Thanks for your question. There have been a number of authors who
wrote screenplays for Hollywood.
Playwright and author, Maxwell Anderson was nominated for the
screenplay All Quiet on the Western Front. He also wrote such
screenplays as Death Takes a Holiday and the 1932 version of Rain.
Raymond Chandler, the famous of author of such books as The Lady in
the Lake and The Big Sleep and creator of the detective, Philip
Marlowe, co-wrote the screenplay to Double Indemnity with Billy
Wilder and wrote the original screenplay for The Blue Dahlia. Both
were nominated for Academy Awards.
Awards for Raymond Chandler
James M. Cain, famous author, of Mildred Pierce, The Postman Always
Rings Twice and Double Indemnity (Chandler wrote the screenplay,
but Cain wrote the book) wrote various original stories and
contributed dialogue to films like Algiers, When Tomorrow Comes,
and Stand Up and Fight.
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Charles Brackett, today remembered primarily for his teaming with
Hollywood great, Billy Wilder, got his start writing novels and
working for the New Yorker. He won several Academy Awards (3 for
screenplays) for Titanic (1953), Sunset Blvd. and The Lost
Weekend. He was nominated for more.
Nobel laureate and novelist, William Faulkner, worked in Hollywood for
a time. He wrote the screenplay for Howard Hawks The Big Sleep and
co-wrote To Have and Have Not as well as a number of other films for
which he did not receive credit.
Anita Loos, who is noted for writing the novel, Gentlemen Prefer
Blondes, acted as well. She submitted dozens of scenarios that were
made into silent movies to the studios and wrote a number of
screenplays as well. Some of these include Saratoga, Blossoms in
the Dust and When Ladies Meet. She worked on screenplays films like
A Tree Goes in Brooklyn and Gigi, for which she was not credited.
Dorothy Parker, member of the Algonquin Round Table, and noted
satirist, reviewer, and author, did her stint working for Hollywood as
well. She wrote or worked on screenplays such as A Star is Born
(1937), Trade Winds and Weekend for Three. She was nominated for
Oscars for her work on A Star is Born and Smash-Up, the Story of a
Playwright William Saroyan wrote and won an award for Best Original
Screenplay for The Human Comedy
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