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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: I wish to thank th£ following for pictures and for assistance: Torben Prestholdt, 
John Willis, John D. Seymour, Tom Salisbury, Whitford Kane, Joseph Cameron Cross, Maynard Morris, Earle 
Forbes, the Messrs. Shubert, Vandamm Studio, the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Public 
Library, the New York Post, and especially D. Jay Culver and Florence Culver of Culver Service, whose collection 
is represented by many pictures in this book. 

Pictures of the early decades are from the Theatre Collections of the New York Public Library and the 
Museum of the City of New York. My especial thanks go to May Davenport Seymour, Curator of the latter 
collection, to George Freedley, Curator of the Library's collection; to Paul Myers and other members of the 
Library's staff, for giving so much of their time in making their vast collections available to me ; and to Constance 
Stungo for her invaluable help. 



Copyright 1950, 1951, 1956, by Daniel Blum 

Copyright © 1960 by Daniel Blum 

All Rights Reserved 



Published in Philadelphia by Chilton Company, and simultaneously in Toronto, Canada, by 
Ambassador Books, Ltd. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 60-13398. Manufactured in the 

United States of America. 



TO 

MY MOTHER aivd FATHER 

WHO LIVE IN MY HEART 





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FOREWORD 

There has been no book up to now which will be as valuable to actors 
and theatre lovers in years to come as this pictorial history of the 
American stage by Daniel Blum. Here is a permanent record of all the 
great plays and players of the last one hundred years. 

The camera as it has been used by many masters of the photographic 
art has an ability which is almost uncanny in capturing mood and 
interpretation as well as likeness. Only the camera was able to capture 
the grace of Ethel Barrymore in "Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines," 
the charm of Maude Adams in "Peter Pan," and the sheer beauty of 
John Barrymore's "Hamlet." The camera has provided Mr. Blum with 
more than a complete and moving history of our stage. It is also a 
history of acting, its growth and its development which should be an 
invaluable aid to young performers and students of the theatre. 

Very often I am asked by young people interested in the theatre as 
a career, to explain my life in the theatre in terms which would help 
them on their careers. It is impossible to do so. All you can say is, 
"I interpreted the role in this or that fashion because this way or that 
is the way I felt." But this collection of pictures — and I am very 
happy that I am so well represented — makes it easy. The camera 
understands and can adequately explain how things were done and very 
often why, I wish that when I had been young that there had been 
such a picture book. I might have had an easier time understanding 
when I was told, "You should have seen her. She was an actress!" 



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American Theatre— Before 1860 



There is some evidence that as early as 1665 in the less 
puritanical of the American colonies attempts were made to 
produce plays and entertainments, usually by amateurs. In 
1703 the first "professional" actor performed at Charleston and 
in New York. In 1716 a "theatre" was erected at Williamsburg, 
where performances were given for a season or so. In 1736 
another "theatre" was built in Charleston but abandoned after 
a year or two until 1763, when professional actors came from 
New York. 

The English colonies in the West Indies welcomed actors and 
most of our theatrical visitors came from there. These were 
British players who had been less fortunate in their mother 
country. 

The New England colonies, with their Puritan, Quaker and 
Lutheran populations, suppressed "painted vanities" by law 
and fine. Only the New York and Philadelphia inhabitants, 
having an admixture of peoples and races, seemed eager for 
the entertainments of their home lands. 

The acting profession was in very low repute, supposed to 
harbor only men of low morality and women of no virtue. This 
stigma surrounded those in the theatre for a hundred years, 
precluding their general acceptance into "decent" society. 
Therefore women who married actors, and usually their children 
too, became actors because they could do little else. 

Our professional theatrical records begin about 1750 when 
Thomas Kean and Walter Murray, with a complete company 
of English professional actors, performed in Philadelphia, New 
York and Williamsburg. The first plays they did were "Richard 
III" and Addison's "Cato." 

In 1752, Lewis Hallam with his wife, coming directly from 
England, opened at Williamsburg in "The Merchant of Venice." 
The Hallams were competent players with an extensive reper- 
toire of excellent quality. They came on to New York and 
Philadelphia, but, finding great opposition to actors there, due 
largely to the poor behavior of Murray and Kean, were forced 
to return to Jamaica. Hallam died and his widow married a 
David Douglass. Mr. and Mrs. Douglass brought over a new 
company in 1758. They had many difficulties and were unable 
to find a permanent location. With their "wandering theatre," 
they moved about the colonies for some years. They are 
known to have played at Annapolis, Williamsburg, Charleston, 
Newport and Providence, and the smaller towns of Maryland 
and Virginia, but they had to put up their own theatre buildings 
wherever they went. In 1766 Douglass built the Southwark 
Theatre in Philadelphia, (our first brick playhouse), and in 
1767 the John Street Theatre in New York. The increasing 
hostility against the British forced them to leave the colonies 
when the Revolution came. In 1774 the Continental Congress 
suspended all public amusements. 

During the Revolution British military players took over 
the theatres and presented profitable shows, presumably for the 
benefit of war victims and soldiers' widows. The female parts 
were played by men but it is noted that some of the "garrison 
mistresses" helped. Aside from the military players, no 
professional theatre is known to have existed from 1775 to 1783. 

After the War for Independence tolerance for the theatre 
came quickly and laws against it began to be repealed. George 
Washington, who throughout his life had an interest in the 
theatre and undoubtedly took part in amateur theatricals, is 
known to have attended New York theatres. Many talented 
British players began to come over, some of them married and 
remained here permanently. Their influence began to raise the 
level of American acting as well as affect changes in modes of 
dress and manners. 

Lewis Hallam, Jr., himself a capable actor, returned from 
Jamaica, reopened both the Southwark and John Street 
Theatres, and with John Henry, a good all-around young 
Irish actor, formed the Old American Company that for 
several years held a theatrical monopoly on the "road." 

About 1785 Thomas Wignell became our first impresario. He 
built the first theatres in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, 
as well as Philadelphia's Chestnut Street Theatre, where for 
twenty-five years a good stock company was maintained. In 
1796 Wignell imported Thomas Abthorpe Cooper, known in 
England for his Shakespearean interpretations. He was soon 
recognized as "the greatest of American tragedians." Cooper 
over a thirty-year period visited every state, made and dissi- 



pated a fortune, married a New York society girl and was 
accepted in the best social circles. Cooper, in turn, brought 
over George Frederick Cooke, the first great foreign "star" 
to undertake an American tour. 

The popular plays for many decades were Shakespeare's 
tragedies, Restoration comedies, and early farces stressing 
political satire. The first American play on an American sub- 
ject written by a native-born American was Royall Tyler's 
"The Contrast" produced at the John Street Theatre in 1787. 

Meanwhile, as the young United States expanded its ter- 
ritory the theatre kept pace with national progress, reaching 
into the new outposts and setting up stock companies in them. 
At Charleston, Alexandre Placide, with his company of French 
pantomimists and dancers, established the French Theatre, 
while in New Orleans several French-language theatres did 
classic French plays. The first Boston theatre was opened in 
1794. There was an ever pressing need to build audiences 
and profits. Out of this need grew the "circuit" system whereby 
during the summer months, when theatres closed in the larger 
cities, the companies toured towns such as Providence, Newport, 
Portsmouth, N. H., Portland, Me., Baltimore, Washington, 
D.C, Albany, N. Y., Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. 

Further west the first theatrical performances are recorded 
in 1815 in Pittsburgh by Samuel Drake's company heading 
from Albany for Kentucky, where they played Frankfort, 
Lexington and Louisville, and also Nashville, Tenn. By the 
end of 1817 they reached New Orleans, bringing the first 
English plays to that city. St. Louis got its first real theatre 
in 1837, Chicago, in 1847. About that time also William 
Chapman was operating his Mississippi Floating Theatre, our 
first showboat. The Salt Lake Theatre was not established 
until 1862. 

The first theatrical performance by professional actors in 
California was given at San Francisco in 1850. San Fran- 
cisco's first brick theatre, the Metropolitan, opened in 1853 
to house a stock company, with star engagements planned. 
To tempt actors into undergoing the hazards of travel to the 
west coast, California managers charged higher admissions and 
paid much higher salaries than in the east. As a result all the 
great actors played there. 

Between 1800 and 1850 part of the attraction of resident 
stock companies were the guest appearances of leading actors 
from other cities. This led to the "star" system. Scenic effects 
also began to be developed during this same formative period 
by expert scenic artists imported from England. Improvements 
were made to the physical theatres and stages. After the first 
bare candle footlights came oil lamps with reflectors and, in 
1825, the early gas lighting. All of these were equally unsafe, 
however, and there were frequent serious fires. Audiences, too, 
had to change over the years; at one time no reputable woman 
dared be seen at a theatre. 

After the War of 1812 bringing actors from overseas was no 
longer a financial risk. Among those who came in the 1820's 
were Edmund Kean and Junius Brutus Booth, Sr., both great 
Shakespearean actors, Charles Mathews, a fine light comedian 
and satirist, and William Charles Macready, the tragedian. In 
the 1830's and 40's came Louisa Lane (who married John Drew, 
Sr.); Charles Kemble and his daughter Fanny; William B. 
Wood and William Warren, Sr.; the Irishmen, Tyrone Power, 
John Brougham, and Joseph Jefferson I and II; Fanny Elssler 
of Germany; Anna Cora Mowatt, born in France; Edward 
Loomis Davenport, Clara Fisher (Maeder), James W. Wallack 
and Henry Wallack, the elders, all from England. Many of 
these stayed on and became founders of notable American 
theatrical families. Charles Kean, son of Edmund Kean, and 
his wife, Ellen Tree, though not native-born, were most popu- 
lar performers for over thirty-five years and are considered 
"American." In the same category are Dion Boucicault, Mrs. 
G. H. Gilbert, Matilda Heron, John McCullough, and John 
E. Owens. 

Gradually our native-born stars emerged — John Howard 
Payne, Francis C. Wemyss, Charlotte Cushman, Frank S. 
Chanfrau, Edwin Forrest, Edwin Booth, Julia Dean, James H. 
Hackett, John Gilbert, Lola Montez, Lotta Crabtree, Lawrence 
Barrett, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence, William Warren II, and 
Joseph Jefferson III, our own Rip Van Winkle. And the new 
world's theatre stood on its own feet. 




FRANK S. CHANFRAU (1824-1884) 

as SAM in "OUR AMERICAN COUSIN 

(1865) 



ROSE EYTINGE (It. r 

PEYTON in "GRIFFITH GAUNT 
(1866) 



E. L. DAVENPORT (1816-1877) 

as WILLIAM in "BLACK-EYED SUSAN" 

(1862) 



.'.AGGIE MITCHELL (1832-1918) 
as FANCHON 




JOHN E. OWENS (1823-1886) 
as SOLON SHINGLE (1864) 



11! U 1 1 U / 1 1 ^^ mid-nineteenth century, 

M ll 1 1 n y 1 1 Manhattan's population was 

U U U 1 U I U over a half million. There were 
six regular theatres plus several music halls, or so-called 
"Gardens," for operas, ballets, concerts, variety shows 
(later to become "vaudeville") and minstrel troupes. 
There were also theatres in Brooklyn, Williamsburgh, 
Greenpoint, the Bronx, Long Island City and Flushing. 
Buildings to house entertainment were scattered around 
the country, predominantly in Boston, Philadelphia, New 
Orleans, Charleston, Baltimore, Washington, Cincinnati, 
Albany, St. Louis, Savannah, Mobile, Chicago, Providence 
and Troy N. Y., also San Francisco and Sacramento, but 
Manhattan was already the hub of the American Theatre. 
Acting was at last becoming an honorable profession, 
although those choosing it required staunch physical 
stamina to withstand the rigors of stagecoach and early 
riverboat travel, to say nothing of the makeshift lodgings. 
Actors had to learn a tremendous repertory of roles, fre- 
quently doing three new plays in a week. Yet a particular 
character sometimes offered a star virtually a lifetime role 
and he would tour with his own company, garnering the 
financial rewards of actor-producership'. Fans went to 
see their favorites over and over again in the same play as, 
through the years, the players returned to town. 




MATILDA HERON (1831-1877) 
as CAMILLE 




BARNEY WILLIAMS 
(1823-1876) 



MRS. BARNEY WILLIAMS 
(MARIA PRAY) 



ELLEN TREE (1806-1880) 
(MRS. CHARLES KEAN) 



CHARLES KEAN 
(1811-1868) 




JOHN SLEEPER CLARKE 
(1833-1899) 



ADAH ISAACS MENKEN 
(1835-1868) 



JAMES WILLIAM WALLACK 
(1795-1864) 



CATHERINE WEMYSS 
(1826-1881) 




_ CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN 

O as LADY MACBETH 



HELEN WESTERN 
(1843-1868) 



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MME. ELIZABETH PONISI 
(1818-1899) 




G. L. FOX (1825-1877) 

as CLOWN in "HUMPTY DUMPTY" 

(1868) 



WILLIAM WARREN 
(I8I2-1888) 



ADELAIDE RISTORI (1821-1906) 

as QUEEW ELIZABETH 

(1866) 



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LOTTA CRABTREE (1847-1924) 

as FIREFLY 

(1868) 



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Members of stock companies could earn as little as $5 
a week and be required to supply their own wardrobes. The 
good stock player averaged about $25 weekly. The "bene- 
fit" performance tradition, as an adjunct to salaries, had 
been, and was to remain, the custom for many years. This 
meant that during every engagement each member of the 
cast and crew, the visiting star (and occasionally, the 
playwright) got the proceeds from a single special 
performance. 

Copyright, as yet, was unknown. Any producer or star 
could, and did, adapt or translate any play or book. Thus, 
one might see several simultaneous productions of the same 
story. Standard theatres maintained a complete company 
on a more or less permanent basis and hired guest stars. 
The stars went from one theatre to another in New York 
and journeyed around the country. In New York the large 
group of German immigrants supported active German 
language theatres of their own, as did the French-speaking. 

Wallack's a true repertory company, established in 1852 
by James William Wallack, was the acknowledged leader 
in the country, bringing to the American stage elegance, 
dignity and taste. In Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre, 
Mrs. John Drew, of the Drew-Barrymore clan, was doing 
as much, while in Boston's stock theatres, actors James H. 
Hackett, William Warren, E. L. Davenport and James A. 
Heme set high standards. Alexandre Placide's stock com- 
pany in Charleston was good enough to seldom require 
guest stars. Admission prices ranged from 25^ to about 
$1.50 for box seats. It is also interesting to note that, 
back from the hinterlands, during the hot summer months, 
star-producer-managers filled every available theatrical hall 
in New York. With October's arrival, they went back 
on tour. 



EDWIN FORREST (1806- 
as CORIOLANUS 



1872) 



JAMES H. STODDART 
(1827-1907) 



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MOST FAMOUS ROLE, MAZEPPA 

(1861) 



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(1830-1904) 



KATE BATEMAN in "LEAH, THE FORSAKEN" 
(1863) 



JULIA DEAN (HAYNE) 
(1830-1868) 




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GEORGE FAWCETT 


CAROLINE 


PETER 


MARY 


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SOTHERN 


WOOD 


ROWE 


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GANNON 


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JOSEPH JEFFERSON (1829-1905) 
in "RIP VAN WINKLE" 



ADELAIDE RISTORl as MEDEA 
(1866) 




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MRS. JOHN DREW (LOUISA LANE) 
(1820-1897) 



NOV. 25, 1864, BENEFIT PERFORMANCE OF "JULIUS 
CAESAR" WITH JOHN WILKES BOOTH AS MARC AN- 
TONY, EDWIN BOOTH AS BRUTUS AND JUNIUS BRUTUS 
BOOTH, JR. AS CA5SIUS. 



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(1820-1873) 




JUNIUS BRUTUS BOOTH, JR. 
(1821-1883) 



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CHARLES 
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KATE 
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HENRY 
JORDAN 



MINNIE MADDERN (MRS. FISKE) 

PRECOCIOUS CHILD ACTRESS 

(1869) 






IRA ALDRIDGE (NEGRO TRAGEDIAN) 

as TITUS ANDROMICUS 

(1860) 



Miscellaneous entertainers in concerts, dramatic readings, 
elocution programs, and especially the minstrel shows, 
loved by all, were also enormously popular. Variety halls 
offered cheap, bawdy amusement to the masses. 

Favorite touring actors of the period included: Char- 
lotte Cushman as Meg Merrilies, Edwin Forrest as Lear 
and Hamlet, Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. in Shakespeare's 
tragedies, Edwin Booth as Hamlet and lago, G. L. Fox 
as Clown in his "Hu'mpty Dumpty" pantomimes, Adah 
Isaacs Menken as Mazeppa, Matilda Heron as Camille, 
Lotta (Charlotte Crabtree) in song and dance programs, 
Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams in Irish situation comedies, 
Ira Aldridge (Negro tragedian) as lago and Titus An- 
dromicus, John Sleeper Clarke as Toodles, Joseph Jeffer- 
son as Caleb Plummer and an early version of "Rip Van 
Winkle," Charles and Ellen Kean in classic tragedies. 
Maggie Mitchell as Fanchon, E. A. Sothern as David Gar- 
rick, Lucille Western in "East Lynne," Kate Bateman in 
"Leah, the Forsaken." 

In 1861 the Civil War brought a temporary depression 
to the theatre, followed a season later by a resurgence. The 
war hysteria helped four "Uncle Tom's Cabin" shows to 
thrive simultaneously in New York. The 253 perfor- 
mances of actress-manager Laura Keene's "Seven Sisters," 
described as "an operatic, spectacular, diabolic, musical, 
terpsichorean, farcical burletta," enjoyed the longest con- 
secutive run up to that time. Miss Keene introduced the 
first Saturday matinees in 1863. That same year Lucille 
Western bought "East Lynne" outright from its author for 
$100 and proceeded to profit from it for years. Also in 
1863 Augustin Daly, then a dramatic critic, produced his 
first play, "Leah, the Forsaken" starring Kate Bateman. 
And Lotta made her debut in New York. 

In 1864, John E. Owens won fame as Solon Shingle. 
The three Booth brothers, to help erect a statue of Shakes- 
peare in Central Park, gave a single benefit performance 
of "Julius Caesar" (their only performance together), and 
Edwin Booth began one of the longest Shakespearean runs 
ever recorded, 100 performances of "Hamlet." 

In 1865 the Keans gave their New York farewell 
performances. 



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JOHN SEFTON, JOHN GILBERT, 

W. R. FLOYD 

in "THE CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE" 

(1862) 






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LYDIA THOMPSON (1836-1908) 

in "FORTY THIEVES" 

(1868) 



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J. K. EMMET 
"FRITZ, OUR GERMAN COUSIN" 
(1869) 



JAMES H. HACKETT 
(1800-1871) 



MRS. VERNON as TABITHA STORK 

in "ROSEDALE" 

(1863) 



EDWIN ADAMS as ENOCH ARDEN 
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in "THE BLACK CROOK" 



LAWRENCE BARRETT 
(1867) 



GRAND FINALE of "THE BLACK CROOK" 
(1866) 




BALLERINA 
MARIE BONFANTl 
"THE BLACK CROOK" 




JOHN GILBERT 
(1810-1889) 



CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN WITH HER 
SISTER SARAH CUSHMAN 



MARK SMITH 
in "ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD" 




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DAN BRYANT. 
A FAMOUS MINSTREL 



MRS. EMMA 
GRATTAN 



FANNY 


FANNY HERRING 


CHARLES FECHTER 


REEVES 


as LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD 


(1824-1879) 




(1867) 


as HAMLET 



MRS. E. L. 
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MAGGIE 
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FRANK S. 
CHANFRAU 

(1824-1884) 



HENRY PLACIDE 
(1799-1870) 



TOM PLACIDE 
(1808-1877) 



KATE 
NEWTON 



MADELINE 
HENRIQUES 




ADELAIDE RISTORI 

as MARY STUART 

(1866) 




1866 stands out because Joseph Jefferson introduced the revised 
version of his immortal "Rip Van Winkle," but most notably for 
the beginning of 475 performances of "The Black Crook" with its 
never-before-seen production effects and the chorus of 50 ballet 
girls, "damning to the soul to see." The premiere ran from 7:45 
P. M. until 1:15 A. M. The production had cost a then fabulous 
sum of $24,500. It was to net over a million dollars. Saturday 
matinees were the rule by 1866, and Wallack was bringing accept- 
ance to quiet drawing room plays. That year, famed Adelaide 
Ristori brought classic plays to America to high acclaim. Though 
she performed in her native Italian, the foreign language proved 
no barrier. 

In 1867 Mme. Francesca (Fanny) Janauschek, one of Europe's 
truly "greats," arrived with her German language productions. For 
a time she spoke only German. In fact, she acted Lady Macbeth 
in German with Edwin Booth who spoke in English. Later she 
learned English and was integrated into the American theatre. At 
the end of that year, Charles Dickens, who was also a fine amateur 
actor, gave 17 sold-out readings from his own works. 

By the end of 1868, New York had 21 theatres, including 4 in 
Brooklyn. Variety, now cleaned up for the family trade, became 
the vogue. 

In February, 1869, in New York, Edwin Booth opened his own 
theatre with "Romeo and Juliet." Premiere tickets sold at auction 
for as high as $125. In California, San Francisco was by now a 
metropolis with a splendid stock company that included Lawrence 
Barrett and John McCullough, housed in the newly built sumptuous 
California Theatre. 

At the close of this decade, little Minnie Maddern, who grew up 
to be J\Irs. Fiske, trod her first boards as the child Fritz in "Fritz, 
Our German Cousin" which starred John K. Emmet, beloved com- 
edian, who had come from minstrelsy into the legitimate theatre. 




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n "FORTY THIEVES" 

(1868) 




MRS. SEDLEY 


EDWIN 


ISABEL 


JOHN 


JENNIE 


STUART 


EMILY 




BROWN 


ADAMS 


BATEMAN 


DYOTT 


WORRELL 


ROBSON 


SOLDENE 


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LESTER WALLACK (1820-1888) in "THE VETERAN 
(1871) 



MARY ANDERSON (1859-1940) as JULIET 
(1877) 




W. J. FLORENCE (1831-1891) 
1A in "THE MIGHTY DOLLAR" 
(1875) 



^. W. J. FLORENCE (1830-1906) 
in "THE MIGHTY DOLLAR" 
(1875) 



MME. ELIZABETH PONISI (1818-1899) 

in "THE SHAUGHRAUN" 

(1874) 





ROSE COGHLAN 
(I851-I932) 



KITTY BLANCHARD 



ROSE EYTINGE 
(1835-1911) 



CLARA MORRIS 
(1846-1925) 



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DAVID BELASCO (1854-1931) 

in "UNCLE TOM'S CABIN" 

(1873) 



The 1870's are distinguished mainly as 
a period of growth and expansion. The 
newly completed 50,000 miles of road- 
beds across the continent, and the extraordinary growth of the 
population meant a similar expansion in a demand for entertain- 
ment. More and more road shows trekked to smaller cities. The 
older exponents of the classic acting styles began to find themselves 
less welcomed by the increasingly sophisticated audiences of the 
major cities. They eked out their closing careers on the road. 
Younger, more naturalistic players came to popularity, many of 
them continuing into the 20th century. 

It was also a period when major stock houses, with virtually 
permanent companies, under brilliant producing management, be- 
came independent of guest stars. There were numerous long-run 
plays, continually "revived" and re-staged every few years. The 
three most renowned stock companies in New York were Lester 
Wallack's (he had taken over when his father died in 1864,) Augus- 
tin Daly's and A. M. Palmer's. Some of Wallack's great players 
were John Gilbert, Mme. Elizabeth Ponisi, Rose Coghlan, Charles 
Coghlan, Maurice Barrymore, Rose Eytinge, Dion Boucicault, 
Stuart Robson and H. J. Montague. Wallack's was to remain in 
operation until Lester himself died in 1888. Wallack, who was 
also a fine actor, was especially celebrated for his productions of 
sentimental, romantic comedies and Restoration plays. 

Augustin Daly was a strict disciplinarian, uncompromising on 
standards of excellence, with an unerring eye for talent, and scores 
of younger players rose to fame under his guidance. He became 
noted for his adaptations of realistic French and German plays into 
truly American settings, and for brilliant staging of Shakespearean 
comedies. His plays were always superbly designed, his actresses 
sumptuously costumed in high fashion of the day. Among the many 
actors whose careers he furthered were James Lewis, Mrs. G. H. 
Gilbert, Fanny Davenport, Louis James, W. J. Lemoyne, Clara 
Morris, Ada Rehan, John Drew and Otis Skinner. 



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in "DIPLOAAACY" 

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in "THE DANITES" 

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AMY 
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in "A CELEBRATED CASE" (1877) 



LINDA DIETZ 




JEFFREYS LEWIS 



H. J. MONTAGUE, ADA DYAS 
in "THE SHAUGHRAUN" (1874) 



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in "PRINCESS ROYAL" (1877) 



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in "PIQUE" (1875) 



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in "AS YOU LIKE IT" 




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MAURICE BARRYMORE, 

EMILY RIGL 

in "PIQUE" (1875) 



A. M. Palmer had no resident company, 
but produced with a lavish hand many long- 
run hits, including the justly famous "Two 
Orphans," "The Danicheffs," "Jim, The 
Penman" and "A Celebrated Case." 

Foreign stars continued to come over and 
they too made their niche in our theatre's 
history. In 1870 Charles Fechter, French- 
speaking actor of Austro-Italian parentage, 
impressed for a time. In 1872 we got 
Adelaide Neilson, E. A. Sothern, and the 
Yokes family, all from England. In 1877, 
Helena Modjeska, great Polish tragedian, 
a political refugee, was persuaded to act. 
In 1878 and 1879 Gilbert and Sullivan 
arrived to make an impact. 

In the '70's the burlesque "leg" show, 
with accent on the girls, (grandparent of 
our modern burlesque), owes its birth and 
nourishment to Lydia Thompson whose 
vogue began in the '60's. Lydia's shows 
were completely decorous, and she toured 
for many years, engagingly parodying the 
serious plays of the day in song, dance and 
satirical sketches. 

Another '70's phenomenon was the ex- 
plosion of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," dubbed 
"Tom Shows." By 1879 at least SO pro- 
ductions were on the road — ^playing in tents, 
riverboats, town halls, churches, opera 
houses — wherever a platform would hold 
them. By the 1890's almost 500 of the 
shows were reported in operation. 

Disastrous theatre fires had been frequent 
over the years. The worst of them occurred 
December 5, 1876, when 292 died in the 
Brooklyn Theatre holocaust and the en- 
suing panic. This caused a theatrical de- 
pression all over the country for at least 
a year. 



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WILLIE SEYMOUR, LAWRENCE BARRETT 
in "KING LEAR" (1876) 




TOMMASO SALVINI, ITALIAN TRAGEDIAN GEORGE H. PRIMROSE, W. H. WEST of the PRIMROSE MINSTRELS 

(1829-1916) (1875) 



There was, too, in 1873, a stock market 
panic, and banks failed in 1874. Yet all 
these, the "fabulous invalid" survived and 
continued to thrive. 

In 1870 Edwin Booth and Lawrence 
Barrett had a long run in "Othello" in which 
they alternated in the roles of Othello and 
lago. Barrett staged a successful production 
of the rarely produced "A Winter's Tale." 
G. L. Fox did a hilarious travesty of 
"Hamlet." 

1871, year of the Chicago fire, brought 
Edwin Forrest, a broken old man, for his 
last New York appearances, though his 
"King Lear," now very much in character, 
was applauded to the end. That season 
Lawrence Barrett had his greatest success in 
"Man O'Airlie." Booth, Barrett, Milnes 
Levick and F. C. Bangs played "Julius 
Caesar" for an unprecedented long run. 

In 1872 E. A. Sothern as Lord Dundreary 
in a revival of "Our American Cousin" found 
the comic role he was to play over the years. 
Lovely Adelaide Neilson made her American 
debut that year as Juliet. The Yokes family 
of comedy and musical renown, also bowed 
and settled here. 

1873 brought the first "Jane Eyre" with 
Charlotte Thompson. "Led Astray" was the 
big dramatic hit at Wallack's. 

In 1874 at Daly's Fanny Davenport 
played her first Lady Teazle in "School For 
Scandal." Dion Boucicault's play "The 
Shaughraun," in which he acted Conn, had 
its initial record run of 143 performances. 
Frank Mayo brought "Davy Crockett" to 
life. W. H. Crane earned his comedy spurs 
in a big, frolicsome musical, "Evangeline." 
Charlotte Cushman gave her farewell 
performances in 1874. 




JAMES O'NEILL, FATHER OF 
PLAYWRIGHT EUGENE O'NEILL 



SARA JEWETT 
in "THE DANICHEFFS" (1876) 



H. F. DALY 



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WILLIAM RIGNOLD KATE CLAXTON KITTY BLANCHARD 

TOP: (L-R) ALICE DUNNING LINGARD, DICKIE LINGARD, F. F. MACKAY, KATE CLAXTON, McKEE RANKIN, CHARLES R. THORNE, JR. 

in "THE TWO ORPHANS" (1875) 




PAT ROONEY 
(1844-1892) 



JOHN B. MASON 
"ARRAGH NA POGUE" 
(1870) 



MAUDE GRANGER 
as DESDEMONA 



CHARLOTTE THOMPSON 

as "JANE EYRE" 

(1874) 



J. H. BARNES 
as ROMEO (1872) 



ME. L. DAVENPORT 
as BRUTUS (1871) 



MRS. SCOTT SIDDONS 

(MARY FRANCIS) as MARY, 

QUEEN OF SCOTS (1873) 



MILNES LEVICK 
as CAESAR (1871) 



F. C. BANGS 
as MARC ANTONY (1871) 



LAWRENCE BARRETT 

(1838-I89I) 

as CASSIUS (1871) 




"LONDON ASSURANCE" 
(1879 IN BOSTON) 



in "EVANGELINE" (1877) 




CHARLES FISHER, FANNY DAVENPORT, GEORGE CLARKE, LOUIS JAMES 
in "SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL" AT DALY'S (1874) 




AGNES 


E. A. SOTHERN 


JEFFREYS LEWIS 


JOHN T. RAYMOND 


BIJOU 


CHARLES 


BOOTH 


(1872) 


(1873) 


(1874) 


HERON 


COGHLAN 




ROSA WOOD 
"BRASS" (1876 



GEORGIE DREW 
(BARRYMORE) 



GEORGE RIGNOLD 
as AMOS CLARK (1875) 



GEORGE RIGNOLD 
as HENRY V (1875) 



MARY ANDERSON 
(1877) 



LOUISE JAMES 
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MINSTREL FAVORITES: 

FRANK BROWN, EPH HORN, 

DAN BRYANT, MIKE SEYMOUR 



BESSIE DARLING 

as LADY MACBETH 

(1876) 



MAUDE ADAMS, FLORA WALSH 

in "THE WANDERING BOYS" 

(1878) 



LYDIA THOMPSON (1836-1908) 
as ROBINSON CRUSOE 

(1877) 



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CAPOUL, MLLE. ANG^LE, 

FAVORITES IN MUSICALS 




ADA CAVENDISH 
(1879) 



G. L. 
FOX 



KATE 
SANTLEY 



W. J. 
LEMOYNE 



MAY NUNEZ 
(1875) 



W, J. FLORENCE 
(1831-1891) 



ANNIE 
EDMONDSON 




ADA 
DYAS 



BARRY 
SULLIVAN 



lONE 
BURKE 



McKEE 
RANKIN 



LOUISE 
BOSHELL 



J. H. 
GILMOUR 



KATE 
GIRARD 




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n "H.M.S. PINAFORE' 

(1879) 



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ADELAIDE NEILSON 

as VIOLA in 

"TWELFTH NIGHT" (1876) 



ADELAIDE NEILSON 

(1846-1880) 

PORTRAIT TAKEN IN 1872 



ADELAIDE NEILSON 

as JULIET 

(1872) 



FANNY JANAUSCHEK 
as MARY STUART 




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OLIVER DOUD BYRON 
BEN McCULLOUGH WITH HIS 
WIFE, KATE BYRON (1873) 



AGNES BOOTH 

as MYRRHA in 

"SARDANAPULUS" (1876) 



NED HARRIGAN, TONY HART 

in "THE MULLIGAN GUARD" 

(1874) 



LILY PARSLOE, HARRY 
DAVENPORT in JUVENILE 
COMPANY OF "H.M.S. 
PINAFORE" (1879) 



JEFFREYS LEWIS. EMILY RIGL 

in "THE EXILES" 

(1878) 




FRANK MAYO 
as DAVY CROCKETT (1874) 



The long-run dramas, "Pique," "Rose Michel" and 
"Brass," opened in 1875, as did "The Two Orphans" which 
was played so long the cast changed many times. Eventu- 
ally Kate Claxton, the original Louise, the blind girl of 
the play, bought the rights to it and made it her personal 
touring vehicle for many years. Also in 1875 George 
Rignold, a handsome actor, overwhelmed the female play- 
goers as Henry V and Amos Clark; John T. Raymond 
launched his "Col. Sellers"; and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. 
Florence had great success with "The Mighty Dollar." 

In 1876 Adelaide Neilson charmed as Viola in "Twelfth 
Night." Agnes Booth, wife of Junius Brutus Booth, Jr., 
gave a startling performance as Myrrha in "Sardanapulus." 
"The Danicheffs" was the thrilling melodrama at Palmer's 
that year. 

Helena Modjeska made her New York debut as Adrienne 
Lecouvreur in 1877, and Rose Coghlan played Countess 
Zicka in the first American production of "Diplomacy." 
This was to be adjudged among her best roles. Two other 
hit dramas of the year were "The Exiles" and "The 
Danites." 

In 1878 nearly every playhouse in the east simultane- 
ously did "H.M.S. Pinafore." (No copyright at this time.) 
Even juvenile actors gave special matinees. Then Gilbert 
and Sullivan themselves arrived with their own company 
to show how it ought really to be done and to avert future 
pirating of their plays. In 1878 too, Annie Pixley played 
"M'liss" for the first time. 

By 1879 younger stars were leaving the stock companies, 
some to form their own units, others to assume "visiting 
star" status. A New Year's Eve 1879 premiere of "Pirates 
of Penzance," with Arthur Sullivan wielding the conductor's 
baton, gaily ended the 'Seventies. 




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JENNIE YEAMANS, 

CHILD ACTRESS, 

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LITTLE NELL 

(HELEN DAUVRAY) 

in VARIETY 



BIJOU FERNANDEZ, 
CHILD ACTRESS 



CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN GAVE FAREWELL 

PERFORMANCE IN 1874 «c 





JOHN E. OWENS 
as ELBERT ROGERS 



ANNIE RUSSELL 
as ESMERALDA 



EBEN PLYMPTON 
as DAVE HARDY 



in "ESMERALDA" (1881) 



VIOLA ALLEN as ESMERALDA 

AND HER FATHER, C. LESLIE ALLEN 

as ELBERT ROGERS 




AUGUSTIN DALY READING A NEW PLAY TO HIS COMPANY (1884); (L to R) JOHN MOORE, WILLIAM GILBERT, JAMES LEWIS, 
GEORGE PARKES, CHARLES LECLERCQ, MRS. GILBERT, ADA REHAN, JOHN DREW, DALY,, CHARLES FISHER, VIRGINIA DREHER, MA^ FIELDING. 




EFFIE ELLSLER 
26 in "HAZEL KIRKE" 

(1880) 



TOM KARL 
(1885) 



MME. HELENA MODJESKA 
as JULIET (1882) 



ADA DYAS 
as LADY CLANCARTY (1880) 





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ELLEN TERRY 



HENRY IRVING 






SARAH BERNHARDT 




LILY LANGTRY 



JOSEPH JEFFERSON 

in "THE RIVALS" 

(1881) 



The 1880's brought to an end what 
historians call "the golden era" of the 
American theatre, and began the "com- 
bination system" that was in the next decade to kill the brilliant 
stock companies, bringing theatres and "the road" under the 
control of powerful managers and theatrical combines who found 
it more profitable to send comjilete productions on tour from 
city to city rather than to maintain local stock companies and 
mount new productions in each place. I'lays were often produced 
more with a view to road tour profits than for their artistic merit. 
A "hit" play did not need a great-name star to succeed on the road. 
Some managers tailored their plays to fit their actors and "the play" 
ceased to be "the thing." 

Two churchmen. Rev. George IMallory and iMarshall Mallory, in 
1880, financed the new JMadison Square Theatre where Steele 
Mackaye, actor-playwright, became director. He put on his "Hazel 
Kirke" to a record-breaking run of 486 performances and sent over 
a dozen companies on tour. By 1882, however, he left the Mallorys 
and opened the Lyceum Theatre. Daniel Frohman, ^Nlackaye's 
business manager, took over management of the Lyceum in 1886, 
remaining there until 1902. David Belasco became Frohman's 
stage manager and assistant in 1887. 

Henry E. Abbey applied the business principle of large-scale ad- 
vance ballyhoo to arouse terrific interest in the stars he imported 
who included Sarah Bernhardt, Lily Langtry, Henry Irving and 
Ellen Terry. 

Meanwhile, more native playwrights were getting a hearing, 
rural and regional plays became highly popular, and big musical 
shows increased in number. Daly's Theatre, opened in 1879, shone 
for the next twenty years. Wallack's closed in 1888. shortly before 
his death. 



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I'jiONG NUMEROUS EVA's AND TOPSY's 
jr'UNCLE TOM'S CABIN" DURING 80's 



EMMA LORAINE, OSMOND TEARLE, GERALD EYRE 
in "THE WORLD" (1880) 



SYDNEY COWELL, THOMAS WHIFFEN 

in "HAZEL KIRKE" 27 

(1880) 




WILLIAM H. CRANE 



ROSE COGHLAN 

in "AS YOU LIKE IT" 

(1880) 



MQ STEELE MACKAYE, 

■*«* PLAYWRIGHT-ACTOR 



MINNIE MADDERN (FISKE) 

in "FOGG'S FERRY" 

(1882) 



LILY LANGTRY 

in "AS YOU LIKE IT" 

(1882) 



EDWIN BOOTH 
(1880) 




AGNES BOOTH (RIGHT FRONT) in "RUSSIAN HONEYMOON" 

FIRST COMPLETE SHOT EVER TAKEN OF A STAGE SCENE 

(1883) 



LOUISE RIAL as ELIZA 

in "UNCLE TOM'S CABIN" 

(1881) 




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MARIE WAINWRIGHT 

as FRANCESCA DA RIMINI 

(1883) 



OSMOND TEARLE 

in "SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL" 

(1882) 



LAWRENCE BARRETT 

(1838-1891) 

NEAR THE END OF HIS CAREER 




MAURICE BARRYMORE 



MARIE JANSEN 

as lOLANTHE 

(1882) 



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STANDING CENTER: LAURA DON, JOHN T. RAYMOND, MAY GALLAGHER 
in "FRESH, THE AMERICAN" 
(1881) 



In 1880 Wallack did a fine production of "The Liar,' 
and Rose Coghlan and Osmond Tearle, under his direction, 
were in "As You Like It." 

Sarah Bernhardt's first tour, with a complete French 
company, included "Adrienne Lecouvreur," "Camille, 
"Frou-Frou," "Phedre" and "The Sphinx." 

Lawrence Barrett was touring with his own company 
(which included young E. H. Sothern in minor roles) in 
"Richelieu," "Hamlet," "Othello," "The Merchant of 
Venice," and other dramas. Fanny Davenport was on the 
road with her brilliant performances of "Fedora" and "La 
Tosca." Tommaso Salvini, called "the greatest tragic actor 
of his time," toured with an English-speaking company 
doing a bi-lingual "Othello," "David Garrick" and "The 
Gladiator." 

In 1881 "The World" was a hit at Wallack's; Joseph 
Jefferson as Bob Acres, with Mrs. John Drew as Mrs. 
Malaprop, gave his first Manhattan showing of "The 
Rivals." John T. Raymond had great personal success in 
"Fresh, the American." There was in 1881 an epidemic 
of "Patience" productions, real and burlesque. One of the 
latter launched Lillian Russell's career. She later entered 
the major company and went on to become the symbol of 
her era. Annie Russell and John E. Owens opened in 
"Esmeralda," a regional play that was to have a quarter 
century of popularity. Viola Allen, about 15 years old, 
replaced Annie Russell the following year (playing with 
Leslie Allen, her father) and thus began her illustrious 
career. William Gillette gave ISO performances in his 
own play, "The Professor," in 1881. 

Wallack's new theatre opened in 1882 with a sparkling 
"School For Scandal," and Maurice Barrymore charmed 
there in "Youth." Daly's hits that year were "The Squire" 
and "Young Mrs. Winthrop." Minnie Maddern made her 
adult debut in 1882 in "Fogg's Ferry." 



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J. H. RYLEY 
in "lOLANTHE" 
(1882) 



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RICHARD TEMPLE, FRANK THORNTON, 

DURWARD LELY in "PATIENCE" 

(1881) 



LENORA BRAHAM 

in "PATIENCE" 

(1881) 



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WALDEN RAMSAY in "STRANGLERS OF PARIS" SCENE FROM "EVANGELINE" (1886) ANNIE YEAMANS 

(1883) IRENE VERONA IS GABRIEL ARRIVING, JAMES S. MAFFIT THE LONE FISHERMAN ON THE ROCK. in "MULLIGAN'S GUARD BALL" (1883) 






E. L. DAVENPORT 


KATE 


MARIE BATES 


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in "A NEW WAY TO PAY DEBTS" 


MAYHEW 


In "OFF TO EGYPT 




(1886) 




(1884) 



CHAUNCEY OLCOTT JOHN DREW, EDITH KINGDON, OTIS SKINNER 

(1886) in "LOVE ON CRUTCHES" 

(1884) 




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IN ONE OF THEIR POPULAR BURLESQUES 



America first saw Lily Langtry in 1882 in "An Un- 
equal Match," as Rosalind, and in "As In A Looking 
Glass." Helena Modjeska was doing Rosalind, Viola, 
Juliet, Camille and Frou-Frou on the east coast in 1882. 
That year Henry E. Dixey starred in "Romany Rye." 
Later, Robert Mantell joined the play and had his first 
big chance in a leading New York theatre. "The Queen's 
Lace Handkerchief" was the popular operetta, featuring 
Francis Wilson, Mathilde Cottrelly and Lily Post. 

The Actor's Fund of America was organized in 1882 
by Booth, Barrett, Jefferson, Wallack, Daly and Palmer. 

The popular successes of 1883 were "A Parisian Ro- 
mance" that made a star of Richard Mansfield, and at 
Daly's "7-20-8" and "Dollars and Sense." The other 
hits were "A Russian Honeymoon" featuring Agnes 
Booth, "Francesca Da Rimini" with Lawrence Barrett 
as Lanciotto, and the operettas "The Sorcerer" with 
Lillian Russell, and "Orpheus and Eurydice" with 
Pauline Hall, Ida Mulle and Digby Bell. 

That year Henry Irving and Ellen Terry made their 
first of many visits to America. They brought a full 
company of one hundred, their own scenery and costumes, 
to do "The Bells," "The Merchant of Venice," "The 
Belle's Stratagem," "Louis XI," "Charles I" and 
"Becket." The next year they returned wtih "Hamlet," 
"Twelfth Night" and "Much Ado About Nothing." 





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as MARY STUART 

(1886) 



EDWIN BOOTH 
as RICHELIEU 



HENRY E. DIXEY 

in "ADONIS" 

(1884) 



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CLARA 


HELEN DAUVRAY 


ISABELLE URQUHART 


THROPP 


in "ONE OF OUR GIRLS" 


in "IXION" 




(1885) 


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LOUIS JAMES, IDA VERNON, F. F. MACKAY, GEORGE F. DeVERE, ENID LESLIE, WILLIAM 

PAYSON, E. H. SOTHERN, J. W. PIGOTT, HELEN DAUVRAY, VINCENT STERNROYD 

in "ONE OF OUR GIRLS" (1885) 



During 1884, John McCullough gave his last performances. 
"Adonis," a rollicking burlesque of "Pygmalion and Galatea,' 
starring Henry E. Dixey, began a run of 603 performances, and 
Daly's "big four" of Ada Rehan, John Drew, Mrs. Gilbert and 
James Lewis, pleased everyone in "Love On Crutches" and "A 
Night Off." May Irwin assisted them delightfully. Also, Adelaide 
Ristori, then 63 years old, returned after a long absence to play 
Queen Elizabeth, Mary Stuart, Lady Macbeth and Marie 
Antoinette in English. Daly took his company for a successful 
trip to London, Paris and Berlin — the first complete American 
company to go to Europe. 

In 1885 Daly presented one of his inimitable Shakespearean 
productions, "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Stuart Robson 
and William H. Crane, as the two Dromios, had a good run in 
"A Comedy of Errors." A revised version of "Evangeline" that 
year played over 260 times; it featured Fay Templeton, Loie 
Fuller, James S. Maffit, Irene Verona and George K. Fortescue. 
Helen Dauvray presented "One Of Our Girls" very successfully. 
E. H. Sothern, her leading man, rose to stardom from this play. 



MARIE WAINWRIGHT 
(1853-1923) 




Beauteous Mary Anderson returned triumphantly from two 
years in London. Johnston Forbes-Robertson came as her 
leading man. 

In 1886 Daly had two big successes, "Nancy and Company" and 
"Love In Harness," then took his company on another brief 
European tour. The other long-run hits of 1886 include "Jim 
the Penman" starring Agnes Booth, "Prince Karl" with Richard 
Mansfield, and "Held By The Enemy" with William Gillette. 
The musical shows of the year were "Pepita" with Lillian Russell, 
in which Chauncey Olcott, a former minstrel, made his regular 
stage bow, and "Erminie" featuring Francis Wilson, Pauline Hall 
and Marie Jansen. 

In 1887 "The Railroad of Love" got 100 performances at 
Daly's (young Effie Shannon was in the cast), and "The Taming 
of The Shrew" (John Drew taming Ada Rehan) ran for 121 
performances. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was another 
elaborate Daly production that year. E. H. Sothern, under Dan 
Frohman's management, was starred in "The Highest Bidder." 
Mansfield did "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Sarah Bernhardt 
returned that year, as did Irving and Terry. 



ROSE BEAUDET 
in "THE QUEEN'S 
LACE HANDKERCHIEF 
(1883) 



IDA MULLE as CUPID 
"ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE" 
(1883) 



HORTENSE RHEA 

as JULIET 

(1882) 




JANE HADING 

as JOSEPHINE' 

(1886) 



LOUISA PEACH, THOMAS THORNE, CHARLES WARNER 

KATE RORKE, JAMES FERNANDEZ, FULLER MELLISH, 

FRED THORNE in "ROAD TO RUIN" (1886) 



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WILLIAM S. DABOLL, FRANCIS WILSON 
34 in "ERMINIE" (1887) 



THE FOUR COHANS, A VARIETY ACT 
(1888) 



STUART ROBSON, W. H. CRANE 
in "A COMEDY OF ERRORS" (1885) 



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I THE ORIGINAL "LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY" 



GERALDINE ULMAR, KATE FORSTER, 
GERALDINE ST.-MAUR 

in "THE MIKADO" 



COURTICE POUNDS, 
GERALDINE ULMAR 



(1885) 



Edwin Booth went on tour with Lawrence Barrett until 
Barrett's death in 1891. Denman Thompson, a variety 
artist, in 1887 began a thirty-five year stardom in "The 
Old Homestead." Robson and Crane triumphed in "The 
Henrietta," and "The Wife" (tailored by David Belasco 
and Henry C. DeMille to fit the Palmer players) had 239 
performances. 

Booth and Barrett, in 1888, did several weeks of fine 
repertory in New York, where Booth founded the Players 
Club, giving to it his home, library and theatrical relics. 
Also in 1888 Constant Coquelin came for his first American 
tour with a repertoire of twenty French plays. While tour- 
ing Europe the summer of '88, Daly's company performed 
"The Taming of The Shrew" at the Stratford-on-Avon 
Memorial Theatre. Daly set up a successful ten-play 
subscription plan for his 1888-89 season. "Lottery of 
Love" was his long-run play. 

At Palmer's, Maurice Barrymore and Agnes Booth 
played "Capt. Swift" 150 times, while at the Lyceum, 
E. H. Sothern was popular in "Lord Chumley." "Sweet 
Lavendar" had a long run too, but the biggest success of 
the year was "Little Lord Fauntleroy" with little Elsie 
Leslie. The two popular new musicals were "Nadjy" with 
Marie Jansen, and "^'Yeomen of The Guard." Meanwhile, 
"Erminie" was gunning on to total over 700 performances 
in New York. 






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"YEOMEN OF THE GUARD" 
(1888) 



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as MRS. MALAPROP 

in "THE RIVALS" 



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MME. FANNY JANAUSCHEK 

as MEG MERRILIES 

(1886) 



WILLIAM H. CRANE, SELENA FETTER, H. J. LETHCOURT, 

SYBYL JOHNSTONE, STUART ROBSON 

in "THE HENRIETTA" (1888) 



ROBERT B. MANTELL 

(1854-1928) 
in "FEDORA" (1884) 



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FRED SOLOMAN, JAMES T. POWERS 

in "NADJY" 

(1889) 



ELSIE CAMERON 
in "THE MIKADO" 

(1885) 



MARIE JAN5EN, LILY POST 

in "THE BLACK HUSSAR" 

(1885) 



MARIE CAHILL 

in "McKENNA'S FLIRTATION" 

(1889) 



MARIE JANSEN, FRANCIS WILSON 

in "THE OOLAH" 

(1889) 




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OTIS 


MARIE 


RICHARD 


MAUDE ADAMS 


JOSEPH 


KYRLE 


SOTHERN 


SKINNER 


JANSEN 


MANSFIELD 


(1889) 


JEFFERSON 


BELLEW 




HELENA MODJESKA 
36 In "KING JOHN" 
(1889) 



WILSON BARRETT 
•BEN-MY-CHREE" 
(1889) 



JESSIE MILLWARD 
"ROGER LA HONTE" 
(1889) 



CHARLES WYNDHAM 

as DAVID GARRICK 

(1888) 





MR. AND MRS. W. H. KENDAL 

in "THE IRONMASTER" 

(1889) 



SYLVIA GERRISH 

in "YEOMEN OF 

THE GUARD" (1888) 



WALKER WHITESIDE 
AT 19 as HAMLET 



ALEXANDRE HERRMANN 

(HERRMANN THE GREAT) 

PRESTIDIGATEUR 



JOHN DREW, ADA REHAN 
"THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR" 
(1885) 




ELLEN TERRY 

in "THE BELLE'S STRATAGEM" 

(1882) 



LILLIAN RUSSELL 

in "THE BRIGANDS" 

(1889) 



COQUELIN 

as MASCARILLE 

(1889) 



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In 1889, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kendal, coming from 
England, were soundly welcomed in "A Scrap of Paper" 
and "The Ironmaster." Mansfield was that year acclaimed 
as "Beau Brummel" and as "Richard III." Wilson 
Barrett aroused curiosity with his "Ben-My-Chree." Booth 
and Modjeska had a brilliant season of repertory together 
in New York, the favorites being "Hamlet," "Macbeth," 
"Richelieu" and "The Merchant of Venice." Daly's big 
production was ap unforgettable "As You Like It." 

There were also a number of long-run comedies — "The 
County Fair" with Neil Burgess as the Widow Bedot, 
"A Poor Relation" which made a star of Sol Smith Russell, 
Agnes Booth in "Aunt Jack," "A Gold Mine" with Nat C. 
Goodwin, "The Charity Ball" (Henrietta Crosman ap- 
peared in the cast), and "A Midnight Bell" starring E. H. 
Sothern, with Maude Adams in her first featured role. 
Kate Claxton had a successful new play also, "Booties' 
Baby." In the musical field, Lillian Russell charmed in 
"The Brigands" while Francis Wilson and Marie Jansen 
starred together in "The. Oolah." 

In the late '80's, Julia Marlowe formed her own Shakes- 
pearean company and toured for nearly ten years before 
she teamed with Sothern. 




DENMAN THOMPSON 



ADELAIDE RISTORI 



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JEAN MOUNET-SULLY 

DEBUT in "HERNANI" 

(1894) 



RICHARD HARLOW 

as QUEEN ISABELLA 

in "1492" (1893) 



NELSON WHEATCROFT 

in "OLD HANDS AND 

YOUNG HEARTS" (I89I) 



WALLIE EDDINGER 

in "SOUDAN" 

(1891) 



LOTTIE COLLINS 

in "TA-RA-RA-BOOM-DE-AY" 

(1892) 



J. B. POLK 

as DR. BILL 

(1890) 




E. S. WILLARD 
38 i" "THE MIDDLEMAN" 
(1890) 



JENNIE YEAMANS, GEORGE FAWCETT, ROBERT HILLIARD 

in "BLUE JEANS" 

(1891) 



MR. AND MRS. W. H. KENDAL 

in "THE SQUIRE" 

(1891) 




MORTON SELTEN, ROWLAND BUCKSTONE, E. H. SOTHERN, 
SAMUEL SOTHERN, TULLY MARSHALL in "SHERIDAN" (1893) 



MARIE TEMPEST 

in "THE FENCING MASTER" 

(1892) 



HENRY MILLER, EFFIE SHANNON, NANNETTE COMSTOCK 
in "SHENANDOAH" (1890) 



ADA REHAN, JOHN DREW 

in "THE RAILROAD OF LOVE" 

(1891) 



Late in 1889, Charles Frohman 
produced on Broadway a play 
that had an unsuccessful tryout 
at the Boston Museum the preceding year. Alf Hayman, 
a San Francisco theatrical promoter, took a half interest 
in it. The play, "Shenandoah," with Viola Allen, Wilton 
Lackaye, Henry Miller and Effie Shannon featured, ran 
for many months, made a $200,000 profit and established 
Frohman as star-maker and producer extraordinary. Some 
of Frohman's stars participated in his brother Daniel's 
stock company at the old and new Lyceum Theatres. 
When Charles died aboard the Lusitania in 1915, Daniel 
took over his brother's enterprises and remained a power 
in the theatre until his own death in 1940. 

In 1890, David Belasco, having become a successful play- 
wright, left the Lyceum Theatre, became an independent 
producer and starmaker, and by 1900 was chief rival of 
Charles Frohman. 

There were other monopolistic interests growing as well, 
especially the Klaw and Erlanger booking agency, and 
Nirdlinger and Zimmerman, managers of Philadelphia. 
They, with Charles Frohman and Alf Hayman, in 1896 
formed the Theatrical Syndicate, that for a number of years 
held firm control over most American theatres, and forced 
their own terms on managers and touring stars. Eventually, 
independent stars and producers fought this trust and broke 
its power. The rise of the Shubert brothers also helped 
defeat the Syndicate. Ironically, fifty years later, the Fed- 
eral Government was to declare the Shubert interests a 
monopoly and order the sale of some of their holdings. 




KATHERINE FLORENCE, THEODORE ROBERTS 

in "THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME" 

(1893) 



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CHARLES HARBURY, VIRGINIA HARNED, 

. H. SOTHERN in "CAPTAIN LETTARBLAIR" 

(1892) 



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WILLIAM H. CRANE. 



HENRY BRAHAM, MRS. 
in "THE SENATOR" 
(1890) 



AUGUSTA FOSTER 




HERBERT KELCEY, GEORGIA CAYVAN 
in "OLD HEADS AND YOUNG HEARTS"3g 
(1891) ''^ 




JOHN DREW 

in "LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST" 

(1891) 



JULIA MARLOWE 

in "TWELFTH NIGHT" 

(1890) 



H. C. BARNABEE 

as THE SHERIFF OF 

NOTTINGHAM (1891) 



MARIE DRESSLER 

in "THE LADY SLAVEY" 

(1896) 



JAMES T. POWERS 

in "THE STRAIGHT TIP" 

(1891) 



PAULINE HALL 

in "THE LION TAMER" 

(1892) 




GRACE 
HENDERSON 



ETIENNE 
GIRARDOT 



HENRY WOODRUFF, PERCY LYNDAL, ETIENNE GIRARDOT, HENRY LILFORU 
in "CHARLEY'S AUNT" (1893) 



MINNIE DUPREE 

in "IN MIZZOURA" 

(1893) 



EMMETT 
CORRIGAN 




WILLIAM FAVERSHAM, VIOLA ALLEN, HENRY MILLER 
^ in "THE MASiJUERADERS" (1894) 



MAUDE ADAMS 

in "THE MASKED BALL" 

(1892) 



MAUDE ADAMS, JOHN DREW 

in "BUTTERFLIES" 

(1894) 





MARY HENRY 

MANNERING WOODRUFF 



MRS. W. H. KENDAL 
(MADGE ROBERTSON) 



QUEENIE 
VASSAR 



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MRS. LESLIE CARTER 

as MISS HELYETT 

(1891) 



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"ROBIN HOOD" 

(1891) 



Thus, the growth of big business influences dominated the theatre 
in the '90's and 1900's. Nonetheless, the Gay Nineties began to 
build their legend. Musical farces and extravaganzas were in the 
ascendancy. Vaudeville theatres, chautauquas, circuses, were also 
growing fast. In serious drama, Shakespeare began to be seen less 
often, though such players as Modjeska, Julia Marlowe, Thomas W. 
Keene, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Walker Whiteside, Henry Irving 
and Ellen Terry continued to do it in repertory. Old-time melo- 
dramas gave way to modern problem plays, and swashbuckling ad- 
venture stories with their romantic matinee idol heroes were popular. 

In 1890, Marie Tempest made her American debut in "The Red 
Hussar." "Dr. Bill," a successful comedy, helped J. B. Polk and 
Wilton Lackaye's careers. Lillian Russell and Jefferson de Angelis 
played over 200 performances in "Poor Jonathon." Mrs. Leslie 
Carter flamed onto the stage in "The Ugly Duckling." E. S. Wil- 
lard, a fine English dramatic actor, started his American career with 
"The Middleman." Belasco's "Men and Women," featuring Maude 
Adams, Odette Tyler and Frederic de Belleville, had a long run. 
"The City Directory" with William Collier was popular. Young 
Elsie Leslie made another hit as "The Prince and The Pauper." 
Georgie Drew Barrymore had a long run with William H. Crane in 
"The Senator." "Castles In The Air" with Delia Fox and De Wolf 
Hopper was a big musical show. 

Some of the big 1891 musical shows were "Wang" with Delia Fox 
and De Wolf Hopper, "The Tyrolean" starring Marie Tempest, 
"The Merry Monarch" with Francis Wilson, and "Robin Hood" 
with Tom Karl and Jessie Bartlett Davis. The longest run, of over 
300 performances, went to "A Trip To Chinatown." "A Straight 
Tip" made James T. Powers a comedy star. Henry E. Dixey, Sid- 
ney Drew and Burr Mcintosh were in "The Solicitor." On the 
dramatic side in 1891, E. S. Willard played "Judah" and "Wealth," 
Henry Miller and Viola Allen did "The Merchant," Mrs. Leslie 
Carter was "Miss Helyett," Fanny Gillette and Edward R. Mawson 
were in the hit "The Fair Rebel," and May Brookyn with Maurice 
Barrymore and Walden Ramsay had an extra long run of "Ala- 
bama." The biggest dramatic success of the year was Jeanie Yea- 
mans in "Blue Jeans." In November 1891, Sarah Bernhardt started 
her first American tour, doing "Jeanne d'Arc," "Frou-Frou," "Theo- 
dora," "La Tosca," "Cleopatra" and "La Dame aux Camelias" 
in French. 






ELSIE LESLIE 

in "THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER" 

(1890) 



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ADA LEWIS 

in "THE LAST OF THE HOGANS" 

(1891) 



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JULIA HERNE, JAMES A. HERNE 

in "SHORE ACRES" 

(1892) 



SCtNt (-ROM - bHORt ACRES'^ (1892) 
CENTER: CHARLES G. CRAIG, JAMES A. HERNE 



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(1893) 

TOP: ELEANORA DUSE (1896) 



ELEANORA DUSE 
as CAMILLE (1893) 




SARAH BERNHARDT 
as JEANNE d'ARC (1890) 



TOP. 



SARAH BERNHARDT 
as CLEOPATRA 
SARAH BERNHARDT 




BESS TYREE 
"SWEET LAVENDAR" 
(1893) 



FANNY ADDISON PITT 
"SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL" 
(1896) 



LOUIS JAMES 
as RICHARD III 



FANNIE BATCH ELDER 

in "CORDELIA'S 
ASPIRATIONS" (1893) 



ROBERT 
TABER 



BESSIE BONEHILL 
(1890) 




FANNY DAVENPORT 




HERBERT BEERBOHM TREE 




LILY LANGTRY 


as CLEOPATRA 


as HAMLET 


as ROMEO 


as RICHARD III 


as CLEOPATRA 


(1892) 








(1890) 



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ETHEL HORNICK, CHARLES WALCOT, MARY MANNERING, BESSIE 

TYREE, E. J. MORGAN, WILLIAM COURTLEIGH, CHARLES W. BUTLER 

in "TRELAWNEY OF THE WELLS" (1898) 



KATHRYN KIDDER 

as MME. SANS-GENE 

(1895) 



MAUD HOFFMAN, E. S. WILLARD, OSWALD YORKE 

in "WEALTH" 

(1891) 




■/.INNIE MADDERN FISKE 

in "TESS OF THE 
D'URBERVILLES" (1897) 



JAMES K. HACKETT 

in "MME. SANS-GENE" 

(1895) 



VIOLA ALLEN 

in "SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL" 

(1890) 



RICHARD MANSFIELD 

as SHYLOCK 

(1897) 



MME, HELENA MODJESKA 
as LADY MACBETH 




SELENE JOHNSON, JAMES O'NEILL, THURLOW BERGEN, FREDERIC 
44 de BELLEVILLE, EDMUND BREESE (ON GROUND) 

in "MONTE CRISTO" (1893) 



ELLALINE TERRISS, LILY HANBURY, 

PATTIE BROWNE 

in "THE AMAZONS" (1894) 



ROSE COGHLAN (WITH PARASOL) 

in "THE WHITE HEATHER" 

(1897) 





ADA REHAN 

in "THE TAMING OF THE SHREW" 

(1897) 




LOUISA LANE DREW 

(MRS. JOHN DREW) 

(1893) 




TRIXIE 
FRIGANZA 



HARRY DAVENPORT 

in "THE BELLE OF 

NEW YORK" 



In 1892 Daly produced "The Foresters" by Lord Alfred 
Tennyson and restaged "The Hunchback" with Ada Rehan and 
James K. Hackett. Lillian Russell's new musical was "La 
Cigale," and Francis Wilson and Marie Jansen did "The Lion 
Tamer," while Marie Tempest charmed in "Nanon" and "The 
Fencing Master." Another popular musical show was "Jupiter" 
with Digby Bell. James T. Powers' musical was "A Mad Bar- 
gain," and Ned Harrigan's "Mulligan's Guard Ball." "The 
Mascot" with Henry E. Dixey introduced Trixie Friganza, while 
Marie Dressier had a minor role in the successful comic opera 
"Robbers of The Rhine." Maude Adams, grooming for stardom, 
was in "The Masked Ball" with John Drew. Virginia Harned, 
with E. H. Sothern, whom she later married, made a big hit in 
"Captain Lettarblair." "Aristocracy" starred Viola Allen and 
Wilton Lackaye. Rose Coghlan revived "Diplomacy." 

1893 brought the first American production of "Charley's 
Aunt" with Etienne Girardot, and "Lady Windermere's Fan." 
Julia Arthur played Lady Windermere with Maurice Barrymore. 
Eleanora Duse made her American debut, and Ellen Terry and 
Henry Irving returned. Long-run dramatic shows were "A 
Woman of No Importance" with Rose Coghlan, Effie Shannon, 
Ada Dyas, Maurice Barrymore, "Sheridan," "Liberty Hall" with 
Henry Miller, Viola Allen, May Robson; E. S. Willard in "The 
Professor's Love Story"; the Kendals in "The Second Mrs. 
Tanqueray," and James A. Heme in "Shore Acres." The longest 
dramatic run was scored by "The Girl I Left Behind Me" fea- 
turing Theodore Roberts, Katherine Florence, Odette Tyler, 
Edna Wallace and Nelson Wheatcroft. Nat C. Goodwin with 
Minnie Dupree also had a hit with "In Mizzoura." The big 
musicals of the year were "1492" in which Richard Harlow im- 
personated Queen Isabella, "Princess Nicotine" with Lillian Rus- 
sell, Marie Dressier, Digby Dell, and "A Temperance Town." 



ADA REHAN 
"THE MERCHANT OF VENICE" 
(1898) 




CONSTANT 
COQUELIN 




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CHAUNCEY OLCOTT 
in "CLOVER" 



LULU GLASER 
(1897)45 




SIDNEY 
DREW 



ANNIE 
ADAMS 


FRANK 
GILMORE 


ISABEL 
IRVING 


TYRONE 
POWER 


ETHEL BARRYMORE 
(1895) 


BURR 
MclNTOSH 




QLGA NETHERSOLE 
as CARMEN 



SCENE FROM "CARMEN" 



OLGA NETHERSOLE 
in "FROU FROU" 




SOL SMITH RUSSELL 
4Aas HON. JOHN GRIGSBY 
(1898) 



CISSIE 
FITZGERALD 



WILLIAM FAVERSHAM 

in "UNDER THE RED ROBE" 

(1896) 



MARIL CAHILL 

I "MONTE CARLO" 

(1898) 



JAMES O'NEILL 
"MONTE CRISTO" 
(1890) 



JULIA MARLOWE 
"THE LOVE CHASE" 
(1894) 




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FRANCIS WILSON, ROBERT TABER, JULIA MARLOWE, JOSEPH JEFFERSON, MRS. JOHN DREW, NAT C. GOODWIN. E. M. HOLLAND, JOSEPH 

HOLLAND, WILLIAM H. CRANE, FANNIE RICE in "THE RIVALS" (1896) 




rRANCIS WILSON 


NAT C. GOODWIN 


WILLIAM H. CRANE 


JULIA ARTHUR 


JULIA ARTHUR 


JULIA ARTHUR 


in "THE RIVALS" 


in "THE RIVALS" 


in "THE RIVALS" 


as JULIET 


in "A LADY OF 


as ROSALIND 47 


(1896) 


(1896) 


(1896) 


(1899) 


QUALITY" (1897) 




DAN DALY, MARIE DRESSLER, VIRGINIA EARLE, CHARLES DICKSON 
in "THE LADY SLAVEY" 

(1896; 



SOL SMITH RUSSELL 

in "POOR RELATIONS" 

(1895) 



MINNIE MADDERN FISKE (STANDING LEFT CENTER) WITH 

CHARLES COGHLAN in "TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES" 

(1897) 



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JOHN 
MARTIN-HARVEY 



EMMA POLLOCK 
in "MRS. REILLY AND 

THE 400" (1890) 



VIOLA ALLEN 

in "TWELFTH NIGHT" 

(1894) 



VIOLA ALLEN 

as PORTIA 

(1899) 



VESTA 
TILLEY 



LEW 
DOCKSTADER 




VINCENT SERRANO, MRS. LESLIE CARTER, MAURICE BARRYMORE 

in "THE HEART OF MARYLAND" 

(1896) 



MAY IRWIN, PETER DAI LEY 
in "A COUNTRY SPORT" 



GRACE HENDERSON (iN HOLE OF SHIP; 

in "UNDER THE POLAR STAR" 

(1896) 





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MAUDE ADAMS, ARTHUR BYRON, JOHN DREW 
48 in "ROSEMARY" 

(1896) 



MAUDE ADAMS 



JOSEPH HUMPHREYS, ETHEL BARRYMORE 

in "ROSEMARY" 

(1896) 




CLARA LIPMAN, LOUIS MANN (CENTER) 

in "GIRL IN THE BARRACKS" 

(1899) 



MABELLE GILLMAN, 

JAMES T. POWERS 

in "A RUNAWAY GIRL (1898) 



IDA CONQUEST, JOHN DREW, ISABEL IRVING 

in "THE TYRANNY OF TEARS" 

(1899) 




CLARA 
ELLISTON 



JOHN 
CRAIG 



JOSEPH WHEELOCK, JR., WILLIAM FAVERSHAM, MAY ROBSON GUS 

in "LORD AND LADY ALGY" WILLIAMS 

(899) 



OLGA BRANDON 




EDNA MAY AND CHORUS 

in "THE BELLE OF NEW YORK" 

(1897) 



EDNA MAY 
in "THE BELLE OF NEW YORK" 



CHRISTIE MacDONALD, FRANK POLLACK, ALBERT HART, MABELLA 
BAKER, NELLA BERGEN, MELVILLE STEWART 
in "THE BRIDE ELECT" (1898) 




WILLIAM GILLETTE 

in "SHERLOCK HOLMES" 

(1900) 



WILLIAM GILLETTE 
in "TOO MUCH JOHNSON" 



WILLIAM GILLETTE (LEFT) 
in "SECRET SERVICE" 



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VIOLA ALLEN, R. J. DILLON 

in "THE CHRISTIAN" 

(1899) 



JAMES K. HACKETT 

in "ROMEO AND JULIET" 

(1899) 



ANNA HELD 
MADE BROADWAY DEBUT IN 1896 



BLANCHE WALSH, MELBOURNE McDOWELL 

in "GISMONDA" 

(1899) 




WILLIAM FAVERSHAM 
as ROMEO 



MAUDE ADAMS 

as JULIET 

(1899) 



JULIA MARLOWE 
as PARTHENIA 
in "INGOMAR" 



WILLIAM 
COLLIER 



VIRGINIA HARNED 

as LADY URSULA 

(1898) 




__ MAUDE ADAMS, WILLIAM FAVERSHAM 
50 in "ROMEO AND JULIET" 



ROBERT B. MANTELL 
as KING LEAR as SHYLOCK 



RICHARU MANbHtLD 
"THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE" 



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GEORGE W. LYNCH, JAMES K. HACKETT, EDWARD DONNELLY, VIRGINIA BUCHANAN 

in "RUPERT OF HENTZAU" 

(1899) 





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GABRIELLE RSJANE 

as MME. SANS-GENE 

(1895) 



JESSIE BARTLETT EUGENE 

DAVIS COWLES 



FAV 

DAVIS 



CYRIL 
SCOTT 




HERBERT 
KELCEY 



EFFIE 
SHANNON 




MRS 



LESLIE CARTER 
(1898) 



NAT C. GOODWIN, MAXINE ELLIOTT 

in "NATHAN HALE" 

(1897) 



The longest run 1895 hit was Belasco's "The Heart of Maryland" 
with Mrs. Leslie Carter and Maurice Barrymore. Second longest 
was "The Sporting Duchess" starring Agnes Booth, and third was 
the premiere production of "Trilby" with Wilton Lackaye, Virginia 
Harned and Burr Mcintosh. "Pudd'nhead Wilson" with Frank 
Mayo, Harry Davenport and Mary Shaw was a successful comedy. 
Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" had its first 
American showing by Henry Miller, William Faversham, Viola Allen 
and May Robson. The musicals in 1895 were Lillian Russell in 
"The Tzigane," "Madeleine" with Camille d'Arville, Aubrey Bouci- 
cault and Marie Dressier, "Fleur de Lis" featuring Delia Fox, "The 
Wizard of The Nile," "Excelsior, Jr." with Fay Templeton, Marie 
Cahill, Theresa Vaughn, and "The Strange Adventures of Miss 
Brown" with Louis Mann and Clara Lipman. 

Other dramatic events included Gabrielle Rejane's American tour 
in "Sappho," "Mme. Sans Gene" and other French plays, Olga 
Nethersole's Repertory Company doing "Carmen," "Denise," 
"Frou-Frou" and "Camille." Mme. Fanny Janauschek did a mod- 
ern American play, "The Great Diamond Robbery," with some 
success, and E. H. Sothern starred for 112 performances in "The 
Prisoner of Zenda." 

1896 brought Sarah Bernhardt on a second tour. "Izeyl" was one 
of her new plays. Other long-run dramatic shows were "Under The 
Polar Star" with Grace Henderson, Bijou Fernandez and Leo Dit- 
richstein, "Rosemary" starring John Drew and Maude Adams with 
Ethel Barrymore in her first bit part, William Gillette and Odette 
Tyler in "Secret Service," "Under The Red Robe" starring Viola 
Allen and William Faversham, and "The Cherry Pickers." The 
musical shows were "The Lady Slavey" with Dan Daly, Virginia 
Earle and Marie Dressier, "El Capitan" with De Wolf Hopper and 
Edna Wallace, "The Girl From Paris" with Clara Lipman and Louis 
Mann, and "The Geisha" done at Daly's with Isadora Duncan cast 
as a dancer. 




HENRY 
JEWETT 



BLANCHE 
WALSH 




MARY SHAW, THE ORIGINAL 

MRS. ALVING in "GHOSTS" 

(1899) 




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ROBERT 
TABER 



CHRISTIE 
MacDONALD 



HENRY MILLER, BYRON DOUGLAS 
in "THE ONLY WAY" (1899) 



WILLIAM 
GILLETTE 51 




RICHARD MANSFIELD 

in his last role as 

PEER GYNT 



WILLIAM GILLETTE 
in "TOO MUCH JOHNSON" 



NAT C. GOODWIN 
as NATHAN HALE 



CHAUNCEY OLCOTT 

in "SWEET INNISCARRA" 

(1897) 



EDDIE FOY 
"HOTEL-TOPSY TURVY" 
(1898) 



JAMES T. POWERS 
"THE RUNAWAY GIRL' 
(1898) 




"The Little Minister" starring Maude Adams, with Rob- 
ert Edeson, in 1897 began over 300 consecutive per- 
formances. Mrs. Fiske had great success in "Tess of The 
d'Urbervilles." Rose Coghlan also had a success with "The 
White Heather." Richard Bennett and AmeUa Bingham 
were in the cast. Chauncey Olcott played "Sweet Inis- 
carra," and "Never Again" with E. M. Holland and May 
Robson had a long run. Musicals which ran all season 
were "The Whirl of The Town," "The French Maid" 
starring Marguerite Sylva, "The Belle of New York" with 
Edna May, "The Highwayman" with Joseph O'Hara and 
Hilda Clark, and "The Telephone Girl" starring Clara 
Lipman and Louis Mann. 

1898 had a great many long-run hits, including "Kate 
Kip, Buyer" with May Irwin and Joseph Sparks, "The 
Conquerors" with William Faversham and Viola Allen, 
"Way Down East" with Phoebe Davies, "The Liars" with 
John Drew and Annie Irish, "Sporting Life" with Charles 



MRS. FISKE, MAURICE BARRYMORE 
52 in "BECKY SHARP" 

(1899) 



STUART ROBSON 

in "THE MEDDLER" 

(1898) 




Walcot and Marie Cahill, and ^'Trelawney of The Wells" 
with Mary Mannering and Edward J. Morgan featured. 
The two big musicals were "The Runaway Girl" featuring 
Cyril Scott, James T. Powers and Catherine Lewis, and 
"Hotel Topsy Turvy" with Eddie Foy and Ethel Jackson. 
In 1899 there were such successes as "Zaza" starring Mrs. 
Leslie Carter, "Because She Loved Him So" with Edwin 
Arden, J. E. Dodson, Arnold Daly and Kate Meek, "The 
Great Ruby" with Ada Rehan, Blanche Bates, Charles 
Richman, "Lord and Lady Algy" starring William Faver- 
sham, with May Robson and Jessie Millward. Also, "The 
Man In The Moon" with Sam Bernard and Marie Dressier, 
"Miss Hobbs" starring Annie Russell, and "The Tyranny 
of Tears" with John Drew and Isabel Irving, "Becky 
Sharp" with Mrs. Fiske and Maurice Barrymore, "Sister 
Mary," a farce, with May Irwin and Herbert Gresham, 
and the first 256 consecutive performances by William 
Gillette as Sherlock Holmes. 



