Ashton Stevens papers 1850-1952, bulk 1920-1940.

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Stevens, Ashton. Ashton Stevens papers 1850-1952, bulk 1920-1940.

Ashton Stevens papers 1850-1952, bulk 1920-1940.

The Ashton Stevens papers cover a pivotal period in American entertainment when vaudeville and live theatre began to give way to the Hollywood film industry.

37 cubic ft. (82 boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder)

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Stevens, Ashton

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San Francisco and Chicago journalist and drama critic. Ashton Stevens was born on August 11, 1872 in San Francisco, California to James and Hannah Laura Stevens. His brother was Landers Stevens, an actor and father of film director George Stevens. For over 50 years Ashton Stevens reviewed plays, vaudeville acts, minstrel shows, and interviewed actors, actresses, opera stars, and producers. He became known as the "dean of American drama critics," who aimed to be "right if...