Oscar Serlin papers 1890s-1960s


Oscar Serlin papers, 1890s-1960s

Oscar Serlin papers 1890s-1960s

Oscar Serlin (1901-1971) was an American theatrical producer in the first half of the 20th century, most famous for the long-running play . This collection consists of his personal and professional papers. Life with Father

25.15 linear feet; 62 boxes

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Crouse, Russell, 1893-1966.

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Serlin, Oscar, 1901-1971

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Oscar Selin was born on January 30, 1901 in Russian Poland. In 1910 Selin's family immigrated to Chicago. Serlin faced a certain amount of bullying because of his heavy accent during his childhood, but he eventually overcame this obstacle and attended De Paul Academy and De Paul University, where he was a football star. An interest in theater brought Serlin to New York, where he worked for producer Marion Gering on the 1928 production Skidding. All but forgotten today, t...