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Adela Rogers St. Johns (1894–1988)

Forfatter af The Honeycomb

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Værker af Adela Rogers St. Johns

The Honeycomb (1969) 79 eksemplarer
Final Verdict (1972) 75 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Tell No Man (1966) 66 eksemplarer
Some Are Born Great (1974) 39 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
First Step Up Toward Heaven (1960) 8 eksemplarer
Affirmative prayer in action (1958) 7 eksemplarer
The single standard (1928) 3 eksemplarer
How to write a story and sell it (1969) 3 eksemplarer
A Free Soul (1939) 2 eksemplarer
The Skyrocket 2 eksemplarer
Government Girl [1943 film] (2014) — Screenwriter — 1 eksemplar

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Kanonisk navn
St. Johns, Adela Rogers
Andre navne
Rogers, Adela Nora (birth)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Arroyo Grande, California, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
San Francisco Examiner
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1970)
Edith Haggard
Kort biografi
Answers.com: The daughter of a San Francisco criminal lawyer who was good friends with publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, Adela Rogers got her first job at age 19 working as a cub reporter for Hearst's San Francisco Examiner. She eventually rose to become one of the paper's ace reporters and was on hand for some of her era's biggest stories. She also worked closely with the influential Photoplay magazine and was once hailed as "Mother Confessor of Hollywood." She worked at MGM for a time as a story consultant and script doctor. Some of her stories served as the basis for other studios' films. She became Adela Rogers St. Johns when she married Ivan (Ike) St. Johns in 1913 -- the couple had two children.



5529. Final Verdict, by Adela Rogers St. John (read 3 Feb 2018) This book is called a biography of Earl Rogers, flamboyant California lawyer, and is written by his daughter. I usually avoid biographies by the subject's relative since we can be sure the relative will slant the story to show the subject in the best light. This biography does that but I have a greater quarrel with it in that it contains not a single mention of a year. So we have to guess as to the time of the various events told about in the often grandiloquent but stirring prose. So I went to Wikipedia to get the facts which enable one to place in time the events related in the book.. Earl Rogers was born in Los Angeles on 18 Nov 1869 and was admitted to the bar in 1897. He had many stirring and high profile case, only about a dozen of which are told about in the book. And the account of those cases is of high quality and of great interest. Maybe his daughter, who was with him in many of the cases as fervent onlooker, hypes his performance but the many favorable results of the trials show that he was a lawyer of daring and great skill. (Supposedly Erle Stanley Gardner modelled his creation, Perry Mason, on Rogers.) But the book also tells of the tragic personal life of Rogers--his hellish life with the author's mother, who Rogers divorced three times, his struggle with alcoholism, the death of his second wife from the flu, apparently in 1918 (no year is ever mentioned in the book, of course) and Rogers's wasteful spending habits which apparently ended with him dying in poverty on 22 Feb 1922. Rogers defended Clarence Darrow when Darrow was charged with jury tampering and despite the efforts of Darrow to seek to justify the McNamaras's horrendous 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times building in which 21 were killed Rogers managed to get Darrow acquitted, the jury being out only 28 minutes. Since Darrow also made a closing argument in the case (lasting apparently 3 days!) Darrow claimed he won the case whereas he apparently almost lost it. The author of the book has nothing good to say for Darrow and the book paints a very unflattering picture of him. I greatly enjoyed reading this book, even though it has the flaws I mention.… (mere)
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Schmerguls | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 3, 2018 |
Earl Rogers was a ground-breaking criminal lawyer in the early 1900s in California. He was the first to use ballistics to prove his clients' innocence, the first to use re-enactments in court and is generally credited with being one of the best trial lawyers in America.

This biography is written by his daughter, Adela (whom he called Nora), some years after his death. Adela was a constant companion to her father while growing up, seldom attending formal school and never leaving with her mother through three divorces and several separations. Her love for her father shines through the book, but she has made a real attempt to be truthful, showing her father's weaknesses as well as his strengths. Well written...it often reads like a crime novel...this book provides a historical perspective on the law as we know it today.… (mere)
LynnB | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 10, 2015 |
Lively and controversial tales of some of the extraordinary women of our times. A book by Adela Rogers St. Johns about the great women she has known in her fifty-odd years of covering the news.
melsbks | Oct 17, 2010 |



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