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Bogart, William G

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1903-1977) US editor and author of Pulp fiction from the late 1930s, best known under his own name for the Johnny Saxon series of nonfantastic thrillers beginning with Hell on Fridays (1940), noirishly illuminating about the pulp magazine word, including publishers like Street and Smith. He is best known for his contributions to the Doc Savage series as one of the authors publishing under the House Name Kenneth Robeson – whom see for a full list of titles in the series.

A mildly interesting case of self-plagiarism is that one tale, written originally for Doc Savage and published as "The Magic Forest" (April 1942 Doc Savage), was recycled by Bogart with character names changed as The Crazy Indian (November 1946 Mammoth Adventure; 1987 chap). The rebranding was imperfect, and the names of Doc and his cronies Ham and Monk also appear. [JC/DRL]

William G Bogart

born New York: 17 June 1903

died Burlington, Vermont: 20 July 1977

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Doc Savage

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