Monday, December 21, 2009

Horace Wade, Boy Author

Cleveland's own Horace A. Wade was a published author at age 11, with his book In the Shadow of Great Peril, and went on to write numerous other works, especially about horse racing.

The buttons are mostly about Herbert Hoover. This Cleveland Press photo was taken in 1920 and I just got a kick out of it.

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At 12:56 AM, Blogger mhdantholz said...

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.


" Widely known boy novelist Horace Wade came to visit Rudolph Valentino upon his arrival in Hollywood. Horace met Valentino at his bungalow at United Artists studios during the production of THE EAGLE. Published at age 11, Wade wrote IN THE SHADOW OF GREAT PERIL in 1920 and went on to work for William Randolph Hearst as a boy reporter and came to Hollywood at the age of 15 and started to write screenplays. He would give up writing to become a renowned race horse breeder..."


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