Marty Holland

Marty Holland (born Mary Hauenstein,[1] 1919 – 1971) was an American screenwriter and author of pulp novels.

Marty Holland
Born
Mary Hauenstein

1919[1]
Died1971
OccupationAuthor

Holland began her career as a typist in Hollywood,[2] wrote several short stories for Pulp magazines,[3] transitioned to writing novels and screenplays, and ultimately saw two of her works adapted for the screen.

Her first novel, Fallen Angel, was published in 1945 and immediately adapted into the 1945 film of the same name directed by Otto Preminger and starring Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, and Charles Bickford.[4] In 1946, Fallen Angel was banned in Ireland because of "indecency or obscenity".[5][6] In 1946, her second novel, The Glass Heart, was published. While it was optioned by RKO with James M. Cain attached to adapt the screenplay,[7] the film version was, however, never completed.[7] The film The File on Thelma Jordon (1950) was adapted by Ketti Frings from an unpublished story by Holland, directed by Robert Siodmak, and starred Barbara Stanwyck and Wendell Corey.[8]

Two of Holland's novels were published as part of the French Série Noire: Fallen Angel was n° 270, published in 1955 as Le Resquilleur, and The Glass Heart was n° 355, published in 1957 as Pas blanc!.[9][10][1]

Holland continued to write stories and screenplays and did uncredited writing for TV before dying of cancer in 1971.[1] Following her death, a manuscript of Baby Godiva was found by her family and published posthumously in 2011.[11][12]

BibliographyEdit

NovelsEdit

  • Fallen Angel (1945), also published as Blonde Bombshell[13]
  • The Glass Heart (1946), also published as Her Private Passions[13]
  • Fast Woman (1949)
  • Darling of Paris (1949)
  • Baby Godiva (2011), published posthumously[2]

NovellasEdit

  • Terror for Two (January 1951 issue of Scarab Mystery Magazine)[14]
  • The Sleeping City (Fall 1952 issue of Thrilling Detective)[15]

Short storiesEdit

  • Night Watchman (March 1943 issue of The Shadow)[16]
  • Rain, Rain, Go Away (April 1943 issue of The Shadow)[17]
  • D.O.A.—East River (March 1944 issue of Street & Smith’s Detective Story Magazine)[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Weinman, Sarah. "The Hollywood Ladies of Série Noire". The Los Angeles Review of Books. Archived from the original on 2018-01-05. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "To Kill a Mockingbird meets Lolita in BABY GODIVA". Archived from the original on 2017-06-03. Retrieved 20 December 2018.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "Crime, Mystery, & Gangster Fiction Magazine Index : Marty Holland". Archived from the original on 2018-12-22. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  4. ^ Crowther, Bosley (7 February 1946). "THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; 'Miss Susie Slagle's,' With Joan Caulfield, Lillian Gish, Sonny Tufts and Veronica Lake, Is New Bill at the Paramount". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2018-12-22. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Ireland Bars British Books". The New York Times. 8 July 1946. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Banned Publications". The Irish Times. 6 July 1946. Retrieved 22 December 2018. A list of banned books and other publications published in last night's Iris Oifigiuil includes the following: Banned because of indecency or obscenity — [...] "Fallen Angel" by Marty Holland
  7. ^ a b Hoopes, Roy (1982). Cain (1st ed.). New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. p. 384. ISBN 0030493315. Retrieved 2018-12-22.
  8. ^ Greco, Joseph (1999). The File on Robert Siodmak in Hollywood, 1941-1951. Universal Publishers. pp. 132–133. ISBN 9781581120813. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Le resquilleur". Gallimard. Archived from the original on 2018-12-22. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Pas blanc!". Gallimard. Archived from the original on 2018-12-22. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  11. ^ Haut, Woody. "Baby Godiva". Crime Time. Archived from the original on 21 December 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Baby Godiva". ISBNdb. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  13. ^ a b Server, L. (2014). Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers. Facts on File library of American literature. Facts On File, Incorporated. pp. 143–144. ISBN 9781438109121.
  14. ^ "Crime, Mystery, & Gangster Fiction Magazine Index : Content Lists : Scarab Mystery Magazine". Archived from the original on 2018-12-22. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Crime, Mystery, & Gangster Fiction Magazine Index : Content Lists : Thrilling Detective". Archived from the original on 2018-12-22. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Crime, Mystery, & Gangster Fiction Magazine Index : Content Lists : The Shadow". Archived from the original on 2018-12-22. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Crime, Mystery, & Gangster Fiction Magazine Index : Content Lists : The Shadow". Archived from the original on 2018-12-22. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Crime, Mystery, & Gangster Fiction Magazine Index : Content Lists : Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine". Archived from the original on 2018-12-22. Retrieved 22 December 2018.