William M. Conselman (William Marien Conselman)

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
William Marien Conselman was at the time of his death one of Hollywood's best-paid writers. Like many others, he came from the ranks of newspaper writers, having worked on papers in both Los Angeles and New York. In 1925 Conselman, along with artist Charles Plumb, started the daily comic strip "Ella Cinders", a modern version of the Cinderella story. The strip would stay in syndication until 1961. Conselman's entrance into the film industry as a gag writer came as a result of work he did in the mid-20s for a Hollywood studio publicity department. Read more...