Bellem (1902-1968) was born in Philadelphia. He worked as a journalist for 15 years in Philadelphia, Miami, Albuquerque and
California. Bellem sold his first detective story to
Argosy in 1925. He began writing for
Spicy Detective Stories in 1934. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Anthony Gordon, Franklin Charles, John Grange, and John A. Saxon. Bellem later
wrote television screenplays. The collection consists of short stories, novels, movie scenarios, radio scripts, and television
plays written by Bellem.
Bellem was born in Philadelphia in 1902; worked as a journalist for 15 years in Philadelphia, Miami, Albuquerque, and Pasadena,
California; sold first detective story to
Argosy in 1925; while in Pasadena, was a radio announcer for KPSN, a movie extra for Universal, and also worked on the advertising
staff of the
Pasadena Star-News; met publisher Frank Armer, 1933, and began writing for his
Spicy Detective Stories the following year; by 1936 Bellem was writing and selling over a million words annually; also wrote under the pseudonyms
Anthony Gordon, Franklin Charles, John Grange, and John A. Saxon; later wrote television screenplays; died in 1968.
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