Elmer Rice letters from various correspondents, 1915-1967.

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Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967,. Elmer Rice letters from various correspondents, 1915-1967.

Elmer Rice letters from various correspondents, 1915-1967.

Consists of 245 letters to Rice from both theatrical and political correspondents. The collection was compiled by his widow, the former Barbara Marshall.

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

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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...

Ginsburg, Ralph,

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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...

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...

Mumford, L. Quincy (Lawrence Quincy), 1903-1982

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Librarian. From the description of Papers, 1932-1982; (bulk 1954-1974). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28410174 Librarian of Congress. From the description of Papers of L. Quincy Mumford, 1940-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79100745 Biographical Note 1903, Dec. 11 Born, Ayden, N. C. 1925 ...

Meyner, Robert B...

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Ross, Harold Wallace, 1892-1951

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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. ...

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 ...

Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971

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Former Governor of New York. From the description of Reminiscences of Thomas Dewey : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 269255106 American politician. From the description of Typewritten letter signed : [n.p.], to F.B. Adams, Jr., 1964 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270539338 From the description of Typed letter signed : Albany, New York, to Mrs. Robert M. Littlejohn, 1944 July 11. (Unknown). W...

Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968

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Clergyman, politician. From the description of Reminiscences of Norman Mattoon Thomas : oral history, 1950. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309735808 American socialist, presidential candidate. From the description of Letters, [1932] July 16 and [July 16?], [n.p.], to [Samuel Johnson] Woolf, [New York?]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34363738 Politician. From the description of Reminiscences ...

Ross, Nancy Wilson, 1901-1986

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American author and noted authority on Asian religion and art. From the description of Papers, 1913-1986. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122349034 ...

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 ...

Chalmers, Allan Knight, 1897-

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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....

Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990

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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...

Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958

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Author, journalist, news analyst, and government official. From the description of Elmer Holmes Davis papers, 1865-1957 (bulk 1946-1957). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74986273 American journalist and author. From the description of Then came war : 1939 : sound recording, 1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122446694 Writer. From the description of Reminiscences of Elmer Holmes Davis : oral history, 1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 1224...

Hornblow, Arthur, 1865-1942

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Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957

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Mexican painter and muralist. From the description of Declaration in connection with a watercolor and a drawing sold to Mrs. Schwartz, 1934 March 7, Mexico City. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81939422 Diego Rivera, a renowned Mexican mural painter, was commissioned by Mrs. Samuel Strong in 1935 to paint a portrait of her friend, Kathleen Burke, of Cleveland, Ohio. From the description of Receipt from Diego Rivera, 1935 Mar. 5. (Unknown). WorldCa...

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...

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...

Krutch, Joseph Wood, 1893-1970

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Author, educator, and naturalist. Author of social criticism, critical biographies, and later naturalist essays; retired to Tucson in 1952 and completed several works. From the description of Manuscripts, 1952-1970. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 30636793 Epithet: American writer on drama British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000499.0x000275 Author, drama critic, and naturalist. ...

Barry, Philip, 1896-1949

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American playwright Philip Jerome Quinn Barry was born on June 18, 1896 in Rochester, N.Y. He was the youngest of the four children of James Corbett Barry and Mary Agnes Quinn. James Barry was a successful marble and tile contracter whose family had emigrated from Ireland when he was ten. His wife, also of Irish descent, was a Philadelphian, daughter of the proprietor of a lumber business. Barry matriculated at Yale University in 1913, but, war service intervening, did not receive his B.A. until...

Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993

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Thurgood Marshall (b. July 2, 1908, Baltimore, Maryland – d. January 24, 1993, Washington, D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education, a 1954 decision that ruled t...

Chute, Marchette Gaylord, 1909-....

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Marchette Gaylord Chute was born in Wayzata, Minnesota in 1909. She attended the Minneapolis School of Art and the University of Minnesota and spent her career as a writer, mainly of biography and history. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 1, p. 57-59. From the guide to the Marchette Chute Papers, 1932-1974, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]) ...

