Dalrymple, Jean

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Producer, theatrical agent; interviewee b. 1910.

From the description of Oral history interview with Jean Dalrymple, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309731611

Theater impresario and publicist.

From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, July 27, 1978 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861651

Jean Van Kirk Dalrymple (b. Sept 2, 1902 Morristown, NJ; d. Nov 15, 1998 New York, NY) was an actress, writer, lecturer and producer.

As the daughter of George H. Dalrymple, a concert manager who arranged tours for artists in this country and in Latin America, her interest in the arts was ensured. Her professional career began at the age of 9 with a short story entitled The Spinning Top, continued on with writing sketches for vaudeville, progressed to screen writing (e.g. It Happened in New York, written with Ward Morehouse) and, ultimately, wrote several books on theater and her life within this world (e.g. September Child in 1963 and From the Last Row in 1975). For a time she worked with John Golden, then established her own office as publicist and manager in 1937. She was a publicist or personal manager for such artists as Jose Iturbi, Tallulah Bankhead and Leopold Stokowski. In the late 1940s she produced several shows on Broadway, most notably a revival of Burlesque (1946) and Red Gloves (1948). She was associated with the City Center since its inception (1943), but not until she was named to its board of directors did she start to mount productions there, including King Lear, Mister Roberts and a series of plays with José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Shrike, Richard III, and Charley's Aunt). From 1957 to 1968, Dalrymple was general director of the City Center Light Opera Company, mounting forty-seven revivals of thirty different musicals, the most frequently staged of which were Brigadoon and South Pacific. Dalrymple's strong influence within the theater world prepared her for her role as coordinator of the U.S. Performing Arts Program for the Brussels World's Fair in 1958. Her success in this position ensured a managerial role with the New York's World Fair in 1964/1965. On a personal note, Miss Dalrymple was married in 1932 to Ward Morehouse, New York Sun drama critic. The marriage ended in divorce in 1937. In 1951, she was married to Major General Philip de Witt Ginder. On November 7 1968, Ginder died. Jean Dalrymple passed away on November 15, 1998.

From the description of Jean Dalrymple papers, 1932-1979 and undated (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 262559077

Jean Van Kirk Dalrymple (b. Sept 2, 1902 Morristown, NJ; d. Nov 15, 1998 New York, NY) was an actress, writer, lecturer and producer. As the daughter of George H. Dalrymple, a concert manager who arranged tours for artists in this country and in Latin America, her interest in the arts was ensured. Her professional career began at the age of 9 with a short story entitled The Spinning Top, continued on with writing sketches for vaudeville, progressed to screen writing (e.g. It Happened in New York, written with Ward Morehouse) and, ultimately, wrote several books on theater and her life within this world (e.g. September Child in 1963 and From the Last Row in 1975). For a time she worked with John Golden, then established her own office as publicist and manager in 1937. She was a publicist or personal manager for such artists as Jose Iturbi, Tallulah Bankhead and Leopold Stokowski. In the late 1940s she produced several shows on Broadway, most notably a revival of Burlesque (1946) and Red Gloves (1948). She was associated with the City Center since its inception (1943), but not until she was named to its board of directors did she start to mount productions there, including King Lear, Mister Roberts and a series of plays with José Ferrer ( Cyrano de Bergerac, The Shrike, Richard III, and Charley's Aunt ). From 1957 to 1968, Dalrymple was general director of the City Center Light Opera Company, mounting forty-seven revivals of thirty different musicals, the most frequently staged of which were Brigadoon and South Pacific .

Dalrymple’s strong influence within the theater world prepared her for her role as coordinator of the U.S. Performing Arts Program for the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958. Her success in this position ensured a managerial role with the New York’s World Fair in 1964/1965.

On a personal note, Miss Dalrymple was married in 1932 to Ward Morehouse, New York Sun drama critic. The marriage ended in divorce in 1937. In 1951, she was married to Major General Philip de Witt Ginder. On November 7 1968, Ginder died. Jean Dalrymple passed away on November 15, 1998.

- Retrieved from http://www.americantheatrewing.org/biography/detail/jean_dalrymple on September 26, 2008 - “Woman to Watch: Jean Dalrymple-Publicist for Culture”. March 6, 1958, New York Herald Tribune.

From the guide to the Jean Dalrymple papers, 1932-1979 and undated, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Gilbert Miller Collection, 1921-1967, (bulk 1932-1955) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Dalrymple, Jean,. Oral history interview with Jean Dalrymple, 1979. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn E. Y. Harburg papers, 1936-1981 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Miller, Gilbert. Gilbert Miller collection, 1921-1967 (bulk 1932-1955). Library of Congress
creatorOf Dalrymple, Jean. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1955-1978. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Dalrymple, Jean,. Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, July 27, 1978 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Audiotapes, 1959-1990 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Dalrymple, Jean. Jean Dalrymple papers, 1932-1979 and undated New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Samuel and Bella Spewack Papers, ca.1920-1980 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
creatorOf Le Gai, Hilaire. Clifton Webb Collection, [ca. 1930-ca. 1960]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Butler, Blaine. Blaine Butler papers relating to Christopher Stanislas Blake, 1976-2008. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Alix Jeffry additional papers, 1935-1993. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf ANTA (Organization). Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1958-1970. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Papers relating to the English adaptation and New York premiere of Les mains sales, 1948-1949. Indiana University
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Jean Dalrymple papers, 1932-1979 and undated The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn George Balanchine archive, 1924-1989 (inclusive), 1961-1983 (bulk). Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Lortel, Lucille. Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Spewack, Samuel and Bella. Papers, ca.1920-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith ANTA (Organization). corporateBody
correspondedWith Balanchine, George. person
associatedWith Butler, Blaine. person
associatedWith City Center of Music and Drama (New York, N. Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Daniel, Oliver, person
associatedWith Daum, Raymond L., person
associatedWith ESTHER (EGGERTSEN) PETERSON, 1906-1997 person
associatedWith Exposition universelle et internationale (1935 : Brussels, Belgium). corporateBody
associatedWith Ginder, Philip D. (Philip DeWitt), 1905-1968. person
associatedWith Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981 person
associatedWith Iturbi, Jose, 1895-1980. person
correspondedWith Jeffry, Alix. person
associatedWith Landis, Jessie Royce, 1904-1972 person
correspondedWith Lortel, Lucille. person
associatedWith Miller, Gilbert. person
associatedWith Morris, Newbold person
associatedWith Morris, Newbold. person
associatedWith New York City Symphony. corporateBody
associatedWith New York World's Fair (1964-1965) corporateBody
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel and Bella. person
associatedWith Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1924- person
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United States
Subject
Theatrical producers and directors--Interviews
Motion picture industry
Theater
Motion picture actors and actresses
Theater--United States
Theater--Production and direction
Vaudeville
Motion picture producers and directors--Interviews
Occupation
Women theatrical producers and directors
Press agents
Actors
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Birth 1902-09-02

Death 1998-11-15

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