Author William Hare was born and raised in Los Angeles. While in high school he worked at the Los Angeles Examiner as part of the Scholastic Sports Association, a program begun by the newspaper’s publisher William Randolph Hearst, Jr., in which high school students were trained to write and edit the Examiner’s prep sports section. Hare became the youngest journalist ever to cover a World Series game for a major metropolitan newspaper.
After graduating from California State University at Northridge with a major in political science and minors in English and history, he became the youngest sports editor of a Los Angeles area daily newspaper at the Inglewood Daily News chain. In addition to covering the busy L.A. sports beat Hare also wrote feature articles on major personalities within the local movie scene.
Eventually Hare would add a law degree to his educational portfolio at San Fernando Valley College of Law, where he served as editor of the law review. His varied educational studies and keen writing interest led to a career in writing within both fiction and non-fiction realms. Areas of current writing activity include international and U.S. history, film history with a film noir emphasis, and Hollywood detective noir fiction.
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Origins of Film Noir
by William Hare
Origins of Film Noir, how the Great Depression & the rising popularity of detective magazines like Black Mask resulted in the adaptation of works by detective authors Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett being adapted into successful films. After Humphrey Bogart starred in The Maltese Falcon & The Big Sleep a fascinating new cinema world that would be ultimately called film noir.
Early Film Noir: Greed, Lust and Murder Hollywood Style
by William Hare
Early Film Noir traces an exciting suspense genre to its roots. Film noir deals with survival amid conflict. it is unsurprising to see how it originated.
The Great Depression was a time of struggle. Film noir emanated from detective magazines. An adapted novel from a former detective became the first noir movie. The Maltese Falcon featured a blazing new talent in Humphrey Bogart.
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