DONENFELD, HARRY
 Source (some data)
  One of his close associates via Michael Feldman
 Name and vital stats
  DONENFELD, HARRY [1893-1965] (publisher; business)
 Biographical
  Moved to USA in '00 from Romania
 Family in arts
  Daughter: Sonia (Donenfeld) Iger
  Son-in-law: Fred Iger
  Son: Irwin Donenfeld
  Wife: Gussie Donenfeld (in whose name he owned many businesses)
 Print Media (non-comics)
  Co-owner: 1932-34 Partner with Joe Burten [aka Joey Bernstein] in Burdon Publishing [adult magazines]> 32 33 34
  Co-owner: Ditributing Company: 1932-65 Independent News, magazine distributor (partner: Paul Sampliner)> 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65
  Co-owner: Irwin Publishing and Griffon Novelty Co. (partner: 1930s brother Irving)> 30 31 32 32 34 35 36 37 38 39
  President & Owner: President: 1925 Elmo Press [NYC]> 25
  Publisher & Owner: 1930s Merwil [owner]> 30 31 32 32 34 35 36 37 38 39
  Publisher & Owner: Partner: Frank Armer of various imprints: Valhalla (2 hardcovers) mid-30s, Culture and Trojan pulps 1934-c45> 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
  Publisher: Gay Broadway [pulp]
  Publisher: Pulps 1934+ Spicy Adventure> 34
  Publisher: Pulps: 1934+ Spicy Western> 34
  Publisher: Pulps: 1934+ Super-Detective Stories> 34
  Publisher: Trojan pulp: 1937 Lone Ranger> 37
  Publisher: Trojan pulp: Don Winslow of the Navy [Merwil]
 Other career notes
  Secretary: Martin Printing [NYC] 1922> 22
 Note on comics career
  Backed various small comics publishers through Publishers Distribution Corp., PDC; see IRVING MANHEIMER c1939-c49> 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
  Bought out NATIONAL ALLIED COMICS and created DC COMICS c1938> 38
  Partner with Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson of NATIONAL ALLIED on DETECTIVE #1; bought him out c1937> 37
  Principal owner of Independemt News c1935> 35
  Probably silent owner of AMERICAN COMICS GROUP; see BENJAMIN W. SANGOR
  Published comics in magazines: DIANA DAW in Spicy Adventure c1934> 34
  Published comics in magazines: POLLY OF THE PLAINS in Spicy Western c1936> 36
  Published comics in magazines: SALLY SLEUTH by A. Barreaux in Spicy Detective c1934> 34
  Published comics in magazines: SOB SISTER SUE by Rex Maxon in Private Detective Stories c1937> 37
  Was severely incapacitated and out of the business after an accident c1962> 62
 DC COMICS
  Support (pres/maj own/) 1937-64 [Imprint: NATIONAL PERIODICAL PUBLICATIONS]> 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64