Kester, Paul, 1870-1933

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Paul Kester (1870-1933) was an American dramatist and author. He wrote popular novels and also plays which were produced on Broadway with well-known American and British actors. His older brother, Vaughan Kester (1869-1911) was a journalist and novelist who wrote short stories and assisted Paul with his plays. Harriet Watkins Kester was their mother and Jessie Jennings Kester was married to Vaughan Kester.

From the description of Paul Kester papers, 1880-1933. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122608015

From the guide to the Paul Kester papers, 1880-1933, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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creatorOf Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. Sweet Nell of old Drury : typescript, after 1901. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Josephine Barrington Collection. The Great Lady Dedlock / by Paul Kester ; founded upon Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House ; directed by W.A. Atkinson, 1938 - production photos. University of Guelph
creatorOf Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. Conjugal rights; a play in three acts by Paul Kester and W. Graham Browne ... New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Paul Kester papers, 1880-1933 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection., 1860-1950 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. "When knighthood was in flower;" a play in four acts. Dramatized from the novel of the same name by Charles Major. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. Letter to Fisher. [s.l.]. 1896 Oct. 16. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Josephine Barrington Collection. The Great Lady Dedlock / condensed version by Paul Kester; founded upon Charles Dickens' novel "Bleak House"; directed by W.A. Atkinson, 1938 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Wickham, Florence, 1880-1942. [Selections] / Florence Wickham. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. Paul Kester papers, 1880-1933. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection, 1860-1950. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. Correspondence with H. L. Mencken, 1916. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Salvini, Alexander. "La diva;" or, "The prima donna," by Alexander Salvini and Paul Kester. (Rewritten by M.D. Salvini) New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. Lady Grisel, by Paul & Vaughan Kester, founded on the novel of the same name by Louis Wingfield. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. Southern chivalry, by Paul Kester. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. "Sweet Nell of old Drury." New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. Letters to Ada Rehan, 1902. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Florence Wickham scores, 19-- The New York Public Library. Music Division.
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associatedWith American Play Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Anglin, Margaret, 1876-1958. person
associatedWith Belasco, David, 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Bobbs-Merrill Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Browne, W. Graham, 1870- person
associatedWith Cavell, Edith, 1865-1915. person
associatedWith Chambers, David Laurance, 1879-1963. person
associatedWith Dillingham, C. B. (Charles Bancroft), 1868-1934 person
associatedWith Dillingham, Charles Bancroft, 1868-1934. person
associatedWith Farmer, Warren. person
associatedWith Fiske, Harrison Grey, 1861-1942. person
associatedWith Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932. person
associatedWith Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915. person
associatedWith Galland, Bertha. person
associatedWith Gardener, Helen H. (Helen Hamilton), 1858-1925. person
associatedWith Gay, Frederick P. (Frederick Parker), 1874- person
associatedWith Gwyn, Nell, 1650-1687 person
associatedWith Hewes, Laurence I. (Laurence Ilsley), 1876-1950 person
associatedWith Hewes, Laurence I. (Laurence Ilsley), 1876-1958. person
associatedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. person
associatedWith Howland, Hewitt H. (Hewitt Hanson), 1863-1944. person
associatedWith Jennings, H. S. (Herbert Spencer), 1868-1947. person
associatedWith Josephine Barrington Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Josephine Barrington Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Kester family family
associatedWith Kester family. family
associatedWith Kester, Harriet Watkins person
associatedWith Kester, Harriet Watkins. person
associatedWith Kester, Jessie Jennings person
associatedWith Kester, Jessie Jennings. person
associatedWith Kester, Vaughan, 1869-1911, person
associatedWith Langtry, Lillie, 1853-1929. person
associatedWith MacMillan, Grant person
associatedWith MacMillan, Grant. person
associatedWith Major, Charles, 1856-1913. person
associatedWith Marbury, Elizabeth, 1856- person
associatedWith Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950. person
associatedWith Megrue, Roi Cooper, 1883-1927. person
associatedWith Moore, R. Walton (Robert Walton), 1859-1941. person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry G person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry G. person
associatedWith Salvini, Alessandro, 1861-1886. person
associatedWith Salvini, Alexander. person
associatedWith Samuel French, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Samuel Stark person
associatedWith Sargent, Margaret Winthrop person
associatedWith Sargent, Margaret Winthrop. person
associatedWith Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh), 1859-1933. person
associatedWith Stark, Samuel. person
associatedWith Thorpe, Courtnay person
associatedWith Thorpe, Courtnay. person
associatedWith Watkins family family
associatedWith Watkins family. family
associatedWith Wickham, Florence, 1880-1942. person
associatedWith Wilstach, Paul, 1870-1952. person
associatedWith Wingfield, Lewis Strange, 1842-1891. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
New York (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Subject
Theater
Drama (American)
Performing Arts
Theater--New York (State)--New York
Drama (English)
Drama--20th century
Actors--United States
Actors, British
Romanies
Actors--Great Britain
Prompt-book
Actors--American
Occupation
Dramatists
Novelists
Authors
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Birth 1870

Death 1933-06-21

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