Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection., 1860-1950


Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection., 1860-1950

19th century American and British stage material: photographs of 19th andearly 20th century American and British actors, Irish Theatre programs,American silent film, and film and stage personalities.

28.5 linear ft.


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Stark, Samuel (person)

Biographical Note Authority on history of the theatre, particularly American theatre, and collector of theatre material, including photos, autographs, clippings, etc. Particular interest in Cole Porter. From the guide to the Samuel Stark Theatre collection addenda, 1868-1990, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.) ...

Crothers, Rachel, 1878-1958 (person)

Rachel Crothers (December 12, 1878 – July 5, 1958) was an American playwright and theater director known for her well-crafted plays that often dealt with feminist themes. Among theater historians, she is generally recognized as "the most successful and prolific woman dramatist writing in the first part of the twentieth century." One of her most famous plays was Susan and God (1937), which was made into a film by MGM in 1940 starring Joan Crawford and Fredric March. Crothers was born on Decemb...

Gable, Clark, 1901-1960 (person)

William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960), more commonly known as Clark Gable, was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood". He had roles in more than 60 motion pictures in multiple genres during a career that lasted 37 years, three decades of which was as a leading man. Gable died of a heart attack; his final on-screen appearance was of an aging cowboy in The Misfits, released posthumously in 1961. Born and raised in Ohio, Gable traveled to Hollyw...

Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932 (person)

Minnie Maddern Fiske (born Marie Augusta Davey; December 19, 1865 – February 15, 1932), but often billed simply as Mrs. Fiske, was one of the leading American actresses of the late 19th and early 20th century. She also spearheaded the fight against the Theatrical Syndicate for the sake of artistic freedom. She was widely considered the most important actress on the American stage in the first quarter of the 20th century. Her performances in several Henrik Ibsen plays widely introduced American a...

Knoblock, Edward, 1874-1945 (person)

Edward Knoblock (1874-1945) was born in New York City and educated at Harvard, but spent most of his professional life living and working in Great Britain. Playwright, scenarist and novelist, Knoblock was in constant touch with many of the leading literary and artistic figures of his generation, as the ensuing collection will show. As well as working independently, Knoblock often collaborated with others. The plays, Milestones (1912), and, London Life (1924) were produced with the assistance of ...

Clarke, Joseph I. C. (Joseph Ignatius Constantine), 1846-1925 (person)

Writer of plays British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000835.0x00002a ...

Power, Tyrone, 1914-1958 (person)

Tyrone Edmund Power III (May 5, 1914 – November 15, 1958) was an American actor. From the 1930s to the 1950s, Power appeared in dozens of films, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads. His better-known films include The Mark of Zorro, Marie Antoinette, Blood and Sand, The Black Swan, Prince of Foxes, Witness for the Prosecution, The Black Rose, and Captain from Castile. Power's own favorite film among those that he starred in was Nightmare Alley. Though largely a matinee idol in the 19...

Georgi, Yvonne (person)

Templeton, Fay, 1865-1939 (person)

Armstrong, Paul, 1869-1915 (person)

Hazelton, George. (person)

Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 (person)

"These were written at periods when Mr. Tarkington and Susanah [his wife] were in Indianapolis and they wanted to have news from Kennebunkport, Maine. We had known him very shortly after we moved to Kennebunkport in about 1917, after the war. He was known as 'the gentleman from Indiana' and was a well known author at the time the first letter in this collection was written. . . . Mr. Tarkington had rented a house in Kennebunkport for many years but decided that he would like to design his own pl...

Allen, Viola, 1867-1948 (person)

Actress. From the description of ALS, Saturday, Empire Theatre, to Miss Freeman. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935481 Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000544.0x000013 American actress. From the description of Invitation and an envelope, 1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367563537 From the guide to the Viola Allen letters, 1885, (...

Sheldon, Edward, 1886-1946 (person)

American playwright. From the description of Letter to Alexander Woollcott [manuscript], n.y. March 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814540 Sheldon was an American playwright. He helped to bring social consciousness and seriousness of purpose into U.S. drama of the early 20th century. From the description of Correspondence, 1899-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82576657 From the guide to the Edward Sheldon correspondence, 1899-1959...

Thomas, A. E. (Albert Ellsworth), 1872-1947 (person)

Albert Ellsworth Thomas, playwright....

