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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Swanie on Elmore

H. N. Swanson, the legendary “Swanie,” was a Hollywood-based literary agent whose roster of clients, at one time or another, included just about anybody who was anybody in American literature (and screenwriting) from the 1930s through the 1950s—among them F. Scott Fitzgerald, John O’Hara, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, William Faulkner, Steve Fisher, and, of course,  Elmore Leonard.  When LaBrava came out and Elmore was began heating up in the early 1980s, Swanie took out a full page ad in The Hollywood Reporter, expressing his feelings for Elmore.

Not since I represented John O’Hara has a writer defined so well what happens between a man and woman

Not since Damon Runyon has any fellow done dialogue that runs so true and is as entertaining at the same time.

Not since James M. Cain has a writer shown how the lives of everyday people can turn into explosive melodrama

Not since Raymond Chandler have I had a man who knows so well the hills and valleys of plotting

H. N. Swanson

They don’t make ‘em like Swanie any more.  I’m sure Elmore would agree.

 

 

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