Haggott, John

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John Haggott was born in Denver, and was the son of the late Warren A. Haggott, who had been a United States Congressman and Lieutenant Governor of Colorado.The younger Mr. Haggott studied architecture at Harvard College, from which he was graduated in 1935. A year later he joined the Theater Guild and was associated for many years with its Westport Country Playhouse.

In 1943, with Margaret Webster, he produced “Othello” in New York, with Paul Robeson and Jose Ferrer heading the cast. In 1946, with Maurice Evans, he produced “Macbeth,” also on Broadway. Mr. Haggott later became a freelance director of such plays as “The Streets Are Guarded,” “The Firebrand” and “Foxhole in the Parlor.”

Afterward, he joined Columbia Pictures and produced five feature films for Harry Cohn. He was believed to have developed a system for infrared exterior photography known as the matting technique. Returning to New York in 1949, Mr. Haggott presented Celeste Holm in “Affairs of State,” acting as co‐director. In 1951, he joined the Columbia Broadcasting System as producer and director for two seasons of television's “Westinghouse Summer Theater” and “Studio One.”

In 1953, he returned to the Theater Guild and produced the “United States Steel Hour” on TV, with which he stayed for several years. He also produced “The House on High Street,” one of the first dramatic presentations of psychiatric methods on television.In 1962 Mr. Haggott returned to his first love and joined I. M. Pel Associates of New York, architects, from which he was on leave at his death on August 20, 1964.
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creatorOf Haggott, John. John Haggott papers on the Margaret Webster-Paul Robeson production of Shakespeare's Othello, 1942-1958 Houghton Library
creatorOf Walsh, Thomas, 1908-1984. Westinghouse studio one summer theatre-- #9, "Sentence of death" / by Thomas Walsh. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. Westinghouse summer theatre-- #10, The gathering night / based on a novel by Rudyard Kipling. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Freeman, Devery, 1913-2005. Westinghouse studio one summer theatre-- "Beyond reason" / based on a radio script by Devery Freeman. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Gallico, Paul, 1897-1976. Westinghouse summer theatre-- #7, The Roman kid / by Paul Gallico. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Miller, James Robbins. Westinghouse studio one summer theatre-- "Letter from Cairo" / based on a story by James Robbins Miller. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Gilpatric, Guy, 1896-1950. Studio one-- The astonishing Mr. Glencannon. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Malmar, McKnight. Westinghouse summer theatre--The storm / by McNight Malmar. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. Westinghouse studio one summer theatre-- #6, The king in yellow / by Raymond Chandler. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Carousso, Dorothee. Westinghouse summer theatre-- "Flowers from a stranger" / by Dorothea [i.e. Dorothee] Carousso ; adapted by Jacques Finke. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Rose, Reginald. Studio one-- The formula / by Reginald Rose; based on the novel by Gordon Sager. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Maurice Evans papers, 1934-1970 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Pearce, John Ed. Westinghouse Summer Theatre-- Look homeward, hayseed / by John Ed Pearce. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Westinghouse summer theatre-- "The Paris feeling" / by Paul Horgan. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Rosten, Hedda. Westinghouse summer theatre presents The happy housewife / By Hedda Rosten. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Dawson, Virginia Douglas. Westinghouse summer theatre presents "The Rockingham tea set" / by Virginia Douglas Dawson. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Sarton, May, 1912-1995. Westinghouse studio one summer theatre-- #5, Shadow of a man / by May Sarton. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Roos, Kelley. Westinghouse summer theatre presents "There was a crooked man" / by Kelly [i.e., Kelley] Roos. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Evans, Maurice, 1901-1989. Maurice Evans papers, 1934-1970. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Wolfson, Victor, 1910-1990. Westinghouse summer theatre presents "One in a million" / by Victor Wolfson. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
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associatedWith Evans, Maurice, 1901-1989. person
associatedWith Ffolkes, David person
associatedWith Pei, I. M., 1917- person
associatedWith Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 person
associatedWith Webster, Margaret, 1905-1972 person
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New York City NY US
Denver CO US
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Theater--20th century
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Producers and directors
Directors
Architects--20th century.--United States
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Death 1964-08-20

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