Claude Binyon
Date of Birth
Oct 17, 1905
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL

Biography

Chicago-based journalist Claude Binyon became city editor of the show-biz trade magazine Variety in the late '20s. Legend has it that it was Binyon, rather than Variety's colorful editor Syme Silverman, who came up with the famous stock market-crash headline "Wall St. Lays an Egg." He switched from writing about movies to writing for them with 1932's If I Had a Million; his later screenwriting...