LILLIAN RUSSELL (ALSO ABOVE) 

in "AN AMERICAN BEAUTY" 

(1896) 



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MRS. LESLIE CARTER IN "ZAZA" 



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As the bells rang in the new year of 1900, the theatre 
was in a healthy state. The star system was flourish- 
ing. The player was the thing, not the play. Over 
four hundred 'Dramatic' companies and stock companies were 
touring the United States. Over forty 'Opera and Extravaganza' 
companies were in existence, vaudeville was popular and so was 
burlesque. There were eighteen minstrel companies trouping 
the land. In New York City there were over forty legitimate 
theatres, six top vaudeville houses and several theatres catering 
to Hebrew trade. At the turn of the Century, New York attrac- 
tions were varied. William Gillette was having his greatest suc- 
cess with "Sherlock Holmes;" Julia Marlowe was delighting 
audiences with a Civil War play, "Barbara Frietchie;" "Ben 
Hur," adapted from Lew Wallace's popular book, was a record- 
breaking attraction; Anna Held was winning new admirers with 
"Papa's Wife;" at the Old Herald Square, Primrose and Dock- 
stader, popular minstrels of the day, were holding forth; and 
at the Weber and Fields' Music Hall, Joe Weber and Lew 
Fields, with their company which included Lillian Russell, 
David Warfield, Peter F. Dailey and Frankie Bailey of the beau- 
tiful legs, were successful with their musical, "Whirl-i-gig." 
These Weber and Fields musical extravaganzas, as they were 
called, burlesqued the important plays of the year and were very 



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SARAH BERNHARDT in 
"L'AIOLON" 



BENOIT COQUELIN 
■CYRANO DE BERGERAC" 



HENRIEHA CROSMAN 
In ■■MISTRESS NELL'^ 




popular. Later in the year, when they produced "Fiddle-dee- 
dee," DeWolf Hopper and Fay Templeton joined the company. 

Richard Mansfield, one of the great actors of his day, was 
having a season of repertoire with his well-known success, 
"Beau Brummell," "Cyrano de Bergerac," "The Devil's Dis- 
ciple," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," "The First Violin" and 
"Arms and the Man." His company included Beatrice Cameron, 
his wife, and a juvenile named William Courtenay. 

At the Casino, Alice Nielsen and her Comic Opera Company, 
which included Joseph Cawthorn, May Boley, Eugene Cowles 
and Richie Ling, presented Victor Herbert's "The Singing Girl." 
Maxine Elliott and Nat C. Goodwin, who were husband and 
wife at this time, were playing in "When We Were Twenty- 
One." Henry Woodruff, an upcoming juvenile, was in their 
company, and so was Frank Gilmore, who was later to become 
the president of Actors' Equity. Other attractions available to 
playgoers were Mrs. LesHe Carter in a return engagement of her 
great success, "Zaza;" May Irwin in "Sister Mary;" Frank 
Daniels in "The Ameer;" and James T. Powers in "San Toy." 

Gus and Max Rogers, popular comedians, used their names 
in the title of their offering which they called "a vaudeville 
farce," and each year had a different locale. In January it was 
"The Rogers Brothers in Wall Street" with Louise Gunning, Ada 



HELENA MODJESKA !ri 
"TWELFTH NIGHT" 



JAMES O'NEILL in 
"MONTE CRISTO" 



WILLIAM GILLETTE as 
"SHERLOCK HOLMES" 



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MRS. FISKE 



Lewis and Georgia Caine in the cast, and in September, it was 
"The Rogers Brothers in Central Park" with Delia Fox, who 
started the fad of the spit curl in the middle of the forehead. 

"Three Little Lambs" had no stars, but the company included 
three who later achieved stardom : Marie Cahill, Raymond Hitch- 
cock and Adele Ritchie. 

On the road, Viola Allen was playing one of her most famous 
roles. Glory Quayle in "The Christian," for a second season. At 
the end of the year, she opened "In the Palace of the King" with 
Robert T. Haines and William Norris in her support. Maude 
Adams was trouping in "The Little Minister." Later in the 
year she appeared in "L'Aiglon." Mrs. Fiske was appearing in 
"Becky Sharp," and her leading man was Maurice Barrymore, 
the father of Lionel, Ethel and John. Other stars on the road in- 
cluded: Helena Modjeska playing "Macbeth," "Twelfth Night" 
and "Much Ado About Nothing;" Julia Arthur in "More Than 
Queen;" Herbert Kelcey and Effie Shannon in "The Moth and 
the Flame;" Stuart Robson in "Oliver Goldsmith" with Henry E. 
Dixey and Florence Rockwell; Chauncey Olcott in "A Romance 
of Athlone;" Wilton Lackaye in "Children of the Ghetto;" 
Francis Wilson in a revival of "Erminie" with Pauline Hall; 
Sol Smith Russell in "A Poor Relation;" Denman Thompson in 
"The Old Homestead;" Robert B. Mantell in "The Dagger and 



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JULIA MARLOWE in 
"BARBARA FRIETCHIE" 



WILLtAM FARNUM ond WILLIAM S. HART in 
"BEN HUR" 



JAMES K. HACKEH and BERTHA GALLANO in 
"THE PRIDE OF JENNICO" 




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"QUO VADIS" 



MAURICE BARRYMORE 



ANNA HELD 



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the Cross" and Rose Melville in "Sis Hopkins." 

There were seven companies of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" tour- 
ing. Other popular plays of the time trouping the country were 
"Way Down East," "The Three Musketeers," "In Old Ken- 
tucky," "Shenandoah," "Sporting Life," "Peck's Bad Boy," 
"Pudd'nhead Wilson" and "The Great Ruby." 

Out on the West Coast, Nance O'Neil, prior to leaving for a 
successful Australian tour, was trouping in repertoire, two of 
her popular roles being "Magda" and "Camille." 

On April 9th, New Yorkers saw an unusual event when two 
productions, with different adaptations, of the famous novel, 
"Quo Vadis," opened ori the same night. The dramatization of 
Stanislaus Stange with Arthur Forrest, Maude Fealy, Alice 
Fischer, Edmund D. Lyons and Joseph Haworth was the more 
popular and ran 96 performances as against the other adapta- 
tion of Jeannette L. Gilder which played 36 times. 

An event that caused considerable talk was the arrest and 
acquittal of Olga Nethersole and her company for appearing in 
what the law termed an indecent play, namely "Sapho." 

"Florodora," which featured the famous Florodora Sextette 
singing "Tell Me, Pretty Maiden," had Edna Wallace Hopper, 
Cyril Scott and Mabel Barrison in the cast. It opened in Novem- 



STUART ROBSON 



NANCE O'NEIL 



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FRANK DANIELS 



SOL SMITH RUSSELL 



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JOHN DREW and IDA CONQUEST in 
"RICHARD CARVEL" 



ELEANOR ROBSON and VINCENT SERRANO i 
"ARIZONA" 



E5TELLE MORTIMER, NAT C. GOODWIN, MAXINE ELLIOH in 

"WHEN WE WERE TWENTY-ONE" 57 




JULIA ARTHUR in 
■MORE THAN QUEEN" 



E. H. SOTHERN as 
"HAMLET" 



ANNIE RUSSELL in 
"A ROYAL FAMILY" 



CHAUNCEY OLCOTT in 
"A ROMANCE of ATHLONE" 




ROBERT T. HAINES and VIOLA ALLEN In 
58 "IN THE PALACE OF THE KING" 



WILLIAM H. CRANE in "DAVID HARUM" 



MARY MANNERING and ROBERT DROUET i 
"JANICE MEREDITH" 




JOE 

WEBER 



and 



LEW 

FtELDS 




AAUDE ADAMS and EDWIN STEVENS in 
"L'AIGLON" 



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DAVID WARFIELD, FAY TEMPLETON, DE WOLF HOPPER in 
"FIDDLE-DEE-DEE" 



ber, 1900, and ran into January, 1902, with 505 performances 
to its credit. It has since been revived several times. 

Other popular plays of the year were "Brother Officers" with 
William Faversham, Margaret Anglin and Mrs. Thomas Whif- 
fen; "The Pride of Jennico" starring James K. Hackett and 
with Bertha Galland; Annie Russell supported by Charles Rich- 
man, Lawrence D'Orsay and Orrin Johnson in "A Royal Fam- 
ily;" John Drew in "Richard Carvel;" William H. Crane in 
"David Harum;" Henrietta Crosman in "Mistress Nell;" a 
revival of "Monte Cristo" starring James O'Neill, the father 
of playwright Eugene O'Neill; Mary Mannering making her 
debut as a star in "Janice Meredith," and "Arizona" with 
Eleanor Robson, Vincent Serrano and Theodore Roberts. 

James A. Heme, a successful playwright and actor, produced 
and acted in his own play, "Sag Harbor," with his daughters 
Julie and Chrystal Heme in a cast that included Lionel Barry- 
more and William Hodge. 

In September E. H. Sothern made his first appearance in 
New York as "Hamlet." Virginia Harned, who was his wife 
then, played Ophelia. 

Late November Sarah Bernhardt and Benoit Constant Co- 
quelin appeared in "L'Aiglon," "Cyrano de Bergerac," "La 
Tosca" and "La Dame Aux Camelias" in repertoire. 

The leading producers of the period were Charles Frohman, 
David Belasco, Klaw and Erlanger, Daniel Frohman, Liebler 
and Company, Weber and Fields, William A. Brady, George 
Lederer, Nixon and Zimmerman, and Jacob Litt. 




OLGA NETHERSOLE and HAMILTON REVELLE In 
"SAPHO" 




DENMAN THOMPSON and COMPANY in "THE OLD HOMESTEAD" 



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60 



RICHARD MANSFrELD at PRINCE KARL, CYRANO DE BERGERAC ond 
BEAU BRUMMELL 




WILLIAM COURTLEIGH, ARTHUR HOOPS, VIRGINIA HARMED 
"ALICE OF OLD VINCENNES" 



MACLYN ARBUCKLE, BLANCHE BATES, FRANCIS CARLYLE, EDWARD ABELES in 
"UNDER TWO FLAGS" 



MARIE DRESSLER 



1 January saw Ada Rehan, a popular star since 1879 
when she made her debut under Augustin Daly's 
management, appearing in "Sweet Nell of Old Drury." 

Julia Marlowe, with Bruce McRae as her leading man, was 
having success with "When Knighthood Was in Flower," a 
dramatization of a popular novel. 

E. S. Willard, an English actor with a great following since ' 
his American debut in 1890 with "The Middleman," was ap- ' 
pearing in repertoire with "The Professor's Love Story," "David fl 
Garrick," "Martin Chuzzlewit," "Tom Pinch" and "The Middle- 
man" which was his most popular play. 

Charles Hawtrey and Robert Lorraine, two other English 
actors, were making their first American appearance. Hawtrey 
was in "A Message From Mars," and Lorraine was in "To Have || 
and To Hold" with a cast that included Isabel Irving, Holbrook § 
Blinn and Cecil B. de Mille, who later became one of filmland's 
top directors. 

Amelia Bingham, a popular actress of the preceding decade, 
achieved her life's ambition by becoming an actress-manager an 
and a star when she presented herself in Clyde Fitch's "The || 
Climbers." Her company was a good one and included Robert '/| 
Edeson, Clara Bloodgood, Frank Worthing, Madge Carr Cook, 
Annie Irish, Minnie Dupree and Ferdinand Gottschalk. 

Another actress to gain stardom in 1901 was twenty-one 
year old Ethel Barrymore, and her vehicle, also by Clyde Fitch, 
was called "Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines." One of the 
critics said, "Miss Barrymore is rather young and inexperienced 
to be starred, but she is clever and has a charming personality 



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CISSIE LOFTUS, E. H. SOTHERN in 
"IF I WERE KING" 



GUY STANDING, LIONEL BARRYMORE, JOHN DREW in 
"THE SECOND IN COMMAND" 



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MACLYN ARBUCKLE, AUBREY BOUCICAULT, VINCENT SERRANO. NAT C. GOODWIN, 

"THE MERCHANT OF VENICE" 



MAXINE ELLIOn in 



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ANNIE IRISH FRANK WORTHING, ROBERT EDESON, AMELIA BINGHAM, JOHN FLOOD in 

"THE CLIMBERS" 




JOSEPHINE LOVETT, ANDREW MACK in 
"TOM MOORE" 



and a refinement of manner that is often 
wanting on the stage." 

Others making their debuts as stars 
were David Warfield, Virginia Harned, 
William Faversham and Bertha Galland. 
Warfield, who had been a dialect come- 
dian at Weber and Fields' Music Hall, 
appeared in "The Auctioneer," one of 
the great successes of his career, and it 
was the beginning of a long and profit- 
able association with David Belasco. 

Virginia Harned was a universal fa- 
vorite with the Lyceum stock company, 
and in 1895 had an overwhelming suc- 
cess playing the title role in "Trilby," 
but it was not until late in 1901 that she 
became a star in "Alice of Old Vincen- 
nes." Her leading man was William 
Courtleigh, often confused with William 
Courtenay another leading man of the 
period who later married Miss Harned. 
Cecil B. De Mille also appeared in this 
play. 

Daniel Frohman took Bertha Galland, 
who had been James K. Hackett's lead- 
ing lady the season before, and starred 
her in "The Forest Lovers." Both the 
star and the play received adverse criti- 
cism, and one writer suggested that Miss 
Galland costume herself differently as 
"her scant attire as a page in the fourth 
act, showing her generously rounded fig- 
ure, hardly lent itself to the poetic 
drama." 

William Faversham, a leading 
with the Empire Stock Company since 
1893, chose "A Royal Rival" for his 
first stellar effort. Julie Opp, who later 



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FANNY A. PITT, SIDNEY COWELL, ETHEL BARRYMORE, H. REEVES SMITH in 
"CAPTAIN JINKS OF THE HORSE MARINES" 




became his wife, and Edwin btevens and 
Jessie Busley were in his cast. The play 
was an adaptation of ''Don Caesar de 
Bazan," and another version of this 
play, "Don Caesar's Return," starring 
James K. Hackett, was running simulta- 
neously. 

From California came a young ac- 
tress named Blanche Bates who was also 
destined for fame. She scored in the role 
of Cigarette in "Under Two Flags." 

In April Charles Frohman revived 
Sardou's "Diplomacy" which had first 
been presented in New York in 1878. 
The cast included Margaret Anglin, 
William Faversham, Jessie Millward. 
Charles Richman, Mrs. Thomas Whiffen 
and Margaret Dale. 

Among the established stars, Richard 
Mansfield was appearing in Booth Tar- 
kington's "Beaucaire;" William Collier 
was in the Augustus Thomas comedy, 
"On the Quiet;" Lulu Glaser was in "The 
Prima Donna;" the Rogers Brothers were 
"In Washington;" Mrs. Leslie Carter 
was in "Du Barry;" Edna May, who 
had made such a hit a few years earlier 
in "The Belle of New York," was play- 
ing in "The Girl from Up There" with 
two promising young actors, Fred Stone 
and David Montgomery, in the cast; 
John Drew was in "The Second in Com- 
mand" with his nephew Lionel Barry- 
more and Hassard Short, who became 
famous as a director of musicals, in the 
cast; Anna Held was in "The Little 
Duchess;" Mrs. Fiske was in "The Un- 
welcome Mrs. Hatch;" and Henry Miller 



WILLIAM COLLIER and his company in AO 

"ON THE QUIET" 




KYULE BELLEW. ELEANOR ROBSON in 
"A GENTLEMAN OF FRANCE" 



DAVID WARFIELD, MARIE BATES in 
"THE AUCTIONEER" 



JULIE OPP, WILLIAM FAVERSHAM in 
"A ROYAL RIVAL" 





CECIL B. DE MILLE 



THE FOUR COHANS: GEORGE M., HELEN, JOSEPHINE and 
JERRY J. 



ANDREW AAACK 




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HAMILTON REVELLE, MRS. LESLIE CARTER in 
"DU BARRY" 



SYDNEY BROUGH, MAUDE ADAMS In 
"QUALITY STREET" 



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EDDIE FOY, FRANCIS WILSON 
in "THE STROllERS" 



DAN DALY, EDNA MAY In 
"THE GIRL FROM UP THERE" 



MAY ROBSON, JAMES T. POWERS 
in "THE MESSENGER BOY" 




ELSIE DE WOLFE, FRANK MILLS (in auto) 
in "THE WAY OF THE WORLD" 



CHAUNCEY OLCOTT and HIS COMPANY in 
"GARRETT O'MAGH" 



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CHARIES HAWTREY, HENRY STEPHENSON 
in "A MESSAGE FROM MARS" 



GRACE GEORGE, RALPH STUAW 
in "UNDER SOUTHERN SKIES" 



PAULINE CHASE (extreme left) in 
"THE LIBERTY BELLES" 



BERTHA GALLAND 



Eleanor Robson was his leading lady and Edgar Selwyn, who 
later became a producer, and Charlotte Walker also supported 
hull. 

Maude Adams was making her initial appearance in James M. 
Barrie's "Quality Street." Her leading man was Sydney Brough, 
imported from England. 

Elsie de Wolfe, who became Lady Mendl and a favorite with 
the International Set, was starring in "The Way of the World." 

Weber and Fields were still burlesquing the current plays in 
"Hoity Toity." Lillian Russell, Fay Templeton and DeWolf 
Hopper were still present, while Sam Bernard and Bessie Clayton 
were newcomers to the company. 

Other musicals running were "The Sleeping Beauty and the 
Beast" with Joseph Cawthorn; Marie Dressier in "The King's 
Carnival;" James T. Powers and May Robson in "The Messenger 
Boy;" Francis Wilson in "The Strollers" with Eddie Foy and 
Irene Bentley; and a frothy musical called "The Liberty Belles" 
in which Pauline Chase made a big hit and became known as 
"The Pink Pajama Girl," while two other girls who played small 
parts became famous later as Elsie Ferguson and Lotta Faust. 

E. H. Sothern had been on the stage nearly twenty years, but 
he scored his first big hit with "If I Were King." His leading 
lady was Cecilia Loftus, known as Cissie to friends and admirers, 
and until now her career had been devoted mostly to vaudeville, 
giving imitations of her fellow artists. 

"Under Southern Skies" was a praiseworthy production of 
William A. Brady, and in the leading role was Grace George, a 
young actress who became his wife. 

It is interesting to note that at this time New York had more 
legitimate theatres than any other city in the world. Paris had 24, 
London had 39 and New York 41. 



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MR. WILLARD i 
"TOM PINCH • 



E. S. WILLARO 



MR WILLARD ir 
THE PROFESSORS LOVE STORY" 



ROBERT LORAINE 




CHORUS of "THE SHOW GIRL" 



MRS. PATRICK CAMPBELL 



CHARLES RICHMAN, WM. COURTENAY, MARGARET ANGLIN, 
MARGARET DALE in "THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST" 



HENRIETTA CROSMAN 
OS ROSALIND 










One of the hits of 1902 was "As You Like It" with 
Henrietta Crosman as Rosalind and Henry Woodruff 
as Orlando. Produced by Miss Crosman's husband, 
Maurice Campbell, it ran in New York for sixty consecutive 
performances, a record held until 19,50 when Katharine Hepburn 
broke it by playing the Shakespearean comedy 145 times. 

In January, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, a popular English actress 
and a brilliant wit, made her first appearance in New York, offer- 
ing a repertoire that included "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray," 
"Magda," "The Happy Hypocrite" and "Pelleas and Melisande." 
George Arliss was in her company, also making his American 
debut. 

Early in the year, Otis Skinner was starring in a revival of 
"Francesca da Rimini;" Amelia Bingham was in "A Modern 
Magdalen;" Kyrle Bellew gave a special performance of Sheri- 
dan's "School For Scandal" with Marie Wainwright as Lady 
Teazle; in "Her Lord and Master," which starred Effie Shannon 
and Herbert Kelcey, Douglas Fairbanks was making his initial 
stage appearance; Robert Edeson was being starred for the 
first time in the Augustus Thomas play, "Soldiers of Fortune;" 
William A. Brady starred his wife, Grace George, in a revival 
of Sardou's "Frou Frou;" and Charles Frohman revived Oscar 
Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" with Margaret 
Anglin, Charles Richman, William Courtenay, Margaret Dale 
and Mrs. Thomas Whiffen. 

Two of David Belasco's stars were appearing in their suc- 
cesses of the previous year. Mrs. Leslie Carter was again seen 
as the royal courtesan in "Du Barry," and David Warfield con- 
tinued to draw laughs and tears with the sentimental comedy hit, 
"The Auctioneer." 

Among the musicals in favor were Francis Wilson supported 
by Christie MacDonald and Adele Ritchie in "The Toreador;" 



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HENRY WOODRUFF 
as ORLANDO 



THOS. W. ROSS, ROBERT EDESON, 

GRETCHEN LYONS in 

"SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE" 



AMELIA BINGHAM 



GRACE GEORGE 




OTIS SKINNER, MARCIA 

VAN DRESSLER in 

"FRANCESCA DA RIMINI" 



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WM. BLACK, ALBERT HART, CAROLINE PERKINS, EDDIE FOY. IRENE BENTLEY, DAVID LYTHGOE, MARIE CAHILL, 
JUNIE McCREE, MARGUERITE CLARK, EVELYN NESBIT, DAVID BENNEH, in "THE WILD ROSE" 




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MABELLE GILAMN 



FRANCIS WILSON 



ELSIE LESLIE 



FRANK MOULAN AND CHORUS in 
"THE SULTAN OF SULU" 



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TOM DANIEL, LULU GLASER 
in "DOLLY VAROEN" 



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EMILY STEVENS 



Boy" Evans and Ben Shields. Two of 
Blanche's sisters, Frances and Julie Ring, 
and a brother, Cyril, also had careers in 
the theatre. Pauline Frederick, another 
young lady from Boston, also made her 
first New York appearance in the chorus 
of "The Roger Brothers in Harvard." 

Playing to full houses at Weber and 
Fields Music Hall was "Twirly Whirly" 
with such old standbys as Lew Fields, Joe 
Weber, Lillian Russell, Fay Templeton, 
Peter F. Dailey and Bessie Clayton, while 
newcomers to the company were William 
Collier and Mabel Barrison. Lillian Rus- 
sell introduced her hit song, "Come 
Down, My Evening Star," in this show. 

Edna Wallace Hopper was starring in 
"The Silver Slipper." Opening at the 
same time was "Old Limerick Town" 
starring Chauncey Olcott with Blanche 
Sweet who was a child actress at this time 
and who later became a noted film star. 
Mabelle Oilman was appearing in a comic 
opera, "The Mocking Bird." In 1907, 
she married William E. Cory, a Pitts- 
burgh steel millionaire, and retired from 
the stage. "The Billionaire," a musical 
with Jerome Sykes, May Robson, Sallie 
Fisher, introduced lovely Marie Doro to 
New York audiences. 

Later in the year, English actress Edith 
Wynne Matthison made her American 



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BLANCHE RING 



THOMAS Q. SEABROOKE and CHORUS 
in "A CHINESE HONEYMOON' 



PAULINE FREDERICK 



EDNA WALLACE HOPPER 







F. OWEN BAXTER, JULIA DEAN, FRED TIDEN , NEIL O'BRIEN, MAXINE ELLIOTT, 
J. CARRINGTON YATES in "THE ALTAR OF FRIENDSHIP" 



debut in the Fifteenth Century morality play "Everyman." Mrs. 
Fiske. who earlier apeared in revivals of "Tess of the DT'rber- 
villes," "Divorcons" and "A Doll's House."' was playing under 
the management of her husband, Harrison Grey Fiske, in "Mary 
of Magdala" with Tyrone Power. Henry Woodruff, Rose Eylinge 
and Mrs. Fiske's niece, Emily Stevens. Blanche Bates was having 
great success with "The Darling of the Gods." a play produced 
and wiitten by David Belasco with John Luther Long. 

"The Altar of Friendship," produced by Nat C. Goodwin and 
starring Maxine Elliott and himself, served as the metropolitan 
debut of J ulia Dean, a young actress and namesake of her famous 
aunt, who had been winning admirers on the West Coast the two 
previous years. 

John Drew opened his regular fall season at the Empire 
Theatre in "The Mummy and the Humming Bird" supported 
by Margaret Dale, Lionel Barrymore and Guy Standing. Ethel 
Barrymore, newly risen to stardom, was appearing in "A Country 
Mouse" preceded by "Carrots." a one-act play. 

In October, Annie Irish and her husband, J. E. Dodson, made 
their debut as stars in "An American Invasion." Mary Mannering 
was in "The Stubbornness of Geraldine;" James K. Hackett and 
Charlotte Walker were playing in "The Crisis;" Viola Allen was 
in Hall Caine's dramatization of his own novel, "The Eternal 



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ROBERT DROUET, CLARA BLOODGOOD 
in "THE GIRL WITH THE GREEN EYES ' 



FREDERIC DeBELLEVILLE, VIOLA ALLEN 
in "THE ETERNAL CITY" 



EDITH WYNNE MATTHISON 
in "EVERYMAN" 






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in "THE DARLING OF THE GODS" 



City;" Richard Mansfield was playing Brutus in "Julius Caesar;" 
Clara Bloodpood was in "The Girl With The Green Eyes," written 
especially for her by Clyde Fitch. 

Eleonora Duse, famous Italian actress, who had made her 
American debut in 1893 as "Camille," arrived in New York in 
November and appeared in three plays all written by her great 
friend, Gabriele D'Annunzio, namely, "La Gioconda," "La Citta 
Morta" and "Francesca Da Rimini." Signora Duse spoke little 
English and her American performances were all given in Italian. 

As the year neared the end, Mrs. Lily Langtry, famous English 
beauty who was known as the "Jersey Lily" because she was 
born on the Isle of Jersey, opened in "The Cross- Ways," a play 
she had written with J. Hartley Manners who became a well- 
known playwright and married Laurette Taylor. 

On the road, Joseph Jefferson, now in his sixty-eighth year as 
an actor, was toddling about the country in his famous successes, 
"Rip Van Winkle" and "The Cricket on the Hearth." Elsie Leslie, 
who had won fame in the title role of "Little Lord Fauntleroy" 
in 1888, was playing Viola Allen's role in "The Christian" with 
E. J. Morgan as her co-star. In California, James Neill and Edyth 
Chapman, great favorites in the West, were playing in "The Red 
Knight." 



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in "THE AMERICAN INVASION" 



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in "CARROTS" 



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"OLD LIMERICK TOWN" 



JAMES NEILL, EDYTH CHAPMAN 
in "THE RED KNIGHT" 



HENRY WOODRUFF, MRS. FISKE, ROSE EYTINGE y% 

in "MARY OF MAGDALA" 



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LILLIAN RUSSELL 




DAVID C. MONTGOMERY 
and FRED STONE 



"THE WIZARD OF OZ" 



FRITZI SCHEFF in 
"BABEHE" 




EDDIE FOY in 
"MR. BLUEBEARD" 



Over twenty-five percent of the productions playing 
in New York and on the road in 1903 were musicals. 
It is interesting to note that many of them were being 
billed as musical comedies. They had been labeled an extrava- 
ganza, a spectacular fantasy, a burlesque revue, a musical farce, 
a comic opera, a musical extravaganza or a vaudeville farce. The 
comic opera too was beginning to be known more widely as an 
operetta. 

Among the musicals presented were several with special appeal 
for children : "The Wizard of Oz" was adapted by L. Frank Baum 
from his book of the same title. He also wrote the lyrics. Fred 
Stone and David Montgomery performed as the team of Mont- 
gomery and Stone from 1894 until Montgomery's death in 1917. 
This was their first starring vehicle and their leading lady was 
Anna Laughlin, mother of Lucy Monroe. "Babes In Toyland" 
had William Norris, Mabel Barrison and Bessie Wynn in the 
cast and one of Victor Herbert's most tuneful scores. "Mr. Pick- 
wick" was based on Charles Dickens' book and had De Wolf 
Hopper in the title role. The cast included Digby Bell, Louise 
Gunning and little Marguerite Clark. "Mr. Bluebeard," the at- 
traction that was playing in the Iroquois Theatre at the time of | 
its fire, had Eddie Foy in the title role. I 

Other musicals of the year were: "The Prince of Pilsen" with I 
Arthur Donaldson; "Nancy Brown" with Marie Cahill starring i 
for the first time; Williams and Walker, a popular colored team, 
playing "In Dahomey;" the Four Cohans with Ethel Levey in i 
"Running For Office" "The Runaways" with Fay Templeton; ' 
"Peggy From Paris" with Georgia Caine; Francis Wilson in a 1 
revival of "Erminie" with Marguerite Sylva in the title role; [ 





MARIE CAHILL in 
"NANCY BROWN" 



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CLARK in "MR. PICKWICK" 



PAULA EDWARDES in 
"WINSOME WINNIE" 



"BABES IN TOYLAND" 



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PAULINE CHASE 



MARGUERITE SYIVA 



GUS ROGERS 



JULIA SANDERSON 



MAX ROGERS 



MABEL BARRISON 



PHOEBE DAVIES 




ARNOLD DALY, HERBERT STANDING, 
LOUISE CLOSSER HALE in "CANDIDA 



EDGAR SELWYN, TYRONE POWER 
in ■ULYSSES" 




"The Girl From Kay's" with Sam Ber- 
nard, Hattie Williams and two beautiful 
girls and future stars, Marie Doro and 
Elsie Ferguson, in lesser roles; Frank 
Daniels in "The Office Boy;" Grace Van 
Studdiford in "Red Feather;" "Babette," 
a comic opera which brought Fritzi 
Scheff, who had been singing sixteen lead- 
ing roles with the Metropolitan Opera 
Company while still in her teens, to the 
Broadway stage for the first time; Paula 
Edwardes bowing as a star in "Winsome 
Winnie" with Julia Sanderson in a minor 
role; Anna Held in "Mam'selle Napo- 
leon;" Irene Bentley in "The Girl From 
Dixie" and the perennial "Roger Broth- 
ers in London. 

Weber and Fields were in "Whoop- 
Dee-Doo" and Lillian Russell was still 
their main attraction while Louis Mann 
and Carter De Haven were new to the 
Music Hall clients. 

"The Little Princess," an adaptation 
by Frances Hodgson Burnett from her 
own book, "Sara Crewes," was especially 
produced for children and gave only 
matinee performances. Millie James, 
daughter of Louis James, a star of the 
'Nineties, played the lead and the cast in- 
cluded Pauline Chase, Mabel Taliaferro, 
Edith Storey and May Davenport Sey- 
mour, the niece of Fanny Davenport, 
famous actress of yesteryear. Edith Storey 
became a star of the silent films with the 



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"WAY DOWN EAST" 



JOE WEBER, LEW FIELDS, LOUIS MANN 
in "WHOOPDEE-DOO" 





BESSIE WYNN ANNA LAUGHIIN 



DIGBY BELL 



IRENE BENTLEY 



HASSARD SHORT 



GEORGIA CAINE 



MAY DAVENPORT SEYMOUR 




old Vitagraph Company, while May Dav- 
enport Seymour played ingenue roles for 
a while. Today she is the gracious lady 
who is the Curator of the Theatre and 
Music Collection at the Museum of the 
City of New York. 

George Ade, who had written the book 
of two musical comedies, "The Sultan of 
Sulu" and "Peggy From Paris," wrote 
"The County Chairman," a straight com- 
edy that proved one of the year's hits and 
made a star of Maclyn Arbuckle. 

Annie Russell was playing in "Mice 
and Men" with John Mason. Bertha 
Galland was starring in "Dorothy Vernon 
of Haddon Hall" with May Robson play- 
ing Queen Elizabeth. Amelia Bingham 
produced and starred in "The Frisky Mrs. 
Johnson" while Blanche Walsh reaped 
applause in a dramatized version of Tol- 
stoy's "Resurrection." Mary Shaw was 
in a revival of "Ghosts." Charles Hawtrey 
was in "The Man From Blankley's," Elsie 
de Wolfe and Charles Cherry were in 
"Cynthia," Grace George and Robert 
Loraine played in "Pretty Peggy," Mrs. 
Langtry was in "Mrs. Deering's Divorce," 
Cecil Spooner, a famous stock company 
star, was in "My Lady Peggy Goes To 
Town" and Henry Woodruff was in a re- 
vival of "Ben Hur." Thomas W. Ross was 
in "Checkers," Richard Mansfield played 
in "Old Heidelberg," Ethel Barrymore's 



EDWIN ARDEN, ELEANOR ROBSON in 
"MERELY MARY ANN" 



GERTRUDE ELLIOH, J. FORBES-ROBERTSON in 
"THE LIGHT THAT FAILED" 






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MRS. LANGTRY in 
"MRS. DEERING'S DIVORCE" 



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GEORGE WAIKER, ADAH OVERTON WALKER, 
BERT WIILIAMS in "IN DAHOMEY" 



HENRY WOODRUFF, STEILA WEAVER in 
"BEN HUR" 



KYRLE BELIEW, E. M. HOLLAND in 
"RAFFLES' 




vehicle was "Cousin Kate," Nat C. Goodwin was playing Bottom 
in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Maxine Elliott was in "Her 
Own Way," "Way Down East," which had been a popular road 
attraction since first produced in 1898, was playing a return 
engagement with C. B. Davis in her original role, and Jacob 
Adler, one of the great players of his time, was playing Shylock 
on the lower East Side. 

Augustus Thomas' new play, "The Earl of Pawtucket," was 
written for Lawrence D'Orsay and he scored his biggest hit and 
became a star. 

Mrs. Fiske made her first appearance in "Hedda Gabler." 
Maude Adams, after a year's rest because of ill health, returned 
in another of Frances Hodgson Burnett's plays, "The Pretty 
Sister of Jose" with Henry Ainley, handsome matinee idol from 
London. William Gillette was appearing in James M. Barrie's 
"The Admirable Crichton." Marie Tempest, one of England's 
brightest stars who had made her American debut in 1890, was 
playing in "The Marriage of Kitty." Doris Keane made her New 
York debut in a small role in a comedy, "The Whitewashing of 
Julia." George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" was having its first 
professional production with Dorothy Donnelly in the title role 
and Arnold Daly as Marchbanks. Tyrone Power was in "Ulysses" 
with Rose Coghlan, an illustrious veteran. Joseph Sanlley, at the 



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CHARLES CHERRY. ELSIE D. WOIFE 
"CYNTHIA" 



CHARLES HAWTREY in 
"THE MAN FROM BLANKLEY'S" 





FRANK GOIDSMITH, ORRIN JOHNSON, MRS. GILBERT, 
ANNIE RUSSELL in "MICE AND MEN" 



age of twelve, was heading a company trouping in "From Rags 
to Riches" and "Billy the Kid." May Yokes was beginning a 
career of comic maids in "A Fool and His Money." 

Henrietta Crosman, fresh from her triumph as Rosalind, scored 
heavily again in "Sweet Kitty Bellairs." Two young people in 
the cast were Shelley Hull and Jane Cowl, making her first ap- 
pearance on any stage. 

Eleanor Robson, who earlier in the year had played Juliet 
to Kyrle Bellew's Romeo, was in "Merely Mary Ann," a comedy 
by Israel Zangwill which served her for several seasons. Edwin 
Arden, Laura Hope Crews and Julia Dean were in the cast. Kyrle 
Bellew was creating a role that became World famous, "Raffles," 
the Amateur Cracksman. 

On December 28, 1903, John Barrymore made his first appear- 
ance on the New York stage in Clyde Fitch's "Glad Of It." 

Henry Irving, distinguished English actor, played in "Dante" 
for two weeks then "The Bells ," "Waterloo," "Louis XI" and 
"The Merchant of Venice" in repertoire. Another of his country- 
men, J. Forbes-Robertson was playing in "The Light That 
Failed" with his wife, Gertrude Elliott. 

The year ended on a grim note on December 30th when 602 
lives were lost in the Iroquois Theatre fire in Chicago. The as- 
bestos curtains in all our theatres today are a visual reminder. 




CECIL SPOONER in 
MY LADY PEGGY GOES TO TOWN" 



SAM BERNARD, HATTIE WILLIAMS in 
"THE GIRL FROM KAY'S" 



ROBERT LORAINE, GRACE GEORGE in 
"PRETTY PEGGY" 



JERRY J. COHAN, JOSEPHINE COHAN, GEORGE M. COHAN, 
HELEN f. COHAN in "RUNNING fOR OFFICE" 




FAY TEMPLETON in 
"THE RUNAWAYS" 



SERTHA GALLAND, FRANK LOSEE, MAY ROBSON, WILLIAM LEWERS, 
GEORGE LESOIR in "DOROTHY VERNON OF HADDON HALL" 



MARIE TEMPEST 



KYRLE BELLEW, ELEANOR ROBSON in 
"ROMEO AND JULIET" 




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MRS. FISKE 



GRACE VAN STUDDIFORD 



JACOB ADLER as 
"SHYLOCK" 



MAY VOICES 



HENRIETTA CROSMAN in 
"SWEET KITTY BELLAIRS" 




MAXINE ELLIOTT 




ROSE COGHLAN 



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VIOLA ALLEN as 
VIOLA 



E. H. SOTHERN as 
ROMEO 



JULIA MARLOWE as 
VIOLA 



J. FORBES-ROBERTSON as 
HAMLET 




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Shakespeare was the favorite playwright of the 
year. Ada Rehan included in her repertoire "The 
Taming of the Shrew" and "The Merchant of Venice" 
and was playing Katharine and Portia to Otis Skinner's Petruchio 
and Shylock. Viola Allen had great success as Viola in "Twelfth 
Night" and later in the year she received acclaim for her revival 
of "The Winter's Tale." Her father, C. Leslie Allen, was in the 
cast. 

Charles Frohman presented E. H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe 
in their first joint appearance with Shakespearean repertoire of 
"Romeo and Juliet," "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Hamlet." 
Mr. Frohman also presented Ben Greet's company in "Twelfth 
Night" with Mr. Greet playing Malvolio and Edith Wynne 
Matthison as Viola. Robert B. Mantell's repertoire also included 
two of the Bard's plays: "Othello" and "Richard III." His lead- 
ing lady and current wife was Marie Booth Russell. A production 
of "Much Ado About Nothing" boasted Jessie Millward, Florence 
Rockwell, William Morris, Theodore Roberts and Wallace 
Eddinger in its cast. Johnston Forbes-Robertson made his first 
New York appearance as "Hamlet." His wife, Gertrude Elliott, 
was Ophelia. 

Among revivals there were two of "Camille." Virginia Harned 
with William Courtenay as her Armand revived "Camille" on 
the same night as Margaret Anglin and Henry Miller. There was 
an outstanding revival of that famous old melodrama, "The Two 
Orphans," star-studded with Kyrle Bellew, Grace George, Mar- 
garet lllington, James O'Neill, Annie Irish, E. M. Holland, Elita 
Proctor Otis and veteran Clara Morris, who had been one of 






ROBERT B. MANTELL as 
RICHARD III 



MARIE BOOTH RUSSELL as 
DESDEMONA 



ADA REHAN as 
KATHERINE 




OTIS SKINNER as 
SHYLOCK 



GERTRUDE ELLIOTT as 
OPHELIA 



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"THE VIRGINIAN" 






JULIA MARLOWE and E. H. SOTHERN in 
"ROMEO AND JULIET" 



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C. LESLIE ALLEN, JAMES YOUNG, VIOLA ALLEN, BOYD PUTMAN, 
FRANK VERNON in "THE WINTER'S TALE" 



Augustin Daly's most illustrious stars and 
who was making her farewell stage ap- 
pearance. While on the subject of fare- 
wells, Mrs. G. H. Gilbert, who supported 
many great stars through the years, was 
starring for the first time in a play written 
especially for her by Clyde Fitch. Called 
"Granny," and with Marie Doro as the 
ingenue, it was to have been her farewell 
to the stage, but following her New York 
engagement, Mrs. Gilbert's tour ended 
abruptly, four days after opening in Chi- 
cago, when she died suddenly on Decem- 
ber 2, 1904, at the age of 83. 

Amelia Bingham was in "Olympe" 
with Henry Woodruff, Dorothy Russell 
and Gilbert Heron in her supporting cast. 
Dorothy Russell was Lillian's daughter, 
and Gilbert Heron was Henry Miller's 
son who later made a name for himself as 
producer Gilbert Miller. 

David Warfield was appearing in an- 
other great success, "The Music Master." 
It served him for several seasons, and he 
revived it in 1916. Minnie Dupree was 
his leading lady and Jane Cowl had a 
small role in the original production. 

Wilton Lackaye had a hit with Chan- 
ning Pollock's "The Pit." His cast in- 
cluded Douglas Fairbanks and Hale 
Hamilton. 

Minnie Maddern Fiske was appearing 
at the Manhattan Theatre, which had been 
acquired by her husband and manager, 
Harrison Grey Fiske, in "Leah Kleschna," 
and revivals of "Hedda Gabler" and 
"Becky Sharp." 

John Drew's vehicle was "The Duke of 
Killicrankie,' while his niece, Ethel Barry- 
more, was in "Sunday," a play of little 
consequence, but a line, "That's all there 
is, there isn't any more," spoken in it by 
Miss Barrymore, is still remembered. 
Maude Adams revived "The Little 
Minister." 




MAUDE ADAMS in 
"THE LITTLE MINISTER" 



William Collier was appearing in "The 
Dictator," a farce by Richard Harding 
Davis, with Lucile Watson, Thomas 
Meighan and John Barrymore in the cast. 
Wright Lorimer , an actor from the West, 
starred and made his New York debut in 
his own play, "The Shepherd King." It 
served him for three seasons. Two of the 
outstanding matinee idols were James K. 
TIackett, who produced and starred in 
"The Crown Prince," and William Fav- 
ersham, who was in "Letty" with his wife, 
Julie Opp, and Carlotta Nillson. 

"Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" 
was one of the comedy hits. Madge Carr 
Cook, the mother of Eleanor Robson, 
played the title role with Mabel Talia- 
ferro, William Hodge, Helen Lowell and 
Thurston Hall in the cast. 

Denman Thompson, who made his first 
appearance in New York with "The Old 
Homestead" in 1887 and continued to 
play it at frequent intervals until his death 
April 14, 1911, was back in town with 
his old stand-by. 

Nance O'Neil, who was making her 
first appearance in New York as "Magda" 
and "Hedda Gabler," also played in "The 
Fires of St. John" and "Judith of Bethu- 
lia" with Lowell Sherman making his 
metropolitan debut in the latter cast. 

Madame Gabrielle Rejane, famous 
French actress who had not appeared in 
America since 1895, returned for a short 
season of repertoire. Charles Wyndham, 
over from England, was playing with 
Mary Moore in a revival of "David Gar- 
rick," a play they first acted for New 
York audiences in 1889. 

"The College Widow," a George Ade 
comedy, had a long run with Dorothy 
Tennant and Frederick Truesdell in the 
leads. Mr. Ade also wrote the book for a 




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DAVID WARFIELD in 
"THE MUSIC MASTER" 




MADGE CARR COOK AND THE CHILDREN in 
"MRS WIGGS OF THE CABBAGE PATCH" 



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MAY IRWIN in 
"MRS. BLACK IS BACK" 



DENMAN THOMPSON in 
"THE OLD HOMESTEAD ' 




VIRGINIA EARLE in 
"SERGEANT KITTY" 



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"WANG" 



popular musical, "The Sho-gun," which was running with 
Charles Evans, Christie MacDonald and Georgia Caine. 

Other events included: Ibsen's "Rosmersholm," having its first 
American production with William Morris and Florence Kahn; 
Clara Bloodgood in Clyde Fitch's "The Coronet of the Duchess;" 
Mrs. Patrick Campbell's appearance in Sardou's "The Sorceress;" 
May Irwin cutting capers in "Mrs. Black Is Back;" Chauncey 
Olcott delighting the customers with his Irish ballads in "Ter- 
ence;" Dustin Farnum causing the matinee girls' hearts to skip 
a beat in "The Virginian" and Louis Mann appearing in "The 
Second Fiddle." 

In the musical comedy field, Virginia Earle was starring in 
"Sergeant Kitty;" Richard Carle wrote the book and starred in 
"The Tenderfoot;" Raymond Hitchcock with Flora Zabelle, his 
wife, was in "The Yankee Consul;" "Piff ! Paff ! Pouff! ! !" was 
a big hit with Eddie Foy, Alice Fischer and John Hyams; Sam 
S. Shubert revived "Wang," a popular musical of the 'nineties, 
with De Wolf Hopper, and one of the chorus boys was Mack 
Sennett who became famous for his film comedies. Edna May 
continued to win admirers with "The School Girl;" Lulu Glaser 
was attractive in "A Madcap Princess;" while "Woodland," an 
operetta with the novelty of having all its characters birds, re- 
peated its Boston success in New York. 



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MINNIE DUPREE lUCIlE WATSON 



MRS. G. H. GILBERT 



ANNIE IRISH 



GABRIEILE REJANE 



CLARA BLOODGOOD! 



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JULIAN ELTINGE in 
"MR. WIX OF WICKHAM" 



LEW DOCKSTADER in 
"HIS MINSTREL SHOW" 



NANCE O'NEIL in 
"JUDITH OF BETHULIA" 



GEORGE M. COHAN in 
"LITTLE JOHNNY JONES" 



Julian Eltinge, most famous of all the female impersonators 
of his day, made his first professional stage appearance in "Mr. 
Wix of Wickham." 

Primrose and Dockstader's Minstrel men split up and Lew 
Dockstader's Minstrels appeared. Weber and Fields had split 
too, and Joe Weber, with Florenz Ziegfield, Jr., presented "Hig- 
gledy-Piggledy" with Anna Held and Marie Dressier. Lew Fields 
produced and starred in a Victor Herbert musical, "It Happened 
in Nordland," with Marie Cahill, May Robson, Bessie Clayton 
and Pauline Frederick. Lillian Russell, who had been with Weber 
and Fields, was playing in "Lady Teazle," a musical version of 
Sheridan's "The School For Scandal." Charles B. Dillingham, 
was presenting Fritzi Scheff in a musical version of Goldsmith's 
"She Stoops to Conquer," called "The Two Roses." 

George M. Cohan had his first starring engagement in "Little 
Johnny Jones." In the cast, besides his mother and father, were 
Ethel Levey and Donald Brian. His sister, Josephine, had married 
Fred Niblo and was with him in "The Roger Brothers in Paris." 

Mme. ScTiumann-Heink, famous grand opera star, made her 
only Broadway appearance in "Love's Lottery," a comic opera 
which was not a success. 

In the vaudeville field, James J. Corbett, world's heavyweight 
boxing champion, was telling amusing stories of his experiences. 







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in "THE COLLEGE WIDOW" 





JOHN MASON, MRS. FISKE in 
"LEAH KLESCHNA" 



GEORGE ARLISS, MRS. FISKE in 
"HEDDA GABLER" 



WILLIAM FAVERSHAM, CARLOTTA NIILSON 
in "LETTY" 





MAY BUCKLEY, WRIGHT LORIMER 
in "THE SHEPHERD KING" 



EDNA MAY, GEORGE GROSSMITH 
in "THE SCHOOL GIRL" 



OLIVE NORTH, HANS ROBERTS 
in "WOODLAND" 



ETHEL BARRYMORE in 
"SUNDAY" 




GRACE GEORGE, MARGARET ILLINGTON 
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MRS. G. H. GILBERT, MARIE DORO 
in "GRANNY" 



MME. SCHUMANN-HEINK In 
"LOVE'S LOTTERY" 




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MARY MOORE, CHARLES WYNDHAM in 
"DAVID GARRICK" 



WILLIAM COLLIER, NANETTE COMSTOCK, THOMAS McGRATH, GEORGE NASH, 
JOHN BARRYMORE in "THE DICTATOR" 





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CHRYSTAL HERNE, DODSON MITCHELL, ARNOLD DALY in 
"JOHN BULL'S OTHER ISLAND" 



LOIS F. CLARK, FAY DAVIS, RICHARD BENNETT, EDWARD ABELES, 
LOUIS MASSEN, ROBERT LORAINE in "MAN AND SUPERMAN" 



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This might well be called George Bernard Shaw year. 
Four of his plays were produced for the first time in 
New York and several others were revived. Arnold 
Daly, who had introduced "Candida" and "The Man of Destiny" 
to American audiences, now gave New Yorkers their first look at 
"You Never Can Tell," "John Bull's Other Island" and "Mrs. 
Warren's Profession." His production of "You Never Can Tell" 
ran 129 performances early in the year and Mr. Daly put it on 
again in the fall with Shaw's "Candida," "The Man of Destiny," 
"John Bull's Other Island" and "Mrs. Warren's Profession" in 
repertoire. This latter production caused the arrest of Arnold 
Daly and his leading lady, Mary Shaw, charged with appearing 
in an immoral play. Brought to trial, they were promptly 
acquitted. 

"Man and Superman" was the other Shaw play presented for 
the first time by Charles Dillingham with Robert Loraine making 
the hit of his career as John Tanner. Clara Bloodgood, Richard 
Bennett and Edward Abeles were in the cast. 

Maude Adams' revival of "The Little Minister" ran well into 
190,5, and in February she added a one-act play, "Op o' Me 
Thumb," as a curtain raiser. On November 6th she opened at 
the Empire in Barrie's "Peter Pan," her most famous role. It 
served her several seasons and she revived it in 1915. Ethel 
Barrymore was also appearing in a Barrie play, "Alice-Sit-by- 
the-Fire," with Bruce McRae, Mary Nash, May Davenport Sey- 
mour and brother John in her cast. 

The biggest hit and the longest run of the year was "The 
Lion and the Mouse" which opened in the fall and ran in New 



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MARCHBANKS in "CANDIDA" 



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"THE LION AND THE MOUSE" 




THOMAS JEFFERSON in 
"RIP VAN WINKLE" 



York for two years, achieving 686 performances. Grace EUiston, 
Edmund Breese and Richar'd Bennett had the leads in the origi- 
nal production. "The Squaw Man," starring William Faversham 
supported by William S. Hart and George Fawcett, and "The 
Girl of the Golden West," starring Blanche Bates with Robert 
Hilliard and Frank Keenan, were also great hits. 

Mrs. Leslie Carter was appearing in "Adrea," a new play by 
David Belasco and John Luther Long. In the fall she did revivals 
of "Zaza" and "Du Barry." It was her last appearance under 
David Belasco's management. The split followed her marriage 
to William Louis Payne, a young actor. Belasco never forgave 

her. 

Holbrook Blinn, who had been away from the New York stage 
since 1901 making a name for himself in London, returned in 
the leading role of Napoleon in a light opera, "The Duchcss of 

Dantzic." 

Bertha Kalich, an idol of the Yiddish theatre, made her Eng- 
lish-speaking debut on Broadway in Sardou's "Fedora," followed 
later by Maeterlinck's "Monna Vanna." 

Interesting revivals were "Rip Van Winkle" with Thomas 
Jefferson playing his father's famous role; "She Stoops to Con- 
quer" with Kyrle Bellew, Eleanor Robson, Sidney Drew, Isabel 
Irving, Louis James and Olive Wyndham; and "Trilby" with 



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FRANK KEENAN, BLANCHE BATES, ROBERT 
HILLIARD in "THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST" 



KYRLE BELLEW, ELEANOR ROBSON in 
"SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER" 



HOLBROOK BLINN in 
"THE DUCHESS OF DANTZIC" 





MRS. LESLIE CARTER 
"ADREA" 



WILLIAM FAVERSHAM, MABEL MORRISON, 
EVELYN WRIGHT in "THE SQUAW MAN" 



Virginia Harned who created the title role in 1895. Wilton 
Lackaye, Burr Mcintosh and Leo Ditrichstein from that earlier 
production played their same roles. Later Miss Harned appeared 
with William Courtenay in "La Belle Marseillaise," a minor 
drama. 

Richard Mansfield was appearing in a repertoire of his fav- 
orite plays and presenting for the first time, Moliere's "Misan- 
thrope." E. H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe were presenting 
Shakespearean repertoire and so was Robert B. Mantell. Olga 
Nethersole was appearing in a new play, "The Labyrinth," and 
two old ones, "Sapho" and "Carmen," with Hamilton Revelle 
still her leading man. Marie Doro was gaining in popularity in 
"Friquet," while Mary Mannering and James K. Hackett, hus- 
band and wife at this time, were co-starring in "The Walls of 
Jericho." 

"Buster Brown," a comedy depicting one of the well-known 
characters of the 'funny papers,' as the comics were called then, 
was popular with Master Gabriel playing Buster. 

Chauncey Olcott's vehicle was "Edmund Burke." In the cast 
were listed Charlotte, Edith, Lottie and Gladys Smith. Gladys 
Smith became Mary Pickford of film fame; Charlotte was her 
mother, Lottie, her sister and Edith was brother Jack. 

Other stars and their plays were Robert Edeson in "Strong- 




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FRITZI SCHEFF in 
"MLLE. MODISTE" 




VIRGINIA HARNED 
"TRILBY" 



WILTON LACKAYE as 
SVENGALI in "TRILBY' 




SIDNEY DREW 



MARGARET DALE, JOHN DREW in 
"De LANCEY" 



GRACE GEORGE. BEN WEBSTER in 
"THE MARRIAGE OF WILLIAM ASHE" 



MARIE DORO, W. J. FERGUSON in 
"FRIQUET" 







BESSIE CLAYTON 



WM. COURTENAY, FAY DAVIS, LOUIS PAYNE, MmRGARET 
ILLINGTON In "MRS. LEFFINGWEIL'S BOOTS" 



JOHN BUNNY, RAYMOND HITCHCOCK in 
"EASY DAWSON" 



KATIE BARRY, ADELE RITCHIE, JEFFERSON DeANGELIS i 
"FANTANA" 





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BLANCHE WALSH in 
"THE WOMAN IN THE CASE" 



Elliott with Charles Cherry in "Her Great 
ew in "De Lancey," Margaret Anglin in "Zira," 
n "The Man on the Box," Grace George in "The 
Ham Ashe," Margaret Illington in "Mrs. Lef- 
fingwell's Boots," Francis Wilson with May Robson in "Cousin 
Billy," Blanche Walsh in "The Woman in the Case" and Cyril 
Scott in "The Prince Chap." 

On April 12th, the New York Hippodrome opened its doors 
for the first time. Its attractions were large scale extravaganzas 
which employed the use of a swimming pool. Matinees were given 
daily and these elaborate spectacles were usually in two parts 
with specialty numbers between. The first part was "A Yankee 
Circus on Mars," a musical extravaganza in two scenes featuring 
Bessie McCoy and Marceline, a famous clown who was popular 
in London. The second part was "The Raiders," a war drama in 
two tableaux which featured the Plunging Horses. 

Fritzi Scheflf who had played earlier in the year in "Boccaccio," 
opened on Christmas night in "Mile. Modiste," which proved to 
be the greatest triumph of her theatrical career. She made Victor 
Herbert's song, "Kiss Me Again," famous and played the Victor 
Herbert operetta through 1906 and 1907 and revived it in 1913 
and 1929. 

Edna May in "The Catch of the Season" turned out to be her 




RICHARD CARLE, MAY BOLEY in 
"THE MAYOR OF TOKIO" 



CYRIL SCOTT, EDITH SPEARE in 
"THE PRINCE CHAP" 



MARY MANNERING, JAMES K. HACKETT in 
"THE WALLS OF JERICHO" 



MARCELINE 





MAXINE ELLIOTT, CHARLES CHERRY 
"HER GREAT MATCH" 



PERCITA WEST, ROBERT EDESON (left) in 
"STRONGHEART ' 



last appearance on the American stage. She went to England, 
was London's pet for a few years, then married millionaire Oscar 
Lewisohn and retired. 

James Mclntyre and Thomas K. Heath, two clever blackface 
comedians who worked together as a team for over half a cen- 
tury, were delighting their admirers in "The Ham Tree," a mu- 
sical vaudeville which served them off and on for over sixteen 
years. A young juggler named W. C. Fields was in their cast 
for two of those years. 

Among the other musicals were "Fantana" with Jefferson De 
Angelis, Adele Ritchie, Julia Sanderson and Douglas Fairbanks; 
Frank Daniels in "Sergeant Brue" with Blanche Ring and Sallie 
Fisher; Sam Bernard in "That Rollicking Girl" with Hattie 
Williams, Edna Goodrich and Eugene O'Brien; Raymond Hitch- 
cock in "Easy Dawson" with Flora Zabelle and John Bunny who 
became famous as an early silent film comedian ; Lulu Glaser 
in "Miss Dolly Dollars " with Ralph Herz, her husband, and 
Carter De Haven; Max and Gus Rogers in "The Roger. Brothers 
in Ireland;" Marie Cahill in "Moonshine;" Eddie Foy in "The 
Earl and the Girl;" De Wolf Hopper in "Happyland" with Mar- 
guerite Clark; Richard Carle in "The Mayor of Tokio;" and 
"Veronique" which introduced two English beauties, Kitty 
Gordon and Valli Valli, to American audiences. 



WILLIAM COURTENAY, VIRGINIA HARNED in 
"LA BELLE MARSEILLAISE" 



BLANCHE RING 





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EDNA MAY in 
"THE CATCH OF THE SEASON" 



CHAUNCEY OLCOTT with MARY, LOTTIE and JACK PICKFORD in 
"EDMUND BURKE" 



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"JULIE BONBON" 



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The first night of the New Year saw three openings, 
all of them were successful. They were George M. 
Cohan's "Forty-five Minutes From Broadway" with 
Fay Templeton, Victor Moore and Donald Brian; "Julie Bonbon" 
a comedy written by Clara Lipman who also starred in it with 
Louis Mann, her husband; and "Twiddle-Twaddle" a musical 
revue starring Joe Weber and Marie Dressier and with Trixie 
Friganza and Aubrey Boucicault. 

The next week an adaptation of G. B. Shaw's novel "Cashel 
Byron's Profession" was produced by Henry B. Harris with 
James J. Corbett, heavyweight champion, playing the prize 
fighter and Margaret Wycherly in the cast. Shaw's "Arms and 
the Man," which had first been seen by New Yorkers in 1894 
with Richard Mansfield and Beatrice Cameron and was the first 
Shaw play ever presented in America, was revived with Arnold 
Daly and Chrystal Heme. 

"Charley's Aunt," which had been written by Brandon 
Thomas, an obscure London actor, and which had its original 
American presentation in 1893, was revived with Etienne Girar- 
dot playing the role he created originally. 

Rose Stahl, who had been playing the two previous years in a 
one-act vaudeville sketch, "The Chorus Lady," was appearing 
in a four act version of it written especially for her by James 
Forbes. It was her greatest success and she played it until 1911. 
Margaret Anglin and Henry Miller were together again in 
"The Great Divide." It was a smash hit and so was "The Man 
of the Hour" which starred George Fawcett. Frances Starr was 
coming into prominence under David Belasco's guiding hand in 
"The Rose of the Rancho" which he had written for her. 

Edward Abeles was debuting as a star in a comedy, "Brew- 
ster's Millions," and Carlotta Nillson made the hit of her career 
in "The Three of Us." Mr. Abeles was supported by Mary Ryan 




JOE WEBER, MARIE DRESSLER in 
"TWIDDLE-TWADDLE" 



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JOHN DREW, MARGARET ILLINGTON in 
"HIS HOUSE IN ORDER" 



ELLIS JEFFREYS, FRANK WORTHING in 
'THE FASCINATING MR. VANDERVELDT" 




MARGARET WYCHERLY, JAMES J. CORBETT, KATE LESTER 
"CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION- 



HENRY MILLER, HENRY B. WALTHALL, MARGARET ANGLIN in 
"THE GREAT DIVIDE " 



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FRANCES STARR, CHARLES RICHMAN in 
"THE ROSE OF THE RANCHO" 



EDWARD ABELES in 
"BREWSTER'S MIILIONS" 



MINNIE DUPREE in 
"THE ROAD TO YESTERDAY" 



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EFFIE SHANNON 



Hypocrites," Minnie Dupree in "The Road to Yesterday," Wil- 
liam Farnum with Adelaide Keini in "The Prince of India," 
Chauncey Olcott in "Eileen Asthore," Effie Shannon and Herbert 
Kelcey in "The Daughters of Men" and William Collier in 
"Caught in the Rain." None of these plays were particularly out- 
standing but they served as vehicles for the stars. 

Nat C. Goodwin was appearing with his new wife, Edna Good- 
rich, in a farce, "The Genius" while Lillian Russell was starring 
in her first play without music, "Barbara's Millions." Raymond 
Hitchcock was appearing in "The Gallop," a farce without music. 

The fall saw two productions of "The Kreutzer Sonata" on the 
boards. One starred Blanche Walsh, the other Bertha Kalich. 

In 1905, Paul Orleneff came over from Moscow and with his 
company inaugurated the first Russian theatre on the lower East 
Side. Mme. Nasimoff was the leading actress of the Orleneff com- 
pany and she created a sensation. Henry Miller brought her up- 
town. On November 13, 1906, with her name slightly altered, Alia 
Nazimova made her debut on the English-speaking stage in 
"Hedda Gabler" and soon she had joined the ranks of the truly 
great actresses of the American theatre. 

Among the musical comedy stars, Elsie Janis, who as Little 



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"THE CHORUS LADY" 



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VIOLA ALLEN in 
"CYMBELINE ' 



CARLOTTA NILLSON in 
"THE THREE OF US" 



WILLIAM ELLIOTT, ETIENNE GIRAROOT, 
FRANK HOLLINS in "CHARLEY'S AUNT" 



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96 in "CAUGHT IN THE RAIN" 



WILLIAM GILLETTE, MARIE DORO in 
"CLARICE" 



GRACE GEORGE, ROBERT T. 
HAINES in "CLOTHES" 



BLANCHE WALSH 
"THE KREUTZER SOh 



MIRIAM NESBITT 



CHRYSTAL HERNE 



GEORGE M. COHAN MARGARET WYCHERLY DONALD BRIAN 



ADELAIDE KEIM 



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ANNA HELD in 
"THE PARISIAN MODEL" 



MONTGOMERY and STONE in 
"THE RED MILL" 



MARIE CAHILL, WILLIAM C0URTLE4GH in 
"MARRYING MARY" 



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"THE TOURISTS" 



VALESKA SURATT, JACK GARDNER, IRENE BENTLEY, 

VAN RENNSSELAER WHEELER, CHRISTIE Mac DONALD, IGNACIO 

MARTINETTI, RICHARD F. CARROLL in "THE BELLE OF MAYFAIR" 



SAM BERNARD, GEORGIA CAINE in 
"THE RICH MR. HOGGENHEIMER " 



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ELSIE JANIS in 
"THE VANDERBILT CUP" 



UNA ABARBANELL in 
"THE STUDENT KING" 



Elsie had become famous in vaudeville for her imitations of the 
theatre's great, was starring at the age of sixteen for the first 
time on Broadway in "The Vanderbilt Cup." George M. Cohan 
wrote and composed "George Washington, Jr." for himself, Adele 
Ritchie had a good engagement in "The Social Whirl" and 
Blanche Ring was winning new admirers in "His Honor the 
Mayor." Other musicals popular at this time were "The Little 
Cherub" with Hattie Williams and Tom Wise, "The Tourists" 
with Julia Sanderson, Grace LaRue, Jack Henderson and Vera 
Michelena, "Marrying Mary" starring Marie Cahill, "About 
Town" with Lew Fields, Edna Wallace Hopper, Lawrence Gros- 
smith, Louise Dresser, George Beban, Jack Norworth, Mae Mur- 
ray and Vernon Castle part of the impressive cast, Richard Carle 
assisted by Bessie McCoy and Adele Rowland in "The Spring 
Chicken," Sam Bernard in "The Rich Mr. Hoggenheimer," James 
T. Powers in "The Blue Moon," Anna Held in "The Parisian 
Model," "The Belle of Mayfair" with Irene Bentley, Christie 
MacDonald, Valeska Suratt and Bessie Clayton, and Lina Abar- 
banell making her debut in light opera in "The Student King." 



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"POLLY OF THE CIRCUS" 



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The most famous of all the attractions produced in 
1907 was "The Merry Widow." It opened October 
21st at the New Amsterdam Theatre and ran 416 
performances. There were many touring companies of the Lehar 
operetta in America, and it played in all the capitols of the 
world. It is still revived nearly every year. In the original pro- 
duction, Ethel Jackson played the title role of Sonia while Donald 
Brian as Prince Danilo made the hit of his career. During the 
New York run, Sonia was also played by Lois Ewell, Lina Abar- 
banell, Rosemary Glosz, Georgia Caine and Ruby Dale. 

Among the outstanding dramatic plays were: "The Witching 
Hour," the Augustus Thomas play about telepathy with John 
Mason ; "Salomy Jane," Paul Armstrong's play based on a Bret 
Harte story which starred Eleanor Robson supported by H. B. 
Warner and Holbrook Blinn; "The Thief" with Kyrle Bellew 
and Margaret Illington; "The Warrens of Virginia," a play writ- 
ten by William C. de Mille and with his brother Cecil in the cast 
which included Charlotte Walker, Frank Keenan, Emma Dunn, 
Ralph Kellard and little Gladys Smith, using the name Mary 
Pickford on playbills for the first time. 



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DONALD tRIAN and ETHEL JACKSON In 
"THE MERRY WIDOW" 



MARGARET ILLINGTON, KYRLE BELLEW in 
"THE THIEF" 



JOHN DREW, BILLIE BURKE in 
"MY WIFE" 



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RICHARD STORY, CHARLOTTE WALKER, 

MARY PICKFORD in 

"THE WARRENS OF VIRGINIA" 



ROBERT WARWICK, VIRGINIA HARNED in 
"ANNA KARENINA" 



CECIL B. DeMILLE, FRANK KEENAN, EMMA DUNN, CHARLOHE WALKER, CHARLES WALDRON in 
"THE WARRENS OF VIRGINIA" 



Mabel Taliaferro was having her greatest success with "Polly 
of the Circus." Her sister, Edith Taliaferro, played the role in 
one of the road companies, and so did Ida St. Leon who was in 
the original cast. 

Billie Burke, who had made her music hall debut at the age 
of fifteen in England, made her first professional appearance in 
her i.ative land as John Drew's leading lady in "My Wife." 

"The Round Up" was one of the comedy hits of the year. It 
made a star of Maclyn Arbuckle and man and wife of the 
romantic leads, Julia Dean and Orme Caldara. 

Arnold Daly temporarily forsook Shaw for Rida Johnson 
Young's comedy, "The Boys of Company B." In his cast were 
Frances Ring, Howard Estabrook, Mack Sennett and Florence 
Nash making her New York debut. Later John Barrymore played 
his first major role when he replaced Mr. Daly. Meanwhile sister 
Ethel had a short session in John Galsworthy's "The Silver Box." 
Grace George with Robert T. Haines and Frank Worthing ap- 
peared in "Divorcons." Francis Wilson was occupied with 
Pauline Frederick in a farce, "When Knights Were Bold." Vir- 
ginia Harned was starring in "Anna Karenina," a drama based 
on Tolstoi's novel, with Robert Warwick and Elliott Dexter. 
Dustin Farnum was in "The Ranger," and his leading lady was 



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"WHEN KNIGHTS WERE BOLD" "THE MASTER BUILDER" 



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HOLBROOK BLINN, EARLE BROWN in "SALOMY JANE" 






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JOHN MASON, GEORGE NASH in 
"THE WITCHING HOUR" 



MACLYN ARBUCKLE, JULIA DEAN in 
"THE ROUND UP" 



ELEANOR ROBSON as 
"SALOMY JANE" 



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B. WARNER, ELEANOR ROBSON in 
"SALOMY JANE" 



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FRANCES RING 



JOHN BARRYMORE MARY BOLAND FRANK WORTHING 



JOE E. HOWARD 



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"THE BOYS OF COMPANY B" 



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JULIA MARLOWE, E. H. SOTHERN in 
"JOHN THE BAPTIST" 



ALLA NAZIMOVA in 
"COMTESSE COQUEHE" 



DAVID WARFIELD in 
"A GRAND ARMY MAN" 



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BEN GREET 



JEFFERSON DE ANGELIS, BLANCHE 

RING, ALEXANDER CARR in 

"THE GAY WHITE WAY" 



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JACK STOREY, MAY ROBSON in 
"THE REJUVENATION OF AUNT MARY" 



Mary Boland who had caused favorable 
comment in her first New York appear- 
ance when she took over the feminine 
lead opposite Robert Edeson later in the 
run of "Strongheart" the year before. 
Edeson, meanwhile, had relinquished 
that part to Edgar Selwyn and was ap- 
pearing in "Classmates." 

May Robson was starring for the first 
time in "The Rejuvenation of Aunt 
Mary," a comedy which served her for 
many seasons before the films claimed 
her. Marie Doro, a fragile lovely beauty, 
reached stardom this year under Charles 
Frohman's guiding hand. Her vehicle 
was "The Morals of Marcus." 

David Warfield, who had built up a 
large following with "The Auctioneer" 
and "The Music Master," had a moderate 
success with "A Grand Army Man." 

Clara Bloodgood was playing the last 
role of her short but brilliant career in 
Clyde Fitch's "The Truth." The play 
opened in January and was not a success, 
but in the fall she decided to take it on 
tour. While in Baltimore, she shot herself 
in a hotel room just before an evening 
performance. The motives for her suicide 
were never clearly established. 

Ellen Terry, beloved English actress 
who had celebrated her fiftieth anniver- 
sary on the stage the year before, was 
appearing in "The Good Hope" and in 
the first American presentation of Shaw's 
"Captain Brassbound's Conversion." Her 




JAMES CAREW, EL'JN TERRY in 
"CAriAIN BRASSBOUND'S CONVERSION" 



company included O. P. Heggie, David 
Powell and James Carew, her young lead- 
ing man whom she married during this 
tour. This was her last stage appearance 
in this country, though in 1910 and again 
in 1915 she lectured and gave readings 
of her famous roles. 

Mme. Nazimova was appearing in Ib- 
sen's "A Doll's House" and "The Master 
Builder" in English for the first time. 
New Yorkers also saw her in "Comtesse 
Coquette" and "The Comet." 

Julia Marlowe and E. H. Sothern had 
added "John the Baptist," "Jeanne D'Arc" 
and "The Sunken Bell" to their Shake- 
spearean repertoire, while Robert B. Man- 
tell was playing in "Richelieu" as well as 
six of the Bard's classics. Ben Greet was 
over from England also giving a series of 
Shakespearean plays as well as "Every- 
man." His company included Sybil 
Thorndike, Fritz Leiber and Sydney 
Greenstreet. 

Sam S. and Lee Shubert had imported 
Ermete Novelli, famous Italian actor, 
and he made his first New York appear- 
ance in a series of plays which included 
"Hamlet," "King Lear," "Othello" and 
"Oedipus Rex." 

Richard Mansfield was playing an en- 
gagement in "Peer Gynt" which he later 
added to his repertoire. His role of Baron 
Chevrial in "A Parisian Romance" was 
the last he ever played on the New Am- 
sterdam Theatre stage March 23, 1907. 




CLARA BLOODGOOD 




ELLEN TERRY 



EDGAR SELWYN in 
"STRONGHEART" 



ETHEL BARRYMORE in 
"THE SILVER BOX" 



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"THE WHITE HEN" 



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Harry Lauder, who was a great music hall favorite in London 
ever since his first appearance in December of 1900, came to 
America for the first of many triumphant tours which helped 
establish his international reputation. 

On July 8th, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., who had been presenting 
his wife, Anna Held, in musicals, produced the "Ziegfeld Fol- 
lies of 1907," and it was the first of a series of elaborate revues 
that gained him theatrical immortality as the glorifier of the 
American girl. In the cast were Harry Watson, Jr., Mile. Dazie, 
Emma Carus, Grace LaRue and Helen Broderick. 

Other musical attractions included : Louis Mann in "The White 
Hen" with Lotta Faust and Louise Gunning; Frank Daniels in 
"The Tatooed Man;" "The Land of Nod" with Mabel Harrison, 
Joseph E. Howard and Carrie De Mar; Eddie Foy in "The 
Orchid" with Trixie Friganza, Maude Fulton and Irene Frank- 
lin, upcomers in the cast; Adele Ritchie in "Fascinating Flora;" 
"The Time, The Place and The Girl" which was a bigger hit in 
Chicago than New York with Cecil Lean and Florence Holbrook 
in the leads; "A Yankee Tourist" with Raymond Hitchcock, 
Flora Zabelle and Wallace Beery of film fame in the cast; "The 
Dairymaids" with Julia Sanderson; Gus and Max Rogers had 
their last engagement together in "The Roger Brothers in 
Panama;" Lew Fields in "The Girl Behind the Counter" with 
Connie Ediss, Lotta Faust, Louise Dresser and Vernon Castle; 
"The Gay White Way" with Jefferson De Angelis, Blanche Ring 
and Alexander Carr; Elsie Janis, still the youngest star on Broad- 
way, was in "The Hoyden;" and "Miss Hook of Holland" with 
Christie MacDonald, Tom Wise and Bertram Wallis. 



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"THE DAIRYMAIDS 




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"MISS HOOK OF HOLLAND" 



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CECIL LEAN, GEORGIE DREW MENDUM, TOM CAMERON, FLORENCE HOLBROOK in 
"THE. TIME, THtfLACE AND THE GIRL" 



ELSIE JANIS, ARTHUR STANFORD in 
"THE HOYDEN" 




MAUDE ADAMS in 
"THE JESTER" 




MRS. FISKE in 
"SALVATION NELL" 



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"WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS" 



With the great success of "The Merry Widow," it 
was inevitable that it would be burlesqued. On Jan- 
uary 2, 1908, "The Merry Widow Burlesque" opened 
a successful run. Lulu Glaser played the widow and Joe Weber. 
Peter F. Dailey, Charles J. Ross, Bessie Clayton and Albert Hart 
were prominent in the cast. 

A week later Maude Adams opened at the Empire in "The 
Jester," a poetic drama that was not popular. Just before Christ- 
mas, however, she returned to the Empire with a new comedy 
by James Barrie, "What Every Woman Knows," and scored 
one of her greatest hits. Her leading man was Richard Bennett. 
Mary Boland became John Drew's leading lady in Somerset 
Maugham's "Jack Straw" while his former vis-a-vis, Billie 
Burke, became a star in "Love Watches," her second Broadway 
role. Ethel Barrymore was also appearing in a Somerset Maugh- 
am comedy, "Lady Frederick." William Gillette with Constance 
Collier, Pauline Frederick and Arthur Byron in his company 
was appearing in Henri Bernstein's play, "Samson." Among the 
other Charles Frohman stars, Otis Skinner reaped much praise 
with "The Honor of the Family;" William H. Crane pleased the 
customers in a George Ade comedy, "Father and the Boys;" May 
Irwin was playing in George Ade's one-actor, "Mrs. Peckam's 
Carouse," as a curtain raiser for Frohman's production of "The 
Mollusc;" William Collier was in a farce he wrote with J. Hartley 
Manners called "The Patriot" with his son, William Collier, Jr.. 
billed as "Buster" Collier, making his acting debut; Edward 
Sheldon, having just graduated from Harvard, was having, at 
twenty-two, his first play, "Salvation Nell," produced. Mrs. Fiske 
played the title role and Holbrook Blinn was her leading man. 



