John W. Krafft (John Walter Krafft)

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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
John W. Krafft was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the son of Ernest L. and Mary E. Krafft. He graduated from Indianapolis' Manual Training H.S. in 1907, and wrote and produced the senior play for the school. He went to work for the Indianapolis News as an editorial writer and did stage and movie reviews. Universal Pictures sent him a telegram inviting him to join their writing staff, and for a year he was a title and advertising writer. Fox then hired him and he did similar work there for five years. Read more...