Papers of the Skinner family, 1874-1979 (inclusive).

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Skinner family. Papers of the Skinner family, 1874-1979 (inclusive).

Papers of the Skinner family, 1874-1979 (inclusive).

Contains correspondence between family members and letters from others to them; manuscripts of lectures, articles, and plays by Otis as well as drafts with annotations of his autobiography; manuscripts of plays and speeches by Maud; manuscripts of early poems, articles, monologues, plays, and notes and drafts of books by Cornelia; and annotated scripts, promptbooks, scrapbooks, photo albums, costume drawings, photographs, recordings, programs, playbills, clippings, and miscellaneous printed material from the careers of all the Skinners.

65 boxes and 27 v.

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Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1899-1979

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Cornelia Otis Skinner was an American writer, monologist, and actress. Born on either May 30, 1899 or 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, Skinner was the daughter of actors Otis Skinner and Maud Durbin. Skinner attended Bryn Mawr College, but left during her sophomore year to move to Paris, where she attended the Sorbonne and studied acting at the Jacques Copeau School and the Comedie Francaise. Skinner began her acting career in 1921, debuting as Dona Sarasate in the stage adapt...

Knoblock, Edward, 1874-1945

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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 ...

Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

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Mark Twain (b. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, November 30, 1835, Florida, MO – d. April 21, 1910, Redding, CT) was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pil...

Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942

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Otis Skinner (1858-1942) was an American actor and writer. Born June 28, 1858 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was brought up in Hartford, Connecticut where his father Charles Skinner was a Universalist minister. Otis Skinner was interested in theater from a young age, and through his father's friendship with P.T. Barnum was introduced to William Pleater Davidge, who gave him his first theatrical role. In the latter half of the 1870s, he played various bit roles in stock companies, and alongsid...

Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923

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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...

Skinner family.

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The Skinner family: Otis Skinner, his wife, Maud Durbin Skinner, and their daughter, Cornelia Otis Skinner were American actors. Otis was best known for his role as Hajj in Kismet, which he created on stage and on film; Cornelia wrote and performed several one-woman shows, was the author of numerous books, including a biography of Sarah Bernhardt, Madame Sarah, and Lindsay and Crouse, and co-author with Emily Kimborough of Our Hearts Were Young and Gay. From the description of Papers...

Watkins, Harry, 1825-1894

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Thomas, A. E.

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Lindsay, Howard, 1889-1968

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Goodman, Jules Eckert, approximately 1877-1962

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Goodman was an American playwright. From the description of Plays, 1906-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78909416 From the guide to the Jules Eckert Goodman plays, 1906-1937., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...

Modjeska, Helena, 1840-1909

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Polish actress. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Arthur Sullivan, 1884 June 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125606 Actress. From the description of Letter of Helena Modjeska, 1884. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454585 ...

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 ...

Jones, Henry Arthur, 1851-1929

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Henry Arthur Jones was the son of a tenant farmer, and worked in the drapery business for some twenty years after leaving school. He developed a passion for drama, and found success with The Silver King, a play he co-authored with Henry Herman, which gave him the financial security to become a full-time writer. A prolific author, he wrote many plays, chiefly melodramas, and had great success in England and America. His themes and influences were chiefly British, and he is considered a pioneer of...

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...

Skinner, Maud.

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