Bill Henry was an American writer and reporter. He was primarily known for his column, "By the Way", which appeared in the Los Angeles Times from 1939 to 1971. The link below will take you to one of his columns from 1947:
Wouldn't it be great if one could go back in time and buy some newspapers from Ray Bradbury?
Ray's earnings as a newsboy? Nine dollars a week! For a 1938 photo of Ray in his "journalism" days, just click on the link below:
THE FIEND IN YOU is a 1962 Ballantine paperback anthology, edited by the brilliant writer, and close Ray Bradbury friend, Charles Beaumont (although William F. Nolan once mentioned to me that he also did a lot of the editing work on the book due to Beaumont's busy schedule). It's a fine book, with work by a number of the "California Group", including Ray, Nolan, Beaumont, Richard Matheson, George Clayton Johnson, Robert Bloch and Charles Fritch. The cover to the book (by the brilliant artist Richard Powers) can be accessed by clicking on the link below. Why add this post under this topic? Well, Mr. Beaumont wrote an introduction for each of the stories in the book. And here is what he wrote as the introduction to the Bradbury short story, "The Women":
"Ray Bradbury is a fourteen-year-old news vendor who lives with his parents in Venice, California. He said he would give me a free subscription to The Los Angeles Daily News if I would include his story in this anthology. It marks his first professional appearance."
Ray also had a nickname associated with his days of selling newspapers on a street corner as a young man. And he took Charles Beaumont's tongue-in-cheek introduction to his story in THE FIEND IN YOU with great, good humor. To see how he signed my copy of that book, click on the link below:
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