Hellman, Geoffrey T.
|born on||13 February 1907 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )|
|Place||New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||23°29' 01°22 Asc. 17°56'|
American writer, the son of writer and rare-books dealer, George S. Hellman. He attended Yale and contributed to the Yale Daily News, the Yale Literary Magazine and campus humor magazine The Yale Record.
Upon graduating in 1928, he wrote for the New York Herald Tribune's Sunday book supplement. By 1929, he secured a position at The New Yorker magazine as a reporter for the "Talk of the Town" section. While with The New Yorker, Hellman wrote extensively about New York institutions such as the New York Zoological Society and the Bronx Zoo, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Opera House, the Museum of Modern Art, and the New York Public Library.
His books include compilations of his pieces that appeared in The New Yorker and a book about the Smithsonian Institution ('Octopus on the Mall') and a history of the American Museum of Natural History ('Bankers, Bones and Beetles'). From 1936-1938, he was also the associate editor of Life Magazine.
In addition to his pursuits as a writer, Hellman was an enthusiastic butterfly collector. Hellman died of cancer on September 26, 1977.
Sy Scholfield quotes "How to Disappear for an Hour" by Geoffrey T. Hellman (Dodd, Mead, 1947), p. 27: "as far as I am concerned, the fact that I have a cold today is the result of sitting in a draft last night and not of a temporary conjunction of Saturn and Uranus afflicting all persons born at three o'clock in the morning on February 13th, 1907."
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (New Yorker magazine)
- Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor