Dolly Grey at S.S. Zane Grey christening   Save
Dolly Grey at S.S. Zane Grey christening
Description: Lina Elise "Dolly" Grey, wife of Zane Grey, giving a speech at the christening of the S.S. Zane Grey by the California Shipbuilding Corporation, January 9, 1943. The S.S. Zane Grey was built as a Liberty cargo ship during World War II, and was later used by the U.S. Navy under the name U.S.S. Zane Grey. The ship was sunk off the coast of North Carolina as part of the Artificial Reef Program in 1974. Lina Elise Grey, born Lina Elise Roth in 1883, was better known as Dolly. She married writer Zane Grey in 1905, and the couple settled in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, where they had three children: Romer, Betty, and Lore. Zane Grey (1872-1939) was best known for his popular adventure novels and stories of American frontier. He self-published his first book entitled "Betty Zane" in 1903. His best-selling book "Riders of the Purple Sage" was published in 1912. Zane became one of the first millionaire authors, and was such a prolific writer that between his death in 1939 and 1963, his publishing company (Harper & Brothers) posthumously published the equivalent of a novel a year. His wife Dolly is considered to be his greatest supporter. She not only managed his career and raised their children, but also helped him proofread and edit his manuscripts. Their house in Lackawaxen has been preserved and now operates as the Zane Grey Museum. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P49_B06F07_001
Subjects: Authors, American--Ohio; Women--Pennsylvania; Grey, Zane, 1872-1939; Ships;
Places: Los Angeles (California);