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"THE SERVANT IN THE HOUSE" 



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Charles Rann Kennedy's play, "The Serv- 
ant in the House," with Walter Hampden, 
Edith Wynne Matthison and Tyrone 
Power was causing much comment. 
Blanche Bates had a hit in "The Fighting 
Hope" while James K. Hackett revived 
one of his earlier successes, "The Pris- 
oner of Zenda." 

Olga Nethersole returned for another 
season of repertoire which included "Ad- 
rienne Lecouvreur," "Carmen," "Sapho," 
"Magda," "Camille" and "The Second 
Mrs. Tanqueray." Mrs. Patrick Campbell 
gave nine performances of Sophocles' 
tragedy, "Electra." 

William Hodge reached star status and 
had the hit of his career in "The Man 
From Home" by Booth Tarkington and 
Harry Leon Wilson. It served him for 
five years. "The Traveling Salesman" by 
James Forbes was another comedy hit 
and it established Frank Mclntyre as a 
star. 

An amusing event was the arrival of 
two productions of Ferenc Molnar's play, 
"The Devil," on the night of August 18th. 
Harrison Grey Fiske and Henry W. Sav- 
age both claimed they had the rights, so 
they both produced the play. The Fiske 
production had George Arliss in the title 
role and it ran for 175 performances. 
Edwin Stevens played the lead in the 
Savage version which lasted for 87 per- 
formances, and in the cast was Theodosia 
de Cappet who later became Theda Bara, 
the famous screen vamp. 



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"MISS INNOCENCE" 



Lillian Russell turned her attention to 
drama and achieved a great personal suc- 
cess with "Wildfire." In her cast were 
Thurston Hall and a youngster named 
Ernest Truex. Irving Cummings was 
another young actor in her support who 
gained fame as a silent screen star and 
later as a film director. William A. Brady 
was having great success with "A Gentle- 
man From Mississippi," and it helped the 
prestige of both Thomas A. Wise and 
Douglas Fairbanks. "Paid In Full," a 
drama with Tully Marshall, Oza Waldrop 
and Lillian Albertson, was also a hit. E. 
H. Sothern appeared in a series of plays 
including a revival of one of his father's 
great successes, "Our American Cousin." 

Edgar Selwyn, who was establishing 
himself firmly as a leading man, wrote 
and acted in "Pierre of the Plains" with 
Elsie Ferguson, but it was only moder- 
ately successful. Other moderate suc- 
cesses were: Louis Mann in "The Man 
Who Stood Still," Henry E. Dixey in an 
Edith Ellis comedy, "Mary Jane's Pa," 
Wilton Lackaye in "The Battle," and a 
Clyde Fitch comedy, "Girls," starring 
Charles Cherry. 

In the musical comedy field, William 
Kolb and Max Dill, who had been called 
the Weber and Fields of the West Coast, 
tried their luck on Broadway in "Lone- 
some Town." Maude Lambert and Geor- 
gia O'Ramey were in the cast. An oper- 
etta called "A Waltz Dream" opened with 
Edward Johnson in the lead. This same 




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ERNEST TRUEX, LILLIAN RUSSELL, FRANK SHERIDAN in 
"WILDFIRE" 



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ADELINE GENEE in 
"THE SOUL KISS" 



LILLIAN ALBERTSON, TULIY MARSHALL MARGARET DALE, WILLIAM H. CRANE in 

in "PAID IN FULL" "FATHER AND THE BOYS" 



LINA ABARBANELL 




ROBERT EDESON 



EDGAR SELWYN 




E. M. HOLLAND, WILTON LACKAYE, JOSEPHINE 
VICTOR, H. B. WARNER in "THE BAHLE" 



ARTHUR HOOPS, JAMES K. HACKETT in 
"THE PRISONER OF 2ENDA" 





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Mr. Johnson went on to greater fame as a star and the head of 
the Metropolitan Opera Company. Adeline Genee, a dainty Dan- 
ish dancer, made her first New York appearance and scored in 
"The Soul Kiss." Her support included Ralph C. Herz, Florence 
Holbrook and Cecil Lean. Williams and Walker were starring in 
"Bandanna Land;" Edna Wallace Hopper was in the Cohan 
musical, "Fifty Miles From Boston;" Sam Bernard aided by 
Ethel Levey, Ada Lewis and Zelda Sears had success with 
"Nearly A Hero;" George M. Cohan and His Royal Family, as 
he billed them, were reunited in "The Yankee Prince;" "Three 
Twins" with Clifton Crawford and Bessie McCoy as the Yama 
Yama Girl was a big hit; Ziegfeld produced "Miss Innocence" 
with Anna Held, and his second revue, "Ziegfeld Follies of 1908," 
with Lucy Weston, Barney Bernard, Nora Bayes, Grace LaRue, 
Mile. Dazie, Jack Norworth, Harry Watson, Jr., Mae Murray, 
Florence Walton, Rosie Green and Gertrude Vanderbilt in the 
cast; the Shuberts with Lew Fields had a hit in "The Mimic 
World" with Lotta Faust, Charles King, Vernon Castle, Roy 
Atwell and George W. Monroe; Cohan and Harris Minstrels 



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GERTRUDE COGHLIN, FRANK MclNTYRE in 
"THE TRAVELING SALESMAN" 



GLADYS HANSON, E. H. SOTHERN in 
"OUR AMERICAN COUStN" 



EDGAR SELWYN, ELSIE FERGUSON in 
"PIERRE OF THE PLAINS" 



MARY MANNERING 




with George Evans, Eddie Leonard and Julian Eltinge in the 
cast was a quick failure and proved that this type of entertain- 
ment was on the wane; Hattie Williams in a musical, "Fluffy 
Ruffles," was supported by John Bunny and Violet Heming, mak- 
ing her New York debut; Master Gabriel with Joseph Cawthorn 
and Billy B. Van was in "Little Nemo," another musical based 
on a comic strip character; "The Girls of Cottenburg" featured 
Gertie Millar, an English favorite; Marie Cahill was in "The 
Boys and Betty;" Fritzi Scheff was appearing in "The Prima 
Donna," a comic opera by Victor Herbert and Henry Blossom; 
Eddie Foy was in "Mr. Hamlet of Broadway;" Richard Carle 
was in "Mary's Lamb;" Mabel Barrison starred in "The Blue 
Mouse;" "Sporting Days" was the spectacular musical produc- 
tion at the Hippodrome; in "The American Idea" cast were Trixie 
Friganza and George Beban; Louise Gunning was in "Marcelle," 
and "The Queen of the Moulin Rouge" had an interesting cast 
with Carter De Haven, Flora Parker, Patricia Collinge and 
Francis X. Bushman, who became an early screen idol. 



LOLA MAY, TOM WISE, DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS in 
"THE GENTLEMAN FROM MISSISSIPPI" 



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ELIZABETH BRICE, fRANKlYN ROBERTS, NEVA AYMAR, ETHEL LEVEY, 

SAM BERNARD, BURRELl BARBARETTl, DAISY GREENE, SAMUEL 

EDWARDS, ZEIDA SEARS in "NEARLY A HERO" 



GRACE LA RUE, NORA BAYES, LUCY V^ESTON, ANNABELLE 
WHITFORD in "ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1908" 




GEORGE M. COHAN AND CHORUS in 
"THE YANKEE PRINCE" 



BASEBALL GAME in "SPORTING DAYS" 
AT HIPPODROME 




HARRY CORSON CLARK, LOTTA FAUST in 
"THE MIMIC V/ORLD" 



MABEL BARRISON, HARRY CONOR in 
"THE BLUE MOUSE" 



TRIXIE FRIGANZA, GEORGE BEBAN in 
"THE AMERICAN IDEA" 



FRANK RUSHWORTH, LOUISE GUNNING ir 
"MARCELIE" 




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RUTH MAYCIIFFE, ZELDA SEARS, LAURA NELSON HALL, 
CHARLES CHERRY in "GIRLS" 



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"THE THIRD DEGREE" 



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"THE EASIEST WAY" 






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"THE DAWN OF TOMORROW" 



Eugene Walter's "The Easiest Way" was the first 
play of note to arrive in 1909. It opened January 
_ _ _ _ 19th and with its heroine, Frances Starr, won acclaim 
and served Miss Starr for two years. She revived it in 1921. 

The next week Eleanor Robson arrived in "The Dawn of To- 
morrow" and also met with success. This was Miss Robson's final 
appearance on the professional stage. In 1910 she married August 
Belmont, millionaire banker, and retired at the height of her 
career. In recent years she has been active in the affairs of the 
Metropolitan Opera Guild. 

Other popular plays of the year were: "The Third Degree" 
with Helen Ware, Edmund Breese and Wallace Eddinger, "The 
Climax," "The Fortune Hunter" with John Barrymore scoring 
his first hit, "The Passing of the Third Floor Back" with J. 
Forbes-Robertson, "Seven Days," "Is Matrimony A Failure?" 
with Jane Cowl playing her first important role; "Arsene Lupin" 
with William Courtenay and Doris Keane; and "The City" with 
Tully Marshall and Mary Nash. 

The biggest hits in the musical comedy field were "The Choco- 
late Soldier," "The Dollar Princess" with Donald Brian, "The 
Midnight Sons" with Lotta Faust, "The Beauty Spot" with Jef- 
ferson De Angelis and Marguerite Clark and "Havana" with 
James T. Powers. 

Among the stars, Nance O'Neil, ably supported by Julia Dean 
and Leo Ditrichstein, had great success under David Belasco's 
management with "The Lily;" Robert Hilliard was in the hit 
of his career. "A Fool There Was;" Margaret Anglin had suc- 



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"THE PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK" 



LOTTA FAUST in 
"THE MIDNIGHT SONS" 



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VIOLA ALIEN in 
"THE WHITE SISTER" 



LILLIAN RUSSELL, FREDERICK TRUESDELL in 
"THE WIDOW'S MIGHT" 



LAUREHE TAYLOR, GEORGE FAWCETT in 

"THE GREAT JOHN GANTON" 



DUSTIN FARNUM in 

"CAMEO KIRBY" 



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cess with "The Awakening of Helena Richie;" Viola Allen 
was supported by James O'Neill and William Farnum in "The 
White Sister;" John Drew still had Mary Boland as his leading 
lady in "Inconsistant George;" Guy Bates Post in "The Bridge;" 
Fannie Ward in "The New Lady Bantock;" Kyrle Bellew with 
Gladys Hanson and Eugene O'Brien was in "The Builder of 
Bridges;" Cyril Scott made the hit of his life in "The Lottery 
Man;" Grace George was in "A Woman's Way;" George Faw- 
cett with Laurette Taylor scored in "The Great John Ganton.' 

Other stars and their vehicles were Henrietta Crosman in 
"Sham," Olga Nethersole in "The Writing on the Wall," Bertha 
Galland in "The Return of Eve," William Collier in a revival of 
"The Man from Mexico," Maxine Elliott in "The Chaperon," 
Sidney Drew in "Billy," Walker Whiteside in "The Melting Pot," 
Lillian Russell in "The Widow's Might," Mabel Taliaferro billed 
as Nell for a time in "Springtime," Constance Collier in "Israel," 
Mildred Holland in "A Royal Divorce," William Faversham and 
Julie Opp in "Herod," Marie Tempest in "Penelope," Dustin 
Farnum in "Cameo Kirby," Mrs. Leslie Carter in "Kassa," Fran- 
cis Wilson in "The Bachelor's Baby," Robert Edeson in "The 



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"ARSENE LUPIN" 



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CHRYSTAL HERNE, GRANT STEWART, WALKER WHITESIDE, 
HENRY BERGMAN in "THE MELTING POT" 



EVA TANGUAY 



W. J. FERGUSON, LOUISE MACKINTOSH, JANE COWl, 
FRANK WORTHING in "IS MATRIMONY A FAILURE?" 



CYRIL SCOTT 




BERTHA GAILAND in 
"THE RETURN OF EVE" 



CHRrSTrNE NORMAN, CONSTANCE COLLIER in 
"ISRAEL" 



VALLI VALLI, DONALD BRIAN in 
"THE DOLLAR PRINCESS" 



WILLIAM FAVERSHAM in 
"HEROD" 



Noble Spaniard" with Ann Murdock in a small role, and Marie 
Doro in "The Richest Girl" with Elsa Maxwell, famous inter- 
national party giver, in a minor part. 

Robert B. Mantell was having a successful season in repertory 
of plays that included Shakespeare's "King John" which had 
not been seen in New York since the early 'Seventies when Junius 
Brutus Booth, Jr., played it. 

Elsie Ferguson was on her way to stardom in "Such A Little 
Queen." "Going Some" was a comedy hit and so were "The 
Girl From Rector's" and "The House Next Door" with J. E. 
Dodson and an upcoming young actress, Fania Marinoff. An- 
other young actress, Ethel Clayton, who became a silent film star, 
was appearing in "His Name on the Door." 

On November 6th, the New Theatre opened its doors. It was 
the nearest approach this country has come to a national theatre, 
having been built at great cost by thirty wealthy men. The enter- 
prise was under the direction of Winthrop Ames and the Messrs. 
Shubert, and the opening bill of the repertory was "Antony and 
Cleopatra" starring E. H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe. Other 
plays of interest produced in repertory at the New Theatre were 




FREDERICK ESMELTON, FRANK WORTHING, EVELYN ETHEL CLAYTON 

CARRINGTON, GRACE GEORGE, CHARLES STANLEY in ill 

"A WOMAN'S WAY" 





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"A FOOL THERE WAS" 



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JAMES T. POWERS, VIOLA KELLOGG in 
"HAVANA" 




, ,« HERBERT CORTHELL, WILLIAM HARRIGAN, MURIEL STARR, lAWRENCE 
1 1 2 """" „T OZA WALDROP, WALTER JONES in "GOING SOME- 



LOUISE DRESSER in 
'THE CANDY SHOP" 



ROBERT HOMANS, OSWALD VOR« GUY BATES POST, 
PEDRO DE CORDOBA in "THE NIGGER 



WHEAT, OZA WALDROP, 





HELEN HAYES in 
"OLD DUTCH" 



JOHN BARRYMORE in 
"A STUBBORN CINDERELLA" 



FLORA ZABELLE, RAYMOND HITCHCOCK in 
"THE MAN WHO OWNS BROADWAY" 



ROBERT B. MANTELL as 
"KING JOHN" 




LEW FIELDS in "OLD DUTCH" 
HELEN HAYES (left, sitting) 



THOMAS FINDLAY, FANIA MARINOFF In 
"THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR" 



OLGA NETHERSOLE, WILLIAM MORRIS, ROBERT T. HAINES in 
"THE WRITING ON THE WALL" 




Edward Sheldon's "The Nigger" with Annie Russell and 
Guy Bates Post, John Galsworthy's "Strife," and "The 
School for Scandal" with Grace George, Rose Coghlan, 
Louis Calvert, E. M. Holland, Matheson Lang and Olive 
Wyndham. 

Among the other musicals of the year were "Kitty 
Grey" with Julia Sanderson; Elsie Janis in "The Fair 
Co-ed;" "A Stubborn Cinderella" with Sallie Fisher 
and John Barrymore doing a song and dance in the 
one and only musical of his career; "The Candy Shop" 
with Maude Fulton, William Rock and Louise Dresser; 
Sam Bernard with Kitty Gordon in "The Girl and the 
Wizard;" Raymond Hitchcock in "The Man Who Owns 
Broadway;" Frank Daniels in "The Belle of Brittany;" 
Marie Dressier in "A Boy and a Girl;" Adeline Genee 
in "The Silver Star" and Lew Fields in "Old Dutch" 
with a little girl billed as Helen Hayes Brown making 
her Broadway bow. 

"The Ziegfeld Follies of 1909" had an imposing array 
of talent with Nora Bayes, Harry Kelly, Billie Reeves, 
Sophie Tucker, Gertrude Vanderbilt, Bessie Clayton, 
Jack Norworth, Lillian Lorraine, Mae Murray and, 
shortly after the opening, Eva Tanguay, who had been 
a vaudeville favorite, was added to the cast. 



H B. HUNTER, JULIA MARLOWE, E. H. SOTHERN, JESSIE BUSLEY in MAUDE FULTON, WILLIAM ROCK in 

"ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA" "THE CANDY SHOP" 



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JOHN DREW, MARY 
BOLAND in "SMITH" 



LAWRENCE REA, CHRISTIE 
MacDONALD in "THE SPRING MAID 



WILLETTE KERSHAW, FORREST 
WINANT in "THE COUNTRY BOY" 



LEO DITRICHSTEIN, JANET 
BEECHER in "THE CONCERT" 



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FRANK MONROE, EARLE BROWNE, ALMA SEDLEY, H. B. WARNER, 
LAURETTE TAYLOR in "ALIAS JIMMY VALENTINE- 



LEO DITRICHSTEIN 



FRANCES RING, HALE HAMILTON (left) in 
"GET-RICH-QUICK WALLINGFORD" 



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Judging from the length of its run, "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" 
was the greatest success of 1910. It opened in September and ran 

_ through the following year piling up 424 performances. Cohan 

and Harris, the producers, also sent several companies on tour, and it was a 
popular play with the stock companies. Hale Hamilton, Frances Ring, Edward 
Ellis, Fay Wallace and Grant Mitchell were in the original New York com- 
pany. Among the other big hits of the year were "Alias Jimmy Valentine" 
with H. B. Warner and Laurette Taylor, "Madame X" with Dorothy Don- 
nelly, "Baby Mine" with Marguerite Clark and Ernest Glendinning, "The 
Country Boy" with Willette Kershaw and Forrest Winant, "Mother" with 
Emma Dunn, "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" with Edith Taliaferro and 
Ralph Kellard, "The Concert" with Leo Ditrichstein, "The Gamblers" with 
Jane Cowl, and "Pomander Walk." 

The musical hits were "Madame Sherry" starring Lina Abarbanell, 
"Naughty Marietta" with Emma Trentini, "Alma, Where Do You Live?" 
with Kitty Gordon, "The Spring Maid" starring Christie MacDonald, "The 
Arcadians" with Frank Moulan and Julia Sanderson and "The Old Town" 
starring Montgomery and Stone. In the cast were Allene Crater, whom Fred 
Stone had married in 1906, and a young Brooklyn girl named Peggy Wood 
making her Broadway debut. 

Among the stars and their plays were Otis Skinner in "Your Humble 
Servant," William Collier in "A Lucky Star," Blanche Bates was "Nobody's 




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EDITH STOREY, ERNEST TRUEX, ARCHIE BOYD, EDITH 
TALIAFERRO in "REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM " 



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EDITH TALIAFERRO 



WILLIAM ELLIOTT, DOROTHY DONNELLY, ROBERT P. GIBBS, 
ROBERT DROUET, L. ROGERS LYTTON In "MADAME X" 




MARGUERITE CLARK, ERNEST GlENOINNING, IVY TROUTMAN, 
WALTER JONES in "BABY MINE" 



ERNEST GLENDINNING 



JANE COWL, CHARLES STEVENSON, GEORGE NASH in 
"THE GAMBLERS" 




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SARAH BERNHARDl 



PHYLLIS YOUNG, WILLIAM COLLIER, WALLACE WORSLEY, PAULA MARR, 
KATHARINE MUIKINS in "A LUCKY STAR" 



ETHEL BARRYMORE in 
"MID-CHANNEL" 




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EDGAR KENT, DOROTHY PARKER, LENNOX 
PAWLE in "POMANDER WALK" 



JULIA SANDERSON in 
"THE ARCADIANS" 



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MARK SHORT, MARY MANNERING, CHARLES RICHMAN in 
"A MAN'S WORLD" 




HARROLD, EMMA BLANCHE BATES, BRUCE McREA in 

"NAUGHTY MARIETTA" "NOBODY'S WIDOW" 



Widow," Maxine Elliott in "The Inferior Sex," 
Billie Burke in "Mrs. Dot," Ethel Barrymore 
in "Mid-Channel," Mary Mannering in "A 
Man's World," Mabel Barrison in "Lulu's Hus- 
band," Charles Cherry in "The Spitfire," Louis 
Mann in "The Cheater," Clara Lipman in "The 
Marriage of a Star," John Drew in "Smith," 
Douglas Fairbanks in "The Cub," Kyrle Bellew 
in "The Scandal," Marie Doro in "Electricity," 
May Irwin in "Getting a Polish," Mrs. Leslie 
Carter in "Two Women," Wallace Eddinger in 
"The Aviator," Olga Nethersole in "Mary Mag- 
dalene" and Mrs. Patrick Campbell in "The 
Foolish Virgin." None of these plays were par- 
ticularly outstanding but served as vehicles for 
the stars. William Gillette was playing in a 
series of revivals of his own plays: "Sherlock 
Holmes," "The Private Secretary," "Secret 
Service," "Too Much Johnson" and "Held By 
The Enemy." 

Sarah Bernhardt was on one of her many 
farewell tours. Lou Tellegen was her leading 
man and it was his first appearance in America. 
Sothern and Marlowe were giving Shake- 
speare's plays in repertoire. Nazimova was 
appearing in the first New York production of 
Ibsen's "Little Eyolf." Maude Adams was play- 
ing "As You Like It" at the Greek Theatre in 
Berkeley, Calif. The New Theatre's outstand- 
ing production was Maeterlinck's "The Blue- 
bird" with Margaret Wycherly, Louise Closser 



RUTH SHEPLEY, DOUGLAS 
FAIRBANKS in "THE CUB" 



MONTGOMERY & STONE in 
"THE OLD TOWN" 



OLGA NETHERSOLE, EDWARD MACKAY in 
"AAARY MAGDALENE" 





LINA ABARBANEIL as 
"MADAME SHERRY" 



BASIL HALLAM, FRED KERR, BILLIE BURKE, KATE 
MEEK in "MRS. DOT" 



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"LULU'S HUSBAND" 




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MAY IRWIN, GEORGE FAWCETT in 
"GEniNG A POLISH" 



"THE BLUE BIRD" 



DOROTHY DONNELLY as 
"MADAME X" 





Hale, Irene Browne and Gladys Hulette. Among their repertory this year 
were "Twelfth Night" with Annie Russell, Louis Calvert and Matheson Lang; 
"The Winter's Tale" with Edith Wynne Matthison, Henry Kolker and Rose 
Coghlan; and "A Son of the People" with John Mason and George Fawcett. 

Among the interesting revivals were Mrs. Fiske with Holbrook Blinn in 
"Pillars of Society," Marie Tempest and Elsie Ferguson in "Caste," Wilton 
Lackaye, John Mason, Marguerite Clark and Florence Roberts in "Jim, the 
Penman" and "Diplomacy" with Charles Richman, Chrystal Heme and 
Milton Sills. 

The musicals and their stars on the boards included "The Jolly Bachelors" 
with Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth, Blanche Ring in "The Yankee Girl," 
"Madame Troubadour" with Grace LaRue, Marie Dressier in "Tillie's Night- 
mare," "The Mikado" with Fritzi Scheff, Andrew Mack, Jefferson DeAngelis, 
Christie MacDonald and Christine Nielson, Lew Fields in "The Summer 
Widowers" with little Helen Hayes, "The Ziegfeld Follies of 1910" with 
Lillian Lorraine, Bert Williams and Fannie Brice, Eddie Foy in "Up and 
Down Broadway," Pauline Chase in "Our Miss Gibbs," Sam Bernard in 
"He Came From Milwaukee," "The Girl in the Train" with Vera Michelena, 
Marie Cahill in "Judy Forgot," "The Girl in the Taxi" with Carter De Haven, 
Adeline Genee in "The Bachelor Belles" and Lulu Glaser in "The Girl and 
the Kaiser." 



MARIE CAHILL 




MARIE CAHILL, ARTHUR STANFORD in 
"JUDY FORGOT" 




IDA CONQUEST, ROBERT T. HAINES, NAZIMOVA, 
BRANDON TYNAN in "LITTLE EYOLF" 



JACK NORWORTH FANNIE BRICE 



LOUIS MANN, MATHILDE COTTRELLY, EMILY ANN 
WELLMAN in "THE CHEATER" 




WALLACE EDDINGER in 
I 20 "THE AVIATOR" 



WILLIAM GILLETTE in 
"SECRET SERVICE," "HELD BY THE ENEMY," "SHERLOCK HOLMES" 



LULU GLASER, THOMAS RICHARDS in 
"THE GIRL AND THE KAISER" 



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IIIA RHODES, GEORGE M. COHAN in 
"THE LITTLE MILLIONAIRE" 



MAUDE ADAMS in 
"CHANTECLER" 





CHARLES RICHMAN, JULIA DEAN in 
"BOUGHT AND PAID FOR" 



ANN MURDOCK in 
"EXCUSE ME" 



The Star system was still an important factor m 1911, but nl 

the ten plays (including musicals) achieving the longest run ^ 

of the year in New York, less than half had players with stai 

billing. The ten, with their number of performances were: "Bought an-: 

Paid For" (431) , "Bunty Pulls the Strings" (391) "The Pmk Lady^ 312 

"Disraeli" (280), "The Woman" (247); "The Garden of Allah (241 

"The Quaker Girl" (240) , "The Return of Peter Grimm (231) , Ihe LiU< 

Millionaire" (192), "Kismet" (184)^GeorgeArliss starred in Disrael^^^ 

David Warfield was the star of "The Return of Peter Grimm, Otis Skinne) 

starred in "Kismet" while George M. Cohan's name was above the title o 

"The Little Millionaire." "The Garden of Allah" cast included Mary Man 

neriuK, a great star, and Lewis Waller, a romantic English star, but evidentl; 

Liebler and Co., the producers, thought the play w^ '""'^ ^JaTd "Ova 

they were not given star billing. "The Deep Purple," Excuse Me and Ove 

Nii" were the only other plays that ran over 150 performances and non 

of them boasted a star. Many of these plays had players who later achieve. 

stardom and fame. Julia Dean, Frank Craven and Charles Richman were i: 

"Bought and Paid For." Hazel Dawn skyrocketed to fame from The Fin 

Lady/' Mary Nash in "The Woman," Ina Claire and Olga Petrova in Th 

Quaker Girl," Ann Murdock in "Excuse Me " Margaret Lawrence in Ove 

Night," Richard Bennett and Catherine Calvert in "The Deep Purple a 

became stars of various magnitude. 




NAZIMOVA, FRANK GILMORE in 
"THE MARIONETTES" 



WILLIAM FAVERSHAM in 
"THE FAUN" 




MOLLY PEARSON, EDMUND BERESFORD in 
"BUNTY PULLS THE STRINGS" 



Other stars and their plays in 1911 were: Rose Stahl in "Maggie Pepper,"' 
Mrs. Fiske in "Mrs. Bumpstead-'Leigh" and a revival of "Becky Sharp," 
Edgar Selwyn in "The Arab," William Faversharp in "The Faun," Maude 
Adams in "Chantecler," Holbrook Blinn in "The Boss," Henry Miller in "The 
Havoc," Constance Collier and Tyrone Power in "Thais," John Mason in 
"As A Man Thinks," Henrietta Crosman in "The Real Thing," John Drew in 
A Single Man," Margaret Anglin in "Green Stockings," Billie Burke in 
The Runaway," Nazimova in "The Marionettes," Elsie Ferguson in "The 
First Lady in the Land," William H. Crane in "The Senator Keeps House," 
Margaret lllington in "Kindling," Helen Ware in "The Price," Frank Mcln- 
tyre with Willette Kershaw in "Snobs," Viola Allen in "The Lady of Coven- 
try," William Collier in "Take My Advice" and Chauncey Olcott in "Barry 
of Ballymore." 

Ethel Barrymore appeared in a revival of Pinero's "Trelawney of the 
W^ells" with Constance Collier, Lawrence D'Orsay and Eugene O'Brien in 
ler cast. Later she revived "Alice-Sit-By-The-Fire" and as a curtain raiser 
used "The Twelve Pound Look," a one-act Barrie play which proved popular 
for her later in vaudeville. Charles Cherry was starring in "Seven Sisters," 
;hough Lauretta Taylor, his leading lady, received most of the acclaim. 
'Everywoman," a morality play, was widely discussed. Laura Nelson Hall 
n the title role was supported by Patricia Collinge, Wilda Bennett and 
Frederic de Belleville. 




GEORGE ARLISS in 
"DISRAELI" 




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MOLLY PEARSON in 
"BUNTY PULLS THE STRINGS" 



MARGUERITE ST. JOHN, GEORGE , __ 
ARLISS in "DISRAELI" '23 




HAROLD VOSBURGH, MARY NASH in 
"THE WOMAN" 



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ADA DWYER, EMMETT CORRIGAN, WILLIAM A. NORTON, RICHARD BENNETT, 
CATHERINE CALVERT in "THE DEEP PURPLE" 




An all star revival of "The Lights 0' 
London" blazed with Holbrook Blinn, 
Doris Keane, Douglas Fairbanks, Mar- 
guerite Clark, William Courtenay, Tom 
Wise, Charles Richman, Leonore Harris, 
Jeffreys Lewis, Lawrence D'Orsay and 
Thomas Q. Seabrooke. "Ben Hur" was 
also revived with Richard Buhler in the 
title role. And an "H.M.S. Pinafore" re- 
vival had an impressive cast with Marie 
Cahill, De Wolf Hopper, Henry E. Dixey, 
Louise Gunning, Alice Brady, George 
Macfarlane and Eugene Cowles. 

Douglas Fairbanks later appeared in 
"A Gentleman of Leisure" with George 
Fawcett and Ruth Shepley. Richard Ben- 
nett was steadily gaining in stature as an 
actor in "Passers-By." In "The Great 
Name" with Henry Kolker was a young 
actress, just getting started, named Ruth 
Chatterton. "The Million" was a popular 
comedy with Taylor Holmes, Irene Fen- 
wick and Eugene O'Brien. Ibsen's "The 
Lady From The Sea" was presented in 
New York for the first time with Hedwig 
Reicher playing the title role. 

George Beban, a dialect comedian in 
musicals since Weber and Fields Music 
Hall days, was appearing in "The Sign 
of the Rose." It did not go as a four act 
play but later he had great success with 
it as a one-act vaudeville skit and also as 
a motion picture. 

The Irish Players made their first New 
York appearance in November. The 
company included Sara AUgood, Cath- 
leen Nesbitt, J. M. Kerrigan, Una O'Con- 
nor and Arthur Sinclair. Among the 
plays presented were Shaw's "The Shew- 
ing of Blanko Posnet," St. John Ervine's 
"Mixed Marriage," and J. M. Synge's 
"The Shadow of the Glen," "The Well of 
the Saints," "Riders to the Sea" and "The 
Playboy of the Western World." During 
the opening of the latter play there was 



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"EXCUSE ME" with ANN MURDOCK (third from right) 



WILLIAM H. CRANE, EVA FLOWER in 
"THE SENATOR KEEPS HOUSE" 




JANET DUNBAR, THOMAS MEIGHAN, DAVID WARFIELD, JOHN SAINPOLIS in 
"THE RETURN OF PETER GRIMM" 



DAVID WARFIELD in 
"THE RETURN OF PETER GRIMM 



OTIS SKINNER in 
"KISMET" 



quite a disturbance in the gallery when 
partisan Irishmen showed their objec- 
tions to certain lines by throwing pota- 
toes and booing. 

Madame Simone, well-known French 
actress, was making her first American 
appearance in a revival of "The Thief." 
while Sarah Bernhardt and her company 
were trouping in repertoire. Shakespeare 
was well represented with three repertory 
companies headed by E. H. Sothern and 
Julia Marlowe, Robert B. Mantell and 
John E. Kellerd. Mr. Kellerd included 
"Oedipus Rex" in his repertory and his 
company included Lillian Kingsbury, 
Vubrey Boucicault and Viola Fortescue. 
I' ritz Leiber and Genevieve Hamper were 
newcomers to Mr. Mantell's company. 
The New Theatre productions included 
''Vanity Fair" with Marie Tempest, Louis 
Calvert, Rose Coghlan, Gail Kane, Olive 
Wyndham and Stewart Baird: "The 
Piper" with Edith Wynne Matthison, 
Frank Gilmore, Thais Lawton and Olive 
Oliver; and "The Arrow Maker" with 
Miss Matthison, E. M. Holland and Reg- 
inald Barlow. This was the last season of 
this organization. Winthrop Ames and 
the Shuberts resigned and in October, 
renamed the Century Theatre, it opened 
with "The Garden of Allah." 

The "Ziegfeld Follies of 1911" had a 
talented cast including Bessie McCoy, 
Bert Williams, the Dolly Sisters, Leon 
Errol, Fannie (she was spelling it Fanny 
at this time) Brice, Harry Watson, Jr., 
Lillian Lorraine, George White and Vera 
Maxwell. 

Gaby Deslys, famous French musical 
comedy actress, made her American de- 
but at the Winter Garden under the Shu- 
bert's management in "The Revue of 
Revues" on September 27th. Two months 
later at the same house she appeared in 
"Vera Violetta." The cast had many un- 




FRANKLYN HURLEIGH, MARY MANNERING, LEV^flS WALLER in 

"THE GARDEN OF ALLAH" 1 25 



OLIVE OLIVER 



INA CLAIRE 



JOHN MASON 



LEONORE HARRIS 



WILLIAM H. CRANE 



RITA JOLIVET 



PERCY HASWELL 





MAE WEST 



RAYMOND 



HITCHCOCK MARIE TEMPEST CHARLES CHERRY 



LAURA NELSON HALL AND COMPANY in 
"EVERYWOMAN" 




TYRONE POWER, CONSTANCE COLLIER in 
"THAIS" 



CLIFTON CRAWFORD, OLGA PETROVA, INA CLAIRE in 
"THE QUAKER GIRL" 

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HARRISON HUNTER, HELEN WARE in WILLETTE KERSHAW. FRANK MclNTYRE in 

"THE PRICE" "SNOBS" 




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IVY HERZOG, RICHARD BENNEn in 
"PASSERS-BY" 



ARTHUR ALBRO, MARGUERITE SYIVA in 
"GYPSY LOVE" 



FLORINE ARNOLD, MRS. FISKE in 
"MRS. BUMPSTEAD-LEIGH" 



EMILY STEVENS, HOLBROOK BLINN 
"THE BOSS" 





CATHERINE CALVERT JOSEPH -SANTIEY 



WILLIAM FARNUM, MARY MILES MINTER, DUSTIN FARNUM in 
"THE LinLEST REBEL" 



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ELIZABETH FIRTH, DONALD BRIAN, JULIA 
SANDERSON in "THE SIREN" 



ROSE STAHL, FREDERICK TRUESDELL in 
"MAGGIE PEPPER" 



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MARGARET ANGLIN, H. REEVES 
SMITH in "GREEN STOCKINGS" 



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GERTRUDE BRYAN in 
"LITTLE BOY BLUE" 



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RALPH HERZ in 
"DOCTOR DE LUXE" 



GRACE VAN STUDDIFORD, 

GEORGE LEON MOORE in 

"PARADISE OF MAHOMET" 



ROBERT WARWICK in 
"THE BALKAN PRINCESS" 



'ELSIE FERGUSON, ORME CALDARA in 
"THE FIRST LADY IN THE LAND" 



MacFARLANE, MARIE CAHILL in SHELDON LEWIS, HEDWIG REICHER in 

"H.M.S. PINAFORE" "THE LADY FROM THE SEA" 



knowns who became famous as Al Jolson, Mae West, Belle Baker, Frank 
Tinney, Barney Bernard, Jose Collins, Stella Mayhew and Melville Ellis. A 
one-act water ballet called "Undine" and featuring Annette Kellerman was 
also part of the show. 

Musicals were: Elsie Janis in "The Slim Princess;" "Marriage a la Carte" 
with EmmyWehlen; Grace Van Studdiford in "The Paradise of Mahomet;" 
Lew Fields in "The Hen-Pecks;" Louise Gunning with Robert Warwick in 
"The Balkan Princess;" Richard Carle in "Jumping Jupiter" with Edna 
Wallace Hopper, Ina Claire, Jeanne Eagels and Natalie Alt; "La Belle 
Paree" with Kitty Gordon, Al Jolson, Stella Mayhew, Mitzi Hajos, Barney 
Bernard, Mile. Dazie and Dorothy Jardon; Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth 
in "Little Miss Fix-It;" Ralph Herz in "Dr. De Luxe;" Mabel Kite in "A 
Certain Party;" Valeska Suratt in "The Red Rose;" John Hyams and Leila 
Mclntyre in "The Girl of My Dreams;" Donald Brian with Julia Sanderson 
in "The Siren;" Julian Eltinge in "The Fascinating Widow;" "The Kiss 
Waltz" with Flora Zabelle, Robert Warwick, Elsa Ryan, Adele Rowland and 
Eva Davenport; "The Never Homes" with George W. Monroe, Joseph Sant- 
ley and Helen Hayes; Fritzi Schefl in "The Duchess;" "Gypsy Love" with 
Marguerite Sylva; Kitty Gordon in "The Enchantress;" Raymond Hitchcock 
m "The Red Widow;" "Little Boy Blue" with Gertrude Bryan, Otis Harlan 
and Maude Odell; Grace LaRue in "Betsy;" and "The Wedding Trip" with 
Dorothy Jardon, Edward Martindel and Fritzi Von Busing. 

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HARRY TANSEY, HENRY KOLKER, RUTH 
CHATTERTON in "THE GREAT NAME" 



AS THE BRIDE 



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JULIAN ELTINGE in 
"THE FASCINATING WIDOW" 



AS THE BATHING GIRL 




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MARGARET ILLINGTON, BYRON BEASLEY in 
"KINDLING" 



MARY MILES MINTER in 
"THE LITTLEST REBEL" 



J. M. KERRIGAN, EILEEN O'DOHERTY, U. WRIGHT, KATHLEEN 

DRAGO, J. A. ROURKE, SYDNEY J. MORGAN, SARA 

ALLGOOD in "RIDERS TO THE SEA" 




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BESSIE McCOY and the DAFFYDIL GIRLS in 
"ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1911" 



LEON 


THE DOLLY 


CECIL KERN, RICHARD BUHLER, LILLIAN LAWRENCE, 


ERROL 


SISTERS 


ALICE HAYNES, ROSE BRANDER in 
Revival of "BEN HUR" 



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lAURETTE TAYLOR as PEG 



Top-Scene from "PEG O' MY HEART" 

Cenfer-LAURETTE TAYLOR in "BIRD OF PARADISE" 

Bottom-MISS TAYLOR, LEWIS STONE 




MARY BARTON, ARNOLD LUCY in 
"FANNY'S FIRST PLAY" 



GLADYS HULETTE. MARIE PAVEY, ALICE BRAOY. BEVERLY WEST in 
"liniE WOMEN" 



WARBURTON GAMBLE, AURIOL LEE in 

"MILESTONES" 



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ROBERT MILLIARD in 
"THE ARGYLE CASE" 



The year 1912 saw Lauretta Taylor and Jane Cowl 
win stardom. Early in the year Miss Taylor had quite 
a success in "The Bird of Paradise" with Guy Bates 
Post and Lewis S. Stone, but near the end of the year she opened 
in "Peg 0' My Heart," a mild little comedy by J. Hartley Man- 
ners, her husband. She had the longest run (603 performances) 
of her career with it, and she revived it in 1921. Mary Turner in 
"Within the Law" was one of Jane Cowl's great roles and the 
play was a smash hit, running 541 performances. Many com- 
panies of these plays trouped the land. 

The other long run plays of the year were G. B. Shaw's 
"Fanny's First Play," "Milestones," "A Butterfly on the Wheel" 
with Madge Titheradge, "Officer 666" with Wallace Eddinger 
and Vivian Martin, "Little Women" with Alice Brady, "The 
Argyle Case" starring Robert Hilliard, the Drury Lane success 
"The Whip" with John Halliday and Leonore Harris, and "Years 
of Discretion" with Effie Shannon, Herbert Kelcey, Lyn Harding 
and Bruce McRae. 

The long run musicals were "Oh! Oh! Delphine" starring 
Frank Mclntyre, "The Lady of the Slipper" co-starring Mont- 
gomery and Stone with Elsie Janis, "The Rose Maid," and "A 
Winsome Widow" with the Dolly Sisters, Frank Tinney, Mae 
West, Kathleen Clifford, Leon Erro!, Charles King, Emmy 
Wehlen and Elizabeth Brice. 

Among the interesting events was the dramatization of "Oliver 
Twist" with Nat C. Goodwin, Marie Doro, Constance Collier, 
Lyn Harding and Olive Wyndham; the Max Reinhardt produc- 
tion of "Sumurun," a pantomime in nine tableaux with the com- 





JANE COWL in 
"WITHIN THE LAW" 



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VIAN MARTIN, PERCY AMES, CAMILLA CRUME, WALLACE EDDINGER, 
RUTH MAYCLIFFE in "OFFICER 466" 




MADGE TITHERADGE, 

CHARLES QUARTERMAINE in 

"A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEEL" 



Scene from "WITHIN THE LAW" 
JANE COWL and ORME CALDARA at left 



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NAT C. GOODWIN 
as FAGIN 



CONSTANCE COLLIER, LYN HARDING, NAT C. GOODWIN, CHARLES ROGERS, 
PERCIVAL VIVIAN, MARIE DORO in "OLIVER TWIST" 



MARIE DORO 
as OLIVER TWIST 




EFFIE SHANNON, LYN HARDING, BRLJCE McREA, HERBERT KELCEY in 
YEARS OF DISCRETION" 



EFFIE SHANNON 



OSWALD YORKE, DORIS KEANE, JOHN BARRYMORE 
"THE AFFAIRS OF ANATOL" 





FAY TEMPIETON, WEBER AND FIELDS, LILLIAN RUSSELL in 
"HOKEY-POKEY" 



plete company from the Deutsches Theatre, Berlin ; a production of Strind- 
berg's "The Father" with Warner Oland and Rosalind Ivan; "The Affairs 
of Anatol" by Arthur Schnitzler with John Barrymore, Doris Keane, Mar- 
guerite Clark and Gail Kane; "The Yellow Jacket," a Chinese play, with 
Juliette Day, George Relph, Antoinette Walker, Schuyler Ladd, Grace Valen- 
tine, Reginald Barlow and Chamberlain Brown who later became an actor's 
agent; a dramatized version of Grimm's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" 
which Starred Marguerite Clark and was played for 72 matinee performances 
only; John E. Kellerd broke Edwin Booth's record of playing "Hamlet" two 
more than Booth's one hundred performance record; "Hindle Wakes" with 
Emilie Polini and Roland Young; "Stop Thief," a Cohan and Harris farce, 
with Richard Bennett, Mary Ryan, Vivian Martin and Frank Bacon; Win- 
throp Ames' production of John Galsworthy's "The Pigeon" with Pamela 
Gaythorne; and David Belasco's production of "The Governor's Lady" with 
Gladys Hanson, Emmett Corrigan, Emma Dunn, Milton Sills and Stuart 
Walker. 

Mme. Simone, over from France, was appearing in "The Return to Jeru- 
salem" with Arnold Daly, "The Lady of Dreams" with Margaret Wycherly 
and Julian L'Estrange, and "Frou-Frou." Lewis Waller, over from England, 
appeared in "Monsieur Beaucaire," "The Explorer," "Discovering America" 
and "Henry V." 






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Weber and Fields reunited for'"Hokey-Pokey," a musical potpourri with 
Lillian Russell, William Collier, Fay Templeton, Bessie Clayton, Frankie 
Bailey, Ada Lewis and George Beban, all alumni of their old Music Hall days. 

The revivals included "45 Minutes from Broadway" with George M. Cohan 
and Sallie Fisher; all star productions of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Patience" 
with Marie Doro, De Wolf Hopper, Cyril Scott, Christine Nielson, Alice 
Brady and Eugene Cowles and "H.M.S. Pinafore," "The Mikado" and "The 
Pirates of Penzance;" "Man and Superman" with Robert Loraine; "Julius 
Caesar" with William Faversham, Frank Keenan, Tyrone Power and Julie 
Opp; Maude Adams in "Peter Pan;" and Annie Russell and her Old English 
Company in "She Stoops to Conquer," "The Rivals" and "Much Ado About 
Nothing" in repertory. 

The stars and the plays they were in included James K. Hackett in "The 
Grain of Dust;" Tully Marshall in "The Talker" with Pauline Lord making 
her first Broadway appearance; Louis Mann in "Elevating a Husband;" 
Gertrude Elliott in "White Magic;" Charlotte Walker in "The Trail of the 
Lonesome Pine" with William S. Hart; Ethel Barrymore in Barrie's "A 
Slice of Life" with John Barrymore and Hattie Williams, preceded by a 
revival of "Cousin Kate" with Miss Barrymore and Mrs. Thomas Whiffen; 
iMrs. Fiske in "Lady Patricia" and later "The High Road;" Henry Kolker in 



TULLY MARSHALL LILLIAN LORRAINE WALLACE EDDINGER ANNIE RUSSELL 




CHARLES KING, ELIZABETH BRICE, EMMY WEHLEN, HARRY CONOR, 
IDA ADAMS, CHARLES J. ROSS, KATHLEEN CLIFFORD In 
"A WINSOME WIDOW" 



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NAZIMOVA in 
BELLA DONNA" 



CHARLES BRYANT, NAZiMOVA in 
"BELLA DONNA" 



MME. SIMONE, JULIAN L'ESTRANGE in 
"THE LADY OF DREAMS" 



MARY BOLAND, JOHN DREW In 
"THE PERPLEXED HUSBAND" 



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"The Greyhound ; " Walker Whiteside with Florence Reed in "The Typhoon ; " 
Charles Hawtrey in "Dear Old Charlie;" William Courtenay in "Ready 
Money;" John Drew with Mary Boland in "The Perplexed Husband;" Billie 
Burke in "The 'Mind-the-Paint' Girl;" John Mason with Martha Hedman 
in "The Attack;" George M. Cohan in "Broadway Jones;" Sothern and 
Marlowe i n Shakespearean repertory ; Frances Starr in "The Case of Becky ; " 
Viola Allen in "The Daughter of Heaven;" Douglas Fairbanks in "Haw- 
thorne of Iht- 1 .S.A.;" Nazimova in "Bella Donna;" William Collier in 
"Never Say Dif>;" John Emerson in "The Conspiracy." 

The musicals an 1 their stars were Eddie Foy in "Over the River;" "The 
Rose of Panama"' wiUi Thapine, Forrest Huff and Fay Bainter; Marie Cahill 
in "The Opera Bali ;"' ' U hirl of Society" with Al Jolson, Jose Collins, Barney 
Bernard, Stella Mayhew, Blossom Seeley, Lawrence D'Orsay and Kathleen 
Clifford; Blanche Ring in "The Wall Street Girl;" James T. Powers in "Two 




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BERNARD GRANVILLE, JOSIE SADLER, HARRY WATSON, JR., CHARLES JUDELS, 

LIlllAN LORRAINE, GRACE DuBOISE, LEON ERROL 

in "ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1912" 




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JULIETTE DAY, GEORGE RELPH and COMPANY 
"THE YELLOW JACKET" 



JOHN E. KELLERDas 

"HAMLET" 




PAULINE LORD, TULLY MARSHALL in 
"THE TALKER" 



SHELLEY HULL, MRS. FISKE 
"LADY PATRICIA" 




PAMELA GAYTHORNE, RUSS WHYTAL, SIDNEY 
VALENTINE in "THE PIGEON" 



ETHEL and JOHN BARRYMORE 
"A SLICE OF LIFE" 



FRANK BACON, RUTH CHESTER, WILLIAM BOYD, VIVIAN MARTIN, 

H. C. BRADLEY, RICHARD BENNETT, MARY RYAN, PERCY AMES, 

LOUISE WOODS in "STOP THIEF" 



Little Brides;" "The Passing Show of 1912" with Willie and Eugene Howard, 
Trixie Friganza. Charlotte Greenwood, Adelaide and Hughes, Anna Wheaton, 
Harry Fox and Jobyna Howland; "Hanky Panky" with Florence Moored 
William Montgomery and Max Rogers; Richard Carle in "The Girl from 
Montmarte;" "The Merry Countess" with the Dolly Sisters, Jose Collins and 
Martin Brown; "The Count of Luxembourg" with Ann Swinburne and Frank 
Moulan; "Ziegfeld Follies of 1912" with Bert Williams, Leon Errol, Lillian 
Lorraine, Bernard Granville and Ray Samuels who later became known as 
the Blue Streak of vaudeville; Gertrude Hoffmann in "Broadway to Paris" 
with Louise Dresser, Maurice, Florence Walton and Irene Bordoni in her 
first Broadway appearance; Emma Trentini in "The Firefly;" and Sam 
Bernard with Adele Ritchie in "All For The Ladies." 



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BUSTER COlllER, WIILIAM COILIER in 
"NEVER SAY DIE" 



JOHN EMERSON in 
"CONSPIRACY" 



LEWIS WALLER in 
"THE EXPLORER" 



EVA DAVENPORT, MARIE DORO, DE WOLF 
HOPPER in "PATIENCE" 




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DAVID C. MONTGOMERY 



GAIL KANE 



CHARLES RICHMAN 




DOLLY SISTERS, MARTIN BROWN in 
( "THE MERRY COUNTESS" 



MRS. FISKE, BARRETT CLARK, FREDERICK PERRY in 
"THE HIGH ROAD" 



JAMES T. POWERS, FRANCES CAMERON 
"TWO LITTLE BRIDES" 



HENRY MILLER, RUTH CHATTERTON in 
"THE RAINBOW" 




1 MONTGOMERY, FLORENCE 
MOORE in "HANKY PANKY" 



DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, IRENE FENWICK 
"HAWTHORNE OF THE U. S. A.'' 



ANNIE RUSSELL, FRANK REICHER i 
"MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING" 



MARGARET GREENE, WILLIAM 
COURTENAY in "READY MONEY" 




* E FISHER, GEORGE M. COHAN 
MINUTES FROM BROADWAY" 



RALPH AUSTIN, GERTRUDE HOFFMANN, JAMES C 
MORTON in "BROADWAY TO PARIS" 



LEWIS WALLER, HENRY STANFORD in 
"MONSIEUR BEAUCAIRE" 



HARRY C. BROWN, FRAfJCES STARR, 
ALBERT BRUNING in 137 

"THE CASE OF BECKY" 




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DORIS KEANE in "ROMANCE" 
with WILLIAM COURTENAY 



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iAIL KANE, PURNELl B. PRATT, WALLACE EDDINGER, ROY FAIRCHILD 
MARTIN L. ALSOP, JOSEPH ALLEN, CLAUDE BROOKE in 
"SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE" 



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ALEXANDER CARR, BARNEY BERNARD in 
"POTASH AND PERLMUTTER" 




FORREST WINANT, IRENE 

FENWICK in 
"THE FAMILY CUPBOARD" 



MARY NASH, VINCENT 
SERRANO in "THE LURE" 






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LLIAN GISH, WILDA BENNETT, CLAIRE BURKE, MARY PICKFORD, 
REGINA WALLACE, GEORGIA FURSMAN, EDNA GRIFFIN in 
"THE GOOD LITTLE DEVIL" 



"Romance," a sentimental 
drama by Edward Sheldon, 
proved to be one of the most 
popular plays of the decade, and the 
radiant performance of Doris Keane as 
Mme. Cavallini skyrocketed her to fame 
and stardom. She played it for two years 
in this country then went to London where 
she had a record-breaking run of four 
years. Returning to America, she toured 
again with it in 1919. William Courtenay 
created the role of Bishop Armstrong. In 
London the part was played by two pop- 
ular English actors, Owen Nares and 
Basil Sydney who became Miss Keane's 
husband. 

"Potash and Perlmutter," a comedy 
by Montague Glass based on stories in 
the Saturday Evening Post, achieved the 
longest run (441 performances) of any 
play opening in 1913. Barney Bernard 
played Abe Potash while Alexander Carr 
was Mawruss Perlmutter. "Seven Keys 
to Baldpate," a popular mystery farce 
by George M. Cohan and with Wallace 
Eddinger and Gail Kane, had the second 
longest run. Other successes of the year 
were "A Good Little Devil" with Mary 
Pickford, William Norris, Ernest Truex 
and Lillian Gish; "Joseph and His 
Brethren," a Biblical spectacle, with Paul- 
ine Frederick, Brandon Tynan and James 
O'Neill; Arthur Hopkins' initial produc- 
tion, "Poor Little Rich Girl" with Viola 
Dana; "The Family Cupboard" with 
Irene Fenwick, Alice Brady and Forrest 
Winant; "At Bay" with Chrystal Heme 
and Guy Standing; "The Master Mind" 
with Edmund Breese; "The Lure" with 
Mary Nash and Vincent Serrano; "Near- 
ly Married," a farce written by Edgar 
Selwyn and with Bruce McRae, Ruth 
Shepley, Jane Grey and Virginia Pear- 
son; "Today" with Emily Stevens and 
Edwin Arden; "The Marriage Game" 
with Alexandra Carlisle, Vivian Martin, 
Charles Trowbridge, and Alison Skip- 
worth; "The Misleading Lady" with 
Lewis Stone and Inez Buck; "The Things 
That Count" with Alice Brady, Howard 
Estabrook and Edna Wallace Hopper; 
and "Fine Feathers," a Eugene Walter 
play, with Robert Edeson, Wilton Lack- 
aye, Rose Coghlan and Max Figman. 

As usual, the stars were playing in a 
variety of attractions. John Drew, assist- 
ed by Mary Boland and Laura Hope 
Crews, played "Much Ado About Noth- 
ing" before starring in "The Tyranny of 
Tears." Marie Doro and Charles Cherry 
co-starred in "The New Secretary." 
Chauncey Olcott was in Rida Johnson 
Young's "The Isle 0' Dreams." May Ir- 
win delighted her following in "Widow 
By Proxy." H. B. Warner was becoming 
a matinee idol in "The Ghost Breaker." 
John Mason had Martha Hedman as his 
leading lady in both "Liberty Hall" and 
"Indian Summer." Richard Bennett cre- 
ated quite a stir in "Damaged Goods," a 
drama about the effects of syphilis that 



ELLIOTT DEXTER, KATHARINE LaSAlLE, 
EDMUND BREESE in "THE MASTER MIND" 



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WILLIAM COLLIER OLIVE WYNDHAM 



JOHN DREW 



EDNA GOODRICH 



BRANDON TYNAN, PAULINE FREDERICK in 1<Sg 
"JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHREN" ''^ 




ETHEl BARRYMORE, CHARLES 
CHERRY in "TANTE" 



JANET BEECHER, lYN HARDING !n 
"THE GREAT ADVENTURE" 



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lEO DITRICHSTEIN, ISABEL IRVING in WILLIAM COURTENAY, FLORENCE REED in 
140 "THE TEMPERAMENTAL JOURNEY" "THE GIRL AND THE PENNANT" 



INEZ BUCK, LEWIS S. STONE in 
"THE MISLEADING LADY" 



was backed by the Medical Review of Reviews. Olive Wyndham had the 
lead in the Owen Davis play "What Happened to Mary." BiUie Burke was 
in "The Amazons," a Pinero play, and Shelley Hull was her leading man 
in both this and Somerset Maugham's "The Land of Promise" in which she 
starred later in the year. Marguerite Clark had little luck with "Are You A 
Crook?," a farce, but later she charmed her public in "Prunella," a fantasy. 
Her vis-a-vis was Ernest Glendinning. John Barrymore and Mary Young 
had the leads in "Believe Me, Xantippe." 

Other stars and their vehicles were: Tom Wise in "The Silver Wedding, 
Julia Dean in "Her Own Money," Margaret Wycherly in "The Fight," Leo 
Ditrichstein with Isabel Irving in "The Temperamental Journey," William 
Collier in "Who's Who," Fannie Ward in "Madam President," Edna Good- 
rich in "Evangeline," Lyn Harding with Janet Beecher in "The Great Ad- 
venture," William Courtenay with Florence Reed in "The Girl and the 
Pennant," Ethel Barrymore in "Tante," Arnold Daly with Maire O'Neill in 
"General John Regan," Henrietta Crosman in "The Tongues of Men,'^ 
Elsie Ferguson in "The Strange Woman," Fiske O'Hara in "In Old Dublin,' 
Bertha Kalich in "Rachel" and Frances Starr with Robert Warwick in "The 

Secret." 

Cyril Maude, famous English actor, made his American debut November 
3rd in "The Second in Command," the same play John Drew acted in 190L 
Two weeks later he opened in "Grumpy" with which he had great success. 
His daughter, Margery Maude, was in his company. 

The Irish Players returned for another season of repertory. Sothern and 



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ROBERT WARWICK, FRANCES STARR in 
"THE SECRET" 



CYRIL MAUDE in 
"GRUMPY" 



MARGUERITE CLARK, ERNEST GLENDINNING in 
"PRUNELLA" - 




MAY IRWIN 




THOMAS CONKEY, 

CHRISTIE MacDONALD in 

"SWEETHEARTS" 






RUTH SHEPLEY, JANE GREY, BRUCE McRAE, MARK SMITH, 
JOHN WESTLEY in "NEARLY MARRIED" 



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KATHERINE EMMETT, H. B. WARNER in 
"THE GHOST BREAKER" 






CHRISTIE MacDONALD in 
"SWEETHEARTS" 



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Marlowe were playing Shakespearean repertory and J. Forbes-Robertson 
with Gertrude Elliott also played many of their famous roles in a season of 
repertory. 

Holbrook Blinn organized what he called the Princess Players with Willette 
Kershaw, Francine Larrimore, Edward Ellis, Emilie Polini, Harrison Ford, 
Charlotte Ives, May Buckley and Harry Mestayer. They put on a series of 
one-act plays. During the spring season the plays presented were "The 
Switchboard," "Fear," "Fancy Free," "Any Night" and "A Tragedy of the 
Future." In the fall they did "The Eternal Mystery" by George Jean Nathan, 
"The Bride," "The Fountain," "A Pair of White Gloves" and others. 

Among the revivals were Mrs. Leslie Carter in "The Second Mrs. Tan- 
queray," Edith Wynne Matthison and Ben Greet in "Everyman," Grace 
George in "Divorcons," William and Dustin Farnum with Elsie Ferguson, 
Chrystal Heme and Vincent Serrano in "Arizona," Fritzi Schefl in "Mile. 
Modiste" with Peggy Wood in her cast, David Warfield in "The Auctioneer" 
with Marie Bates and George Le Guere, and "The Henrietta," originally 
produced and acted by Stuart Robson and William H. Crane, was retitled 
"The New Henrietta" with Crane playing his old role, Douglas Fairbanks in 

I the Robson role and Amelia Bingham with Patricia Collinge in the cast. 
The biggest musical hits were "High Jinks" and "Adele." Also popular 

|were Christie MacDonald in Victor Herbert's "Sweethearts;" Julia Sander- 

'son with Joseph Cawthorn in "The Sunshine Girl;" Donald Brian in "The 
Marriage Market;" "The Honeymoon Express" with Gaby Deslys, Al Jolson, 

J Fannie Brice, Yanci Dolly and Harry Pilcer; "The Purple Road" featuring 




JOHN BARRYMORE, MARY YOUNG in 
"BELIEVE ME, XANTIPPE" 



MARIE DORO, CHARLES CHERRY in 
"THE NEW SECRETARY" 




ALICE GALE, TOM WISE in 
"THE SILVER WEDDING" 



CHAUNCEY OLCOTT, JENNIE 

LAMONT in 

"THE ISLE O' DREAMS" 




FRANCINE LARRIMORE, EDWARD ELLIS, HARRISON FORD, 
WILLEHE KERSHAW in "ANY NIGHT" 



HOLBROOK BLINN in 
"THE BRIDE" 



HOLBROOK BLINN, WILLETTE KERSHAW 
WITH THE PRINCESS PLAYERS 



JACK DEAN, FANNIE WARD in 
"MADAM PRESIDENT" 




ELSIE FERGUSON, 
142 '^"^^"^ FARNUM in 
"ARIZONA" 



JULIA DEAN, ERNEST GLENDINNING In 
"HER OWN MONEY" 



KATHLEEN 
CLIFFORD 



PATRICIA COLLINGE, WILLIAM H. CRANE, DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, 
AMELIA BINGHAM in "THE NEW HENRIETTA" 




LEW FIELDS in 
"ALL ABOARD" 



CHARES KING, GEORGIA CAINE, EDWIN STEVENS, PAULINE HALL, FRANK 

POLLOCK, CARL GANTVOORT, (seated) ALICE ZEPPILLI, JAMES T. 

POWERS, LINA ABARBANELL in 'THE GEISHA" 




BURRELL BARBARETTO, ELAINE 
lAMMERSTEIN in "HIGH JINKS' 



JOSEPH CAWTHORN, JULIA 
SANDERSON in "THE SUNSHINE GIRL 




UGH CAMERON, SALLY DALY, WM. MONTGOMERY, MYRTLE GILBERT, MAX 

ROGERS, DOROTHY JARDON, BOBBY NORTH, FLORENCE MOORE, HARRY 

COOPER, VIRGINIA EVANS, GEORGE WHITE, FLO MAY in 

"TMP PIPACMDr CCC^CDC" 



Valli Valli and with Clifton Webb in a minor role; Lew Fields in "All 
Aboard" with Lawrence D'Orsay, Zoe Barnett, Carter De Haven and Flora 
Parker; "Ziegfeld Follies of 1913" with Bessie Clayton, Charles King, John 
Charles Thomas, Charlotte Greenwood, Mollie King and May Boley; Joseph 
Santley in "When Dreams Come True;" Richard Carle and Hattie Williams 
in "The Doll Girl;" Bessie Abbott in "Rob Roy;" "Her Little Highness" with 
Mitzi Hajos; "The Pleasure Seekers" with Florence Moore, Max "Rogers, 
Dorothy Jardon and George White; "The Little Cafe" with Hazel Dawn; 
"The Madcap Duchess" with Ann Swinburne; De Wolf Hopper in "Hop 0' 
My Thumb" with Texas Guinan in the cast; "The Girl in the Film" with 
Emmy Wehlen; Marie Dressler's All Star Gambol, arranged and compiled 
by Marie Dressier and starring her with Jefferson De Angelis; and a revival 
of "The Geisha" with James T. Powers, Lina Abarbanell, Edwin Stevens 
and Carl Gantvoort. 

Vaudeville had come into its own with such illustrious headliners as Sarah 
Bernhardt, Lillian Russell, Olga Nethersole, Blanche Walsh, Henry Woodruff, 
Eva Tanguay, Alice Lloyd, Harry Houdini, also Belle Baker, Adele Ritchie, 
Joe Welch, Fred and Adele Astaire, Elizabeth Murray, Cissie Loftus, Valeska 
Suratt, Laddie Cliff. Adele Blood, Lulu Glaser, Sophie Tucker, Reine Davies, 
Kathleen Clifford and Rae Samuels. 



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JOHN DREW 




WILL DEMING, SIDNEY SEAWARD, JOHN COPE 

GRANT MITCHELL, RUTH SHEPIEY in 

"IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE" 



MARY RYAN, CONSTANCE WOLFE, 

FREDERICK PERRY in 

"ON TRIAL" 



MADGE KENNEDY, JOHN WESTLEY, GEORGIE LAWRENCE, CHARLES 

JUDELS, MABEL ACKER, RAY COX, JOHN CUMBERLAND in 

"TWIN BEDS" 



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RALPH MORGAN, LILY CAHILL, WILLIAM COURTENAY in 
"UNDER COVER 



INEZ PLUMMER, FRANK CRAVEN in 
"TOO A*ANY COOKS" 



FRANK BACON, ADA OILMAN, GAIL KANE, JAMES C. MARLOWE, 
GEORGE NASH in "THE MIRACLE MAN" 



RUTH CHATTERTON in 
"DADDY LONG-LEGS" 



"On Trial," besides being one of the outstanding hits 
of 1914, was the first play to employ the flashback 
technique being used in films. Elmer Reizenstein, a 
young lawyer, was so successful with his first play he gave up his 
law practice and, with his name shortened to Elmer Rice, took 
up playwriting as a profession. Other hits of the year were 
"Twin Beds," a farce that brought Madge Kennedy into the 
public eye; "It Pays To Advertise," a Cohan and Harris comedy 
with Ruth Shepley, Will Deming, Grant Mitchell and Louise 
Drew, John Drew's daughter, prominent in the cast; "Under 
Cover" with William Courtenay, Lola Fisher, Ralph Morgan, 
Phoebe Foster and Lucile Watson ; "Daddy Long Legs," a drama- 
tization of Jean Webster's popular book, with Ruth Chatterton in 
the lead ; "The Law of the Land" with Julia Dean, George Faw- 
cett and Milton Sills; "The Miracle Man" with Gail Kane, George 
Nash and Frank Bacon; "Too Many Cooks," a comedy by and 
with Frank Craven; "A Pair of Sixes," a farce with Ann Mur- 
dock, Hale Hamilton and Maude Eburne; "The Dummy," a 
comedy with Edward Ellis, Ernest Truex and Joyce Fair, a child 
actress who grew up to be Clare Booth Luce, playwright and 
politician ; and "A Pair of Silk Stockings," a comedy produced 
by Winthrop Ames. 

A. H. Woods, one of the outstanding producers of this period, 
had quite a few hits. In January, he produced "The Yellow 
Ticket" with John Mason, Florence Reed, John Barrymore, Em- 




JOHN BARRYMORE, JOHN MASON, 
MACY HARLAM, FLORENCE REED in l^e 
"THE YEllOW TICKET" ^^ 




JOYCE FAIR, ERNEST TRUEX in 
"THE DUMMY" 



CAROLINE BAYIEY, KENNETH DOUGLAS in 
"A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS" 



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JANE GREY, JOHN BARRYMORE, FORREST WINANT in 
"KICK IN" 



PAULINE FREDERICK in 
"INNOCENT" 




EUGENE O'BRIEN, MOLLY MclNTYRE in 
"KITTY MAC KAY" 



MILTON SILLS, JULIA DEAN in 
"THE LAW OF THE LAND" 



VIOLET HEMING, 

MARGARET ILLINGTON 

in "THE LIE" 



MAUDE ADAMS, C. AUBREY SMITH in 
"THE LEGEND OF LEONORA" 



MARY BOLAND in 
"MY LADY'S DRESS" 




VERA STEWART 

MICHELENA BAIRD 





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JULIAN ELTINGE, MAIDEL TURNER, JAMES C. SPOTTSWOOD, 

WALTER HORTON, CHARLES P. MORRISON in 

"THE CRINOLINE GIRL" 



mett Corrigan and Julian L'Estrange heading an imposing cast. 
Later in the year he presented John Barrymore in a crook melo- 
drama, "Kick In," supported by Jane Grey, Forrest Winant and 
Katherine Harris who became the first Mrs. John Barrymore 
"The Song of Songs," put on in late December, also had a fine 
cast with Dorothy Donnelly, John Mason, Irene Fenwick, Tom 
Wise, Ernest Glendinning, Forrest Winant and Cyril Keightley. 
Julian Eltinge, Woods' greatest money-making star, was appear- 
ing in "The Crinoline Girl." Al Woods built and named the 
Eltinge Theatre after this bright star. He also starred Lew Fields 
in "The High Cost of Loving." His other attractions included 
"Innocent" with Pauline Frederick and "He Comes Up Smiling" 
with Douglas Fairbanks and Patricia CoUinge. 

William Elliott, popular young actor, turned producer with 
two successes to his credit. They were "Kitty MacKay," a Scotch 
comedy with Molly Mclntyre and handsome Eugene O'Brien, 
and "Experience," an allegorical melodrama with Mr. Elliott 
playing the lead role of Youth. Later Ernest Glendinning took 
over the role for the road. 

Charles Frohman's roster of stars were having a busy year. 
Maude Adams was appearing in Barrie's "The Legend of 
Leonora." John Drew and Ethel Barrymore were co-starring in 
a revival of "A Scrap of Paper" with Mary Boland. Later Mr. 
Drew appeared in "The Prodigal Husband" with Helen Hayes in 
his cast. William Gillette, Blanche Bates and Marie Doro were 
starring together in a revival of "Diplomacy." Ann Murdock 



'.V. '^■" 



mKER WHITEb'i 
in MR. WU" 



PATRICIA COLIINGE, DOUGIAS FAIRBANKS in 
"HE COMES UP SMILING" 



CHARLES RICHMAN, CHARLES 

RUGGLES. LOIS MEREDITH in 

"HELP WANTED" 



HENRY KOLKER,' 

GRACE VALENTINE in 

"HELP WANTED" 




RITA JOLIVET, HENRY E 

JEROME PATRICK in 
"A THOUSAND YEARS AGO 



CYRIL KEIGHTLEY, 

IRENE FENWICK in 

"THE SONG OF SONGS" 




GUY BATES POST, 

JANE SALISBURY in 

OMAR, THE TENTMAKER 



with Charles Cherry, and Mrs. Thomas Whiffen were in "The 
Beautiful Adventure." Billie Burke still had Shelley Hull as her 
leading man in "Jerry." William Collier had Paula Marr, his 
wife, and Buster Collier, now billed as William Collier, Jr., with 
him in "A Little Water on the Side." G. B. Shaw's "Pygmalion" 
was having its first presentation in this country with Mrs. 
Patrick Campbell and Philip Merivale in the leading roles. "A 
Thousand Years Ago," a romantic fable of the ancient Orient, 
proved interesting theatre fare with Rita Jolivet, Henry E. Dixey, 
Fania Marinoff, Jerome Patrick and Sheldon Lewis. Mabel and 
Edith Taliaferro were co-starring together for the first time in 
"Young Wisdom," a Rachel Crothers' comedy. Guy Bates Post 
was having a successful starring engagement with "Omar, the 
Tentmaker." Lou Tellegen, Sarah Bernhardt's leading man, co- 
starred with Dorothy Donnelly in "Maria Rosa" and it was his 
first appearance in English. Chauncey Olcott's vehicle was 
"Shameen Dhu." William Faversham played lago in a revival 
of "Othello" with Constance Collier, Cecilia Loftus and R. D. 
MacLean. Later he had success in "The Hawk" with Mile. 
Gabrielle Dorziat, Conway Tearle and, in a lesser role, Richard 
Dix who became a film star. Phyllis Neilson-Terry made her first 
American appearance in "Twelfth Night" with Henry E. Dixey 
playing Malvolio. Jack Lait, a Chicago newspaperman, had 
written a play, "Help Wanted." With Henry Kolker and Grace 
Valentine, it had great success in that city. In New York, Charles 
Richman, Lois Meredith and Charles Ruggles were in the cast. 




GEORGE W. HOWARD, IVY TROUTMAN, GEORGE PARSONS, 

HALE HAMILTON, ANN MURDOCK, MAUDE EBURNE in 

"A PAIR OF SIXES" 




GEORGE NASH, OLGA PETROVA, MIITON SllLS in 
"PANTHEA" 



MARY BOIAND, CHARLES DALTON, ETHEL BARRYMORE, 
JOHN DREW in "A SCRAP OF PAPER" 



MRS. PATRICK CAMPBELL, PHILIP MERIVALE, 
MRS. EDMUND GURNEY in "PYGMALION" 




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HELEN HAYES, JOHN DREW in 
THE PRODIGAL HUSBAND" 



ROSE STAHL 



VIVIAN MARTIN, LEW FIELDS In 
"THE HIGH COST OF LOVING" 



JOBYNA HOWLAND, WAITER JONES, TAYLOR HOLMES, 
MARJORIE WOOD in "THE THIRD PARTY" 



Margaret Anglin revived "As You Like 
It," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Twelfth 
Night" and later "Lady Windermere's 
Fan." Grace George was in a revival of 
"The Truth" with Conway Tearle, Isabel 
Irving, Zelda Sears and a young man 
named Guthrie McClintic playing a mes- 
senger. Taylor Holmes had a hit with 
"The Third Party." Fritzi Scheff was ap- 
pearing in "Pretty Mrs. Smith." 

Other stars and their plays were Leo 
Ditrichstein with Laura Hope Crews in 
"The Phantom Rival," Mary Boland in 
"My Lady's Dress," Walker Whiteside in 
"Mr. Wu," Rose Stahl in "A Perfect 
Lady," Elsie Ferguson in "Outcast," Na- 
zimova in "That Sort," Otis Skinner in 
"The Silent Voice," Marie Tempest in a 
revival of "The Marriage of Kitty," Mar- 
garet lllington in "The Lie," Olga 
Petrova in "Panthea" and Marie Dressier 
in "A Mix-Up," a farce with Bert Lytell 
and Evelyn Vaughan, two young players 
who had great success in a San Francisco 
stock company. 

The musical comedy hits were "Chin- 
Chin" starring Montgomery and Stone, 
Victor Herbert's "The Only Girl" with 
Wilda Bennett, Thurston Hall and Ernest 
Torrence, and "Watch Your Step" fea- 
turing Irene and Vernon Castle who had 
become the rage as a dance team. Other 
popular dance teams at this time were 
Maurice and Florence Walton, Carl Hy- 
son and Dorothy Dickson and John Mur- 
ray Anderson with his wife, Genevieve 
Lyon. Other musicals that scored were 
"Sari" with Mitzi Hajos; "The Whirl of 
the World" with Eugene and Willie How- 
ard, Lillian Lorraine, Ralph Herz and 
Bernard Granville; "Queen of the Mov- 
ies" with Valli Valli, Alice Dovey and 
Frank Moulan; Blanche Ring in "When 
Claudia Smiles;" "The Midnight Girl" 
with Margaret Romaine who was Hazel 
Dawn's sister; Gaby Deslys and Sam 
Bernard in "The Belle of Bond Street;" 
Raymond Hitchcock in "The Beauty 
Shop;" Julia Sanderson, Donald Brian 
and Joseph Cawthorn in "The Girl from 
Utah;" "Dancing Around" with Al Jol- 
son, Doyle and Dixon, Kitty Doner, Earle 
Foxe and Clifton Webb; "The Lilac 
Domino" with Eleanor Painter and John 
E. Hazzard; Hazel Dawn in "The Debu- 
tante;" Emmy Wehlen in "Tonight's the 
Night" with Fay Compton and Iris Hoey, 
two well-known English actresses ; George 
M. Cohan and William Collier in "Hello 
Broadway," and "Lady Luxury" with Ina 
Claire. The "Ziegfeld Follies of 1914" 
cast included Bert Williams, Ed Wynn, 
Ann Pennington, Vera Michelena, Ger- 
trude Vanderbilt, Leon Errol, Kay Laurell 
and Gladys Feldman. "The Passing Show 
of 1914" featured Jose Collins, Bernard 
Granville and Marilyn Miller making 
her first New York appearance other 
than vaudeville. 

The vaudeville headliners of the year 
included Gus Edwards' act featuring 
Cuddles, who became Lila Lee of films, 
and Georgia Price, and Victor Moore 
with his wife, Emma Littlefield. 



