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Dennis Palumbo "The Grande Game" screenplay

 Collection — Box: BW 40, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16649

Content Description

Script for an unproduced film, "The Grande Game" about Edgar Allan Poe.


  • Creation: 1985-01-20

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Dennis Palumbo, M.A., MFT is the author of the screenplay, "The Grande Game," a tale about Edgar Allan Poe, that characterizes an addiction to opium and a troubled career as a writer.

Palumbo is a writer and licensed psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in creative issues. His acclaimed series of mystery thrillers–Mirror Image, Fever Dream, Night Terrors, Phantom Limb, Head Wounds and the upcoming Panic Attack (Sourcebooks/Poisoned Pen Press) features psychologist and trauma expert Daniel Rinaldi. He’s also the author of Writing From the Inside Out (John Wiley), as well as a collection of mystery short stories, From Crime to Crime (Tallfellow Press).

Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter, Palumbo’s credits include the feature film My Favorite Year, for which he was nominated for a WGA Award for Best Screenplay. He was also a staff writer for the ABC-TV series Welcome Back, Kotter, and has written numerous series episodes and pilots.

His first novel, City Wars (Bantam Books) is currently in development as a feature film, and his short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The Strand and elsewhere. He provides articles and reviews for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Lancet, and many others.

His column, “The Writer’s Life,” appeared monthly for six years in Written By, the magazine of the Writers Guild of America. He’s also done commentary for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and blogs regularly for The Huffington Post.

Source: "Palumbo, Dennis." Bio. Dennis Palumbo website. Accessed January 20, 2022.


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Royal Books by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia Library on June 2, 2019.

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Dennis Palumbo screenplay The Grande Game
Ellen Welch
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States