Clifford Odets papers 1926-1963

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Clifford Odets papers, 1926-1963

Clifford Odets papers 1926-1963

Clifford Odets, playwright of the 1930s, was born in Philadelphia on July 18, 1906. He began his acting career on radio and in stock companies. In 1928, he acted with the Theatre Guild, which later introduced the Group Theatre. His first successful play was the one act play , produced by the Group Theatre in 1935. In 1936, Odets began working in Hollywood as a screenwriter and producer. He later returned to writing plays in 1937 and wrote which became his biggest hit. His last Broadway success was in 1950. Odets died in Los Angeles on August 14, 1963. The Clifford Odets papers contain diaries, scripts, screenplays, personal and professional notes, research materials, clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks. In addition, the collection contains other writings by Clifford Odets such as poetry, short stories, articles, and paintings. There are also biographical notes on Clifford Odets and his father, Louis J. Odets, for the book . Waiting for Lefty Golden Boy The Country Girl Clifford Odets, The American Playwright by Margaret Brenman-Gibson

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