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us: Meredith, Scott



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    • us: Feldman, Sidney
    • us: Feldman, Arthur Scott
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    • found: His Writing to sell, 1950.
    • found: George S. Kaufman and his friends, 1974: title page (Scott Meredith)
    • found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02 (b. 1923)
    • found: BAR roundup of best western stories, ©1954: title page (selected and with introduction by Scott Meredith)
    • found: New York times, February 13, 1993: (Scott Meredith; born 1923, Manhattan, New York; died February 11, 1993, Manhasset, New York, aged 69; literary agent who represented Norman Mailer and who introduced the concept of the book auction to publishing.) {http://www.nytimes.com/1993/02/13/obituaries/scott-meredith-innovative-agent-for-literary-figures-dies-at-69.html}
    • found: Wikipedia, 3 June 2015 (Scott Meredith, born Arthur Scott Feldman (1923, New York City, NY--1993, Manhasset, NY) was a prominent American literary agent, and founder of the Scott Meredith Literary Agency. His clients included famous and successful writers such as Richard S. Prather, Morris West, Norman Mailer, J.G. Ballard, Arthur C. Clarke, P.G. Wodehouse and Philip K. Dick.) {https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Meredith}
    • found: National Library of the Netherlands in VIAF, 3 June 2015 (access point: Meredith, Scott, 1923- )
    • found: Email correspondence with Scott Meredith Literary Agency, 3 June 2015 (Scott's birthdate: 11/22/23; Wikipedia lists his birth name as "Scott Arthur Feldman" but the middle name is someone's invention, I have never seen it evoked in any other context. It is more likely that he was born "Sidney Feldman" and in the fullness of time he donated his own birth name to his brother. WRITING TO SELL is of Scott's claimed authorship although it is my quiet surmise that Lester del Rey wrote much of it. The Kaufman biography is of Scott's alleged authorship and no one has been found or has stepped forward in dispute. The anthologies, "Great Western Stories" and the humor anthology were ghostwritten for Scott, probably by (pick one, two, three or four) Damon Knight, Lester del Rey, Henry Morrison or Evan Hunter).
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