Belasco, David, 1853-1931

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American theatrical producer and playwright.

From the description of Letter : to Luther Price, 1906 Apr. 2. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122494221

American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright.

From the description of David Belasco letter, 1905 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 709924141

From the description of David Belasco letter, 1929 Oct. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 709926139

From the description of David Belasco letter, 1925 Oct. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 709794409

Actor, manager, playwright, director, producer, and theater owner, Belasco was one of the outstanding personalities of the American theater at the turn of the century. He is most notable for his exotic stage productions, famous for their lavishness and scenic realism and his discovery and training of actors such as Mrs. Leslie Carter, Blanche Bates, David Warfield, and Frances Starr. He made good use of the mechanical inventions of his time including innovations in the use of lighting, was involved in the fight against Klew and Erlanger, the Theatrical Syndicate, and wrote plays of his own, mostly collaborations and adaptations of sentimental melodrama. Some of his best known productions were THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME (1893), THE HEART OF MARYLAND (1895), ZAZA (1898), MADAME BUTTERFLY (1900), THE AUCTIONEER (1901), THE MUSIC MASTER (1904), ADREA (1905), THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST (1905), A GRAND ARMY MAN (1907), and THE RETURN OF PETER GRIMM (1911).

From the description of David Belasco papers, 1868-1967. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122687127

Alfred Grunwald was born in Vienna, Austria, on February 16, 1884. He worked for a theatrical agency before turning to libretto writing. He came to the United States in 1940 after several years' residence in France. During World War II he was employed for a time with the Office of War Information translating American songs for transmission by radio to Germany Alfred Grunwald collaborated with such composers as Franz Lahar and Emmerich Kalman, successfully adding a modern social slant to the traditional operetta formula. A number of Grunwald’s librettos were produced on Broadway. These included Countess Maritza (1926), The Yankee Princess (1922), The Circus Princess (1927), and The Duchess of Chicago (1929). He also wrote a number of comedies, including Dancing Partner (1930), written in collaboration with Alexander Engel and produced on Broadway by David Belasco. Besides writing over 40 operetta librettos, Alfred Grunwald also wrote non-musical plays, short stories, and newspaper articles, and was the theater critic for the Neue Wiener Journal . He was a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Alfred Grunwald died in New York on February 24, 1951.

From the guide to the Alfred Grunwald papers, 1907-2004, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

David Belasco's drama, Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan, based on the story by John Luther Long, premiered at the Herald Square Theatre, New York, on March 5, 1900; the play opened in London at the Duke of York's Theatre on April 28, 1900.

From the description of Madame Butterfly : a tragedy of Japan, [ca. 1900?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81985075

From the description of Madame Butterfly : a tragedy of Japan, [ca. 1900?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702152832

American author.

From the description of Letter, 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78116138

American director and playwright of Portuguese Jewish origin.

From the description of Autograph sentiment signed, dated : [n.p., n.d], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873158

Actor-manager, playwright, director, producer and theater owner, David Belasco was one of the outstanding personalities of the American theater. Born in San Francisco on July 25, 1853, to Portuguese-Jewish parents who had emigrated from England, Belasco, whose father had been on the London stage, began acting as a child. He was a call boy and then stage manager in San Francisco before moving to New York in 1882 to manage the Madison Square Theatre under Daniel Frohman. Seeking greater freedom, he left that theater and was a freelance playwright and director before becoming stage manager, again under Daniel Frohman, at the Lyceum Theatre in 1887. In 1890 he left to again work independently, staging a number of his own plays, mainly collaborations. The most successful of these were THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME (1893), THE HEART OF MARYLAND (1895), ZAZA (1898), and MADAME BUTTERFLY (1900). In 1901 he began his association with the actor David Warfield in Charles Klein's THE AUCTIONEER . In 1902 he opened the first Belasco Theatre, which had opened as the Republic in 1900, and where several of his most famous plays were first seen including Klein's THE MUSIC MASTER (1904), ADREA (1905), and THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST (1905). His success enabled him to build a new theater which opened in 1907 as the Stuyvesant Theater with Warfield in A GRAND ARMY MAN and was renamed the Belasco in 1910 (the earlier Belasco Theatre reverted to its original name). It was here that he staged THE RETURN OF PETER GRIMM (1911), considered by many his finest work. He remained at the Belasco until his death on May 14, 1931.

