Jeffrey Bloom in his studio
April 4, 1945 |
New York City
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film director, film producer|
Jeffrey Bloom is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and photographer, currently residing in Studio City, California. His film projects include Flowers in the Attic, Nightmares, Blood Beach and Dogpound Shuffle.
Jeffrey Allen Bloom was born in New York to Sam and Ann Bloom. Ann came from a close-knit Ukrainian Jewish family. Jeffrey's family made several excursions from one coast to the other, finally settling in Los Angeles where Jeffrey attended John Burroughs Junior High. They then moved to the San Fernando Valley where Jeffrey attended San Fernando High School. It was in high school that Jeffrey developed an interest in acting and writing. He studied acting with the famous acting coach Jeff Corey. He began writing and supported himself through a variety of jobs, including a stint operating his own hot dog stand.
Jeffrey had a previous encounter with show business. He was a member of Magicapers, a mid-1950s magic performing group in the art of sleight-of-hand and stage magic. One highlight was a performance at the International Guild of Prestidigiters (IGP) convention in West Hollywood, circa 1955. Another important event was his adaptation with his cousin Stewart of Houdini's trick, "transformation," in which Houdini locks himself into a steamer trunk. When the trunk is opened, Houdini has been replaced by a lovely girl. In Magicaper's performance at John Burroughs, the school librarian was locked in the trunk, and out emerged Tony Curtis, whose younger brother was a student at the school.
Jeffrey pursued writing more and more, and finally his efforts were rewarded by having screen plays accepted, and developing a strong career as a re-write man. Bloom in later years went on to pursue professional photography and fine furniture making.
|1991||Columbo: Death Hits the Jackpot (TV)||Yes|
|1991||Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor (TV)||Yes|
|1990||Columbo: Columbo Goes to College (TV)||Yes|
|1990||Columbo: Pilot, Agenda for Murder (TV)||Yes|
|1991||Veronica Clare (TV)||Yes||Yes|
|1987||Flowers in the Attic||Yes||Yes|
|1986||Brotherhood of Justice (TV)||Yes|
|1983||Through Naked Eyes (TV)||Yes|
|1982||Prime Suspect (TV)||Yes|
|1981||Darkroom: Pilot, Catnip (TV)||Yes|
|1980||Swan Song (TV)||Yes|
|1977||The Stick-Up ...aka Mud||Yes||Yes|
|1976||Swashbuckler ...aka Scarlet Buccaneer||Yes|
|1975||Dogpound Shuffle ...aka Spot||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1974||11 Harrowhouse ...aka Anything for Love (USA: TV title), ...aka Eleven Harrowhouse, ...aka Fast Fortune||Yes|
|1972||Snow Job ...aka The Great Ski Caper (USA: TV title) ...aka The Ski Raiders||Yes|