Elmer Rice letters from various correspondents, 1915-1967.


Elmer Rice letters from various correspondents, 1915-1967.

Letters to the American playwright Elmer Rice.

1 box (.5 linear ft.)



SNAC Resource ID: 6383524

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Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969

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Hallie Flanagan was the national director of the Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939. From the description of Federal Theatre Project visual materials, 1935-1937 and n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 748689080 Hallie Flanagan Davis, whose professional name was Hallie Flanagan, taught drama at Vassar, 1925-1942, and founded its experimental theater; in the 1930s she served as the director of the Federal Theater Project. From the description of Hal...

Hornblow, Arthur, 1865-1942

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Hopkins, Arthur, 1878-1950

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Arthur Hopkins, theatrical producer and director for the New York stage, was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 4, 1878, the youngest of ten children. His began his career in newspapers, then press agentry and booking vaudeville acts. His first Broadway production was POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL, 1913. This was the start of a successful career in which he produced over seventy plays and directed scores of well-known theater personalities including Lionel, John and Ethel Barrym...

Young, Art, 1866-1943

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Art Young (1866-1943) was a leading socialist cartoonist and humorist whose work appeared in The Masses (1910-1917) and elsewhere. He was born in Monroe, Wisconsin, studied at the Academy of Design in Chicago, where he first illustrated news stories and saw his cartoons published in various newspapers. In 1895 Young moved to New York where his work was published in Life and where he became a socialist and, in 1910, one of the founding members of the artists and writers cooperative that produced ...

Trachtenberg, Alexander, 1884-

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Fackenthal, Frank Diehl, 1883-1968

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University administrator. From the description of Reminiscences of Frank Diehl Fackenthal : oral history, 1956. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309733041 ...

Dodd, Frank C.

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Epithet: of Dodd Mead and Company publishers New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000412.0x0000a7 ...

Thalberg, Irving G., 1899-1936

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Mielziner, Jo, 1901-1976

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Actor, scene designer, and lighting designer and innovator; d. 1976. From the description of Jo Mielziner collection, [193-]-[197-]. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70923011 Donald Mitchell Oenslager, an American stage designer and professor, was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on 7 March 1902. Oenslager began his career in the theater as an actor, working at the Greenwich Village Theatre and the Provincetown Playhouse during the early 1920s. He became interested i...

Cordner, Blaine

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Mrs. Elmer Rice

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Anderson, Robert, 1917-2009

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Robert Woodruff Anderson was born in New York City on April 28, 1917, the son of Myra and James Anderson. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy (1931-35), and at Harvard University, where he received both his A.B. (magna cum laude) in 1939 and his M.A. in 1940. He became a prolific playwright, remembered chiefly for All Summer Long and Tea and Sympathy. From the description of Letters to his parents, 1931-1956. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79392211 Robert W...

Early, Stephen

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Helburn, Theresa, 1887-1959

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Theresa Helburn was born in New York City in 1887, graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1908, and had an early career as a writer of essays, poetry, and plays, and as a theatre critic for The Nation. In 1919, she joined the Theatre Guild in New York City as a play reader. Within a few years she was co-administrative director with Lawrence Langner. As a writer, critic, director, and administrator, Theresa Helburn was a major force in the development of twentieth-century American theatre. She was m...

Wallach, Ira, 1913-

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Hammarskjöld, Dag, 1905-1961

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Dag Hammarskjöld served as Secretary-General of the United Nations from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in Africa in September 1961. From the description of Hammarskjöld, Dag, 1905-1961 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10580969 Dag Hammarskjöld was born on 29 July 1905, in Jönköping, Sweden, and died 18 Sept. 1961, near Ndola, in Northern Rhodesia. He was a Swedish economist and statesman who served as second secretary-general of the ...

Wilkins,Roy, 1901-

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Miller, Merle, 1919-1986

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Merle Miller was born on May 17, 1919 in Montour, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa from 1935 to 1938 and 1939 to 1940, and the London School of Economics from 1938 to 1939. From 1940 to 1941 he served as Washington correspondent for the Philadelphia Record. Miller then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an editor of Yank magazine, from 1941 to 1945. For this service he earned a bronze medal with oak-leaf cluster. After the war, he also served as contributing editor at Time magazine, 19...

Vallon, Josef.

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Cohan and Harris

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Hidalgo, Alberto, 1893-1967

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Crouse, Russel, 1893-1966

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American playwright, journalist, and producer. From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], to Perry, [194-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270923790 ...