Belasco's greatest contributions to the American stage were his elaborate, realistic scenic displays using the latest mechanical inventions and experiments in the use of lighting, his discovery and launching of a number of the stars of his day including Mrs. Leslie Carter, Blanche Bates, David Warfield and Frances Starr, and his participation in the ultimately successful fight against the Theatrical Syndicate, Klaw-Erlanger, which was strangling theater in the United States. He continued the tradition of importing plays from Europe rather than encouraging new American dramatists. His own plays, mostly melodramas, were primarily adaptations and dramatizations of earlier works; he was sued for plagiarism a number of times, but always won. His last two decades saw his influence decline, eclipsed by the rise of a new generation of American playwrights such as Eugene O'Neill, and a new kind of theater. But Belasco had brought a fresh realism to theater production and was the most successful man of the theater in turn-of-the-century America where spectacular and emotionally wrenching melodramas were in vogue.

Belasco was married to Cecilia Loverich from 1873 until her death in 1925. They had two daughters, Reina, who married theatrical producer Morris Gest, and Augusta, who predeceased her parents.

From the guide to the David Belasco papers, 1868-1967, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

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referencedIn Samuel and Bella Spewack Papers, ca.1920-1980 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
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creatorOf Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. Christopher Morley Collection, 1913-1943 [manuscript] Haverford College Library
creatorOf Belasco, David, 1853-1931. Zaza : typescript, after 1899. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Belasco collection of incidental music and musicals, ca. 1890-1931 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
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creatorOf Belasco, David, 1853-1931,. Autograph card signed from David Belasco to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1920 December 28. Folger Shakespeare Library
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creatorOf Belasco, David, 1853-1931. David Belasco papers, 1868-1967. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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creatorOf Long, John Luther, 1861-1927. Papers, 1870-1958 (bulk 1901-1920). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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creatorOf Alfred Grunwald papers, 1907-2004 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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creatorOf Belasco, David, 1853-1931,. Autograph and typed letters signed from David Belasco to William Winter [manuscript], 1902-1916. Folger Shakespeare Library
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creatorOf Smith, Harry B. (Harry Bache), 1860-1936. Papers, 1773-1935, (bulk 1890-1930). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967. Geraldine Farrar collection, 1895-1943 (bulk 1898-1939). Library of Congress
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referencedIn John Luther Long Papers TXRC92-A9., 1870-1958 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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referencedIn Crawford Theater collection, 1663-1992 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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associatedWith Furst, William, 1852-1917. person
associatedWith Fyles, Franklin, 1847-1911. person
associatedWith Geraldine Farrar person
associatedWith Gerard, Rosemonde, 1871-1953 person
associatedWith Gillis, J. L. (James Louis), 1857-1917, person
correspondedWith Goodkind, Milton person
associatedWith Goodman, J. T., fl. 1915, person
associatedWith Granville, Fred Leroy, b. 1886 person
associatedWith Gropper, Milton Herbert person
associatedWith Grove, F. C. (Florence Crauford), d. 1902. person
associatedWith Grünwald, Alfred. person
associatedWith Grunwald, Henry A. (Henry Anatole) person
associatedWith Guitry, Sacha, 1885-1957 person
associatedWith Hamilton, Mary, 1885-1945 person
associatedWith Harbach, Otto, 1873-1963 person
associatedWith Hatton, Frederick, 1879-1946 person
associatedWith H. C. DeMille person
associatedWith Heilig Theatre (Portland, Or.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hepenstall, W. D person
associatedWith Herne, James A., 1839-1901. person
associatedWith Himmelstern, Marjorie, 1913-2010. person
associatedWith Hobble, John L person
associatedWith Hodges, Horace, 1865-1951 person
associatedWith Hopwood, Avery, 1882-1928 person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. person
associatedWith Humphrey, C. person
associatedWith Humphrey, C. person
associatedWith Hurlbut, William person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Janis, Elsie, 1889-1956 person
correspondedWith Jefferson, William Winter, 1876-1946 person
associatedWith Jones, Will Owen, 1862-1928. person
