Ruth and Augustus Goetz papers 1930-1966


Ruth and Augustus Goetz papers 1930-1966

The Papers of Ruth and Augustus Goetz contain documentation of their lives and collaboration as playwrights.


SNAC Resource ID: 6317818

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James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. From the description of Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612731792 From the guide to the Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Henry James was born in New York, NY, in 1843. During his lifetime, he was a literary and art critic (writing for Natio...

John Gielgud (person)

Dolly Haas Hirschfeld (person)

Elmslie, Kenward (person)

An American poet, writer and lyricist associated with the New York School, Kenward Elmslie was born in New York City in 1929. The grandson of newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer, Elmslie graduated from Harvard in 1950 with a B.A. in literature and began his writing career as a lyricist and librettist for theatre and musicals, including The Sweet Bye and Bye (1966) and The Glass Harp (1972). He published stories, short plays and poetry in small magazines and collections; collaborated with graphic a...

Feist, Hans, 1887- (person)

Manhattan Theatre Club (person)

Margolis, Henry, 1909- (person)

Daniels, Sonia (person)

Sanger, Judith Goetz (person)

Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 (person)

Aaron Copland (1900-1990) was an American composer. During the years 1964 and 1965 Copland wrote, conducted, narrated, and hosted a series of twelve television programs entitled Music in the 20s = Music in the Twenties. The transcripts described in this collection were transcribed from filmed interviews recorded live at the WGBH studios in Boston, Mass. between 1964 Nov. 11 and 1965 Jan. 26. These unedited, preliminary tape recordings later formed the basis of the series...

Philip Goodman (person)

Boyer, Charles, 1899-1978 (person)

Boyer was born Aug. 28, 1899 in Figeac, France; studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and drama at the Paris Conservatory; after his stage and film debuts in 1920, he became a matinee idol on stage; moved between Hollywood, France, and Germany from 1929-1934, and permanently moved to Los Angeles in 1934; developed career as a great lover and lead actor in films produced in France and Hollywood; married English actress Pat Paterson; active during WWII in cementing Franco-American relations and headi...

Raphaelson, Samson, 1896-1983 (person)

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Samson Raphaelson, playwright, screenwriter, and teacher, wrote scenarios for many of the films directed by Ernst Lubitsch from 1931 until 1947, Raphaelson taught screenwriting at Columbia from 1976 until 1982, and also taught at the University of Illinois in 1920/21 and in 1948. From the guide to the Samson Raphaelson Papers, 1916-1982, (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Author, playwright; interviewee d.1983. From the des...

Levy, Benn W. (Benn Wolfe), 1900-1973 (person)

Playwright and theatre director, Benn Wolfe Levy (1900-1974) was born in London and educated at Repton School and University College, Oxford. He served in the Royal Air Force in 1918 and in the Royal Navy in the Second World War. In 1945 he was elected Labour Member of Parliament for Eton and Slough which he represented until 1950, when he returned to writing for the theatre. While in parliament he introduced a Private Member's Bill to abolish the Lord Chamberlain's censorship of the theatre whi...

Lily Cartun Goodman (person)

Howe, Tina (person)

Tina Howe, playwright. From the description of Pride's Crossing: typescript. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652519 From the description of Approaching Zanzibar : typescript, 1989. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122608170 ...

Harold Clurman (person)

H. L. Mencken (person)

Salisbury, Leah, 1893-1975. (person)

Brooks Atkinson Prize (corporateBody)

Arlene Francis (person)

Ulmann, Genevieve (person)

Playwrights Horizons (Theater : New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

A "writer's theater dedicated to the creation and production of new American plays and musicals," Playwrights Horizons was founded in 1971 and is a non-profit, Off-Broadway theater located on 42nd Street's Theatre Row. From the description of Promotional materials for production of Assassins, 1990-1991. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485062 From the guide to the Promotional materials for production of Assassins, 1990-1991, (The New York Public Library. Bil...

Colbert, Claudette, 1905- (person)

Kirkwood, James (person)

Unger, Oliver A., 1914-1981 (person)

Dietz, Howard (person)

Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, writers and composers. From the description of Revenge with music: typescript, 1934. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122532975 Howard Dietz (1896-1983) was an important musical theater lyricist and motion picture publicist, who is well-known for his professional partnership with composer Arthur Schwartz, as well as for his long association with the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio. Born in New York City...

Ducrèux, Louis 1911-1992 (person)

Quinn, Nancy (person)