John Emerson
Date of Birth
May 29, 1874
Birth Place:
Sandusky, OH

Biography

A Broadway actor and director in the 1900s, John Emerson began writing for films in the early teens, and by 1915 was directing. Under D.W. Griffith's supervision, he helmed several of Douglas Fairbanks' early films: The Mystery of the Leaping Fish, In Again, Out Again, Wild and Wooly, Down to Earth, and three which Emerson co-scripted with his wife Anita Loos, His Picture in the Papers,...