associatedWith Kálmán, Emmerich, 1882-1953 person
correspondedWith Kaphan, Mortimer person
associatedWith Kauser, Alice, ca. 1872-1945. person
associatedWith Kearney, Patrick, 1894-1933. person
associatedWith Kerr, Geoffrey, b. 1895 person
associatedWith Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. person
associatedWith King, Fay. person
associatedWith Klein, Charles, 1867-1915 person
associatedWith Klew & Erlanger corporateBody
associatedWith Klew & Erlanger. corporateBody
correspondedWith Knoblock, Edward. person
associatedWith Knoblock, Edward, 1874-1945 person
associatedWith Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948 person
associatedWith Leslie, Elsie, 1881-1966. person
associatedWith Locke, Robinson, 1856-1920, person
associatedWith Long, John Luther, 1861-1927 person
associatedWith Lonsdale, Frederick, 1881-1954 person
associatedWith Mack, Willard, 1873-1934. person
correspondedWith Macquoid, Percy, d. 1925. person
associatedWith Martini, Fausto Maria, 1886-1931 person
associatedWith Mayer, E. B., fl. 1917, person
associatedWith Meehan, John, b. 1890 person
associatedWith Megrue, Roi Cooper, 1883-1927 person
associatedWith Merivale, Herman Charles, 1839-1906. person
associatedWith Middleton, George, 1880-1967. person
associatedWith Millard, Evelyn. person
associatedWith Minor, James Monroe, 1815-1879. person
associatedWith Molineux, Roland Burnham person
associatedWith Molnár, Ferenc, 1878-1952 person
associatedWith Morehouse, Ward, 1898-1966. person
associatedWith Nesbitt, Kathleen person
associatedWith Nicholson, Kenyon, 1894-1986. person
associatedWith Norris, Herbert. person
associatedWith O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. person
associatedWith O'Neill, James, 1849-1920, person
associatedWith Operti, G. person
associatedWith Osborne, Hubert, 1881-1958 person
associatedWith Osborne, Vivienne, 1900- person
associatedWith Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922 person
associatedWith Picard, Andre, b. 1874 person
associatedWith Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979 person
associatedWith Potter, Paul M. (Paul Meredith), 1853-1921 person
associatedWith Power, Tyrone, 1914- person
associatedWith Price, Luther. person
associatedWith Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. person
associatedWith Richardson, F. G. person
associatedWith Rivoire, Andre person
associatedWith Robinson, Armin L., 1900-1985 person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Rosenfeld, Sydney person
associatedWith Rosenstock, Fred A., b. 1895 person
associatedWith Sawyer, Eugene T. (Eugene Taylor), 1846-1924. person
associatedWith Scarborough, George person
associatedWith Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805. person
correspondedWith Servoss, Mary, 1881-1968. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
associatedWith Sheldon, Edward, 1886-1946 person
associatedWith Shubert Organization (New York, N.Y.), corporateBody
associatedWith Sikes & Sikes Typewriting Offices. corporateBody
associatedWith Sikes & Sikes Typewriting Offices. corporateBody
correspondedWith Sillman, Leonard. person
associatedWith Simon, Charles, 1850-1910. person
associatedWith Smith, C. Aubrey, Sir, 1863-1948 person
associatedWith Smith, Harry Bache, 1860-1936 person
associatedWith Smith, Winchell, 1871-1933 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel and Bella. person
associatedWith Starr, Frances. person
associatedWith Stuyvesant Theatre (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Taflinger, Elmer E. (Elmer Edward), 1891-1981. person
associatedWith Taylor, Orla Benedict, 1865-1945. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Theatrical Trust corporateBody
associatedWith Thurston, E. Temple (Ernest Temple) person
associatedWith Ulric, Lenore person
associatedWith Ulric, Lenore. person
associatedWith Vajda, Ernest, 1887-1954 person
correspondedWith Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962 person
associatedWith Walker, Charlotte. person
associatedWith Walker, June, 1904-1975 person
associatedWith Walter, Eugene, 1874-1941 person
associatedWith Warfield, David. person
associatedWith Wells, George Doane, collector. person
associatedWith Wheelan, Albertine Randall. person
associatedWith White Studio corporateBody
associatedWith Widmer, Henry, 1844 or 5-1895. person
correspondedWith Wilson, Francis, 1854-1935, person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
associatedWith Witherspoon, Mr. person
associatedWith Wolff, Pierre person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1927-2008, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
United States
Subject
Performing Arts
Librettists--United States
Playbills
Theater--Production and direction
Drama
Stage props
Theater critics--Austria--Vienna
Librettists--Austria
Dramatists, Austrian
Authors, American--Correspondence
Stage lighting
Operetta--Librettos
Operetta--Production and direction
Occupation
Dramatists
Jewish dramatists--United States
Librettists
Theater critics
Function

Person

Birth 1853-07-25

Death 1931-05-15

Americans

English

Information

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