George Randolph Chester
George Randolph Chester (January 27, 1869 – February 26, 1924) was an American writer and screenwriter, film editor, and director.
George Randolph Chester
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Chester (?–1911)|
Lillian Josephine Chester (1911–1924)
Chester was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on January 27, 1869. He was the author of such popular works such as Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford and Five Thousand an Hour: How Johnny Gamble Won the Heiress that were made into silent films within his lifetime. His success in selling stories to The Saturday Evening Post and leaving his position with the Cincinnati Enquirer and moving to New York City to write fiction was the impetus for James Bearsley Hendryx to buy a typewriter and try his hand at writing fiction. Chester's first wife, Elizabeth Chester, divorced George in 1911, using the evidence that he was living at Gainsborough Studios in London with Lillian Josephine Chester. Elizabeth filed for divorced, and George and Lillian married while they were in Europe after hearing that the divorce was finalized. However, Elizabeth had only been granted an interlocutory decree, which made the divorce not final and therefore made his subsequent marriage to Lillian controversial. George and Lillian worked on several stories and plays together. George and Lillian only directed one film together, The Son of Wallingford (1921), which has been lost.
- The Making of Bobby Burnit (1914)
- Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (1916)
- The Message of the Mouse (1917)
- Twenty-One (1918)
- Five Thousand an Hour (1918)
- The Climbers (1919)
- The Vengeance of Durand (1919)
- Slaves of Pride (1920)
- Trumpet Island (1920)
- The Birth of a Soul (1920)
- Black Beauty (1921)
- Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (1921)
- Top o' the Morning (1922)
- The Lavender Bath Lady (1922)
- The Scarlet Car (1923)
- Fools of Fashion (1926)
- The Head of the Family (1928)
- New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford (1931)
- "Mrs. George Chester Gets Final Decree" (PDF). New York Times. New York Times. December 3, 1911. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
- "Wallingford Creator Dies. George Randolph Chester Yields to Heart attack in his Gotham Home". Toledo Blade. March 6, 1924. Retrieved 2010-10-09.
George Randolph Chester author and playwright died February 26. Mr Chester left his Ohio home at an early age and engaged in various occupations. Beginning newspaper work as a reporter on the Detroit News ...
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