O'Hara, John, 1905-1970

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John O'Hara was an American novelist and short story writer originally from Pottsville, Pa. In the 1950s and 1960s O'Hara was one of the most popular, prolific, and financially successful authors in the United States. A realist-naturalist writer, O'Hara emphasized complete objectivity in his books, writing frankly about the materialistic aspirations and sexual exploits of his characters. Five of his novels were adapted for films.

From the description of John O'Hara letters to H.N. Swanson, 1955-1970. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 45614995

William Shawn was the editor of the New Yorker from 1952 until 1987. John O'Hara was a major contributor to the New Yorker, having contributed 239 short stories from 1928 through 1967.

From the description of Correspondence : chiefly with William Shawn. 1928-1967. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 180764927

American novelist and short story writer.

From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, [1951?]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122348287

American journalist and novelist.

From the description of Lovey Childs; a Philadelphian's story (galley proof), 1969 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647804730

John O'Hara was an American novelist and short story writer originally from Pottsville, Pa. In the 1950s and 1960s O'Hara was one of the most popular, prolific, and financially successful authors in the United States. A realist-naturalist writer, O'Hara emphasized complete objectivity in his books, writing frankly about the materialistic aspirations and sexual exploits of his characters.

From the description of John O'Hara papers, 1923-1995. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 42088954

From the description of Matthew Bruccoli collection of John O'Hara's correspondence with his Random House editors, 1947-2009. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 668419370

From the description of Random House files of John O'Hara, 1927-1977. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 42209609

Popular, successful novelist.

From the description of TLS, 1946 April 1 : 27 East 79th Street, New York City, to C.A. Pearce, Duell, Sloan & Pierce, New York City. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16813775

American author.

From the description of Typewritten letter signed "John" and autograph postcard signed : Princeton and Paris, to Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Cottier, 1958 Feb. 4-1960 Oct. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612659

