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Finding Aid for the Frank Riley Papers, ca. 1957-1994
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank Riley Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1957-1994
    Collection number: 566
    Creator: Riley, Frank, 1927-
    Extent: 15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.) 13 oversize boxes
    Abstract: Frank Riley (1915-1996) was an author, and the travel editor for the Los Angeles times and the Los Angeles times magazine (1971-1988). His travel writings also appeared in other newspapers such as the Denver post, San Francisco examiner and Chicago tribune. Riley also wrote screenplays, novels and short stories. The bulk of the collection consists of scrapbooks of his travel columns and photo albums of various trips and cruises. There are copies of his books, a scrapbook regarding his work in advertising and a few scripts.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Biography

    Frank Riley was born Frank Wilbert Ryhlick on June 8, 1915 in Hibbing, Minnesota. He grew up in Wausau, Wisconsin and attended college in Ripon, Wisconsin. He worked as a reporter for the New York Daily News. His first publication was Dixie demagogues (New York: Vanguard Press [c1939]), co-authored with Allan Michie. During World War II, he served in the Merchant Marine. With Mark Clifton, and using the pen name Frank Riley, he wrote The Forever machine, which won the 1955 Hugo Award. This was later published as They'd rather be right (New York: Gnome Press, 1957). Riley also worked in advertising and continued to write occasional screenplays, novels and short stories. He concentrated on travel writing for a good part of his life and was the travel editor for the Los Angeles times and the Los Angeles times magazine (1971-1988). His travel writings also appeared in other newspapers such as the Denver post, San Francisco examiner and Chicago tribune. He published several travel books, including Travel adventures in California (1976), De Anzas trail today (1976) and Olympic adventures in California (1983). He also published Death row chaplain (1962) written with Byron Eschelman, The Kocska formula (1971) and Jesus II (1972). He died in Manhattan Beach, California on April 24, 1996.

    Scope and Content

    The bulk of the collection consists of scrapbooks of his travel columns and photo albums of various trips and cruises. There are copies of his books, a scrapbook regarding his work in advertising and a few scripts.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Riley, Frank, 1927- --Archives.
    Authors, American--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.