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Barry, Richard

Entry updated 9 January 2023. Tagged: Author.

(1881-1958) screenwriter, theatrical producer and author, active from around 1905; his Fruit of the Desert (September 1919 Short Stories as "The Secret of the Desert"; exp 1920) is a Lost Race Western set in desert California and featuring survivors of the Aztec Empire. Several long tales of potential interest appeared only in magazines; they include "Sea Lure" (20-27 February 1926 Argosy), "The Sun Test" (17 September-22 October 1927 Argosy) and "The Plumed Serpent" (28 December 1928-18 January 1930 Argosy). [JC]

Richard Hayes Barry

born Eau Claire, Wisconsin: 10 September 1881

died October 1958


  • Fruit of the Desert (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page, 1920) [short form first appeared September 1919 Short Stories as "The Secret of the Desert": hb/]


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