Writer Zane Grey
Below - Pearl Zane Gray was born
Ohio in 1872 and went to the University of Pennsylvania Dental School
name Pearl Zane Grey. Zane played baseball of the varsity team.
1896 and moved to New York City.
Zane had two brothers, R. C.
He marries Lina Elise Roth on August 28, 1900. He borrowed $600
Lina to publish Betty Zane, his first complete novel. Now as Zane Grey
he wrote Spirit of the Border, The Last Trail, the Last of the
The Short Stop, The Heritage of the Desert and the Riders of the Purple
Sage, but had difficulties having them published.
Harper's began publishing his
it was mostly downhill from then on. He becomes the first American
millionaire. In 1911 he fished at Long Key Fishing Camp, Florida. While
there he was writing his novel "The Light of the
Long Key suited Zane Grey. He arose
wrote for several hours, then with local fishing guide, Bill Partea, he
fished in the Atlantic for 8 to 10 hours and returned to write and edit
before retiring at 10 or 11 in the evening. He misses only two
at Long Key between 1911 and 1926. He stayed in a cottage named
The Long Key Fishing Club was
1916 with Zane Grey as its first president. He continued as its
through 1919. Below he is shown with a record billfish catch ot two
and two marlin.
He formed his own motion picture
in 1919, Zane Grey Productions, but soon sold out to Jesse Lasky. Lasky
had a partner, Adolph Zukor, and they soon formed Paramount Pictures. A
total 46 full length movies and 31 short subjects were made from Zane
writings. 99 formal books were published, 196 magazine short stories
59 stories published in then popular serial form.