in World War I; quit job as journalist to write a novel; moved to Paris in the summer of 1923, working for
the European edition of the Chicago tribune; co-founded the literary review, Transition, in 1927 in Paris; worked for European edition of the New York herald tribune; spent five years in Spain before returning to Paris after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War; returned to the U.S. at
the beginning of World War II; became a screenwriter in Hollywood; published works include: The life and death of a Spanish town (1937), The stars and stripes forever (1939), The last time I saw Paris (1942), and Springtime in Paris (1950); he died on April 7, 1958 in Providence, Rhode Island.
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