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June 14, 2013
June 14, 1938
John Van Alstyne Weaver, Jr. (July 17, 1893 to June 14, 1938) is little recalled now but H. L. Mencken liked his poetry. Mencken wrote a preface to the 1939 volume In American: The Collected Poems of John V. A. Weaver. Weaver, born in Charlotte North Carolina, spent time in Hollywood, and died in Colorodo Springs. Among his screen writing credits is the screenplay for the 1938 film, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. And Weaver co-authored The Far-Sighted Cat, with Peggy Wood. That is what my notes say.