Papers, 1918-1958.

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Papers, 1918-1958.

Papers of a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright-director, consisting primarily of correspondence, scripts, and microfilmed biographical scrapbooks.

0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and.4 reels of microfilm (35mm)

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Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944

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Alfred Emanuel Smith (December 30, 1873 – October 4, 1944) was an American politician who served four terms as Governor of New York and was the Democratic Party's candidate for president in 1928. Smith was the foremost urban leader of the Efficiency Movement in the United States and was noted for achieving a wide range of reforms as governor in the 1920s. The son of an Irish-American mother and a Civil War veteran father, he was raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bri...

Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961

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George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 - June 2, 1961) was a playwright, director, producer, humorist, and drama critic noted for his many collaborations with other writers and his contributions to 20th century American comedy. His most successful solo script was The Butter and Egg Man, 1925. As a collaborator, Kaufman was prolific: with Marc Connelly he wrote Merton of the Movies, Dulcy, and Beggar on Horseback; with Ring Lardner he wrote June Moon; with Edna Ferber he wrote The Royal Family, ...

Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976

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Business executive and U.S. postmaster general 1933-1940. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1949. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122446088 James A. Farley was a Democratic party leader and a U.S. Postmaster General. From the description of James A. Farley letter, 1971 Feb. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122411243 Politician. From the description of Reminiscences of James Aloysius ...

Davies, Joseph Edward

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American diplomat; ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1936-1938. From the description of Joseph Edward Davies letters, 1940-1942, to Fred D. Warner. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123379497 Diplomat, lawyer, and author. Born 1876; died 1958. From the description of Joseph Edward Davies papers, 1860-1958 (bulk 1912-1958). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980061 J.E. Davies was former ambassador of the United States to the Soviet Union and Belgium. ...

Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950

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Henry Lewis Stimson, the politician, was one of Eleanor Stimson Brooks's cousins. He took an interest in the family and had given her support throughout Van Wyck's struggles with depression (1926-1930). From the description of Correspondence to Charles Van Wyck Brooks, 1930-1945. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191821881 Stimson served as U.S. Secretary of war (1911-1913, 1940-1945), was governor general of the Philippine Islands (1927-1929) and U.S...

Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945

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Theodore Dreiser was an American literary naturalist and author of two of the most significant works of early twentieth-century American fiction, SISTER CARRIE (1900) and AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (1925). From the description of The mercy of God : manuscript, [1900-1945?] / by Theodore Dreiser. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63051908 Editor and author. From the description of Theodore Dreiser papers, 1910-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009534 ...

Saroyan, William, 1908-1981

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Frances Ring was Editor at WESTWAYS in Los Angeles. From the description of Letters (and manuscripts and photos) to Frances Ring, 1970-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863419 Goldie Weisberg was a fellow writer whose work Saroyan had discovered in a literary magzine. Saroyan initiated the correspondence, which focuses on their respective reading, writing, and work lives. From the description of Correspondence with Goldie Weisberg, 1930-1938. (Unknown). Wor...

Belmont, Eleanor Robson, 1879-1979

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Lowell was an American poet. From the description of Letters concerning Amy Lowell, 1925-1935 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 83898015 Eleanor Robson Belmont was born in Lancashire, England in 1879. In 1897, she graduated from St. Peter's Academy, in Staten Island, New York. Upon graduation, Belmont became an actress in California and New York. After her marriage to August Belmont on February 26, 1910, she quit the acting business and focused her atten...

Davis, Robert H. (Robert Harlan), 1922-

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Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

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Margaret Gemmell, later van Judah, was a friend of Steinbeck's during their stay at Stanford University, 1925-26. Included with the papers is a manuscript in her own hand describing her friendship with Steinbeck. From the description of John Steinbeck papers, 1925-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866392 This is the producer's copy, property of Oscar Serlin; the play ran from 7 Apr. to 6 June, 1942. From the description of The moon is down, a play in 3 acts...

Teichmann, Howard.

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Howard Teichmann, playwright. From the description of The girls in 509: a comedy: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122378797 Author, educator, and theater administrator. From the description of Howard Teichmann papers, 1857-2001 (bulk 1940-1987). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132837 Biographical Note 1916, Jan. 22 B...

