Houseman, John.

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Born Jacques Haussmann in Bucharest, Romania on Sept. 22, 1902, of a Alsatian father and English mother; attended Clifton College Preparatory School, Bristol, England, 1916-1918; moved to US in 1924; was grain export businessman while doing freelance writing and translating plays; entered theatrical production and direction upon collapse of stock market; by early 1930s was writing, producing and directing for NY stage; supervised Federal Theatre Project's Negro Theatre Project; taught at Vassar; founded Mercury Theater with Orson Welles in 1937, and collaborated with Welles on the radio series The Mercury theatre of the air; collaborated on screenplay of Citizen Kane, and in 1941 became vice-president of David O. Selznick productions; chief of overseas radio division, Bureau of the Office of War Information, 1942-43; producer of film, TV, and stage productions; artistic director of American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy in Stratford, CT, 1956-1959; artistic director of Theatre Group of LA in 1960s, which became nucleus of Center Theatre Group of LA; director of drama division of Juilliard School, NYC, 1967-1976; founder of the Acting Company in NYC, 1972; received Oscar for role in Paper chase; acted in TV show of same name; died Oct. 31, 1988.

From the description of Papers, 1930-1989. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38272850

Producer, director.

From the description of Reminiscences of John Houseman : oral history, 1980. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131714

From the description of Reminiscences of John Houseman : oral history, 1974. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309740369

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creatorOf Houseman, John. Papers, 1930-1989. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Houseman, John. Jane Eyre. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Juilliard School. Office of the President. General administrative records, 1933-1985, (bulk 1955-1983). The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Houseman, John. Reminiscences of John Houseman : oral history, 1974. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Buckner, Noel. The good fight : the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War : production materials, 1936-1983 (bulk 1979-1982). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Curtiss, Mina Kirstein, 1896-1985. Papers, 1913-1986 (bulk 1940-1985). Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Skinner, Edith. Papers of Edith Warman Skinner, 1902-1981. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Powell, Peggy LaViollette. Peggy LaViolette Powell papers on the Eyes West conference : Monterey, California, 1961 Sept. 15-17. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Dan H. Laurence Collection. Don Juan in Hell / by Bernard Shaw ; directed by John Houseman - program for production at the Palace Theatre, New York, Jan. 15, 1973. University of Guelph
creatorOf Moody, Richard, 1911-1996. Moody mss. : papers, 1934-1990. Indiana University
referencedIn March, Fredric, 1897-1975. Papers, 1899-1970. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Hewitt, Alan. Papers, 1930-1986. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Houseman, John. Reminiscences of John Houseman : oral history, 1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. The Virgil Thomson papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Mandel, Loring, 1928-. Loring Mandel papers, 1942-2006. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Davis, David M. (David McFarland), 1926-2007. Papers. University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
referencedIn Teichmann, Howard. Howard Teichmann papers, 1857-2001 (bulk 1940-1987). Library of Congress
referencedIn Berenberg, Benedict. Interviews [sound recording] Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Campbell, Alan, 1905-1963. Alan Campbell and Dorothy Parker collection, [1930]-1949. University of Michigan
creatorOf Houseman, John. The men from Mars / by John Houseman. University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
referencedIn Breuer, Bessie, b. 1893. Bessie Breuer papers, 1926-1972. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Martin, John Bartlow, 1915-1987. Papers, 1900-1986 (bulk 1939-1983). Library of Congress
creatorOf Dan H. Laurence Collection. Don Juan in Hell / by George Bernard Shaw ; directed by John Houseman, 1972 - program for production at the Nixon Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. University of Guelph
referencedIn Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. John Houseman : 2nd version / V. Thomson. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. The Virgil Thomson papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Martin, John Bartlow, 1915-1987. John Bartlow Martin papers, 1900-1986 (bulk 1939-1983). Library of Congress
referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
creatorOf Welles, Orson, 1915-1985. Papers, 1930-1959. Indiana University
referencedIn Juilliard School. Biographical files, [ca. 1920]-1987. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. person
associatedWith Berenberg, Benedict. person
correspondedWith Breuer, Bessie, b. 1893. person
associatedWith Campbell, Alan, 1905-1963. person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
correspondedWith Curtiss, Mina Kirstein, 1896-1985. person
associatedWith Dan H. Laurence Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Dan H. Laurence Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Davis, David M. (David McFarland), 1926-2007. person
associatedWith Goldman, Harry, person
associatedWith Hewitt, Alan. person
associatedWith Juilliard School. corporateBody
associatedWith Juilliard School. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Mandel, Loring, 1928- person
associatedWith March, Fredric, 1897-1975. person
correspondedWith Martin, John Bartlow, 1915-1987. person
associatedWith Mercury Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Moody, Richard, 1911-1996. person
associatedWith Powell, Peggy LaViollette. person
associatedWith Skinner, Edith. person
correspondedWith Teichmann, Howard. person
associatedWith Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. person
associatedWith Welles, Orson, 1915-1985. person
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Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources
Motion pictures--Production and direction
Theatrical producers and directors--Interviews
Acting
Theatrical producers and directors--Archival resources
Motion picture producers and directors--Interviews
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