Thorne Smith Blog is now open!

by Michael D Walker on March 9, 2012

Thorne Smith Blog is now open!

Welcome to the world of Thorne Smith, a writer who has long been forgotten by the public despite being one of the most humorous, influential and fascinating writers of comic and fantasy novels the world has ever seen.

He was a prolific talent, writing nine fantasy novels, one mystery, a serious novel, two military themed comedies, a volume of poetry, a children’s book, two short stories, and two screenplays: 19 literary works in a span of 17 years.

You may be familiar with his most popular work: Topper, which was not only a favorite book but also a successful movie, top radio program and popular TV series. His impact can also be felt in the writings of authors as diverse as Robert Bloch, Neil Gaiman, and James Thurber. Perhaps you’ve seen many of the works influenced by him, such as the cartoons of “Beetle Bailey”, “Sad Sack” and “Casper the Friendly Ghost” or the TV shows “Bewitched”, “Mr. Ed”, and “I Dream of Jeannie”. More recently you may have felt his touch while enjoying the films “Night at the Museum”, “Ghost Town” and “The Change-Up”. But even if you’re a complete newcomer to this creative spirit, you’ve come to the right place to learn about him and his work.

I hope you enjoy the results of my never ending search of every nook and cranny of the world in my efforts to find each and every morsel of information to be found about this long forgotten writer.

Hopefully you’ll tell your friends about this and make this magical little corner a frequent stop in your internet travels. I’m hoping you come to think of this place as your own personal little library devoted to America’s literary ghost, the remarkable Thorne Smith.

–Michael D. Walker,

Author: “Host To Said Ghosts: The Thorne Smith Story”

 

 

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Dating Relationship Expert for Women After 40 Singles Advice April 9, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Congratulations on your new Thorne Smith blog and getting it started and launched. I’m looking forward to learning more about his writing and wit from you in the forthcoming months.

Happy Dating and Relationships,

April Braswell
Dating Workshops Los Angeles

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Margarita April 10, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Michael, great start!

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G.E. Moon II April 11, 2012 at 2:39 AM

Looking forward to seeing your website and blog grow.

Yours In Health!

G.E. Moon II
http://www.abundanthealthcenter.com/item/Calcium-Magnesium-and-Potassium-22

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Neil Dhawan April 11, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Hi Michael,

Can’t wait to read and learn about Thorne Smith from you.

To Your Successful Life, Neil

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Sonya Lenzo April 11, 2012 at 6:53 AM

My sister is coming from Minnesota to Costa Rica next week and I have asked her to find me and bring me something written by Thorne Smith. Is there anything on the Internet I could access to read? He sounds like someone I would truly enjoy reading.
Sonya Lenzo

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Clare Delaney April 11, 2012 at 8:09 AM

I became aware of Thorne Smith from your previous blog, and I’ve really enjoyed learning about him. I look forward to doing the same with this blog!

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Cherie Miranda April 11, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Looking forward to reading more about this author from his official biographer! 🙂

Cherie Miranda

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Shane April 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Wow I have never even heard of Thorne Smith before. And to think he influenced all my childhood favorites! I would like to hear more about Thorne Smith! it is a tragedy that I know nothing of this man.

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G.E. Moon II April 11, 2012 at 1:20 PM

I am excited to learn more about Thorne Smith and his works. I am sorry to say that I have never heard of him until I started reading your blog. I will say that I am a big fan of “Bewitched” and “Beetle Bailey” so I can tell that this will be a very eye opening blog.

Yours In Health!

G.E. Moon II
http://www.abundanthealthcenter.com/item/Digestive-13

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Hipnosis Barcelona April 11, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I did not know this author. If you recommend it Michael, I am sure it’s worth it reading!

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Margarita April 11, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Michael,
I was fasinated to learn about Thorne Smith and his work. I am intrigued to find out more about his popular show named Topper.
Thank you

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Lyle R. Johnson April 11, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I need to get to the Library … want to read some of his writings.

Thanks,
Lyle

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Dr.Wendy Schauer, D.C., R.K.C. April 11, 2012 at 9:32 PM

I love to love and I love comedies. I am very excited to learn more about Thorne Smith.

Yours In Health!

Dr. Wendy

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Lisa McLellan April 15, 2012 at 4:29 PM

I’ve never heard of Thorne Smith, but I’ve certainly heard of most of the works influenced by him (only I’m not exactly sure what you mean by that.) Is he similar to the actor that’s in a bunch of movies but never as the main character so nobody ever knows his name?

Lisa McLellan
Nanny Services

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