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Alex The Great H.C. Witwer

Alex The Great

H.C. Witwer

Published November 27th 2009
ISBN : 9781409987024
Paperback
172 pages
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Harry Charles Witwer (1890-1929), more commonly known as H. C. Witwer, was an American short story author. He worked in odd jobs-errand boy for a butcher, prize fighter manager, and a soda jerk on Broadway-for a time before starting to write forMoreHarry Charles Witwer (1890-1929), more commonly known as H. C. Witwer, was an American short story author. He worked in odd jobs-errand boy for a butcher, prize fighter manager, and a soda jerk on Broadway-for a time before starting to write for newspapers, counting the St. Cloud (Florida) Tribune and New York newspapers Brooklyn Eagle, the New York American, the New York Mail, and The Sun as employers. In 1917-during World War I- he was sent to France by Colliers magazine as a war correspondent. He also wrote for McClures in this time period. By the early 1920s, Witwers works were starting to be filmed, with nearly 30 film credits recorded by 1925. He is credited with producing ten shorts, but he was most active as a writer, receiving writing credits for 30 more short films, after 1925. Most notable during his lifetime for his baseball and boxing stories, Witwer wrote around 400 stories and articles for magazines and 125 film treatments throughout his career. His works include: From Baseball to Boches (1918), Alex the Great (1919) and Kid Scanlan (1920).