Monday, October 07, 2013

When Faulkner Went to Hollywood

A cache of screenplays by novelist William Faulkner is being offered by Bonham's - Los Angeles.

From a piece in Booktryst...

In July of 1936 Faulkner, his wife Estelle, and daughter Jill traveled from Mississippi to California for another swipe at the lucrative work of screenwriting, this time for Twentieth Century-Fox Studios. He was assigned to adapt The Last Slaver, based on a novel set on board a slave ship in 1845. The film would be released in 1937 as Slave Ship, starring Warner Baxter, Wallace Beery and Mickey Rooney; Faulkner received story credit for the film.

No comments: