Gwen Bristow

Gwen  Bristow

Gwen Bristow (1903-1980) was born in South Carolina, where her family had lived in the seventeenth century. She wrote seven popular historical novels that vividly depict significant episodes in American history, including the siege of Charleston during the American Revolution (Celia Garth) and the great California gold rush (Calico Palace). Bristow worked as a reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune from 1925 to 1934 after graduating from Judson College in Alabama and attending Columbia School of Journalism. She became interested in larger forms of writing, such as novels and screenplays, thanks to her husband, screenwriter Bruce Manning. Bristow's writing career took off after she went to Hollywood, with the release of Deep Summer, the first of a trilogy of Louisiana-set historical novels that also includes The Handsome Road and This Side of Glory. In her bestselling novels Jubilee Trail, which was adapted into a film in 1954, and Golden Dreams, Bristow continued to write about Read More chevron_right

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