Dillingham, C. B. (Charles Bancroft), 1868-1934

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Charles Bancroft Dillingham (1868-1934) was one of the leading theatrical producers in New York City during the first three decades of the 20th century. With his own company, the Dillingham Theatre Corp., and in partnership with A.L. Erlanger and Florenz Ziegfeld, he produced more than 200 comedies, musical comedies, operettas and vaudeville shows for the Broadway stage. He built and owned The Globe Theatre (at Broadway and 46th St.) and for many years he managed The Hippodrome, reputed to be the largest theatrical house in the world.

From the guide to the Charles B. Dillingham papers, 1903-1931, 1910-1927, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924. Correspondence with Arlo Bates, Charles B. Dillingham, Norman Forbes Robertson, Grant Richards, her sister, Mrs. [Louise Chandler] Moulton, Charlie Stoddard, Mrs. Rideing, Colonel Bunbury, and others. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Lawson, Mark. Set designs for Everything, a musical revue, 1918. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Charles B. Dillingham papers, 1903-1931, 1910-1927 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Robert Baral papers, 1876-1980 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn R. H. Burnside collection, circa 1905-1952 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Dillingham, Charles B. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1923. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Paul Kester papers, 1880-1933 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith Ade, George, 1866-1944 person
associatedWith Baral, Robert person
associatedWith Belasco, David, 1853-1931 person
associatedWith Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 person
associatedWith Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924. person
associatedWith Burnside, R. H. (Robert Hubberthorne), 1873-1952 person
associatedWith Butt, Alfred, Sir, 1878- person
associatedWith Chambers, C. Haddon (Charles Haddon), 1860-1921 person
associatedWith Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942 person
associatedWith Crowninshield, Frank, 1872-1947 person
associatedWith Dillingham Theatre Corporation corporateBody
associatedWith Edwards, Bruce person
associatedWith Erlanger, Abraham Lincoln, 1860-1930 person
associatedWith Fields, W. C., 1879-1946 person
associatedWith Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915 person
associatedWith Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940 person
associatedWith Globe Theatre (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hippodrome Theatre (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton, Arthur person
associatedWith Janis, Elsie, 1889-1956 person
associatedWith Kester, Paul, 1870-1933 person
associatedWith Latham, Fred G., 1853-1943 person
associatedWith Lawson, Mark. person
associatedWith Lonsdale, Frederick, 1881-1954 person
associatedWith Matthews, William Henry person
associatedWith Maude, Cyril, 1862-1951 person
associatedWith Nethersole, Louis person
associatedWith Ziegfeld, Flo, 1869-1932 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Theater--New York (State)--New York
Theater management
Musical theater
Theater--Production and direction
Theatrical managers
Theatrical producers and directors


Birth 1868-05-30

Death 1934-08-30


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