|Born||February 24, 1905|
|Died||June 14, 2003 (aged 98)|
Monarch Beach, Dana Point, California
|Spouse(s)||Carol Weld (1927–1932)|
Katy Weld (1937–2003, his death)
John Weld (February 24, 1905 in Birmingham, Alabama – June 14, 2003 in Monarch Beach, Dana Point, California) was an American newspaper reporter and writer.
Weld had an early career in Hollywood in the 1920s as a stunt double for Tom Mix, Buck Jones and other stars. He wrote about those days in his 1991 book Fly Away Home: Memoirs of a Hollywood Stunt Man.
Among Weld's books are Don't You Cry for Me, a 1940 novel based on the Donner party; the autobiographical Young Man in Paris (1985); and September Song, a 1998 biography of his friend, actor Walter Huston.
Weld wrote screenplays for Columbia and Universal; served as director of publications for the Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Michigan, and owned Ford dealerships in Laguna and San Clemente, California. He co-published the Laguna Beach Post with his second wife, Katy.
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- Lehrer, Steven (2006). Bring 'Em Back Alive: The Best of Frank Buck. Texas Tech University Press. p. xi. ISBN 0-89672-582-0.
- John Weld Papers, UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections, Manuscripts Division, Los Angeles, CA
- "John Weld, 98; Newspaperman, Author, Screenwriter". Obituaries; PASSINGS;. Los Angeles Times (Home ed.). July 22, 2003. p. B10.
- John Weld. Young Man in Paris. Academy Chicago Pub, 1985.
- John Weld. Fly Away Home: Memoirs of a Hollywood Stuntman. Mission Publishing Company. Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A., 1991.
- John Weld. The missionary: A novel of the early Southwest. Northwoods Press, 1981.
- John Weld. September Song. An intimate biography of Walter Huston. The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1998.
- John Weld. The pardners: A novel of the California gold rush. Charles Scribner's Sons. New York 1941.
- John Weld. SABBATH HAS NO END. A Novel Of Negro Slavery. Scribner. New York, 1942.
- John Weld. Laguna, I Love You: The Best of Our Town. Fithian Press, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A., 1996.
- John Weld. Mark Pfeiffer, M.D. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1943.
- John Weld. Don't You Cry for Me. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1940.
- John Weld. GUN GIRL. Robert M. McBride & Co., NY, 1932.
- John Weld. Stunt Man. Robert M. McBride & Co., NY, 1932.