David Chandler (writer)

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David Chandler (March 1, 1912 – October 19, 1990) was an American screenwriter, novelist and playwright. He published a dozen novels and wrote screenplays for feature films and TV-series. He recorded and wrote the autobiography of Joe Pasternak titled Easy the Hard Way (1956) but was probably best recognized for his novel The Gangsters (1975). He was married to Isabelle Bodkin (1940-1955) and to the actress and talent agent Rita Chandler (1957-1990).

Bibliography (selected)[edit]

  • Jack McCall, Desperado story 1953 Columbia Pictures
  • Easy the Hard Way autobiography of Joe Pasternak 1956 G. P. Putnam's Sons
  • The Glass Totem novel 1962 Appleton-Century-Crofts
  • The Ramsden Case novel 1967 Simon & Schuster
  • Huelga novel 1970 Simon & Schuster (ISBN 978-0671206475)
  • The Gangsters novel 1975 Morrow (ISBN 9780688003142)
  • The Aphrodite novel 1982 Ballantine Books (ISBN 978-0345275455)