ELLIOT PAUL (1891-1958)

by Arnold Goldman


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dates life works - click on underlined words to see an analysis by Arnold Goldman
1891-1907 born Linden (part of Malden), Massachusetts
attended public schools, graduating Malden High School
[see memoir Linden on the Saugus Branch, 1946]
1907-14 1907-08: worked on dam-building projects in the Lower Yellowstone
1908-09: University of Maine, Orono; studied engineering
1909-10: Louisville, Kentucky; public works job
1910-14: dam-building projects in Wyoming (Jackson Hole) and Idaho (Arrowrock)
[see memoirs A Ghost Town on the Yellowstone, 1948; My Old Kentucky Home, 1949; and Desperate Scenery, 1954]
1914-17 Boston: reported on state politics from the Massachusetts State House.  
1917-18 U.S. Army Signals Corps: fought at St Mihiel and in the Meuse-Argonne campaign  
1919-25 Boston: married Rosa Gertrude Brown, April 1919
Massachusetts State House reporting
Indelible (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1922); Impromptu (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923); Imperturbe (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924)
1925-29 Paris: worked at Paris Tribune
1926-28: co-edited transition with Eugene Jolas
worked at Paris Herald
divorced from Rosa Gertrude Brown Paul, married Camille Haynes
[see memoir The Last Time I Saw Paris, 1942;]
newspaper articles
short stories in transition
Low Run Tide and Lava Rock
(New York: Horace Liveright, 1929)
1929-30 winter in Maine; travelled across America to California and back. The Amazon (New York: Horace Liveright, 1930); The Governor of Massachusetts (New York: Horace Liveright, 1930)
1930-32 Paris: worked at Paris Herald  
1932-36 Madrid; lived in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza [see Life and Death of a Spanish Town, 1937]
1937-40 divorced Camille Haynes Paul, married Flora Thompson
lived in New York City, Paris and Connecticut
Life and Death of a Spanish Town (1937); Concert Pitch (1938); The Stars and Stripes Forever (1939); The Mysterious Mickey Finn (1939); Hugger Mugger in the Louvre (1940); Mayhem in B-Flat (1940); Fracas in the Foothills (1940); as Brett Routledge, The Death of Lord Haw Haw (1940)
1940-49 lived in Hollywood and Connecticut
divorced from Flora Thompson Paul, married Barbara Mayock
son Leslie Elliot Paul born
revisited Paris (with Nancy Dolan McMahon)
divorced Barbara Mayock Paul
(with Luis Quintanilla,) Intoxication Made Easy (1941); The Last Time I Saw Paris (1942); (with Luis Quintanilla,) With a Hays Nonny Nonny (1942); I'll Hate Myself in the Morning and Summer in December (1945); Linden on the Saugus Branch (1946); A Ghost Town on the Yellowstone (1948); My Old Kentucky Home (1949)
1950-51 lived in Cranston and Providence, R.I
married Nancy Dolan McMahon
Springtime in Paris (1950); Murder on the Left Bank (1951)
1952-57 lived in Hollywood
divorced from Nancy Dolan McMahon Paul
The Black Gardenia (1952); Waylaid in Boston (1953); Desperate Scenery (1954); Understanding the French (1954-55); The Black and the Red (1956); Film Flam (1956)
1957-58 lived Cranston and Providence, R.I
died in Providence
That Crazy American Music (1957)

This webpage Arnold Goldman 2001 was created and is maintained by Arnold Goldman. It was last changed on 08 April 2003.