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MADGE KENNEDY 



"TWIN BEDS" 



DOUGLAS STEVENSON, 

HELEN FALCONER in 

"CHIN-CHIN" 



LAURA HOPE CREWS, 

LEO DITRICHSTEIN in 

"THE PHANTOM RIVAL" 



NAZIMOVA 



"THAT SORT" 




EDITH AND MABEL 

TALIAFERRO in 
YOUNG WISDOM" 



VICTOR MOORE & 
EMMA LITTLEFIELD 



ELEANOR PAINTER, 

WILFRED DOUTHITT in 

"THE LILAC DOMINO" 



ANNA ORR, RAYMOND 

HITCHCOCK, TESSA KOSTA 

in "THE BEAUTY SHOP' 




BILLIE BURKE, SHELLEY HULL in 
"JERRY" 



MRS. THOMAS WHIFFEN 



MARIE DRESSLER, BERT lYTELl in 

"A MIX-UP" 149 




1AZEL DAWN, STEWART BAIRD, MAUDE 
ODEIL in "THE DEBUTANTE" 



ELIZABETH BRICE, CHARLES KING, IRENE CASTLE, VERNON CASTLE, FRANK TINNEY, 

SALLIE FISHER, HARRY KELLY, ELIZABETH MURRAY In "WATCH YOUR STEP" 



FRITZI SCHEFF, SYDNEY GRANT in 
"PRETTY MRS. SMITH" 




SAM BERNARD, GABY DESLYS in 
"THE BELLE OF BOND STREET" 



CHARLES MEAKINS, MITZI HAJOS in 
"SARI" 



BERNARD 
GRANVILLE 



THURSTON HALL, WILDA BENNETT In 
"THE ONLY GIRL" 



FAY COMPTON, EMMY WEHLEN, 

IRIS HOEY in 

"TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT" 




MITZI HAJOS in 
"SARI" 



GEORGE MacFARlANE, 
MARGARET ROMAINE in 
"THE MIDNIGHT GIRL" 



CUDDLES (LILA LEE), T. ROY BARNES, ALICE DOVEY, 

GEORGIE PRICE JOSE COLLINS in VALLI VALLI in 

"THE PASSING SHOW OF 1914" "The QUEEN of the MOVIES" 



BUSTER COLLIER, 

PAULA MARR, 
WILLIAM COLLIER 



BLANCHE RING 

in 

"WHEN CLAUDIA SMILES 











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MONTGOMERY & STONE in 
"CHIN-CHIN" 



JOSEPH CAWTHORN, JULIA SANDERSON, DONALD BRIAN in 
"THE GIRL FROM UTAH" 



GEORGE M. COHAN in 
"HELLO, BROADWAY" 




LEO DITRICHSTEIN in 
"THE GREAT LOVER" 




JULIA ARTHUR in 
"THE ETERNAL MAGDALENE" 



MARGARET ANGLIN in 
"MEDEA" 



OTIS SKINNER in 
■COCK O' THE WALK" 



The First World War was raging in Europe, and 
while the United States still remained neutral, the 
troubled conditions somewhat affected our theatre. 
Fewer productions reached the boards and generally it was not 
a good year. An important event was the organization of the 
Washington Square Players by a group of ambitious amateurs 
and semi-professionals. They rented the small Bandbox Theatre 
on 57th Street and presented mostly one-act plays, charging only 
fifty cents admission. This venture resulted in the establishment 
of the Theatre Guild four years later. Among the plays presented 
were "Interior" and "A Miracle of St. Anthony" by Maeterlinck, 
"A Bear" by Tchekov, "My Lady's Honor" by Murdock Pem- 
berton, "The Clod" by Lewis Beach, "Helena's Husband" by 
Philip Moeller, "Overtones" by Alice Gerstenberg and "The Red 
Cloak" by Josephine A. Meyer and Lawrence Langner. Among 
the players were Helen Westley, Philip Moeller, Florence En- 
right, Glenn Hunter, Frank Conroy, Mary Morris, Roland Young, 
Margaret Mower and Lydia Lopokova. 

The hit plays of 1915 were: "The Boomerang," a comedy 
David Belasco produced with Wallace Eddinger, Ruth Shepley, 
Arthur Byron and Martha Hedman; "Fair and Warmer," a farce 
with Madge Kennedy, Ralph Morgan, Janet Beecher and Hamil- 




GRACE GEORGE in 
"MAJOR BARBARA" 



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JOHN ARTHUR, 

FRANCINE LARRIMORE 

in "SOME BABY" 



ETHEL BARRYMORE 



"THE SHADOW" 



MARJORIE RAMBEAU, 

PETER De CORDOBA in 

"SADIE LOVE" 



ROSE STAHL 



"OUR MRS. McCHESNEY" 




JOHN DREW, 

ALEXANDRA CARLISLE 

in "ROSEMARY" 



GLENN HUNTER 



"THE CLOD" 



MR. & MRS. CHARLES 

HOPKINS in 
"TREASURE ISLAND" 



RUTH SHEPLEY, ARTHUR BYRON, MARTHA HEDMAN, WALLACE 
EDDINGER in "THE BOOMERANG" 




WILLIAM BOYD, MARGARET ANGLIN in 
"BEVERLY'S BALANCE" 



FRANCES STARR, JEROME PATRICK in 
"MARIE-ODILE" 



JANE COWL, ORME CALDARA in 
"COMMON CLAY" 



HOLBROOK BLINN, LILLIAN AlBERTSON 
in "MOLOCH" 




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GLENN HUNTER, FLORENCE ENRIGHT, ROLAND YOUNG, 

CHARLES EDWARDS with WASHINGTON SQUARE PLAYERS 

in "THE RED CLOAK" 



ton Revelle; "Hit-the-Trail-Holiday," a farce written by George 
M. Cohan for his brother-in-law, Fred Niblo; "Common Clay," 
an A. H. Woods production with Jane Cowl and John Mason; 
"The Great Lover," a comedy by Frederick and Fanny Hatton 
starring Leo Ditrichstein ; "The House of Glass" with Mary 
Ryan; "Sinners," an Owen Davis play with Alice Brady, Robert 
Edeson, Charles Richman, Emma Dunn, Florence Nash and 
John Cromwell who became a famous film director; "The Un- 
chastened Woman" which Oliver Morosco produced with Emily 
Stevens, Willette Kershaw, Christine Norman and Hassard 
Short; "Abe and Mawruss," a sequel to "Potash and Perlmutter" 
and later retitled "Potash and Perlmutter in Society," and 
"Treasure Island" produced by Charles Hopkins with himself, 
Mrs. Charles Hopkins and Oswald Yorke. 

In September Grace George began a season of repertory that 
ran into the spring of 1916. Among the plays presented were 
revivals of "Captain Brassbound's Conversion," "The Liars" and 
"The New York Idea," and, for the first time, Shaw's "Major 
Barbara" and "The Earth" by James Bernard Fagan. Miss 
George's company included Conway Tearle, Mary Nash, Robert 
Warwick, Louis Calvert, Charlotte Granville, Ernest Lawford, 
John Cromwell and Guthrie McClintic who became a famous 





VIVIAN TOBIN 



LENORE ULRIC 



lARK TAYLOR, 

MAY IRWIN in in in 

. 33 WASHINGTON SQ.'"ALICE in WONDERLAND" "THE MARK OF THE BEAST' 



JASPER 

in 

"YOUNG AMERICA' 



GARETH HUGHES 



"MOLOCH" 



CREIGHTON HALE 



"MOLOCH" 





BENNY SWENNY, PERCY HELTON, 
JASPER in "YOUNG AMERICA" 



w 



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MOLLY PEARSON, 
WHITFORD KANE in 
"HOBSON'S CHOICE" 




GRACE GEORGE, ERNEST LAWFORD in 
"MAJOR BARBARA ' 



LOU TELLEGEN in 
"THE WARE CASE" 



producer and director and-^ married Katharine Cornell. 

There was a season of repertory at Wallack's Theatre with 
Shaw's "Androcles and the Lion" and "The Doctor's Dilemma," 
both presented for the first time in this country. Also given was 
Anatole France's "The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife" with 
the settings of Robert Edmond Jones starting him on the road 
to fame. Other repertoire included Robert B. Mantell and his 
company. 

Arnold Daly revived Shaw's "Candida," "You Never Can 
Tell," and "Arms and the Man," while William Gillette revived 
"Sherlock Holmes" and "Secret Service" again. 

William A. Brady presented a series of Gilbert and Sullivan 
revivals. Other revivals were "Rosemary" starring John Drew, 
"The Critic" with B. Iden Payne, Emilie Polini and Whitford 
Kane, "Trilby" with Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Wilton Lackaye, Leo 
Ditrichstein, Rose Coghlan, Burr Mcintosh and Taylor Holmes; 
"A Celebrated Case" with Nat C. Goodwin, Otis Skinner, Flor- 
ence Reed, Robert Warwick, Helen Ware, Eugene O'Brien and 
Ann Murdock, and Maude Adams in "Peter Pan" with Ruth 
Gordon making her first New York stage appearance in this 
revival. 

The stars and their vehicles included : Effie Shannon and Her- 



EMMA DUNN, ALICE BRADY in 
"SINNERS" 



n 



FRED NIBLO, KATHERINE LoSALLE in 
"HIT-THE-TRAIL-HOLIDAY" 



O' 




WILLETTE KERSHAW, LOUIS BENNISON, HASSARD SHORT, 

EMILY STEVENS, CHRISTINE NORMAN, H. REEVES-SMITH in 

"THE UNCHASTENED WOMAN" 



153 




ROBERT WARWICK, FLORENCE REED, FREDERIC da BELLEVILLE, HELEN WARE, NAT C. GOODWIN, 

OTIS SKINNER, ANN MURDOCK, ELITA PROCTOR OTIS, EUGENE O'BRIEN, 

MINNA GALE HAYNES in "A CELEBRATED CASE" 



MARY ALDEN, 



GERTRUDE BECKLEY, 
"WAR BRIDES" 



NAZIMOVA in 




VIOLET HEMING, FELIX KREMBS, WILLIAM 
COURTENAY in "UNDER FIRE" 



MARY RYAN, THOMAS FINDLAY, FRANK M. THOMAS 
in "THE HOUSE OF GLASS" 



MARIE BATES, DAVID WARFIEID 
"VAN DER DECKEN" 



WILLIAM HODGE, GERTRUDE HITZ in 
"THE ROAD TO HAPPINESS" 




bert Kelcey in "Children of Earth;" Frances Starr in "Marie- 
Odile;" Lou Tellegen in "Taking Chances" and later "The Ware 
Case;" Louis Mann in "The Bubble;" Margaret Anglin in "Bev- 
erly's Balance" and in August she won acclaim playing "Medea," 
"Electra" and "Iphigenia in Aulis" at the Greek Theatre in 
Berkeley, California; May Irwin in "No. 33 Washington 
Square;" Julian Eltinge in "Cousin Lucy;" William Hodge in 
"The Road to Happiness;" Marie Tempest in "The Duke of 
Killicrankie" and Barrie's one-act "Rosalind;" Holbrook Blinn 
in "Moloch;" E. H. Sothern in "The Two Virtues;" Ethel Barry- 
more in "The Shadow" and later the dramatized Edna Ferber 
stories, "Our Mrs. McChesney," which Rose Stahl also played 
on the road; Julia Arthur in "The Eternal Magdalene;" Otis 
Skinner in "Cock o' the Walk" and David Warfield in "Van Der 
Decken." 

Other popular plays were: "The White Feather" with Leslie 
Faber; "Inside the Lines" with Lewis S. Stone and Carroll 
McComas; Alice Gerstenberg's version of "Alice in Wonderland" 
with Vivian Tobin; "A Full House" with May Vokes; "Under 
Fire" with William Courtenay, Violet Heming and Frank Cra- 
ven; "Some Baby" with Francine Larrimore; "Rolling Stones" 



ROSE COGHLAN, TAYLOR HOLMES, PHYLLIS NEILSON-TERRY, LEO 

DITRICHSTEIN, GEORGE MocFARLANE, BURR MclNTOSH, BRANDON 

TYNAN, WILTON LACKAYE in "TRILBY" 




154 



I ARNOLD LUCY, O. P. HEGGIE, NICHOLAS 
HANNEN in "THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA" 



O. P. HEGGIE in 
"ANDROCLES AND THE HON" 




- HOWARD, MARILYN MILLER in PRUDENCE O'SHEA, ROBERT PITKIN in 

iE PASSING SHOW OF 1915" "AROUND THE MAP" 



JOSEPH SANTLEY, GABY DESLYS in 
"STOPI LOOK! IISTENI" 



DE WOLF HOPPER in 
"YEOMEN OF THE GUARD" 




NAT 
WILLS 



MARGUERITE NAMARA, JOHN CHARLES THOMAS, 
JOSE COLLINS in "ALONE AT LAST" 



WILL ROGERS 



JANE OAKER, JULIAN ELTINGE, LEO DONNELLY in 
"COUSIN LUCY" 





with Harrison Ford, Charles Ruggles and Marie Carroll; "Young 
America" with Otto Kruger, Peggy Wood, Percy Helton and 
Jasper, a dog actor who scored; "Hobson's Choice" with Molly 
Pearson and Whitford Kane; "Sadie Love" with Marjorie Ram- 
beau; "Ruggles of Red Gap" with Ralph Herz, and "The Mark 
of the Beast" which introduced Lenore Ulric to Broadway. 

The musical hits were "The Blue Paradise" with Vivienne 
Segal, Cecil Lean, and Cleo Mayfield ; "Very Good, Eddie" with 
Ernest Truex, Oscar Shaw, Alice Dovey and John E. Hazzard; 
"Alone At Last" with Jose Collins, John Charles Thomas and 
Marguerite Namara; "Katinka" with Edith Decker, Adele Row- 
land and Sam Ash; "A World of Pleasure" with Kitty Gordon, 
"Around the Map" with William Morris, Else Adler and Robert 
Pitkin; and "Stop! Look! Listen!" with Gaby Deslys, Joseph 
Santley, Harry Fox, Marion Davies and Harry Pilcer. 

The musical comedy stars appearing on the boards were: 
Marie Cahill and Richard Carle in "90 in the Shade," Nora 
Bayes with Harry Fox in "Maid in America," Emma Trentini 
in "The Peasant Girl," William Norris with Ernest Glendinning 
and Leila Hughes in "A Modern Eve," Joseph Santley in "All 
Over Town," Eleanor Painter with Sam Hardy in "The Princess 



:MMA TRENTINI 



E PEASANT GIRL" 



HARRISON FORD, 
CHARLES RUGGLES in 
"ROILING STONES" 



VIVIENNE SEGAL 

in 

"THE BLUE PARADISE" 



155 







15'^ 



Pat" and Elsie Janis in "Miss Information." A musical, "Hands 
Up," had Ralph Herz, Irene Franklin and Donald Macdonald in 
the cast, also a vaudevillian who was making his first appearance 
in the legitimate theatre, likeable, shy Will Rogers. The "Ziegfeld 
Follies of 1915" cast included Ina Claire, Ed Wynn, Ann Pen- 
nington, Bert Williams, W. C. Fields, Olive Thomas, Leon Errol, 
Bernard Granville, Mae Murray, George White, Justine John- 
stone and Carl Randall. In the "Passing Show of 1915" cast 
were Willie and Eugene Howard, Marilyn Miller, John Charles 
Thomas, Daphne Pollard and Helen Ely. "Ned Wayburn's 
Town Topics" had Trixie Friganza, CHfton Webb, Blossom 
Seeley, Vera Michelena and Wellington Cross. "Hip-Hip- 
Hooray" was the Hippodrome attraction with John Philip Sousa 
and His Band, Charlotte, the skater Nat Wills and Toto. 

The vaudeville headliners included Nazimova in "War Brides," 
a one-act play that was widely discussed, and Gertrude Hoffmann 
in "Sumurun." 



RUTH RANDALL, JOSEPH SANTLEY, BEATRICE ALLEN 
in "ALL OVER TOWN" 



ERNEST TRUEX, ALICE DOVEY 
in "VERY GOOD, EDDIE" 




NORA BATES, 

HARRY FOX in 

"MAID IN AMERICA' 



SAM B. HARDY, ELEANOR PAINTER 

■THE PRINCESS PAT" 



LEILA HUGHES, ERNEST GLENDINNING in 
"A MODERN EVE" 



BLOSSOM SEELEY, TRIXIE FRIGANZA in 
"NED WAYBURN'S TOV/N TOPICS" 



GERTRUDE HOFFMANN, 

RICHARD ORDYNSKE in 

"SUMURUN" 




156 



FRANCES PRITCHARD, OLGA HEMPSTONE, DAPHNE POLLARD, JOHN T. MURRAY, JOHN CHARLES THOMAS, MARILYN MILLER, FRANCES DEMAREST, EUGENE HOV/ARO, ARTHUR HILL {L! 

WILLIE HOWARD, GEORGE MONROE, HARRY FISHER, JULIEHE LIPPE, HELEN ELEY in 
"THE PASSING SHOW OF 1913" 





ARNOLD DALY 



"BEAU BRUMMELL" 



MRS. CHARLES COBURN 



"THE YELLOW JACKET" 




ri-^>. 













»fe,. 



CHARLES COBURN 



"THE YELLOW JACKET" 



ESTELLE WINWOOD 



"HUSH" 



McKAY MORRIS 

with 

PORTMANTEAU THEATRE 




RICHARD BENNETT 



"RIO GRANDE" 



In 1616, William Shakespeare died, and his tercen- 
tenary celebration saw quite a few of the Bard's plays 
on the boards. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, in Amer- 
ica because of the war abroad, was playing in "The Merchant of j] 
Venice" with Elsie Ferguson his Portia, and "King Henry VIII" 
with Lyn Harding, Edith Wynne Matthison and Willette Ker- 
shaw in his support. James K. Hackett won acclaim for his 
"Macbeth" while Viola Allen, his Lady Macbeth, also appeared 
with Henrietta Crosman and Tom Wise in "The Merry Wives of 
Windsor." "The Tempest" was acted by Louis Calvert, Jane 
Grey, Walter Hampden and Fania Marinoff who was particu- 
larly outstanding as Ariel. 

Sarah Bernhardt was making another of her numerous fare- 
well tours and among the plays she presented were "La Mort de j| 
Cleopatre," "Le Proces de Jeanne D'Arc" and scenes from "La /| 
Dame aux Camelias," "L'Aiglon" and "The Merchant of Venice.' 
There were many substantial hits and foremost among these 
were "Turn to the Right" with Forrest Winant and Lucy Cotton, 
"Cheating Cheaters" with Marjorie Rambeau and Cyril Keight- .™ 
ley, "The Man Who Came Back" with Henry Hull and Mary j 
Nash, "Nothing But The Truth" with William Collier, "Come '| 
Out of the Kitchen" with Ruth Chatterton, "The Thirteenth 
Chair" with Margaret Wycherly, and "Upstairs and Down" with 
Juliette Day, Christine Norman, Mary Servoss, Ida St. Leon and 
Leo Carillo. 

Shelley Hull and Phoebe Foster were in "The Cinderella Man," 
Mrs. Fiske in "Erstwhile Susan," Elsie Ferguson in "Margaret 
Schiller" and "Shirley Kaye," Lenore Ulric in "The Heart of 



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CALVIN THOMAS 

in 
"RIO GRANDE" 




MARGARET WYCHERLY in 
"THE THIRTEENTH CHAIR" 





RUTH ST. DENIS 



MRS. FISKE in 
"ERSTWHILE SUSAN" 



CHARLOTTE 
GREENWOOD 



PAVLOWA 



157 



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i 



CHARLES CHERRY, HENRIETTA CROSMAN, HILDA SPONG, 
WILLIAM FAVERSHAM in "GETTING MARRIED" 




SXs^ 



LUCY COTTON, FORREST WINANT, RUTH CHESTER in 
"TURN TO THE RIGHT" 




ROBERT AMES, BARBARA MILTON, CHARLES TROWBRIDGE, 
RUTH CHATTERTON in "COME OUT OF THE KITCHEN" 



JOHN BARRYMORE 
in "JUSTICE" 



JOHN BARRYMORE, CATHLEEN NESBITT, HENRY STEPHENSON, 
O. P. HEGGIE in "JUSTICE" 




MAUDE ADAMS, NORMAN TREVOR in 
"A KISS FOR CINDERELLA" 



TAYLOR HOLMES in 

"HIS MAJESTY 

BUNKER BEAN" 



CYRIL KEIGHTLEY, MARJORIE RAMBEAU, WINIFRED HARRIS in 
"CHEATING CHEATERS" 




LYNN FONTANNE, DION TITHERADGE, PHILIP MERIVALE, 
1 CO FFOLLIOTT PAGET, LAUREHE TAYLOR in 

"THE HARP OF LIFE" 



FRANCES STARR, 

JEROME PATRICK in 

■'LITTLE LADY IN BLUl ' 



HELEN MENKEN, JOHN DREW, HELEN MacKELLAR, BRANDON TYNAN in 
"MAJOR PENDENNIS " 



* 




WALTER HAMPDEN, LOUIS CALVERT, JANE GREY, FANIA MARINOFF in 
"THE TEMPEST" 



V >? 



SIR HERBERT TREE. ELSIE FERGUSON in 
"THE MERCHANT OF VENICE" 




VIOLA ALLEN, REGGIE SHEFFIELD, HENRIETTA CROSMAN, TOM WISE in 
"THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR" 




SIR HERBERT TREE, LYN HARDING, EDITH WYNNE MAHHISON in 
"HENRY VIII" 



Wetona," Taylor Holmes in "His Majesty 
Bunker Bean" and Patricia Collinge in 
"Pollyanna." "The Melody of Youth" 
was played by Lily Cahill, Eva Le Galli- 
enne and Brandon Tynan, "A King of 
Nowhere" by Lou Tellegen and Olive 
Tell, "Rio Grande" by Richard Bennett 
and Lola Fisher, "Please Help Emily" by 
Ann Murdock, "Fixing Sister" by Wil- 
liam Hodge, and "Seven Chances" by 
Frank Craven, Otto Kruger, Carroll Mc- 
Comas and Helen MacKellar. 

The Dolly Sisters were in "His Bridal 
Night," Blanche Ring in "Broadway and 
Buttermilk," Marjorie Patterson in "Pier- 
rot the Prodigal," Otis Skinner in "Mis- 
ter Antonio" and Emma Dunn in "Old 
Lady 31." 

"Good Gracious Annabelle" was played 
by Roland Young, Lola Fisher and Wal- 
ter Hampden, "Getting Married" by 
William Faversham. Hilda Spong and 
Henrietta Crosman, a revival of "The 
Yellow Jacket" by the Charles Coburns, 
"Captain Kidd, Jr." by Edith Taliaferro 
and Otto Kruger, and "Our Little Wife" 
by Lowell Sherman and Margaret 
lUington. 

"The Harp of Life" was acted by Lau- 
rette Taylor, Gail Kane, Lynn Fontanne 
and Philip Merivale, "Little Lady in 
Blue" by Frances Starr, and "The Pride 
of Race" by Robert Hilliard. Also George 
Arliss was appearing in "Paganini," 
Rose Stahl in "Moonlight Mary," Henry 
E. Dixey in "Mr. Lazarus" with Eva Le 
Gallienne, John Drew in "Major Penden- 
nis," and Estelle Winwood was making 
her first American appearance in a slight 
comedy called "Hush." 

Maude Adams revived "The Little 
Minister" and was also seen in "A Kiss 
for Cinderella." Marie Tempest appeared 
in "A Lady's Name" in which she was 
supported by Ruth Draper and Beryl 
Mercer. John Barrymore was highly ef- 
fective in Galsworthy's "Justice" in which 
his leading lady was Cathleen Nesbitt. 

Arnold Daly appeared in a revival of 
"Beau Brummell." Other revivals were 
E. H. Sothern in "David Garrick" and 
"If I Were King," David Warfield in 
"The Music Master," "Ben Hur" with A. 
H. Van Buren and Margaret Anglin, and 
Holbrook Blinn in "A Woman of No 
Importance." 

Stuart Walker's Portmanteau Theatre 
played during the year, and among its 
actors were McKay Morris, Gregory 
Kelly and Mr. Walker. The Washington 
Square Players had a successful season 
of one and two-act plays including "Lit- 
erature," "Plots and Playwrights," "Pa- 
riah" and "The Death of Tintagiles." 
Acting with this organization were Jose 
Ruben, Glenn Hunter, Helen Westley, 
Margaret Mower and Katharine Cornell 
who made her debut in "Bushido." 

Charles Dillingham produced a spec- 
tacular entertainment at the Hippodrome 
called "The Big Show" with music by 
Raymond Hubbell. Prominent in the cast 




VIOLA ALLEN, JAMES K. HACKETT in 
"MACBETH" 




FANIA MARINOFF as ARIEL in 
"THE TEMPEST" 



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fl^ l-v 



MIRIAM COLUNS, JOHN CHARLES THOMAS REGINALD BARLOW, 

WILLIAM HODGE in !n EMMA DUNN in 

"FIXING SISTER" "HER SOLDIER BOY" 



ANN PENNINGTON 

in 
"ZIEGFEID FOLLIES" 



E. H. SOTHERN, 

ALEXANDRA CARLISLE in 

"DAVID GARRICK" 




NANCY WINSTON, GREGORY KELLY, McKAY 

MORRIS in "THE LADY OF THE 

WEEPING WILLOW TREE" 



MARY HARPER, VIVIAN WESSELL, WILLIAM COLLIER, RAPLEY HOLMES, 

MORGAN COMAN, NED A. SPARKS in 

"NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH" 




LOWELL SHERMAN, LENORE ULRIC in 
"THE HEART OF WETONA" 



GEORGE LE GUERE, MARGARET ANGLIN, 

OTTOLA NESMITH in 

"A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE" 



LOLA FISHER, WALTER HAMPDEN, 

MAC MACOMBER in 
"GOOD GRACIOUS ANNABELLE" 



RUBY CRAVEN, KATHARINE CORNELI 
"PLOTS AND PLAYWRIGHTS" 




MARY NASH, HENRY HULL in 
1 60 "THE MAN WHO CAME BACK" 



LOU TELIEGEN in 
"A KING OF NOWHERE" 



PHOEBE FOSTER, SHELLEY HULL, 

FRANK BACON in 

"THE CINDERELLA MAN" 



FRANK CRAVEN, HELEN MacKELLAR 
"SEVEN CHANCES" 



MARIE TEMPEST, BERYL MERCER, RUTH DRAPER 
"A LADY'S NAME" 



WILLIAM ROCK, FRANCES WHITE 
"ZIEGFELD FOLLIES" 




VALLI VALLI, FREDfRIC SANTLEY, JAMES C. MARLOWE, RICHARD CARLE, LITTLE BILLY, 

JOHN HENDRICKS, HARRY DELF, CHARLES WINNINGER in 

"THE GREAT LOVER BURLESQUE" from "THE COHAN REVUE OF 1916" 



was Anna Pavlowa who did part of the ballet "The Sleeping 
Beauty." Volinine danced the Prince, and the decor was by Bakst. 
The show also featured an ice-skating number and Toto, the 
Clown. Ruth St. Denis, another famous dancer, was appearing in 
vaudeville. 

Outstanding musicals of the year were "Sybil" with Julia San- 
derson, Donald Brian and Joseph Cawthorn, "The Cohan Revue 
of 1916" with Elizabeth Murray, Richard Carle, Charles Win- 
ninger and Valli Valli, "Pom-Pom" with Mitzi Hajos and Tom 
McNaughton, "Miss Springtime" with Sari Petrass, George Mac- 
Farlane, Georgia O'Ramey and John E. Hazzard, and "Her 
Soldier Boy" with Clifton Crawford, Adele Rowland and John 
Charles Thomas. 

Al Jolson was in "Robinson Crusoe, Jr.," Lina Abarbanell in 
"Flora Bella," Raymond Hitchcock in "Betty" with Joseph Sant- 
ley and Ivy Sawyer, Charlotte Greenwood in "So Long, Letty," 
and "Follow Me" proved to be the final starring vehicle for 
Anna Held. "Ziegfeld Follies of 1916" boasted a cast including 
Ina Claire, W. C. Fields, Fannie Brice, Bert Williams, Ann Pen- 
nington, Bernard Granville, Frances White, William Rock, Carl 
Randall, Emma Haig, Lilyar Tashman an4 Justine Johnstone, 
and "The Passing Show of 1916" featured Ed Wynn, James 
Hussey and Florence Moore. 

Willie and Eugene Howard, George Monroe, Tom Lewis and 
Marilyn Miller were in "The Show of Wonders," and "The Cen- 
tury Girl" featured Elsie Janis, Sam Bernard, Hazel Dawn, Leon 
Errol, Frank Tinney and Van and Schenck. 

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162 



SARAH BERNHARDT 




Center: LEWI'S STONE, EDMUND LOWE, MAUDE FULTON in 
"THE BRAT" 



EDMUND BREESE, LOTUS ROBB, ERNEST LAWFORD, ESTELLE WINWOOD 
SHELLEY HULL, NAT C. GOODWIN in "WHY MARRY?" 




LAURETTE TAYLOR in 
"OUT THERE" 



The United States entered World War I in 1917, and 

the theatre reflected this momentous event. War 

plays, soldier revues, all-star benefits were very much 

in evidence. This year also was the beginning of the Pulitzer 

Prize award for the best American play as picked by the trustees 

of Columbia University. "Why Marry?," a comedy by Jesse 

Lynch Wilhams, was the first play picked for this signal honor. 

Of the hit plays that were stepping stones to stardom include 

Eyes of Youth" for Marjorie Rambeau, "Polly With A Past" 

for Ina Claire, "Tiger Rose" for Lenore Ulric, "A Tailor-Made 

Man" for Grant Mitchell, "The Willow Tree" for Fay Bainter 

and "Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" for Florence Moore. Among 

the other successes were "Business Before Pleasure" with Barney 

Bernard and Alexander Carr; "Lombardi, Ltd." with Leo 

Carillo, Grace Valentine and Warner Baxter who went on to film 

fame; "Lilac Time" by Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin and starring 

Miss Cowl; "The Wanderer," a Biblical play based on the 

Prodigal Son, with William Elliott, Nance O'Neil, James O'Neill 

and Florence Reed; "A Successful Calamity," a Clare Kummer 

comedy, starring William Gillette; "The Brat" written by and 

starring Maude Fulton; "Our Betters," a Somerset Maugham 

comedy with Rose Coghlan, Chrystal Heme and Leonore Harris; 

"The Country Cousin" with Alexandra Carlisle and Eugene 

O'Brien; "DeLuxe Annie" with Jane Grey and Vincent Serrano; 




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FLORENCE MOORE in 
"PARLOR, BEDROOM AND BATH" 







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MAUDE FULTON in 
"THE BRAT" 



GRANT MITCHELL in 
"A TAILOR-MADE MAN" 



JEANNE EAGELS i 
"HAMILTON" 



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SHELLEY HULL in 
"THE WILLOW TREE" 






INA CLAIRE in 
"POLLY WITH A PAST" 



lAH 




IRENE FENWICK 

in 

"LORD AND LADY ALGY" 



ERNEST GLENDINNING, 
PHOEBE FOSTER in 
"THE GIPSY TRAIL" 



ORME CALDARA, JANE COWL, HENRY STEPHENSON in 
"LILAC TIME" 



FLORENCE REED in 
"CHU CHIN CHOW" 




HELEN 
MENKEN 



PEGGY 
WOOD 




WARNER BAXTER, LEO CARILLO, 

GRACE VALENTINE in 

"LOMBARDI, LTD." 



"The Gipsy Trail" with Ernest Glendenning, Phoebe Foster and 
Roland Young; "Yes or No" with Willette Kershaw; "Johnny, 
Get Your Gun" with Louis Bennison; "Magic," a fantasy by 
G. K. Chesterton, with 0. P. Heggie and Cathleen Nesbitt; 
"Mary's Ankle," an Al Woods farce, with Irene Fenwick and 
Bert Lytell; and "Chu Chin Chow," a spectacular musical tale 
of the East, with Tyrone Power, Florence Reed, Henry E. Dixey, 
Tessa Kosta and George Rosely. 

Laurette Taylor had success with three of J. Hartley Manners' 
plays: "Out There," "The Wooing of Eve" and "Happiness." 
Lynn Fontanne was in all three. 

The stars and their attractions included Julia Arthur in "Sere- 
monda," Marie Tempest in "Her Husband's Wife," Nazimova 
in " 'Ception Shoals," William Courtenay and Tom Wise in "Pals 
First," Emily Stevens in "The Fugitive," Guy Bates Post in "The 
Masquerader," Robert Hilliard in "The Scrap of Paper," Edith 
Taliaferro in "Mother Carey's Chickens," Maclyn Arbuckle in 
"Misalliance," Billie Burke in "The Rescuing Angel," Mrs. Fiske 
in "Madame Sand," Leo Ditrichstein in "The King" with Wil- 
liam Powell of film fame in a small role, Lou Tellegen in "Blind 
Youth," Margaret Anglin in "Billeted," Ethel Barrymore in "The 
Lady of the Camellias" with Conway Tearle and Holbrook Blinn, 
Francine Larrimore with Otto Kruger in "Here Comes the 
Bride," and George Arliss in "The Professor's Love Story," 





MARGARET ANGLIN 

in 

"BILLETED" 



WILLIAM ELLIOTT 



"THE WANDERER" 



Left: WILLIAM ELLIOTT, FLORENCE REED in 
"THE WANDERER" 



NANCE O'NEIL 

in 

"THE WANDERER" 



SIR HERBERT TREE 

in 

"COLONEL NEWCOME 




INA CLAIRE, HERBERT YOST, CYRIL SCOTT in 
"POLLY WITH A PAST" 



FAY BAINTER, SHELLEY HULL in 
"THE WILLOW TREE" 



O. P. HEGGIE, CATHLEEN 
NESBin in "MAGIC" 



LOU TELLEGEN in 
"BLIND YOUTH" 




"Hamilton," and a revival of "Disraeli" with Mrs. Arliss and 
Jeanne Eagles supporting him. 

One of the most talked about plays of the year was "Peter 
Ibbetson" which the Messrs. Shubert produced with John and 
Lionel Barrymore, Constance Collier, Laura Hope Crews and 
Madge Evans, then a child actress. An artistic failure was Arthur 
Hopkins' production of "The Deluge" with Pauline Lord, Henry 
E. Dixey and Edward G. Robinson. "The Old Lady Shows Her 
Medals," a one-act Barrie play with Beryl Mercer, made quite a 
hit when given with two other one-act plays. Robert B. Mantell 
was still trouping with his repertoire company. Helen Hayes was 
touring in the title role in "Pollyanna." John Craig, who had 
great success with the Boston Castle Square Stock Company, was 
winning laurels for his performance of "Hamlet," and so was 
his wife, Mary Young, as Ophelia. Alfred Lunt, who had toured 
with Margaret Anglin and played in vaudeville with Mrs. 
Langtry, was with Laura Hope Crews in "Romance and Ara- 
bella," noted only as Lunt's first play on Broadway. 

Two outstanding musicals that ran for over a year were "May- 
time" with Sigmund Romberg music and Peggy Wood, Charles 
Purcell and William Norris in the original cast, and "Oh, Boy," 
a Princess Theatre musical with Anna Wheaton, Tom Powers, 
Edna May Oliver, Hal Forde, Marion Davies, Justine Johnstone 
and Marie Carroll. Other musicals which had long runs were 



LENORE ULRIC, WILLARD MACK 

in 

"TIGER ROSE" 



MARJORIE RAMBEAU, RALPH KELLARD 
in 
"EYES OF YOUTH" 1 65 1 





CHARLES BRYANT, 

NAZIMOVA in 

"XEPTION SHOALS 



JULIA ARTHUR 



DOROTHY MORTIMER, 
LEO DITRICHSTEIN in 

"THE KING" 



MAXINE ELLIOTT 
In 

'LORD and LADY ALGY" 



LOTTIE LINTHICUM, GRANT MITCHELL, FRANK BURBECK, 
GUS C. WEINBERG, L. E. CONNESS in 

"A TAUOR-MADE MAN" 




ALFRED LUNT in 
"ROMANCE AND ARABELLA" 



CONWAY TEARLE, ETHEL BARRYMORE in 
"THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS" 



LAURETTE TAYLOR, FRANK KEMBLE COOPER, LEWIS EDGARD, 
LYNN FONTANNE, DAISY BELMORE in "OUT THERE" 




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GUY BATES POST in his dual role of 

CHILCOTE and LODER in 

"THE MASQUERADER" 



FLORENCE MOORE, SYDNEY SHIELDS, 

JOHN CUMBERLAND in 

"PARLOR, BEDROOM ond BATH" 



ALEXANDER CARR, CLARA JOEL, 

BARNEY BERNARD in 
"BUSINESS BEFORE PLEASURE" 



CARROLL McCOMAS, MARGALO GILLMORE 

ROBERT HILLIARD in 

"THE SCRAP OF PAPER" 




STEWART BAIRD, JOSEPH CAWTHORN WILDA BENNETT, CARL GANTVOORT 

in "RAMBLER ROSE" in '-jHE RIVIERA GIRL" 



BERT LYTELL, IRENE FENWICK, 

ADELAIDE PRINCE in 

"MARY'S ANKLE" 



GLORIA GOODWIN, 

CLIFTON WEBB in 

LOVE C MIKE" 



FRANCINE LARRIMORE, 

OTTO KRUGER in 
HERE COMES THE BRIDE" 

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EDITH DAY, FRANK CRAVEN in 
"GOING UP" 




V. 



LEON ERROL, RAYMOND HITCHCOCK 
in "HITCHY-KOO" 



OSCAR SHAW, GEORGIA O'RAMEY 
in "LEAVE IT TO JANE" 



"Going Up" with Frank Craven and Edith Day, "Jack O'Lan- 
tern," Fred Stone's first solo starring vehicle after the death of 
his partner David C. Montgomery, and "Hitchy-Koo," produced 
by and starring Raymond Hitchcock with a cast that included 
Grace LaRue, Irene Bordoni, Frances White and Leon Errol. 
Other popular musicals of the year were "Love 0' Mike" with 
Molly Mclntyre and Clifton Webb, "Canary Cottage" with Trixie 
Friganza and Charles Ruggles, "Have A Heart" with Billy B. 
Van and Louise Dresser, "His Little Widows" with Carter De 
Haven and Flora Parker, "The Passing Show of 1917" with 
De Wolf Hopper, Irene Franklin, Jefferson De Angelis and 
Stafford Pemberton, "Ziegfeld Follies of 1917" with W. C. 
Fields, Fannie Brice, Eddie Cantor, Will Rogers, Bert Will'ams, 
Lilyan Tashman and Peggy Hopkins (Joyce was added later), 
"Leave It To Jane" with Oscar Shaw and Georgia O'Ramey, 
"Rambler Rose" starring Julia Sanderson and Joseph Cawthorn, 
"The Riviera Girl" with Juliette Day, Wilda Bennett and Sam B. 
Hardy, "Doing Our Bit" with Ed Wynn, Frank Tinney, Ada 
Lewis and the Duncan Sisters— Rosetta and Vivian, "Miss 1917" 
with Lew Fields, Vivienne Segal, Cecil Lean, Irene Castle, Bert 
Savoy, George White, Ann Pennington, Bessie McCoy, Van and 
Schenck, Charles King and Marion Davies, "Her Regiment" 
starring Donald Brian, "Over The Top" with Justine Johnstone, 
and "The Cohan Revue of 1918" with Nora Bayes, Charles 
Wlnninger and Frederic Santley. 



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FAY BAINTER in 
"EAST IS WEST" 



INA HAWLEY, LOUIS MANN, NATALIE MANNING, SAM BERNARD, MATHILDE COTTREILY, 
RICHARD BARBEE, REGINA WALLACE in "FRIENDLY ENEMIES" 




FORREST WINANT. FAY BAINTER, MARTHA MAYO, FRANK KEMBLE 
1 68 COOPER, ETHEL INTROPIDI in "EAST IS WEST" 



CLAUDE GILLINGWATER, HARRY 
DAVENPORT, WILLIAM 

INGERSOLL in 
"THBFF WISF FOOLS" 



ARTHUR BYRON, MARGARET LAWRENCE, FREDERICK PERRY in 
"TEA FOR THREE" 




ROBERT 
HILIIARD 




CONSTANCE 
BINNEY 



SHELLEY 
HULL 



MARY 
NASH 



UII. I BJMILI 



were Shelley Hull, Jose Ruben, 0. P. Heggie and Lynn Fontanne. 
Robert B. Mantell appeared in Shakespearean repertory with 
Genevieve Hamper and Fritz Leiber in his company. 

Ruth Gordon and Gregory Kelly were in "Seventeen," Billie 
Burke and Henry Miller in "A Marriage of Convenience," Mr. 
and Mrs. Sidney Drew in "Keep Her Smiling," and Shelley Hull 
and Effie Shannon in "Under Orders." Richard Bennett and 
Helen MacKellar played in "The Unknown Purple," Arthur 
Byron and Margaret Lawrence in "Tea for Three," H. B. Warner 
and Irene Bordoni in "Sleeping Partners" and Alice Brady and 
Conrad Nagel in "Forever After." 

Violet Heming was in "Three Faces East," Mary Ryan in "The 
Little Teacher," Mary Boland in "Sick-a-Bed," William Hodge 
in "A Cure for Curables," William Collier in "Nothing But Lies" 
and Cyril Maude in "The Saving Grace." Bertha Kalich appeared 
in "The Riddle: Woman," Florence Reed in "Roads of Destiny," 
George M. Cohan in "A Prince There Was," Virginia Harned in 
"Josephine," Frances Starr in "Tiger! Tiger!" and Tallulah 
Bankhead made her debut in "The Squab Farm." 

"Daddies" featured Jeanne Eagels and Bruce McRae; "Seven 





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LIONEL ATWILL, NILA MAC, NAZIMOVA, CHARLES BRYANT in 
"HEDOA GABLER" 



FRANK BACON in 
"LIGHTNIN"' 




EMMETT CORRIGAN, VIOLET HEMING, JOSEPH SELMAN in 
■THREE FACES EAST " 



NAZIMOVA, LIONEL 

ATWILL in 
"THE WILD DUCK" 



JESSIE PRINGLE, FRANK BACON, RALPH MORGAN in 
"LIGHTNIN' " 



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LIONEL ATWILL, PRANCES STARR in 
"TIGER! TIGERI" 



CONRAD NAGEL, ALICE BRADY in 
"FOREVER AFTER" 



HELEN HAYES, WILLIAM GILLETTE in 
"DEAR BRUTUS" 



MR. AND MRS. SIDNEY DREW in 
"KEEP HER SMILING" 




Days Leave" was played by Elisabeth Risdon, Frederick Perry 
and Evelyn Varden; "An Ideal Husband" by Constance Collier 
and Norman Trevor, and "The Big Chance" by Willard Mack, 
Katherine Harris Barrymore, Mary Nash and John Mason. 
"Three Wise Fools" was acted by Claude Gillingwater, Harry 
Davenport, William Ingersoll and Helen Menken; "Be Calm, 
Camilla" by Walter Hampden, Hedda Hopper and Lola Fisher; 
"A Little Journey" by Jobyna Howland, Cyril KeighUey, Gilda 
Varesi and Estelle Winwood, and "Dear Brutus" by William 
Gillette and Helen Hayes. 

Jane Cowl appeared in "The Crowded Hour," and the feminine 
lead was also played by Willette Kershaw with great sucr"ss. 
"Getting Together" starred Holbrook Blinn and Blanche Bales, 
and "Where Poppies Bloom" had Marjorie Rambeau and Lewis 
S. Stone. "Out There" was revived by the American Red Cross 
with an all-star cast including Laurette Taylor, Helen Ware, 
Beryl Mercer, H. B. Warner, James T. Powers, George Arliss, 
Chauncey Olcott, James K. Hackett and George M. Cohan. 



DORIS RANKIN, ALBERT PHILLIPS, LIONEL BARRYMORE in 
"THE COPPERHEAD" 



THE BExtib ULk 




AMELIA BINGHAM, A. H. 
i/AN BUREN in "THE MAN 
WHO STAYED AT HOME" 



VIRGINIA HARNED, JOHN 
McMANUS in 
"JOSEPHINE" 



LOLA FISHER, WAITER 

HAMPDEN in 
"BE CALM, CAMILLA" 



EFFIE SHANNON, SHELLEY 

HULL in 

"UNDER ORDERS" 



CLAY CLEMENT, MINNA GOMBEL, 

LIONEL ATWIIL in 

"THE INDESTRUCTIBLE WIFE" 




MALCOLM WILLIAMS, EDMUND LOWE, FLORENCE 
REED in "ROADS OF DESTINY" 



OLIVE WYNDHAM, WILLIAM 

COLLIER in 

"NOTHING BUT LIES" 



EVELYN VARDEN, ELISABETH 

RISDON in 

"SEVEN DAYS LEAVE" 



HELEN HAYES, PAUL KELLY in 
"PENROD" 



Other new plays of the year were "The Betrothal," "The In- 
destructible Wife," "Once Upon a Time," "Penrod," "The Man 
Who Stayed at Home," "Perkins," "The Little Brother," "A Place 
in the Sun" and "Why Worry?" which was the first non-musical 
play to be done by Fannie Brice. 

The year also offered many long run musicals, and among 
the favorites were "Oh, Lady! Lady!!" with Constance Binney 
and Vivienne Segal, "Sinbad" with Al Jolson, and "Ziegfeld 
Follies of 1918" with Eddie Cantor, Marilyn Miller, Will Rogers, 
Dolores, Ann Pennington, W. C. Fields and Lillian Lorraine, 
also "The Passing Show of 1918" with Fred and Adele Astaire, 
Charles Ruggles, Frank Fay, the Howard Brothers and Nita 
Naldi and "Everything", a Hippodrome show, with De Wolf 
Hopper and Belle Story. 

Billy B. Van was in "The Rainbow Girl," Fay Bainter in "The 
Kiss Burglar," Mitzi (she had dropped the Hajos) in "Head 
Over Heels," Donald Brian in "The Girl Behind the Gun," and 
Ed Wynn in "Sometime" with Francine Larrimore and Mae 



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IRENE BORDONI, H. B. 

WARNER in 
"SLEEPING PARTNERS" 




BLANCHE BATES, HOLBROOK 
BLINN in 
"GETTING TOGETHER" 1/1 



DOROTHY KLEWER, 


FRITZ 


O. P. HEGGIE, LAURETTE 


PEGGY O'NEIL in 


MABEL BUNYEA, WALKER 


WILLETTE 


ANDREW LAWLOR, JR 


RAYMOND BLOOMER in 


lEIBER 


TAYLOR in "SCENES 


"PATSY ON THE WING" 


WHITESIDE in 


KERSHAW 


"PENROD" 


"THE SQUAB FARM" 




FROM SHAKESPEARE" 




"THE LITTLE BROTHER" 


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EVA IE GALLIENNE, CYRIL KEIGHTLEY, ETHEL BARRYMORE, 
E. LYALL SWETE, RICHARD HATTERAS in "BELINDA" 



WILLIAM HODGE in PEGGY HOPKINS in 

"A CURE FOR CURABLES" "A PLACE IN THE SUN" 



CHRISTINE NORMAN, HENRY STEPHENSON, ORME 
CALDARA, JANE COWL in "THE CROWDED HOUR" 




BILLIE BURKE, HENRY MILLER in 
■A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE" 



NEIL MARTIN, RUTH GORDON, PAUL KELLY, GREGORY KELLY, 
MORGAN FARLEY in "SEVENTEEN" 



HELEN MACKELLAR, RICHARD BENNETT, 

EARLE BROWNE in 

"THE UNKNOWN PURPLE" 



BILLY B. 
VAN 



KOLB AND 


ELIZABETH 


FLORA PARKER 


ELEANOR 


DONALD MACDONALD, 


FRANK TINNEY in 


DILL 


MURRAY 


and 
CARTER DE HAVEN 


PAINTER 


LOUISE ALLEN in 
"TOOT-TOOTl" 


"ATTABOY" 




K MORGAN, LOUISE DRESSER, EDNA HIBBARD in 
"ROCK-A-BYE BABY" 



VIVIENNE SEGAL, CARL RANDALL in 
"OH, LADY! LAOYM" 



STEWART BAIRD, MARJORIE GATESON, WALTER 
CATLETT in "LITTLE SIMPLICITY" 





VON COMEDY FOUR, FANNIE BRICE, GEORGE SIDNEY, 
MAY BOLEY in "WHY WORRY?" 



FISKE O'HARA in 
"THE ROSE OF KILDARE" 



NORA BAYES in 
"LADIES FIRST" 



JACK HAZZARD, DONALD BRIAN, WILDA BENNETT, 
FRANK OGANE in "THE GIRL BEHIND THE GUN" 





West. Nora Bayes was in "Ladies First," Eleanor Painter in 
"Glorianna," Joseph Cawthorn and Julia Sanderson in "The 
Canary," and Marjorie Gateson in "Little Simplicity." 

"Oh, My Dear" featured Joseph Santley and Ivy Sawyer, while 
"Listen, Lester" was played by Johnny Dooley, Clifton Webb, 
Ada Lewis, Ada Mae Weeks and Gertrude Vanderbilt. Frank 
Morgan and Louise Dresser were in "Rock-a-Bye Baby" and 
Raymond Hitchcock and Leon Errol were in "Hitchy Koo of 
1918." Other musical shows of the year were "Girl 0' Mine," 
"Oh, Look!," "Fancy Free," "The Maid of the Mountains" and 
"Somebody's Sweetheart." Kolb and Dill were extremely popular 
in musicals out on the West Coast. 

"Biff! Bang!" was a musical show written and presented by 
the sailors of the Naval Training Camp, and "Yip, Yip, Yap- 
hank" was a 'musical mess cooked up by the boys of Camp 
Upton' with words and music by Sergeant Irving Berlin. 



MITZI in 
■HEAD OVER HEELS" 



GERTRUDE VANDERBILT, JOHN DOOLEY, 
ADA MAE WEEKS, CLIFTON WEBB in 



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LOWELL SHERMAN, MARY RYAN in 
"THE SIGN ON THE DOOR" 



JENNIE E. EUSTACE, FRANK McGLYNN in 
"ABRAHAM LINCOLN" 



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HAZEL DAWN, DUDLEY HAWLEY, ENID MARKEY, WALTER JONES, 
LUCY COTTON, EVELYN GOSNELL in "UP IN MABEL'S ROOM" 



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MARGALO GILIMORE, HENRY MILLER, BLANCHE BATES, 
JACK DEVEREAUX in "THE FAMOUS MRS. FAIR" 



The year 1919 was significant 
in the theatre as the year of 
the actors' strike, the termina- 
tion of which led to the betterment of 
working conditions for actors through 
membership in Actors' Equity Associa- 
tion. 

This year also saw the formation of 
the Theatre Guild, a producing organiza- 
tion run on a subscription basis which 
was an outgrowth of the Washington 
Square Players. Their first production, 
Benavente's "Bonds of Interest" was un- 
successful, but their next offering, St. 
John Ervine's "John Ferguson," fur- 
nished a foundation of commercial suc- 
cess on which the organization was able 
to grow and prosper. The leading roles 
in this play were acted by Augustin Dun- 
can, RoUo Peters and Dudley Digges. The 
Guild also produced a dramatization of 
William Dean Howell's celebrated novel, 
"The Rise of Silas Lapham," and promi- 
nent in the cast were James K. Hackett 
and Helen Westley. 

Many comedies had outstanding runs. 
Among these were "Up In Mabel's Room" 
with Hazel Dawn and Enid Markey, 
"Adam and Eva" with Ruth Shepley and 
Otto Kruger, and "Clarence" with Mary 
Boland, Glenn Hunter, Helen Hayes and 
Alfred Lunt. Also: "The Gold Diggers'" 
with Ina Claire, "His Honor, Abe Potash" 
with Barney Bernard, "My Lady Friends'' 



EDMUND LOWE, LENORE ULRIC in 
"THE SON-DAUGHTER" 



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HENRY MILLER, BLANCHE BATES, HOIBROO 
BLINN in "MOLIERE" 



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INA CLAIRE, BRUCE McRAE in 
"THE GOLD DIGGERS" 



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CHARLES CHERRY, FRANCINE LARRIMORE in 
"SCANDAL" 



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FRANCINE LARRIMORE in 
"SCANDAL" 




GEORGE M. COHAN 



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HENRY HERBERT, AUGUSTIN DUNCAN, HELEN WESTLEY, HELEN FREEMAN, 
DUDLEY DIGGES, MICHAEL CARR, ROLLO PETERS in "JOHN FERGUSON" 



JACK SQUIRES in 
"MONTE CRISTO, JR." 



McKAY MORRIS, DOROTHY DAITON in 
"APHRODITE" 




with Clifton Crawford, June Walker, Frank Morgan, and "Scan- 
dal" with Charles Cherry and Francine Larrimore. 

Lenore Ulric appeared in "The Son-Daughter," Jane Cowl in 
"Smilin' Through," Mrs. Fiske in "Mis' Nelly of N'Orleans," 
Ruth Chatterton in "Moonlight and Honeysuckle," Patricia 
Collinge in "Tillie," and Billie Burke in "Caesar's Wife." Wal- 
lace Eddinger and Margaret Lawrence were in "Wedding Bells," 
Laurette Taylor and Philip Merivale in "One Night in Rome," 
and Mary Ryan and Lowell Sherman in "The Sign on the Door." 
"Cappy Ricks" starred William Courtenay and Tom Wise. 
"Toby's Bow" was played by Norman Trevor and George 
Marion, and "39 East" by Henry Hull, Alison Skipworth and 
Constance Binney. 

Ethel Barryrtiore was highly successful in "Declassee," and 
John and Lionel Barrymore co-starred with distinction in Sem 
Benelli's tragi-comedy, "The Jest." 

"Moliere" was played by Holbrook Blinn, Estelle Winwood, 
Henry Miller and Blanche Bates, and the spectacular "Aphrodite" 
had a large cast including Dorothy Dalton, McKay Morris and 
Nita Naldi. 

Edward Arnold and Helen MacKellar were seen in "The 
Storm," Wilton Lackaye and Genevieve Tobin in "Palmy Days," 




HENRY STEPHENSON, JANE COWL, ORME CAIDARA 
"SMILIN' THROUGH" 



PATRICIA COUINGE in 
"TILLIE" 



DORIS KENYON, FRANK THOMAS, JOHN CUMBERLAND, VIVIAN RUSHMORE, 
CHARLES RUGGLES, CLAIBORNE FOSTER, ZELDA SEARS in 
"THE GIRL IN THE LIMOUSINE" 



Pauline Lord in "Night Lodging" and Frank McGlynn in "Abra- 
ham Lincoln." Blanche Bates, Margalo Gillmore and Henry 
Miller were in "The Famous Mrs. Fair," Janet Beecher, Lowell 
Sherman and Gail Kane in "The Woman in Room 13," Doris 
Kenyon, Charles Ruggles, John Cumberland and Zelda Sears in 
"The Girl in the Limousine," Thurston Hall, Glenn Anders and 
Olive Tell in "Civilian Clothes," Suzanne Willa and Francis 
Byrne in "Nighty-Night." and Eileen Huban and Thomas Mit- 
chell in "Dark Rosaleen." 

Otis Skinner revived "The Honor of the Family," and Sothern 
and Marlowe played Shakespearean repertoire. Appearing with 
Stuart Walker's Portmanteau Theatre were McKay Morris, 
George Gaul, Elizabeth Patterson, Margaret Mower and Morgan 
Farley. 

Successful musicals of the year were "The Royal Vagabond" 
with Frederic Santley, Tessa Kosta and Mary Eaton, "Greenwich 
Village Follies" with James Watts and Bessie McCoy Davis, 
"Apple Blossoms" with Wilda Bennett, John Charles Thomas 
and Fred and Adele Astaire, "The Magic Melody" with Julia 
Dean, Charles Purcell and Carmel Myers, and "Buddies" with 
Donald Brian, Peggy Wood and Roland Young. 

Edith Day scored a personal hit in "Irene," Vivienne Segal 




GLENN HUNTER, HELEN HAYES in 
"CLARENCE" \J^ 




HENRY HULL, CONSTANCE BINNEY in 
"39 EAST" 



McKAY MORRIS, MARGARET MOWER in 
"THE LAUGHTER OF THE GODS" 



EDWARD ARNOLD, HELEN MACKELLAR, ROBERT 
RENDEL in "THE STORM" 



BILLIE BURKE, NORMAN TREVOR in 
"CAESAR'S WlfE ' 




BARRY BAXTER, LAURETTE TAYLOR, HELEN BLAIR, GRETA KEMBLE COOPER, 
VALENTINE CLEMOW in "ONE NIGHT IN ROME" 



IRENE HAISMAN, GEORGES RENAVENT, FREDERIC BURT, MRS. FISKE, ZOLYA 
TALMA, HAMILTON REVELLE in "MIS' NELLY OF N'ORLEANS" 




GEORGE LE GUERE, GENEVIEVE TOWN in MARGARET LAWRENCE, WALLACE EDDINGER in 
"PALMY DAYS" "WEDDING BELLS" 



CHARLOTTE 
WALKER 



A BEN ALI HAGGIN TABLEAU in 
"ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1919" 




TOM WISE, WILLIAM COURTENAY in 
"CAPPY RICKS" 



OSCAR SHAW, JANE RICHARDSON, FRANK 
MclNTYRE in "THE ROSE OF CHINA" 



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EILEEN HUBAN, HENRY DONALD MACDONALD RUTH CHATTERTON In MOLLIE KING, CHARLES 
DUFFY in in "MOONLIGHT AND KING in 

"DARK ROSALEEN" "THE LADY IN RED" HONEYSUCKLE" "GOOD MORNING, JUDGE' 




MclNTYRE AND HEATH in 
"HELLO, ALEXANDER" 



FRANCES VICTORY, 
CHARLOTTE GREENWOOD, 

BERNICE KIRSCH in 
"LINGER LONGER, LETTY" 



THURSTON HALL, MARION VANTINE, OLIVE TELL in 
"CIVILIAN CLOTHES" 



FRED HILLEBRAND, 
VERAMICHELENA in 
"TAKE IT FROM ME" 



QUEENIE SMITH, EDDIE LEONARD in 
"ROLY-BOLY EYES" 




SUZANNE V/ILLA, FRANCIS BYRNE in 
"NIGHTY-NIGHT" 




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DONALD BRIAN, PEGGY WOOD, ROLAND YOUNG in 
"BUDDIES" 



ETHEL BARRYMORE 
"DECLASSEE" 



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GEORGE WHITE, 




JOSEPH SANTLEY, 

IVY SAWYER in 

"SHE'S A GOOD 

FELLOW" 




DOLORES 

in 

"ZIEGFELD FOLLIES 



FLO LEWIS, JAY 

GOULD in 
"TICK-TACK-TOE" 



was in "The Little Whopper," Eddie Leonard with Queenie Smith 
in "Roly-Boly Eyes," Charlotte Greenwood in "Linger Longer, 
Letty," Lillian Lorraine in "The Little Blue Devil," Marion 
Green in "Monsieur Beaucaire'' and Frank Mclntyre and Oscar 
Shaw in "The Rose of China." 

Charles Ruggles, Edna Hibbard and Peggy O'Neil were in 
"Tumble In," Joseph Santley, Ivy Sawyer and the Duncan Sisters 
in "She's A Good Fellow," Fred Hillebrand, Jack McGowan and 
Vera Michelena in "Take It From Me," Ralph Herz and Jack 
Squires in "Monte Cristo, Jr.," and Mollie King, Charles King 
and Margaret Dale in "Good Morning, Judge." 

"Happy Days" was the Hippodrome show with Clyde Cook 
and the Hanneford Family ; "Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic" featured 
Frances White, Fannie Brice, Chic Sale, Ted Lewis, Martha 
Mansfield and W. C. Fields; "Hello, Alexander" had Mclntyre 
and Heath and Gilda Gray; and "The Passing Show of 1919" 
was played by Walter Woolf, James Barton, Blanche Ring and 
Charles Winninger. 

"Scandals of 1919" was the first of this series produced by 
George White. The cast included Ann Pennington, Lester Allen 
and Mr. White himself. 



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TH FINOIAY, WILLIAM FAVERSHAM in 
"THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER" 



IDA ST. LEON, EFFIE SHANNON, GEORGE LE GUERE, 
KATHERINE KAELRED In "MAMMA'S AFFAIR" 






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"MECCA" 



MARY FOWLER, JOHN HALLIDAY, 

MARGARET ANGLIN in 

"THE WOMAN OF BRONZE" 



The year 1920 saw the production of Eugene O'Neill's 
first full-length play, "Beyond the Horizon," win 
_ _ the Pulitzer Prize for 1919-20. Richard Bennett 

played ihe leading role. "Miss Lulu Bett," a comedy by Zona 
Gale, won the 1920-21 Pulitzer Prize and acting honors went to 
Carroll McComas in the title role. Another O'Neill play that was 
widely discussed was "The Emperor Jones" with Charles S. 
Gilpin. 

"The Bat," a mystery play by Mary Roberts Rinehart and 
Avery Hopwood, had a run of 867 performances. Other plays 
that were hits and achieved long runs included an Al Woods 
farce, "Ladies Night;" "Enter Madame" with Gilda Varesi; 
"Spanish Love" with James Rennie; "Little Old New York" 
with Genevieve Tobin and Ernest Glendinning; "The Tavern" 
starring Arnold Daly; Holbrook Blinn in one of his greatest 
hits, "The Bad Man;" Margaret Anglin in "The Woman in 
Bronze;" Frank Craven in his own play, "The First Year;" 
"Rollo's Wild Oat" with Roland Young; Florence Reed in "The 
Mirage;" also "Three Live Ghosts," "The Meanest Man in the 
World" and "Welcome Stranger." 

John Barrymore was gaining in stature as an actor with his 
first Shakespearean role in "The Tragedy of Richard III." Nance 
O'Neil won acclaim for her performance in "The Passion 



JOHN BARRYMORE in 
"RICHARD III" 



180 



FRANK CRAVEN, HALE NORCROSS, lEllA BENNETT, ROBERTA ARNOLD, 
MERCEITA ESMONDS in "THE FIRST YEAR" 



CARROLL McCOMAS in 
"MtSS .tULU BETT" 



NANCE 0'N£ll in 
"THE PASSION FLOWER" 



FANNIE BRICE singing 

"MY MAN" in 

"ZIEGFELD. FOLLIES" 




ARNOLD DALY in 
"THE TAVERN" 



RICHARD BENNEn in 
"BEYOND THE HORIZON" 



GENEVIEVE TOBIN in 
'LITTLE OLD NEW YORK" 



MALCOLM WILLIAMS, FLORENCE REED, 
ALAN DINEHART in "THE MIRAGE" 



Flower:" "Jane Clegg" was well acted by Margaret Wycherly, 
Helen Westley and Dudley Digges; and "The Tragedy of Nan" 
by Alexandra Carlisle. "Medea" was produced by Maurice 
Browne with Ellen Van Volkenburg in the lead, while Tolstoi's 
tragedy, "The Power of Darkness," was presented by the Theatre 
Guild. 

The stars and the plays they appeared in were: John Drew in 
"The Cat Bird," William Faversham in "The Prince and the 
Pauper," Effie Shannon in "Mamma's Affair," Lionel Atwill in 
"Deburau," Frances Starr in "One," William Collier in "The 
Hottentot," Jeanne Eagels in "The Wonderful Thing," Leo 
Ditrichstein in "The Purple Mask," Chrystal Heme in "The 
Acquittal," Maxine Elliott in "Trimmed in Scarlet," William 
Hodge in "The Guest of Honor," Grace George in "The 'Ruined' 
Lady," George Arliss with Julia Dean in "Poldekin," Jacob 
Ben-Ami and Pauline Lord in "Samson and Delilah," Elsie 
Ferguson in "Sacred and Profane Love," Florence Moore in 
"Breakfast in Bed," Madge Kennedy in "Cornered," Harry 
Beresford in "Shavings," Alice Brady with Rod La Roque in 
"Anna Ascends," Mary Young in "The Outrageous Mrs. Palmer," 
Emily Stevens in "Footloose," Minnie Dupree in "The Charm 
School" and Patricia Collinge in "Just Suppose" with Leslie 




WILLIAM COLLIER in 
■THE HOnENTOT" 



ROLAND YOUNG in 
"ROLLO'S WILD OAT" 



HOLBROOK BLINN in 
"THE BAD MAN" 



MARILYN MILLER in "SALLY" 
with LEON ERROL 



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WILLIAM HODGE In LOUIS MANN in 

'THE GUEST OF HONOR" "THE UNWRITTEN CHAPTER" 



ELSIE MACKAY, JOHN ROC.-.L, ^LORGIE RYAN, 
LIONEL ATWILL in "DEBURAU" 



THE EMPEROR JONES' 





MAXINE ELLIOTT in 
"TRIMMED IN SCARLET" 



PAULINE LORD in 
"SAMSON AND DELILAH" 



182 



Howard who was making his first Amer- 
ican stage appearance. 

Theda Bara, who had been wrecking 
homes in the movies, was starring on 
Broadway in a hackneyed play, "The 
Blue Flame." George M. Cohan was star- 
ring Georges Renavent for the one and 
only time during his career in "Genius 
and the Crowd." Ruth Chatterton was 
having a mild success with Barrie's 
"Mary Rose," and "Bab" featured Helen 
Hayes and Tom Powers. 

"Mixed Marriage" was played by Mar- 
garet Wycherly and Rollo Peters, "Heart- 
break House" by Lucile Watson, Effie 
Shannon, Dudley Digges and Helen 
Westley, "Not So Long Ago" by Eva Le 
Gallienne and Sidney Blackmer, "He and 
She" by Cyril Keightley, Rachel Crothers 
and Faire Binney, "Thy Name Is Wom- 
an" by Mary Nash and Jose Ruben, 
"Come Seven" by Gail Kane and Earle 
Foxe, "Opportunity" by James Crane, 
Lily Cahill and Nita Naldi, "Call the 
Doctor" by Janet Beecher, Philip Meri- 
vale, Charlotte Walker and Fania Mari- 
noff, and "Scrambled Wives" by Glenn 






CARROLL McCOMAS, LOUISE CLOSSER HALE, WILLARP 
ROBERTSON in "MISS LULU BETT " 




ROBERT VAUGHAN, EFFIE ELLSIER, ANNE MORRISON, 
MAY YOKES, STUART SAGE in "THE BAT" 



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"SPANISH LOVE" 



GUY BUCKLEY, RUTH CHATTERTON, TOM NESBITT in 
"MARY ROSE" 



GEORGE ARLISS in 
"POLDEKIN" 



THEDA BARA in 
"THE BLUE FLAME" 




CURTIS COOKSEY, MARY NASH, JOSE RUBEN in 
"THY NAME IS WOMAN" 



JEAi^i.c c^GELS in 
THE WONDERFUL THING" 

183 



FRANK FAY and girls in 
"JIM JAM JEMS" 



JANET VELIE, JACK 
McGOWAN in "MARY" 



JUDITH VOSSELII, CHARLES RUGGLES, EDWARD 
DOUGLAS in "LADIES NIGHT" 



RALPH SIPPERLY, RUTH DONNELLY, GEORGE M. COHAN, MARION 
COAKLEY in "THE MEANEST MAN IN THE WORLD" 




HILDA 
SPONG 



MARGUERITE 
NAMARA 



W. C. FIELDS, RAY DOOLEY in 
"ZIEGFELD FOLLIES" 



JOSEPH SANTLEY, IVY SAWYER, 

JOSEPH CAWTHORN in 

"THE HALF MOON" 



BOYD MARSHALL, MITZI in 
"LADY BILLY" 




GEORGE SIDNEY in 
"WELCOME STRANGER" 



TESSA KOSTA in 
"LASSIE" 



184 



ALICE DELYSIA, IRVING BEEBE in 
"AFGAR" 



ARTHUR WYNN, SYLVIA NELIS, 

LENA MAITLAND in 

"THE BEGGARS OPERA" 



BEN WELCH, FRANCES WHITE in 
"JIMMIE " 




OLGA PETROVA in 
IfHE WHITE PEACOCK" 



RONALD ADAIR in 
"TARZAN OF THE APES" 



MOLLY PEARSON, REGINALD MASON, CHARLES CHERRY, WINIFRED lENIHAN, 
LYONEL WATTS in "THE DOVER ROAD" 



JOHN BARRYMORE in 
"CLAIR DE LUNE" 




LOU TELLEGEN 
"DON JUAN' 



HELEN HAYES, DONALD 

GALLAHER in 

"GOLDEN DAYS" 



ROLLO PETERS, ELSIE FERGUSON, CHARLES 
FRANCIS in "THE VARYING SHORE" 



JOHN BARRYMORE, JANE COOPER, HERBERT GRIMWOOD, DORIS EATON in 

ETHEL BARRfYMORE in "CLAIR DE LUNE" "ZIEGFELD FOLLIES" ] 85 




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LENORE ULRIC 
"KIKI' 



AlJOLSONin 
"BOMBO" 



FRANCINE LARRIMORE : 
"NICE PEOPLE" 




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HELEN WESTIEY, DUDLEY DIGGES, O. P. HEGGIE, LAURA HOPE CREWS in 
"MR. PIM PASSES BY" 



The star system was still going strong. Mrs. Fiske was playing 
in "Wake up, Jonathan!," George Arliss was in "The Green 
Goddess," Otis Skinner in "Blood and Sand," Ina Claire in 
"Bluebeard's Eighth Wife," Grace George in "Marie Antoinette," 
Leo Ditrichstein in "Toto," Elsie Ferguson in "The Varying 
Shore," William Gillette in "The Dream Maker," Marjorie Ram- 
beau in "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting," William Faversham in "The 
Silver Fox," Lionel Atwill in "The Grand Duke," William Hodge 
in "Beware of Dogs," Effie Shannon in "The Detour," Lou 
Tellegen in "Don Juan," Mary Ryan in "Only 38" and Grant 
Mitchell in "The Champion." 

Sothern and Marlowe appeared in Shakespearean repertoire 
and so did Robert B. Mantell; Lionel Barrymore and Julia 
Arthur co-starred in "Macbeth," and Margaret Anglin was seen 
in "Iphigenia in Aulis" and "The Trial of Joan of Arc." Marie 
Doro was in "Lilies of the Field" which proved to be her last 
appearance on the stage as she retired into private life. Ethel 
and John Barrymore appeared in Michael Strange's "Clair De 
Lune" supported by Violet Kemble Cooper and Dennis King, 
while Lionel Barrymore was appearing in "The Claw" with 
Irene Fenwick and Doris Rankin. Billie Burke was starring in 
Booth Tarkington's "The Intimate Strangers" supported by 
Alfred Lunt, Glenn Hunter and Frances Howard who married 
film mogul Samuel Goldwyn. Francine Larrimore's starring 




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"CAPTAIN APPLEJACK" 



vehicle was "Nice People" supported by Katharine Cornell and 
Tallulah Bankhead. Vivian Martin with Lynne Overman had a 
hit with "Just Married," while Grace LaRue with Hale Hamilton 
was also successful with "Dear Me." Helen Hayes was starring 
now in "The Wren" supported by Leslie Howard, but the play 
was a flop so she turned to "Golden Days." A. E. Matthews was 
in "Bulldog Drummond," a play H. B. Warner later took on tour. 

Otto Kruger and Violet Heming were in "Sonya," Lola Fisher 
and William Courtenay in "Honors Are Even" and Lucile Wat- 
son in "March Hares." "The Wandering Jew" was played by 
Tyrone Power, Helen Ware and Belle Bennett; "The White- 
Headed Boy" by Arthur Shields and Maire O'Neill; "Mary 
Stuart" by Clare Eames; "The White Peacock" by Olga Petrova 
and "The Mountain Man" by Sidney Blackmer and George 
Fawcett. 

Gilbert Emery's "The Hero" was given two productions dur- 
ing the year. It was first played by Grant Mitchell, Jetta Goudal 
and Robert Ames for only five performances and later it ran 80 
times with Richard Bennett, Fania Marinoff and Robert Ames. 
Laura Hope Crews, Phyllis Povah and Dudley Digges were in 
"Mr. Pim Passes By" and Charles Cherry and Winifred Lenihan 
in "The Dover Road." Hazel Dawn also appeared in another Al 
Woods farce, "Getting Gertie's Garter." "Tarzan of the Apes," 
dramatized from the popular book, was unsuccessfuL 



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"SIX-CYLINDER LOVE" 



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KATHARINE CORNELL, FRANCINE LARRIMORE, 
TALLULAH BANKHEAD in "NICE PEOPLE" 




KATHARINE CORNELL, ALLAN POLLOCK in 
"A BILL OF DIVORCEMENT" 



VIVIAN MARTIN, LYNNE OVERMAN in 
"JUST MARRIED" 



LYNN FONTANNE, JOHN V/ESTLEY in 
"DULCY" 




CATHERINE CALVERT, OTIS SKINNER, CORNELIA 
OTIS SKINNER in "BLOOD AND SAND" 



ELIZABETH PATTERSON, GLENN HUNTER, CLARE WELDON, BILLIE BURKE, 
FRANCES HOVi'ARD, ALFRED LUNT in "THE INTIMATE STRANGERS" 



GEORGE FAWCETT, SIDNEY BLACKMER in 
"THE MOUNTAIN MAN" 




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JOE SCHENCK, BERT WILLIAMS, GUS VAN, EDDIE DOV/IING, 
RAY DOOLEY in "ZIEGFEID FOLLIES" 



Revivals of the year included Laurette Taylor in "Peg 0' My 
Heart," Doris Keane in "Romance," David Warfield in "The 
Return of Peter Grimm," Frances Starr in "The Easiest Way," 
William Faversham in "The Squaw Man" and Wilton Lackaye 
and Charlotte Walker in "Trilby." 

"Blossom Time" was destined to prove the most durable of the 
year's musical productions with Bertram Peacock and Olga 
Cook heading the original cast. Ed Wynn was in "The Perfect 
Fool" and Al Jolson in "Bombo." Other musicals included 
"Tangerine," a big hit, starring Julia Sanderson and Frank 
Crumit who became husband and wife; "The Last Waltz" with 
Eleanor Painter and Walter Woolf; "Shuffle Along" with Sissle 
and Blake; "The Love Letter" with John Charles Thomas, Fred 
and Adele Astaire, Marjorie Gateson and Alice Brady; "Good 
Morning Dearie" with Louise Groody and Oscar Shaw; and 
"The O'Brien Girl" with Elizabeth Hines. 

Among the revues, the "Ziegfeld Follies of 1921" cast in- 
cluded Raymond Hitchcock, Fannie Brice, W. C. Fields, Ray 
Dooley, Vera Michelena and Mary Eaton; "George White's 
Scandals" had Ann Pennington, Charles King, Lester Allen 
and Aunt Jemima; "Music Box Revue" had William Collier, 
Sam Bernard, Florence Moore, Joseph Santley, Ivy Sawyer and 
Wilda Bennett; and the "Greenwich Village Follies" had Irene 
Franklin, Ted Lewis, James Watts and Al Herman. 




