John Weld (1905- ) was a stuntman in Hollywood films (1923-26), a reporter for several newspapers, and a producer of film
documentaries. The collection consists of Weld's manuscripts, notes, correspondence, and ephemera. Manuscripts include
The fable of Mark Pfeiffer, M.D.,
Laughter on high,
Sabbath has no end,
They were my fathers, and
Don't you cry for me.
Weld was born on February 24, 1905 in Birmingham, Alabama; attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1921-22; became a stuntman
in Hollywood films, 1923-26; became a reporter, often from Paris, for several newspapers, including the Paris times and the New York herald; later worked for the Ford Motor Company before becoming a producer of film documentaries; published works include Don't you cry for me (1940), The pardners (1941), Sabbath has no end (1942), Mark Pfeiffer, M.D. (1943), The missionary: a novel of the early Southwest (1981), and the two autobiographical volumes, Young man in Paris (1985) and Fly away home: memoirs of a Hollywood stunt man (1991).
6 boxes (3.0 linear ft.)
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