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Zane Grey Collection
Description: This photograph shows Zane Grey's living room in his Avalon, Catalina Island, California house, built in 1925. The house now serves as the Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel. Zane Grey (Pearl Zane Grey), (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author born in Zanesville, Ohio. He wrote popular adventure books and stories of the American frontier. After marrying his wife, Lina Elise (Dolly) Grey (1883-1957), the couple settled Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania. In addition to raising their three children, Lina became Grey's manager and supporter, and edited his manuscripts. Grey self-published his first book "Betty Zane" in 1903 only to become the bestselling fiction author in the world during his lifetime, his most respected work being "Riders of the Purple Sage", published in 1912. In 1918 the Greys moved to California where the author formed his own motion picture company. Grey was a very prolific writer. During his 37 years of writing career, Grey published close to 70 novels, 12 non-fiction books, 250 short works, and 4 boy books. A number of his novels were converted into over 100 Western movies. He is considered to be one of the major literary influences on the film industry in Hollywood. The Greys' house in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania has been preserved as the Zane Grey Museum and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07557
Subjects: Grey, Zane, 1872-1939; Authors, American--Ohio; Cultural Ohio--Literary Ohio; Motion picture industry; Books; tourism
Places: Catalina Island (California)