Blossom Elfman

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Clare "Blossom" Elfman (née Bernstein; November 4, 1925 – April 10, 2017[1]) was an American novelist.

She was married to Milton Elfman (1915-2001), for 53 years until his death in 2001.[2] Milton was an elementary school teacher and he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. The couple had two children together: writer, director and publisher Richard Elfman, and musician and composer Danny Elfman.

Elfman, writing under Clare Elfman, was senior literary editor of Buzzine, owned and operated by Richard Elfman and Louis Elfman. She also wrote theater and book reviews and did interviews, including with author Salman Rushdie and many others.

Adaptations of novels[edit]

Adaptations of Elfman novels The Girls of Huntington House was produced as a film and I Think I'm Having a Baby received an Emmy as a television movie.{{[3]}}

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Girls of Huntington House (1972)
  • A House for Jonnie O. (1977)
  • The Sister Act (1979)
  • The Butterfly Girl (1980)
  • Return of Whistler (1982)
  • I Think I'm Having a Baby (1982)
  • The Strawberry Fields of Heaven (1983)
  • The Haunted Heart (1987)
  • Love Me Deadly (1989)
  • Tell Me No Lies (Mike and Ally Mystery, No 2) (1989)
  • The Ghost-Sitter (Mike and Ally Mystery, No 3) (1990)
  • The Curse of the Dancing Doll (Mike and Ally Mystery) (1991)
  • The Case of the Pederast's Wife (2005)[4]

Film[edit]

  • The Girls of Huntington House (1973)
  • CBS Afternoon Playhouse: I think I'm Having a Baby (1981)

Awards[edit]

  • The Girls of Huntington House -- won the ALA Best Book for Young Adults Award in 1972
  • A House for Jonnie O. -- won the ALA Best Book for Young Adults Award in 1977[5]
  • CBS Afternoon Playhouse: I think I'm Having a Baby -- won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Richard Elfman". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  2. ^ "Blossom Elfman profile at". imdb.com. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1012950/awards?ref_=tt_awd
  4. ^ "Books by Blossom Elfman". Allbookstores.com. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
  5. ^ Profile, librarything.com; accessed February 10, 2018.