Tanguay, Eva, 1878-1947 (person)

Forbes, James, 1871-1938 (person)

Epithet: Dom OSB, of Ampleforth Abbey British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001186.0x0002a1 Epithet: 5th son of Arthur, 9th Baron Forbes British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001242.0x000350 Title: 17th Baron Forbes British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000696.0x000009...

McClellan, C. S. M. (person)

Talmadge, Norma, 1897-1957 (person)

Winter, William (person)

Epithet: Admiral British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000354.0x0001e9 From the guide to the William Winter Papers, 1958, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]) ...

Peple, Edward, 1869-1924 (person)

Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908 (person)

Epithet: American dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000866.0x0000aa Bronson Howard (1842-1908), playwight. Born and raised in Detroit, Howard worked as a journalist from the mid 1860s to mid 1870s before making his living as a playwright, earning him the reputation as the dean of American drama. From the description of Bronson Howard playscripts, 1866-1892. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702...

Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. (person)

Anton Chekhov, playwright. From the description of Uncle Vanya : scenes from country life in four acts : typescript, 1988, 26 February. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122466752 From the description of Ivanov: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122486670 Anton Chekhov, playwright. Michael Henry Heim, translator. From the description of Uncle Vanya: typescript, 1976. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id...

Ade, George, 1866-1944 (person)

Hoosier journalist, humorist, and playwright best known for his Chicago Record column, "Stories of the streets and of the town," which was illustrated by John T. McCutcheon; for his syndicated "Fables in slang;" and for his Broadway plays including The college widow and The county chairman. From the description of George Ade papers, 1871-1970. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 41996200 George Ade was born in Kentland, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in 188...

Barrymore, John, 1878-1954. (person)

Browne, Porter Emerson, 1879-1934 (person)

Barrymore, John, 1882-1942 (person)

Farrar, Geraldine (person)

American soprano. From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : [n.p.], 1961, to [Joseph Chouinard?], 1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270913139 From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Ridgefield, Conn., 31 January 1934 and New York [n.d., 1934], to H[arry] H[arkness] Flagler, 1934 Jan. 31 and [n.d. 1934]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270576719 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Ridgefield, Conn., 28 August ...

Tully, Richard Walton, 1877-1945 (person)

Sutherland, Evelyn. (person)

Hughes, Rupert, 1872-1956 (person)

Rupert Hughes was born in Lancaster, MO on January 31, 1872, and grew up in Keokuk, Iowa. He attended the Western Reserve Academy, and received a BA from Adelbert College, Cleveland, in 1892, and an MA from Yale University in 1893. His writing career began with a book for boys which was serialized in the highly regarded St. Nicholas magazine, and he was an assistant editor for several magazines. He eventually wrote more than 50 books. Hughes served in the New York National Guard during the Spani...

Hoyt, Charles. (person)

Barry, Phillip. (person)

Anspacker, Louis. (person)

Abbey Theatre (Dublin, Ireland) (corporateBody)

Royle, Edwin Milton, 1862-1942 (person)

Dressler, Marie, 1869-1934 (person)

Canadian stage and screen actress. From the description of Autograph letters signed "Marie" (13) : [various places], to Florence Graves (Mrs. W.L. Graves), 1925-1933 and undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270533742 American actress, connected for a time with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. From the description of Birthday celebration album, 1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122397801 ...

Moore, Carlyle, 1909-1977 (person)

Long, John L. (person)

West, Mae, 1893-1980 (person)

Mae West (b. Mary Jane West, Aug.t 17, 1893, Brooklyn, NY–d. Nov. 22, 1980, Los Angeles, CA) was an actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol, known for her lighthearted bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence. She began her career in vaudeville and on the stage in New York City before moving to Hollywood to become a comedian, actress, and writer in the motion picture industry....

Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905 (person)

American actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Palm Beach, to Mrs. Sullivan, 1903 Feb. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489232 From the description of [Letter] 1893 Feb. 22 [to] Madame / J. Jefferson. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244251899 From the description of Letter, 1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155451408 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Clancy and Reilly, 1880 Mar. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat reco...

Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928 (person)

British actress. From the description of Dame Ellen Terry correspondence and calling card, 1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980587 Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000208.0x000002 Dame Ellen Terry was a 19th century British actress, who for many years performed opposite Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre, London. She was made a Dame Grand Cross in 1925. Fro...

