Arliss, George, 1868-1946

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From the description of Autograph letter signed : 8 Bloomsbury Place, London, to Mr. Beringer, 1907 Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870220

George Arliss (1868-1946), English stage and screen actor, was best known for portraying historical figures such as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, Alexander Hamilton, Cardinal Richelieu, and French author Voltaire. Following Arliss' success with the stage version of Louis Napoleon Parker's DISRAELI (1911), authors E. Lawrence Dudley and George Gibbs attempted to fashion a similar vehicle based on the life of Voltaire, but the project ran into difficulties, eventually causing a rift between the collaborators, and the play was never staged. More than a decade later, after Arliss won a Best Actor Oscar for the film version of DISRAELI (1929), Dudley and Gibbs contributed to the screenplay of the Warner Brothers' film version of VOLTAIRE (1933).

From the guide to the Letters to E. Lawrence Dudley, 1917-1927, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

George Arliss (1868-1946), English stage and screen actor, was best known for portraying historical figures such as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, Alexander Hamilton, Cardinal Richelieu, and French author Voltaire.

Following Arliss' success with the stage version of Louis Napoleon Parker's DISRAELI (1911), authors E. Lawrence Dudley and George Gibbs attempted to fashion a similar vehicle based on the life of Voltaire, but the project ran into difficulties, eventually causing a rift between the collaborators, and the play was never staged. More than a decade later, after Arliss won a Best Actor Oscar for the film version of DISRAELI (1929), Dudley and Gibbs contributed to the screenplay of the Warner Brothers' film version of VOLTAIRE (1933).

From the description of Letters to E. Lawrence Dudley, 1917-1927. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122579633

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referencedIn Elsie Leslie papers, 1888-1944. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
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referencedIn Jane Dransfield papers, 1917-1945, 1920-1941 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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Relation Name
associatedWith Adams, Henry, 1838-1918 person
correspondedWith Allen, Viola, 1867-1948 person
associatedWith Anderson, Percy, d. 1928. person
associatedWith Beringer, Mr, person
correspondedWith Bertram, Arthur, 1860-1955 person
associatedWith Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. person
associatedWith Cahoon, Herbert, 1918- person
correspondedWith Campbell, Patrick, Mrs., 1865-1940 person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Digges, Dudley, 1879-1947. person
associatedWith Dobie, Charles Caldwell, 1881-1943. person
associatedWith Dransfield, Jane, 1875- person
associatedWith Dransfield, Jane, 1875-1957. person
associatedWith Dudley, E. Lawrence (Edward Lawrence), b. 1879. person
associatedWith Fay family. family
associatedWith FAY FAMILY family
associatedWith Freuh, Alfred, 1880-1968. person
associatedWith Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968. person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
associatedWith Gibbs, George, 1870-1942. person
associatedWith Hamlin, Mary Parmele, 1871-1964. person
associatedWith Hayday, Horace R. person
associatedWith Henderson, Ray, 1889-1937 person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. person
associatedWith Kohlsaat, H. H. (Herman Henry), 1853-1924. person
associatedWith Latham Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Leslie, Elsie, 1881-1966. person
associatedWith Maude, Margery, 1889-1979. person
associatedWith Neiman, Howard S. person
associatedWith Neiman, Howard S. person
correspondedWith Peabody, Marian Lawrence, 1875- person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Rosenberg, Manuel, 1897-1967. person
associatedWith Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. person
associatedWith Straub Carlyle. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Wheeler, Roger, person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
correspondedWith Winter, William Jefferson, b. 1878 person
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Birth 1868-04-10

Death 1946-02-05

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