Eustace Cockrell and
the Art of Story Telling
Eustace Cockrell was best known as a pioneer television writer who wrote many of the early westerns (Have Gun Will Travel, Maverick, etc.) while under contract with Warner Brothers. He also wrote scripts for such diverse programs as the Loretta Young Show, The Naked City, I Spy and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In 1953 he was nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary category.
Over 100 Stories
Prior to the advent of television, however, Eustace published over 100 short stories in “pulp” magazines such as Blue Book and Argosy as well as in “slick” publications like Collier’s, Saturday Evening Post, Esquire and The American Magazine. In addition, another 40 “unpublished stories” have been collected, some of which may have been published in magazines not yet identified.
This website is dedicated to documenting Eustace Cockrell’s contribution as a writer with an emphasis on his career as a writer of short stories. (See Biographical Information.)