Davis, Richard H. (person)

Burke, Billie, 1885-1970 (person)

American actress of stage and screen. From the description of Billie Burke collection, 1910-1957. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70965264 Florenz "Flo" Ziegfeld was a theatrical impressario who perfected a form of the musical comedy revue, the Follies, regarded as the pinnacle of the field, while he himself became a legendary figure, making and losing several fortunes, and marrying two of his biggest stars, Anna Held and Billie Burke. Born ...

Dodd, Lee Wilson, 1879-1933 (person)

Cohan, George M. (person)

Entertainer. From the description of Scripts of George M. Cohan, 1933-1934. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455917 From the description of George M. Cohan play scripts, 1928, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71208762 Dramatic author, composer, manager, and actor. From the description of Letter to Elizabeth Freeman, 1920. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122510230 American composer. ...

Hurlburt, William. (person)

Davis, Bette, 1908-1989 (person)

Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Bette Davis : oral history, [197-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122631883 ...

Anglin, Margaret, 1876-1958 (person)

Canadian actress. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [Wilmington, 9 March 1915], and [New York, n.d.], to Harry Harkness Flagler, 1915, 9 March. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680597 Margaret Anglin (1876-1958) was a Canadian-born actress, director, and producer who was considered one of the finest actresses of her day. Anglin performed on Broadway and around the country from 1889 to 1936. Like many of Broadway's stars at the beginn...

Ellis, Edith (person)

Kreutzberg, Harald, 1902- (person)

Cagney, James, 1899-1986 (person)

Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of James Cagney : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122573987 Harlan Ware (1902-1967) (whose full name was William Harlan Ware) was born in Lakota, North Dakota, and educated in the public schools of Winnetka, Illinois. He was a police reporter for the City News Bureau in Chicago. He wrote novels, plays, and radio scripts. His best-known scripts are for the radio programs "The B...

Williams, Jessie (person)

Davis, Owen, 1874-1956 (person)

Davis was a playwright of dramas and melodramas. He wrote the play "Icebound" in 1922 for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. From the description of Papers, 1910-1951. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 29631562 ...

Ballard, Frederick, 1884-1957 (person)

John Frederick (Fred) Ballard was born in Grafton, Nebraska in 1884 and moved with his parents to Havelock, Nebraska in 1891. Ballard enrolled at the University of Nebraska in 1900 and graduated in 1905 with a Bachelor's degree in Literature. He completed a Master's degree in English Literature in 1907. His thesis was entitled The History and Tendancy of American Drama. After college he moved to Chicago on the advice of playwright Charles Klein to work in theaters and study the theater industry ...

Thompson, Denham. (person)

Harry Lofgren Minstrel Show. (corporateBody)

Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893 (person)

American actor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : New York and Chicago, to Elsie Leslie, 1889 Dec. 5 and 1890 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270532629 From the description of Letters, 1858, 1887. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56685372 Edwin Booth (1833-1893) was the son of Junius Brutus Booth, the great British tragedian, and the older brother of John Wilkes Booth; Edwin was best known for his Shakespearean roles. ...

Teck Theatre (Buffalo, NY) (corporateBody)

Coleman, Ron, 1945- (person)

Klein, Charles, 1867-1915 (person)

British-born American playwright. From the description of Charles Klein Plays, 1900-1921. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122494160 The playwright Charles Klein was born in London, England, on 7 January 1867. He was one of four sons of Hermann Klein, a professor of languages, and the former Adelaide Soman. All four brothers had careers in the performing arts: Hermann was a singing teacher and mu...

Selwyn, Edgar, 1875-1944 (person)

Montgomery, James, 1882-1966 (person)

Middleton, George (person)

Epithet: Mayor of Norwich British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000391.0x000314 ...

Rosenfeld, Sydney, 1855-1931 (person)

Mannering, Mary, 1876-1953 (person)

Manners, J. Hartley (person)

Barthelmess, Richard, 1895-1963 (person)

Actor Richard Barthelmess, who went straight from Trinity College to silent films, gave two outstanding performances for D. W. Griffith in BROKEN BLOSSOMS (1919) and WAY DOWN EAST (1920), both with Lillian Gish. With his innocent, unsophisticated image, he was a popular leading man through the 1920s, notably TOL'ABLE DAVID (1921). With the advent of sound, he moved to supporting roles. His later films included THE DAWN PATROL (1930) and ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939). Barthelmess retired in 1942....

