Edwin Blum

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Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Edwin Harvey Blum grew up in San Francisco and moved to Los Angeles in 1933 with hopes of a screenwriting career in Hollywood. He was initially employed as ghost writer and assistant to Ernest Pascal, who later served as third president of the Screen Writers Guild (1935 to 1937). In 1938, Blum was hired under contract by 20th Century Fox, co-writing the imaginative script for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939), based on the stage play by William Gillette, rather than on the original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Read more...