James Creelman


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James Creelman (November 12, 1859 – February 12, 1915), was a reporter during the height of yellow journalism. He was born in Montreal, Province of Canada, the son of a boiler inspector, Matthew Creelman, and homemaker, Martha (neé) Dunwoodie.

In 1872, Creelman moved to New York, where his interest in literature and law attracted the patronage of Thomas De Witt Talmage and Republican ... more »

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  • ''Oh no, it wasn't the aviators, it was beauty that killed the beast.''
    James Creelman, screenwriter, Ruth Rose, screenwriter, Merian Cooper, and Ernest Schoedsack. Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong), in King Kong (film), last...
  • ''I'm going out and get a girl for my picture, even if I have to marry one.''
    James Creelman. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong), King Kong, on being told that no actress wants to film on l...
  • ''He's always been king of his world, but we'll teach him fear.... Why in a few months it'll be up in lights on Broadway: Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World.''
    James Creelman. Merian C. Cooper. Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong), King Kong, after they've captured Kong (1933). From an idea conceived by Merian ...
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