Young, Rida Johnson (person)

Megrue, Roi Cooper, 1883-1927 (person)

Thomas, Augustus, 1857-1934 (person)

American playwright. From the description of Letter, 1922 Feb. 27, to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904560 Playwright. After early years as a journalist, Thomas wrote popular plays, such as "Alabama" and "Arizona," during the 1890s and the first fifteen years of the twentieth century. In all, he wrote or adapted more than one hundred plays. In addition, Thomas was a leader in dramatic organizations, was active in the Democratic Party, and p...

Presbrey, Eugene W. (Eugene Wiley), 1853-1931 (person)

Kennedy, Charles R. (person)

Shearer, Norma, 1902-1983 (person)

Goodman, Jules E. (person)

Ryley, M. C. (person)

Coward, Noël, 1899-1973 (person)

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 ...

Broadhurst, George Howells, 1866-1952 (person)

Kester, Paul, 1870-1933 (person)

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 Librar...

Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922 (person)

Peabody was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. After the death of her father in 1882, the family moved to Dorchester, Mass. She attended Latin School in Boston, and was a special student at Radcliffe College, 1894-1896. She published fourteen volumes of poems and verse plays, and lectured on poetry and literature at Wellesley College, 1901-1903. A pacifist and feminist, she joined the Fabian Society in 1909, and wrote a prose play, Portrait of Mrs. W. (Mary Wollstonecraft). She died in Cambridge, Mass. For ...

Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979 (person)

Actress; interviewee married Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Charles (Buddy) Rogers. From the description of Reminiscences of Mary Pickford : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419352 Star of the silent screen, Mary Pickford, called America's sweetheart, was perhaps the most famous actress of her day. From the guide to the Mary Pickford scrapbook, 1915-1917, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Divisio...

Fairbanks, Douglas, 1883-1939 (person)

Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923 (person)

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) was a French actress. From the guide to the Sarah Bernhardt Collection, 1878-1969, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections) Actress, sculptor, and painter, Sarah Bernhardt was born in Paris, France. From the description of Letter, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007114 French born actress, artist, and writer. From the description of Sarah Bernhardt Collection, c...

Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993 (person)

Actress, director. From the description of Reminiscences of Lillian Gish : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309742647 Actress. From the description of Papers of Lillian Gish, 1920-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130921 Actress whose career spanned the silent film era till the 1980's. From the description of Papers, 1919-1997. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 392...

Bartholomae, Philip (person)

Fields, Weber C. (person)

Nazimova, 1879-1945 (person)

Actress; born Adelaide Leventon; also known as Alla Nazimova. From the description of Nazimova collection, 1877-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82680687 Biographical Note 1879, June 4 Born Adelaide Leventon, Yalta, Russia 1896 Enrolled in the dramatic school of the Philharmonic Socie...

Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939 (person)

Sidney Coe Howard was a popular and successful American playwright and screenwriter, becoming the first person to win both a Pulitzer Prize and an Academy Award. Born in Oakland, California, and educated at the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard, he served as an aviator in World War I. After the war he established a reputation as a journalist, investigating the social issues of the day, and publishing both short stories and translations; he found great success as a playwright, winn...

Epenscheid, Gertrude E., (Gertrude Elliot). (person)

Parker, Lottie Blair (person)

Gray, Gilda (person)

Gillette, William, 1853-1937 (person)

American actor and author. From the description of Autograph letters and cards signed (7) and typewritten letters signed (8) : Hadlyme, Conn., etc., to William H. Briggs and others at Harper & Brothers, 1927 Jan. 2-1928 May 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269589041 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to the Editor of the Hartford Courant, 1889 Feb. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269575084 American actor and playwright. Fro...

Held, Anna, 1877?-1918 (person)

Anna Held was born March 8, 1873 in Warsaw, Poland. At about seven years old she immigrated to Paris, France with her parents. After the death of her father, Anna and her mother moved to London, England where she soon began her career on the stage. Anna Held's first husband was Maximo Carrera, a South American businessman whom she met in Paris. By that time she was already a musical comedy star and had attracted the eye of Florenz Ziegfeld, who signed her to a contract to tour Ameri...

