Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945

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American author, actor, humorist, and screenwriter; b. Robert Charles Benchley.

From the description of Robert Benchley collection, 1770-1965. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70967664

Robert Benchley, humorist, critic, actor, writer and director was born in 1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts. His writing career began as early as his college days as president of the LAMPOON, in which he wrote many articles. His reputation as a humorist grew when he became editor of the New York Tribune's Sunday Magazine. During the 1920's he was the dramatic editor for both Life Magazine and the New Yorker. His career also included writing, acting and directing for MGM.

From the guide to the Robert Benchley papers, 1920-1956, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Robert Benchley, humorist, critic, actor, writer and director was born in 1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

His writing career began as early as his college days as president of the LAMPOON, in which he wrote many articles. His reputation as a humorist grew when he became editor of the New York Tribune's Sunday Magazine. During the 1920's he was the dramatic editor for both Life Magazine and the New Yorker. His career also included writing, acting and directing for MGM.

From the description of Papers, 1920-1956. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571047

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referencedIn Bryan, J. (Joseph), 1904-,. Collection of books, virtually all with presentation inscriptions from the author to Bryan 1935-1985. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Gluyas Williams Papers, 1918-1950 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Collins, Seward, 1899-1952. Seward Collins papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive) 1927-1937 (bulk). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Reynolds, Paul Revere, 1864-1944. Records, 1899-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.) archive, 1923-2007. Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Greenberg Publisher Records, 1894-1976 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Seward Collins papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive), 1927-1937 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945. Letters of Robert Charles Benchley [manuscript] 1925 Jan. 17 and April 16. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Debenham, Warren. The Warren Debenham Comedy Sound Collection 1955-2006 Emerson College, Iwasaki LIbrary
referencedIn Slesin, Aviva. Aviva Slesin collection of research and production materials for the ten-year lunch: the wit and legend of the Algonquin Round Table, 1920s-1988. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Truex, Ernest, 1889-1973. Ernest Truex collection, 1895-1985 (bulk 1895-1973). Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Murphy, Gerald, 1888-1964. Gerald and Sara Murphy papers, 1854-2003. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Campbell, Alan, 1905-1963. Alan Campbell and Dorothy Parker collection, [1930]-1949. University of Michigan
referencedIn Williams, Paul, 1940-. Dorothy / music and lyrics by Paul Williams and Ken Ascher ; book by Paul Zindel and Des McAnuff, 1980. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library
referencedIn Herbert B. (Herbert Brutus) Ehrmann papers, 1906-1970 Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Greenberg, Publisher. Greenberg Publisher records, 1894-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hawkins, Arthur. Papers of Arthur Hawkins [manuscript], 1929-1970. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Sara and Gerald Murphy papers, 1854-2003 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945. Letters from Robert Benchley [manuscript], 1922-1963. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bryan, J. (Joseph), 1904-. J. Bryan papers, 1935-1985. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945. Robert Benchley collection, 1770-1965. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Owen, Benton B. (Benton Brooks), 1900-1989. Athletics at UVA and Centre College [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Papers of George Pierce Baker, 1882-1926 (inclusive), 1890-1926 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Paul Revere Reynolds Papers, 1899-1980. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Aviva Slesin collection of research and production materials for the ten-year lunch: the wit and legend of the Algonquin Round Table, 1920s-1988 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Harvard University. Petition against exclusion of Negroes from Freshman Dormitories, [1922?]. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945. Papers, 1920-1956. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Selznick, David O., 1902-1965. Light's diamond jubilee: telecast script, 1954. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Robert Benchley papers, 1920-1956 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Herold, Don, 1889-1966. Caricature of Robert Benchley, 1928. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945. Note to Glen Walton Blodgett [manuscript], 1925. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945. Mind's eye trouble. Clark University, Robert Hutchings Goddard Library
referencedIn Hand, Learned. Learned Hand papers. 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Allen, Fred, 1894-1956. Mail call, radio program [sound recording]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. person
associatedWith Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Benchley, Nathaniel, 1915-1981. person
associatedWith Benchley, Robert. person
associatedWith Blodgett, Glen Walton, person
associatedWith Briggs, Dean, 1968- person
associatedWith Bryan, J. (Joseph), 1904-, person
associatedWith Campbell, Alan, 1905-1963. person
associatedWith Collins, Seward, 1899-1952. person
associatedWith Connelly, Marc, 1890-1980 person
associatedWith Debenham, Warren. person
associatedWith Ehrmann, Herbert B. (Herbert Brutus), b. 1891 person
associatedWith Fairbanks, Douglas, 1883-1939. person
associatedWith Greenberg, Publisher. corporateBody
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Harvard University. corporateBody
associatedWith Hawkins, Arthur. person
associatedWith Herold, Don, 1889-1966. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Murphy, Gerald, 1888-1964. person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Owen, Benton B. (Benton Brooks), 1900-1989. person
associatedWith Reynolds, Paul Revere, 1864-1944. person
associatedWith Selznick, David O., 1902-1965. person
associatedWith Shepherd, Mr., person
associatedWith Slesin, Aviva. person
correspondedWith Truex, Ernest, 1889-1973. person
associatedWith Williams, Gluyas, 1888-1982 person
associatedWith Williams, Paul, 1940- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Subject
Theater--United States
Motion picture industry
Theater
Motion pictures
Motion pictures--United States
Fiction--Authorship
Advertising copy
American literature--20th century
American wit and humor
Authorship
Occupation
Authors, American
Actors--United States
Performer
Screenwriters--United States
Humorists, American
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Birth 1889-09-15

Death 1945-11-21

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