RICHARD BENNETT, FANIA MARINOFF, ROBERT AMES, 

JOSEPH DEPEW, ALMA BELWIN, BLANCHE FRIDERICI in 

"THE HERO" 



INA CLAIRE, BARRY BAXTER in 
"BLUEBEARD'S EIGHTH WIFE" 



OSCAR SHAW, OLIN HOWLAND, FREDERIC SANTLEY 
with the FAIRBANKS TWINS in 
"TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE" 




MRS. FISKE in 
"WAKE UP, 
JONATHANI" 



GEORGE M. COHAN in 
"THE TAVERN" 



HELEN WARE in 

"THE WANDERING 

JEW" 



JOSEPH SCHILDKRAUT, EVELYN CHARD, EVA LE GALLIENNE i 
"LILIOM" 



189 




E. H. SOTHERN as PETRUCHIO in 
"THE TAMING OF THE SHREW" 



JULIA MARLOWE os VIOLA in 
"TWELFTH NIGHT" 




190 



EDITH KING, FRANK MONROE in 
"THANK YOU" 



SAM BERNARD, JOSEPH SANTLEY, WILLIAM COLLIER, IVY SAWYER, 
WILDA BENNETT, FLORENCE MOORE in "MUSIC BOX REVUE" 



IRENE FENWICK, LIONEL BARRYMORE in 
"THE CLAW" 




Front L,ne. FRAN< BACON, LILLIAN ALBERTSON, FLORENCE REED, LILLIAN RUSSELL, NANCE O'NEIL, JANE COWL, HELEN WARE, MABEL TALIAFERRO, JOHN CHARLES THOMAS 

Second Line: JANE GREY, HELEN MccKELLAR, FRANCINE LARRIMORE, PEGGY WOOD, MARJORIE RAMBEAU, FANIA MARINOFF, ETHEL BARRYMORE MARTHA HEDMAN CHRYSTAL 

HERNE, MARGALO GILLMORE, BLANCHE RING. Top: ELSIE FERGUSON in SHAKESPEAREAN PAGEANT FOR ACTORS' EQUITY BENEFIT 



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PAULINE LORD in 
"ANNA CHRISTIE" 



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"THE NEST" 



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BARNEY BERNARD in 
"PARTNERS AGAIN" 



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"SECRETS" 



MARY SERVOSS i 

"THE MERCHANT 

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MARY 
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ijreatest dramatic tri- 
)f 1922 was "Rain" 
Jeanne Eagels in the 
role of Sadie Thompson, and the top 
comedy was "Merton of the Movies" 
with Glenn Hunter. It was an exciting 
theatrical year, and one of its most mem- 
orable events was John Barrymore's 
record-breaking production of "Ham- 
let" in which he was supported by Rosa- 
lind Fuller, Blanche Yurka, Tyrone 
Power and Whitford Kane. The longest 
run play of the year was "Abie's Irish 
Rose" by Anne Nichols. It had a sensa- 
tional run and chalked up 2,327 perfor- 
mances in spite of generally bad notices. 

Among the outstanding hits of the 
year were "Seventh Heaven" with Helen 
Menken and George Gaul, "He Who Gets 
Slapped" with Richard Bennett and Mar- 
galo Gillmore, "The Torchbearers" with 
Mary Boland and Alison Skipworth, 
"Partners Again" with Barney Bernard 
and Alexander Carr, "Loyalties" with 
James Dale and "The Hairy Ape" with 
Louis Wolheim. 

Other popular plays were "Shore 
Leave" starring Frances Starr, "The 
Awful Truth" played by Ina Claire and 
Bruce McRae, "To The Ladies" played 
by Helen Hayes and Otto Kruger, "The 
Goldfish" by Marjorie Rambeau, Wilton 
Lackaye and Wilfred Lytell, "The Old 
Soak" by Harry Beresford, "Lawful 
Larceny" by Lowell Sherman, Margaret 
Lawrence, Gail Kane and Alan Dine- 
hart, "The Truth About Blayds" by 
Alexandra Carlisle, "East of Suez" by 
Florence Reed, "Fashions For Men" by 
Helen Gahagan, 0. P. Heggie and Beth 
Merrill and "Up The Ladder" by Paul 
Kelly and Doris Kenyon. 

Bernard Shaw's lengthy fantasy, "Back 
to Methuselah," was produced by the 
Theatre Guild in three divisions and 
acted by George Gaul, Ernita Lascelles, 
Dennis King and Margaret Wycherly. 
The Guild also produced Karel Capek's 
robot melodrama, "R.U.R." and a medie- 
val mystery play called "The Tidings 
Brought to Mary." The season also saw 
the first productions of Pirandello's "Six 
Characters in Search of an Author" and 
Josef and Karel Capek's insect comedy, 
"The World We Live In." "The Cat and 
the Canary" with Henry Hull and Flo- 
rence Eldridge and "Whispering Wires" 
with Paul Kelly and Olive Tell were long 
run mystery plays. Other plays stressing 
horror and mystery were "The Last 
Warning," "The Monster" and "The 
Charlatan." 

David Warfield played "The Merchant 
of Venice" with Mary Servoss as Portia, 
while Robert B. Mantell and Fritz Leiber 
were trouping the country with their 
Shakespearean repertoire companies. 
Ethel Barrymore had an unhappy ex- 
perience with "Romeo and Juliet" and 
no better luck earlier when she appeared 
in "Rose Bernd." 

Other stars and their vehicles were 
Doris Keane in "The Czarina," Lauretta 
Taylor in "The National Anthem," Hen- 
ry Miller and Ruth Chatterton in "La 
Tendresse," Billie Burke in "Rose Briar," 




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Alice Brady in "Drifting," Margaret Lawrence in "Secrets," 
Jane Cowl in "Malvaloca," Irene Bordoni in "The French Doll," 
Walker Whiteside in "The Hindu," Fay Bainter in "The Lady 
Christilinda," Madge Kennedy in "Spite Corner," Grace George 
in "To Love," Arnold Daly in "Voltaire" and Jobyna Rowland 
in "The Texas Nightingale." 

Channing Pollock's "The Fool" proved one of the most popu- 
lar of all his plays and James Kirkwood headed the original cast. 
Elliott Nugent and J. C. Nugent wrote and played in "Kempy." 
Rudolph Schildkraut, father of Joseph, was starring in "The 
God of Vengeance," a play that was declared immoral and with- 
drawn by a court order after running eleven weeks. Other new 
plays of the year were "The Romantic Age," "Why Not?," "The 
Exciters," "Banco," "The First Fifty Years" and "So This Is 
London." The first of the Players' Club all-star revivals was 
given with a production of "The Rivals" played by Tyrone 
Power, Robert Warwick, Francis Wilson, John Craig, Henry 
E. Dixey, James T. Powers, Mary Shaw, Violet Heming and 
Patricia Collinge. 

From Moscow came M. Baileff's "Chauve-Souris" which 
proved to be the outstanding musical novelty of the year and 
extremely popular. Other musical hits were "The Lady in Er- 



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194 



JEANNE EAGELS in 
"RAIN" 



ROBERT ELLIOTT, JEANNE EAGELS, 
RAPLEY HOLMES in "RAIN" 



ALICE BRADY, ROBERT WARWICK in 
"DRIFTING" 



mine" with Wilda Bennett and Walter Woolf, "The Gingham 
Girl" with Helen Ford and Eddie Buzzell, "Sally, Irene and 
Mary" with Eddie Dowling and Hal Van Rensselaer, and "The 
Greenwich Village Follies" with Carl Randall, Marjorie Peter- 
son and Savoy and Brennan. 

Elsie Janis appeared in "Elsie Janis and Her Gang," Peggy 
Wood was in "The Clinging Vine," Edith Day, Queenie Smith 
and Hal Skelly were in "Orange Blossoms," Elizabeth Hines and 
Charles King in "Little Nellie Kelly," and Frank Tinney in 
"Daffy Dill." Eddie Cantor was in "Make It Snappy" and Nora 
Bayes in "Queen o' Hearts." 

Vivienne Segal, Mary Eaton, Gilda Gray, Gallagher and 
Shean and Mary Lewis were in "Ziegfeld Follies, 1922," George 
White, Lester Allen, W. C. Fields and Paul Whiteman's orches- 
tra in "Scandals," Willie and Eugene Howard, Arthur Margetson 
and Francis Renault in "The Passing Show of 1922," and Clark 
and McCullough. Grace LaRue, Charlotte Greenwood and John 
Steel in "Music Box Revue." 

Other musicals of the year were "Up In The Clouds," "The 
Blue Kitten," "The Hotel Mouse." "Marjolaine" and "Letty 
Pepper." Howard Thurston, the Magician, was seen in a one 
man show of magic acts. 



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RALPH MORGAN, LAURETTE TAYLOR in 
■THE NATIONAL ANTHEM" 



JAMES RENNIE, FRANCES STARR in 
"SHORE LEAVE" 



GLENN HUNTER in 
"MERTON OF THE MOVIES" 



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HELEN HAYES, OHO KRUGER in 
"TO THE LADIES" 



FLORENCE NASH, GLENN HUNTER in 
"MERTON OF THE MOVIES" 



195 




MARJORIE RAMBEAU 
■THE GOLDFISH" 



DORIS KEANE in 
"THE CZARINA" 



DAVID WARFIELD in 
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE" 



IRENE BORDONI in 
"THE FRENCH DOLL' 




BLANCHE FRIDERICI, HENRY HULL, BETH FRANKLYN, 

JANE WARRINGTON, FLORENCE ELDRIDGE in 

"THE CAT AND THE CANARY" 



FAY BAINTER in 
THE LADY CRISTILINDA" 



ROBERT E. O'CONNOR, HARRY BERESFORD, EVA 
WILLIAMS in "THE OLD SOAK" 




BILLIE BURKE, ALAN DINEHART in 
1 96 "ROSE BRIAR" 



JAMES T. POWERS, JOHN CRAIG, MARY SHAW, TYRONE POWER, 
HENRY E. DIXEY in "THE RIVALS " 



MARGALO GILLMORE, RICHARD BENNETT in 
"HE WHO GETS SLAPPED" 




WAITER WOOLF in 
"THE LADY IN ERMINE" 



ADELE AND FRED ASTAIRE in 
"FOR GOODNESS SAKE" 



ELSIE JANIS in 
"ELSIE JANIS AND HER GANG" 



NORA BAYES in 
"QUEEN O' HEARTS" 




"SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR" 
with MARGARET WYCHERLY 



FLORENCE REED in 

"EAST OF SUEZ" 



KENNETH MacKENNA, BEATRICE MAUDE in 
"THE WORLD WE LIVE IN" 




O. P. HEGGIE, ALEXANDRA CARLISLE in 
"THE TRUTH ABOUT BLADYS" 



DORIS KEANE, BASIL RATHBONE in 
"THE CZARINA" 



LOUIS WOLHEIM in 
"THE HAIRY APE" 



ARTHUR SHAW, MARY BOLAND in 

"THE TORCHBEARERS" | 97 




WIIL ROGERS in 
"2IEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1922" 



GILDA GRAY in 
"ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1922" 



HENRY MILLER, RUTH 
CHATTERTON in 
"LA TENDRESSE" 



MARIE L. DAY, MADGE 

KENNEDY in 

"SPITE CORNER" 




BRUCE McRAE, INA CLAIRE in 
198 "■'"E AWFUL TRUTH" 



JAMES KIRKWOOD, SARA SOTHERN in 
"THE FOOL" 



DONALD GALLAHER, LEAH WINSLOW, EDMUND 
BREEZE in "SO THIS IS LONDON" 



OLIVE TELL, PAUL KELLY in 
"WHISPERING WIVES" 




ALAN DINEHART, GAIL KANE, MARGARET LAWRENCE in 
"LAWFUL LARCENY" 



VICTOR MORLEY, JOSEPH CAWTHORN, MARION SUNSHINE, 

LILLIAN LORRAINE, ROBERT WOOLSEY, DOUGLAS 

STEVENSON in "THE BLUE KITTEN" 



J. C. NUGENT, ELLIOTT NUGENT in 
"KEMPY" 




CHARLOTTE MONTEREY, 
ARNOLD DALY in 

"VOLTAIRE" 



FRANCES WHITE, 
TAYLOR HOLMES in 
"THE HOTEL MOUSE" 



Above: KATINKA; Lower: THE WOODEN SOLDIERS 
From "CHAUVE-SOURIS" 



NANCY WELFORD, 

HAL SKELLY in 

"ORANGE BLOSSOMS" 



IRENE OLSEN, 

GUY ROBERTSON in 

"DAFFY DILL" 




ELIZABETH HINES, 

jBARRETT GREENWOOD in 

'LITTLE NELLIE KELLY" 



BERT SAVOY, JAY BRENNAN in 
"GREENWICH VILLAGE FOLLIES' 



EDDIE BUZZELL, HELEN FORD in 
"THE GINGHAM GIRL" 



PEGGY WOOD, LOUISE GALLOWAY in 
"THE CLINGING VINE" 



EDDIE CANTOR in 
"MAKE IT SNAPPY" 

199 




JOHN BARRYMORE as "HAMLET" with 
BLANCHE YURKA as THE QUEEN 



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200 




IVAN MOSKVINE in 
'SAR FYODOR IVANOVITCH" 



HELEN GAHAGAN, PAUL KELLY in 

"CHAINS" 



ALFRED LUNT, LAURETTE TAYLOR in 
"SWEET NELL OF OLD DRURY" 



MRS. FISKE, FRANCIS LISTER in 
"MARY, MARY, QUITE CONTRARY" 



HENRIETTA CROSMAN, FLORENCE 
JOHNS in "CHILDREN OF THE MOON" 




Jane Cowl scoring one of the major successes of 
her career in "Romeo and Juliet" with Rollo Peters 
as Romeo, and Walter Hampden appearing in the 
new Brian Hooker version of Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac" 
with Carroll McComas as Roxane were two of the major events 
of the year 1923. Later in the year, Miss Cowl appeared with 
Mr. Peters in Maeterlinck's "Pelleas and Melisande." 

The Theatre Guild was having an impressive year with fine 
revivals of "Peer Gynt" with Joseph Schildkraut, "The Devil's 
Disciple" with Basil Sydney and Roland Young, and the first 
American production of Shaw's "Saint Joan" with Winifred 
Lenihan. Julia Arthur played the title role in this on the road. 

Eleonora Duse began her farewell American tour with "The 
Lady From the Sea," "Ghosts," "Cosi Sia," "La Porta Chiusa" 
and "La Citta Morta" in her repertory. It was a tour that ended 
tragically with her death from pneumonia in Pittsburgh. 

The Moscow Art Players arrived from Russia and were an 
artistic success with such plays as "The Lower Depths," "The 
Cherry Orchard," "The Three Sisters," "Tsar Fyodor Ivano- 
vitch" and "The Brothers KaramazofT." Sir John Martin Harvey, 
over from London, was impressing audiences with "Oedipus 
Rex." Sothern and Marlowe were including the seldom produced 




WINIFRED LENIHAN os 
"SAINT JOAN" 




LOWELL 
SHERMAN 



ALISON 
SKIPWORTH 



ALAN 


EMILY ANN 


TOM 


ROBERTA 


BASIL 


JUNE 


DINEHART 


WELLMAN 


POWERS 


ARNOLD 


RATHBONE 


WALKER 




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v LE GALLIENNE 

in 
"THE SWAN" 



RALPH MORGAN, HENRY HULL, LYNN FONTANNE, 
ROBERT STRANGE in "IN LOVE WITH LOVE" 



LUCILE WATSON, H. B. WARNER, GEOFFREY KERR in 
"YOU AND I" 



McKAY MORRIS 
"THE RIVALS"201 





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JANE COWL, ROLLO PETERS in 
"PELLEAS AND MELISANDE" 




"Cymbeline" in their Shakespearean re- 
pertoire while Marjorie Rambeau failed 
as Rosalind in "As You Like It" with 
Ian Keith as her Orlando. The Players' 
Club revived "The School for Scandal" 
with John Drew, Ethel Barrymore and 
Robert B. Mantell heading an all-star 
cast. 

The Pulitzer Prize was awarded to 
"Icebound" by Owen Davis. Other im- 
portant new plays were Molnar's "The 
Swan" with Eva Le Gallienne, Basil 
Rathbone and Philip Merivale, Gilbert 
Emery's "Tarnish" with Tom Powers, 
Ann Harding and Fania MarinofF, and 
Lee Wilson Dodd's "The Changelings" 
with Blanche Bates, Henry Miller, Laura 
Hope Crews, Ruth Chatterton and Geoff- 
rey Kerr. 

Lula Vollmer was represented by "Sun 
L'p" in which Lucille LaVerne played 
the Widow Cagle, and also by "The 
Shame Woman" which featured Florence 
Rittenhouse. This year also saw produc- 
tions of "You and I" by Philip Barry, 
"The Adding Machine" by Elmer Rice, 
"Robert E. Lee" by John Drinkwater 
and "Windows" by John Galsworthy. 

Katharine Cornell appeared with Otto 
Kruger in "Will Shakespeare," Louise 
Huff with Ben Lyon in "Mary the Third," 
Judith Anderson with Frank Keenan in 
"Peter Weston," Helen Gahagan with 
Paul Kelly in "Chains" and June Walker 
with Otto Kruger in "The Nervous 
Wreck." 




LUCILLE LA VERNE in 
"SUN UP" 



Irene Bordoni played in "Little Miss 
Bluebeard," Nazimova in "Dagmar," 
CTenevieve Tobin in "Polly Preferred," 
I'auline Frederick in "The Guilty One," 
Laurette Taylor in "Humoresque," and 
IJhel Barrymore in "The Laughing 
Lady." Alice Brady appeared in "Zander 
the Great," Norman Trevor in "The 
Mountebank," Ruth Gordon in "Tweed- 
Ips" and Grant Mitchell in "The Whole 
Town's Talking." 

Maude Fulton was in "The Humming 
Bird." Florence Reed in "The Lullaby," 
William Hodge in "For AH of Us" and 
iieryl Mercer in "Queen Victoria." Mary 
Nash appeared in "The Lady," Olga 
I'etrova in "Hurricane," Mary Ryan in 
■Red Light Annie" and George M. 
iihan in "The Song and Dance Man." 

"Sweet Nell of Old Drury" was played 
IV Laurette Taylor. Lynn Fontanne and 
Mfred Lunt; "Aren't We All?" by Cyril 
Vlaude, Alma Tell and Leslie Howard; 
"Two Fellows and a Girl" by Alan Dine- 
lart. Ruth Shepley and John Halliday, 
ind "Children of the Moon" by Hen- 
ietta Crosman. "In Love With Love" 
vas acted by Lynn Fontanne, Henry 
[uU and Ralph Morgan; "Casanova" by 
>owell Sherman, Katharine Cornell and 
vlary Ellis; "Spring Cleaning" by Violet 
Teming, A. E. Matthews, Arthur Byron 
ind Estelle Winwood, and "The Woman 
m the Jury" by Mary Newcomb. 



ROBERT AMES, EDNA MAY OLIVER in 
"ICEBOUND" 



CARROLL McCOMAS as 
ROXANE 



CYRIL MAUDE, ALMA TEIL in 

"AREN'T WE ALL" 203 




PHILIP MERIVAIE, EVA LE GALIIENNE, BASIL 
RATHBONE in "THE SWAN" 



JUNE WALKER, OTTO KRUGER in 
"THE NERVOUS WRECK" 



MARY BOLAND, CLIFTON WEBB in 
"MEET THE WIFE" 



SELENA ROYLE, JOSEPH SCHILDKRAUT i 
"PEER OYNT" 




BASIL SYDNEY, LOTUS ROBB, ROLAND YOUNG in 
"THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE" 



FRANK KEENAN, JUDITH ANDERSON in 
"PETER WESTON" 



JOHN HALLIDAY,CLAIBORNE FOSTER, RUTH SHEPLEY, ALAN 
DINEHART in "TWO FELLOWS AND A GIRL" 




fANIA MARINOFF, TOM POWERS, ANN HARDING 
"TARNISH" 



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ROBERT NOBLE, VIOLET HEMING, A. E. MATTHEWS, BLYTHE DALY, GORDON 

ASH, MAXINE McDONALD, PAULINE WHITSON, C. HAVILAND CHAPELLE, 

ARTHUR BYRON, ESTELLE WINWOOD in "SPRING CLEANING" 



WLL. bHLK.S-,AN, KATHARINE CORNELL 
"CASANOVA" 




ALICE BRADY, JEROME PATRICK in 
"ZANDER THE GREAT" 



IRENE FENWICK, IAN KEITH, LIONEL 
BARRYMORE in "LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH!" 



MARJORIE RAMBEAU as 
ROSALIND 



FRANK MORGAN, FLORENCE REED in 
"THE LULLABY" 




^ARY NASH. ELISABETH FANIA MARINOFF, 

RISDON in ERNEST COSSART in 



"THE LADY" 



GAIL KANE, McKAY 
MORRIS in 
'THE LOVE HABIT" "THE BREAKING POINT' 



RICHARD STEVENSON, BETTY PIERCE in 
"V^fHITE CARGO" 




HENRY MILLER, BLANCHE BATES, RUTH CHATTERTON in 
"THE CHANGELINGS" 



BEN LYON, LOUISE HUFF 
"MARY THE THIRD" 



Otis Skinner was seen in "Sanciio Panza," Mrs. Fibke in 
"Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary." Mary Boland starred in "Meet 
the Wife," Eugene O'Brien in "Steve," and "Laugh, Clown, 
Laugh" starred Lionel Barrymore. "White Cargo," a lurid 
drama, caught the public fancy and so did the comedy "The 
Potters" which started Raymond Guion, better known as Gene 
Raymond, on the road to fame. 

Foremost among the tuneful entertainment were "Wildflower" 
with Edith Day and Guy Robertson, "Poppy" with Madge Ken- 
nedy and W. C. Fields, "Kid Boots" with Eddie Cantor and Mary 
Eaton, and "Little Jessie James" with Nan Halperin, Miriam 
Hopkins and Allen Kearns. 

Other musicals were "The Dancing Girl" with Trini and Marie 
Dressier, "Helen of Troy, N.Y." with Queenie Smith, "Battling 
Buttler" with Charles Ruggles, "Dew Drop Inn" with James 
Barton. "Stepping Stones" with Fred and Dorothy Stone. 

Joe Cook and Peggy Hopkins Joyce were in the "Vanities," 
Frank Fay in "Artists and Models," Frank Tinney, Joseph Sant- 
ley. Ivy Sawyer, Florence Moore. Grace Moore and John Steel 
in "Music Box Revue." Alice Delvsia in "Topics of 1923." 
Miller and Lyles in "Runnin' Wild." "Nifties of 1923" featured 
William Collier, Sam Bernard, Hazel Dawn and the Tiller Girls, 
and in the "Ziegfeld Follies" cast were Fannie Brice, Bert and 
Betty Wheeler, and Paul Whiteman and hi? orchestra. 



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CHARLES COLUMBUS, 

FLORENCE O'DENISHAWN, 

NELSON SNOW in 



FLORENCE MOORE, JOHN STEEL, IVY SAWYER, JOSEPH SANTLEY, GRACE MOORE, FRANK TINNEY, 
tinging "YES, WE HAVE NO BANANAS" in "MUSIC BOX REVUE- 



CHARLES RUGGL 
"BATTLING BUT! 



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DOROTHY STONE, FRED STONE, ALIENE CRATER 
"STEPPING STONES" 



W. C. FIELDS in 

"POPPY" 



EDITH DAY, GUY ROBERTSON In 
"WILDFIOWER" 




MITZI in 
"THE MAGIC RING 



OSCAR SHAW, LOUISE GROODY in 
"ONE KISS" 



BEN BARD, MARIE DRESSLER, JACK 
PEARL in "THE DANCING GIRL" 



JOE SCHENCK,TiAZEL DAWN, 

FLORENZ AMES in "PARODY ON 

RAIN" in "NIFTIES OF 1923" 



ALLEN KEARNS, MIRIAM HOPKINS in 
"LITTLE JESSIE JAMES';,__ 

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ELEONORA DUSE 




ALINE 


ROLAND 


BLANCHE 


LOU 


KATHERINE 


PAUL 


NEDDA 


MacMAHON 


YOUNG 


YURKA 


TELLEGEN 


ALEXANDER 


KELLY 


HARRIGAN 




GEORGE 


HELEN 


OTTO 


MARGARET 


IAN 


HEDDA 


HELEN 


GAUL 


WESTLEY 


KRUGER 


WYCHERLY 


KEITH 


HOPPER 


MacKELLAR 




WILLARD 
MACK 



ALMA TELL 



OLIVE TELL 



FRANK KEENAN 
PLAYERS OF THE PERIOD 



HELEN MENKEN 



VIOLET KEMBLE 
COOPER 



GEOFFREY 
KERR 



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"FATA MORGANA" 



PHYlllS POVAH, O. P. HEGGIE, 
FREDERIC BURT in "MINICK" 






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MARY YOUNG in PHILIP MERIVALE, INA CLAIRE in GRETA NISSEN in 

"DANCING MOTHERS" "GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE" "BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK" 



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PAULINE LORD, RICHARD BENNETT, GLENN ANDERS in 
"THEY KNEV/ V/HAT THEY WANTED" 



There were many distinguished plays produced in 
1924. Among them were two Pulitzer Prize plays: 
Hatcher Hughes' "Hell-Bent fer Heaven" for the 
1923-24 season and Sidney Howard's "They Knew What They 
Wanted" for the 1924-25 season. Pauline Lord and Richard 
Bennett were starred in the latter play while Glenn Anders ap- 
peared to advantage in both plays. Others were the Maxwell An- 
derson-Laurence Stallings war play, "What Price Glory?" with 
Louis Wolheim as Capt. Flagg and William Boyd as Sgt. Quirt, 
George Kelly's "The Show Off" with Louis John Bartels in the 
title role, Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms" acted by 
Walter Huston and Mary Morris, and Sutton Vane's "Outward 
Bound" with Alfred Lunt, Leslie Howard, Beryl Mercer, Mar- 
galo Gillmore, Dudley Digges and Charlotte Granville. 

Among the stars, George Arliss appeared in "Old English," 
Ina Claire in "Grounds For Divorce," H. B. Warner in "Silence," 
Elsie Ferguson in "The Moonflower," Emily Stevens with Mor- 
gan Farley in "Fata Morgana," Lenore Ulric with William 
Courtenay in "The Harem," Louis Mann in "Milgrim's Pro- 
gress," Doris Keane with Jacob Ben-Ami in "Welded," Mrs. 
Fiske in "Helena's Babies" and Grace George with Laura Hope 
Crews in "The Merry Wives of Gotham." 



OSGOOD PERKINS, MARION BALIOU, GEORGE W. 

BARBIER, ANNE CARPENGER, ROLAND YOUNG 

in "BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK" 



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210 "'•"'C in "THE HAREM" 



ETHEL BARRYMORE, HENRY DANIELL in 
"THE SECOND MRS. TANQUERAY" 



EUGENE POWERS, BERYL MERCER, CHARLOTTE GkANVILLE, lYONEL WATTS, ALFRED LUNT, LESLIE 
HOWARD, MARGALO GILLMORE in "OUTWARD BOUND" 



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KATHERINE GREY, NORMAN TREVOR, 
MRS. THOMAS WHIFFEN in 
"THE GOOSE HANGS HIGH" 



WALTER HUSTON, MARY MORRIS, 

CHARLES ELLIS in 

"DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS" 



BURKE CLARKE, GLENN ANDERS, CLARA BLANDICK, AUGUSTIN DUNCAN in 
"HELL-BENT FER HEAVEN" 



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Ethel Barrymore revived "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray." 
Other revivals were Marilyn Miller in "Peter Pan" with Leslie 
Banks as Capt. Hook; Jane Cowl with Rollo Peters in "Antony 
and Cleopatra ; " Bertha Kalish in "The Kreutzer Sonata ;" James 
K. Hackett with Clare Eames in "Macbeth;" Miss Ames also 
revived "Hedda Gabler;" "She Stoops to Conquer" was pre- 
sented by The Players' Club with an all-star cast. 

Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne were having their first great 
success as a team with "The Guardsman," while Judith Ander- 
son was also receiving applause for her performance in "Cobra" 
with Louis Calhern. After his success in "Liliom," Joseph Schild- 
kraut won new laurels and stardom for his performance in "The 
Firebrand." Katharine Cornell and Helen Hayes were both 
advancing rapidly and both had a very active year. Miss Hayes 
first appeared in "We Moderns," then "Dancing Mothers" with 
Mary Young and John Halliday, and in December she co-starred 
with Sidney Blackmer in "Quarantine." Miss Cornell appeared 
in "The Way Things Happen," was Lionel Atwill's leading 
lady in "The Outsider," Robert Loraine's vis-a-vis in "Tiger 
Cats," and also in December had great success with a revival of 
"Candida." She has since revived it several times. In this pro- 
duction Richard Bird played Marchbanks, Pedre De Cordoba 
was Morell and Clare Eames, Prosey. 



JUDITH ANDERSON 



"COBRA" 



ELSIE FERGUSON, SIDNEY 

BLACKMER in 

"THE MOONFLOV/ER" 



H. B. V/ARNER 



"SILENCE" 



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HELEN LOWELL, REGINA WALLACE, LOUIS JOHN BARTELS, C. W. GOODRICH, 

GUY D'ENNERY, LEE TRACY, JULIETTE CROSBY in 

"THE SHOW OFF" 



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LOUIS WOLHEIM, WILLIAM BOYD in 
"WHAT PRICE GLORY?" 



FRANCES HOWARD, JAMES RENNIE, 

CHARLES RICHMAN in 

"THE BEST PEOPLE" 



NYDIA WESTMAN, WALLACE 

FORD in 211 

"PIGS" 



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JOSEPH SCHILDKRAUT in 
"THE FIREBRAND" 



TOP: ORVILLE CALDWELL, ROSAMUND PINCHOT, 

LADY DIANA MANNERS AND A SCENE from 

"THE MIRACLE" 



MARILYN MILLER 
as "PETER PAN" 




NANA BRYANT, FRANK MORGAN, HORTENSE ALDEN (left) 

JOSEPH SCHILDKRAUT (center) EDWARD G. ROBINSON (right) 

in "THE FIREBRAND" 



JANE COWL in 
"ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA" 



BERNARD A. REINOLD, SIDNEY BLACKMER, HELEN HAYES, 
BERYL MERCER in "QUARANTINE" 




212 



KATHARINE CORNELL, PEDRO 

DE CORDOBA in 

"CANDIDA" 



LIONEL ATWILL, PAT SOMERSET, 

KATHAtliNE C(5^EIL in 

"THE OUTSIDER" 



GEORGE ARLISS 

in 
"OLD ENGLISH" 



JOHN HALLIDAY, HELEN HAYES 

in 

"DANCING MOTHERS" 



The Century Theatre was effectively 
redecorated to look like a cathedral for 
the Morris Gest and Ray Comstock pro- 
duction of "The Miracle," a religious 
legend spectacularly staged by Max 
Reinhardt. It was one of the theatrical 
events of the year. Lady Diana Manners 
played the Madonna, Rosamond Pinchot 
was the Nun, Orville Caldwell, the Knight 
and others in the cast were Rudolph 
Schildkraut, Schuyler Ladd, Werner 
Krauss and Fritz Peld, 

"Beggar on Horseback" by George S. 
Kaufman and Marc Connelly was an un- 
usual play. Roland Young played the 
lead, supported by Kay Johnson, Osgood 
Perkins, Spring Byington and Grethe 
Ruzt-Nissen (Greta Nissen). 

Other new plays were "The Goose 
Hangs High" by Lewis Beach, "Express- 
ing Willie" by Rachel Crothers, "The 
Youngest" by Philip Barry and "Minick" 
by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. 
Also there were "Pigs" with Wallace 
Ford and Nydia Westman, "Ladies of 
the Evening" with Beth Merrill, Edna 
Hibbard and Vernon Steele, "The Best 
People" with James Rennie and Frances 
Howard, "High Stakes" with Lowell 
Sherman and Wilton Lackaye, "Cheaper 
to Marry" with Robert Warwick, Clai- 
borne Foster and Alan Dinehart and 
"Conscience" in which Lillian Foster 
scored. 

Billie Burke, Ruth Chatterton and Fay 
Bainter were all appearing in musical 
comedies, which was an event, since they 
usually appeared only in straight plays. 
Miss Burke with Ernest Truex was in 
"Annie Dear," Miss Bainter with Walter 
Woolf was in "The Dream Girl," while 
Miss Chatterton had her newly acquired 
husband, Ralph Forbes, as her leading 
man in "The Magnolia Lady." 

And the year offered two musical com- 
edies of exceptional popularity: "Rose 
Marie" and "The Student Prince." Mary 
Ellis played the title role in the former 
with Dennis King as her leading man, 
and in the latter, Howard Marsh was the 
original Prince Karl to the Kathie of Use 
Marenga. 

"Chariot's Revue" was the most dis- 
tinguished offering in its ' field, and 
served to introduce the rare talents of 
Jack Buchanan, Gertrude Lawrence and 
Beatrice Lillie. 

Many other musical shows were pre- 
sented during the year, and the quality 
was high. The Duncan Sisters appeared 
in "Topsy and Eva," Wilda Bennett in 
"Mme. Pompadour," the Marx Brothers 
in "I'll Say She Is," Fred and Adele 
Astaire in "Lady, Be Good," Ed Wynn 
in "The Grab Bag" and Eleanor Painter 
in "The Chiffon Girl." 

Will Rogers, Ann Pennington, Lupino 
Lane and Imogene Wilson were in the 
"Ziegfeld Follies," Lester Allen and Win- 
nie Lightner in the "George White's 
Scandals," Joe Cook and Sophie Tucker 
in the "Vanities," Grace Moore, Fannie 
Brice and Clark and McCuUough in the 
"Music Box Revue." Moran and Mack 
and the Dolly Sisters were in "Greenwich 
Village Follies." 




ANN PENNINGTON in MOLLY MciNTYRE, CHRYSTAL HERNE, ALAN BROOKS, RICHARD STERLING, 
"ZIEGFELD FOLLIES" JOHN GERARD, LOUISE CLOSSER HALE, DOUGLAS GARDEN, MERLE 

MADDERN, WARREN WILLIAM in "EXPRESSING WILLIE" 



FRANCES 
WHITE 213 




BEATRICE LILIIE in 
"CHARIOT'S REVUE OF 1924" 



JACK DONAHUE, QUEENIE SMITH in 
"BE YOURSELF" 



FAY BAINTER, WALTER WOOLF in 
"THE DREAM GIRL" 



GERTRUDE LAWRENCE in 
"CHARIOTS REVUE OF 1924" 




ADA-MAY WEEKS, 
214 HARRY PUCK in 
"LOLLIPOP" 



"THE GRAB BAG" 



FRED ASTAIRE, ADELE ASTAIRE, CLIFF EDWARDS 

in 

"LADY, BE GOOD" 



ROY ROYSTON, 

ELIZABETH HINES in 

"MARJORIE" 



PHILIP McCULLOUGH 

BOBBY CLARK in 
"MUSIC BOX REVUE 





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ALFRED LUNT and LYNN FONTANNE in 
"THE GUARDSMAN" 



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CREWS 





ESTELLE WINWOOD 

WILLIAM FARNUM i 

■THE BUCCANEER" 



A. P. KAYE, PAUL GUIIFOYLE, EUGENE POWERS, KATHARINE CORNELL, LESLIE HOWARD, GORDON ASH in 

"THE GREEN HAT " 



VICTOR MOORE, 

OTTO KRUGER in 

"EASY COME, EASY GO" 



MILDRED FLORENCE, WARREN 

WILLIAM, JOHN WESTLEY in 

"12 MILES OUT" 



GARETH HUGHES 



"THE DUNCE BOY" 




MARY NEWCOMB 



"NIGHT HAWK" 



RALPH FORBES, 
RUTH CHATTERTON in 
■THE LITTLE MINISTER"' 



ELLIOTT NUGENT 



'THE POOR NUT" 



The first New York productions of 1925 opened on 
the same night and were both well received. "Mrs. 
Partridge Presents," a pleasant comedy, was acted 
by Blanche Bates, Ruth Gordon and Eliot Cabot. "Is Zat So?" 
an overnight success, was played by Robert Armstrong and James 
Gleason, and the latter co-authored this comedy with Richard 
Taber. Later in the season, "The Fall Guy," a writing collabora- 
tion by Mr. Gleason and George Abbott became another hit, 
providing an excellent role for Ernest Truex. 

"Craig's Wife" by George Kelly was the Pulitzer Prize winner 
with Chrystal Heme scoring. Other successes were Channing 
Pollock's "The Enemy" starring Fay Bainter, "The Dove" bril- 
liantly played by Holbrook Blinn and Judith Anderson, "The 
Cradle Snatchers" with Mary Boland and Edna May Oliver, 
"The Jazz Singer" with George Jessel, "The Poor Nut" with 
Elliot Nugent, also "Aloma of the South Seas"' and "The Gorilla." 
Among the comedies of the year were "The Butter and Egg 
Man" with Gregory Kelly, "The Patsy" with Claiborne Foster, 
"Alias the Deacon" with Berton Churchill, "The Grand Duchess 
and the Waiter" wtih Elsie Ferguson, Basil Rathbone and Alison 
Skipworth, and "Hell's Bells" with Humphrey Bogart and Shirley 
Booth making her Broadway debut. 

Ina Claire scored a great success in "The Last of Mrs. Chey- 
ney" with A. E. Matthews and Roland Young, while Glenn Hunter 
was outstanding in "Young Woodley," a play of English school 




ALFRED LUNT, LYNN FONTANNE in 
ni^^ARMS AND THE MAN" 



LIONEL ATWILL, HELEN HAYES in 
'CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA" 



RAYMOND HACKETT, MARGARET DALE, HUMPHREY BOGART, MARY BOLAND, EDNA MAY OLIVER, 
RAYMOND GUION (GENE RAYMOND) in "THE CRADLE SNATCHERS" 




life written by John Van Druten. 

The fad for Michael Arlen was at its height, and he made his 
own dramatization of "The Green Hat" in which Katharine 
Cornell portrayed his celebrated Iris March. She was supported 
by Leslie Howard and Margalo Gillmore. Mr. Arlen was also 
represented on the boards by "These Charming People" with 
Cyril Maude, Alma Tell, Edna Best and Herbert Marshall. 

Noel Coward, then in his mid-twenties, created a furore among 
sophisticates by his first American production: "The Vortex." 
Mr. Coward himself played the lead opposite Lilian Braithwaite. 
Less than a month later another Coward comedy, "Hay Fever," 
was produced with Laura Hope Crews, and before the year was 
over Jane Cowl was appearing in his "Easy Virtue." 

Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra" was chosen as the opening 
attraction for the new Guild Theatre. The production was out- 
standing, and both Helen Hayes and Lionel Atwill won critical 
acclaim. 

Other Theatre Guild productions of the year were "Proces- 
sional"— a jazz symphony of American life, done in the impres- 
sionistic manner — and a refreshing revue called "Garrick 
Gaieties" with a score by Rodgers and Hart, and whose young 
hopefuls included Sterling Holloway, Romney Brent, Philip 
Loeb, Edith Meisner, Hildegarde Halliday and Libby Holman. 
Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne appeared in "Arms and the 
Man," and the double bill of "A Man of Destiny" and "Androcles 



CLARK SILVERNAIL, 

CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER in 

"WHITE COLLARS" 



WALTER GILBERT 

in "ALOMA OF THE 

SOUTH SEAS" 




NANCY RYAN, ROLAND YOUNG, WINIFRED HARRIS, MAY BUCKLEY, FELIX AYLMER, INA CLAIRE, 
HELEN HAYE, in "THE LAST OF MRS. CHEYNEY" 



JOSEPHINE HULL, CHRYSTAL HERNE 
"CRAIG'S WIFE" 



GEORGE JESSEL in 
"THE JAZZ SINGER" 



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HELEN GAHAGAN, GLENN 

HERBERT BUNSTON ir 
"YOUNG WOODLEY" 



ADRIENNE MORRISON, BASIL SYDNEY, 

ERNEST LAWFORD in 

"HAMLET" 


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IRENE BORDONI, 

HENRY KENDALL in 

NAUGHTY CINDERELLA" 


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MUIR, LAURA HOPE CREWS, 
FRIEDA INESCORT in 
"HAY FEVER" 


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TOM POWERS, CLARE FAMES in 
"THE MAN OF DESTINY" 



MRS. FISKE, TOM WISE in 
"THE RIVALS" 



RALPH SIPPERLY, BEATRICE NOYES, ERNEST TRUEX in 
"THE FALL GUY" 




CHARLES 
TROWBRIDGE 



CORA 
WITHERSPOON 



ROLLO 
PHERS 



CHAUNCEY OLCOn, 

JAMES T. POWERS in 

"THE RIVALS" 



ANNE 
SUTHERLAND 



WALTER 
HUSTON 



ELIZABETH 
PAHERSON 




JAMES GLEASON, SIDNEY RIGGS, ROBERT 
ARMSTRONG in "IS ZAT SO?" 

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NOEL COWARD, LILIAN BRAITHWAITE in 
"THE VORTEX" 



JUNE WALKER, BEN GRAUER, BLANCHE FRIDERICI, GEORGE ABBOTT in 

"PROCESSIONAL" 



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in "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE" 




and the Lion" also clicked. Ruth Chatterton with Ralph Forbes 
appeared in "The Man With A Load of Mischief" and a revival 
of "The Little Minister." Mary Newcomb played in "Night 
Hawk," Gareth Hughes was in "The Dunce Boy," Laurette Tay- 
lor did "Pierre the Prodigal" and Peggy Wood won great ac- 
claim in "Candida." 

Other stars and their plays included George M. Cohan in 
"American Born," E. H. Sothern in "Accused," Grace George 
in "She Had To Know," Irene Bordoni in "Naughty Cinderella," 
Alice Brady in "Oh, Mama," William Farnum with Estelle Win- 
wood in "The Buccaneer," Marjorie Rambeau in "The Valley of 
Content," Lionel Barrymore in "The Piker" and Doris Keane 
in "Starlight." 

Eugene O'Neill's "The Fountain" had a short run, and so did 
Maxwell Anderson's Hobo play, "Outside Looking In" and 
"Wild Birds" by Dan Totheroh. 

Walter Hampden did Shakespearean revivals including 
"Othello" and "The Merchant of Venice" and "Hamlet" with 
Ethel Barrymore. A Modern Dress Version of "Hamlet" was 
also done by Basil Sydney. There were outstanding revivals of 
"The Wild Duck" with Blanche Yurka, Tom Powers and Helen 
Chandler, and "The Rivals" with an all-star cast headed by Mrs. 
Fiske which toured the country with great success. 

The Moscow Art Theatre Musical Studio presented in their 
repertoire an exciting "Carmencita and the Soldier" and a ver- 
sion of "Lysistrata" with music by Gliere. Olga Baclanova scored 
a personal triumph in both of these plays. 

Musical fare was abundant and hits were numerous. Dennis 
King had a tremendous success in "The Vagabond King" and 
Marilyn Miller had a smash in "Sunny." "No, No, Nanette" and 
"Dearest Enemy" were also big hits. 

Other popular shows were "Louis the 14th" with Leon Errol, 
"Big Boy" with Al Jolson, "Puzzles of 1925" with Elsie Janis, 
"Tip Toes" with Queenie Smith, "Captain Jinks" with Joe E. 






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"CANDIDA" 



GREGORY KELLY in 
"THE BUnER AND EGG MAN 



TOM POWERS, WARBURTON GAMBLE, BLANCHE YURKA, 

HELEN CHANDLER, THOMAS CHALMERS, PHILIP LEIGH in 

"THE WILD DUCK" 




VIVIENNE OSBORNE, FRANK THOMAS, GEORGE GAUL in 
"ALOAAA OF THE SOUTH SEAS" 



BASIL RATHBONE, ELSIE FERGUSON, 

ALISON SKIPWORTH, FREDERICK WORLOCK in 

"THE GRAND DUCHESS AND THE WAITER" 



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FRANKLIN 



MARGARET IRVING, 

JOHN BOLES in 
"MERCENARY MARY" 



TESS GARDELLA 



AUNT JEMLMA 



HARRY WELCHMAN, 
EVELYN HERBERT in 
"PRINCESS FLAVIA" 



IRENE 
DEIROY 



FLORENCE 

MILLS 



ODETTE 
MYRTIL 




LOUISE GROODY, CHARLES WINNINGER, WELLINGTON CROSS, 
JOSEPHINE WHITTLE in "NO, NO, NANETTE" 



JAY C. FLIPPEN, 

ROY ROYSTON in 

"JUNE DAYS" 



PAT ROONEY, JR., MARION BRENT and 
PAT ROONEY 




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EVA 
TANGUAY 



ESTHER HOWARD, JOSEPH CAWTHORN, DOROTHY FRANCIS, CLIFTON WEBB, MARILYN MILLER, PAUL FRAWLEY, 

MARY HAY, JACK DONAHUE in "SUNNY" 



AL JOLSON in 
"BIG BOY" 




HUDEGARO ROMNEY STERLING JAMES EDITH 

HALLIDAY BRENT HOLLOWAY NORRIS MEISER 

"GARRICK GAITIES" 



CHARLES PURCEIL, 

HELEN FORD in 
"DEAREST ENEMY" 



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"VANITIES" 




JACK BARKER, 
MABEL WITHEE in 
THE COCOANUTS" 



DENNIS KING 



OLGA BACLANOVA 
in "CARMENCITA 
AND THE SOLDIER" 



CICELY COURTNEIDGE 



TESSA KOSTA, 
GUY ROBERTSON in 
SONG OF THE FLAME" 




WAITER PIDGEON, ELSIE JANIS, BORAH MINEVITCH in 
PUZZLES OF 1925" 



Brown, J. Harold Murray and Louise Brown, "The Cocoanuts" 
with the Marx Brothers, "Song of the Flame" with Guy Robertson 
and Tessa Kosta and "Sky High" starring Willie Howard. 

Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert delighted audiences in 
the British import "By the Way," and another "Chariot's Revue" 
with Beatrice Lillie, Gertrude Lawrence and Jack Buchanan was 
welcomed with open arms, as was Balieff's "Chauve Souris" in a 
revised version. "The Grand Street Follies" was also popular 
with a cast which included Albert Carroll, Dorothy Sands, Paula 
Trueman, Whitford Kane, Marc Lobell and Danton Walker. 

Less intimate types of revue also flourished, such as "George 
White's Scandals" with Helen Morgan, Harry Fox and Tom 
Patricola, "Earl Carroll Vanities" with Ted Healy, Vivian Hart, 
Marjorie Peterson, Julius Tannen and Dave Chasen, "Artists 
and Models" with Lulu McConnell, Walter Woolf, Phil Baker 
and Aline MacMahon, and "The Greenwich Village Follies" with 
Florence Moore, Frank Mclntyre, Tom Howard, Irene Delroy 
and William Ladd. 

Vaudeville still flourished, and among the year's headliners 
were May Irwin, Houdini. Julian Eltinge, Eva Tanguay, Pat 
Rooney, Marie Cahill, Gilda Gray, Clara Kimball Young (fa- 
mous film star ) , Aunt Jemima, Cissie Loftus and out on the 
West Coast, two youngsters, Paul and Grace Hartman, were 
starting their careers. 



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ROSE McCLENDON in 
'IN ABRAHAM'S BOSOM" 



RAQUEl MEllER 



VIVIAN MARTIN in 
"PUPPY LOVE" 



BERTHA KALICH in 
"MAGDA" 




YVONNE PRINTEMPS, SACHA GUITRY in 
"MOZART" 



EDITH BARRETT, WAITER HAMPDEN in 
"CAPONSACCHI" 



ALFRED LUNT, CLARE EAMES in 
"JUAREZ AND MAXIMILIAN" 



FRANCINE LARRIMORE in 
"CHICAGO" 



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"GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES" 

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MIRIAM HOPKINS, MORGAN FARLEY 
"AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY" 



1926 



The year 1926 saw the opening of Eva Le G'allienne's 
Civic Repertory Theatre on 14th. Street, where out- 
standing plays were presented at low admission. 
Benavente's "Saturday Night" was the initial offering, followed 
by "Three Sisters," "The Master Builder," "John Gabriel Bork- 
man," "La Locandiera" and "Twelfth Night." Supporting Miss 
Le Gallienne at this period were Leona Roberts, Rose Hobart, 
Hardie Albright, Beatrice de Neergaard, Egon Brecher, Paul 
Leyssac, Sayre Crawley and Josephine Hutchinson. 

All in all, it was a booming year in the theatre, and there were 
many hits, such as the fast-moving "Broadway" which sky-rock- 
eted Lee Tracy to fame; the Gershwin musical "Oh, Kay" with 
Gertrude Lawrence, Victor Moore and Oscar Shaw; "The Shang- 
hai Gesture" which starred Florence Reed in the sensational role 
of Mother Goddam; also Lenore Ulric was enthusiastically re- 
ceived in "Lulu Belle," as was Francine Larrimore in "Chicago." 
Holbrook Blinn had a hit with "The Play's the Thing," and Ethel 
Barrymore was popular in "The Constant Wife." The Pulitzer 
Prize was awarded to "In Abraham's Bosom." 

The law interfered and caused the closing of "The Captive" 
and "Sex." The former, a sensitive study in abnormal psychology, 
was played by Helen Menken and Basil Rathbone, and the latter, 




lEONA HOGARTH, WILLIAM HARRIGAN in 
"THE GREAT GOD BROWN" 



SYLVIA FIELD, LEE TRACY in 
"BROADWAY" 



CRANE WILBUR, ALICE BRADY in 
"THE BRIDE OF THE LAMB" 



HELEN MENKEN in 
"THE CAPTIVE" 



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a less sensitive investigation of matters suggested by its title, 
brought overnight fame to its star, Mae West, along With a ten 
day sentence in the workhouse. 

Raquel Meller, the Spanish diseuse, repeated her European 
triumphs in this country. The Habima Players of Moscow offered 
"The Dybbuk" in its original Hebrew version, and "Mozart," a 
comedy by Sacha Guitry, was played by M. Guitry and Yvonne 
Printemps. 

Sean O'Casey's "Juno and the Paycock" was given its first 
American performance with a cast headed by Augustin Duncan 
and Louise Randolph. Other important dramas were "The Bride 
of the Lamb" by William Hurlbut with Alice Brady and Crane 
Wilbur, and Eugene O'Neill's "The Great God Brown" which 
employed the Greek mask in a modernized form. 

Two outstanding revivals of the year were "Pygmalion" with 
Lynn Fontanne and Reginald Mason, and "What Every Woman 
Knows" with Helen Hayes and Kenneth MacKenna. Other re- 
vivals were Emily Stevens in "Hedda Gabler," Bertha Kalich in 
"Magda," Walter Hampden in "Cyrano de Bergerac," Lucile 
Watson in "Ghosts," Basil Sydney in "The Jest," and a star- 
studded production of "The Two Orphans" with Robert Loraine, 



LINDA WATKINS, FREDRIC MARCH i 
"THE DEVIL IN THE CHEESE" 



BLANCHE YURKA, HORACE 
BRAHAM in "THE SQUALL" 



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STUART FOX, SPRING BYINGTON, VIVIAN 
MARTIN in "PUPPY LOVE" 



KATHLEEN MacDONNELL, HUGH WAKEFIELD 

WALLACE EDOINGER, VIOLET KEMBLE 

COOPER In "ON APPROVAL" 




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FLORENCE REED in 
"THE SHANGHAI GESTURE" 



JAMES RENNIE in 
"THE GREAT GATSBY" 



FLORENCE REED, MARY DUNCAN in 
"THE SHANGHAI GESTURE" 



Wilton Lackaye, Henry E. Dixey, Robert 
Warwick, Fay Bainter, Mary Nash, Hen- 
rietta Crosman, Florence Nash, Mrs. 
Thomas Whiffen and Ann Delafield. Win- 
throp Ames also presented brilliant re- 
vivals of "lolanthe" and "The Pirates of 
Penzance." 

The Theatre Guild hits were "Goat 
Song" with Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, 
George Gaul, Blanche Yurka, Helen West- 
ley and Edward G. Robinson, "Juarez ana i 
Maximilian," "At Mrs. Beam's," and two 
new plays by Sidney Howard : "Ned Mc- 
Cobb's Daughter" and "The Silver Cord." 
Other high spots of the season were 
Walter Hampden's production of "Ca- 
ponsacchi," "The Great Gatsby" with 
James Rennie, "The Wisdom Tooth" with 
Thomas Mitchell, "Kongo" with Walter 
Huston, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" 
with June Walker, Edna Hibbard and 
Frank Morgan, "Daisy Mayme" with Jes- 
sie Busley and Josephine Hull, and "An 
American Tragedy" with Morgan Farley 
and Miriam Hopkins. 

Other plays were "Puppy Love" with i 
Vivian Martin, 'The Love City" with 
film star Sessue Hayakawa, "Love in a 
Mist," "On Approval," "The Ghost 
Train," "White Wings," "The Devil and 
the Cheese," "She Couldn't Say No" and 
"H I Was Rich." Five players later to 
gain fame in films who appeared on 
Broadway this year were Barbara Star 
wyck in "The Noose," Paul Muni ( undei 
the name of Muni Wisenfrend) in "^ > 
Americans," Spencer Tracy and Chestei 





MADGE KENNEDY, SIDNEY BLACKMER in HENRY MOWBRAY, ARTHUR BARRY, ERIC BLORE 



"LOVE IN A MIST" 



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orris in ■Yellow and Claudette Col- 
bert in "The Pearl of Great Price." 

"The Ladder," a play about reincarna- 
tion, opened October 22, 1926, and ran 
into 1927, chalking up 789 performances. 
Despite its long run, the play could jiot 
be termed a success. It was backed by 
Edgar B. Davis, a Texas oil man, who 
spent more than half a million dollars 
trying to put its message across to the 
public. Later in its run people could see 
the play free of charge. 

The Ziegfeld show of the year was 
called "No Foolin'," and the cast included 
James Barton, Claire Luce, Moran and 
Mack, Ray Dooley and Greta Nissen. 
Hazel Dawn and Jack Benny were in 
"Great Temptations," and Ann Penning- 
ton, Frances Williams, Eugene and Willie 
Howard and Harry Richman were fea- 
tured in "George White's Scandals." 
Frank Tinney was in the "Vanities," and 
Clark and McCullough were cavorting in 
"The Ramblers," and so was Fred Stone 
in "Criss Cross." 

"Americana" was a bright revue fea- 
turing Roy Atwell and Charles Butter- 
worth, and there were new editions of 
"Garrick Gaieties" and "Grand Street 
Follies." Beatrice Lillie was starred in 
"Oh, Please!" 

Two musical comedies of great dura- 
bility opened during the year: "The 
Desert Song" with Robert Halliday and 
Vivienne Segal, and "Counte.ss Maritza" 
with Yvonne D'Arle, Odette Myrtil and 
Walter Woolf. 





HENRY HULL in 
"lUlU BEUE" 



ROSS ALEXANDER, 
IRENE PURCELl 
"THE LADDER 



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LENORE ULRIC in 
"LULU BELLE" 



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WINIFRED LENIHAN, 
TOM POWERS in 
"WHITE WINGS" 



ALFRED LUNT, LYNN FONTANNE in 
"GOAT SONG" 



ALFRED LUNT, LESLIE BARRIE. LYNN 
FONTANNE in "AT MRS. BEAM'S" 



KENNETH MacKENNA, HELEN HAYES in 
"WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS" 



WILLIAM FORAN, KATE MAYHEW, 

THOMAS MITCHELL in 

"THE WISDOM TOOTH" 




HENRIETTA CROSMAN in 
"THE TWO ORPHANS" 

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VIOLET HEMING, AlPHONZ ETHIER, BASIL SYDNEY in 
"THE JEST" 



ELISABETH RISDON, ELIOT CABOT, MARGALO GILLMORE, EARLE LARIMORE, 
LAURA HOPE CREWS in "THE SILVER CORD" 




HUMPHREY 
BOGART 



MAE 
WEST 



SPENCER 
TRACY 




RALPH KEILARD, 

FLORENCE MOORE in 

"SHE COULDN'T SAY NO" 



BARBARA 
STANWYCK 



MUNI WISENFREND 
(PAUL MUNI) 



CLAUDEHE 
COLBERT 




BERYL MERCER, LYNN FONTANNE, HENRY TRAVERS, REGINALD 
MASON in "PYGMALION" 



ALFRED LUNT, CLARE EAMES in 
"NED McCOBB'S DAUGHTER" 



EDITH VAN CLEVE in 
"BROADWAY" 




MAE WEST in "SEX 



ALICE BRADY 



CECILIA LOFTUS 



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as KING LEAR 



"JULIUS CAESAR" SCENE 



MISS HAMPER 



MR. MANTELL 



ROBERT B. MANTELL and GENEVIEVE HAMPER (MRS. MANTELL) 



as MACBETH 

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as OTHELLO 




HARRY RICHMAN in 

GEORGE WHITE'S 

"SCANDALS" 



STANLEY lUPINO, MITZI in 
"NAUGHTY RIQUETTE" 



MORAN & MACK in 
EARL CARROLL'S "VANITIES" 



PAULINE MASON, EDDIE 

DOWLING in 

"HONEYMOON LANE" 



KARYL NORMAN in ^ 

"THE CREOLE 
FASHION PLATE" 




VERA ROSS, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, ADEIE 
228 SANDERSON in "lOlANTHE" 



KITTY AND FANNIE 
WATSON 



NANCY 
WELFORD 



WILLIAM O'NEAL, MARGARET IRVING, LYLE 
EVANS in "THE DESERT SONG " 




ALBERT CARROLL in 
"GARRICK GAIETIES" 



GERTRUDE LAWRENCE in 
"OH, KAY" 



ALBERT CARROLL, JOHN SCOTT, PAULA TRUEMAN !n 
"GRAND STREET FOLLIES" 



BEATRICE LILLIE in 
"OH, PLEASEI" 



CHARLES RUGGLES, 
LUELLA GEAR in 
"QUEEN HIGH" 




EUGENE and WILLIE HOWARD in 
"GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS" 




FRANK TINNEY in 
"EARL CARROLL'S VANITIES" 



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AND SOME OF HER CIVIC REPERTORY THEATRE PRODUCTIONS. Top right: MISS LE GALLIENNE in "JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN". Center: "THE THREE 
V LE GAIMENNE, JOSEPHINE HUTCHINSON. BEATRICE TERRY. BoJtom Ml: "TWELFTH NISHr-wnK' BEATRICE TERRY, ALAN BIRMINGHAM, SAYRE 
CRAWLEY. Right: "THE CRADLE SONG" with EVA LE GMIIENNE, JOSEP><INE HJUTCHINSON. 



DORIS EATON, 
FRANK McHUGH in 
EXCESS BAGGAGE" 



FRIEDA INESCORT, 

LESLIE HOWARD in 

"ESCAPE" 



JAMES RENNIE. SYLVIA SIDNEY, DOUGLAS 
MONTGOMERY, CHESTER MORRIS in "CRIME" 




MAX REINHARDT REHEARSING HIS<PRODUCTION OF 

"A MIDSUAAMER NIGHT'S DREAM" with VLADIMIR SOKOLOFF, 

HERMAN THIMIG, LILI DARVAS, HANS THIMIG and STAGE MANAGER 



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ALFRED LUNT, EDWARD G. ROBINSON in 
"THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV" 



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ROSE McCLENDON, FRANK WILSON, 
EVELYN ELLIS in "PORGY" 



ESTELLE WINWOOD, HELEN GAHAGAN, PAULINE 
LORD in "TRELAWNEY OF THE WELLS" 



In 1927 the theatre was at its 
peak. There were 268 attrac- 
tions produced on Broadway 
during the year; an impressive number 
that has not been repeated since, and is 
never likely to be in our time. The num- 
ber of plays produced annually since has 
declined from year to year. 

With so many productions there were 
many and varied smash hits to whet the 
theatregoer's appetite. Among them were 
"Burlesque" with Hal Skelly and Barbara 
Stanwyck, "Coquette" with Helen Hayes, 
"The Road to Rome" with Jane Cowl, 
"The Barker" with Walter Huston, Claud- 
ette Colbert and Norman Foster, "The 
Trial of Mary Dugan" with Ann Harding, 
"The Royal Family" with Otto Kruger, 
Haidee Wright and Ann Andrews, "Sat- 
urday's Children" with Ruth Gordon and 
"Paris Bound" with Madge Kennedy. 

Other plays that were successful in- 
clude "Tommy," "Interference" with A. 
E. Matthews, "The Command to Love" 
with Mary Nash and Basil Rathbone, 
"Her Cardboard Lover" with Jeanne 
Eagels and Leslie Howard, "The Letter" 
with Katharine Cornell, "The Ivory 
Door" with Henry Hull, "Escape" with 
Leslie Howard, "The Shannons of Broad- 
way" with James Gleason and his wife, 
Lucile Webster, "And So To Bed" with 
Yvonne Arnaud, Wallace Eddinger and 
Emlyn Williams, "Crime" with James 
Rennie, Chester Morris, Sylvia Sidney 
and Douglas Montgomery and "Excess 
Baggage" with Miriam Hopkins, Frank 
McHugh, Suzanne Willa and Morton 
Downey. "Dracula," a horror play with 
Bela Lugosi, had a long run, and so did 
"The Spider," a mystery play with John 
Halliday. 

The Theatre Guild had a good year 
with "Porgy," "The Brothers Karama- 
zov," "The Second Man" and a revival 
of "The Doctor's Dilemma." Alfred Lunt 
and Lynn Fontanne appeared in the last 
three plays. Eva Le Gallienne's produc- 
tions of "The Cradle Song" and "The 
Good Hope" were well received. 

George C. Tyler had a sensational suc- 
cess with his all-star revival of "Trelawn- 
ey of the Wells." Its cast included John 
Drew, Pauline Lord, Henrietta Crosman, 
Wilton Lackaye, Effie Shannon, Mrs. 
Thomas Whiffen, Estelle Winwood, Otto 



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ALFRED LUNT, LYNN FONTANNE in 
"THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA" 



MARGARET ANGLIN in 
"ELECTRA" 



ALFRED LUNT, LYNN FONTANNE, EARLE LARIMORE, 
MARGALO GILLMORE in "THE SECOND MAN" 



J. W. AUSTIN, KATHARINE CORNELL, ALLAN JEAYES, 
JOHN BUCKLER hi "THE LETTER" 



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JTH GORDON, FREDERICK PERRY, ROGER PRYOR in 

"SATURDAY'S CHILDREN" 



SARA ALLGOOD in 
"JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK" 



REX CHERRYMAN, ANN HARDING in 
"THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN" 



HELEN HAYES, ELIOT CABOT in 
"COQUEHE" 




BASIL RATHBONE, MARY NASH, HENRY STEPHENSON in 
"THE COMMAND TO LOVE" 



WALTER HUSTON in 
"THE BARKER" 



CLAUDEHE COLBERT in 
"THE BARKER" 



JEANNE EAGELS, LESLIE HOWARD in 

"HER CARDBOARD LOVER" 




Kruger, Lawrence D'Orsay, Helen Gahagan and RoUo Peters. 
For the road tour Peggy Wood replaced Miss Lord. Mr. Tyler 
also brought over the Irish Players including Sara Allgood, 
Maire O'Neill and Arthur Sinclair in Sean O'Casey's new play 
"The Plough and the Stars" and a revival of "Juno and the 
Paycock." 

Max Reinhardt brought his company over from Germany. The 
players included Alexander Moissi, Lili Darvas, Tilly Losch 
and Arnold Korff, and in their repertoire were "A Midsummer 
Night's Dream," "Everyman" and "Danton's Death." 

Billie Burke was appearing in Noel Coward's "The Marquise." 
Another Coward play, "Fallen Angels," with Fay Bainter and 
Estelle Winwood was a flop. Mary Boland was in "Women Go 
On Forever" with James Cagney in a small role. Louis Mann and 
Clara Lipman co-starred in "That French Lady." Frank Craven 
wrote and starred in "The 19th Hole." Muni Wisenfrend (Paul 
Muni) was in "Four Walls," Glenn Hunter was in "Behold This 
Dreamer," Frances Starr in "Immoral Isabella?," Walker White- 
side in "The Arabian," Mae West in "The Wicked Age," Judith 
Anderson in "Behold the Bridegroom," and Nance O'Neil co- 
starred with Elsie Ferguson in "The House of Women." Pauline 



SIDNEY TOLER, WILLIAM JANNEY in JAMES GLEASON, LUCIIE WEBSTER in 
232 "TOMMY" "THE SHANNONS OF BROADWAY" 



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BASIL SYDNEY, MARY ELLIS in 
"THE TAMING OF THE SHREW" 



JANE COWL, PHILIP MERIVALE in 
"THE ROAD TO ROME" 



A. E. MATTHEWS in 
"INTERFERENCE" 



HAL SKELLY, BARBARA STANWYCK in 
"BURLESQUE" 




OO KRUGER, HAIDEE WRIGHT, ANN ANDREWS in 
"THE ROYAL FAMILY" 



HENRY HULL, LINDA WATKINS in 
"THE IVORY DOOR" 



JOHN HALLIDAY in 
"THE SPIDER" 



DOROTHY PETERSON, BELA LUGOSI in 
"DRACULA" 



Lord was artistically successful in "Mariners" and "Spellbound," 
but both plays were short-lived. There were many revivals rang- 
ing from Margaret Anglin in "Electra" to Roscoe Arbuckle in 
"Baby Mine." Mrs. Fiske was seen in "Ghosts," Grace George 
revived "The Legend of Leonora," the Players' Club did "Julius 
Caesar," the Winthrop Ames Gilbert and Sullivan festival con- 
tinued with a new and stunning production of "The Mikado" 
and Walter Hampden played "An Enemy of the People." There 
was also a revival of "Madame X" with Carroll McComas, and 
one of "L'Aiglon" with Michael Strange, while Basil Sydney 
and Mary Ellis had great success playing "The Taming of the 
Shrew" in modern dress, as well as "The Crown Prince," a new 
play. 

Florenz Ziegfeld opened the theatre bearing his name with a 
rousing musical, "Rio Rita," and towards the end of the year 
followed it with an even greater success: "Show Boat" with 
Jerome Kern music. The original cast included Charles Winnin- 
ger, Edna May Oliver, Aunt Jemima. Sammy White, Eva Puck, 
Howard Marsh, Norma Terris, Jules Bledsoe and Helen Morgan. 

The other major musical shows of the year were "Good News" 
with Gus Shy and Zelma O'Neal, "Hit the Deck" with Charles 



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"AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE" 



MADGE KENNEDY, DONALD COOK in 
"PARIS BOUND" 



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WILLIAM COLLIER, MARIE CAHILL in 
"MERRYGO-ROUND" 



A BEN ALI HAGGIN TABLEAU in 
"Z1EGFELD FOLLIES" 



GLORIFYING THE AMERICAN GIRL in 
"ZIEGFELD FOLLIES" 




234 



GUY 
ROBERTSON 



JACK SQUIRES, 

NAYAN PEARCE in 

"ARTISTS- AND MODELS" 



RAY DOOLEY in 

"SIDEWALKS Of 

NEW YORK" 



GREEK EVANS, TRINI, WILL 

MAHONEY, DOROTHY DILLEY 

in "TAKE THE AIR" 



OSCAR SHAW, MARY 

EATON in 
'FIVE O'CLOCK GIRL" 



EVELYN HERBERT, 

NATHANIEL WAGNER in 

"MY MARYLAND" 



ETHELIND TERRY in 
"RIO RITA" 




LOUISE GROODY, CHARLES KING in 
"HIT THE DECK" 



WILLIAM WILLIAMS, LOIS BENNETT 
"THE MIKADO" 



SHIRLEY VERNON, JOHN PRICE JONES in 
"GOOD NEWS" 



DESIREE TABOR, GUY ROBERTSON in 
"THE CIRCUS PRINCESS" 



LEON ERROL in 
"YOURS TRULY" 





HELEN MORGAN i 
"SHOW BOAT" 



J. HAROLD MURRAY in 
"RIO RITA" 



King, Louise Groody and Stella Mayhew, "The Five O'Clock 
Girl" with Mary Eaton and Oscar Shaw, and "A Connecticut 
Yankee" with William Gaxton, William Norris and Constance 
Carpenter. 

Texas Guinan was seen in "Padlocks of 1927," Leon Errol 
was in "Yours Truly," Guy Robertson was in "The Circus Prin- 
cess," Eddie Cantor was in "Ziegfeld Follies," Evelyn Herbert 
and Warren Hull were in "My Maryland" and Victor Moore and 
Charles Butterworth were in "AUez-Oop." Other popular musicals 
were "Merry-Go-Round" with Marie Cahill and William Collier, 
"Manhattan Mary" with Ed Wynn, "The Merry Malones" with 
George M. Cohan, "Artists and Models" with Florence Moore, 
Ted Lewis and Jack Pearl, "Yes, Yes, Yvette" with Jeanette Mac- 
Donald and Jack Whiting, "A Night in Spain" with Ted Healy, 
Phil Baker, Helen Kane and Grace Hayes, "The Nightingale" 
with Eleanor Painter and Stanley Lupino, "Take the Air" with 
Will Mahoney, "Sidewalks of New York" with Ray Dooley, 
Ruby Keeler and Fiske O'Hara, "Just Fancy" with Raymond 
Hitchcock, Joseph Santley and Ivy Sawyer and "Funny Face" 
with Fred and Adele Astaire. 



EDNA MAY OLIVER, NORMA TERRIS, CHARLES WINNINGER 



"SHOW BOAT" 



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236 



VIVIAN HART TED LEWIS 



TEXAS GUI NAN 



RAYMOND HITCHCOCK 
POPULAR PLAYERS 



BELLE BAKER 




J. HAROLD MURRAY BLOSSOM SEELEY 



1328; 



These were lush days in the 
beatre during the 'Twenties 
vhen over two hundred fifty 
productions reached the Broadway 
boards each year, and the road was in a 
heahhy condition; when many plays 
could attain a moderate run with the help 
of the cut-rate ticket agency; when there 
were many promising young players trod- 
ding the boards assured of theatre star- 
dom, futures that were nipped in the 
Broadway bud with the event of talkies; 
when such hopefuls as Claudette Colbert, 
Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Barbara 
Stanwyck, Archie Leach (Cary Grant), 
Muni Wisenfrend (Paul Muni), Chester 
Morris, Lee Tracy, Miriam Hopkins and 
others were all whisked off to Hollywood 
before they ever achieved Broadway star- 
dom. 

The Pulitzer Prize for 1928 was 
awarded to Eugene O'Neill's "Strange 
Interlude." Produced by the Theatre 
Guild, it was in nine short acts, and, be- 
cause of its length, performances began 
at 5:15, adjourned for a dinner recess, 
and resumed at 8:30. The aside and 
soliloquy, commonly used in drama of 
the past, was restored and the characters 
spoke their private thoughts in addition 
to their normal speech. The original cast 
included Lynn Fontanne, Tom Powers. 
Glenn Anders, Earle Larimore and Helen 
Westley. The leading role of Nina Leeds 
was also played by Pauline Lord and 
Judith Anderson. The Theatre Guild of- 
fered another O'Neill play, "Marco Mil- 
lions," also "Wings Over Europe," 
"Caprice," the Stefan Zweig version of 
Ben Jonson's "Volpone" and revivals of 
"Major Barbara" and "Faust." 

Ethel Barrymore opened the new thea- 
tre bearing her name with "The Kingdom 
of God." Katharine Cornell assisted by 
Rollo Peters and Franchot Tone appeared 
in "The Age of Innocence." Ina Claire 
sparkled in a revival of "Our Betters" 
supported by Constance Collier, Hugh 
Sinclair and Edward Crandall. A minor 
Molnar comedy, "Olympia," brought Fay 
Compton over from London to act with 
Laura Hope Crews and Ian Hunter. 
David Belasco went to great expense 
transforming his playhouse into a steel- 
sheeted Hades for a play called "Mima" 
which starred Lenore Ulric, but the play, 
unfortunately, was considerably less im- 
pressive than its sets. 

Mae West made a dent in theatrical 
history with "Diamond Lil," a play of 
her own authorship. "Pleasure Man," an- 
other play by Miss West (in which she 
did not appear), boasted a piece of off- 
stage action as flagrant as any ever at- 
tempted. A "Black Maria" awaited the 
entire cast after the second performance. 
Another play closed by the police was 
"Maya," a symbolic biography of a Mar- 
seilles prostitute played to critical ac- 
claim by Aline MacMahon. 

The biggest hit in the comedy class was 
"The Front Page" by Charles MacArthur 




GLENN ANDERS, LYNN FONTANNE, TOM POWERS, EARLE 
LARIMORE in "STRANGE INTERLUDE" 



PERCY WARAM, ELIOT 
CABOT, WINIFRED 

LENIHAN in 237 
"MAJOR BARBARA" 




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FLORENCE REED as 
LADY MACBETH 






HENRIETTA CROSMAN, OTIS SKINNER, 

MRS. FISKE in 

"THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR" 



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LYN HARDING as 
MACBETH 



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EVA LE GALLIENNE ai 
"PETER PAN" 



ESTELLE TAYLOR, JACK DEMPSEY in 
"THE BIG FIGHT" 



JOHN HALLIDAY, FAY 
BAINTER in "JEALOUSY" 



MAE WEST in 
"DIAMOND LIL" 







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WILLIAM 
COURTLEIGH 




OSGOOD 

PERKINS 



and Ben Hecht, and played with great relish by Lee Tracy. 

Mrs. Fiske, Otis Skinner and Henrietta Crosman appeared in 
"The Merry Wives of Windsor," George Arliss did "The Mer- 
chant of Venice" with Peggy Wood his Portia, and there were 
all-star revivals of "She Stoops to Conquer," "Diplomacy" and 
"The Beaux Stratagem." Eva Le Gallienne revived "Peter Pan" 
at her Civic Repertory Theatre where "The Cherry Orchard" 
was also given a production made unforgettable by the superb 
acting of Alia Nazimova. Lyn Harding appeared briefly in "The 
Patriot" which marked the American debut of John Gielgud in 
a minor role. Mr. Harding also played in "Macbeth" with Flo- 
rence Reed. Sophie Treadwell's drama, "Machinal," brought 
Clark Gable and Zita Johann to the public's attention. "Holiday" 
by Philip Barry was well liked with Hope Williams and writer 
Donald Ogden Stewart in the cast. Helen Menken appeared in 
"Congai," Alice Brady was in "A Most Immoral Lady," Janet 
Beecher in "Courage," Bert Lytell played a dual role in "Broth- 
ers," Irene Bordoni was seen in "Paris," William Hodge in 
"Straight Thru the Door," Taylor Holmes in "The Great Necker," 
Dorothy Gish in "Young Love," Richard Bennett in "Jarnegan," 
Fay Bainter in "Jealousy," Walter Huston in "Elmer the Great," 



238 



INA CLAIRE in 
"OUR BETTERS" 



ETHEL BARRYMORE in 
"THE KINGDOM OF GOD" 




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GLENN HUNTER, PAULINE LORD 

in 

"SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER" 



ANTONY HOLLES, GEORGES RENAVENT, CHARLES COBURN, WILLIAM FAVERSHAM, 

TYRONE POWER, ROLLO PETERS, GEORGETTE COHAN, (seoted) HELEN 

GAHAGAN, JACOB BEN-AMI, CECILIA LOFTUS, MARGARET ANGLIN, 

FRANCES STARR in "DIPLOMACY" 



FAY BAINTER, O. P. HEGGIE 

in 

I "SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER" 





fALTER HUSTON, KAY FRANCIS in 
"ELMER THE GREAT" 



CLARK GABLE, ZITA JOHANN in 
"MACHINAL" 



TOM HOWARD in 
"RAIN OR SHINE" 



C. AUBREY SMITH, JUNE WALKER in 
"THE BACHELOR FATHER" 



GRACE MENKEN, BERT LYTELL i 
"BROTHERS" 




MRS. THOMAS 
WHIFFEN 



Laurette Taylor in "The Furies," and Jack Dempsey, the world's 
heavyweight boxing champion, appeared with his wife Estelle 
Taylor in "The Big Fight." Other new plays were "The Bachelor 
Father," "The High Road," "Ringside," "Fast Life," "This Thing 
Called Love," "The Queen's Husband" and a modest comedy, 
"Skidding," which provided the germ for the Andy Hardy 
comedies, later so popular in the films. 