Paulson, Ed. (person)

Allister, Claude, 1891-1970 (person)

Ring, Blanche, 1871-1961 (person)

Stewart, Anita, 1895-1961 (person)

Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950 (person)

Julia Marlowe was an English actress. She married Edward Hugh Sothern on 17 August 1911. From the description of Letters : to Horace Howard Furness, Horace Howard Furness, Jr., and Louise Brooks Winsor Furness, 1890-1929. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155868093 Julia Marlowe was an actress. She was married to Edward Sothern. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1911-1933. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat rec...

Hopwood, Avery, 1882-1928 (person)

American playwright. From the description of Avery Hopwood papers, 1898, 1911-28, 1933-66. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 66895342 From the description of Papers, 1898, 1911-28, 1933-66. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34491697 ...

Bates, Blanche, 1873-1941 (person)

Craven, Frank, 1875-1945 (person)

Kenyon, Charles, 1880-1961 (person)

Castle, Irene, 1893-1969 (person)

Actress, dancer. From the description of Irene Castle papers, 1916-1946, 1916-1923 (bulk). (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64074361 ...

Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946 (person)

Damon Runyon was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and did his first writing as a correspondent for the Hearst newspapers during World War I. Runyon became a well known American humorist and short story writer between the two wars. From the description of Constable Correspondence, 1936-1937. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122612709 List available. From the description of Letter to Ernest Costello, 1946 August 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat re...

Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909 (person)

William Clyde Fitch (1865-1909), American playwright. From the description of Nathan Hale : an original play in four acts, [circa 1897] / by Clyde Fitch. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702202011 Dramatist. From the description of Grace de Granmont : holograph play script, 1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 163614397 1886 graduate of Amherst College. American playwright best known for plays of social satire and character study and notable for having fou...

Swanson, Gloria Borseth (person)

Benny, Jack, 1894-1974. (person)

Jack Benny (1894-1974) was an American vaudeville, radio, television and film actor. Born Benjamin Kubelsky in Waukegan, Illinois, Benny first honed his talents as a comedian on the vaudeville stage, then found that his style was uniquely adapted to the new medium of radio, where he became a national celebrity with his Jack Benny Show (1943-1958). His wife, Mary Livingstone, often starred on the Jack Benny Show. Benny took his show to television and continued to appear in his own show, in specia...

Moore, Martha, 1865-1925. (person)

Talmadge, Constance, 1898-1973 (person)

Moscow Art Theatre. (corporateBody)

May, Edna, 1878-1948 (person)

Reid, James (person)

Epithet: Surgeon, RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001033.0x00018e James Reid was born in Scotland on 23 October 1849. He was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and he studied at Aberdeen University from which he graduated in 1869 with an MA. He subsequently obtained the degrees of MB and CM in 1872, and MD in 1875. Reid studied in Vienna, 1876-1877, and then he practised in Scotland, 1877-1881. He became th...

Nirdlinger, Charles Frederic (person)

Barry, Tom, 1884-1931 (person)

Paulton, Harry, 1842-1917 (person)

Hutton, Frederick. (person)

Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922 (person)

Cooper, Jackie, 1922-2011 (person)

John Cooper Jr. was born in Los Angeles, CA on Sept. 15, 1921; one of Hollywood's most popular child stars (1930s), he appeared in films such as The champ (1931), The bowery (1933), and Treasure Island (1934); in the 1940s he started a successful television career as actor, producer, director, and executive and served as vice president in charge of TV program production, Columbia Pictures (1964-69); the winner of two Emmys, Cooper's numerous television credits include, The people's choice, The w...

Caldwell, Anne, 1867-1936 (person)

Epithet: Mrs; novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001192.0x0001fc Lyricist, collaborator with Jerome Kern and Vincent Youmans. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Rockville Centre, Long Island, to "my dear friend", 1929 June 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270923772 ...

Gates, Eleanor, 1875-1951 (person)

Orpheum Theatre (San Francisco, Calif.) (corporateBody)

Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935 (person)

Mitchell wrote the plays "Becky Sharp" and "The New York Idea" among many others. From the description of Papers, 1890-1934. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 31178976 Langdon Elwyn Mitchell (1862-1935), American poet and playwright, used the pseudonym John Philip Varley. His best-known plays were Becky Sharp (1899) and The New York Idea (1906). He taught playwriting at the University of Pennsylvania from 1928 to 1930. His father was S. W...