Gordon, Max, 1892-1978

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Theatrical producer. Gordon died in 1978. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1935-1959]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155508050 ...

Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995

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Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of James William Fulbright : oral history, 1982. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309743979 From the description of Reminiscences of James William Fulbright : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309743991 Epithet: Senator Chairman United States Senate Committee for Foreign Relations British Library Archives and Manuscripts C...

Wilson, Edmund

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Edmund Wilson was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and literary critic. From the description of Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122596904 From the guide to the Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) American author and critic. From the description of Typewritten letters signed...

Aldrich, Richard Stoddard, 1902-1986

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Richard Aldrich, theatrical producer. From the description of Scrapbook of clippings on his production of The importance of being Earnest, 1938-1939. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652035 From the description of Scrapbook of clippings on productions, 1933-1934. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122607200 ...

Pauling, Ava Helen

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Born in Portland, Oregon on February 18, 1901, Linus Pauling is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time. After receiving his B.S. in chemical engineering from Oregon Agricultural College (Now Oregon State University) in 1922, Pauling went to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where, in 1925, he took his Ph.D., majoring in chemistry with minors in physics and mathematics. With the help of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Pauling studie...

Kanin, Garson, 1912-1999

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Actor, author, and director. From the description of Garson Kanin papers, 1941-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130926 Biographical Note 1912, Nov. 24 Born, Rochester, N.Y. 1933 Graduated, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, N.Y. Acted for ...

Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973

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Contains correspondence from Gladys Lloyd Cassell Robinson, wife of Edward G. Robinson. From the description of Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1940-1944. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155893597 American actor and author; b. Emanuel Goldenberg in Romania. From the description of Edward G. Robinson collection, 1912-1988. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 71055456 Edward G. Robinson owned an electric company in Auro...

White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955

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Executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. From the description of Correspondence with Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1935. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 243854199 Walter Francis White (1893-1955), was an African American civil rights activist and leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1931-1955. Walter White married Leah Gladys Powell (1893-1979) in 1922, and they ...

Bernstein, Aline, 1881-1955

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Costume and set designer for the American theater, Aline Bernstein worked with the Lewisohn sisters at the Henry Street Settlement, designed productions for the Grand Street Follies, five Lillian Hellman plays, and two RKO spectaculars, and received a Tony award for her costumes for the opera Regina (1950), among other highlights. She was also an author and helped establish the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art serving as its president for the last nine years of her life. ...

Ross, Harold Wallace, 1892-1951

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Bokhari, Ahmed Shah, 1898-

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Milne, Daphne

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Bernstein, Morey

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McClintic, Guthrie, 1893-1961

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Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967

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Dramatist Elmer Rice was born and raised in Manhattan. Working as a file clerk, he earned a high-school equivalency diploma and entered New York Law School, passing the bar exam. He quit his job with a law firm to write plays, and within eight months his play On Trial was a critical and popular success. In a career marked by success and innovation, the prolific Rice produced socially-conscious drama as well as accessible entertainment; he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929 for Street Scene. He directe...

Fields, William

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Hart, Moss, 1904-1961

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Director, theatre owner/operator, writer, producer and performer. From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], [195-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270923811 ...

Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955

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American playwright. From the description of Letter, Surrey, England, to Malcolm Wells, New York City [manuscript], 1948 August 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817235 Sherwood was a noted American dramatist. He was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., graduated from Harvard in 1918, and served in World War I. He wrote for Vanity Fair and Life magazines, serving as editor of the latter from 1924 to 1928. His first play, written in 1927, was an immediate success. H...

Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961

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American journalist. From the description of Letter, 1936 July 22, South Pomfret, Vermont, to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904428 Journalist. From the description of Dorothy Thompson typed letter signed, 1957. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 74986046 Thompson and Sinclair Lewis married in 1928 and divorced in 1942. In 1943 Thompson married the Austrian artist Maxim Kopf (1892-1958). In her memoi...

Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-

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Gordon, Ruth, 1896-1985

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Actress and playwright. From the description of Ruth Gordon papers, 1924-1969 (bulk 1940-1969). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130956 Biographical Note Ruth Gordon 1896, Oct. 30 Born, Wollaston, Mass. 1915 Appeared as Nibs in Peter Pan (play) ...

