Middleton, George, 1880-1967

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Playwright, author, and copyright specialist.

From the description of George Middleton papers, 1872-1970 (bulk 1911-1958). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980169

Biographical Note

  • 1880, Oct. 27: Born, Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1902: Graduated from Columbia University, New York, N.Y. First professional play, The Cavalier, produced
  • 1903: Joined The Players, a club for representative members of the dramatic arts and other related professions
  • 1911: Published Embers. New York: H. Holt and Co. (first volume of one-act plays) Married Fola La Follette
  • 1913: Joined the Authors League of America Published Tradition. New York: H. Holt and Co.(second volume of one-act plays)
  • 1915: Published Possession. New York: H. Holt and Co. (third volume of one-act plays) Produced Hit-the-Trail-Holliday, play coauthored with Guy Bolton, adapted by George M. Cohan
  • 1917: Produced Polly with a Past, play coauthored with Guy Bolton
  • 1919: Produced Adam and Eva, play coauthored with Guy Bolton
  • 1920: Published Masks. New York: S. French., fourth volume of one-act plays
  • 1922: Elected to the Dutch Treat Club
  • 1927 - 1929 : President, Dramatists Guild
  • 1928: Represented Authors League at Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, Berlin, Germany
  • 1929 - 1931 : Associate producer and writer, Fox Film Corporation in Hollywood
  • 1933: Published Hiss! Boom!! Blah!!! New York: S. French
  • 1936: Published That Was Balzac. New York: Random House
  • 1942 - 1958 : Technical specialist in copyright law, Office of Alien Property, Justice Department
  • 1947: Published autobiography, These Things Are Mine. New York: Macmillan Co.
  • 1955: Turnabout in manuscript form the first American play copyrighted under the New Universal Copyright convention
  • 1957: Sustained Superior Performance Award, Justice Department
  • 1967, Dec. 23: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the George Middleton Papers, 1872-1970, (bulk 1911-1958), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf George Middleton papers, 1872-1970 (bulk 1911-1958) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf George Middleton papers Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by subject), 1915 to 1996 St John's College, Oxford
referencedIn Samuel and Bella Spewack Papers, ca.1920-1980 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Middleton, George, 1880-1967. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1946. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Middleton, George 1880-1967. [Miscellaneous plays]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Spewack, Samuel and Bella. Papers, ca.1920-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Middleton, George, 1880-1967. The cheat of pity : a play in one act, 1912. University of Pennsylvania Library
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correspondedWith Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937 person
associatedWith Belasco, David, 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Bolton, Guy, 1884-1979. person
correspondedWith Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 person
correspondedWith DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959 person
correspondedWith Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 person
associatedWith Dramatists Guild. corporateBody
correspondedWith Duse, Eleonora, 1858-1924 person
associatedWith Dutch Treat Club. corporateBody
correspondedWith France, Anatole, 1844-1924 person
correspondedWith Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965 person
correspondedWith Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940 person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Ranke, 1895-1985 person
correspondedWith Hart, Moss, 1904-1961 person
correspondedWith Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961 person
correspondedWith La Follette family family
correspondedWith La Follette family family
associatedWith La Follette, Fola, 1882-1970. person
associatedWith La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925. person
correspondedWith Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951 person
correspondedWith Lilienthal, David Eli, 1899-1981 person
correspondedWith MacKaye, Percy, 1875-1956 person
correspondedWith Marquis, Don, 1878-1937 person
correspondedWith Masefield, John, 1878-1967 person
correspondedWith Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950 person
correspondedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 person
correspondedWith Middleton family family
correspondedWith Middleton family family
correspondedWith Nye, Gerald P. (Gerald Prentice), 1892-1971 person
correspondedWith Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963 person
correspondedWith O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953 person
associatedWith Players (Club) corporateBody
correspondedWith Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
correspondedWith Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel and Bella. person
correspondedWith Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936 person
correspondedWith Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 person
associatedWith United States. Department of Justice. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Justice. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 person
correspondedWith Wood, Peggy, 1892-1978 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
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Birth 1880-10-27

Death 1967-12-23




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