Harry O. Hoyt

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Harry O. Hoyt
Born 6 August 1885
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Died 29 July 1961
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
Other names Harry Hoyt
Occupation Screenwriter
Film director
Years active 1913–1945
Spouse(s) Florence Stark Hoyt

Harry O. Hoyt (6 August 1885 - 29 July 1961) was an American screenwriter and film director whose film career began in 1912, during the silent era.[1] He graduated with a degree in literature from Yale University in 1910.[2] His 1925 film The Lost World, based on the book by Arthur Conan Doyle, is notable as a pioneering effort in the use of stop-motion animation.[3] His brother, actor Arthur Hoyt, also appeared in The Lost World.

In November 1912, he married the former Florence Stark in Norwich, Connecticut.[4] Together they had a son, Devereux Gerrard Hoyt, and daughter Daryl Hoyt.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Johnston, William A., ed. (1929). "Motion Picture News Blue Book": 122. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Alumni directory of Yale University: graduates and non-graduates. New Haven: Yale University. 1920. p. 521. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Reid, John Howard (2008). Silent films & Early Talkies on DVD : a Classic Movie Fan's Guide. Morrisville, NC: Lulu Press. pp. 153–154. ISBN 9781435710733. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Incidents in Society". Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, Connecticut). 27 November 1912. p. 5. Retrieved 18 August 2015.