In the musical field, Eddie Cantor was a solid success in 
"Whoopee," while other Ziegfeld hits were Marilyn Miller with 
Jack Donahue in "Rosalie" and Dennis King in "The Three 
Musketeers." "The New Moon" with Evelyn Herbert was a popu- 
lar musical and so was "Hold Everything" with Victor Moore 
and Bert Lahr. Beatrice Lillie was delightful in "She's My Baby" 
and later with Noel Coward she captured her audiences in "This 
Year of Grace," a bright revue. The Marx Brothers were in 
"Animal Crackers," Joe Cook was in "Rain or Shine," Charles 
King and Flora LeBreton were in "Present Arms," Bill Robinson 
and Adelaide Hall were in "Blackbirds of 1928," Mitzi was in 
"The Madcap," Guy Robertson, Odette Myrtil and De Wolf 
Hopper were in "White Lilacs," W. C. Fields was in Earl Car- 
roll's "Vanities," Will Rogers and Dorothy Stone were in "Three 
Cheers," Walter Woolf was in "The Red Robe." 



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EVA LE GALLIENNE, SAYRE CRAWIEY, 
NAZIMOVA in "THE CHERRY ORCHARD" 



• ALEXANDER KIRKLAND, ERNEST LAWFORD in 
i "WINGS OVER EUROPE" 

239 



RICHARD BENNETT, 
JAMES BELL in 
"JARNEGAN" 



HAL THOMPSON, IRENE 

PURCELL, TAYLOR HOLMES in 

"THE GREAT NECKER" 



ANN ROTH, WILLIAM 

HODGE in 

"STRAIGHT THRU THE DOOR" 



RICHARD TABER, 

HARRIET MocGIBBON in 

"RINGSIDE" 



CHARLES EATON, MARGUERITE 

CHURCHILL, WALTER ABEL in 

"SKIDDING" 



VIOLET HEMING, MINOR 

WATSON in 

"THIS THING CALLED LOVE 




REGINALD BARLOW, GYLES ISHAM, GLADYS HANSON, HELEN CROMW! 
DWIGHT FRYE, MARGUERITE TAYLOR, KATHERINE ALEXANDER, 
WILLIAM BOREN, ROLAND YOUNG in "THE QUEENS HUSBAND" 



HELEN MENKEN, CHARLES 
TROWBRIDGE in "CONGAI" 



EDNA BEST, HERBERT 

MARSHALL in 

"THE HIGH ROAD" 



JOE COOK in 
"RAIN OR SHINE" 



CHESTER MORRIS, 

CLAUDEHE COLBERT in 

"FAST LIFE" 



SIDNEY BLACKMER, LENORE ULRIC 
"MIMA" 



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EVELYN 
HERBERT 



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DUDLEY 
240 DIGGES 



MARJORIE 
GATESON 



ROBERT HALLIDAY, EVELYN HERBERT in 
"THE NEW MOON" 



JULIUS 
TANNEN 



VICTOR MOORE, HARRY T. SHANNON, 
BERT LAHR in "HOLD EVERYTHING" 



ELLIS 
BAKER 



BUSTER 
WEST 





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DENNIS KING in 
HE THREE MUSKETEERS" 



FRANCHOT TONE in 
"THE AGE Of INNOCENCE" 



GEORGE ARLISS as 
SHYLOCK 



PEGGY WOOD as 
PORTIA 



CLARK GABLE in 
"MACHINAL" 



MARILYN MILLER in 
"ROSALIE" 




CLIFTON WEBB, BEATRICE LILLIE, JACK WARREN 
WHITING in "SHE'S MY BABY" HULL 




EDITH 
BARRETT 



EDWARD 
CRANDALl 



JULIA 
HOYT 




DOUGLAS 
MONTGOMERY 



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The first hit of 1929 was Elmer Rice's vivid drama 
'Street Scene" which had a long run and won the 

i_i Pulitzer Prize. The cast included Erin O'Brien-Moore, 

Mary Servoss, Beulah Bondi and Horace Braham. In striking 
contrast to the realism of the above play was the sophistication 
of "Serena Blandish" with Ruth Gordon, Constance Collier, 
A. E. Matthews and Julia Hoyt. 

Francine Larrimore was highly successful in "Let Us Be Gay, 
while "Strictly Dishonorable" by Preston Sturges was the most 
popular comedy of the year with Muriel Kirkland and TuUio 
Carminati. "June Moon," a satirical comedy about song writers, 
was also well patronized. 

Claiborne Foster appeared in an interesting new play by 
Maxwell Anderson called "Gypsy." Leslie Howard and Margalo 
Gillmore were seen in "Berkeley Square," and Evelyn Laye was 
introduced to American audiences in "Bitter Sweet," which 
boasted a memorable score by Noel Coward. 

Long runs were chalked up by "Michael and Mary" with 
Henry Hull and Edith Barrett, and by "Death Takes A Holiday' 
which featured Philip Merivale, Rose Hobart and James Dale. 
"The First Mrs. Eraser" with Grace George and A. E. Matthews 
was another hit. 



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RUSSELL HARDIE 



ARTHUR BYRON, RUSSELL HARDIE in 
"THE CRIMINAL CODE" 



SYDNEY SEAWARD, COLIN KEITH-JOHNSTON, 
DEREK WILLIAMS in "JOURNEY'S END" 



ROSE HOBART, PHILIP MERIVALE in 
"DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY" 




242 



ERIN O'BRIEN-MOORE 



BEULAH BONDI 



"Journey's End"' proved to be one ot the most effective of 
war plays. It was given a fine production by a cast that included 
Leon Quartermaine, Derek Williams and Colin Keith- Johnston. 
"The Criminal Code" was also impressive. Arthur Byron played 
the lead, and in the cast was Russell Hardie who was making his 
first stage appearance. 

David Belasco had a big hit in "It's A Wise Child." Another 
big hit was the delightful British comedy "Bird in Hand." 
Gertrude Lawrence and Leslie Howard were in "Candlelight." 
"Young Sinners," a comedy by Elmer Harris which featured 
Dorothy Appleby and Raymond Guion (Gene Raymond), also 
had a good run. 

Laurence Olivier made his first American appearance in "Mur- 
der on the Second Floor," and Bette Davis and Donald Meek 
were seen in "Broken Dishes." Walter Huston was in "The 
Commodore Marries," but it was not successful, nor was "The 
Channel Road" which had been derived from de Maupassant by 
the team of Alexander WooUcott and George S. Kaufman, and 
which was acted by Anne Forrest and Siegfried Rumann. 

Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne appeared in S. M. Behrman's 
"Meteor;" Miriam Hopkins was seen in "The Camel Through 
the Needle's Eye;" George M. Cohan was in "Gambling;" and 




MURIEL KIRKLAND, lOUIS JEAN HEYDT, TULLIO 
CARMINATI in "STRICTLY DISHONORABLE" 



FRANCINE LARRIMORE, WARREN WILLIAM, KENNETH 
HUNTER in "LET US BE GAY" 



LESLIE HOWARD, MARGALO GILLMORE in 
"BERKELEY SQUARE" 



GRACE GEORGE, 

A. E. MAHHEWS in 

"THE FIRST MRS. FRASER" 




ODDY HUGHES, CHARLES HICKMAN, HERBERT 

LOMAS, JILL ESMOND MOORE in 

"BIRD IN HAND" 



LESLIE HOWARD, REGINALD OWEN, GERTRUDE 
LAWRENCE in "CANDLELIGHT" 



HUGH SINCLAIR, RUTH GORDON in 
"SERENA BLANDISH" 



RUTH GORDON 



243 




DOUGLAS MONTGOMERY, 

SHIRLEY O'HARA in 

"METEOR" 



CLAUDETTE COLBERT, GLENN FRANK CONROY, OHO KRUGER, 
ANDERS in "DYNAMO" ALICE BRADY in "THE GAME 

OF LOVE AND DEATH" 



BEHE DAVIS, DONALD 
MEEK in "BROKEN DISHES" 



PHYLLIS KONSTAM, LAURENCE GENE RAYMOND, DOROTHY 

OLIVIER in "MURDER ON THE APPLEBY in "YOUNG SINNERS' 
SECOND FLOOR" 




JACOB BEN-AMI, JOSEPHINE HUTCHINSON, MERLE 
MADDERN in "THE SEA GULL" 



EDITH BARRETT, HENRY HULL, HARRY BERESFORD in 
"MICHAEL AND MARY" 



LEILA BENNETT, MINOR WATSON, MILDRED McCOY In 
"IT'S A WISE CHILD " 




"SUBWAY EXPRESS" 



LEE PATRICK, JEAN DIXON, HARRY ROSENTHAL, FRANK 
one, NORMAN FOSTER in "JUNE MOON ' 



LESTER VAIL, CLAIBORNE FOSTER, LOUIS CALHERN in 
"GYPSY" 




OTIS SKINNER in 
"A HUNDRED YEARS OLD" 



ELSIE FERGUSON in 
"SCARLET PAGES" 



EDWARD G. ROBINSON in 
""KIBITZER"" 



GRACE GEORGE in 
"THE FIRST MRS. FRASER" 



WALTER HAMPDEN in 
'"RICHELIEU" 



MAURICE SCHWARTZ 
"JEW SUSS" 



TOM PATRICOIA, 

HARRY RICHMAN in 

"GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS" 



FRED ALLEN, PORTLAND 

HOFFA in 

"THE LIHLE SHOW" 



lESTER ALLEN, IRENE DELROY, 

PAUL FRAWLEY in 

"TOP SPEED" 



GUY ROBERTSON, QUEENIE 

SMITH in 

"THE STREET SINGER" 



STANLEY RIDGES, JEANETTE 

MacOONALD, FRANK MclNTYRE in 

"BOOM BOOM" 




Elsie Ferguson was in "Scarlet Pages." 
■"Hot Chocolates," a Negro revuej was 
well received, as was "Harlem," another 
colored show which depicted a "rent 
party" on the stage. "Subway Express," 
a skillfully produced murder mystery, 
brought fame to Chester Erskin who had 
directed it; and from England came an- 
other thriller called "Rope's End." Basil 
Sydney and Mary Ellis were liked in 
"Meet the Prince," and Edward G. Robin- 
son did brisk business with "Kibitzer." 

Mrs. Fiske revived "Mrs. Bumpstead- 
Leigh," and also appeared in a new com- 
edy called "Ladies of the Jury." Blanche 
Yurka played "Lady from the Sea," and 
Jane Cowl was seen in "Paolo and Fran- 
cesca." Otis Skinner acted in "A Hundred 
Years Old" (also known as "Papa 
Juan"), and Nazimova was in "Kate- 
rina." Jacob Ben-Ami joined the Civic 
Repertory Company and appeared in 
"The Sea Gull" and "The Living Corpse." 
Alice Brady and Otto Kruger were seen 
together in both "Karl and Anna" and 
"The Game of Love and Death." The 
Players' Club revival of the year was 
"Becky Sharp" with Mary Ellis in the title 
role. Maurice Schwartz, noted Yiddish 
actor, had a hit with "Jew Suss" on the 
lower East Side. 

The outstanding musical shows of the 
year were "The Little Show" with Fred 
Allen, Clifton Webb, Romney Brent and 
Libby Holman, "Follow Thru" with Irene 
Delroy, Zelma O'Neal and Jack Barker, 
"Sweet Adeline" with Helen Morgan, 
Irene Franklin, Charles Butterworth and 
Violet Carlson, "Sons O' Guns" with Jack 
Donahue and Lily Damita, "Fifty Million 
Frenchmen" with William Gaxton, Gene- 
vieve Tobin and Helen Broderick, and 
"Wake Up and Dream" with Jack 
Buchanan, and Tilly Losch. 

Fritzi Scheff appeared in a revival of 
"Mile. Modiste." "Die Fledermaus" was 
done under the title of "A Wonderful 
Night," and among the players were Ar- 
chie Leach (Cary Grant), Gladys Baxter 
and Solly Ward. Glenn Hunter became a 
song and dance man in "Spring Is Here." 
Other musicals of the year were "Boom 
Boom," "Lady Fingers," "Pleasure 
Bound," "Fioretta," "Grand Street Fol- 
lies," "A Night in Venice," "Show Girl," 
"Sketch Book," "Murray Anderson's Al- 
manack," "Street Singer," "Scandals'.' 



EDDIE FOY, JR., RUBY KEELER, JIMMY DURANTE, 
KATHRYN HEREFORD in "SHOW GIRL" 



LIBBY HOL/MAN, CLIFTON WEBB in 
"MOANIN' LOW" NUMBER in "THE LITTLE SHOW" 




WILLIAM GAXTON, GENEVIEVE TOBIN in 
"FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN" 



EVELYN LAYE in 
"BITTER SWEET" 



IRENE FRANKLIN in 
"SWEET ADELINE" 



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HARDIE 



EUGENIE 
LEONTOVITCH 



KATHARINE 
HEPBURN 



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ALLA NAZIMOVA, ELIOT CABOT in 
"A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY" 



VERREE TEASDALE, DOROTHY HALL, MURIEL KIRKLAND in 
"THE GREEKS HAD A WORD FOR IT" 



NYDIA WESTMAN, ERNEST TRUEX in 
"LYSISTRATA" 




JEAN DIXON, HUGH O'CONNELL in 
"ONCE IN A LIFETIME" 




1930 



The talking picture was coming into its own, and 
the result was a serious curtailment in the number 
of legitimate theatres in operation. Vaudeville was 
on the decline, permanent stock companies were unable to sur- 
vive, and the number of touring companies was greatly reduced. 
During the year 1930 there were two Pulitzer Prize awards: 
Marc Connelly's "The Green Pastures" for the 1929-30 season 
and Susan Glaspell's "Alison's House" for the 1930-31 season. 
The former, described as a fable play, was a simple re-telling of 
the Old Testament story by a colored preacher. The leading part 
was played by Richard B. Harrison. "Alison's House" was pro- 
duced by Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Company, and 
could be called a literary play. It was based on incidents in the 
life of Emily Dickinson, the American poet. 

Vicki Baum's "Grand Hotel," produced by Herman Shumlin 
and acted by a cast which included Eugenie Leontovich, Sieg- 
fried Rumann, Hortense Alden, Henry Hull and Sam Jaffe, was 
a big hit. Mr. Shumlin also produced "The Last Mile," a prison 
play by John Wexley, with Spencer Tracy playing the lead. 
David Belasco presented "Dancing Partner" with Irene Purcell 
and Lynne Overman, and "Tonight or Never" with Helen Ga- 
hagan and Melvyn Douglas. The latter was Mr. Belasco's final 




MARY BOLAND, WARREN WILLIAM in 
"THE VINEGAR TREE" 

246 



"GRAND HOTEL" 

Above (left and right): HENRY HULL, EUGENIE LEONTOVITCH 

Center: HENRY HULL, HORTENSE ALDEN, SAM JAFFE, SIEGFRIED RUMANN 



JAMES CAGNEY, JOAN BLONDELL in 
"PENNY ARCADE" 




JAMES BELL, SPENCER TRACY in 
"THE LAST MILE" 



FRANK MORGAN ond Pupils in 
"TOPAZE" 



ALFRED LUNT, LYNN FONTANNE in 
"ELIZABETH, THE QUEEN" 



production as he died in New York City on May 15, 1931. 

Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne had a substantial success in 
Maxwell Anderson's "Elizabeth the Queen," and other Theatre 
Guild offerings were Shaw's "The Apple Cart," Philip Barry's 
"Hotel Universe" and Turgenev's "A Month in the Country" 
with Alia Nazimova. 

Jed Harris produced a memorable revival of "Uncle Vanya" 
with Lillian Gish, Osgood Perkins, Walter Connelly and Eugene 
Powers. He also did the Gogol farce, "The Inspector General" 
with Romney Brent and Dorothy Gish. 

Maurice Chevalier appeared in an evening of popular French 
songs and was assisted by Eleanor Powell and Duke Ellington's 
orchestra. The celebrated Scotch comedian, Harry Lauder, was 
seen on a coast-to-coast tour. From the Orient came Mei Lan- 
Fang, China's greatest actor, who appeared with remarkable 
success in a series of one-act plays selected from his extensive 
repertoire. Visitors from Greece did "Elektra" in the original 
with a company headed by Marika Cotopouli and Katina Paxinou. 

Jane Cowl was successful in a revival of "Twelfth Night," and 
also was seen in a new comedy called "Art and Mrs. Bottle" in 
which she was supported by Katharine Hepburn. Katharine Cor- 
nell appeared in "Dishonored Lady," Leslie Banks and Helen 



MAURICE 
CHEVALIER 



KATHARINE HEPBURN, JANE COWL in 
"ART AND MRS. BOTTLE" 






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H EN GAHAGAN, MELVYN DOUGLAS in 
"TONIGHT OR NEVER" 



"THE GREEN PASTURES" 



OSGOOD PERKINS, LILLIAN GISH in 
"UNCLE VANYA" 

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LESLIE BANKS, ISABEL 

JEANS in 

"THE MAN IN POSSESSION" 



VIOLET KEMBLE COOPER, 

TOM POWERS in 

"THE APPLE CART" 



GLENN HUNTER, JUNE 
WALKER in 

"WATERIOO BRIDGE" 



LENORE ULRIC, RUSSELL 

HARDIE in 

"PAGAN LADY" 



IVOR NOVELLO, PHOEBE 

FOSTER in 

"THE TRUTH GAME" 



BASIL SYDNEY, MARY 

ELLIS in 

"CHILDREN OF DARKNESS" 




Menken played in "The Infinite Shoe- 
black" and Glenn Hunter and June Walk- 
er were in "Waterloo Bridge." Elissa 
Landi and Glenn Anders were in "A 
Farewell to Arms," and Mary Ellis and 
Basil Sydney acted in "Children of Dark- 
ness;" Fritz Leiber appeared in Shakes- 
pearean repertoire; and Maurice Mos- 
covitch played "The Merchant of Venice." 
An outstanding hit was "Lysistrata" with 
Violet Kemble Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, 
Hope Emerson, Sydney Greenstreet and 
Ernest Truex. 

Hope Williams was seen in "Rebound," 
Frank Morgan in "Topaze," and Frank 
Craven in "That's Gratitude." Alice 
Brady played in "Love, Honor and Be- 
tray" supported by George Brent, Glenda 
Farrelland Clark Gable; "Penny Arcade" 
brought James Cagney and Joan Blondell 
to the fore; and Mary Boland was seen 
in "Ada Beats the Drum" and "The Vine- 
gar Tree." Leslie Banks and Isabel Jeans 
were in "The Man in Possession," and 
Ivor Novello and Benita Hume played 
"Symphony in Two Flats." "Once in a 
Lifetime" was a hit, and so were "The 
Greeks Had a Word For It" and "Up Pops 
the Devil." 

Other interesting plays of the year were 
"The Matriarch" with Constance Col- 
lier, "Torch Song" with Mayo Methot, 





I PAUL KELLY, SYLVIA 
SIDNEY in 
"BAD GIRL" 




JANE COWL, LEON 
QUARTERMAINE in 
"TWELFTH NIGHT" 



EDITH BARREn, HAIDEE 

WRIGHT in 

"MRS. MOONLIGHT" 



JOEY RAY, GLORIA 

GRAFTON in 

"THE SECOND LITTLE SHOW" 



BERT LAHR, KATE 

SMITH in 
"FLYING HIGH" 



LIBBY HOLMAN, FRED 

MacMURRAY in 
"THREE'S A CROWD" 




MARILYN 

MILLER 



DOROTHY STONE, ALLENE CRATER (MRS. STONE), 
FRED STONE, PAULA STONE in "RIPPLES" 



WILLIE HOWARD 



"GIRL CRAZY" 



DONALD FOSTER, GINGER ROGERS, ALLEN 
KEARNS in "GIRL CRAZY" 




Ladies AH" with Violet Heming and 
Walter Woolf, "Mrs. Moonlight" with 
Edith Barrett and Haidee Wright, "Mr. 
Gilhooley" with Helen Hayes and Arthur 
Sinclair, "Bad Girl" with Sylvia Sidney 
and Paul Kelly, "Pagan Lady" with Le- 
nore Ulric, Russell Hardie and Franchot 
Tone, "On The Spot" with Crane Wilbur 
and Anna May Wong, "Five Star Final" 
with Berton Churchill, and "Scarlet Sister 
Mary" with Ethel Barrymore and Estelle 
Winwood appearing in black face. Elsa 
Shelley, who later became a playwright, 
was acting in "Courtesan," a one char- 
acter play. 

The most important musical shows 
were "Strike Up the Band" with Blanche 
Ring and Clark and McCullough, "Fly- 
ing High" with Oscar Shaw, Bert Lahr 
and Kate Smith, "Fine and Dandy" with 
Joe Cook, "Girl Crazy" with Ethel Mer- 
man, Willie Howard and Ginger Rogers, 
and "Three's A Crowd" with Fred Allen, 
Clifton Webb and Libby Holman. Other 
musicals were "Smiles," "Ripples," "Sim- 
ple Simon," "The International Review," 
"Garrick Gaieties," "Artists and Models," 
"Nina Rosa," "Earl Carroll's Vanities" 
and "The New Yorkers" with an all-star 
cast including Hope Williams, Richard 
Carle, Ann Pennington, Marie Cahill, 
Frances Williams, Charles King and 
Jimmy Durante. 





ANN PENNINGTON, FRED WARING, FRANCES WILLIAMS, CHARLES KING, HOPE WILLIAMS, RICHARD CARLE, 
MARIE CAHILL, LOU CLAYTON, JIMMY DURANTE, EDDIE JACKSON in "THE NEW YORKERS" 




BLANCHE RING in 
"STRIKE UP THE BAND" 



CLIFTON WEBB, LIBBY HOLMAN, FRED ALLEN in 
"THREE'S A CROWD" 



ETHEL MERMAN in 
"GIRL CRAZY" 

249 




GLENN HUNTER, CHARLOTTE 

WYNTERS, LATHROP MITCHELL in 

"A REGULAR GUY ■ 



RAYMOND MASSEY as 
HAMLET 



KATHERINE ALEXANDER, CLEDGE ROBERTS in 
"THE LEFT BANK" 



FLUSH in "THE BARRETTS RUSSELL HARDIE, CLAIRE LUCE i 

OF WIMPOIE STREET" "SOCIETY GIRL" 







HARRY 
ELLERBE 



EDNA 
BEST 



MADGE 
EVANS 



JAMES T. 
POWERS 



CHARLES 
WALDRON 



HOPE 
EMERSON 



CHARLES 
LAUGHTON 





ALFRED LUNT, LYNN FONTANNE 
"REUNION IN VIENNA" 



economic 
rical activities, and with the talking motion pictures 
becoming firmly established, Hollywood gold had 
lured away from Broadway most of the better playwrights and 
promising young players. 

In February Katharine Cornell became an actress-manager, 
producing as her first venture Rudolf Besier's "The Barretts of iv 
Wimpole Street." It proved to be one of the great successes of her | 
career and she has since revived it several times. Directed by her ' 
husband, Guthrie McClintic, the original cast besides Miss Cor- 
nell included Brian Aherne, Charles Waldron, Joyce Carey, John 
Buckler, Brenda Forbes, John D. Seymour and Flush who be- 
came one of the most famous dogs in theatredom. 

The Group Theatre was formed this year and under the aus- 
pices of the Theatre Guild produced Paul Green's "The House 
of Connelly" as their first offering. Among the players in the 
organization were Franchot Tone, Luther and Stella Adler, 
Robert Lewis, Clifford Odets, Russell Collins and Ruth Nelson. 
Another event of the year was the return to the stage of Maude 
Adams after an absence of thirteen years. With Otis Skinner she 
toured the country in "The Merchant of Venice," but she did 
not venture into New York. 

The hits of the year were Gertrude Lawrence and Noel Coward 
in his own "Private Lives," Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in 
"Reunion in Vienna," Helen Hayes in "The Good Fairy," Leslie 
Banks in "Springtime for Henry," Francine Larrimore with 
Alexander Woollcott in "Brief Moment," Philip Merivale in 
"Cynara," the Theatre Guild production of Eugene O'Neill's 




HELEN HAYES, WALTER CONNOLLY in 
"THE GOOD FAIRY" 




CORNELIA 
Men O'^IS SKINNER in 
JlDV "THE LOVES OF 
CHARLES II" 



LESTER LONERGAN, ALICE 
BRADY in "BRASS ANKLE" 



PHILIP MERIVALE, AORIANNE 
ALLEN in "CYNARA" 



MADGE EVANS, HARRY 

ELLERBE in 
"PHILIP GOES FORTH" 



DOROTHY GISH, ROLLO 

PETERS in 

"THE STREETS OF NEW YORK" 



EDITH EVANS in 
"THE LADY WITH A LAMF 




KATHARINE CORNELL as ELIZABETH BARRETT 



"THE BARREHS OF WIMPOLE STREET" 



251 




252 



JOSEPH SCHILDKRAUT, PATRICIA COLIINGE in 
"ANATOl" 



NOEL COWARD, GERTRUDE LAWRENCE in 
"PRIVATE LIVES" 



ROBERT DOUGLAS, ALEXANDER WOOLLCOH, 
fRANCINE LARRIMORE in "BRIEF MOMENT" 



"Mourning Becomes Electra" with Nazi- 
mova and Alice Brady, Paul Muni in 
"Counsellor-at-Law," Ruth Gordon and 
Bert Lytell in "A Church Mouse," Elmer 
Rice's "The Left Bank" and Philip 
Barry's "Tomorrow and Tomorrow." 
Other new plays that received attention 
were "Green Grow the Lilacs" (which 
later blossomed into the musical "Okla- 
homa") , "The Bride the Sun Shines On," 
"The House Beautiful," "Philip Goes 
Forth" and "As Husbands Go." 

Among the stars, Judith Anderson was 
in "As You Desire Me," Lionel Atwill 
appeared in "The Silent Witness," Mae 
West in "The Constant Sinner," Glenn 
Hunter in "A Regular Guy," Alice Brady 
was in "Brass Ankle," Lenore Ulric and 
Sidney Blackmer in "The Social Regis- 
ter," Mrs. Patrick Campbell in "The Sex 
Fable," Charles Laughton in "Payment 
Deferred," Edith Evans in "The Lady 
with a Lamp" and Cornelia Otis Skinner 
appeared in a series of character sketches 
of her own authorship. 

Revivals of the year included "Hamlet" 
with Raymond Massey, Mary Servoss, 
Colin Keith-Johnston and Celia Johnson; 
Ethel Barrymore supported by McKay 
Morris, Anne Seymour and Walter Gil- 
bert in "The School for Scandal," Robert 
Loraine in Strindberg's "The Father," 
Shaw's "Getting Married," "Anatol" 
with Joseph Schildkraut, Patricia Col- 
linge, Miriam Hopkins and Anne For- 
rest, Eva Le Gallienne in "Camille," 
Walter Hampden and Fay Bainter in 
"The Admirable Crichton" and "The 
Streets of New York" with Dorothy Gish, 
Rollo Peters and Fania Marinoff. 

"Of Thee I Sing" was the first musical 
comedy to win a Pulitzer Prize. George 
Gershwin wrote the music, Ira Gershwin 
the lyrics, George S. Kaufman and Morrie 
Myskind the book, and the cast included 





WILLIAM GAXTON, LOIS MORAN, GEORGE MURPHY, 

VICTOR MOORE in "OF THEE I SING" 

Top: VICTOR MOORE 




BEATRICE LILLIE in 
"THE THIRD LITTLE SHOW" 



FRANCHOT TONE, JUNE WALKER in 
"GREEN GROW THE LILACS' 



ED WYNN in 
"THE LAUGH PARADE" 



253 



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i 






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HELEN CHANDLER, LESLIE BANKS, FRIEDA INESCORT, 
NIGEL BRUCE in "SPRINGTIME FOR HENRY" 



HUGH SINCLAIR, IRBY MARSHALL, MARGARET WYCHERLY, HUGH 

BUCKLER, DOROTHY GISH, HENRY TRAVERS, REGINALD 

MASON, PEG ENTWISTLE, ROMNEY BRENT in 



GETTING MARRIED" 



OSGOOD PERKINS, HERBERT MARSHALL, ZITA JOHANN, 
HARVEY STEPHENS in "TOMORROW AND TOMORROW" 




254 



JOSE RUBEN, JUDITH 

ANDERSON in 
"AS YOU DESIRE ME" 



ANTHONY IRELAND, 

MRS. PATRICK CAMPBELL in 

"THE SEX FABLE" 



DORIS CARSON, BETTINA HALL, EDDIE FOY, JR., 
GEORGES METAXA in "THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE" 



ADELE and FRED ASTAIRE i 
"THE BAND WAGON" 



JACK WHITING, HARRIE 
LAKE (ANN SOTHERN) ! 
"AMERICA'S SWEETHEART 





A. E. MATTHEWS, GRACE GEORGE, PEGGY CONKLIN, 
ALICE BRADY in "MADEMOISELLE" 




DIANA WYNYARD, CECILIA lOFTUS, MARY NASH, BASH 

RATHBONE, ARTHUR BYRON, ROBERT LORAINE, 

ERNEST THESIGER in "THE DEVIL PASSES" 



EMIYN WILLIAMS, ALEXANDRA CARLISLE, WILLIAM 

HARRIGAN, WALTER KINGSFORD in 

"CRIMINAL AT LARGE" 



> ^ 



ZITA 
JOHANN 





^\ 



HERBERT 
MARSHALL 



DIANA 
WYNYARD 



HERBERT MARSHALL, MAY WHITTY, EDNA BEST in 
"THERE'S ALWAYS JULIET" 




CONWAY 
TEARLE 



I LAURETTE TAYLOR, PEG ENTWISTLE, CHARLES 
DALTON in "AllCE-SIT-BY-THEFIRE" 




The theatre felt the economic depression in 1932 
Many plays lowered their admission and member^ 
the theatrical profession were severely affected 
The year saw many low-budget plays of mediocre quality, but 
there were also several outstanding hits. Leslie Howard wa- 
immensely popular in "The Animal Kingdom," and Ina Claire 
had a great success in "Biography" by S. N. Behrman. "Dinner 
at Eight" by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber was a solid 
hit with Ann Andrews, Marguerite Churchill, Cesar Romero. 
Margaret Dale, Conway Tearle, Sam Levene, Olive Wyndham 
and Constance Collier. Also well patronized was Rachel Crother";' 
"When Ladies Meet" with Frieda Inescort, Walter Abel, Selena 
Royle, Spring Byington and Herbert Rawlinson. 

The Group Theatre offered "Night Over Taos" by Maxwell 
Anderson and "Success Story" by John Howard Lawson. Laurette 
Taylor was seen in a revival of "Alice-Sit-By-The-Fire" with "The 
Old Lady Shows Her Medals" as a curtain-raiser. Pauline Lord 
who appeared in two artistic failures: "Distant Drums" and a 
revival of "The Truth About Blayds," was also seen in a success 
ful play, "The Late Christopher Bean." Emlyn Williams and 
Alexandra Carlisle were in "Criminal at Large," and Franc i'- 
Lederer and Patricia CoUinge played "Autumn Crocus." Dorothy 
Gish later took over the feminine lead in this comedy. "The 
Devil Passes" was acted by Arthur Byron, Mary Nash, Ernest 
Thesiger. Basil Rathbone, Robert Loraine, Cecilia Loftus and 
Diana Wynyard. "Another Language" was capably acted by Mar- 



PAULINE LORD, WALTER CONNOLLY in 
"THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN" 



FRANCIS LEDERER, DOROTHY GISH in 
"AUTUMN CROCUS" 





fe- * 



SAM LEVENE, CONWAY 
TEARLE 



CONSTANCE COLLIER, 
ANN ANDREWS 



"DINNER AT EIGHT" 



(Bock row) WYRLEY BIRCH, WILLIAM PIKE, DOROTHY 

STICKNEY, (Front row) GLENN ANDERS, MARGARET 

WYCHERLY, HAL K. DAWSON in 

"ANOTHER LANGUAGE" 



COLIN KEITH-JOHNSTON, 

JEAN DIXON, MARY SERVOSS 

in 

"DANGEROUS CORNER" 



FRANCIS 
LEDERER 255 




DENIS ODEA, MAUREEN DELANY, BARRY FITZGERALD 
with THE ABBEY THEATRE PLAYERS 



V 




LILLIAN GISH in 
"CAMILLE" 



JOSEPH SCHILDKRAUT in 
"LILIOM" 



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256 



INA CLAIRE in "BIOGRAPHY" 



garet Wycherly, Margaret Hamilton, Glenn Anders, John Beal 
and Dorothy Stickney. 

Other new plays of the year were "Whistling in the Dark," 
"Riddle Me This," "Clear All Wires," "I Loved You Wednesday," 
"Dangerous Corner," "Carry Nation" and 'The Mad Hopes." 

Roger Pryor appeared in "Blessed Event," Ruth Gordon in 
"Here Today," Jane Cowl in "A Thousand Summers," and 
Katharine Cornell in "Lucrece." Edna Best, Herbert Marshall 
and May Whitty played in 'There's Always Juliet;" Katharine 
Hepburn, Romney Brent and Colin Keith-Johnston were seen 
in "The Warrior's Husband;" Hope Williams, Beatrice Lillie 
and Leo G. Carroll were in "Too True to Be Good ;" and Claude 
Rains and Nazimova were in "The Good Earth." Judith Ander- 
son, Ian Keith and Nita Naldi acted in "Firebird;" Eugenie 
Leontovich and Moffat Johnston were in "Twentieth Century;" 
Osgood Perkins, Sally Bates and James Stewart were in "Good- 
bye Again;" Margaret SuUavan, June Walker and Humphrey 
Bogart were in "Chrysalis;" Alice Brady, Grace George and 
A. E. Matthews were in "Mademoiselle;" and Lillian Gish ap- 
peared in "Camille" with Raymond Hackett. 




KATHARINE CORNELL, BRIAN 
AHERNE in "LUCRECE" 



HERBERT RAWLINSON, FRIEDA 
INESCORT in "WHEN LADIES WEET 




GLENN 
ANDERS 



HERBERT 
RAWLINSON 



ROY ROBERTS, EUGENIE lEONTOVICH, MOFFAT 
JOHNSTON in "TWENTIETH CENTURY" 



KATHARINE HEPBURN, COLIN KEITH-JOHNSTON in 
"THE WARRIOR'S HUSBaND" 







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\\my^. 



ATRICE LILLIE, HOPE WILLIAMS in 
"TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD" 



OSGOOD PERKINS, SALLY BATES in 
"GOODBYE AGAIN" 



Eva Le Gallienne revived "Liliom" with Joseph Schildkraut 
and produced "Alice in Wonderland." The Abbey Theatre Irish 
Players did "The Far-Off Hills," "The White-Headed Boy," "The 
New Gossoon," "The Rising of the Moon" and gave a single 
performance of "Oedipus Rex." In this company were Eileen 
Crowe, Ria Mooney, Barry Fitzgerald, Maureen Delany, Denis 
O'Dea, Arthur Shields and F. J. McCormick. Maurice Chevalier 
and Ruth Draper were seen in one-man shows. 

The top musicals of the year were "Face the Music" with 
Mary Boland, J. Harold Murray and Hugh O'Connell, "Hot- 
Cha!" with Buddy Rogers, Lupe Velez and Bert Lahr, a revival 
of "Show Boat" with Dennis King and Paul Robeson new to 
the cast, "Flying Colors" with Charles Butterworth, Clifton Webb, 
Buddy Ebsen, Imogene Coca and Tamara Geva, "Music in the 
Air" with Al Shean, Walter Slezak, Reinald Werrenrath and Na- 
talie Hall, "The Du Barry" with Grace Moore, "Take A Chance" 
with Ethel Merman and Jack Haley, "Walk a Little Faster" star- 
ring Beatrice Lillie and Clark and McCullough, Cole Porter's 
"Gay Divorce" with Fred Astaire, Claire Luce and Luella Gear 
and Milton Aborn had a season of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. 



257 



EMIYN 
WILLIAMS 



JOSEPHINE 
HUTCHINSON 



BUDDY and VILMA 

EBSEN In 
"FLYING COLORS" 



IMOGENS COCA, CLIFTON 

WEBB in 

"FLYING COLORS" 



DOROTHY STONE, 

FRED STONE, in 
"SMILING FACES" 



NITA 
NALDI 



RUTH 
DRAPER 





BEATRICE LILLIE, PAUL MeCULLOUGH, BOBBY 
CLARK in "WALK A LIHLE FASTER" 



BUDDY ROGERS, LUPE VELEZ, BERT LAHR in 
"HOT-CHAl" 



CHIC JOHNSON, OLE OLSEN, ETHEL MERMAN ii 
"TAKE A CHANCE" 




VIVIAN 
HART 



ALLEN 
WATEROUS 



IIBBY 
HOLMAN 



QUEENIE SMITH, JOHN GARRICK in 

"A LITTLE RACKETEER" 



TESS 

GARDELIA 



LUPE 
VELEZ 



JACK 
HALEY 




CHARLES 
BUHERWORTH 



CLAIRE LUCE, 

FRED ASTAIRE in 

"THE GAY DIVORCE" 



KATHERINE CARRINGTON, AL SHEAN, 

IVY scon, WALTER SLEZAK in 

"MUSIC IN THE AIR" 



MARY BOLAND, HUGH O'CONNELL in 
"FACE THE MUSIC" 



GRACE 
MOORE 



WILLIAM 
DANFORTH 



1 



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w 



W- 



i 



v> 



BASIL 
SYDNEY 



LILLIAN 
GISH 



TONIO 
SELWART 



BASIL SYDNEY, MARGALO 

GILLMORE In 

"THE DARK TOWER" 



NOEL 
COWARD 



OLGA 
BACLANOVA 



J. - 



MORRIS, RICHARD KENDRICK, ALETA FREEL, 
ANNE REVERE in "DOUBLE DOOR" 



S<P »J 






In 1933 two nostalgic comedies were major events of 
the theatre year. "One Sunday Afternoon," by James 
lagen and acted by Francesca Bruning and Lloyd 
Nolan, enjoyed a long run. An even more potent evocation of 
the good old days was£ugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!" with 
George M. Cohan. Again two Pulitzer Prizes were given: the 
1932-33 award going to Maxwell Anderson's "Both Your 
Houses," and the 1933-34 award going to "Men in White" by 
Sidney Kingsley and with Alexander Kirkland. 

Lynn Fontanne, Alfred Lunt and Noel Coward appeared to- 
gether in the latter's sophisticated comedy, "Design for Living." 
Edith Evans appeared briefly as an aging opera star in "Even- 
song," and Katharine Cornell played in "Alien Corn." Helen 
Hayes scored in the historical drama "Mary of Scotland." Pro- 
duced by the Theatre Guild, the cast included Helen Menken and 
Philip Merivale. Tallulah Bankhead returned from her London .v 
triumph and was seen in "Forsaking All Others." "Uncle Tom's 
Cabin" was revived by the Players' Club with Otis Skinner as i 
I ncle Tom and Fay Bainter as Topsy. George M. Cohan wrote 
and acted in "Pigeons and People," Bramwell Fletcher appeared 
in "Ten Minute Alibi," and Lillian Gish was seen in "Nine Pine 
Street" based on the Lizzie Borden case. Mrs. Patrick Campbell 
was seen in "A Party," Jean Arthur was in "The Curtain Rises," 
Basil Sydney did "The Dark Tower" and Florence Reed was in 
"Thoroughbred." 

"Tobacco Road" began its long run and was first played by 
Henry Hull, Sam Byrd. Margaret Wycherly, Dean Jagger and 
Maude Odell. Katharine Hepburn played in "The Lake" sup 




fi 



DONALD MACDONALD, FRED KEATING, TALLULAH 

BANKHEAD, MILLICENT HANLEY, in 

"FORSAKING ALL OTHERS" 



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(ANCES FULLER, ROLAND YOUNG, ELIZABETH 

PATTERSON, LAURA HOPE CREWS in 

"HER MASTER'S VOICE" 



JOSEPH 
GOTTEN 



MARGARET 
SULLAVAN 



ROLAND 
YOUNG 



JAMES DALE. LAURENCE OLIVIER 
"THE GREEN BAY TREE" 




STANLEY RIDGES, 

DITH ANDERSON 

"THE MASK AND 

THE FACE" 



EVA LE GALLIENNE, 
RICHARD WARING in 
"ROMEO AND JULIET 



GEORGE M. COHAN, EDA HEINEMANN, ELISHA COOK, JR., GENE LOCKHART, 

MARJORIE MARQUIS, WALTER VONNEGUT, JR., ADELAIDE BEAN in 

"AH, WILDERNESSI" 



EDITH VAN CLEVE, 
DOUGLAS MONTGOMERY 



"AMERICAN DREAM" 



FAY BAINTER 



TOPSY 



259 



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HENRY HULL as 
JEETER LESTER 



MARGARET WYCHERLY, SAM BYRD, RUTH HUNTER, DEAN JAGGER, HENRY HULL in 
"TOBACCO ROAD" 



MRS. PATRICK CAMPBELL in 
"A PARTY" 




LLOYD NOLAN, MARY HOLSMAN, FRANCESCA BRUNING, 
RANKIN MANSFIELD in "ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON" 



ALFRED LUNT, NOEL COWARD, LYNN FONTANNE in 
"DESIGN FOR LIVING" 



KATHARINE CORNELL, LUTHER ADLER, lAMES RENNIE in 
"ALIEN CORN" 




ELEANOR HICKS, CHARLES WALDRON, HUNTER GARDNER, 

SETH ARNOLD, RAYMOND WALBURN, PEGGY CONKIIN, 

TONIO SELWART in "THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS" 



MIRIAM HOPKINS, GAGE CLARKE, JOSEPH COTTEN, HELEN 

CLAIRE, REED BROWN, JR., FREDERIC WORLOCK, 

CORA WITHERSPOON in "JEZEBEL" 



ELISHA COOK, JR., CECILIA LOFTUS, BEN LACKLAND, 

RICHARD WHORF, RUTH GORDON in 

"THREE-CORNERED MOON" 




260 



WALTER C. KELLY, SHEPPARD 
STRUDWICK, MARY PHILIPS 
"BOTH YOUR HOUSES" 



JOSEPH SPURINCALLEIA, BRAMWELL MIRIAM HOPKINS i 

in FLETCHER, OSWALD YORKE in "JEZEBEL" 

"TEN MINUTE ALIBI" 



ELEANOR PHELPS, 

BLAINE CORDNER in 

WE, THE PEOPLE" 



ELEANOR AUDLEY, PAUL McGRATH, 

ALNEY ALBA, GEORGE M. COHAN in 

"PIGEONS AND PEOPLE" 



ported by Blanche Bates, Frances Starr, 
Geoffrey Wardell and Colin Clive. "She 
Loves Me Not," an engaging comedy, 
featured Burgess Meredith, John Beal 
and Polly Walters. Miriam Hopkins 
acted in "Jezebel." "The Green Bay Tree" 
by Mordaunt Shairp was skillfully acted 
by James Dale and Laurence Olivier. 
"American Dream," a dramatic trilogy 
which somehow missed the mark, was 
played by Josephine Hull, Claude Rains, 
Edith Van Cleve and Douglas Mont- 
gomery. Elmer Rice was represented by 
"We, the People." W. Somerset Maugh- 
am by "For Services Rendered," and 
Moliere's "The School for Husbands" 
was revived. "Run, Little Chilian" was 
a successful negro folk drama by Hall 
Johnson. 

Roland Young and Laura Hope Crews 
were in "Her Master's Voice;" Audrey 
Christie and Bruce Macfarlane were in 
"Sailor, Beware!;" Mary Morris and 
Anne Revere were in "Double Door;" 
and Judith Anderson, Humphrey Bogart, 
Shirley Booth and Leo G. Carroll were 
in "The Mask and the Face." "Three- 
Cornered Moon," a screwball comedy, 
was acted by Ruth Gordon, Cecilia Loft- 
us, Brian Donlevy and Richard Whorf; 
and the comedy about bundling, "The 
Pursuit of Happiness," featured Tonio 
Selwart and Peggy Conklin. 

Jerome Kern's "Roberta" was the out- 
standing musical comedy of the year. The 
original cast included George Murphy, 
Ray Middleton, Bob Hope, Fay Temple- 
ton, Tamara, Sydney Greenstreet, Lyda 
Roberti and Fred MacMurray. 

"Strike Me Pink" was a lively revue 
with Hope Williams, Jimmy Durante, 
Roy Atwell and Lupe Velez. Joe Cook 
was seen in "Hold Your Horses," and 
Evelyn Herbert sang in "Melody" sup- 
ported by Walter Woolf, Everett Mar- 
shall, George Houston and Hal Skelly. 
Marilyn Miller, Helen Broderick, Clifton 
Webb and Ethel Waters brightened the 
long-lasting "As Thousands Cheer." The 
music of Kurt Weill was heard in "Three 
Penny Opera," a revised version of John 
Gay's "Beggars' Opera." "Murder at the 
Vanities" set a whodunit to music involv- 
ing James Rennie, Bela Lugosi and Olga 
Baclanova. William Gaxton and Victor 
Moore were co-starred in "Let 'Em Eat 
Cake." "Champagne Sec," none other 
than "Die Fledermaus," was sung by 
Helen Ford, Peggy Wood, John E. Haz- 
zard and Kitty Carlisle. 




LIONEL PARE, FRANCES STARR, BLANCHE BATES, 
KATHARINE HEPBURN in "THE LAKE" 



KATHARINE HEPBURN, 

COLIN CLIVE in 261' 
"THE LAKE" 




MARILYN MILLER, CLIfTON WEBB in 
■'AS THOUSANDS CHEER" 



RAY MIDDLETON, TAMARA, FAY TEMPLETON, BOB HOPE, 
GEORGE MURPHY in "ROBERTA" 



DAVE CHASEN, JOE COOK in 
"HOLD YOUR HORSES" 




262 



CLIFTON WEBB, HELEN BRODERICK 
"AS THOUSANDS CHEER" 



WALTER WOOLF, EVELYN HERBERT, 
HAL SKELLY in "MELODY" 



WILLIAM GAXTON, LOIS MORAN, VICTOR 
MOORE in "LET EM EAT CAKE" 



HELEN FORD, KITTY CARLISLE In 
"CHAMPAGNE SEC" 



YVONNE 
PRINTEMPS 



LUCILE WATSON, ROMAINE CALIENDER in 
"POST ROAD" 



FRANCES STARR, HELEN 

GAHAGAN, EDITH BARRETT in 

"MOOR BORN" 



SYBIL THORNDIKE, ESTELIE WINWOOD, VIOLA 
KEATS in "THE DISTAFF SIDE" 



FAY BAINTER, WAITER HUSTON 
"DODSWORTH" 



The biggest hits of 1934 were "The Children's Hour" 
by Lillian Hellman, "Dodsworth" with Walter Hus- 
_ _ ton and Fay Bainter, and "Personal Appearance" 

with Gladys George. Moderate successes included "The Shining 
Hour" with Raymond Massey and Gladys Cooper, famous Eng- 
lish star making her American debut, "No More Ladies" with 
Melvyn Douglas, Lucile Watson and Ruth Weston, "The Wind 
and the Rain" with Frank Lawton, Rose Hobart and Mildred 
Natwick, "The Milky Way" with Hugh O'Connell and Brian 
Donlevy, "The Distaff Side" with Sybil Thorndike and Estelle 
Win wood, "Merrily We Roll Along" with Walter Abel, Mary 
Philips, Kenneth MacKenna and Cecilia Loftus, "The First 
Legion" with Bert Lytell, Charles Coburn and Whitford Kane, 
"The Farmer Takes a Wife" with June Walker and Henry Fonda, 
"Post Road" with Lucile Watson, "Accent on Youth" with Con- 
stance Cummings, Nicholas Hannen and Irene Purcell. Artistic 
ventures were Clemence Dane's fantasy "Come of Age" with 
Judith Anderson, "Richard of Bordeaux" with Dennis King, 
"Yellow Jack" with Geoffrey Kerr, James Stewart and Myron 
McCormick, Sean O'Casey's "Within the Gates" with Lillian 
Gish and Bramwell Fletcher, a revival of "L'Aiglon" with Eva 
Le Gallienne and Ethel Barrymore, and an opera, "4 Saints in 
3 Acts," with a libretto by Gertrude Stein and music by Virgil 
Thompson. 



JAMES STEWART, 
JUDITH ANDERSON ii 
"DIVIDED BY THREE" 






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"RAIN 



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as JULIET 


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"DODSWORTH" 


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"RO/AEO AND JULIET" 





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HENRY FONDA, KATE MAYHEW, JUNE WALKER in 
"THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE" 



JOHN MILTERN, SAM lEVENE, JAMES STEWART, MYRON McCORMICK, 
EDWARD ACUFF, KATHERINE WILSON in "YELLOW JACK" 



MELVYN DOUGLAS, LUCILE WATSON, REX 
O'MALLEY in "NO MORE LADIES" 




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lARRIMORE, 
SAM LEVENE in 
"SPRING SONG' 



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TNK LAWTON, ALEXANDER 
ARCHDALE, ROSE HOBART, 
LOWELL GILMORE in 
"THE WIND AND THE RAIN" 



INA CLAIRE, 
WALTER SLEZAK in 
"ODE TO LIBERTY" 



Among the stars, Francine Larrimore was in "Spring Song," 
Fred Stone appeared in "Jayhawker,^' Tallulah Bankhead was 
in "Dark Victory," Philip Merivale in "Valley Forge," Ina Claire 
in "Ode to Liberty," Jane Cowl in "Rain From Heaven," Jean 
Arthur in "The Bride of Torozko," Judith Anderson with James 
Stewart in "Divided By Three," Norma Terris with George 
Blackwood in "So Many Paths," and Katharine Cornell played 
in "Romeo and Juliet" with Basil Rathbone, Brian Aherne and 
Edith Evans. 

Dramas of social protest were "Stevedore," "The Sailors of 
Cattaro" and "They Shall Not Die," suggested by the Scottsboro 
case, with Ruth Gordon and Claude Rains. Other plays on the 
boards were Eugene O'Neill's play "Days Without End," "Big 
Hearted Herbert" with J. C. Nugent, Elmer Rice's "Judgement 
Day," "Small Miracle," "Page Miss Glory," "Gold Eagle Guy," 
"Ladies Money" and "Moor Born," a play about the Bronte 
Sisters with Frances Starr, Helen Gahagan and Edith Barrett. 

The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from London made a visit 
to these shores and scored immediate success. Their first visit 
here was in 1879. The company, singing an extensive Gilbert 
and Sullivan repertoire during this visit, included Martyn Green, 
Darrell Fancourt, Muriel Dickson, Derek Oldham, Sydney Gran- 
ville, Leslie Rands, Marjorie Eyre, Dorothy Gill and John Dean. 




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MOFFAT JOHNSTON In "WITHIN THE GATES" 



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and ETHEL COLT in "L'AIGLON" 



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"RICHARD OF BORDEAUX" 



"STEVEDORE" 
with REX INGRAM (second from right) 




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GLADYS GEORGE, PHILIF OBER ii, 
"PERSONAL APPEARANCE" 



HUGH O'CONNELL, LEO DONNELLY, WILLIAM FORAK 
BRIAN DONLEVY in "THE MILKY WAY" 



STEPHEN HAGGARD, JUDITH ANDERSON in 
"COME OF AGE" 



Billie Burke, the widow of Flo Ziegfeld, gave the Messrs. 
Shubert permission to use the name, and so a "Ziegfeld Follies" 
opened at the Winter Garden with Fannie Brice and Willie 
Howard. "The Great Waltz" which glorified the music of the 
Strausses was given an elaborate production at the Center Thea- 
tre in Radio City with Guy Robertson, Marion Claire and Alex- 
andra Danilova. "New Faces," an intimate revue, caught the 
public fancy with Leonard Sillman, Imogene Coca, Henry 
Fonda, Nancy Hamilton, Roger Stearns, Hildegarde Halliday 
and Charles Walter in the cast. Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" 
was a smash hit with Victor Moore, William Gaxton and Ethel 
Merman. Noel Coward's "Conversation Piece" brought Yvonne 
Printemps, Pierre Fresnay and Irene Browne to the New York 
stage; and Lucienne Boyer and Vincente Escudero were seen in 
"Continental Varieties." Other musicals of the year were "Life 
Begins at 8:40" with Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Luella Gear, Frances 
Williams and Brian Donlevy, "Saluta" with Milton Berle, "Call- 
ing All Stars" with Gertrude Niesen, "Say When" with Bob 
Hope, Harry Richman, and Taylor Holmes, "Revenge With 
Music" with Charles Winninger, Libby Holman and Georges 
Metaxa, and "Thumbs Up" with Clark and McCullough, Ray 
Dooley, Eddie Dowling, J. Harold Murray and Sheila Barrett. 




JEAN ARTHUR. 
VAN HEFLIN in "THE 
BRIDE OF TOROZKO" 




RAY BOLGER, LUELIA GEAR, FRANCES WILLIAMS, 
BERT LAHR in "LIFE BEGINS AT 8:40" 



FANNIE BRICE as BABY SNOOKS in 
"ZIEGFELD FOLLIES ' 



VICTOR MOORE, BETTINA HALL, WILLIAM GAXTON in 
"ANYTHING GOES" 




IAN SAVIN, HAL CONKLIN, 
JUNE MEIER in 
"THE DRUNKARD" 



CHARLES WALTER, 
IMOGENS COCA 
"NEW FACES" 



ROSE KING, RAY DOOLEY, 

BOBBY CLARK in 

"THUMBS UP" 



"4 SAINTS IN 3 ACTS" 




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WILLIE HOWARD In 
"ZIEGFELD FOLLIES" 




PATRICIA BOWMAN, EVERETT MARSHALL, GERTRUDE NIESEN, 
JACK WHITING, MITZ1 MAYFAIR in "CALLING ALL STARS" 



H. REEVES-SMITH, MARIE BURKE, GUY ROBERTSON, 
MARION CLAIRE in "THE GREAT WALTZ" 



ALEXANDRA 
DANIIOVA in 
"THE GREAT WALTZ 



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BOB HOPE, 

LINDA WATKINS, HARRY RICHMAN in 

"SAY WHEN" 



MARTYN GREEN 



"RUDDIGORE" 



MARTYN GREEN, SYDNEY 

GRANVILLE in 

"THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD" 



ALLAN JONES, 

EVELYN HERBERT in 

"BITTER SWEET" 



REX OMALLEY, CHARLES WINNINGER in 
"REVENGE WITH MUSIC" 




RALPH RICHARDSON 

OS 

MERCUTIO 



"DEAD END" 




MAURICE EVANS 

as 

ROMEO 



The theatre was slowly recovering from the depres- 
sion years and 1935 was the most satisfying since the 
crash of '29. The number of plays produced was less 
but the plays that did reach the boards were, as a whole, of a 
higher calibre. The Pulitzer Prize for the year went to Zoe Akins' 
"The Old Maid." The drama critics, who had been dissatisfied 
with the Pulitzer awards, formed an organization called the 
Drama Critics Circle to give out their own award for the best 
play. Their first selection went to Maxwell Anderson's "Winter- 
set." 

Helen Hayes was having one of her greatest successes with 
'"Victoria Regina" and Leslie Howard was equally happy with 
'"The Petrified Forest." Jane Cowl had a hit with "The First 
Lady" and Elisabeth Bergner. making her first American appear- 
ance, won acclaim in "Escape Me Never." Alfred Lunt and Lynn ' 
Fontanne played in Noel Coward's "Point Valaine," but it was ' 
a failure so they turned to Shakespeare's "The Taming of the 
.Shrew" which was a hit. Katharine Cornell also returned to ' 
Shakespeare after the failure of "Flowers of the Forest." She 
revived "Romeo and Juliet" and this time her Romeo was Mau- 
rice Evans, a young English actor who was making his American i 
debut. Her Mercutio was Ralph Richardson and the Nurse wa> 
played by Florence Reed and then by Blanche Yurka. Also in | 
the cast was Tyrone Power. Jr. who won film fame later. Nazi- i 
mova appeared in Shaw's "The Simpleton of the Unexpected | 
Isles" but it failed so she turned to Ibsen's "Ghosts" and her 
portrayal of Mrs. Alving won the cheers of the critics and the 
public. Harry EUerbe as Oswald also came in for his share of 





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WILFRID LAWSON, JOAN MARION, 

ERNEST LAWFORD, COLIN CLIVE in 

"LIBEL" 



IRENE RICH, COLIN KEITH-JOHNSTON 

GEORGE M. COHAN in in 

"SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE ' "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" 



MILLICENT GREEN, 

AlAN BAXTER in 

"BLACK PIT" 



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DORIS DALTON, DENNIS KING, LEO G. CARROLL 



"PETTICOAT FEVER" 



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LESLIE HOWARD in 
"THE PETRIFIED FOREST" 



TEDDY HART, WILLIAM LYNN, SHIRLEY BOOTH, MILLARD MITCHELL, 

SAM LEVENE in 

"THREE MEN ON A HORSE" 




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HUMPHREY BOGART 



"THE PETRIFIED FOREST" 



ONA MUNSON, HARRY ELLERBE, ALLA NAZIMOVA 

in 

"GHOSTS" 



ALLA NAZIMOVA, ROMNEY BRENT in 

"THE SIMPLETON OF THE 

UNEXPECTED ISLES" 



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ROYAL BEAL in 

"BOY MEETS GIRl" 



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praise. Grace George had a hit with "Kind Lady." Tallulah 
Bankhead revived "Rain" for 47 performances and then ap- 
peared in a light comedy, "Something Gay," supported by Hugh 
Sinclair and Walter Pidgeon. 

Among the plays that were hits without any stars billed were 
•'Dead End," "Blind Alley," "Three Men On A Horse," "Boy 
Meets Girl," "Awake and Sing," "The Night of January 16," 
"Pride and Prejudice," "Libel" and "Parnell." "Noah" with 
Pierre Fresnay was an artistic success. Moderate successes in- 
cluded "The Bishop Misbehaves" with Walter Connolly, "Petti- 
coat Fever" with Dennis King, "Remember the Day" with Russell 
Hardie, Francesca Bruning and Frankie Thomas, "Fly Away 
Home" with Thomas Mitchell, "Moon Over Mulberry Street" 
with Gladys Shelley and Cornel Wilde, "Mulatto" with Rose 
McClendon, "Ceiling Zero" with Osgood Perkins and Margaret 
Perry, "Black Pit" with Alan Baxter, and "Till the Day I Die" 
and "Waiting for Lefty," two highly dramatic plays by Clifford 
Odets which were performed together. Nance O'Neil was in 
"Bitter Oleander" and "Night in the House," Eva Le Gallienne 
played "Rosmersholm," Ruth Gordon with Glenn Anders, Char- 
lotte Walker and Ernest Thesiger played in "A Sleeping Clergy- 
man," the Players' Club revived "Seven Keys to Baldpate" with 



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TODD DUNCAN, ANNE BROWN in 
■PORGY AND BESS" 



"JUMBO" 



JIMMY SAVO in 
"PARADE" 



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RUSSELL HARDIE, FRANCESCA BRUNING, 

FRANKIE THOMAS in 

"REMEMBER THE DAY" 




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GRIFFITH JONES, ELISABETH BERGNER, HUGH SINCLAIR in 
"ESCAPE ME NEVER" 



ALAN MARSHAL, JANE WYATT, 

WALTER CONNOLLY in 

"THE BISHOP MISBEHAVES" 



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"JUBILEE" 



•iLES WALTERS in JACKIE KELK, MONTGOMERY ClIFT in ELISABETH 

"JUBILEE" "JUBILEE" BERGNER 



George M. Cohan, Walter Hampden, James T. Powers, Josephine 
Hull, Irene Rich and Ernest Glendinning, and Philip Merivale 
with Gladys Cooper revived "Macbeth" and "Othello" with no 
success. 

Mary Boland was a riotous hit in "Jubilee" supported by 
Melville Cooper, June Knight, Charles Walters and fifteen year 
old Montgomery Clift. The Theatre Guild produced "Porgy and 
Bess," a musical version of DuBose Heyward's "Porgy" with 
music by George Gershwin. Its original run was only 124 per- 
formances, but when Cheryl Crawford revived it in 1942 it was 
more successful and clocked up 286 performances. 

Billy Rose's "Jumbo," a spectacular combination of circus and 
musical comedy was the last attraction to play the Hippodrome 
before it was torn down. "Jumbo" was a big hit but not a finan- 
cial success. The cast included Jimmy Durante, Poodles Hanne- 
ford, Gloria Grafton and Donald Novis. Ken Murray was the 
principal comedian of "Earl Carroll's Sketch Book;" Beatrice 
Lillie, Ethel Waters, Eleanor Powell, Eddie Foy, Jr. and Paul 
Haakon were in "At Home Abroad;" Rudy Vallee, Bert Lahr 
and Eugene and Willie Howard were in "George White's Scan- 
dals" and a popular musical "May Wine" had Walter Woolf, 
Nancy McCord and Walter Slezak in the cast. 



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PAULINE LORD, RUTH GORDON, RAYMOND MASSEY MARY PHILIPS, RICHARD BARTHEIMESS 



"ETHAN FROME" 



"THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE 



HELEN CHANDLER, BRAMWELL FLETCHER 

in 

"LADY PRECIOUS STREAM" 



MAY WHITTY, EMLYN WILLIAMS, BETTY JARDINE 

in 

"NIGHT MUST FALL" 




EFFIE SHANNON, MYRON McCORMICK, RUTH MATTESON 

KATHARINE CORNELL, WALTER ABEL, VICTOR 

COLTON, FRANKLYN DAVIS in 

"THE WINGLESS VICTORY" 



KATHARINE CORNELL 



a> OPARRE 



OS SAINT JOAN 



TYRONE POWER, JR., JOSEPH HOLLAND, KATHARINE CORNELI 

in 

"SAINT JOAN" 




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ALLA NAZIMOVA 

in 
"HEDDA GABLER" 



RUTH GORDON 

in 

"THE COUNTRY WIFE" 



Two Pulitzer Prizes were awarded during the year 
1936: Robert E. Sherwood's "Idiot's Delight" for the 
1935-36 season and George S. Kaufman and Moss 
Hart's 'Tou Can't Take It With You" for the 1936-37 season. 
The hit plays included "The Women" with Margalo Gillmore, 
Ilka Chase and Audrey Christie, "Brother Rat" with Eddie 
Albert, Frank Albertson and Jose Ferrer, "Tovarich" with John 
Halliday and Marta Abba, "Call It A Day" with Gladys Cooper 
and Philip Merivale, and "Stage Door" with Margaret SuUavan. 
Pauline Lord, Ruth Gordon and Raymond Massey won praise 
for their performances in "Ethan Frome." Miss Gordon also 
gave a rewarding performance in a spirited revival of "The 
Country Wife." Katharine Cornell revived "Saint Joan" with 
Maurice Evans playing The Dauphin. Later she appeared in 
Maxwell Anderson's "The Wingless Victory" while Maurice 
Evans was seen as Napoleon in "St. Helena." Ina Claire with 
Osgood Perkins appeared in "End of Summer;" Tallulah Bank- 
head was in George Kelly's "Reflected Glory;" Wendy Hiller 
was first seen on the New York stage in "Love on the Dole;" 
William Gillette, at the age of eighty, was appearing in a revival 
of "Three Wise Fools;" Nazimova revived "Hedda Gabler" with 



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JOHN HAILIDAY, MARTA ABBA, JAMES TRUEX 



GERTRUDE LAWRENCE, NOEL COWARD 

in 

"TONIGHT AT 8:30" 



FRANK CONLAN, FRANK WILCOX, JOSEPHINE HULL 

in 

"YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU" 




MARY MASON, KATHLEEN FITZ, EDDIE ALBERT, JOSE FERRER, 

FRANK ALBERTSON in 

BROTHER RAT" 



JOHN BUCKMASTER, GLADYS COOPER, JEANNE DANTE, 

FLORENCE WILLIAMS, PHILIP MERIVALE in 

"CALL IT A DAY" 



ADRIENNE MARDEN, MARGALO GILLMORE, ILKA CHASE, 

AUDREY CHRISTIE, MARJORIE MAIN in 

"THE WOMEN" 



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McKay Morris and Harry Ellerbe; Walter Hampden again 
played "Cyrano de Bergerac;" and the Players' Club revived 
"The County Chairman" with Charles Coburn, Alexander Kirk- 
land, Mary Ryan, Dorothy Stickney and James Kirkwood. 

John Gielgud scored a great success in "Hamlet" with Judith 
Anderson, Queen Gertrude and Lillian Gish, Ophelia. It ran for 
132 performances while Leslie Howard who opened in "Ham- 
let" a month after Mr. Gielgud was not a success and played 
only 39 times. Emlyn Williams, appearing in his own play, 
"Night Must Fall," shared acting honors with May Whitty. Noel 
Coward and Gertrude Lawrence were seen in a series of short 
plays by Mr. Coward which were billed as "Tonight at 8:30." 
The first group consisted of "Hands Across the Sea," "The 
Astonished Heart" and "Red Peppers;" the second, of "We 
Were Dancing," "Fumed Oak" and "Shadow Play;" and the 
third, of "Ways and Means," "Still Life" and "Family Album." 

Other new plays were Robert Turney's "Daughters of Atreus" 
with Eleonora Mendelssohn and Maria Ouspenskaya, "Russet 
Mantle" with Martha Sleeper and John Beal, "Lady Precious 
Stream" with Helen Chandler and Bramwell Fletcher, "Fresh 
Fields" starring Margaret Anglin, "Co-Respondent Unknown" 




ALFRED LUNT 



LYNN FONTANNE 



'IDIOT'S DELIGHT" 



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JOHN GIELGUD, MALCOLM KEEN, JUDITH ANDERSON, ARTHUR 

BYRON, JOHN EMERY in 

"HAMLET" 




JUDITH ANDERSON, LILLIAN Gl 



JOHN GIELGUD 







MARGARET SULLAVAN, FRANCES FULLER 
274 "STAGE DOOR" 



EVELYN VARDEN, JAY FASSETT, MARTHA SLEEPER, 

JAMES LARMORE, MARGARET DOUGLASS in 

"RUSSET MANTLE" 



FRANK VOSPER, JESSIE ROYCE LANDIS 

in 

"LOVE FROM A STRANGER" 




BOB HOPE, ETHEL MERMAN 

in 

"RED, HOT AND BLUE" 



with James Rennie, Peggy Conklin and Ilka Chase, "The Post- 
man Always Rings Twice" with film star Richard Barthelmess, 
"Love From A Stranger" with Frank Vosper and Jessie Royce 
Landis, "Swing Your Lady" with Hope Emerson, John Alex- 
ander and Joe Laurie, Jr., and "Johnny Johnson" with John 
Garfield, Elia Kazan, Robert Lewis, Luther Adler and Russell 
Collins. 

The Federal Theatre Project of the WPA began producing 
during the year and among the plays presented were "Chalk 
Dust," "The Living Newspaper," "Class of 1929" and T. S. 
Eliot's poetic drama, "Murder in the Cathedral." 

Among the outstanding musicals were "On Your Toes" with 
Ray Bolger, "The Show Is On" with Beatrice Lillie and Bert 
Lahr, "The White Horse Inn" with William Gaxton and Kitty 
Carlisle, "New Faces of 1936" with Imogene Coca, Tom Ruther- 
furd and Van Johnson, "Red, Hot and Blue" with Ethel Merman, 
Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope and Paul and Grace Hartman, "Zieg- 
feld Follies" with Fannie Brice, Bobby Clark, Jane Pickens, 
Josephine Baker and Gypsy Rose Lee, and "Forbidden Melody" 
with Carl Brisson. 



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BRODERICK CRAWFORD, CLAIRE LUCE, WALLACE FORD in 
"OF MICE AND MEN" 




MAURICE EVANS OS RICHARD II 



IRENE BROWNE, GLADYS HENSON 

In 

"GEORGE AND MARGARET" 



CONWAY TEARLE, TALLULAH BANKHEAI 



"ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA" 




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The most surprising event of the year was the sensa- 
tional success Maurice Evans had with his revival 
Shakespeare's "Richard 11" which had not been 
presented in New York since 1878 when Edwin Booth played 
the young king. Opening in February it played 133 perform- 
ances. Closing for the summer it resumed in September for 38 
performances more before starting a coast-to-coast tour. Other 
successful revivals were "Candida" with Katharine Cornell, "A 
Doll's House" with Ruth Gordon and Dennis King and "Julius 
Caesar" presented in modern uniforms without scenery by the 
Mercury Theatre which had been organized by Orson Welles and 
John Houseman. Besides Mr. Welles, the cast included Joseph 
Cotten, Hiram Sherman, George Coulouris and Martin Gabel. 
The Drama Critics' Circle award for the 1936-37 season went 
to Maxwell Anderson's "High Tor," and for the 1937-38 season 
to John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men." The Group Theatre had 
a success with Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy" and so did Alfred 
Lunt and Lynn Fontanne with "Amphitryon 38." "Antony and 
Cleopatra" as done by Tallulah Bankhead and Conway Tearle 
was a failure and so was "Othello" with Walter Huston in the 
title role and Brian Aherne as lago. 

The comedies popular in 1937 were "Room Service" with 
Eddie Albert and Betty Field, "Yes, My Darling Daughter" with 



LEE BAKER, PHYLLIS WELCH, BURGESS MEREDITH in 
"HIGH TOR" 



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BURGESS MEREDITH, LILLIAN GISH 

in 

"THE STAR-WAGON" 



ROGER LIVESEY, CLAUDIA MORGAN, SARA 

AILGOOD, IAN McLEAN In 

"STORM OVER PATSY" 



KATHARINE CORNELL as CANDIDA 



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MINNIE 
DUPREE 



PAULINE FREDERICK, HENRY HULL, DUDLEY DIGGES, MARGO in 

"THE MASQUE OF KINGS" 




SAM LEVENE, ALEXANDER ARSO, EDDIE ALBERT, PHILIP LOEB in 
"ROOM SERVICE" 



Lucile Watson and Violet Heming, "Susan and God" with Ger- 
trude Lawrence, ".Having Wonderful Time" with John Garfield, 
"Storm Over Patsy" with Sara AUgood and Roger Livesey, 
"Excursion" with Whitford Kane and Shirley Booth, "Father 
Malachy's Miracle" with Al Shean, "George and Margaret" with 
Irene Browne, "The Star-Wagon" with Lillian Gish and Burgess 
Meredith, and "French Without Tears" with Frank Lawton and 
Penelope Dudley Ward. 

Max Reinhardt staged an impressive Biblical spectacle, "The 
Eternal Road," with a musical score by Kurt Weill. "The Masque 
of Kings" was played by Pauline Frederick, Henry Hull, Dudley 
Digges and Margo. George M. Cohan was in "Fulton of "Oak 
Falls" and Ethel Barrymore in "The Ghost of Yankee Doodle." 
Orson Welles' revival of Marlowe's "Dr. Faustus" was the out- 
standing Federal Theatre production of the year, and the Abbey 
Theatre Players from Dublin returned in a repertory of Irish 
plays. 

"Pins and Needles," an intimate revue presented by the Inter- 
national Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, was a big hit, and so 
was George M. Cohan in "I'd Rather Be Right." Other musicals 
that scored were "Babes in Arms," "Virginia," "Between the 
Devil," "Frederika" and "Hooray for What!" with Ed Wynn. 



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DENNIS KING, RUTH GORDON, WALTER SLEZAK in 
"A DOLL'S HOUSE " 



ALFRED LUNT, LYNN FONTANNE in 
"AMPHITRYON 38" 



MAX REINHARDT'S 
"THE ETERNAL ROAD" 




NANCY KELLY, 
278 GERTRUDE LAWRENCE, PAUL McGRATH in 



"SUSAN AND GOD" 



PEGGY CONKLIN, VIOLET HEMING, LUCILE WATSON, 

CHARLES BRYANT in 

"YES, MY DARLING DAUGHTER" 



"JULIUS CAESAR" 
with ORSON WELLES (left) 






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MURIEL KIRKLAND, RAYMOND MASSEY In 
"ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS" 



MARTHA scon, FRANK CRAVEN, JOHN CRAVEN in 
"OUR TOWN" 



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MARGARET PERRY, FRANK 

LOVEJOY in 

"THE GREATEST SHOW 

ON EARTH" 



RICHARD GORPON, STEPHEN 

COURTLEIGH, DORIS DALTON i 

"THE FABULOUS INVALID" 



LEIF ERICKSON, ELIZABETH 

YOUNG in 

"ALL THE LIVING" 



WHITFORD KANE, MAURICE EVANS, DONALD RANDOLPH in 
"HAMLET" 




1938 



WHITFORD KANE 



RAYMOND MASSEY 

as 

ABE LINCOLN 



FRANK CRAVEN 



"OUR TOWN" 



The Pulitzer Prize for the 1937-38 season went to 
Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" which was acted 
without scenery and employed a narrator. This role 
was acted by Frank Craven. The 1938-39 award was bestowed 
on Robert E. Sherwood's "Abe Lincoln in Illinois." 

Other successes of the year included "On Borrowed Time" 
with Dudley Digges achieving stardom after forty years in the 
theatre; "What a Life," a comedy by Clifford Goldsmith about 
the Aldrich family which later became popular on the radio; 
"Oscar Wilde" with Robert Morley making his Broadway debut; 
and "Shadow and Substance" with Cedric Hardwicke, Julie 
Haydon and Sara Allgood. 

"Hamlet" was produced for the first time on the New York 
stage in its full length version with Maurice Evans in the title role. 
The performance began at 6:30 with an intermission for dinner. 
Other revivals were "The Circle" with Grace George and Tallulah 
Bankhead, "Outward Bound" with Laurette Taylor, Florence 
Reed, Alexander Kirkland and Helen Chandler, "Lightnin' " 
with Fred Stone, "The Sea Gull" with Alfred Lunt and Lynn 
Fontanne, and the Mercury Theatre productions of "The Shoe- 
maker's Holiday," "Heartbreak House" and "Danton's Death." 
Other plays of the year were "Whiteoaks" with Ethel Barrymore, 



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CECILIA LOFTUS as 
PICCADILLY FLOWER GIRL 



ALFRED LUNT in 
"THE SEA GULL" 



LYNN FONTANNE in 
"THE SEA GULL" 



ROBERT MORLEY as 
OSCAR WILDE 




FRANK CONROY, DUDLEY DIGGES, PETER HOLDEN 

in 

"ON BORROWED TIME" 



CEDRIC HARDWICKE, JULIE HAYDON 

in 

"SHADOW AND SUBSTANCE" 



HIRAM SHERMAN, WHITFORD KANE 

in 

"THE SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY" 



JOHN CAROL, ROBERT MORLEY 

in 

"OSCAR WILDE" 




MAIDEL TURNER, BETTY FIELD, EZRA STONE, JAMES CORNER 

in 

"WHAT A LIFE" 



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JOSEPH GOTTEN, ALICE FROST, VINCENT PRICE 

in 

"THE SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY" 




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BRENDA FORBES, ERSKINE SANFORD, ORSON WELLES, MADI 

CHRISTIANS, JOHN HOYSRADT, PHYLLIS JOYCE, VINCENT 

PRICE, GERALDINE FITZGERALD, GEORGE COULOURIS in 

"HEARTBREAK HOUSE" 




i MAURICE EVANS EVA LE GALLIENNE CEDRIC HARDWICKE GLADYS COOPER ROBERT FLEMYNG BLANCHE YURKA 

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GEORGE SIDNEY 



CONSTANCE 
CUMMINGS 



MARTIN GABEI 



"Spring Meeting" with Gladys Cooper 
and A. E. Matthews, "Once Is Enough" 
with Ina Claire, "Missouri Legend" with 
Dorothy Gish and Dean Jagger, "Mer- 
chant of Yonkers" with Jane Cowl, "Here 
Come the Clowns" with Eddie Dowling 
and Madge Evans, "Wine of Choice" with 
Alexander Woollcott and Claudia Mor- 
gan, "Madame Capet" with Eva Le Gal- 
lienne, "Bachelor Born," "Kiss the Boys 
Goodbye," "Rocket to the Moon," "The 
Fabulous Invalid," "Time and the Con- 
ways," "Dame Nature" and "All the 
Living." The Federal Theatre Project was 
very active and "Prologue to Glory," 
"Haiti" and "One-Third of a Nation" 
were its most interesting productions. 

