Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1870-?1961) US screenwriter and author, whose extremely early Tie, The Diamond from the Sky: A Romantic Novel (coll of linked stories 1916), puts in book form his own filmscript about an Asteroid with a great diamond at its heart which plummets into seventeenth-century western America. McCardell also appeared as himself in the live-action prologue to Winsor McCay's pioneering animated film, Gertie the Dinosaur (1914). [JC]
Roy Larcom McCardell
born Hagerstown, Maryland: 30 June 1870
- The Diamond from the Sky: A Romantic Novel (New York: Dillingham, 1916) [tie to the film: hb/]
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