Paul Franklin
Date of Birth
May 30, 1899
Birth Place:
New York City, NY


A reporter, he claimed, from the young age of 17, Paul Franklin became a busy radio writer in the early '20s, penning such popular broadcasts as Hollywood Hotel and Manhattan at Midnight. A member of the council of Radio Writers Guild from 1939, Franklin was elected president two years later. As a screenwriter, he penned the notorious exploitation melodrama Reefer Madness (1936) and wrote for such...