After playing for years in vaudeville, 
the team of Olsen and Johnson appeared 
on Broadway in a zany revue called 
"Hellzapoppin" which achieved a run of 
1,404 performances. Victor Moore,- Wil- 
liam Gaxton and Sophie Tucker were the 
stars of "Leave It To Me," but a girl from 
Texas named Mary Martin won the most 
cheers singing "My Heart Belongs to 
Daddy," and Gene Kelly was in the 
chorus. Other musicals were "I Married 
An Angel" with Dennis King and Vera 
Zorina: "The Boys From Syracuse," a 
musical version of Shakespeare's "A 
Comedy of Errors," with Jimmy Savo 
and Eddie Albert; "Knickerbocker Holi- 
day" with Walter Huston singing and 
dancing: "Sing Out the News" with Mary 
Jane Walsh and Hiram Sherman; "The 
Two Bouquets" with Alfred Drake and 
Patricia Morison ; "Right This Way" with 
Blanche Ring, Joe E. Lewis and Guy Rob- 
ertson; "You Never Know" with Lupe 
Velez, Clifton Webb and Libby Holman; 
"Great Lady" with Irene Bordoni, TuUio 
Carminati, Norma Terris and Andre Eg- 
levsky ; and Marc Blitzstein's "The Cradle 
Will Rock," a musical labor-drama which 
was played without scenery or costumes 
and with the composer playing the score 
and serving as an announcer at the piano. 



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GRACE GEORGE, TALIULAH BANKHEAD 

in 

"THE CIRCLE" 



RICHARD BISHOP, DEAN JAGGER, JOSE 

FERRER, CLARE WOODBURY, DAN DURYEA, 

DOROTHY GISH (on floor) In 

"MISSOURI LEGEND" 



PERCY WARAM, JANE COWL 

in 
"MERCHANT OF YONKERS" 



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ESSICA TANDY, MARY JONES, SYBIL THORNDIKE, HAZEL TERRY, 

30DFREY KENTON, CHRISTOPHER QUEST, HELENA PICKARD in 

"TIME AND THE CONWAYS" 



LENORE CHIPPENDALE, WYRLEY BIRCH, REYNOLDS DENNISTON, 

ETHEL COLT, STEPHEN HAGGARD, PETER FERNANDEZ, ETHEL 

BARRYMORE, RICHARD CARLSON, ROBERT SHAYNE in 

"WHITEOAKS" 



SHELDON LEONARD, PHILIP OBER, HELEN CLAIRE, MILLARD 

MITCHELL, CARMEL WHITE, HUGH MARLOWE, BENAY VENUTA in 

"KISS THE BOYS GOODBYE" 




DAISY BERNIER, HIRAM SHERMAN, MARY JANE 

WALSH, MICHAEL LORING, in 

"SING OUT THE NEWS" 



SOPHIE TUCKER, WILLIAM GAXTON, VICTOR MOORE 

in 

"LEAVE IT TO ME" 



OLE OLSEN, SHIRLEY WAYNE, CHIC JOHNSON 

in 

"HELLZAPOPPIN" 







MARY MARTIN singing "MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY" 
in "LEAVE IT TO ME", GENE KELLY is first left of Miss Martin 



TEDDY HART, RONALD GRAHAM in 
"THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE" 




"MISSOURI LEGEND" 



MILDRED NATWICK 

in 
"MISSOURI LEGEND 



WALTER HUSTON with JEANNE MADDEN and CHORUS 

in 

"KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY" 



MARY JANE WALSH RICHARD KOLLMAR i 

in "KNICKERBOCKER 

SING OUT THE NEWS" HOLIDAY" 



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Both the Pulitzer Prize and 
the Drama Critics' Circle 
Award for 1939 went to 
William Saroyan's "The Time of Your 
Life," but the greatest success of the 
year and the longest run in the history 
of the New York theatre was achieved by 
"Life With Father" with 3,224 perform- 
ances. Howard Lindsay and Russel 
Grouse wrote it and Mr. Lindsay with 
his wife Dorothy Stickney played the 
leads in the original production. 
"Tobacco Road" which held the honor 
of the longest run on Broadway until 
now was still on the boards with James 
Barton in the lead. "The Man Who Came 
to Dinner" by Moss Hart and George S. 
Kaufman was another rousing hit with 
Monty Woolley creating the title role. 
Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes" 
provided Tallulah Bankhead with one 
of her finest roles with Patricia Collinge 
also outstanding in the cast. Katharine 
Hepburn was tremendously popular in 
Philip Barry's "The Philadelphia Story" 
and so was Gertrude Lawrence in "Sky- 
lark." Katharine Cornell with Laurence 
Olivier as her leading man also had a 
hit with "No Time For Comedy." Ethel 
Waters scored a personal triumph in 
"Mamba's Daughters" which was her 
first play without music. Maurice Evans' 
revival of "Henry IV. Part 1" was a fine 
production skillfully staged by Margaret 
Webster. 

Other plays and players of the year 
were "The American Way" with Fredric 
March and Florence Eldridge, "The 
Primrose Path" with Betty Field, Helen 
Westley, Russell Hardie and Betty Garde, 
"The Gentle People" with Franchot Tone 
and Sylvia Sidney, "The White Steed" 
with Barry Fitzgerald and Jessica Tandy, 
"Family Portrait" with Judith Ander- 
son, "Ladies and Gentlemen" with 
Helen Hayes and Philip Merivale, "Key 
Largo" with Paul Muni. "Dear Octopus" 
with Lillian Gish, Lucile Watson and 
Jack Hawkins, "The Mother" with Nazi- 
mova and Montgomery Clift, "See My 



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Seated: DOROTHY STICKNEY, LARRY ROBINSON, HOWARD LINDSAY 
Top (Clockwise): HOWARD LINDSAY, KATHARINE BARD, JOHN DREW DEVEREAUX, RICHARD SIMON 
DOROTHY BERNARD, DOROTHY STICKNEY, LARRY ROBINSON, RAYMOND ROE in 
"LIFE WITH FATHER" 




LILY CAHIIL, WALIIS CLARK NYDIA WESTMAN, ARTHUR MARGETSO, 



LILLIAN GISH, PERCY WARAM 

in 

"LIFE WITH FATHER" 



DOROTHY GISH, STANLEY RIDGES 



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JULIE HAYDON, EDDIE DOWIING in 
"THE TIME OF YOUR UFE" 



MAURICE EVANS in 
"HENRY IV, PART I" 



PAUL MUNI in 
"KEY LARGO" 



MONTY WOOLLEY, DAVID BURNS in 
"THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER" 




EVELYN VARDEN, JAMES HARKER, JUDITH ANDERSON, 

PHILIP COOLIDGE, TOM EWELl, LOIS AUSTIN, NORMAN 

STUART, RONALD REISS, VIRGINIA CAMPBELL in 

"FAMILY PORTRAIT" 



LAURENCE OLIVIER, KATHARINE CORNELL 



"NO TIME FOR COMEDY" 



SAM LEVENE, ELSPETH ERIC, LEIF ERICKSON, PHILIP 

COOLIDGE, BERT LYTELL, BRAMWELL FLETCHER in 

"MARGIN FOR ERROR" 




JOSEPH COTTEN, VAN HEFIIN, KATHARINE HEPBURN, 

FRANK FENTON in 

"THE PHILADELPHIA STORY" 



ETHEL WATERS 

in 

•MAMBA'S DAUGHTERS" 



BETTY GARDE, BETTY FIELD, HELEN WESTLEY, 

MARILYN ERSKINE in 

"PRIMROSE PATH" 




FRANCES FARMER 
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"THUNDER ROCK" 



CLIFTON WEBB, ESTELIE 

WtNWOOD itr"THE IMPORTANCE- 

OF BEING EARNEST" 



"THE AMERICAN WAY" 



FLORENCE ELDRIDGE, 

FREDRIC MARCH in 

"THE AMERICAN WAY" 



LILLIAN GISH, 

JACK HAWKINS in 

"DEAR OCTOPUS" 




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KATHARINE HEPBURN in 
"THE PHILADELPHIA STORY" 



PATRICIA COLLINGE in 
"THE LITTLE FOXES" 



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NID MARKEY in 
'MORNING'S AT SEVEN" 



SHIRLEY BOOTH in 

"THE PHILADELPHIA 

STORY" 



EDMOND O'BRIEN in 
"HENRY IV, PART I" 



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TALLULAH BANKHEAD in 
"THE LITTLE FOXES" 









LEE BAKER, TALLULAH BANKHEAD, CARL BENTON REID, 

DAN DURYEA, CHARLES DINGLE in 

"THE LITTLE FOXES" 



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NAZIMOVA, 
MONTGOMERY CLIFT in 
I "THE MOTHER" 



SYLVIA SIDNEY, 

ELIA KAZAN in 

"THE GENTLE 

PEOPLE" 



MILTON BERLE, EDDIE NUGENT, 

TEDDY HART in 

"SEE MY LAWYER" 



Lawyer" with Milton Berle, "Thunder Rock" with Luther Adler 
and Frances Farmer, "Morning's At Seven" with Dorothy Gish, 
Effie Shannon, John Alexander and Enid Markey, "The World 
We Make" with Margo, "Farm of Three Echoes" with Ethel 
Barrymore, "Margin For Error" with Bert Lytell, and "My 
Heart's in the Highlands." 

The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company played a return engage- 
ment of Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire, and the year offered 
many new musicals. "DuBarry Was A Lady" with Ethel Mer- 
man, Bert Lahr and Betty Grable was a hit and so was "Too Many 
Girls" with Mary Jane Walsh, Marcy Westcott, Eddie Bracken, 
Desi Arnaz, Diosa Costello, Hal LeRoy and Van Johnson. 
Beatrice Lillie was in "Set to Music," Bill Robinson in "The 
Hot Mikado," Bobby Clark, Carmen Miranda, Bud Abbott and 
Lou Costello in "The Streets of Paris," and Donald Brian, Jack 
Whiting and Eve Arden were in "Very Warm For May." Among 
the revues were "George White's Scandals" with Willie and 
Eugene Howard, Ella Logan, Ben Blue and Ann Miller, "The 
Straw Hat Revue" with Imogene Coca, Danny Kaye, Alfred 
Drake and Jerome Robbins, and "One For the Money" with 
Nancy Hamilton, Brenda Forbes, Gene Kelly, Keenan Wynn, 
William Archibald and Alfred Drake. 



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CARMEN MIRANDA 



"THE STREETS OF PARIS" 



BILL ROBINSON, GWENDOLYN REYDE 

in 

"THE HOT MIKADO" 



JAMES BARTON 

in 

"TOBACCO ROAD" 



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GERTRUDE LAWRENCE 

in 

"SKYLARK" 



BUD ABBOTT, LOU COSTELLO, BETTY BARTLEY 

in 

"THE STREETS OF PARIS" 



EVA LE GALLIENNE, FRANK FAY, ELSIE JANIS 

in 

"FRANK FAY VAUDEVILLE" 




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RICHARD HAYDN, BEATRICE LILLIE 



"SET TO MUSIC" 



KEENAN WYNN, DON LOPER, BRtNDA FORBES, ROBERT SMITH, GEORGE LLOYD, 

PHILIP BOURNEUF, (Kneeling) WILLIAM ARCHIBALD, GENE KELLY in 

"ONE FOR THE MONEY" 



BETTY GRABLE, CHARLES WALTERS 

in 

"DuBARRY WAS A LADY" 








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ETHEL BARRYMORE in 
"THE CORN IS GREEN" 




lYNN FONTANNE, MONTGOMERY CLIFT, ALFRED LUNT 

in 

"THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT" 




RICHARD WARING, ETHEL BARRYMORE 



'THE CORN IS GREEN" 



BURGESS MEREDITH, INGRID BERGMAN 



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THOMAS SPEIDEL, MARY MASON, JOSE 

FERRER, J. RICHARD JONES, PHYLLIS 

AVERY in 

"CHARLEY'S AUNT" 



ALEXANDER KNOX, JESSICA TANDY 

in 

"JUPITER LAUGHS" 







One of the memorable events of 1940 was Emlyn 
Williams' "The Corn Is Green" which offered Ethel 
Barrymore one of the finest roles of her career. The 
Pulitzer Prize went to Robert E. Sherwood's "There Shall Be 
No Night" which had Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in the 
cast. Long runs were achieved by "My Sister Eileen," "Johnny 
Belinda," "The Male Animal," "George Washington Slept 
Here" and "Separate Rooms." Flora Robson made her American 
debut in "Ladies in Retirement;" Jane Cowl and Peggy Wood 
were in "Old Acquaintance;" Walter Huston with Jessie Royce 
Landis was in "Love's Old Sweet Song;" Pauline Lord appeared 
in "Suspect;" George M. Cohan's last appearance on the stage 
was in "The Return of the Vagabond;" Franchot Tone and 
Lenore Ulric were in "The Fifth Column;" Molly Picon was 
playing in English in "Morning Star;" Gladys George starred 
in "Lady in Waiting;" and Florence Reed was in "The Flying 
Gerardos." John Barrymore returned to Broadway in "My Dear 
Children," while his daughter Diana Barrymore made her New 
York debut in "Romantic Mr. Dickens." Other new plays were 
"Two On An Island." Shaw's "Geneva," "Jupiter Laughs" and 
"Flight to the West." 



WALTER HUSTON, JESSIE ROYCE LANDIS 

in 

"LOVE'S OLD SWEET SONG" 




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SHEILA TRENT, SHIRLEY BOOTH, JO ANN SAYERS 

in 

"MY SISTER EILEEN" 



HELEN CRAIG, WILLARD PARKER 

in 

"JOHNNY BELINDA" 



LENORE ULRIC, FRANCHOT TONE 

in 

"THE FIFTH COLUMN" 




PEGGY FRENCH, KENDALL CLARK, JEAN DIXON, ERNEST TRUEX, 

PERCY KILBRIDE in 

"GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE" 



BARRY FITZGERALD, SARA ALLGOOD 

in 

"JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK ' 



JOHN BARRYMORE, DORIS DUDLEY 

!n 

"MY DEAR CHILDREN" 



There were many impressive revivals this year. Jose Ferrer 
was most successful with "Charley's Aunt." Laurence Olivier 
and Vivien Leigh appeared in "Romeo and Juliet;" Helen Hayes 
and Maurice Evans were in "Twelfth Night;" "Liliom" was 
played by Ingrid Bergman and Burgess Meredith; Sara AUgood 
and Barry Fitzgerald did "Juno and the Paycock;" and the 
Players' Club revived "Love for Love" with an all-star cast. 

The musical hits included "Louisiana Purchase" with Victor 
Moore, William Gaxton, Vera Zorina and Irene Bordoni, "Pa- 
nama Hattie" with Ethel Merman and James Dunn, "Cabin in 
the Sky" with Ethel Waters, Todd Duncan and Katherine Dun- 
ham, "Hold On To Your Hats" with Al Jolson and Martha Raye, 
"Boys and Girls Together" with Ed Wynn, "Higher and Higher" 
with Jack Haley and Marta Eggerth, "Keep Off the Grass" with 
Ray Bolger, Jimmy Durante and Ilka Chase, "Two For the 
Show" with Eve Arden, Betty Hutton, Alfred Drake, Keenan 
Wynn, William Archibald, Brenda Forbes and Tommy Wonder, 
and "Meet the People." 

The first of the ice shows which became so popular opened 
at the Center Theatre in Radio City. It was called "It Happens 
On Ice" and it featured Joe Cook. 




JANE COWL, KENT SMITH 



"OLD ACQUAINTANCE" 



JOHN CRAVEN, BETTY FIELD 



"TWO ON AN ISLAND" 



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ALAN DINEHART, LYLE TALBOT, 
GLENDA FARRELL in 
"SEPARATE ROOMS" 



GENE TIERNEY, ELLIOTT NUGENT 

in 

"THE MALE ANIMAL" 



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HELEN HAYES, MAURICE EVANS 

in 

"TWELFTH NIGHT" 




LAURENCE OLIVIER, VIVIEN LEIGH 

in 

"ROMEO AND JULIET" 



ESTELLE WINWOOO, FLORA ROBSON, JESSAMINE NEWCOMBE 



"LADIES IN RETIREMENT" 



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VIVIENNE SEGAL, GENE KELLY 

in 

"PAL JOEY- 



VAN JOHNSON, JUNE HAVOC 

in 

■PAL lOEY" 



VICTOR MOORE, WILLIAM GAXTON, VERA 20RINA 

in 

"LOUISIANA PURCHASE" 




KATHERINE DUNHAM, REX 

INGRAM in 

'CABIN IN THE SKY" 



SARA ALLGOOD 

in 

'JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK " 



JOHN BARRYMORE 

in 

■MY DEAR CHILDREN" 



FLORA ROBSON 



"LADIES IN RETIREMENT' 



SOPHIE STEWART 

in 
"TWELFTH NIGHT^^ 



JACK HALEY, MARTA EGGERl 
in 
"HIGHER AND HIGHER'^ 




IRENE BORDONI 

in 

■LOUISIANA PURCHASE" 



ETHEL MERMAN, RAGS RAGLAND, FRANK 

HYERS, PAT HARRINGTON in 

"PANAMA HATTIE^' 



ETHEL WATERS, DOOLEY WILSON 

in 

"CABIN IN THE SKY^' 



DIANA BARRYMORE 

in 

■ROMANTIC MR. DICKENS" 




GLADYS GEORGE Gl ENN LANGAN 

in in "GLAMOUR 

■LADY IN WAITING" PREFERRED" 



PEGGY WOOD DUDLEY DIGGES CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER BOBBY CLARK 

in 
PLAYERS CLUB revival of ■LOVE FOR LOVE" 



DOROTHY GISH 



AL JOLSON MARTHA RAYI 

in 

"HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS" 






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ClINTON SUNDBURG, JOSEPHINE HULL, JEAN ADAIR, HENRY HERBERT 



BETSY BLAIR, EUGENE LORING 



LEO G. CARROLL, JUDITH EVELYN, VINCENT PRICE 

in 

"ANGEL STREET" 




GEORGE STURGEON, HEATHER ANGEL, NORA HOWARD, 

EDMUND GWENN, CAROL GOODNER in 

"THE WOOKEY" 




BORIS 
KARlOfF 



LUCILE WATSON. MADY CHRISTIANS, PAUL LUKAS 

in 

"WATCH ON THE RHINE" 



CECIL HUMPHREYS. RALPH PORBES. WHITPO«. KANE. KATHARINE ALICE «^MO«^yj«; "^-^"^""^^ 

CORNELL. RAYMOND MASSEY in COKNCLl 

"THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA" 

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■THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA" 



LEONORA CORBETT, CLIFTON WEBB, PEGGY WOOD 

in 

"BLITHE SPIRIT " 





MILDRED NATWICK 

in 

"BLITHE SPIRIT" 



MARGARET DALE. DANNY KAYE, GERTRUDE LAWRENCE 

in 

"LADY IN THE DARK" 



ENID MARKEY, HARRY CAREY 

in 

"AH, WILDERNESSI" 










DOROTHY 
McGUIRE 

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MAURICE EVANS. JUDITH ANDERSON 

in 

"MACBETH" 



VICTOR MATURE BERT LYTELL WILLARD PARKER 

in 

"lADY IN THE DARK" 




GENE BERG NELSON, JO ANN DEAN 

in 
"IT HAPPENS ON ICE" 



HANS VON TWARDOWSKI, BARBARA EVEREST, FLORA ROBSON 

in 

"ANNE OF ENGLAND" • 



SOPHIE TUCKER in the Strip Taase Number in 
"HIGH KICKERS" 



DANNY 

KAYE 




RALPH 
FORBES 



INA CLAIRE, PHILIP MERIVALE 



"THE TALLEY METHOD" 



KENNETH BOWERS, ROSEMARY LANE, GIL STRATTON, JR 
JACK JORDON, JR., MARTY MAY in 
BEST FOOT FORWARD" 



Eldiidge. Other new plays of the year were "Mr. and Mrs. 
North," "The Beautiful People." "The Land Is Bright," "In 
Time to Come," "Out of the Frying Pan" and "Letters to 
Lucerne." 

"Macbeth" was well received with Maurice Evans and Judith 
Anderson, and other Shakespearean productions were "As You 
Like It" with Helen Craig, Alfred Drake and Carol Stone and 
"Twelfth Night" with Beatrice Straight and Hurd Hatfield. 
Katharine Cornell revived "The Doctor's Dilemma" with a fine 
cast, and "Ah. Wilderness!" was revived with Harry Carey. 

Gertrude Lawrence was a big hit in "Lady in the Dark" with 
Danny Kaye, Bert Lvtell. Victor Mature and Macdonald Carey 
in her original support. Later Mr. Kaye played in "Let's Face 
It."" a musical version of "The Cradle Snatchers." Olsen and 
Johnson hit the jackpot again with their rowdy revue "Sons 0' 
Fun." "It Happens On Ice" was a popular ice show; Sophie 
Tucker and George Jessel were in "High Kickers;" Eddie Cantor 
returned to the stage in "Banjo Eyes;" Willie Howard was in 
"Crazy With the Heat" and Rosemary Lane, Nancy Walker and 
June Allyson were in "Best Foot.F"orward." 



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TALLULAH BANKHEAD. FLORENCE ELDRIDGE, FREDRIC 
MARCH, FRANCES HEFUN, MONTGOMERY ClIFT in 

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH" 



MONTGOMERY CLIFT 



TALLULAH BANKHEAD 



LARRY HUGO, VIOLA FRAYNE, FRANCES HEFLIN, 

CONRAD NAGEL, MIRIAM HOPKINS in 

"THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH" 




FLORA ROBSON In 
"THE DAA^ASK CHEEK" 



KATHARINE CORNELL, GERTRUDE MUSGROVE, TOM POWERS, JUDITH ANDERSON in 
"THE THREE SISTERS" 



ESTELLE WINWOOD in 
"THE PIRATE" 




LUISE RAINER FLORENCE REED in 

"THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH" 



The Pulitzer Prize for 1942 was given to Thornton 

Wilder 's controversial comedy "The Skin of Our 

Teeth" which was originally played by Tallulah 

Bankhead, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Florence Reed and 

Montgomery Clift. 

"The Doughgirls," Joseph Fields' comedy about wartime 
Washington, was a substantial hit. Another highly successful 
comedy with a wartime background was "Janie" acted by Gwen 
Anderson, Linda Watkins and Herbert Evers. Joseph Schild- 
kraut and Eva Le Gallienne appeared in Thomas Job's murder 
play, "Uncle Harry;" and Maxwell Anderson's "The Eve of St. 
Mark" was acted by William Prince and Aline MacMahon. Paul 
Muni appeared in "Yesterday's Magic" supported by Jessica 
Tandy and Alfred Drake. Katharine Hepburn and Elliott Nugent 
were in "Without Love;" Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne and Es- 
telle Win wood in "The Pirate;" and Mary Anderson scored as 
the neurotic young heroine of "Guest in the House." 

"The Three Sisters" was revived by Katharine Cornell, Judith 
Anderson, Ruth Gordon, Dennis King, Edmund Gwenn, Tom 
Powers, Kirk Douglas, McKay Morris, Alexander Knox; and 
Miss Cornell also revived "Candida" with the support of Burgess 
Meredith, Raymond Massey and Mildred Natwick. Mary Boland, 




Walter Hampden, Bobby Clark and Helen Ford were in "The 
Rivals;" Katina Paxinou played in "Hedda Gabler;" and Luise 
Rainer, Ralph Forbes and Glenn Langan were in "A Kiss for 
Cinderella." 

"Jason" was played by Alexander Knox, Nicholas Conte and 
Helen Walker; "Papa Is All" by Jessie Royce Landis, Carl 
Benton Reid and Celeste Holm; "Cafe Crown" by Sam Jaffe, 
Morris Carnovsky and Sam Wanamaker; and "The Moon Is 
Down" by Ralph Morgan, Otto Kruger, William Eythe and Whit- 
ford Kane. 

Flora Robson, Margaret Douglass, Myron McCormick, Celeste 
Holm and Zachary Scott were in "The Damask Cheek;" Gladys 
Cooper, Gregory Peck and Wendy Barrie in "The Morning 
Star;" Eddie Dowling and Julie Haydon in a double bill of 
"Magic" and "Hello, Out There;" and Dorothy Gish and Louis 
Calhern in "The Great Big Doorstep." Alec Guinness and Nancy 
Kelly were in "Flare Path;" Rhys Williams, Dudley Digges, 
Colin Keith-Johnston and Whitford Kane in "Lifeline;" and 
Lillian Gish, Stuart Erwin and Enid Markey in "Mr. Sycamore." 
"Heart of a City" was played by Gertrude Musgrove, Margot 
Grahame and Richard Ainley, and "The Strings, My Lord, Are 
False" by Walter Hampden and Ruth Gordon. 



MYRON 
McCORMICK 




JOSEPH SCHIIDKRAUT, EVA IE GAILIENNE 

in 

"UNCIE HARRY" 



DICKIE MONAHAN, lOUIS CALHERN, 



MARGOT GRAHAME, DENNIS HOEY, 



GERALD MATTHEWS, DOROTHY GISH in GERTRUDE MUSGROVE, BEVERLY ROBERTS in 



"THE GREAT BIG DOORSTEP" 



"HEART OF A CITY" 




WILLIAM PRINCE, ALINE MacMAHON 

in 

"THE EVE OF ST. MARK" 



MARIA PALMER, WHITFORD KANE, GEORGE KEANE, 

lYLE BETTGER, RALPH MORGAN, JANE SEYMOUR in 

"THE MOON IS DOWN" 



DORIS NOLAN, VIRGINIA FIELD, ARLENE FRANCIS, 
ARLEEN WHELAN in 
"THE DOUGHGIRLS" 




RUTH VIVIAN, FLORA ROBSON, MARGARET DOUGLASS 

in 

"THE DAMASK CHEEK" 




BURGESS MEREDITH MILDRED NATWICK 



ALEXANDER KNOX 



JULIE HAYDON 



GREGORY PECK 



GLADYS GEORGE 



NICHOLAS CONTE 




KATINA PAXINOU, KAREN MORLEY 
296"HEDDA GABLER" 



TOP: MARY BOLAND, (c.ntr.) BOBBY CLARK, MARY BOLAND, WALTER HAMPDEN, (right) HELEN FORD 

in 
"THE RIVALS" 



JESSICA TANDY, PAUL MUNI 

in 

"YESTERDAY'S MAGIC" 



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GEORGE JESSEL, KITTY CARLISLE, JACK 

HALEY, SALLY ond TONY DeMARCO, ELLA 

LOGAN in "SHOW TIME" 



SKIPPY BAXTER, CAROL LYNNE 



"STARS ON ICE 



GYPSY ROSE LEE, BOBBY CLARK 

in 

"STAR AND GARTER" 



CONSTANCE MOORE, BENAY VENUTA, 

RAY BOLGER in 

"BY JUPITER" 







■aRGIE HART, JIMMY SAVO 


AVON LONG 


KATINA 


1 


in 


PAXINOU 


■wine, WOMEN AND SONG" 


"PORGY AND BESS" 





GRACIE 
FIELDS 



TO**MY 
WONDER 



JOHN LUND, ALICE 

PEARCE in 

"NEW FACES OF 1942" 



GOWER & JEANNE 



"COUNT ME IN" 




BERT WHEELER 




"By Jupiter" was the most popular musical comedy of the 
year, and the leading roles were played by Ray Bolger, Con- 
stance Moore, Ronald Graham and Bertha Belmore. "Rosalinda," 
a new version of "Die Fledermaus," was produced by the New 
Opera Company and acted by Dorothy Sarnoff, Virginia Mac- 
Watters and Oscar Karlweis. "Porgy and Bess" was revived with 
great success. 

A series of vaudeville shows were presented this year. Lou 
Holtz, Willie Howard, Phil Baker, Paul Draper and Hazel Scott 
were in "Priorities of 1942:" Victor Moore, William Gaxton and 
Hildegarde in "Keep 'Em Laughing;" Gracie Fields, Paul and 
Grace Hartman and Argentinita in "Top-Notchers;" Ed Wynn, 
Smith and Dale, Jane Froman and Carmen Aniaya in "Laugh, 
Town, Laugh!"; and George Jessel, Jack Haley and Ella Logan 
were in "Show Time." 

Bobby Clark and Gypsy Rose Lee were very popular in "Star 
and Garter;" Jimmy Savo and Margie Hart in "Wine, Women 
and Song;" Charles Butterworth. Luella Gear, Hal LeRoy and 
Maty Healy in "Count Me In;" and Leonard Sillman. John Lund, 
Marie Lund and Alice Pearce were in "New Faces of 1943." 



GYPSY ROSE LEE 



297 




1943 



The outstanding theatrical 
event of 1943 was the Theatre 
Guild's musical, "Oklahoma," 
which had the phenomenal run of 2,248 
performances in New York, and which 
was also immensely popular on the road 
and in England. Leading roles in the 
original company were played by Alfred 
Drake, Joan Roberts, Betty Garde, Ce- 
leste Holm, Joseph Buloff and Howard 
da Silva. 

The Drama Critics' Circle Award went 
to Sidney Kingsley's "The Patriots" 
which was acted by Raymond Edward 
Johnson, Cecil Humphreys, House Jame- 
son and Madge Evans. There was no 
Pulitzer Prize awarded during the year. 
John Van Druten's "The Voice of the 
Turtle" was the most important comedy 
of the year, and its three characters were 
created by Margaret Sullavan, Elliott Nu- 
gent and Audrey Christie. Helen Hayes 
appeared in "Harriet," Elisabeth Bergner 
in "The Two Mrs. CarroUs," Katharine 
Cornell in "Lovers and Friends," Billie 
Burke in "This Rock," and Elsie Fergu- 
son returned to the stage in "Outrageous 
Fortune." "Kiss and Tell" was played by 
Jessie Royce Landis, Joan Caulfield, 
Richard Widmark and Robert Keith; 
"Tomorrow the World" by Ralph Bel- 
lamy, Shirley Booth and Skippy Ho- 
meier; and "Three's A Family" by Doro 
Merande, Katharine Bard, Ruth Weston 
and William Wadsworth. Paul Robeson, 
Jose Ferrer, Uta Hagen and Margaret 
Webster appeared in an extremely suc- 
cessful revival of "Othello," and George 
Coulouris played in "Richard 111." 

Moss Hart's drama of the Air Force, 
"Winged Victory," had a long and suc- 
cessful run, and among the servicemen 
who appeared in the cast were Mark 
Daniels, Don Taylor, Barry Nelson, Alan 
Baxter, Michael Harvey, Donald Hanmer, 
George Reeves, Walter Reed, Peter Lind 
Hayes, Richard Travis, Ray Middleton 
and John Tyers. Eugenie Leontovich, 
Elena Miramova, Ludmilla Toretzka, 
Minnie Dupree, Charles Korvin and Carl 
Gose were in "Dark Eyes;" Sam Wana- 
maker, John Ireland, Barbara O'Neil and 
Morris Carnovsky in "Counterattack;" 
Geraldine Fitzgerald, Gregory Peck and 
Stella Adler in "Sons and Soldiers;" and 
Blanche Sweet, Virginia Gilmore, Dean 
Harens and Zachary Scott in "Those En- 
dearing Young Charms." Betty Field, 
Ann Thomas and George Lambert ap- 
peared in "A New Life;" Oscar Homolka 
in "The Innocent Voyage;" Joan Blon- 
dell in "The Naked Genius," and Richard 
Widmark, Glenn Anders and Beatrice 
Pearson in "Get Away Old Man." 

Mary Martin made a great hit in "One 
Touch of Venus" with John Bo'es, Kenny 
Baker and Paula Laurence; JLthel Mer- 
man had a hit in "Something For the 
Boys;" and also popular was the "Zieg- 
feld Follies" which had a cast that in- 
cluded Milton Berle, Arthur Treacher, 
Ilona Massey and Dean Murphy. "Car- 
men Jones" proved a sensation of the 



CELESTE HOLM 



ADO ANNIE 



All HAKIM 




HARRY STOCKWELL, 
EVELYN WYCKOFF 



MARY HATCHER, 
WILTON CLARY 



JOSE FERRER as 
I AGO 



MARGARET WEBSTER, JOSE FERRER 



"OTHELLO" 



PAUL ROBESON as 
OTHELLO 




lOHN RAITT, BETTY JANE WATSON BOB KENNEDY, EVELYN WYCKOFF 

i CURLYS and LAUREYS of "OKLAHOMA" 



BILLIE BURKE 

in 
"THIS ROCK" 



DEAN NORTON, ELSIE FERGUSON 

in 

"OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE" 



ELSIE FERGUSON 



299 



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SHIRIEY SOOTH, SKIPPY HOMEIER, RALPH BELLAMY in 
"TOMORROW THE WORLD" 



HOUSE JAMESON, EDWIN JEROME, 
RAYMOND EDWARD JOHNSON in 




GREGORY PECK, GERAIDINE FITZGERALD in 
"SONS AND SOLDIERS" 



EUGENIE LEONTOVICH, ELENA MIRAMOVA, 

LUDMILLA TORETZKA in 

"DARK EYES" 



BLANCHE SWEET, DEAN HARENS, VIRGINIA GILMORE, I 

ZACHARY SCOTT in 

"THOSE ENDEARING YOUNG CHARMS" 




RICHARD WIDMARK, FRANCES BAVIER, ROBERT KEITH, SAM WANAMAKER, 

300 JOAN CAULFIEID, JESSIE ROYCE LANDIS, TOMMY LEWIS MORRIS CARNOVSKY in 
in "KISS AND TELL" "COUNTERATTACK- 



GEORGE COULOURIS 



RICHARD III 



EDMOND O'BRIEN, KEVIN McCARTHY, DON TAYLOR, 

KEITH ANDES, MARK DANIELS, DICK HOGAN in 

"WINGED VICTORY" 



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MURIEL SMITH, JACK CARR in 
"CARMEN JONES" 



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MARTA EGGERTH, JAN KIEPURA in 
"THE MERRY WIDOW" 



BILL JOHNSON. ETHEL MERMAN in 
"SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS" 



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VI 




MILTON BERLE, IIONA MASSEY, ARTHUR TREACHER, 

SUE RYAN, DEAN MURPHY in 

"ZIEGFELD FOLLIES" 



MARY MARTIN, KENNY BAKER in 
"ONE TOUCH OF VENUS" 



ROBERT CHISHOLM, 
VIVIENNE SEGAL in 



HARRY K. MORTON, 
ANN PENNINGTON in 



"A CONNECTICUT YANKEE" "THE STUDENT PRINCE" 




"EARLY TO BED- 
JOHN LUND left 



year, and was given a lusty performance by an all-colored cast 
headed by Muriel Smith and Luther Saxon. The Bizet operatic 
score was used in a special arrangement, and the Carmen story 
was re-told in a modern war-plant background by Oscar Ham- 
merstein 2nd. Other new musicals of the year were "Early to 
Bed" with Richard Kollmar, John Lund, Muriel Angelus, Jane 
Kean and George Zoritch; "Laugh Time" with Ethel Waters, 
Frank Fay, Bert Wheeler and Buck and Bubbles; "What's Up" 
with Jimmy Savo; and "My Dear Public" with Willie Howard 
and Nanette Fabray. Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura revived 
"The Merry Widow" with great success, and "A Connecticut 
Yankee" played by Robert Chisholm, Vivienne Segal, Dick Foran 
and Vera-Ellen was also revived. 



301 







BARTLETT ROBINSON, KAY COULTER, HOWARD SMITH, PHYLLIS POVAH, 

JOHN DALL, VIRGINIA GILMORE in 

"DEAR RUTH" 



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"ANNA LUCASTA" 



MONTGOMERY CLIFT, CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER, 

DENNIS KING in 

"THE SEARCHING WIND" 




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LEO G. CARROLL, MARGARET PHILLIPS, 

JANET BEECHER in 

"THE LATE GEORGE APLEY" 




FRIEDA INESCORT, MYRON McCORMICK, 
MARTHA SCOTT in 
"SOLDIER'S WIFE" 



ELSPETH ERIC, ENID MARKEY, 

RUSSELL HARDIE in 

"SNAFU" 



larvey," Mary Chase's fantastic comedy about an 
invisible rabbit, won the Pulitzer Prize, chalked up 
^ ^ ,517 performances on Broadway, and was a great 
success throughout the country. Its role of Elwood Dowd offered 
Frank Fay the best acting part of his career and Josephine Hull 
was also happily cast. "Anna Lucasta," a drama of Negro family 
life in a small industrial town, was another big hit with Hilda 
Simms playing the title role. Other plays that had notably long 
runs include "1 Remember Mama" with Mady Christians and 
Oscar Homolka; "Ten Little Indians" with Estelle Winwood, 
Halliwell Hobbes, Claudia Morgan and Michael Whalen; 
"Jacobowsky and the Colonel" with Louis Calhern, Oscar Karl- 
weis and Annabella; "The Late George Apley" with Leo G. 
Carroll, Janet Beecher, Margaret Dale and Margaret Phillips; 
"Over 21," a comedy by and with Ruth Gordon; and "Wall- 
flower," a comedy by Reginald Denham and actress Mary Orr 
who also appeared in it. 

Ethel Barrymore played in "Embezzled Heaven," Billie Burke 
and Frank Craven in "Mrs. January and Mr. X," Pauline Lord 
appeared in "Sleep, My Pretty One," Mae West was in "Cath- 
erine Was Great," and Eva Le Gallienne with Joseph Schildkraut 
revived "The Cherry Orchard." Cornelia Otis Skinner, Dennis 






"aNTHONY KEMBLE COOPER, HARRY WORTH, HALLIWELL HOBBES, MICHAEL WHALEN, 
ESTELLE WINWOOD, J. PAT OMALLEY, BEVERLY ROBERTS, NICHOLAS JOY, 
302 ^^"- fITZGERALD in "TEN LITTLE INDIANS" 



MARTHA SCOTT, JOHN BEAL, VICKI CUMMINGS 



"THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE" 



BETTY FIELD, ELLIOTT NUGENT, AUDREY CHRISlI 
In 
"THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE" I 



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MARGO, FREDRIC MARCH In 
'A BELL FOR ADANO" 



EVA LE GALLIENNE, JOSEPH SCHIIDKRAUT 

in 

"THE CHERRY ORCHARD" 



KAY ALDRIDGE, PHILIP LOEB, RUTH GORDON 

in 

"OVER 2]" 



King and Montgomery Clift appeared in "The Searching Wind;" 
Fredric March and Margo in "A Bell For Adano;" Zasu Pitts 
in "Ramshackle Inn;" Martha Scott, Glenn Anders and Lili 
Darvas in "Soldier's Wife;" and Ilka Chase in "In Bed We Cry." 
"School for Brides" was a popular farce and Elsa Shelley's 
"Pick-Up Girl" was an interesting play about juvenile delin- 
quency. Other plays that had substantial runs were "Chicken 
Every Sunday," "Decision" and "Snafu." 

There were many popular musicals on the boards this year. 
Gertrude Niesen supported by Jackie Gleason, Buster West, Val 
ValentinofI and Irina Baranova had a big hit with "Follow the 
Girls." "Song of Norway" with a score and book based on the 
melodies and life of Edvard Grieg was highly successful, and so 
was "Bloomer Girl" with Celeste Holm, Mabel Taliaferro, Joan 
McCracken, David Brooks and Margaret Douglass. Other hits 
were "Mexican Hayride" with Bobby Clark, June Havoc, Wilbur 
Evans and Paul Haakon; "Laffing Room Only" with Olsen and 
Johnson; and "On the Town" with Betty Coipden, Adolph 
Green, Nancy Walker, Cris Alexander, Sono Osato and John 
Battles. Beatrice Lillie, Bert Lahr, and Alicia Markova were in 
"Seven Lively Arts;" Allan Jones and Nanette Fabray in "Jack- 



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MAE WEST with JOEL ASHLEY, PHILIP HUSTON and COMPANY in 
"CATHERINE WAS GREAT" 



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DONALD BUKA, KATINA PAXINOU ALBERT BASSERMAN, ETHEL BARRYMORE 



"SOPHIE" 



"EMBEZZLED HEAVEN" 



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I^BELLA, J. EDWARD BROMBERG, OSCAR KARLWEIS, 
LOUIS CALHERN in 
'JACOBOWSKY AND THE COLONEL" 



SIDNEY BIACKMER, MARY PHILIPS in 
"CHICKEN EVERY SUNDAY" 



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MADY CHRISTIANS, MARLON BRANDO, JOAN TETZEL, NANCY MARQUAND, 
CAROLYN HUMMEL, RICHARD BISHOP in 

"I REMEMBER MAMA" 303 




FREDRIC MARCH 

in 

"A BEU fOR ADANO' 



IRRA PETINA 

in 

"SONG OF NORWAY" 



JAMES McMAHON, SUNNIE O'DEA, JOEl MARSTON, 

MICHAEL KING in 

"WALLFLOWER" 



MADY CHRISTIANS 

in 
1 REMEMBER MAMA" 



RAY JACQUEMOT 

in 

"SING OUT, SWEET LAND! 



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DONALD BUKA, JARMILA NOVOTNA 

in 

"HELEN GOES TO TROY" 



ALMA KAYE, ALFRED DRAKE 



CHARLES HOWARD, MARGARET DOUGLASS 



CELESTE HOLM, DAVID BROOKS 

in 

"BLOOMER GIRL" 




pot;" Alfred Drake and Burl Ives 
in "Sing Out, Sweet Land!;" Lou 
Holtz and Benny Fields in "Star 
Time;" Jarmila Novotna, Ernest 
Truex, William Home and Donald 
Buka in "Helen Goes to Troy," and 
June Havoc was in "Sadie Thomp- 
son," a musical version of "Rain." 
"Hats Off to Ice" was the ice show 
of the year with Freddie Trenkler 
featured. 



UTH WESTON 

in 
OKLAHOMA" 



FREDDIE TRENKLER 

in 

"HATS OFF TO ICE' 




RAYMOND MASSEY, GERTRUDE LAWRENCE 

in 

"PYGMAIION" 



MAURICE EVANS, IILI DARVAS 

In 

"HAMLET" 



ANNE BURR, RICHARD BASEHART, JOHN LUND 

In 

"THE HASTY HEART" 



SAM LEVENE, BURT LANCASTER 



"A SOUND OF HUNTING" 




MARTHA SLEEPER, SPENCER 

TRACY In 

"THE RUGGED PATH" 



MONTGOMERY ClIFT, EDMUND GWENN, JUDITH EVELYN, VIRGIN 
CATHERINE WILLARD in WEIDLER in 

"YOU TOUCHED ME!" "THE RICH FULL LI 



1945 



The Drama Critics' Circle Award went to Tennessee 
Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" with Laurette 
Taylor triumphant in the leading role. The rest of 
the cast included Eddie Bowling, Julie Haydon and Anthony 
Ross. The Pulitzer Prize was given to Howard Lindsay and 
Russel Crouse's "State of The Union" which was played by Ralph 
Bellamy, Ruth Hussey and Kay Johnson. Other outstanding plays 
were "The Hasty Heart" with John Lund and Richard Basehart, 
"Deep Are the Roots" with Barbara Bel Geddes, Charles Waldron, 
Carol Goodner and Gordon Heath, "Dark of the Moon" with 
Carol Stone and Richard Hart, "Home of the Brave" with Alan 
Baxter and Russell Hardie, and "A Sound of Hunting" with Sam 
Levene and Burt Lancaster. These last two were war plays which 
were artistic, but not commercial successes. Other plays seen 
include "Rebecca," "The Overtons," "You Touched Me!," "The 
Mermaids Singing," "Kiss Them For Me," "The Wind Is Ninety," 
"Strange Fruit," "Common Ground," "Therese," "The Deep Mrs. 
Sykes," "The Rich Full Life" and "Foxhole in the Parlor." 



306 



BETTY FIELD In 
"DREAM GIRl" 




RICHARD HART, CAROL STONE 



"DARK OF THE MOON" 



GORDON HEATH, BARBARA BEL GEDDES 

in 

"DEEP ARE THE ROOTS" 



VICTOR JORY, MAY WHITTY, EVA 
LE GALLIENNE in 

"THERESE" 



JULIE HAYDON, ANTHONY ROSS 

in 

"THE GLASS MENAGERIE" 



KIRK 
DOUGLAS 



Llll 
DARVAS 



RICHARD ARLEN 
in 
>0 HOT FOR MANEUVERS" 



WENDELL COREY, FRANCES REID 

KIRK DOUGLAS in 

"THE WIND IS NINETY" 




Hollywood film stars were well represented on the boards this 
year. Among them were Gloria Swanson and Conrad Nagel in 
"A Goose for the Gander." Spencer Tracy in "The Rugged Path," 
Franchot Tone in "Hope for the Best," Mary Astor and Neil 
Hamilton in "Many Happy Returns," Carole Landis in "A Lady 
Says Yes," Richard Arlen in "Too Hot for Maneuvers," Paul 
Kelly in "Beggars Are Coming to Town" and Brian Aherne in 
"The French Touch." Betty Field was a great success in "Dream 
Girl," aplay written by her husband, Elmer Rice. Tallulah Bank- 
head had a moderate hit with Philip Barry's "Foolish Notion." 
Katharine Cornell, after touring the European theatre of war 
with "The Barretts of Wimpole Street," returned and appeared 
on Broadway in her famous role. Maurice Evans acted in his 
G. I. version of "Hamlet." This was the shortened version he had 
played in the South Pacific war zones. Theatre Incorporated pre- 
sented a revival of "Pygmalion" which co-starred Gertrude 
Lawrence and Raymond Massey, and it was a very successful 
venture. Another revival that received public approval was Mar- 
garet Webster's production of "The Tempest" with Vera Zorina, 



CLAIRE CARLETON, JOHN HUBBARD, RUSS BROWN, 

WYNNE GIBSON in 

"GOOD NIGHT, LADIES" 



ALAN BAXTER, RUSSSELL HARDIE, JOSEPH PEVNEY, HENRY 

BARNARD, KENDALL CLARK, EDUARD FRANZ in 

"HOME OF THE BRAVE" 



CATHERINE WILLARD, RICHAKD MARTIN, JEAN DIXON, 

NEIL HAMILTON in 

"THE DEEP MRS. SYKES" 




HENRY HULL, TALLULAH BANKHEAD, 

DONALD COOK in 

"FOOLISH NOTION" 



(Upper Level) CANADA LEE, ARNOLD MOSS, VERA ZORINA (On Steps) GEORGE VOSKOVEC, GLORIA SWANSON, CONRAD NAGEL, JOHN CLUBLB 
JAN WERICH, PHILIP HUSTON, FRANCES HEFLIN, VITO CHRISTI in in 

"THE TEMPEST" "A GOOSE FOR THE GANDER" 




DONALD MURPHY, MARY 

HEALY in 

"COMMON GROUND" 



BEATRICE PEARSON, WALTER ABEl 



"THE MERMAIDS SINGING" 



JUDY HOLLIDAY, DENNIS KING, JR., JAYNE COHER, 

RICHARD DAVIS, RICHARD WIDMARK in 

"KISS THEM FOR ME" 



NEIL HAMILTON, MARY ASTOR BRAMWELL FLETCHER, DIA^ 
in BARRYMORE in 

"MANY HAPPY RETURNS" "REBECCA" 




KATHERINE DUNHAM, 
308 AVON LONG in 

"CARIB SONG" 



MYRON McCORMICK, KAY JOHNSON, RALPH BELLAMY, MINOR WATSON, RUTH HUSSEY 

in 
"STATE OF THE UNION" 



MELCHOR FERRER, JANE WHITE 

in 

"STRANGE FRUIT" 




BETTY FIELD, KEVIN O'SHEA WENDELL COREY 

JAMES GREGORY In 

"DREAM GIRL" 



JOHN ARCHER, IRENE MANNING WILLIAM GAXTON, SHIRLEY BOOTH, 
In VICTOR MOORE in 

"THE DAY BEFORE SPRING" "HOLLYWOOD PINAFORE" 



CHARLES LANG, DONALD KOHLER, JACK WHITING, 

ARLENE FRANCIS, GLENDA FARRELL in 

"THE OVERTONS" 



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■AURVYN VYE, JEAN DARLING, 



JAN CLAYTON, JOHN RAITT 



"CAROUSEL" 



Canada Lee and Arnold Moss. "Good Night, Ladies," which 
proved to be a modern version of the old Al Woods farce 
"Ladies' Night," ran over a year in Chicago but it lasted only 
78 performances in New York. 

In the musical field, "Oklahoma" was still running on Broad- 
way and on the road, and the Theatre Guild had another big hit 
with "Carousel," the musical version of "Liliom" by Richard 
Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein 2nd. Michael Todd had a hit 
too with "Up In Central Park" featuring Wilbur Evans, Maureen 
Cannon and Noah Berry, Sr., while the revival of "The Red Mill" 
with Eddie Foy, Jr., Michael O'Shea, Dorothy Stone and Odette 
Myrtil ran for over a year. Mitzi Green, William Tabbert and 
Joan McCracken were in "Billion Dollar Baby"; Joan Roberts, 
Harry Stockwell, Ethel Levey and Taylor Holmes played in 
"Marinka"; John Archer, Irene Manning, Bill Johnson, Patricia 
Marshall and Tom Helmore appeared in "The Day Before 
Spring"; Jan Kiepura and Marta Eggerth were singing in 
"Polonaise," and Victor Moore and William Gaxton were star- 
ring in "Hollywood Pinafore." 



309 




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CARL BENTON REID, JAMES BARTON, DUDLEY DIGGES, NICHOLAS JOY IN 
"THE ICEMAN COMFTH" 







An important event of 1946 was the visit of the Old 
Vic Theatre Company from London. The leading 
players of this organization were Laurence Olivier, 
Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Joyce Redman, Michael 
Warre, Ena Burrill, Miles Malleson and Nicholas Hannen. Their 
repertory consisted of "Oedipus," "Henry IV, Parts I and II," 
"Uncle Vanya" and "The Critic." Garson Kanin's bright com- 
edy, "Born Yesterday," was the biggest hit among the straight 
plays, and "Annie Get Your Gun" starring Ethel Merman was 
the smash hit of the musicals. Among the long-run comedies 
were "0 Mistress Mine" with Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, 
"Happy Birthday" with Helen Hayes, "Present Laughter" with 
Clifton Webb, and a revival of "Burlesque" with Bert Lahr and 
Jean Parker. 

Ingrid Bergman appeared in Maxwell Anderson's "Joan of 
Lorraine"; Ina Claire was in "The Fatal Weakness"; Walter 
Huston was in "Apple of His Eye"; Katharine Cornell appeared 
in "Antigone" and also revived "Candida" with Marlon Brando 
playing Marchbanks; Fredric March and Florence Eldridge 
were in Ruth Gordon's play "Years Ago"; Lillian Hellman's 
"Another Part of the Forest," which dealt with the same Hub- 
bard family depicted in "The Little Foxes," was played by 
Patricia Neal, Mildred Dunnock, Margaret Phillips, Leo Genn 
and Percy Waram; and Louis Calhern and Dorothy Gish were 
in "The Magnificent Yankee." The Theatre Guild produced "The 
Iceman Cometh," Eugene O'Neill's first play since 1934. In the 
cast were Dudley Digges and James Barton. Also the Guild re- 
vived "The Winter's Tale" with Jessie Royce Landis, Florence 
Reed and Henry Daniell and "He Who Gets Slapped" with 
Dennis King, Stella Adler, John Abbott and Susan Douglas. 



310 



ETHEL MERMAN in 
"ANNIE GET YOUR GUN" 



MILDRED NATWICIC, BURGESS MEREDITH, 

EITHNE DUNNE in 
'THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD" 



DENNIS KING, SUSAN DOUGLAS 
in 
"HE WHO GETS SLAPPED" 




PAUL DOUGLAS, JUDY HOLLIDAY in 
"BORN YESTERDAY" 



Other revivals were "Lady Windermere's Fan" with Cornelia 
Otis Skinner, Estelle Winwood and' Cecil Beaton who also de- 
signed the costumes; "The Playboy of the Western World" with 
Burgess Meredith; "Cyrano de Bergerac" with Jose Ferrer; 
"The Would-Be Gentleman" with Bobby Clark; and "The 
Duchess of Malfi" with Elisabeth Bergner and Canada Lee, well- 
known colored actor, playing in white face. Among the new 
plays were "Second Best Bed" starring Ruth Chatterton ; "Truck- 
line Cafe" with Virginia Gilmore, Marlon Brando and David 
Manners, "I Like It Here" with Bert Lytell, Beverly Bayne and 
Oscar Karlweis, "No Exit" with Claude Dauphin and Annabella, 
"Wonderful Journey" with Donald Murphy and Sidney Black- 
mer, and "A Flag Is Born" with Paul Muni. 

This year saw the foundation of the American Repertory 
Theatre by Cheryl Crawford, Eva Le Gallienne and Margaret 
Webster. They produced "Henry VIII," "What Every Woman 
Knows," "John Gabriel Borkman," "Pound On Demand" and 
"Androcles and the Lion." The featured players included Walter 
Hampden, Ernest Truex, Richard Waring, Victor Jory, June 
Duprez in addition to Miss Le Gallienne and Miss Webster. 

"Call Me Mister" with Jules Munshin, Betty Garrett and Bill 
Callahan was a long-run favorite among the musicals, and so was 
"Three To Make Ready" with Ray Bolger, Brenda Forbes, Gor- 
don MacRae and Arthur Godfrey. Mary Martin was seen in 
'Lute Song" ; Victor Moore and William Gaxton were in "Nellie 
Ely"; Orson Welles produced and appeared in "Around the 
World in Eighty Days"; Richard Tauber was in "Yours Is My 
Heart"; and "Show Boat" was revived with Carol Bruce, Charles 
Fredericks and Jan Clayton. 




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"HENRY IV, PART 11" 



LAURENCE OLIVER, .v.ARGARET 

LEIGHTON in 

"HENRY IV, PART I" 



LAURENCE OLIVIER 

in 

"OEDIPUS" 



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KATHARINE CORNELL in 
"ANTIGONE 



JOSE FERRER in 
"CYRANO DE BERGERAC 



INGRID BERGMAN in 
JOAN OF LORRAINE" 



RALPH RICHARDSON in 
"HENRY IV" 




HELEN HAYES, GRACE VALENTINE, ENID MARKEY 

in 

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" 



FREDRIC MARCH, FLORENCE ELDRIDGE 

in 

"YEARS AGO" 



DOROTHY GISH, LOUIS CALHERN 

in 

"THE MAGNIFICENT YANKEE" 



ALFRED lUNT, LYNN FONTANNE, DICK VAN PATT 
in 
"O MISTRESS MINE" 




PATRICIA NEAL, PERCY WARAM, MILDRED DUNNOCK 

in 
312 "ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST" 



MARLON BRANDO, CEIIA ADLER, PAUL MUNI 

in 

"A FLAG IS BORN" 



RUTH FORD, CLAUDE DAUPHIN, ANNABELLA 

in 

"NO EXIT" 




MARY MARTIN in 
"LUTE SONG" 



JESSIE ROYCE LANDIS in 
"THE WINTER'S TALE" 



JUDY HOLLIDAY in 
"BORN YESTERDAY" 



INA CLAIRE in 
THE FATAL WEAKNESS" 



DOROTHY GISH in ESTELLE WINWOOD in 

"THE MAGNIFICENT YANKEE" "LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN" 




VICTOR JORY 



"HENRY VIII 



WALTER HAMPDEN, 

EVA LE GALLIENNE in 

"WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS' 

AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATRE PRODUCTIONS 



ERNEST TRUEX RICHARD WARING 

in "ANDROCLES AND THE LION" 



CLIFTON WEBB 

in 

PRESENT LAUGHTER" 



EUGENIE LEONTOVICH, 
BASIL RATHBONE in 
"OBSESSION" 




ANADA LEE (in white face) 

ELISABETH BERGNER in 
'THE DUCHESS OF MALFI" 



LEONORE HARRIS, JAN STERLING, MARTA LINDEN, CLIFTON WEBB, 

DORIS DALTON, EVELYN VARDEN in 

"PRESENT LAUGHTER" 



CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER, 

HENRY DANIELL in 
LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN" 



KATHARINE CORNELL, ALBERT BIONDO, CEDRIC HARD- 

WICKE, HORACE BRAHAM, MERLE MADDERN, BERTHA 

BELMORE, RUTH MATTESON, JAMES MONKS in 

"ANTIGONE" 




DONALD MURPHY in 
"WONDERFUL JOURNEY" 



BEATRICE PEARSON in 
"THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE" 



RAY BOLGER in 
"THREE TO MAKE READY" 



BOBBY CLARK in 
THE WOULD-BE GENTLEMAN" 



FLORENCE REED in 
"THE WINTER'S TALE" 



HENRY DANIELL in 
"THE WINTER'S TALE " 




JEAN PARKER, BERT LAHR JIMSEY SOMERS, WALTER HUSTON 

in in 

"BURLESQUE" "APPLE OF HIS EYE" 




MARLON BRANDO, KATHARINE CORNELL 



"CANDIDA" 



STELLA ANDREVA, RICHARD 

TAUBER in 

"YOURS IS MY HEART" 



CHARLES FREDERICKS, 

JAN CLAYTON in 

"SHOW BOAT" 



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MARY WICKES, MARTHE ERROLLE, ROBERT CHISHOLM, LEONORA 

CORBETT, ARTHUR MARGETSON, RUTH MATTESON 

CHARLES PURCELL in 

"PARK AVENUE" 



BIBI OSTERWALD, GORDON MacRAE, ROSE INGHRAM, RAY BOLGER, 

BRENDA FORBES, ARTHUR GODFREY in 

"THREE TO MAKE READY" 



BUDDY EBSEN, COLETTE LYONS, 
CAROL BRUCE, ROBERT AL 
"SHOW BOAT' 



RALPH DUMKE, 
LEN in 




VICTOR MOORE, WILLIAM GAXTON 



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'NELLIE BLY" 



RAY MIDDLETON, ETHEL MERMAN 

In 

"ANNIE GET YOUR GUN" 



WANSfiN, ehANDLER COWLES, BETTY 
GARRETT, GEORGE HALL, HARRY CLARK in 
"CALL ME MISTER" 



ORSON WELLES, STEFAN SCHNABEL 

in 

"AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAY; 



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The most important play of 
1947 was Tennessee Wil- 
liams' "A Streetcar Named 
Desire" which won both the Pulitzer 
Prize and the Drama Critic's Circle 
Award for 1947-48. The leading roles 
were originally played by Jessica Tandy, 
Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter and Karl 
Maiden. Later Judith Evelyn and Ralph 
Meeker headed one road company and 
Uta Hagen and Anthony Quinn another. 
Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" won the 
Drama Critics' Award for the 1946-47 
season. Other outstanding plays were 
"The Heiress" with Wendy Hiller. Basil 
Rathbone, Patricia CoUinge and Peter 
Cookson, "Command Decision" with 
Paul Kelly, and "The Winslow Boy" 
with Frank AUenby, Valerie White and 
Michael Newell. 

Judith Anderson received the greatest 
acclaim of her career for her acting in 
Robinson Jeffers' adaptation of "Medea." 
In her supporting company were Flor- 
ence Reed and John Gielgud who was 
replaced later by Dennis King. Mr. Giel- 
gud was also seen in "Crime and Pun- 
ishment" with Lillian Gish and Dolly 
Haas and revivals of "The Importance of 
Being Earnest" and "Love For Love." 
Other successful revivals were "Man and 
Superman" with Maurice Evans, and 
"Antony and Cleopatra" with Katharine 
Cornell, Godfrey Tearle, Lenore Ulric 
and Kent Smith. Also, Jane Cowl re- 
vived "The First Mrs. Eraser" and 
Judith Evelyn "Craig's Wife." Donald 
Wolfit and his company of English play- 
ers appeared in "King Lear," "As You 
Like It," "The Merchant of Venice," 
"Hamlet" and "Volpone." The American 
Repertory Theatre revived "Yellow 
Jack" with Alfred Ryder and "Alice In 
Wonderland" with Bambi Linn. Finan- 
cial difficulties beset the organization 
this year and they disbanded. 

Among the comedy hits were "John 
Loves Mary" with William Prince, Nina 
Foch and Tom Ewell, "For Love or 
Money" with John Loder, June Lock- 
hart, Vicki Cummings and M^rk Dan- 
iels, and "A Young Man's Fancy" with 
Lenore Lonergan and Bill Talman. "The 
Story of Mary Surratt" was an artistic 
success with Dorothy Gish magnificent 
in the title role. Tallulah Bankhead had 
a failure with "The Eagle Has Two 
Heads," and James Mason, film star, 
fared no better with "Bathsheba." 

The Experimental Theatre was organ- 
ized this year by the Dramatist Guild 
and Actors Equity to contribute new 
ideas to the theatre. It was sponsored by 
the American National Theatre and 
Academy, and the plays produced were 
"The Wanhope Building," "O'Daniel," 
"As We Forgive Our Debtors," "The 
Great Campaign" and "Galileo." 

The three outstanding musicals of the 
year were "High Button. Shoes," "Fin- 
ian's Rainbow" and "Brigadoon." 




RICHARD HYITON, lEONE WILSON, GRACE MILLS, KATHRYN GRILL, JOHN GIELGUD, FLORENCE REED, 

JUDITH ANDERSON above JUDITH ANDERSON in 

"MEDEA" 



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"A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE" 



MARLON BRANDO, JESSICA TANDY 

in 

"A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE" 




ALAN WEBB, FRANK ALLENBY, MICHAEL KINGSLEY, 

VALERIE WHITE, MICHAEL NEWELL in 

"THE WINSLOW BOY" 



DONALD WOLFIT, ROSALIND IDEN PAMELA KELLINO, JAMES MASON 
in in 

"BATHSHEBA" 



ANN MASON, NINA FOCH, WILLIAM PRINCE, 

LORING SMITH, TOM EWELL in 

"JOHN LOVES MARY" 



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JAMES WHITMORE, PAUL KELLY in 
"COMMAND DECISION" 

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DOLLY HAAS, JOHN GIELGUD in 
"CRIME AND PUNISHMENT" 



DOROTHY GISH, KENT SMITH in 
"THE STORY OF MARY SURRATT" 



HELMUT DANTINE, TALIULAH BANKHEAl 
"THE EAGLE HAS TWO HEADS" 




HN GIELGUD BEATRICE STRAIGHT 

in in 

VE FOR LOVE" "EASTWARD IN EDEN" 



"Street Scene," a Kurt Weill musical 
version of Elmer Rice's drama of the 
sajTie name, was sung by Brian Sullivan, 
Anne Jeffreys, Polyna Stoska and Nor- 
man Cordon. Paul and Grace Hartman 
were a hit in their intimate revue "Angel 
in the Wings." Other musicals include 
revivals of "The Cradle Will Rock," 
"Sweethearts" with Bobby Clark, and 
"The Chocolate Soldier" with Keith 
Andes and Frances McCann, also Cicely 
Courtneidge with Thorley Walters in 
"Under the Counter," "Allegro" pro- 
duced by the Theatre Guild, "Music In 
My Heart" with Vivienne Segal and 
Charles Fredericks, and "The Medium" 
and "The Telephone," two short operas 
by Gian-Carlo Menotti produced com- 
mercially on Broadway aS a double bill. 



PAUL KELLY 


WENDY HILLER 


DENNIS KING 


JANE COWL in 


MAURICE EVANS 


KATHARINE CORNELL 


GODFREY TEARLE 


in "COMMAND 


in 


in 


"THE FIRST MRS. 


in "MAN 


in "ANTONY 


"ANTONY AND 


DECISION" 


"THE HEIRESS" 


"MEDEA" 


ERASER" 


AND SUPERMAN" 


AND CLEOPATRA" 


CLEOPATRA" 




ROBERT FLEMYNG, JANE BAXTER, MARGARET 

RUTHERFORD, PAMELA BROWN, JOHN GIELGUD in 

"THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST" 



JUDITH EVELYN 

in 
'CRAIG'S WIFE" 



DOUGLAS WATSON, GODFREY TEARLE, 

KATHARINE CORNELL in 

"ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA" 




"BRIGADOON" 



BRIAN SULLIVAN, ANNE JEFFREYS THORLEY WAITERS, CICELY ANNAMARY DICKEY, LISA KIRK, JOHN BATTLES, ROBERTA JONAY, 

in COURTNEIDGE In WILLIAM CHING (Back Row) JOHN CONTE, MURIEL OMALLEY, 

"STREET SCENE" "UNDER THE COUNTER" PAUL PARKS, LILY PAGET in 




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GRACE AND PAUL HARTMAN DONALD RICHARDS, ELLA LOGAN, ALBERT SHARPE 



"ANGEL IN THE WINGS" 



"FINIAN'S RAINBOW" 



lEO COLEMAN, MARIE POWERS 



"THE MEDIUM" 



ILLIE LOU WAH, BILLY REDFIELD, NANCt 

WALKER, ELLEN HANLEY in 

"BAREFOOT BOY WITH CHEEK" 





ROBERT MORLEY, LEUEEN MacGRATH 



"EDWARD, MY SON" 



JOHN GARFIELD 



(IPPER NEXT TO GOD" 



NAN McFARLAND, RALPH 

ROBERTS in 
"LONG VOYAGE HOME" 



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"YOU NEVER CAN TELL" 



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in 

"THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT" 



"Mister Roberts," by Thomas Heggen and Joshua 
Logan, was the outstanding hit of 1948 with Henry 
Fonda, William Harrigan, Robert Keith and David 
Wayne in the original cast. Other big successes were Maxwell 
Anderson's "Anne of the Thousand Days," "Edward, My Son" 
and "The Madwoman of Chaillot." Moderate hits include 
"Strange Bedfellows," "Light Up the Sky," "Summer and 
Smoke," "The Silver Whistle," "Me and Molly," "Joy to the 
World" and "The Respectful Prostitute" in which Meg Mundy 
scored a big hit. "Life With Mother" continued the chronicles of 
the Day family with Howard Lindsay &nd Dorothy Stickney in 
the leads. It was well received by the critics but ran only 262 
performances in New York and its long planned road tour was 
halted after one week. Madeleine Carroll of films made her debut 
on Broadway in "Goodbye, My Fancy" and so did Charles Boyer 
in "Red Gloves." "Harvey" was still popular and among the 
actors who played Elwood P. Dowd were Joe E. Brown, James 
Dunn, James Stewart, Bert Wheeler, Jack Buchanan and Brock 
Pemberton who produced it. 

After a long road tour, Tallulah Bankhead settled down to a 
long run on Broadway with her revival of "Private Lives" with 
Donald Cook. Other revivals were "The Play's the Thing" with 
Louis Calhern, Faye Emerson and Arthur Margetson. "You 
Never Can Tell" with Leo G. Carroll, Tom Helmore, Ralph 
Forbes and Frieda Inescort, Gertrude Lawrence with Graham 
Payn in "Tonight at 8:30" and "Ghosts" and "Hedda Gabler" 
with Eva Le Gallienne. Michael Redgrave and Flora Robson 
revived "Macbeth" and in their company were Geoffrey Toone, 



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MICHEAL MacLIAMMOIR, HILTON EDWARDS 

in 

"JOHN BULL'S OTHER ISLAND" 



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FLORA ROBSON MICHAEL REDGRAVE 

in 

"MACBETH" 



JOHN ARCHER, JOAN TETZEL, CARL BENTON REID 

in 

"STRANGE BEDFELLOWS" 



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JOHN DALL, CHARLES BOYER 



"RED GLOVES" 



SAM WANAMAKER 



CONRAD NAGEL, MADELEINE CARROLL MADELEINE CARROLL 



-OODBYE, MY FANCY" 



JOYCE REDMAN, REX HARRISON 



"ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS' 



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JOCELYN BRANDO, DAVID WAYNE, HENRY FONDA 

in 

"MISTER ROBERTS" 



MARGARET PHILLIPS, TOD ANDREWS 

in 

"SUMMER AND SMOKE" 



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LOUIS CAIHERN in 


ROBERT WADE, DOROTHY STICKNEY, HOWARD LINDSAY, 


FAYE EMERSON 


in 


"THE PLAY'S THE 


RUTH HAMMOND, ROBERT EMHARDT in 


"THE PLAY'S TH 


"MISTER ROBERTS" 


THING" 


"LIFE WITH MOTHER" 


THING" 




BARRY NELSON, BARTLETT ROBINSON, VIRGINIA 

FIELD, GLENN ANDERS, SAM LEVENE in 

"LIGHT UP THE SKY" 



FRITZI SCHEFF 



"BRAVO" 



ALFRED DRAKE, MARSHA HUNl MICHEAL MacLIAMMOIR 
in in 

"JOY TO THE WORLD" "THE OLD LADY SAYS 'NOI' 



TALLULAH BANKHEAD 



"PRIVATE LIVES" 




KARL WEBER, MEG MUNDY JOSE FERRER. ELEANOR WILSON, DORO MERANDE 



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"THE RESPECTFUL PROSTITUTE" 



"THE SILVER WHISTLE" 



GERTRUDE BERG, JOAN LAZER, LESTER CARR, 

PHILIP LOEB in 

"ME AND MOLLY" 



GRAHAM PAYN, GERTRUDE LAWRENC 

in 

"TONIGHT AT 8:30" 




i RAin, DOROTHY SARNOFF 



"MAGDALENA" 



SID CAESAR, DAVID BURNS 



"MAKE MINE MANHAHAN" 



BAMBI LINN, WILLIE HOWARD 



"SALLY" 



RAY BOLGER 

in 

"WHERE'S CHARLEY?" 




HARLES BOYER 



MARGARET WEBSTER 



TOD ANDREWS 



GEORGE TOZZI, KITTY CARLISLE 

in 

"THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA" 



NYDIA WESTWAN 



PETER LIND HAYES 



MARGARET PHILLIPS 



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BEATRICE LILLIE, JACK HALEY 

in 
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in 

"AS THE GIRLS GO" 



Whitfield Connor and Beatrice Straight. The Dublin Gate Thea- 
tre headed by Micheal MacLiammoir, Hilton Edwards and 
Meriel Moore visited New York with repertory including "John 
Bull's Other Island," "The Old Lady Says 'No!' " and "Where 
Stars Walk"— the latter two written by Mr. MacLiammoir. 

The Experimental Theatre continued productions and the 
following plays later reached Broadway: "Skipper Next to 
God," "Ballet Ballads," "Hope's the Thing" and "Seeds in 
the Wind." 

"Kiss Me, Kate" with Alfred Drake and Patricia Morison, 
and Ray Bolger in "Where's Charley?," a musical version of 
"Charley's Aunt," were the outstanding musicals. "Lend An 
Ear," a bright intimate revue, was also popular. The D'Oyly 
Carte Opera Company returned for a successful season of Gilbert 
and Sullivan repertoire. Benjamin Britten's "Rape of Lucretia" 
was done with Kitty Carlisle. Other musicals were "As the 
Girls Go," "Inside U.S.A.," ViUa-Lobos' "Magdalena." "Love 
Life," "My Romance," "Small Wonder," a revival of "Sally," 
"Make Mine Manhattan," "Look, Ma, I'm Dancin'," and the 
ice show "Howdy, Mr. Ice." 

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"SMAIL WONDER" 



MARTYN GREEN 
In "THE YEOMEN 
OF THE GUARD" 



CHARLES DORNING, MARGARET 
MITCHEU, JOAN GIUINGHAM In 

"PATIENCE" 
D'OYIY CARTE OPERA COMPANY 




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in 
"DEATH OF A-SALESMAN" 



MEG 
MUNDY 




TODD DUNCAN, LESLIE BANKS 



"LOST IN THE STARS ' 



JOAN COPELAND, LEE GRANT, RALPH BELLAMY, 

WARREN STEVENS, ROBERT STRAUSS in 

"DETECTIVE STORY" 



CEDRIC HARDWICKE, JOHN BUCKMASTER, LILLI PALMER, 

ARTHUR TREACHER, RALPH FORBES in 

"CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA" 



ALLYN McLERIE 

MARY McCARTY in 

"MISS LIBERTY" 



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LYNN FONTANNE, ALFRED LUNT 



KNOW MY LOVE" 



On April 7, 1949, "South Pacific" 
all kinds of records while making theatrical history 
It opened to the largest advance sale on record and 
in its second year it was playing to standing room. Never within 
memory has the demand for seats been as great as for this attrac- 
tion which also won the Pulitzer Prize. In the original cast were 
Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, Juanita Hall, Myron McCormick, 
William Tabbert and Betta St. John. The music was by Richard 
Rodgers, the lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd, and the book 
based on James A. Michener's "Tales of the South Pacific 
by Mr. Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. 

The Drama Critics' Circle Award went to Arthur Miller's 
"Death of A Salesman." Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock 
played in the original cast while Thomas Mitchell and June 
Walker trouped with the National Company. Sidney Kingsley's 
"Detective Story" was another big hit. "The Traitor" with 
Walter Hampden. Lee Tracy, Louise Piatt and Richard Derr 
received critical acclaim but failed at the box office. "Clutter- 
buck," which brought stardom to Arthur Margetson, was liked 
and so was "I Know My Love" which starred Alfred Lunt and 
Lynn Fonlanne. The moderate successes were "The Velvet 
Glove" with Grace George and Walter Hampden, "Two Blind 
Mice" with Melvyn Douglas and "Yes, M'Lord" with A. E. 
Matthews. Mae West revived "Diamond Lil"" successfully and 
"Caesar and Cleopatra" with Cedric Hardwicke and Lilli 
Palmer had a good run. "They Knew What They Wanted" with 
Paul Muni_ and Carol Stone, "The Father" with Raymond 
Massey, "Richard HI" with Richard Whorf. and "twelfth 




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"SOUTH PACIFIC" 



HENRY SIATE, MYRON McCORMICK, MARY MARTIN, Top: EZIO PINZA, MARY MARTIN, 

C«nt«r Left: JUANITA HAIL, BETTA ST. JOHN, WILLIAM TABBERT 

Center Right: EZIO PINZA in 

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PETER HOBBS, TOM McDERMOTT, 
CHARLES NOLTE in 

"UNIFORM OF FLESH" 



LAURA PIERPONT, MELVYN DOUGLAS, MABEl PAIGE, 
HOWARD ST. JOHN in 
"TWO BLIND MICE" 






RICHARD DERR, LEE TRACY, 
LOUISE PLATT in 
"THE TRAITOR" 



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JACKIE 
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NANCY 
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HAROLD 
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HAZEL 
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RICHARD 
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CAROL CHANNING 

in 

"GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES" 



JANE PICKENS, PRISCILLA GILLETTE 

in 

"REGINA" 



GRACE GEORGE 



"THE VELVET GLOVE" 



TOM HELMORE, ARTHUR MARGETSON 



"CLUTTERBUCK" 



Night" were revived but aroused no interest. Emlyn Williams 
appeared in "Montserrat," Katharine Cornell in "That Lady," 
Betty Field with Barry Nelson in "The Rat Race," Maurice 
Evans in "The Browning Version," John Garfield in "The Big 
Knife" and Ruth Gordon in "The Smile of the World.". Jean 
Pierre Aumont, film star, appeared in his own play, "My Name 
is Aquilon," while Jackie Cooper, also of films, appeared with 
Jessie Royce Landis in "Magnolia Alley." None of these plays 
made the grade. The plays produced by the Experimental Theatre 
this year were "Uniform of Flesh," "Cock-A-Doodle-Doo," "The 
Nineteenth Hole of Europe" and "Sister Oakes." 