Romberg, Sigmund, 1887-1951

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Sigmund Romberg, prolific American composer and conductor of Hungarian birth, born Nagykanizsa, July 29, 1887; died New York, Nov. 9, 1951 who wrote over 70 operettas and 2,000 songs. From the description of Sigmund Romberg collection 1918-1950 1920-1940 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130015 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966

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Hocking graduated in 1901 and taught philosophy at Harvard. From the description of Philosophy D : technique of thought and of argument. [1942-1943] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228512457 From the description of Papers of William Ernest Hocking, 1927-1949 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973067 Hocking was a professor of philosophy at Harvard University. Together with his wife, Agnes Hocking, they founded the Shady Hill School. ...

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...

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...

Jameson, Storm, 1891-1986

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Storm Jameson was an English novelist, editor, critic, and peace activist. From the description of Margaret Storm Jameson letters, 1932-1954. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 49014732 Jameson met Morley Roberts for the first time in 1933. She served as his literary executor. From the description of Correspondence from Morley Roberts, 1933-1942. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 642326304 English autho...

Anderson, Robert C.

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Robert Anderson was the son-in-law of Alexander Macauley. From the description of Anderson-Macauley papers, 1770-1858 [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145410781 Robert Anderson, born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, in 1805, was the commander of Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor at the outbreak of the Civil War. The Union commander held out against Confederate forces for four months, without supplies from the North. When the Confederate troops discovered that a shipm...

Cobb, Lee J., 1911-1976

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Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960

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Lyricist. From the description of Reminiscences of Oscar Hammerstein : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565446 Librettist, lyricist, producer, and publisher. From the description of Typewritten letter signed : Boston, to James J. Fuld, 1955 Nov. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270923808 ...

Milne, Daphne,

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Mann, Paul, 1915-1985

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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 ...

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) ...

Webster, Margaret, 1905-1972

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Actress, theatrical producer, author, and lecturer. From the description of Margaret Webster papers, 1837-1974 (bulk 1937-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71061424 Biographical Note 1905, Mar. 15 Born, New York, N.Y. 1907 1908 American t...

Gollancz, Victor, 1893-1967

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Epithet: publisher and author Title: Knight British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x0000b8 Victor Gollancz (1893-1967) was educated at St. Paul's School and New College, Oxford. Having been judged unfit for foreign service during the First World War, he spent the period teaching at Repton. In 1920 Gollancz began his first job in publishing, working for Benn's publishing ho...

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...

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...

Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964

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American clergyman and reformer. From the description of The voice of God is calling : autograph poem signed, 1930 Nov. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269557327 John Haynes Homes (1879-1964) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised near Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1902 and Harvard Divinity School in 1904. He received honorary doctorates from Benares Hindu University, Rollins College, and Meadville Theological School. He served as...

Todd, Ann, 1909-1993

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Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x00013c ...

Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977

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Louis Untermeyer was a noted author, editor, and translator. His tastes were eclectic, and his friendships many; he produced more than one hundred books, and volumes of letters. His numerous poetry anthologies have helped introduce verse to generations of schoolchildren. From the description of Heinrich Heine, paradox and poet, 1936. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56550722 From the description of Louis Untermeyer letter to Judith Wright McKinn...

Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978

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Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Hubert H. Humphrey : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376713 From the description of Reminiscences of Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. : oral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86100450 Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (1911-1978) was a U.S. Senator and Vice President of the United States. He worked as a pharmacist in his fathe...

Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973

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Pearl S. Buck was the daughter of American missionary parents, and spent the first seventeen years of her life in China. Her third novel, The Good Earth, won the Pulitzer Prize, and a Nobel Prize for literature followed, citing The Good Earth as well as her biographies of her parents. Critical reception for her works has been mixed since these early successes. A prolific and optimistic author, most of her fiction is set in China, and she displays great affection for the place and her characters....

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, ...