Chodorov, Jerome

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Jerome Chodorov (1911-2004) was an American playwright, librettist and director.

Born in New York City to Harry and Lena (Simmons) Chodorov, Jerome attended George Washington High School and then began his writing career as a journalist in the 1930s. By 1942 he had written at least seven plays or screenplays. Following a three-year hiatus from 1942 to 1945, during which time he served as a captain in the United States Air Force, he returned to writing, producing plays, screenplays, teleplays and short stories. His Wonderful Town won the 1953 New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Outer Circle Award. Chodorov also collaborated on several productions with Joseph Fields, as well as one with novelist and playwright Joseph Heller ( Spy Story ) and another with cartoonist Mell Lazarus ( The Boss Is Crazy Too ).

From the guide to the Jerome Chodorov Papers, 1941-1967, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Robinson, Hubbell, 1904-1974. Papers, 1936-1969, 1974. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. The Harold Rome papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Hart, Moss, 1904-1961. Moss Hart and Kitty Carlisle papers, 1922-1962, 1988. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. The Harold Rome papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Papers, 1947-1967. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Harold Arlen papers, 1947-1967 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Elisabeth Fraser papers, 1920-1999 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn The Harold Rome Papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Heller, Franklin. Papers, 1936-1950. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Edmond Pauker papers, 1898-1960 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Jerome Chodorov Papers, 1941-1967 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). Anniversary Waltz / by Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields; staged under the direction of Joan White, 1956 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Wonderful town: typescript, 2000. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Pauker, Edmond, ca. 1880-1962. Edmond Pauker papers, 1898-1960. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001. Letter, Jackson, Miss., to Mr. Cohn [manuscript] 1946 June 8. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Crest Theatre. Anniversary Waltz / Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Field, 1957 - house program. University of Guelph
referencedIn Morrie Ryskind papers, 1911-1985 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Fields, Joseph A., 1895-1966. The Ponder heart : a new comedy / by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. Georgia State University
referencedIn Frederick Brisson papers, 1934-1984 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Ruth and Augustus Goetz papers, 1930-1966 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. person
associatedWith Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. person
associatedWith Brisson, Frederick, 1912-1984 person
associatedWith Crest Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Fields, Joseph A., 1895-1966. person
associatedWith Fraser, Elisabeth person
associatedWith Goetz, Ruth person
associatedWith Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Harold Rome person
associatedWith Hart, Moss, 1904-1961. person
associatedWith Heller, Franklin. person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Pauker, Edmond, ca. 1880-1962. person
associatedWith Robinson, Hubbell, 1904-1974. person
associatedWith Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. person
associatedWith Ryskind, Morrie, 1895-1985 person
associatedWith Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Librettists--United States
Dance and theatre
Dramatists, American--20th century
Occupation
Librettists
Dramatists
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Birth 1911-08-10

Death 2004-09-12

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