Corey Ford

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– Early Years:
– Ford was a member of the Class of 1923 at Columbia College of Columbia University.
– Edited the humor magazine Jester of Columbia.
– Wrote the Varsity Show Half Moon Inn and Columbia’s primary fight song, Roar, Lion, Roar.
– Joined and was expelled from the Philolexian Society.

– Career:
– Embarked on a career as a freelance writer and humorist.
– Noted for satirical sketches of books and authors under the name John Riddell.
– Published 30 books and over 500 magazine articles.
– Created the name Eustace Tilley for The New Yorker magazine.
– Wrote a monthly column for Field & Stream for almost 20 years.

– Personal Life:
– Lived in Hanover, New Hampshire in the 1950s and 1960s.
– Sponsored the Dartmouth Boxing Club.
– Built a gym with a boxing ring, light and heavy bags, and boxing gloves in his basement.
– Recruited artist models from club members for a Dartmouth art professor.

– Publications – Books:
– Authored books like Three Rousing Cheers for the Rollo Boys and The Gazelle’s Ears.
– Illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias.
– Published works include Coconut Oil and Short Cut to Tokyo.
– Anthologized works such as Minutes of the Lower Forty and Uncle Perk’s Jug.
– Posthumously published Donovan of OSS in 1970.

– Publications – Magazines:
– Contributed to The New Yorker with pieces like Highlights and Inspiration.
– Explored creative art in New York through various studies.
– Wrote for The Shrine with pieces like The Feminine Touch.
– Authored works like Remember? and Zenobia.
– Used pseudonyms including John Riddell and June Triplett.

Corey Ford (Wikipedia)

Corey Ford (April 29, 1902 – July 27, 1969) was an American humorist, writer, outdoorsman, and screenwriter. He was friendly with several members of the Algonquin Round Table in New York City and occasionally lunched there.

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