Ames, Winthrop, 1870-1937

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American theatrical manager and producer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 23 December 1929, to Mr. [Harry Harkness] Flagler, 1929, 23 December. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680546 Theatrical manager, producer, director and writer, Winthrop Ames was born on November 25, 1870 into a wealthy and socially prominent family in North Easton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard and began a career in publishing because of his ...

White, William Allen, 1868-1944

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American journalist known as the "Sage of Emporia"; owner and editor of the "Emporia Gazette." From the description of Papers of William Allen White, 1890-1940 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647837106 Journalist. From the description of Letters, 1889-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122644557 Pulitzer Prize-winning Emporia, Kansas, newspaper editor and author. From the description of William Allen White letter...

Marx, Groucho, 1890-1977

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Humorist and actor. Real name: Julius Henry Marx. From the description of Groucho Marx papers, 1930-1967 (bulk 1950-1965). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982543 Biographical Note 1890, Oct. 2 Born Julius Henry Marx, New York, N.Y. 1920 Married Ruth Johnson (divorced 1942) ...

Macgrath, Leueen

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Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950

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Walter Johannes Damrosch (1862-1950) was a German-born conductor and composer in the U.S. From the description of Walter Damrosch presentation volume, 1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517384 From the guide to the Walter Damrosch presentation volume, 1928, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American conductor and composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to "My dear and heaven sent Isadora ...

Kahn, Otto H., 1867-1934

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Ryskind, Morrie, 1895-1985

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Morrie Ryskind, playwright, poet, and columnist, was born on October 20, 1895 in Brooklyn. After high school he attended The Columbia University School of Journalism where he served as editor of Columbia's humor magazine The Jester . In 1917, six weeks from graduation, Ryskind was expelled for writing an editorial which called Columbia President Nicholas Murray Butler, "Czar Nicholas". Ryskind was later awarded his degree in 1942. Ryskind's professional career as a write...

Allen, Fred, 1894-1956

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Radio comedian and humorist. From the description of Papers of Fred Allen, 1932-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78567150 Nat Hiken was head writer for Fred Allen for seven years and created the character of Sgt. Ernei Bilko. He died in 1968 at the age of 54 (Dec. 8, 1968). From the description of Letters : to Nat Hiken, 1942-1946. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39782118 Biographical Note ...

Connelly, Marc, 1890-1980

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American playwright, actor, director, producer, and author; b. Marcus Cook Connelly; d. 1980; winner of O. Henry Short Story Prize (1930) and Pulitzer Prize (1930); member of the Algonquin Round Table literary group. From the description of Marc Connelly collection, 1915-1980. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70974938 Playwright; full name is Marcus Cook Connelly. From the description of Reminiscences of Marc Connelly : oral history, 1959. (Columbia Unive...

Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946

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"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...

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...

Arliss, George, 1868-1946

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English actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : 8 Bloomsbury Place, London, to Mr. Beringer, 1907 Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870220 George Arliss (1868-1946), English stage and screen actor, was best known for portraying historical figures such as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, Alexander Hamilton, Cardinal Richelieu, and French author Voltaire. Following Arliss' success with the stage version of Louis Napoleon Parker's DISRAELI (19...

Marx, Harpo, 1888-1964

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Harpo Marx (b. Adolph Marx, Nov. 23, 1888, Manhattan, NY–d. Sept. 28, 1964, Los Angeles, CA) along with brothers Julius (Groucho) and Milton (Gummo) formed the comedy troupe the Marx Brothers in 1910. Harpo and his brothers appeared in many films and television shows and is best known for his signature outfit: trench coat with over-large pockets, wig, top hat, and a comical horn heard in his movies. He married actress Susan Fleming on September 28, 1936 and adopted 4 children....

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...

Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949

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Epithet: US journalist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000429.0x000092 Villard, a journalist and author, was president of the New York Evening Post (1897-1918), editor and owner of The Nation (1918-1932), publisher and contributing editor of The Nation (1932-1935), a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and of Yachting Magazine, and owner of the Nautical Gazette. His father ...

Goetz, Ruth Goodman.

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Ruth Goodman Goetz (1912- ) and Augustus Goetz (1889-1957) collaborated on writing plays for the theatre and movies. Her father, Philip Goodman (1885-1940), was a producer of Broadway plays and musicals. From the description of Ruth and Augustus Goetz papers, 1892-1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122597414 ...

Menjou, Adolphe, 1890-1963

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