James Ashmore Creelman
|James Ashmore Creelman|
King Kong (1933) was written by James Ashmore Creelman
|Born||James Ashmore Creelman
September 21, 1894
Marietta, Ohio, U.S.A.
|Died||September 18, 1941
New York City, New York, U.S.A.
|Known for||The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)
King Kong (1933)
The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Dancers in the Dark (1932)
The Untamed Lady (1926)
He was born on September 21, 1894 in Marietta, Ohio. He was the second son of James Creelman, the yellow journalist and Alice Leffingwell Buell. He had a sister, Eileen Creelman, who married Frederick Morgan Davenport Jr., son of New York congressman Frederick Morgan Davenport.
Creelman worked for RKO studios from 1929 and contributed to the storyline of many of the studios' early adventure and thriller films including The Untamed Lady, The Most Dangerous Game, King Kong, Dancers in the Dark and The Last Days of Pompeii.
Creelman began working in Hollywood in 1924 and wrote for 30 films before stopping in 1935. He also directed the 1927 film High Hat.
Creelman committed suicide in 1941 by jumping off the roof garden at the top of a building on September 18, 1941 on 325 E. 72nd Street in Manhattan, New York City, New York. He was pronounced dead at Metropolitan Hospital.
- "Playwright Dies In 18-Story Plunge. Body of James Creelman Found in Courtyard of 72d St. Apartment Building". New York Times. September 9, 1941. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
James Creelman, playwright, was killed instantly at 1:05 in the morning
- Yale Banner and Pot Pourri. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1926. p. 238.
- Hall, Mordaunt (March 3, 1933). "Movie Review KING KONG". The New York Times.
- Sennwald, Andre (October 17, 1935). "The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) 'The Last Days of Pompeii,' a Historical Fable, With Preston Foster, at the Center Theatre -- 'Shipmates Forever,' at the Strand.". The New York Times.
- "Screen Director Plunges to Death". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 9 Sep 1941. p. 11. Retrieved 27 December 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
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