Louis Golding (November 19, 1895 – August 9, 1958) was a British writer, very famous in his time especially for his novels, though he is now largely neglected; he wrote also short stories, essays, fantasies, travel books and poetry.
Born in Manchester into a Ukrainian-Jewish family, Golding was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Queen's College, Oxford. He used his Manchester background (as 'Doomington') and Jewish themes in his novels, the first of which was published while he was still an undergraduate (his student time was interrupted by service in World War I).
His novel Magnolia Street was a bestseller of 1932. It was a 1939 play for Charles B. Cochran in an adaptation by Golding and A. E. Rawlinson, and was also filmed as Magnolia Street Story. Film screenplays on which Golding collaborated included that of the Paul Robeson film The Proud Valley (1940) and the script of the 1944 film of his novel Mr. Emmanuel.
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Acquisition Note: Source: Gift of Judith Saul Stix.
Originally laid in Store of Ladies by Louis Golding. PR6013 O3 S7 1927
Accession number 1057
Preferred Citation:Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections
Scope and Contents: 1929: March 3. Autograph letter signed from Golding to Mrs. Ebyn thanking her for her "lovely dinner party" and promising to send her copies of several books including Those Ancient Lands, which had just arrived. 1 page.