Davis, Elmer, 1890-

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Eastman, Max, 1883-1969

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Roving editor of Reader's Digest. From the description of Letters, 1945-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145430278 Eastman, the brother of Crystal Eastman, translated Russian writings into English. From the description of Letter, 1968. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007545 Author. From the description of Papers, 1892-1968. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 40833141 From the description of Letters, 1943-1960....

Kinheung, George.

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Harris, Frank W.

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Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950

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American poet, novelist, and editor. From the description of Letter to a dealer [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806176 Editor of The Chimaera. From the description of ALS, [1915]-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500150 This may not really be Benét's writing. Although the verse appears to be signed by him the writer's intent may have been simply to ascribe the verse to him. Also, it is on letterhead engraved "MM...

Mann, Paul, 1915-

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Wood, Peggy, 1894-1978,

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Todd, Ann, 1905-

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Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940

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Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist, feminist, author, editor, and lecturer on politics, literature and the arts. She was born in Lithuania and died in Canada. Her lectures and publications attracted attention throughout the U.S. and Europe. She was associated with the anarchist journal Mother Earth from 1906 to 1917 and was imprisoned for publicly advocating birth control in 1916 and pacifism in 1917. In 1919 she was deported to Russia but had to leave because of her criticism of the Bols...

Harlow, S. Ralph (Samuel Ralph), 1885-1972

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Douglas, Melvyn

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Actor; interviewee b. 1901, d. 1981. From the description of Reminiscences of Melvyn Douglas : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122451630 From the description of Reminiscences of Melvyn Douglas : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131510 ...

Tairov, Aleksandr I︠A︡kovlevich, 1885-1950

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Kingsley, Elizabeth Seelman.

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Meyner, Robert B...

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Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941

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Author, newspaper editor. From the description of Letter to Maurice Hanline, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56349777 American novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist. From the guide to the Sherwood Anderson miscellany, 1981, undated, (The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.) Author. From the description of Death in the woods : annotated short story, circa 1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Cobb, Lee J., 1911-1976

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Gruening, Dorothy.

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Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977

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Author, editor, and journalist. From the description of Papers of Bruce Bliven, 1953-1968. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 148793561 Editor of the New Republic, writer, and lecturer. From the description of Bruce Bliven papers, 1906-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122571477 Editor of the New Republic, writer, and lecturer. Bliven, born 27 July 1889, received his b.a. in English from Stanford University in 1911. He died 6 May 1977...

Epstein, Jerome L.

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Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971

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Painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Rockwell Kent interview, 1957 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80242441 Painter, illustrator, writer, lecturer; Ausable Forks, New York. From the description of Rockwell Kent letters to Robert T. Hatt, 1935-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553040 In addition to being a successful painter, printmaker, illustrator, designer, and commercial artist, Kent pursued careers as a writer, professional ...

Farrar, John, 1896-

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Muni, Paul, 1895-1967

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Paul Muni (Mehilem Weisenfreund), actor of stage and screen, was born in Austria on September 22, 1895. Muni's early career on the American stage was in the Yiddish theater where he acted under the name Muni Weisenfreund. His first role was in the production TWO CORPSES AT BREAKFAST in 1908. During the years 1908 through 1926 he toured in Yiddish theater productions becoming a member of the Yiddish Art Theatre in 1918. Paul Muni married Bella Finkel an actress of the Yid...

Martin, Mary, 1913-

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Roper, Elmo Burns, 1900-

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Weill, Kurt

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As a result of the success of his Broadway musical Lady in the dark in 1941, German-born composer Kurt Weill and his wife, the singing actress Lotte Lenya, were able to buy "Brook House," in Rockland County, New York, moving there during their sixth year in the United States. From Brook House, and a couple of addresses in Los Angeles during his trips there, Weill kept in touch, until a month before his death, with his parents, who had emigrated to Israel in 1935. From the description...

Brady, William S.

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Gollancz, Victor, 1893-

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Moore, Douglas, 1893-1969

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Douglas Moore was a composer and teacher; Ethan Ayer wrote song lyrics which were set by Moore for the 1961 theatrical production of The wings of the dove, based on the novel by Henry James. From the guide to the Letters to Ethan Ayer, 1960 and undated., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Composed 1931. First performance under original title, Overture Babbit, New York, 11 December 1932, Manhattan Symphony Orchestra, th...

Ginsburg, Ralph.

