George Dromgold

George C. Dromgold (July 14, 1893 – April 9, 1948) was an actor and writer, who wrote a book about his South Seas exploration.

George C. Dromgold
George C. Dromgold (left) and James B. Shackelford, 1933
BornJuly 14, 1893
Los Angeles
DiedApril 9, 1948 (aged 54)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Occupationactor, writer
Spouse(s)Helen S. Dromgold

Early years

George Dromgold was the son of R. W. Dromgold, a Los Angeles businessman, real estate investor, and member of the Los Angeles City Council, and Nellie Squire Dromgold.[1] George Dromgold worked as a salesman, lived for a time in Honolulu, and entered movies in 1914. He received his first screenplay credit in 1927.

Later career

In 1933, Dromgold and James B. Shackelford traveled to the Great Barrier Reef and Papua, spending three months at Fiji. At Suva, they observed and analyzed fire-walking.[2] Dromgold wrote a book, Two Lugs on a Lugger, with photographs by Shackelford, describing their adventures.[3]

Selected filmography


  1. Press Reference Library (Southwest Ed.): "Being the Portraits and Biographies of Progressive Men of the Southwest". Los Angeles Examiner. Los Angeles, 1912, p. 242.
  2. Max Freedom Long. Recovering the Ancient Magic. Huna Press, Cape Girardeau, MO, U.S.A., 1978 p. 22.
  3. George C. Dromgold. Two Lugs on a Lugger. Hutchinson. London 1938.
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