Adela Johns

American journalist Adela Johns

Adela Rogers St. Johns was an American journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She wrote a number of screenplays for silent movies and, late in life, appeared with other early twentieth-century figures as one of the 'witnesses' in Warren Beatty's Reds, but she is best remembered for her groundbreaking exploits as a "girl reporter" during the 1920s and 1930s.
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20 May 1894

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  • 1988
    Age 93
    Died on August 10, 1988.
  • 1980
    Age 85
    In 1980, she appeared to great effect in the television documentary series Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film.
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  • 1970
    Age 75
    St. Johns was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on April 22, 1970.
  • 1962
    Age 67
    In 1962 she published Final Verdict, a biography of her father Earl Rogers.
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  • 1948
    Age 53
    St. Johns again left newspaper work in 1948 in order to write books, and to teach at a series of universities.
  • 1935
    Age 40
    Her coverage of the assassination of Senator Huey Long in 1935, the abdication of King Edward VIII in 1936, the Democratic National Convention of 1940, and other major stories made her one of the best-known reporters of the day.
  • 1927
    Age 32
    Writing in a distinctive, emotional style, St. Johns reported on, among other subjects, the controversial Jack Dempsey–Gene Tunney "long-count" fight in 1927, the treatment of the poor during the Great Depression, and the 1935 trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for kidnapping and murdering the son of Charles Lindbergh.
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  • 1910
    Age 15
    St. Johns was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of a prominent Los Angeles criminal lawyer, Earl Rogers, who was a friend of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Adela Rogers as she was known in high school, was Hollywood High School's first real celebrity graduate and in the graduating class of 1910.
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  • 1894
    Born on May 20, 1894.
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