Starr, Frances (person)

Mayo, Margaret, 1882-1951 (person)

Margaret Mayo (November 19, 1882-Februrary 25, 1951) was an American actress and dramatist. She was born as Lillian Slatten in Brownsville, Illinois, to Warren Slatten and Elizabeth Slatten (née Cavender). After her parents divorced, Mayo moved with her mother to Portland, Oregon, where she attended school at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Salem, Oregon. Mayo moved to New York City in her early teens and won a small part in the play Thoroughbred at the Garrick Theatre in 1896. S...

Patterson, Joseph. (person)

Sayre, Theodore Burt (person)

Author. Born 1874. From the description of Theodore Burt Sayre correspondence, 1902 January 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980406 ...

Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959 (person)

American actress. From the description of Ethel Barrymore autograph, 1895. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936509 ...

Scarborough, George Adolphus, 1859-1900 (person)

Moore, Victor, 1876-1962 (person)

Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977 (person)

Epithet: junior; MP British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001303.0x0000e2 Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in Paris in 1889. He became universally known for his performances as a comedic silent screen actor. From the description of Scrapbook, 1931. (Natural History Museum Foundation, Los Angeles County). WorldCat record id: 18313546 Epithet: actor Title: Knight ...

Carpenter, Edward Childs, 1872-1950 (person)

Buchanan, Thompson, 1877-1937 (person)

Pasadena Playhouse (Pasadena, Calif.) (corporateBody)

Friganza, Trixie, 1870-1955 (person)

Moody, William Vaughn, 1869-1910 (person)

American poet, playwright and teacher. From the description of Papers, 1889-1924 (inclusive). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52248317 Playwright and poet. From the description of Letters of William Vaughn Moody [manuscript], 1896-1923. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814575 William Vaughn Moody [1869-1910], American poet, play write and teacher, studied painting at the Pritchett Institute of Design in 1...

Lombard, Carole, 1908-1942 (person)

MacKaye, Percy, 1875-1956 (person)

Percy MacKaye was a poet and dramatist. From the description of Note, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007259 American poet and dramatist. From the description of Papers, 1909-1912. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36097093 Author Percy MacKaye was born into a theatrical family in New York City. He graduated from Harvard in 1897, and travelled through Europe for a time before taking a teaching job at the Craigie School in N...

Frederick, Pauline, 1885-1938 (person)

Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905 (person)

Jane Eliza Lathrop was born August 25, 1828, the daughter of Dyer Lathrop of Albany, New York. In 1850 she married Leland Stanford, returning with him to California in 1855 where they settled in Sacramento. Leland Stanford later became President of the Southern Pacific Railroad and Governor of California. Their only child, Leland Stanford, Jr., was born in 1868. During a European tour in 1884 he contracted typhoid fever and died in Florence, Italy. In 1885, Jane and Leland Stanford founded the L...

Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890 (person)

Dionysius Lardner Boucicault was born in Dublin on 26th December 1820. His Irish mother Anna, nee Darley, was married to Samuel Boursiquot, but it is likely that Dion was the son of Dr. Dionysius Lardner, who was closer in age to Anna than her husband. In 1828, Anna and her children followed Lardner to London when he became Professor of Philosophy and Astronomy at the new University College. Dion attended several schools in London, but it was a production of Pizarro in 183...

Beiller, Bayard. (person)

Valentino, Rudolph, 1895-1926 (person)

Greene, Patterson (person)

DeMille, William C., q(William Churchill), 1878-1955 (person)

Shipman, Louis Evan, 1869-1933 (person)

Louis Evan Shipman was a playwright and author. He attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, Columbia University and Harvard University. From the guide to the Louis Evan Shipman papers, ca. 1859-1933., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Playwright, novelist and editor of Life (1922-1924), Louis Evan Shipman's most sucessful play was probably D'ARCY OF THE GUARDS (1901). Other titles include THE CRISIS, THE CROSSING, ON PAROLE, THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUT...

Walter, Eugene, 1874-1941 (person)

American playwright known for "The easiest way" and "Paid in full." Adapted John Fox, Jr., novels "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" and "Little shepherd of Kingdom Come" for the stage. From the description of Quotations and letter, 1908 August 12, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55532299 ...