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referencedIn Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997. Brendan Gill letters to William Shawn, 1960-1986. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Troxell, Gilbert. Gilbert Troxell correspondence, 1939-1949. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-. Robert Abercrombie Lovett papers, 1919-1986 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. Cape Cod lighter. University of Manchester Library, Main Library
referencedIn Paul Palmer papers, 1929-1960 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. Letter : to Harold Ross, The New Yorker, [1948?]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn White, William, 1910-1995. Papers of William White [manuscript], 1875-1987. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987. Collection of 28 autograph and typed letters from noted authors to Kyle Crichton, 1921-1960. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bennett Cerf Papers, ca. 1898-1977. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Pal Joey / music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, book by John O'Hara ; directed by Alisa Palmer, 2004 - performance files. University of Guelph
referencedIn Sara and Gerald Murphy papers, 1854-2003 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Auchincloss, Louis. Papers of Louis Auchincloss, 1980-1982 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Penn State Writers Conference (1961 : University Park, Pa.). Penn State Writers Conference correspondence, 1960-1961. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Erskine, Albert, 1911-1993. Albert Erskine papers, 1930-1999. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Ernest Hemingway papers [manuscript], 1925-1966. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
referencedIn Robert Abercrombie Lovett papers, 1919-1986 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, [1951?]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Murphy, Gerald, 1888-1964. Gerald and Sara Murphy papers, 1854-2003. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. Joseph Barnes papers, 1907-1970, 1923-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. TLS, 1946 April 1 : 27 East 79th Street, New York City, to C.A. Pearce, Duell, Sloan & Pierce, New York City. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Longstreet, Stephen, 1907-2002. Papers of Stephen Longstreet [manuscript], 1974-1976. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. Letter : to Harold Ross, 1949 [April 5?]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. From the terrace : typescript and page proofs, 1958. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Knoll, Margaret K. Spangler. Scrapbook, 1920-1975 (bulk 1946-1965). Rutgers University
referencedIn John Kieran Papers, 1917-1985 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1936-1939, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Pal Joey / music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, book by John O'Hara, musical direction and orchestral adaptation by Paul Sportelli ; directed by Alisa Palmer, 2004 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Campbell, Alan, 1905-1963. Alan Campbell and Dorothy Parker collection, [1930]-1949. University of Michigan
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. John O'Hara collection, 1945-1966. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Bergman, Bernard Aaron, 1894-1980. Papers, 1933-1978. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Pal Joey / music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, book by John O'Hara ; directed by Alisa Palmer, 2004 - video. University of Guelph
referencedIn John Van Druten papers, 1901-1957 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. Matthew Bruccoli collection of John O'Hara's correspondence with his Random House editors, 1947-2009. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Cheryl Crawford papers, 1920-1986 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971. Bennett Cerf papers, ca. 1898-1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. Letter : to Harold Ross, The New Yorker, 1949 Feb. 7. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. John O'Hara letters to H.N. Swanson, 1955-1970. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. Letter : 55 East 86[th St., New York] to Harold Ross, The New Yorker, 1949 Jan. 27. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Palmer, Paul, 1900-1983. Paul Palmer papers, 1929-1960 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. Lovey Childs; a Philadelphian's story (galley proof), 1969 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Dunne, Philip, 1908-1992. Ten North Frederick : screenplay, 1957 Feb. 22 / by Philip Dunne. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. "Pal Joey" / Book by John O'Hara ; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart ; Music by Richard Rodgers. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. Random House files of John O'Hara, 1927-1977. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. Typewritten letter signed "John" and autograph postcard signed : Princeton and Paris, to Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Cottier, 1958 Feb. 4-1960 Oct. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Cheever, John. Typed letter signed : Ossining, N.Y., to Matthew Bruccoli, [197-?] May 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Phillips Marquand correspondence, 1892-1960. Houghton Library.
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. Correspondence : chiefly with William Shawn. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956. Papers, ca.1919-1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Shumlin, Herman, 1898-. Papers, 1930-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Jo Mielziner papers, 1903-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. John O'Hara papers, 1923-1995. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Levien, Sonya, 1898-1960. Papers of Sonya Levien, 1908-1960. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith Auchincloss, Louis. person
associatedWith Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. person
associatedWith Bergman, Bernard Aaron, 1894-1980. person
associatedWith Broadway Theatre (New York, N.Y. : 1930- ) corporateBody
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Bruccoli, Arlyn, person
associatedWith Bruccoli, Matthew J. (Matthew Joseph), 1931-2008. person
associatedWith Campbell, Alan, 1905-1963. person
associatedWith Carter, Edgar, person
associatedWith Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971, person
associatedWith Cheever, John. person
associatedWith Commins, Saxe, person
associatedWith Cottier, Hamilton, 1900- person
associatedWith Cottier, Hamilton, Mrs, person
associatedWith Crawford, Cheryl, 1902-1986 person
associatedWith Dunne, Philip, 1908-1992. person
associatedWith Erskine, Albert, 1911-1993. person
associatedWith Farquhar, Walter S. (Walter Southall), 1888-1971, person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940, person
associatedWith Foreman, John, person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997. person
associatedWith Harper, Emanuel, person
associatedWith Hart, Lorenz, 1895-1943. person
associatedWith Hecht, Harold, 1907-1985. person
associatedWith Heckart, Eileen, 1919-2001. person
associatedWith Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. person
associatedWith Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980. person
correspondedWith Kieran, John, 1892-1981 person
associatedWith Klopfer, Donald, 1902-1986, person
associatedWith Knoll, Margaret K. Spangler. person
associatedWith Levien, Sonya, 1898-1960. person
associatedWith Linscott, Robert N. (Robert Newton), 1886-1964, person
associatedWith Longstreet, Stephen, 1907-2002. person
associatedWith Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895- person
correspondedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960 person
associatedWith Maxwell, William, 1908-2000, person
associatedWith Mielziner, Jo, 1901-1976 person
associatedWith Mirisch, Walter. person
associatedWith Murphy, Gerald, 1888-1964. person
associatedWith O'Hara, Katharine Barnes, 1910-1974, person
associatedWith Palmer, Paul, 1900-1983. person
associatedWith Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956. person
associatedWith Pearce, C. A. person
correspondedWith Penn State Writers Conference (1961 : University Park, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Random House (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Revue Studios. corporateBody
associatedWith Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. person
associatedWith Ross, Harold Wallace, 1892-1951. person
associatedWith Screen Writers' Guild. corporateBody
associatedWith Selznick, David O., 1902-1965. person
associatedWith Serling, Rod, 1924-1975. person
associatedWith Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
correspondedWith Shawn, William person
associatedWith Shumlin, Herman, 1898- person
associatedWith Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968, person
associatedWith Swanson, H. N. person
associatedWith Troxell, Gilbert. person
associatedWith Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Druten, John, 1901-1957 person
associatedWith Wanger, Walter, 1894-1968. person
associatedWith White, William, 1910-1995. person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
associatedWith Zinnemann, Fred, 1907-1997. person
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Authors, American--20th century--Manuscripts
Musicals--Librettos
Authors, American
Literary agents
Novelists, American--20th century--Manuscripts
National Book Awards
Authors and publishers--20th century
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Birth 1905-01-31

Death 1970-04-11

Americans

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