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Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994

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Born in Portland, Oregon on 28 February 1901. Died on 19 August 1994. Education: B.S., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State College (1922), Ph.D., Physical Chemistry and Mathematical Physics, California Institute of Technology (1925). Employment: 1925-1926 National Research Council; 1926-1927 Universities of Münich, Zürich, and Copenhagen; 1922-1969 California Institute of Technology; 1969- Stanford University; 1973-1979 Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. From the descr...

Young, Stanley, 1906-

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Dorothy Hagedorn.

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Massey, Raymond.

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Kerr, John, 1931-2013

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Goodman, Philip, 1911-

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Philip Goodman was a rabbi and an author. He was born in New York City on September 6, 1911, the son of Harry D. Goodman and Molly Epstein. Goodman married Hanna Caspy on August 14, 1932 with whom he had two children, Abraham and Judith. He attended the Teachers Institute at Yeshiva University and the College of the City of New York. Goodman was a Rabbi for the Yeshiva of Rabbi Kook. Goodman was an author of The Habanoth Manual in 1938. In 1949, he wrote The Purim Anthol...

Phillips, Wendell K., 1907-1991

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Havoc, June, 1916-

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Wynard, Diana, 1906-1964

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Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943

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Woollcott, American critic, member of the Algonquin Round Table, and the inspiration for the character of Sheridan Whiteside in the play The Man Who Came to Dinner by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. From the description of [Letters, 1929-1940] / Alexander Woollcott. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 491398373 American drama critic, journalist, playwright, essayist, and actor. From the description of Alexander Woollcott collection, 1921-[194-]. (Boston Univers...

Howard, Polly.

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Lindsey, Ben B. (Ben Barr), 1869-1943

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Judge and social reformer. From the description of Ben B. Lindsey papers, 1838-1957 (bulk 1890-1943). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014458 Judge, author, and reformer. Born Nov. 25, 1869 Jackson, Tenn. At 16, moved to Denver, Colo. Admitted to Colorado bar in 1894. Active in establishing the juvenile court system in Denver and served as its presiding judge 1900-1927. Served as judge in the conciliation court at Los Angeles, Calif. 1939-1943. Died Mar. 26, 1943 Los Angeles...

Jones, Ellis O.

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Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1898-

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Thomas Norman Mattoon, 1884-1968

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Norman Mattoon Thomas (1884-1968), was a leading American socialist, pacifist, author, and six-time presidential candidate on the Socialist Party of America ticket, between 1928 and 1948. Born in Marion, Ohio, he was a graduate of Princeton University, attended Union Theological Seminary, where he became a socialist, and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1911. Thomas opposed the United States' entry into the First World War, a position that earned him the disapproval of many in his soci...

Maltz, Margaret.

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Whitney, John Hay

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John Hay Whitney John Hay Whitney was born into one of the most prominent American families of the twentieth century; widely known for their interests in business, government, publishing, entertainment, philanthropy, horse racing and breeding, and fine art collecting. He was the second child of Payne and Helen Hay Whitney and born in Ellsworth, Maine, on August 17, 1904, while his parents were summering with Clara Stone Hay (mother to Helen Hay Whitney). Mr. Whitney was ...

Clemens, Cyril, 1902-1999

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Cyril Clemens (1902- ) was editor of the Mark Twain Journal and president of an international Mark Twain society. Clemens was a native of St. Louis, Mo.; son of James R. and Katherine Boland Clemens; and a kinsman of Samuel L. Clemens. From the guide to the Cyril Clemens Papers, ., 1936-1976, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Cyril Clemens, born in St. Louis on July 14, 1902, died in Kirkwood on May 16, 1999. Distant cous...

Valency, Maurice, 1903-1996

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Dramatist, professor of comparative literature at Columbia University. From the description of Manuscripts, 1945-1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122611185 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Maurice Valency (1903-1996) was an American playwright, critic, author, and translator. Valency was born March 22, 1903 in New York City and was educated at the City College of New York and Columbia University. Valency was a professor of co...

Chalmers, Allan Knight, 1897-

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Seligson, Seymour A.

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Mazza, Giovanna.

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Coward, Noël, 1899-1973

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English composer, writer, actor, and producer. From the description of Signature on his visiting card, dated : [n.p., n.d.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899310 Badger's Green opened Jun. 12, 1930. From the description of Letter [1930] Jun. 20 [London] to Maurice Browne [London] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365183 English actor and author. From the description of The Birth of Hope : autograph manuscript signed ...