WELD, JOHN, 1905-2003


Writer, producer. Born– February 24, 1905, in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Harry Statham and Nellie (Farrow) Weld. Married– Katherine McElroy Paul, February 12, 1937. Education– Auburn University, 1921-1922. Reporter, New York American, Paris Times, New York World, New York Herald (Paris). Scenario writer, Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures. Freelance writer, 1935-1942. Editor, Consolidated News of Consolidated Aircraft Company, 1942-1944. Public relations director, Ford Motor Company’s West Coast Region, 1944-1949; automobile dealer, 1944-1957. Publisher, Laguna Beach (Calif.) Post, 1951-. Motion picture producer, 1960-; associate Vandenburg-Linkletter & Associates, 1976. Produced, “Freightboat around the World”; “Beirut to Baghdad”; “Ireland from a Gypsy Caravan”; “The Basque Sheepherder.”  Died June 14, 2003.


Who’s Who in the West; International Authors and Writers.


Don’t Cry for Me. New York; Scribner, 1940.

Fly Away Home. Santa Barbara; Mission Pub., 1991.

Gun Girl. New York; McBride, 1930.

Mark Pfeiffer, M.D. New York; Scribner, 1943.

The Missionary; a Novel of the Early Southwest. Stafford, Va.; Northwoods Press, 1981.

The Partners. New York; Scribner, 1941.

Sabbath Has No End. New York; Scribner, 1942.

Stunt Man. New York; McBride, 1931.

Young Man in Paris. Chicago; Academy Chicago, 1985.