Glendon Swarthout

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Glendon Fred Swarthout (April 8, 1918, near Pinckney, Michigan – September 23, 1992, Scottsdale, Arizona) was an American writer and novelist.wikipedia
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Where the Boys Are

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Where the Boys Are, and The Shootist which was John Wayne's last work, are probably the best known.
It was written by George Wells based on the 1960 novel of the same name by Glendon Swarthout.

7th Cavalry (film)

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He was paid $2500 in 1955 for one of these stories, "A Horse for Mrs. Custer," which became a Randolph Scott low-budget Western for Columbia Pictures in 1956, under the title 7th Cavalry.
7th Cavalry is a 1956 American Technicolor Western film directed by Joseph H. Lewis based on a story, "A Horse for Mrs. Custer," by Glendon Swarthout set after the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Pinckney, Michigan

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Glendon Fred Swarthout (April 8, 1918, near Pinckney, Michigan – September 23, 1992, Scottsdale, Arizona) was an American writer and novelist.

They Came to Cordura

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The book was quickly sold to Random House and then to Columbia Pictures in 1958, becoming one of their major motion pictures starring Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth a year later.
It was based on a 1958 novel by Glendon Swarthout.

Bless the Beasts and Children (novel)

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His greatest bestseller, Bless the Beasts and Children is a good example of this distinguishing literary trait.
Bless the Beasts and Children is a 1970 novel by Glendon Swarthout that tells the story of several emotionally disturbed boys away at summer camp who unite to stop a buffalo hunt.

Spur Award

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Besides a Hopwood Award and a Theatre Guild Award for his one play, Swarthout was twice nominated by his publishers for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (for They Came To Cordura by Random House and Bless The Beasts & Children by Doubleday), he received an O. Henry Prize Short Story nomination (in 1960 for "A Glass of Blessings"), a Gold Medal from the National Society of Arts and Letters in 1972, won Spur Awards for Best Western Novel of the Year from the Western Writers of America for The Shootist (1976) and The Homesman, a Wrangler Award for Best Western Novel of 1988 for The Homesman from the Western Heritage Association, and finally the Western Writers' Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (previously known as National Cowboy Hall of Fame) in Oklahoma City in June 1991.
Among previous Spur Award winners are Larry McMurtry for Lonesome Dove, Michael Blake for Dances with Wolves, Glendon Swarthout for The Shootist, and Tony Hillerman for Skinwalkers.

The Shootist

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The Shootist is a 1976 American western film directed by Don Siegel and based on Glendon Swarthout's 1975 novel of the same name.

Bless the Beasts and Children (film)

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Bless the Beasts and Children is a 1971 film adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Glendon Swarthout.

The Homesman

The screenplay by Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley Oliver is based on the 1988 novel of the same name by Glendon Swarthout.

Owen Wister Award

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Besides a Hopwood Award and a Theatre Guild Award for his one play, Swarthout was twice nominated by his publishers for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (for They Came To Cordura by Random House and Bless The Beasts & Children by Doubleday), he received an O. Henry Prize Short Story nomination (in 1960 for "A Glass of Blessings"), a Gold Medal from the National Society of Arts and Letters in 1972, won Spur Awards for Best Western Novel of the Year from the Western Writers of America for The Shootist (1976) and The Homesman, a Wrangler Award for Best Western Novel of 1988 for The Homesman from the Western Heritage Association, and finally the Western Writers' Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (previously known as National Cowboy Hall of Fame) in Oklahoma City in June 1991.

Spring break

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Where the Boys Are (1960) was set on the Michigan State campus and was the first comic novel about the annual "spring break" invasion of the beaches of southern Florida by America's college students.
This began to change when Glendon Swarthout’s novel, Where the Boys Are was published in 1960, effectively ushering in modern spring break.

A Christmas to Remember (1978 film)

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Adapted from the 1977 novel The Melodeon by Glendon Swarthout, it first aired on the CBS network on December 20, 1978.

Scottsdale, Arizona

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Glendon Fred Swarthout (April 8, 1918, near Pinckney, Michigan – September 23, 1992, Scottsdale, Arizona) was an American writer and novelist.

Yorkshire

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Swarthout is a Dutch name; his mother's maiden name was from Yorkshire.

Lowell, Michigan

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In math, however, he floundered, and only a kindly lady geometry teacher passed him with a D so that he could graduate from Lowell, Michigan High School.

Charlevoix, Michigan

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The summer of his junior year he got a job playing his instrument in the resort town of Charlevoix, on Lake Michigan, with Jerry Schroeder and his Michigan State College Orchestra, for ten dollars per week.

Lake Michigan

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The summer of his junior year he got a job playing his instrument in the resort town of Charlevoix, on Lake Michigan, with Jerry Schroeder and his Michigan State College Orchestra, for ten dollars per week.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Graduating in 1935, he relocated to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan.

University of Michigan

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Graduating in 1935, he relocated to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan.

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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He became more seriously involved in music, forming and singing lead for a four-piece band that played for hops and for three consecutive summers at the Pantlind Hotel in Grand Rapids, the largest hotel in Michigan outside of Detroit.

Chi Phi

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of M., pledged Chi Phi, and dated Kathryn Vaughn, whom he had met when he was thirteen and she twelve,

Albion, Michigan

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at her family's cottage on Duck Lake, outside of Albion, Michigan.

Cadillac

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They were married on December 28, 1940, after both had graduated from the U. of M. and Swarthout was writing ad copy for Cadillac and Dow Chemical at the MacManus, John & Adams advertising agency in Detroit.

Dow Chemical Company

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They were married on December 28, 1940, after both had graduated from the U. of M. and Swarthout was writing ad copy for Cadillac and Dow Chemical at the MacManus, John & Adams advertising agency in Detroit.

Advertising agency

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They were married on December 28, 1940, after both had graduated from the U. of M. and Swarthout was writing ad copy for Cadillac and Dow Chemical at the MacManus, John & Adams advertising agency in Detroit.