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Edgar Wallace

Edgar Wallace

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace was born in London on the 1st of April, 1875.

Brought up in poverty, he travelled widely as a war correspondent during the Second Boer War and went on to become a massively prolific writer of plays, short stories and novels, including tales such as the 1911 collection ‘Sanders of the River’.

An early concept for King Kong (RKO 1933)

An early concept for King Kong (RKO 1933) bearing Wallace’s name as the author

Following an unsuccessful bid as an MP, he moved to Hollywood, where he worked as a scriptwriter at RKO. He died on the 10th of February, 1932 while preparing the screenplay for King Kong (1933); while the draft was extensively reworked before the movie’s production, his influence remains prevalent throughout it.

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