"Ken Murray's Blackouts" which ran for over seven years in 
Hollywood lasted only 51 performances on Broadway. "Lost in 
the Stars" with a Maxwell Anderson book and Kurt Weill music 
was well received. "Regina," Marc Blitzstein's musical version 
of "The Little Foxes," with Jane Pickens was an artistic success 
while "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" was a big hit and skyrocketed 
Carol Channing into the spotlight. Other musicals include "Miss 
Liberty," "Texas, Li'l Darlin'," "Touch and Go," "Along Fifth 
Avenue" and "All For Love." 



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LliLI PALMER in 
'MY NAME IS AQUILON" 



RICHARD WHORF 



RICHARD III 



GRACE AND PAUL 

HARTMAN in 
"ALL FOR LOVE" 



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"AS YOU LIKE IT" 



The year 1950 saw several 
interesting productions on 
the boards. Among them was 
the Drama Critics' Circle Award winner, 
"The Member of the Wedding," which 
Carson McCullers adapted from her own 
book. Ethel Waters received much praise 
for her performance and so did Julie 
Harris and an eight year old boy named 
Brandon De Wilde. Other successes in- 
cluded T. S. Eliot's "The Cocktail Party" 
with Alec Guinness, Cathleen Nesbitt and 
Robert Flemyng; Clifford Odets' "The 
Country Girl" starring Paul Kelly and 
Uta Hagen ; "Come Back, Little Sheba" 
by William Inge and with Shirley Booth 
and Sidney Blackmer both receiving 
great acclaim for their fine perform- 
ances; "The Happy Time," a comedy 
with Claude Dauphin, Richard Hart and 
Eva Gabor; "Affairs of State" with 
Celeste Holm, Reginald Owen and Shep- 
perd Strudwick; "Bell, Book and 
Candle" with Lilli Palmer and Rex Har- 
rison; "Season in the Sun" with Richard 
Whorf, Nancy Kelly, Grace Valentine 
and Paula Laurence; "The Innocents," 
William Archibald's dramatization of 
Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw," 
with Beatrice Straight; and Christopher 
Fry's "The Lady's Not For Burning" 
starring John Gielgud and Pamela 
Brown. "A Phoenix Too Frequent," an- 
other of Mr. P>y's plays and his first to 
be produced in America, was done earlier 
in the year but failed. 



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in 

■THE CONSUL' 



LEORA DANA, CLAUDE DAUPHIN, JOHNNY STEWART 

in 

"THE HAPPY TIME" 




ISOBEL ELSOM, BEATRICE STRAIGHT, IRIS MANN, 

DAVID COLE in 

"THE INNOCENTS" 



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WILLIAM PRINCE 

in 
"AS YOU LIKE IT" 



Center: MARSHA HUNT, MAURICE EVANS, VICTOR JORY, DENNIS KING, GAVIN GORDON 

in 
"THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE" 



BORIS KARLOFF 

in 

"PETER PAN" 




KATHARINE HEPBURN, WILLIAM PRINCE 

in 

"AS YOU LIKE IT" 



MILDRED HUGHES, GRACE and PAUL HARTMAN 

in 

"TICKETS, PLEASEI" 



MARCIA HENDERSON, JEAN ARTHUR 



"PETER PAN" 



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SIDNEY BLACKMER 



lONNY CHAPMAN, SIDNEY BLACKMER, 

JOAN LORRING in 

"COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA" 



PAUL KRAUSS, SIDNEY BLACKMER, 

WILSON BROOKS, SHIRLEY BOOTH in 

"COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA" 



SHIRLEY BOOTH 




ETHEL WATERS 



BRANDON DE WILDE, JULIE HARRIS, ETHEL WATERS 

in 

"THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING" 



JULIE HARRIS 




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JESSICA TANDY 



"HILDA CRANE" 



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Among the revivals thai scored include "As 'iou Like It 
with Katharine Hepburn as Rosalind breaking the long-run rec- 
ord of that play; "Peter Pan" with Jean Arthur in the title role 
breaking Maude Adams' record run; "The Devil's Disciple" 
with Maurice Evans and Dennis King; and "The Relapse," 
Sir John Vanbrugh's Restoration comedy which had never been 
performed before professionally in this country. Louis Calhern 
revived "King Lear" which ran 48 performances, a long-run 
record of consecutive performances of that play in New York. 
Two British hits which starred two distinguished English 
actresses were only moderately successful in this country, 
namely. Flora Robson in "Black Chiffon," and Edith Evans in 
"Daphne Laureola." 

Helen Hayes acted in "The Wisteria Trees;" Fredric March 

and Florence Eldridge were in "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" 

and later in the year in Arthur Miller's version of Ibsen's "An 

Enemy of the People;" Dorothy Gish was in "The Man;" Basil 

I Rathbone and Valerie Taylor were in "The Gioconda Smile;" 

' Lillian Gish was in "The Curious Savage;" Barbara Bel Geddes 

and Kent Smith were seen briefly in "Burning Bright," a play 

by John Steinbeck ; Martha Scott supported by Charlton Heston, 

Carroll McComas and Charles Nolte appeared briefly in "Design 

For A Stained Glass Window;" Jessica Tandy starred in "Hilda 

Crane;" and "Ring Round The Moon" featured Lucile Watson. 

During the summer, Sam Wanamaker formed what he called 

the Festival Theatre and gave three revivals without much public 

support. These were "Parisienne" with Francis Lederer, Faye 

Emerson and Romney Brent; "The Lady From the Sea" with 

j Luise Rainer, and "Borned in Texas" with Anthony Quinn and 

Marsha Hunt. 




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WALTER ABEL in 
•'THE WISTERIA TREES" 



ALEC GUINNESS, CATHLEEN NESBITT, ERNEST CLARK, EILEEN PEEL, 

ROBERT FLEMYNG GREY BLAKE in 

"THE COCKTAIL PARTY" 




EDITH EVANS 



ALEC GUINNESS 



FLORA ROBSON 



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in 

"THE MAN" 



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LOUIS CALHERN 

in 
"KING LEAR" 




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REGINALD OWEN, CELESTE HOLM 

in 

"AFFAIRS OF STATE" 




PAMELA BROWN, JOHN GIELGUD 

in 
"THE LADYS NOT FOR BURNING" 




LILLI PALMER, REX HARRISON 

in 
"BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE" 



CELESTE HOLM 

in 

•AFFAIRS OF STATE" 



New Yorkers also had their first taste of the iheatre-in-the-round when 
ballroom in the Hotel Edison was dubbed the Arena Theatre and revivals c 
"The Show-Off" with Lee Tracy, "Julius Caesar" with Basil Rathbone an 
Alfred Ryder, and "Arms and the Man" with Francis Lederer and Sam Wan. 
maker were presented. 

The American National Theatre and Academy purchased the Guild Theatn 
renamed it the ANTA Playhouse, and late in the year presented a series o 
plays such as "The Tower Beyond Tragedy" starring Judith Anderson, "Th 
Cellar and The Well" and a revival of "Twentieth Century" starring Glori 
Swanson and Jose Ferrer. 

Among the musicals, the greatest hits were "Guys and Dolls" based o 
Damon Runyon stories, and "Call Me Madam" starring Ethel Merman. Othc 
musicals seen included Gian-Carlo Menotti's musical drama, "The Consul; 
Charlotte Greenwood in "Out Of This World;" "Arms and the Girl" wit 
Nanette Fabray; "Pardon Our French" with Olsen and Johnson; "Bless Yo 
All," a revue with Mary McCarty, Jules Munshin, Pearl Bailey and Valeri 
Bettis; and Lawrence Tibbett, opera star, made his Broadway debut in "Th 
Barrier," a musical drama. 



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330 "THE RELAPSE" 

Above: SCENE FROM 'THE RELAPSE" 




RICHARD WHORF, NANCY KELLY 

in 

"SEASON IN THE SUN" 



JOHN ARCHER, EDNA BEST 

in 

CAPTAIN BRASSBOUND'S CONVERSION 



DENISE DARCEL, CHIC JOHNSON NINA FOCH, RICHARD DERR 
'" in 

"PARDON OUR FRENCH" "A PHOENIX TOO FREQUENT" 33I 



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in 
"PARISIENNE" 



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PEARL BAILEY 



JOHN CONTE NANETTE FABRAY 

in 

"ARMS AND THE GIRL" 



GEORGES GUETARY. 



CHARLOTTE GREENWOOD 

in 

"OUT OF THIS WORLD" 




ANNA MINOT, RALPH ROBERTSON. FREDRIC MARCH, FLORENCE ELDRIDGE, 
RICHARD TRASK in 
"AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE" 

332 



VIVIAN BLAINE, SAM LEVENE 

in 

"GUYS AND DOLLS" 



ROBERT ALDA, ISABEL BIGLEY 

in 

"GUYS AND DOLLS" 




KIM HUNTER, CLAUDE RAINS 

in 

"DARKNESS AT NOON" 



DENNIS KING, CHARLES NOLTE 



"BILLY BUDD" 



SHIRLEY BOOTH 

in 

A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN" 





Sidney Kingsley's "Darkness At Noon," starring 
Claude Rains, won the Drama Critics' Circle Award 
while no Pulitzer Prize was awarded for a play. The 
biggest hits were F. Hugh Herbert's "The Moon Is Blue" starring 
Barbara Bel Geddes, Donald Cook and Barry Nelson ; "The Four- 
poster," a two character play, starring Jessica Tandy and Hume 
Cronyn, and "Gigi" which brought stardom to Audrey Hepburn. 
Other plays that met with success were "Stalag 17," "Point Of No 
Return" with Henry Fonda, "The Rose Tattoo" featuring Mau- 
Stapleton and Eli Wallach, and revivals of "Twentieth 
Century" starring Gloria Swanson and Jose Ferrer, and "The 
Constant Wife" starring Katharine Cornell, Grace George and 
Brian Aherne. "Billy Budd," an adaptation of Herman Melville's 
novel of the same name, was an artistic success. Dennis King was 
starred but Charles Nolte in the title role received most of the criti- 
cal acclaim. The First Drama Quartette, consisting of Charles 
Boyer, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke and Agnes Moore- 
head, gave readings of Shaw's "Don Juan In Hell" and played to 
S. R. 0. for 104 performances. Other plays on the boards included 
Philip Barry's last play, "Second Threshold," with Clive Brook 
and Margaret Phillips, Lillian Hellman's "The Autumn Garden" 
with Fredric March and Florence Eldridge, "Remains To Be 
Seen" with Howard Lindsay and Jackie Cooper, "Glad Tidings" 
starring Melvyn Douglas, "Gramercy Ghost" with Sara Chur- 



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BARBARA BEL GEDDES 

in 
"THE MOON IS BLUE" 



BARBARA BEL GEDDES, BARRY NELSON 

in 

"THE MOON IS BLUE" 



CLIVE BROOK, MARGARET PHILLIPS 

in 

"SECOND THRESHOLD" 



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DON MURRAY PHYLLIS LOVE 

in 

"THE ROSE TATTOO" 






ELI WALLACH, MAUREEN STAPLETON 

in 

"THE ROSE TATTOO" 




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YUL BRYNNER 



"THE KING AND I" 



GERTRUDE LAWRENCE, YUL BRYNNER 



■THE KING AND I" 



GERTRUDE LAWRENCE 

in 

"THE KING AND I" 



KATHARINE BLAKE, VIVIEN LEIGH, MAIRHI RUSSELL, EDMUND PURDON, 
LAURENCE OLIVIER in "ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA" 



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JOSEPHINE BROWN, AUDREY HEPBURN, MICHAEL EVANS 
DORIS PATSTON, BERTHA BELMORE in "GIGI" 




JESSICA TANDY, HUME CRONYN 
"THE FOURPOSTER" 



PHIL SILVERS 
"TOP BANANA 



BERT LAHR in 
TWO ON THE AISLE" 



KATHARINE CORNELL, BRIAN AHERNE, 
GRACE GEORGE in "THE CONSTANT WIFE" 



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HERBERT EVERS, JOAN McCRACKEN, EDDIE DOWIING 

in 

"ANGEl IN THE PAWNSHOP" 



HAILA STODDARD, EDWARD EVERETT 

HORTON in 

"SPRINGTIME FOR HENRY" 



ROBERT STRAUSS, HARVEY LEMBECK, ALLAN MELVIN, ROBERT SHAWl 

in 
"STAIAG 17" 




WILLIAM MARSHALL, JAMES FULLER 

in 

"THE GREEN PASTURES" 



JOSE FERRER, ROBERT STRAUSS, GLORIA SWANSON, DONALD FOSTER, 

WILLIAM LYNN in 

"TWENTIETH CENTURY" 



ROBERT F. SMITH, ROBERT STERLING, 
SARAH CHURCHILL in 
"GRAMERCY GHOST" 




JUDY HOLLIDAY 

in 
"DREAM GIRL" 



MARTYN GREEN 



•THE GONDOLIERS" 



GLORIA SWANSON 

In 

"TWENTIETH CENTURY" 



FRIDOLIN (GRATIEN GELINAS) 

in 

"TI-COQ" 



ETHEL GRIFFIES 

in 

■THE AUTUMN GARDEN 




336 



OHN ERICSON 

in 


ERNEST TRUEX 
in 


PIERRE RENOIR, LOUIS JOUVET, DOMINIQUE BLANCHAR 
in 


KATINA PAXINOU in 
"THE HOUSE OF 


■STALAG 17" 


"FIAHOOLEY" 


"L'ECOLE DES FEMMES" 


BERNARDA ALBA" 



RICHARD WARING 

in 

"GRAMERCY GHOST" 




ROBERT CUMMINGS 
ANN SOTHERN in 
'FAITHFULLY YOURS' 



JACKIE COOPER, 

JANIS PAIGE in 

'REMAINS TO BE SEEN' 



TONY BAVAAR, 

OLGA SAN JUAN, 

JAMES BARTON in 

"PAINT YOUR WAGON 



ANN CROWLEY, 

KENNETH NELSON, 

in "SEVENTEEN" 



GLORIA SWANSON, 

ALAN WEBB, 

DAVID NIVEN in 

"NINA" 



FLORENCE ELDRIDGE, 

FREDRIC MARCH in 

"THE AUTUMN GARDEN" 




DOUGLAS 
WATSON 



DOLORES GRAY 

in 

"TWO ON THE AISLE" 



CHARLES 
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AUDREY HEPBURN 



"GIGI" 



OLIVIA DE 

HAVILLAND in 
"ROMEO AND JULIET" 



MELVILLE COOPER 

in 
"MAKE A WISH" 



chill and Robert Sterling, "Angel In The Pawnshop" co-starring 
Eddie Bowling and Joan McCracken. Fridolin, a great Canadian 
favorite, made his Broadway debut in "Ti-Coq," a success in his 
own country which was not duplicated here. Louis Jouvet fared 
better with his French troupe in Moliere's "L'Ecole Des Feinmes" 
which played a limited engagement. 

Among the revivals were "Romeo and Juliet" with Olivia De 
Havilland, Douglas Watson and Jack Hawkins, "Saint Joan" with 
Uta Hagen, "The Green Pastures" with William Marshall playing 
De Lawd, "The Green Bay Tree" with Joseph Schildkraut, 
"Springtime For Henry" with Edward Everett Horton, and "Peer 
Gynt" with John Garfield. 

In the musical field, Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King 
And I" with Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner in the title roles 
was the greatest success. Other musicals that were liked were 
"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" with Shirley Booth, "Two On The 
Aisle" with Bert Lahr and Dolores Gray, "Top Banana" with Phil 
Silvers, "Paint Your Wagon" with James Barton, "Courtin' 
Time" with Joe E. Brown and Billie Worth, "Make A Wish" with 
Nanette Fabray and Melville Cooper, "Flahooley" with Ernest 
Truex, "Seventeen," "Bagels and Yox," and Gilbert and Sullivan 
operettas sung by the D'Oyly Carte Company. 

The year closed with Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in 
revivals of "Antony and Cleopatra" and "Caesar and Cleopatra." 

337 



HELEN HAYES, MILDRED CHANDLER, 
MARGA ANN DEIGHTON, ENID MARKEY 
"MRS. McTHING" 



BASIL RATHBONE, ADRIENNE CORRI, 
WILLIAM WHITMAN in "JANE" 



WILLIAM PRINCE, MARTIN BROOKS, 

MARIAN WINTERS, JULIE HARRIS 

in "I AM A CAMERA" 




HELEN HAYES In 
"MRS. McTHING" 



ROBERT PRESTON, MARTHA SCOTT, 
ELLIOTT NUGENT in 
"THE MALE ANIMAL" 



JULIE HARRIS in 
"I AM A CAMERA" 




KEVIN McCarthy, 

CELESTE HOLM in 
"ANNA CHRISTIE" 



JOHN GARFIELD 
n "GOLDEN BOY" 



MAURICE EVANS, DIANA 

LYNN in "THE WILD 

DUCK" 



ANNE JEFFREYS, 
BILLY CHAPIN, 
JOHN RAITT in 
THREE WISHES FOR JAMIE" 



PAUL HARTMAN, 

JACK CARSON 

in "OF THEE 

I SING" 



MARTHA WRIGHT, 
GEORGE BRITTON 
n "SOUTH PACIFIC" 




BUZZ MILLER, HtLtN WOOD, 

GEORGE MARTIN, ROBERT 

FORTIER 



HAROLD LANG 



VIVIENNE SEGAL, HAROLD LANG 
in "PAL JOEY" 



VIVIENNE SEGAL 



LIONEL STANDER, 

HELEN GALLAGHER, 

HAROLD LANG 





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BEATRICE LILIIE in 

"AN EVENING WITH 

BEATRICE LILLIE" 



EMIYN WILLIAMS in 
"READINGS FROM 
CHARLES DICKENS" 




Am A Camera" by John Van Druten won the Critics' 
Circle Award and also brought stardom to Julie Harris. 
Joseph Kranim's "The Shrike," which starred Jose Fer- 
rer and Judith Evelyn, won the Pulitzer Prize. 

Helen Hayes in Mary Chase's "Mrs. McThing," Katharine Hep- 
burn in Shaw's "The Millionairess," Elliott Nugent in a revival of 
"The Male Animal," Maurice Evans in a mystery play "Dial 'M' For 
Murder," Shirley Booth in "The Time Of The Cuckoo," Margaret 
Sullavan in "The Deep Blue Sea," and "The Seven Year Itch" with 
Tom Ewell were very successful. Other attractions were Mary Chase's 
"Bernardine," S. N. Behrman's "Jane" starring Edna Best and Basil 
Rathbone, Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed" with Rex Harrison 
and Lilli Palmer, Van Druten's "I've Got Sixpence" with Edmond 
O'Brien, Viveca Lindfors and Patricia Collinge, "Time Out For 
Ginger" with Melvyn Douglas, "See The Jaguar" with Arthur Ken- 
nedy, and a revival of "The Children's Hour." 

Of the musicals a revival of "Pal Joey" had greater success and ran 
longer than the original production; "Wish You Were Here" was a 
hit in spite of bad critical notices; Bette Davis returned to the stage 
in a revue "Two's Company"; "My Darlin' Aida" was a Broadway 
version of Verdi's opera; and "New Faces" was an intimate revue of 
Leonard Sillman's series. 

Among revivals that failed were "Candida" with Olivia De Havil- 
land, "Much Ado About Nothing" with Claire Luce. "Anna Christie" 
with Celeste Holm, "Golden Boy" with John Garfield, "Desire Under 
The Elms" with Karl Maiden, Carol Stone and Douglas Watson, and 
the musical revivals of "Four Saints In Three Acts," "Of Thee I 
Sing" and "Shuffle Along." 

"South Pacific," "Guys and Dolls," "The King And I," "The 
Moon Is Blue" and "The Fourposter" now starring Betty Field and 
Burgess Meredith were holdovers and still flourishing. 

Beatrice Lillie had great success with "An Evening With Beatrice 
Lillie," and among the one-man shows Emlyn Williams impersonated 
and gave brilliant readings of Charles Dickens, Cornelia Otis Skin- 
ner acted in "Paris '90" of her own authorship, and Maurice 
Schwartz performed briefly in "Conscience." 

Jean-Louis Barrault and Madeleine Renaud and their French com- 
pany from Paris had great success with their repertoire of plays, and 
so did the Greek National Theatre, headed by Katina Paxinou and 
Alexis Minotis, with "Electra" and "Oedipus Tyrannus." 




CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER in 
"PARIS '90" 
As the Lion As Yvelle 

Tomer Guilbert 



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GERALDINE BROOKS, DINO DiLUCA, 

DONALD MURPHY, SHIRLEY BOOTH 

in "THE TIME OF THE CUCKOO" 



JOHN WILLIAMS, LILLI PALMER, JOHN MERIVALE, 

EILEEN PEEL, HURO HATFIELD, CLAUDIA MORGAN, 

REX HARRISON in "VENUS OBSERVED" 



ROBERT HELPMANN, KATHARINE HEPBURN, 

CYRIL RITCHARD, CAMPBELL COTTS In 

"THE MILLIONAIRESS" 




SHIRLEY BOOTH in "THE 
TIME OF THE CUCKOO" 




MULLIKIN, MICHAEL DOMINICO, ROBERT CLARY, JIMMY RUSSELL, ALLEN CONROY. 
2nd Row: CAROL NELSON, VIRGINIA BOSLER, LEONARD SILLMAN (producer), CAROL LAWRENCE. 
3rd Row VIRGINIA de LUCE, JUNE CARROLL, RONNY GRAHAM. EARTHA KITT, ROSEMARY O'REILLY. 
Top Row: JOSEPH LAUTNER, ALICE GHOSTLEY, PAUL LYNDE in "NEW FACES OF 1952" 



KATHARINE HEPBURN in 
"THE MILLIONAIRESS" 



DOROTHY SARNOFF, ELAINE 

MALBIN in "MY DARLIN' 

AIDA" 



Scene from "MY DARLIN' AIDA" 



IRIS MANN, PATRICIA 

NEAL, KIM HUNTER in 

"THE CHILDREN'S HOUR" 



GLYNIS JOHNS in 
"GERTIE" 





VIVECA LINDFORS, EDMUND 
O'BRIEN in "I'VE GOT 
340 SIXPENCE" 



OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND 



"CANDIDA" 



JOHN KERR, CAMILLA DEWITT, 

JOHNNY STEWART in 

"BERNARDINE" 



ARTHUR KENNEDY 

in "SEE THE 

JAGUAR" 



DOUGLAS WATSON, 

CAROL STONE in 

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS" 




GUSTI HUBER, RICHARD DERR 

MAURICE EVANS in "DIAL 'M' 

FOR MURDER" 



MADELEINE RENAUD in 
'LES FAUSSES CONFIDENCES 



JEAN-LOUIS BARRAULT 
as HAMLET 



TOM EWELL, VANESSA BROWN in 
"THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH" 




JUDITH EVELYN, JOSE 
FERRER in "THE SHRIKE' 



ROBERT BROWN, 

JUDITH ANDERSON in 

"COME OF AGE" 



ANTONY EUSTREL, CLAIRE LUCE, 

MELVILLE COOPER 

in "MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING" 



JANET BLAIR 

in 

"SOUTH PACIFIC" 



JAMES HANLEY, 

MARGARET SULLAVAN in 

"THE DEEP BLUE SEA" 




WAITER SLEZAK, JEROME COWAN, 
DARREN McGAVIN in 
"MY THREE ANGELS" 



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FRANCHOT TONE, BETSY VON FURSTENBERG 



"OH, MENI OH, WOMEN!" 



ROSALIND RUSSELL 



"WONDERFUL TOWN" 



EDITH ADAMS, ROSALIND RUSSELL 



"WONDERFUL TOWN" 



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Two plays were recipients of both the Puhtzer 
Prize and the Drama Critics' Circle Award: Wil- 
liam Inge's "Picnic" for the 1952-53 season, and 
John Patrick's "The Teahouse Of The August Moon" for 
the 1953-54 season. Both had great success. "Picnic" had a 
National company touring the country, and the John Patrick 
prize winner had two companies on the road. 

Among other plays that reached hit proportions were "Tea 
and Sympathy," "The Solid Gold Cadillac," "My Three 
Angels," "Sabrina Fair" and "The Fifth Season," which 
introduced Yiddish star, Menasha Skulnik, to the English- 
speaking stage. Moderate successes included "Oh, Men! Oh, 
Women!," "The Love Of Four Colonels," "The Crucible" 
and "Mid-Summer" which introduced to the Broadway 
stage, Geraldine Page who had made a big hit in an Off- 
Broadway production of "Summer and Smoke." Katharine 
Cornell, playing in "The Prescott Proposals" for producer 
Leland Hayward, was appearing for the first time in many 
years under any management other than her own. Jose 
Ferrer had a season of revivals at the City Center in 
"Charley's Aunt," "Cyrano de Bergerac," "The Shrike" and 
"Richard III." The latter was not met with critical approval. 
The City Center also revived "Love's Labour's Lost," "The 
Merchant Of Venice" and Shaw's "Misalliance." The G. B. 
Shaw opus was so well received that it was moved to Broad- 
way's Music Box for a regular run. 



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ELI WALLACH, JO VAN FLEET 
in 
"CAMINO REAL" 



RUTH McDEVITT, RETA SHAW, ARTHUR O'CONNELL, EILEEN HECKART, 

KIM STANLEY, ELIZABETH WILSON in 

"PICNIC" 



JANICE RULE, RALPH MEEKER 



"PICNIC" 




JOAN DIENER 



"KISMET" 




ALFRED DRAKE 

in 

"KISMET" 




YUKI SHIMODA, MARY ANN REEVE, WILLIAM HANSEN, MARIKO NIKI, HAIM WINANT DAVID 

WAYNE, JOHN FORSYTHE, PAUL FORD, HARRY JACKSON, LARRY GATES in 

"THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON" 



JOHN FORSYTHE, DAVID WAYNE, MARIKO NIKI 

in 

"THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON" 




JOSE FERRER 



RICHARD III 



LUTHER ADLER 

as 

SHYLOCK 



MARGARET PHILLIPS 



PORTIA 



DAVID WAYNE 

in "THE TEAHOUSE 

OF THE AUGUST MOON" 



BEN GAZZARA 

in 

"END AS A MAN" 



MENASHA SKULNIK 



"THE FIFTH SEASON" 

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VICTOR 
BORGE 



ALEJANDRO ULLOA 

as 

DON JUAN TENORIO 



BARRY JONES, JEROME KILTY, JAN FARRAND, 

RICHARD KILEY, RODDY McDOWALL, DOROTHY SANDS 

in "MISALLIANCE" 



WALTER HAMPDEN 



"THE CRUCIBLE" 



RUTH 
DRAPER 




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ANNE JACKSON, ELI WAILACH, 

DOUGLAS WATSON in 

"THE SCARECROW" 



HERMIONE GINGOLD 

in 

"JOHN MURRAY ANDERSON'S ALMANAC" 



LILLIAN GISH 



"THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL" 



SUSAN STRASBERG, HELEN CRAIG 



"MAYA" 



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FELIX AYLMER, MINOO DAVER, KATHARINE 

CORNELL, ROGER DANN, BEN ASTAR in 

"THE PRESCOTT PROPOSALS" 



RAYMOND MASSEY, TYRONE POWER, 

JUDITH ANDERSON in 

"JOHN BROWN'S BODY" 



LILLI PALMER, REX HARRISON, LEUEEN 
MacGRATH, STEFAN SCHNABEL in 
"THE LOVE OF FOUR COLONELS" 




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KING 





PETER 
KELIEY 



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SAINT 



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BILL HAYES, ISABEL BIGLEY 



"ME AND JULIET" 



Among the musicals that enhanced the theatrical scene 
were "Kismet," a musical version of Otis Skinner's famous 
success of the same title; "Wonderful Town," a musical 
version of "My Sister Eileen;" "Can-Can" and "Me and 
Juliet," two originals; and a revue, "John Murray Ander- 
son's Almanac." 

Solo performers included Ruth Draper, who met with her 
usual acclaim, and Victor Borge, who broke all sorts of 
records with his one-man show called "Comedy In Music." 

The most controversial play was Tennessee Williams' 
"Camino Real" which was a box office failure. 

Off-Broadway productions were becoming an important 
factor. "End As A Man" which brought Ben Gazzara into 
the limelight, revivals of "The Scarecrow," "Maya," "The 
Little Clay Cart" and "Othello" with Earle Hyman praised 
in the title role, were all well received. Most important of the 
Off-Broadway theatre was the Phoenix which opened De- 
cember 1, 1953. 

On Saturday night. May 30, 1953, Shirley Booth in "The 
Time Of The Cuckoo" was the last to trod the stage of the 
Empire Theatre. The famous old playhouse, which opened 
January 25, 1893, closed its doors forever, and was turned 
over to a wrecking crew. The end had come for the historic 
theatre which the great Charles Frohman had built. 




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"CAN-CAN" 




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REYNOLDS EVANS, WENDELL PHILLIPS, JOSEPHINE HULL, 

HENRY JONES, GEOFFREY LUMB, in 

"THE SOLID GOLD CADILLAC" 



LUELLA GEAR, CATHLEEN NESBITT, JOHN CROMWELL, JOSEPH 

COTTEN, MARGARET SULLA VAN, RUSSELL COLLINS in 

"SABRINA FAIR" 



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ROBERT GIST, JAMES BUMGARNER, CHARLES NOLTE, 
HENRY FONDA, JOHN HODIAK 



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BRIAN AHERNE, EDNA BEST, LYNN FGNlANNt, ALFRED LUNT 

In 

"QUADRILLE" 



GERAIDINE PAGE LOUIS JOURDAN WARREN BERLINGER, MARY LEE DEARRING, MACDONALD CAREY, 

:' KITTY CARLISLE in 



"THE IMMORALIST" 



"ANNIVERSARY WALTZ" 




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EZIO PINZA, WALTER SLEZAK 



"FANNY" 



JAMES DEAN 

In 

"THE IMMORALIST" 



PATRICIA JESSEL 

in "WITNESS 

FOR THE PROSECUTION" 



HORACE BRAHAM, PATRICIA JESSEL, ERNEST CLARK 
FRANCIS L. SULLIVAN, ROBIN CRAVEN, GENE LYON 
RALPH ROBERTS in "WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTIOI 




EDDIE FOY, JR., RETA SHAW 

in 

"THE PAJAMA GAME" 




SHIRLEY BOOTH, WILBUR EVANS 

in 

"BY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA" 



AUDREY HEPBURN, MEL FERRER 

in 

"ONDINE" 



CAROL HANEY; TOP: JOHN RAITT, JANIS PAIGE, MARION COLBY, 

THELMA PELLISH, BUZZ MILLER in 

"THE PAJAMA GAME" 



I L I Outstanding money-makers of the year included 




1 1 ^ . a distinguished production of Herman Wouk's 
U I popular novel, "The Caine Mutiny Court 
Martial," "The Bad Seed," "Witness For The Prosecution," 
"Ondine," "Anastasia," "Anniversary Waltz," "Lunatics and 
Lovers," and a revival by the Old Vic Company of "A Mid- 
summer Night's Dream." The moderate successes were Noel 
Coward's "Quadrille" which starred the Lunts, "The Flower- 
ing Peach," "The Rainmaker," "Wedding Breakfast," "King 
Of Hearts," "The Tender Trap," "The Remarkable Mr. 
Pennypacker" and "The Immoralist." 

Among the stars, Ina Claire returned to the stage in "The 
Confidential Clerk;" Tallulah Bankhead appeared in "Dear 
Charles;" Julie Harris had no luck with "Mile. Colombe," 
and Mary Boland faired no better with "Lullaby;" Helen 
Hayes revived "What Every Woman Knows" at the City 
Center, and Mary Martin caused a favorable stir with a 
musical version of "Peter Pan." 

"The Pajama Game," the outstanding musical success, was 
produced by three newcomers, Harold S. Prince, Robert E. 
Griffith and Frederick Brisson. Other musicals worth men- 
tion were "The Boy Friend," "Fanny," "By The Beautiful 
Sea" starring Shirley Booth, and Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera, 
"The Saint Of Bleecker Street," which despite favorable re- 
views, failed to win cash adherents. 

From Japan came the famous Azuma Kabuki Dancers and 
Musicians to add novelty and interest to a not too dis- 
tinguished theatrical year. 

Off-Broadway continued to flourish. "The Threepenny 
Opera" with music by Kurt Weill, "The Golden Apple," 
"The Cretan Woman," "The Sea Gull" and "The Boy With 
A Cart" were some of the well patronized attractions away 
from the main stem. 




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"THE BAD SEED" 



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BANKHEAD, GRACE RAYNOR in 

"DEAR CHARLES" 




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RICHARD NEWTON, INA CLAIRE, JOAN 

GREENWOOD, CLAUDE RAINS in 

"THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK" 



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DONALD COOK, JACKIE COOPER, PATCHWORK, REX THOMPSON, DAVID 

LEWIS, CLORIS LEACHMAN, HILDA HAYNES in 

"KING OF HEARTS" 



BURGESS MEREDITH 
in "THE REMARKABLE 
MR. PENNYPACKER" 



CAROL CHANNING 

in 

"WONDERFUL TOWN" 



JANET RILEY, JACK MANNING, ROBERT PRESTON 
in I 

"THE TENDER TRAP" 




HELEN HAYES, KENT SMITH 
in "WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS" 



MARIA Dl GERLANDO, DAVID AIKEN, 
GABRIELLE RUGGIERO, DAVID POLERI 
In "THE SAINT OF BLEECKER STREET" 



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MENASHA SKULNIK 

in "THE 
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MIRA ROSTOVA, MONTGOMERY CLIFT, SAM JAFFE, KEVIN McCARTHY 

JUDITH EVELYN, GEORGE VOSKOVEC, JOHN FIEDLER, MAUREEN 

STAPLETON, WILL GEER, JUNE WALKER in "THE SEA GULL" 




ROBERT HELPMANN, STANLEY HOLLOW AY, MOIRA SHEARER, PHILIP GUARD 

in 
"A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" 



ANTHONY FRANCIOSA, HARVEY 
LEMBECK, VIRGINIA VINCENT, LEE 
GRANT in "WEDDING BREAKFAST" 



SCOn MERRILL, LOTTE LENYA 
in "THE THREEPENNY OPERA" 




ED BEGLEY, TONY RANDALL, PAUL MUNI (also above), LOUIS HECTOR 

in 
350 "INHERIT THE WIND" 



GLORIA MARLOWE, DAVID DANIELS 

in 

"PLAIN AND FANCY" 



HELEN HAYES, DON MURRAY, HELLEk 

HALLIDAY, GEORGE ABBOTT in 

"THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH" 



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)AYNE MANSFIELD in "WILL 

yjCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER?" 



CAROL CHANNING, DAVID KASHNER, STEVE REEVES 



"THE VAMP" 



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For the fourth consecutive season, the Pulitzer Prize Play 
1 1 1 1 Committee and the Drama Critics' Circle were in accord. Both 

U U U awards were given "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" for the 1954-55 
season, and "The Diary Of Anne Frank" for the 1955-56 season. 

Of the other serious plays "Inherit The Wind," "The Lark" and "Tiger 
At The Gates" were in the hit class, while "The Desperate Hours" and 
"A View From The Bridge" had moderate success. On the lighter side 
plays to win favor included "Bus Stop," "The Matchmaker," "The Chalk 
Garden," "Janus," "The Desk Set" and "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter.?" 

Thornton Wilder's "The Skin Of Our Teeth," which was revived as a 
Salute To France, played a limited engagement in New York and on tour. 
The cast was headed by Helen Hayes, Mary Martin, Florence Reed and 
George Abbott. Notable among the musicals were "Damn Yankees" and 
"P'a'n and Fancy," and in a lesser degree, "Silk Stockings" and "Pipe 
Dream." Off-Broadway, the intimate "Shoestring Revue" was well liked. 
"The Vamp," starring Carol Channing, was the outstanding musical flop. 

Katharme Cornell and Tyrone Power scored with "The Dark Is Light 
Enough" on tour, but failed to win audiences in New York. 

Froni France, the National Comedie Francaise, in repertoire and mak- 
mg their first appearance in the United States, were well received, while 
Marcel Marceau, famous pantomimest, had a sensational success both 
critically and financially. 



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in 

"PIPE DREAM" 



CRAHAN DENTON, KIM STANLEY, 

ALBERT SALMI in 

"BUS STOP" 



ROBERT MORSE, EILEEN HERLIE, ARTHUR HILL, ROSAMUND GREENWOOD, 
PHIL LEEDS Top: RUTH GORDON 

in "THE MATCHMAKER" 351 




BARBARA BEL GEDDES and BEN GAZZARA (also top), MILDRED 

DUNNOCK, MADELEINE SHERWOOD, PAT HINGLE, FRED STEWART, 

R. G. ARMSTRONG in "CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF" 



"ARLEQUIN POLI PAR L'AMOUR" and above "LE 

BOURGEOISE GENTILHOMME" WITH THE FRENCH 

NATIONAL COMEDIE FRANCAISE COMPANY 



HILDEGARDE NEFF, DON AMECHE 



"SILK STOCKINGS" 




MARCEL MARCEAU 



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MARGARET SULLAVAN, ROBERT PRESTON, CLAUDE DAUPHIN 

in 

"JANUS" 



ANDY GRIFFITH, MYRON McCORMICK, RODE 
McDOWALL in 
"NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS" 




VAN HEFLIN, GLORIA MARLOWE, RICHARD 

DAVALOS, JACK WARDEN, EILEEN HECKART 

in "A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE" 



PERCY WARAM, MARIAN SELDES, GLADYS COOPER, 

BETSY VON FURSTENBERG, SIOBHAN McKENNA 

in "THE CHALK GARDEN" 



CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER 

in 

"THE LARK" 



LAURENCE HARVEY 



"ISLAND OF GOATS" 



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SAMMY DAVIS, JR., OLGA JAMES 
!n 

"MR. WONDERFUL" 



BERT LAHR 



"WAITING FOR GODOT" 



FRONT ROW: BOB SHAVER, ROD STRONG, JOHNNY LAVERTY, BILL McCUTCHEON, < 
JIMMY SISCO; 2nd ROW: BILLIE HAYES, SUZANNE BERNARD, LEONARD SILLMAN, 
DANA SOSA, FRANCA BALDWIN; 3rd ROW: T. C. JONES, MAGGIE SMITH, JANE 
CONNELL, VIRGINIA MARTIN, ANN HENRY; TOP ROW: TIGER HAYNES, JOHNNY 
HAYMER, AMRU-SANI, JOHN REARDON, INGA SWENSON in "NEW FACES OF '56"" 




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The first half of the year brought one of the great 

D musicals of theatrical history, "My Fair Lady," 
adapted from G. B. Shaw's "Pygmalion" with 
book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick 
Loewe. Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison were the stars, and 
featured roles were played by Stanley Holloway, Cathleen 
Nesbitt, Robert Coote, Viola Roache, John Michael King 
and Philippa Bevans. Another outstanding musical, "The 
Most Happy Fella" by Frank Loesser, was based on Sidney 
Howard's "They Knew What They Wanted." Other musicals 
presented on Broadway before July first were "Shangri-La," 
"New Faces of '56" and "Mr. Wonderful." 

"Middle Of The Night," Paddy Chayefsky's first produced 
play, and "Time Limit!" were outstanding among the 
straight plays. 

Notable among the productions that were financial failures 
were an exciting production of Christopher Marlowe's "Tam- 
burlaine, The Great" with Anthony Quayle and the Festival 
Company of Stratford, Canada; Sean O'Casey's "Red Roses 
For Me"; "Mister Johnson," a play by Norman Rosten 
based on the novel by Joyce Cary; and Samuel Beckett's | 
controversial "Waiting For Godot" in which Bert Lahr ' 
played his first straight role to critical acclaim. 

Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne had a moderate success 
with the Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse play, "The 
Great Sebastians," and David Wayne scored mildly in "The 
Ponder Heart." A revival of Noel Coward's "Fallen Angels" 
attracted attention because of its stars, Nancy Walker and 
Margaret Phillips. 



DAVID WAYNE, SARAH MARSHALL 

DON HANMER 

In "THE PONDER HEART" 



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in 

"TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT" 



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McLERIE, HARVEY STEPHENS in 

"TIME LIMIT!" 



EARLE HYMAN 



"MISTER JOHNSON" 



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WILLIAM HUTT, NEIL VIPOND, BARBARA CHILCOTT, ANTHONY QUAYLE, 
LOUIS NEGIN, TED FOLLOWS, WILLIAM SHATNER in ___ 
"TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT" 355 




EDWARD G. ROBINSON, JUNE WALKER, JOAN CHAMBERS, EFFIE AFTON 

in 
"MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT" 



ALFRED lUNT, LYNN FONTANNE 
in 
"THE GREAT SEBASTIANS" 




EDWARD G. ROBINSON 
^ in "MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT" 



NANCY WALKER, MARGARET PHILLIPS 

in 

"FALLEN ANGELS" 



SAM LEVENE 

in 

"THE HOT CORNER" 



DENNIS KING, JOAN HOLLOWAY, 

HAROLD LANG, JACK CASSIDY 

in "SHANGRI-LA" 



SHIRLEY YAMAGUCH 

in 

"SHANGRI-LA" 




ROBERT COOTE, JULIE ANDREWS, REX HARRISON 

TOP: VIOLA ROACHE, GORDON DILWORTH, JOHN MICHAEL KING, JULIE 

ANDREWS, OLIVE REEVES-SMITH, CATHLEEN NESBITT 



JULIE ANDREWS 




CATHLEEN NESBITT 



JULIE ANDREWS, REX HARRISON REX HARRISON 



JANE ECCLES, MARGARET LEIGHTON, PHYLLIS NEILSON-TERRY, 

DONALD HARRON, ANN HILLARY, ERIC PORTMAN, WILLIAM 

PODMORE, MAY HALLATT in 'SEPARATE TABLES" 



MARGARET LEIGHTON, ERIC PORTMAN 
in "SEPARATE TABLES" 



FERNANDO LAMAS, ETHEL MERMAN, DAISY 
in "HAPPY HUNTING" 




ROSALIND RUSSELL, PEGGY CASS 




MARIAN WINTERS, ROSALIND RUSSELL, ROBERT SMITH 
in "AUNTIE MAME" 



ROSALIND RUSSELL 



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HEDISON 


HANEY 


DUKE 


BAUERSMITH 


JONES 




ALLEN CASE, SHERRY O'NEIL, BOBBY CLARK 
358'" "DAMN YANKEES" ON TOUR 



PETER PALMER 
as LI'L ABNER 



SIOBHAN McKENNA, DENNIS PATRICK 
in "ST. JOAN" 



STUBBY KAYE 
in "LI'L ABNER" 



EDITH FELLOWS, MENASHA SKULNIK, 
ELAINE LYNN in "UNCLE WILLIE" 




EDITH ADAMS, PETER PALMER, TINA LOUISE 
in "LI'L ABNER" 



BRADFORD DILLMAN 
"LONG DAY'S JOURNEY 
INTO NIGHT- 



GEORGE GRIZZARD 

in "THE HAPPIEST 

MILLIONAIRE" 



SYDNEY CHAPLIN, J 
in "BELLS ARE 



UDY HOLLIDAY 
RINGING" 



NANCY MALONE, ELI WALLACH, BURGESS MEREDITH, 

PATRICIA RIPLEY, GLYNIS JOHNS, CHARLES LAUGHTON 

in "MAJOR BARBARA" 



The last half of 1956 produced Eugene 
O'Neiri's "Long Day's Journey Into Night" 
which won both the Critics' Circle and Pu- 
litzer Awards. There were two English imports, "Separate 
Tables" which had great success while "The Reluctant 
Debutante" was mildly received. The Old Vic also per- 
formed "Romeo and Juliet," "Richard III," "Macbeth," 
and "Troilus and Cressida." The company, not very ex- 
citing, included John Neville, Claire Bloom, Coral Browne, 
Paul Rogers and Rosemary Harris. Revivals of Shaw's 
"Major Barbara" with an all-star cast ran 231 perfor- 
mances, while "The Apple Cart" with Maurice Evans 
clocked 124. "Auntie Mame" and "The Happiest Million- 
aire" were comedy clicks. In the musical comedy field, 
"Bells Are Ringing," "Li'l Abner" and "Happy Hunting" 
scored. 

Off-Broadway, Shaw's "Saint Joan," O'Neill's "The Ice- 
man Cometh" and Sean O'Casey's "Purple Dust" suc- 
ceeded. 

Touring the country were "Pajama Game," "Damn 
Yankees" with Bobby Clark, the Lunts in "The Great 
Sebastians," Julie Harris in "The Lark," "Inherit The 
Wind" with Melvyn Douglas, Ruth Gordon in "The Match- 
maker" and "The Chalk Garden" with Gladys Cooper and 
Judith Anderson. At Stratford, Conn., the .-Xmerican 
Shakespeare Festival presented uninspired productions of 
"King John," "Measure For Measure" and "The Taming 
of The Shrew." 



WILFRID HYDE WHITE, JOHN MERIVALE, 

ANNA AAASSEY 

in "THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE" 



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DIANA van der VLIS, DANA WHITE 

in "THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE" 



ABOVE: 



MAURICE EVANS, SIGNE HASSO AND A SCENE 
FROM "THE APPLE CART" 



FLORENCE ELDRIDGE, BRADFORD DILLMAN 
MARCH, JASON ROBARDS, JR. 
"LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT" 



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JOHN ABBOTT, MERIEL FORBES, RALPH RICHARDSON, MELVYN DOUGLAS 

WILLIAM HANSEN, JOHN STEWART (ON TOUR) 

in "THE WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS" 



RALPH RICHARDSON 
(ON BROADWAY) 



MONA WASHBOURNE, ROBERT THURSTON, 

NOEL COWARD, JOHN AINSWORTH 

in "NUDE WITH VIOLIN" 




ANTHONY PERKINS, JO VAN FLEET, HUGH GRIFFITH 
in "LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL" 



SUSAN STRASBERG, GLENN ANDERS, HELEN HAYES, SIG ARNO 
in "TIME REMEMBERED" 




PAUL DOUGLAS, TOM WHITE, DAVID BURNS. 
360 '^^'^ MEDFORD in "A HOLE IN THE HEAD- 



WENDY HILLER, FRANCHOT TONE, CYRIL CUSACK 
in "A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN" 



RODDY McDOWALL, DEAN 5T0CKWELL, BARBARA 
LODEN. INA BALIN in "COMPULSION" 



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ROBERT FLEMYNG, LEUEEN MacGRATH, LEWIS CASSON, 

RUDOLPH WEISS, SYBIL THORNDIKE 

in "THE POTTING SHED" 



LOIS SMITH, MAUREEN STAPLETON, 

CLIFF ROBERTSON 

in "ORPHEUS DESCENDING" 



ELISABETH FRASER, DARREN McGAVIN, TOM EWELL, 

NANCY OLSON, SYLVIA DANEEL 

in "THE TUNNEL OF LOVE" 




PETER 
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DAME SYBIL 
THORNDIKE 




MADELEINE RENAUD 



"Look Homeward, Angel," a play based on the early 
life of Thomas Wolfe by Ketti Frings, received both 
the Critics' Circle and the Pulitzer Prize Awards. 
Other hits included "The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs," play- 
wright William Inge's fourth success in a row; "Romanoff and 
Juliet," by and with Peter Ustinov; "Look Back In Anger" by a new 
English playwright, John Osborne; "Time Remembered" by Jean 
Anouilh, and Gore Vidal's comedy "A Visit To A Small Planet." 
Among the rousing clicks in the musical field were "West Side 
Story," "The Music Man," "Jamaica" and "New Girl In Town," 
a musical version of O'Neill's "Anna Christie." Plays that attained 
modest runs were "The Waltz of The Toreadors," "The Potting 
Shed," "The Cave Dwellers," "Compulsion," "Fair Game," "The 
Rope Dancers," "The Tunnel Of Love" and "A Hole In The Head." 
Noel Coward, starring in his own "Nude With Violin," ran 80 per- 
formances. Later in the run, he revived "Present Laughter" for six. 
Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon For The Misbegotten" called it quits 
after 68 showings, and Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" 
also ran 68 performances. A distinguished revival of "The Country 
Wife" with Julie Harris failed to capture the public fancy, and so 
did a new edition of "Ziegfeld Follies" starring Beatrice Lillie. 
Madeleine Renaud and Jean-Louis Barrault with their French com- 
pany, played an engagement of repertoire. 

Off-Broadway, Shaw's "In Good King Charles' Golden Days" 
achieved an impressive run. There were also fine revivals of "Mary 
Stuart" and "Richard III." The Stratford, Conn., Festival revived 
"Othello" with Alfred Drake and Earle Hyman, "The Merchant 
of Venice" with Morris Carnovsky and Katharine Hepburn, and 
"Much Ado About Nothing" with Drake and Miss Hepburn. 

National Touring Companies included "My Fair Lady," "Diary 
of Anne Frank," "Waltz of The Toreadors" with Melvyn Douglas, 
"The Happiest Millionaire" with Walter Pidgeon, "Separate Tables" 
starring Geraldine Page, "Auntie Mame" with Constance Bennett, 
and Fay Bainter in "Long Day's Journey Into Night." 




JOAN 
HOVIS 



KENNETH 
HAIGH 




JEAN-LOUIS BARRAULT 




CYRIL RITCHARD 
n "VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET" 



BEATRICE LILLIE 
"ZIEGFELD FOLLIES" 



ANTHONY PERKINS 
in "LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL" 



JOAN BLONDELL 
in "THE ROPE DANCERS" 



CLIFF ROBERTSON 
"ORPHEUS DESCENDING" 




ANNE ROGERS, BRIAN AHERNE 

in "MY FAIR LADY" 

(ON TOUR) 

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SALLY ANN HOWES, 

EDWARD MULHARE 

in "MY FAIR LADY" 

(ON BROADWAY) 



MORRIS CARNOVSKY, 

KATHARINE HEPBURN 

in "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE" 



KATHARINE HEPBURN 

ALFRED DRAKE 

in "MUCH ADO ABOUT 

NOTHING" 

AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 



EARLE HYMAN, 
JACQUELINE BROOKES, , 
ALFRED DRAKE 
in "OTHELLO" 



[RENE WORTH, DOUGLAS CAMPBELL, EVA LeGALLIENNE, 
MAX ADRIAN in "MARY STUART" 



PHILIP COOLIDGE, CONRAD JANI5, CYRIL RITCHARD, 
EDDIE MAYEHOFF in "VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET" 



ALAN BATES. MARY URE, KENNETH HAIGH, 
in "LOOK BACK IN ANGER" 




KEN LeROY, MICKEY CALIN 

ABOVE: LARRY KERT, CAROL LAWRENCE 

in "WEST SIDE STORY" 



THELMA RITTER, CLAIBORN GARY, MARK DAWSON 
GWEN VERDON in "NEW GIRL IN TOWN" 
ABOVE: GWEN VERDON, THELMA RITTER 



BARBARA COOK, EDDIE HODGES, ROBERT PRESTON 
(ALSO ABOVE) in "THE MUSIC MAN" 




ELLEN McRAE, HERBERT EVERS, 
SAM LEVENE in "FAIR GAME" 



EVA GABOR, NOEL COWARD 
in "PRESENT LAUGHTER" 



JOSEPH BOLAND, BEVERLY LUNSFORD, 

ART CARNEY, SIOBHAN McKENNA, 

JOSEPH JULIAN in "THE ROPE DANCERS" 



GERALDINE PAGE, 

ERIC PORTMAN 
"SEPARATE TABLES" 



PETER USTINOV, ELIZABETH ALLEN, 

MICHAEL TOLAN 

in "ROMANOFF AND JULIET" 



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CHARLES BOYER, CLAUDETTE COLBERT, JULIE NEWMAR 
in "THE MARRIAGE-GO-ROUND" 



LYNN FONTANNE, JOHN WYSE, ERIC PORTER 
ALFRED LUNT in "THE VISIT" 



JASON ROBARDS, JR., GEORGE GRIZZARD, 
ROSEMARY HARRIS in "THE DISENCHANTED" 




RALPH BELLAMY, ANNE SEYMOUR 
in "SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO" 



NAN MARTIN, CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, JAMES DALY, 
RAYMOND MASSEY in "J. B." 



CYRIL RITCHARD, CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER 
in "THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY" 




RONI DENGEL, PERRY SKAAR, JAMES BONNET, 

KENNETH KAKOS, JEFFREY ROWLAND, RALPH BELLAMY, 

ETHEL EVERETT, MARY FICKETT 

in "SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO" 



PAT HINGLE, FAY SAPPINGTON, ARNOLD MERRITT, 

JUDITH LOWRY, CIRI JACOBSON, CANDY MOORE, 

MERRY MARTIN, CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, 

JEFFREY ROWLAND, NAN MARTIN in "J. B." 



CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER, WALTER ABEL, 

CHARLIE RUGGLES 

in "THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY" 




JUNE HAVOC, RICHARD 
WARING, RICHARD EASTON 
in "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S 
3^ DREAM" 



INGA SWENSON, 

FRITZ WEAVER 

in "HAMLET" 

AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 



MONIQUE CHAUMETTE, 

JEAN VILAR 

GERARD PHILIPE 

in "LE CID" 

THEATRE NATIONAL POPULAIRE 



MARIA CASARES, 

ROGER MOLL I EN 

in "MARIE TUDOR" 



MARGARET COURTENAY. 

JOHN NEVILLE 

in "HAMLET" 

THE OLD VIC COMPANY 



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JOYCE GRENFELL 



JEAN LEFEVRE, JACQUES LEGRAS, COLETTE BROSSET, ROBERT DHERY, 

PIERRE OLAF, HENRI PENNEC, MICHEL MODO 

in "LA PLUME DE MA TANTE" 



JOHN 6IELGUD 
1 "AGES OF MAN" 




JUANITA HALL, MIYOSHI UMEKI, 
IKEYE LUKE in "FLOWER DRUM SONG" 



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Among the outstanding hits were Archibald Mac- 
Leish's "J. B." which won a Pulitzer Prize, "Two For 
The Seesaw," "Sunrise At Campobello," O'Neill's "A 
Touch Of The Poet," "The Pleasure Of His Company," "The World 
Of Suzie Wong," "The Marriage-Go-Round" and the Lunts in "The 
Visit" which opened the new Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (a complete 
rebuilding job of the old Globe Theatre). The musical field was en- 
hanced by "Say, Darhng," "Flower Drum Song" and a delightful 
French revue "La Plume de Ma Tante." Others less prosperous 
were "Oh, Captain," "Goldilocks," "The Body Beautiful" and 
Menotti's "Maria Golovin" which ran only 5 performances. Shaw's 
revival, "Back To Methuselah," had success on tour but failed in 
New York. Laurence Olivier in "The Entertainer," and Katharine 
Cornell in "The Firstborn" played limited Broadway engagements. 
Moderate runs were achieved by "Blue Denim," "The Disen- 
chanted," "The Gazebo," "The Cold Wind and The Warm," "The 
Girls In 509," "Once More, With Feeling" and "Make A Million." 
"Epitaph For George Dillon" was a distinguished failure, and the 
only play within memory to have two runs on Broadway within one 
season. Other events include a repertoire season by Theatre Na- 
tional Populaire; The Old Vic with "Twelfth Night," "Hamlet" and 
"Henry V"; John Gielgud's one-man readings titled "Ages of Man"; 
Joyce Grenfell, Les Ballets de Paris, Russia's Moseyev Dance Com- 
pany, and Jerome Robbins' "Ballets U. S. A." 

Off-Broadway attractions of interest were Tennessee Williams' 
"Garden District," Lorca's "Blood Wedding," Beckett's "End- 
game," T. S. Eliot's "Family Reunion," Chekhov's seldom seen 
"Ivanov," Behan's "The Quare Fellow," Ford's " 'Tis Pity She's A 
Whore," "Ulysses in Nighttown" and "Heloise" by James Forsyth. 
England's long run musical, "Salad Days," was a failure, and so 
was Sean O'Casey's "Cock-a-Doodle Dandy." 

Touring shows included "My Fair Lady," "The Music Man," 
"Li'l Abner," three "Auntie Mame" companies starring Constance 
Bennett, Sylvia Sidney and Eve Arden, "Two For The Seesaw," 
and prior to Broadway, Julie Harris in "The Warm Peninsula." The 
Stratford, Conn., Festival presented "Hamlet" with Fritz Weaver, 
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "The Winter's Tale." 




JOAN PLOWRIGHT, LAURENCE OLIVIER 
in "THE ENTERTAINER" 




SUSAN 

OLIVERl 



CYRIL 
RITCHARD Ifflfe 



PAT 
SUZUKI 



RICHARD 
CROSS 




JAYNE MEADOWS, RUTH GILLETTE, MILO BOULTON, 
WALTER SLEZAK in "THE GAZEBO" 



WILLIAM SHATNER, FRANCE NUYEN 
in "THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG" 



EILEEN HERLIE, JAMES VALENTINE, ALISON LEG6ATT, 
ROBERT STEPHENS in "EPITAPH FOR GEORGE DILLON" 



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TORIN THATCHER, ANTHONY QUAYLE, 

KATHARINE CORNELL, ROBERT DRIVAS 

in "THE FIRSTBORN" 



FRANCA DUVAL, PATRICIA NEWAY, 
RICHARD CROSS in "MARIA GOLOVIN" 



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KIM STANLEY, ERIC PORTMAN, HELEN HAYES 
in "A TOUCH OF THE POET" 



RUSSELL NYPE, PAT STANLEY, 
KELLY BROWN in "GOLDILOCKS" 



BETTY FIELD 

in "A TOUCH OF 

THE POET" 



TONY RANDALL, ALEXANDRA 
DANILOVA in "OH, CAPTAIN!" 




STEVE FORREST, MINDY CARSON, 

JACK WARDEN 

in "THE BODY BEAUTIFUL" 



SYLVIA SIDNEY 
in "AUNTIE MAME" 



LILLIAN GISH, FLORENCE REED, 
FRITZ WEAVER 
in "THE FAMILY REUNION" ' 



CLORIS LEACHMAN 

in "A TOUCH OF 

THE POET- 



SALLY ANN HOWES, EDWARD 

MULHARE, REGINALD DENNY 

in "MY FAIR LADY" 




ROBERT LANSING, HORTENSE 

ALDEN, ANNE MEACHAM 

in "GARDEN DISTRICT" 



CHRISTOPHER DRAKE 

URSULA STEVENS 

in " 'TIS PITY SHE'S 

A WHORE" 



PETER LIND HAYES, LARRY BLYDEN, 

MARY HEALY 

in "WHO WAS THAT LADY 

I SAW YOU WITH?" 



JEFFREY LYNN, 

RUTH ROMAN 

in "TWO FOR THE 

SEESAW" ON TOUR 



JOAN WELDON, FORREST TUCKE 
in "THE MUSIC MAN" 
ON TOUR 



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ARLENE FRANCIS, JOSEPH GOTTEN 
in "ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING" 



WARREN BERLINGER, CAROL LYNLEY, 
BURT BRINCKERHOFF in "BLUE DENIM" 



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WEDGEWORTH, RALPH DUNN, 
CONRAD JANIS, SAM LEVENE 
n "MAKE A MILLION" 




LAURENCE HARVEY 
in "HENRY V" 
WITH OLD VIC 



KING DONOVAN, IMOGENE COCA, 

PEGGY WOOD 

in "THE GIRLS IN 509" 



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HENRY FONDA, ANNE BANCROFT 
in "TWO FOR THE SEESAW" 




MAUREEN STAPLETON 

in "THE COLD WIND 

AND THE WARM" 



MOISEYEV DANCE COMPANY 



JOHNNY DESMOND, DAVID WAYNE, JEROME COWAN, 

VIVIAN BLAINE, HORACE McMAHON, ROBERT MORSE 

in "SAY, DARLING" 



VALERIE BETTIS, FAYE EMERSON, TYRONE POWER 
in "BACK TO METHUSELAH" 3^7 




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MONTAND 



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INA 
BALIN 






PAUL WALLACE, SANDRA CHURCH, ETHEL MERMAN, 

DAVID WINTERS, LANE BRADBURY, MICHAEL PARKS 

IAN TUCKER in "GYPSY" 




•MARY MARTIN, JOSEPH STEWART, MARILYN ROGERS. EVANNA LIEN, 

KATHY DUNN, BILLY SNOWDEN, LAURI PETERS, MARY SUSAN LOCKE 

in "THE SOUND OF MUSIC 



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GWEN VERDON 
in "REDHEAD" 




LAUREN BACALL 
' in "GOODBYE 

CHARLIE- 



TOM BOSLEY, PATRICIA WILSON, HOWARD daSILVA 
in "FIORELLO!" 




TAMMY 
GRIMES 



DONALD 
MADDEN 



PATTY 
DUKE 



WARREN 
BEATTY 




MARGARET LEIGHTON 
"MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING" 



"A Raisin In The Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, a new play- 
wright, was given the Drama Critics' Circle accolade, while 
a new musical, "Fiorello!", won a Pulitzer Prize. Other hit 
plays were "The Miracle Worker," "The Tenth Man," "Five Finger Exer- 
cise," "A Majority Of One" and Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird Of Youth" 
with Geraldine Page receiving great acclaim for her brilliant performance. 
Musical successes, besides the prize-winning "Fiorello!," included "The 
Sound Of Music," "Once Upon A Mattress," "Gypsy," "Redhead," "Destry 
Rides Again" and "Take Me Along." There was a fine revival of "Much 
Ado About Nothing" starring Margaret Leighton and John Gielgud, and a 
revival of "Heartbreak House" with Maurice Evans heading an all-star cast. 
Moderate successes include "The Andersonville Trial," "Rashomon," "Tall 
Story," "The Rivalry," "Cheri," "The Gang's All Here" and "Goodbye 
Charlie." "The Warm Peninsula," starring Julie Harris, which toured to 
acclaim last year, was not well received on Broadway. "Kataki," a two 
character play with Sessue Hayakawa and Ben Piazza, was an interesting 
failure. 

Off-Broadway had two smash musicals, "Little Mary Sunshine," and a 
revival of "Leave It To Jane." A revival of "Our Town" also scored, as did 
"The Zoo Story," "The Balcony" and Hal Holbrook in a one-man show, 
^'Mark Twain Tonight." 

Touring attractions included "My Fair Lady," "The Music Man," "Look 
Homeward, Angel," "J. B." and "Sweet Bird Of Youth." The Stratford, 
Conn., festival presented "Romeo and Juliet," "A Midsummer Night's 
Dream," "The Merry Wives Of Windsor" and "All's Well That Ends Well. 




MAURICE EVANS, PAMELA BROWN 
in "HEARTBREAK HOUSE" 




VMCHAEL BRYANT, JESSICA TANDY 
in "FIVE FINGER EXERCISE" 



HAL HOLBROOK 

in "MARK TWAIN 

TONIGHT" 



ALLEN CASE. CAROL BURNETT, 
JANE WHITE 

in "ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' 



CAROL BURNETT 



KATHLEEN MURRAY, 

ART MATTHEWS 369 

in "LEAVE IT TO JANE" 




CLAUDIA McNEIL, SIDNEY POITIER 
in "A RAISIN IN THE SUN" 



PAUL NEWMAN, GERALDINE PAGE 
in "SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH" 



ANNE BANCROFT, PATTY DUKE 
in "THE MIRACLE WORKER" 




GEORGE C. SCO I i, Hti<btk, 
370 BERGHOF. ALBERT DEKKER 
in "THE ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL" 



FARLEY GRANGER, 

POLLY BERGEN 

in "FIRST IMPRESSIONS" 



ROD STEIGER, CLAIRE BLOOM, 
NOEL WILLMAN 
in "RASHOMON" 



ROBERT ELSTON, 

NINA WILCOX 
in "TALL STORY" 



SESSUE HAYAKAWA, BEN PIAZZ,*; 
in "KATAKl" 



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BRIAN AHERNE, 

KATHARINE CORNELL 

in "DEAR LIAR" 



ELLEN McCOWN, 
ANTHONY PERKINS 
in "GREENWILLOW" 



CLAUDE DAUPHIN, LUDWIG DONATH, 

PAT HINGLE, MAX ADRIAN 

in "THE DEADLY GAME" 



KENNETH HAIGH 
in "CALIGULA" 



PEGGY CASS, PAUL FORD 
in "A THURBER CARNIVAL" 




MAUREEN STAPLETON. ,:l., IRENE WORTH 

372 ANNE REVERE in "TOYS IN THE ATTIC" 



IXDEX 



Abarbanell, Lina, 97, 98. 
106. 115, 116, 117. 136. 
143. 161. 185 
Abba, Marta, 272. 273. 274 
Abbey, Henry E., 27 
Abbey Theatre Players, 256, 

257 277 
Abbott, Bessie, 143, 147 
Abbott, Bud, 285, 286 
Abbott. George. 216. 218. 

350. 351 
Abbott, John, 310, 360 
Abe and Mawntss, 152 
Abe Lincoln in Illinois, 279 
Abel, Walter, 240, 255, 263, 

272, 274, 308, 329. 364 
Abeles. Edward, 61, 87, 93, 

94 
Abie's Irish Rose, 193, 195 
Abington, W. L., 76 
Aborn, Milton, 257 
About Town, 97 
Abraham Lincoln, 174, 177 
Accent on Youth, 263 
Accused, 219 
Aclcer, Mabel, 145 
Acquittal, The, 181, 183 
Actors Equity, 315 
Aculf, Edward, 264 
Ada Beats the Drum, 248 
Adair, Jean, 291 
Adair, Ronald, 185 
Adam and TLva, 174, 176 
Adams, Edith, 342, 359 
Adams, Edwin, 13, 15 
Adams, Ida, 133 
Adams, Maude, 24, 36, 37, 
40, 41, 45. 46, 47, 48, SO, 
51, 52. 56. 59. 64. 66. 75. 
76. 80. 81. 86, 87, 103, 
117, 120, 122, 123, 133, 
146, 153, 158, 159, 250, 
252, 328 
Adding Machine, The, 202, 

205 
Addison, Joseph, 6 
Ade, George, 75, 81, 103 
Adelaide and Hughes, 135 
Adele, 141, 143 
Adler, Celia, 312 
Adler, Else, 155 
Adler, Jacob, 76, 78 
Adler, Luther, 250, 260. 271. 

275. 278. 284. 285. 343 
Adler, Stella. 250, 298, 310, 

312 
Admirable Crichton, The, 

76, 253 
Adonis. 31. 32 
Adrea, 88. 89 
Adrian. Max, 363, 372 
Adrienne Lecouvrcur, 29, 104 
Affairs of Armtol, The, 132 
ASairs of Stale, 326. 330 
Afgar, 183, 184 
Afton, Effie, 356 
Age of Innocence, The, 237, 

241 
Ages of Man, 365 
Agnew, Beatrice, 92 
Ah, Wilderrwss, 259, 292. 

293 
Aheme. Brian. 250. 252. 256, 
263, 261, 276, 278, 307, 
333, 335, 346, 362, 372 
Aiken, David, 348 
Ainley, Henry, 75. 76 
Ainloy, Richard, 295 
Ainsworth, John, 360 
Akins, Zoe, 267 
Alabama, 38, 41 
Alba, AIney, 260 
Albert, Eddie, 272, 273, 276, 

277, 281. 282 
Albertson, Frank. 272. 273 
Albcrtson. Lillian. 105. 106. 

152 191 
Albrigiit. Hardie. 222 
Albro. Arthur. 126 
Alda. Robert. 332 
Alden. Hortense. 212. 246. 

366 
Alden, Mary, 154 
Aldridge, Ira, 13 
Aldridge, Kay, 303 
Allen, C. Leslie, 26. 29 
Alexander, Cris, 303. 305 
Alexander, Helen, 349 
Alexander, James, 299 
Alexander, John, 275, 285, 

291 
Alexander, Katherine, 209, 

213, 240, 250 
Alexander, Ross, 225 
Alias Jimmy Valentine, 115 
Alias the Deacon, 216 
Alice in Wonderland, 153, 

154, 257, 315 
Alice of Old Vincennes, 

61, 62 
Alice-Sit-by-the-Fire, 87, 92, 

123. 255 
Alien Corn, 259, 260 
Alison's House, 246 
All Aboard, 143 
All For Love, 325 
All For the Ladies, 135 
All My Sons, 315, 317 
All Over Town, 155, 156 
All Star Gambol, 143 
All the Living, 279, 281 
Allegro, 317, 318 
Allen, Adrianne, 250, 264, 

270 
Allen, Beatrice, 156 
Allen, C. Leslie, 79, 80 
Allen, Elizabeth, 363 
Allen, Fred. 245. 249 
Allen. Joseph. 139. 191 
Allen. Lester, 179. 188. 195. 

213. 245 
Allen, Louise. 173 
Allen, Robert, 314 
Allen, Viola, 26, 29, 39, 40, 
41, 44, 45, 47, 48, 50. 51. 
52, 53, 56, 58, 70, 71, 79, 
80, 94, 95. 110, 123, 134, 
157. 159 



Allenby, Frank, 315, 316 

Allez-Oop, 235 

Allgood, Sara, 124, 128, 132, 

276, 277, 279, 289, 290 
All's Well That Ends Well, 

369 
Allyson, June, 293 
Alma, Where Do You Live? 

lis 

Aloma of the South Seas, 

216, 217, 219 
Alone at Last, 155 
Along Fifth Avenue, 325 
A(sop, Martin L., 139 
Alt, Natalie. 127. 143 
Altar of Friendship, The, 70 
Amaya. Carmen. 297 
Amazons, The, 44, 47, 140 
Ameche, Don, 352 
Ameer, The, 55 
American Beauty, An, 53 
American Bom, 217, 219 
American Dream, 259, 261 
American Idea, The, 107, 

108 
American Invasioti, An, 

70. 71 
American National Theatre 

and Academy. 31S, 330 
American Reportory Theatre, 

311. 313, 315 
American Tragedy, An, 222, 

224 
American Way, The, 283, 

284 
Americajm, 225, 228 
America's Sweetheart, 254 
Ames, Florenz, 207 
Ames, Leon, 295 
Ames, Percy, 131, 135 
Ames, Robert, 158, 187, 189, 

203 
Ames, Winthrop, 111, 125, 

132, 145, 224 
Amphitryon 38, 278, 286 
Amru-Sani, 355 
Anastasia, 347, 348 
Analol, 252, 253 
And So to Bed, 231 
Anders, Glenn, 177, 182, 

183, 185, 210, 237, 244, 

248, 2SS. 256. 257. 269. 

298. 303. 320. 360 
Anderson. Anne Renee, 321 
Anderson, Owen, 294 
Anderson, John Murray, 149 
Anderson, Judith, 202, 204, 

211, 216, 217, 232, 237, 

253, 254, 256, 259, 261, 

263, 264, 265. 267. 272. 

273. 274, 283, 284, 292, 

293, 294, 315, 330, 341, 
345, 359 

Anderson, Mary, 16, 23, 33, 

294, 295 

Anderson, Maxwell, 210, 242, 
247, 255, 259, 267, 272, 
276, 294, 310, 325 
Andersonville Trial, The, 

369, 370 
Andes, Keith, 300, 317, 318, 

322 
Andreva, Stella, 314 
Andrews, Ann, 176, 231, 

233, 255 
Andrews, Julie, 348, 355, 

357 
Andrews, Nancy, 325 
Andrews, Tod, 320, 321 
Andrews, William, 349 
Androcles and the Lion, 
153, 154, 217, 219, 
311, 313 
Angel, Heather, 291 
Angel in the Pawnshop, 

336, 337 
Angel in the Wings, 317. 318 
Angel Street, 291 
Angele, Mile., 24 
Angelus, Muriel, 301 
Anglin, Margaret, 56, 59, 
63, 67, 79, 85, 90, 91, 
93, 109, 112, 123, 127, 
148, 149, 151, 152, 154, 
159, 160, 164, 165, 180, 
186, 191, 231, 233, 239, 
273, 274, 275 
Animal Crackers, 239, 241 
Animal Kingdom, The, 255, 

257 
Anno Ascends, 181, 182 
Aiina Christie. 185, 192, 

338, 339, 361 
Antia Karenina, 99 
AniKj Lucasta, 302, 304 
Annabella, 302, 303, 

311, 312 
Anne of England, 291, 293 
Anne of the Thousand Days, 

319 
Annie Dear, 213 
Annie Get Your Gun, 310, 

314 
Anniversary Waltz, 346, 347 
Another Language, 255 
Another Part of the Forest, 

310. 312 
Anouilh, Jean, 361 
Antigone, 310, 312, 313 
Antony and Cleopatra, 111, 
113. 211. 212. 276. 315, 
317, 335, 337, 372 
Any Night, 141. 142 
Anything Goes. 265, 266 
Aphrodite, 176 
Apple Blossoms, 177 
Apple Cart. The, 247, 

248, 359 
Apple of His Eye, 310, 314 
Appleby. Dorothy. 243, 244 
Arab. The. 123, 125 
Arabian, The, 232 
Arbuckle, Macklvn. 50. 61, 
74. 75, 99, 164, 168. 
171 
Arbuckle, Roscoe, 233 
Arcadians, The, 115, 117 
Archdale, Alexander, 264 



Archer, Belle, 33 
Archer, John, 307, 309, 

319, 331 
Archibald, William, 285, 

286, 289, 309, 326 
Ardell, Franklyn, 156 
Arden, Edwin, 53, 75, 77, 

139, 140 
Arden. Eve, 285, 286, 289, 

293, 365 
Are You a Crook?, 140 
Are You With It?, 309 
Aren't We All, 203 
Argentinita, 297 
Argyle Case, The, 131 
Aristocracy, 45 
Arizona, 57, 59, 141, 142 
Arlen, Michael, 217 
Arlen, Richard, 307 
Arlequin Poll Par L' Amour, 

Arling, Joyce, 269 
Arliss, George, 67, 71, 84, 
94, 104, 105, 122, 123, 
159, 164. 170, 172, 181, 
183, 186, 189, 210, 212, 
238, 241 
Arliss, Mrs. George. -164, 

165 
Arms and the Girl, 330, 332 
Arms and the Man, 47, 55, 
93, 153, 216, 217, 
329. 330 
Armstrong. Paul, 98 
Armstrong, R. G., 216, 218, 

352 
Arnaud, Yvonne, 231 
Arnez. Desi, 285 
Arno, Sig, 360 
Arnold, Edward, 176, 178 
Arnold, Florine, 126 
Arnold, Roberta, 180, 201 
Arnold, Seth, 260 
Arottnd the Map, 155 
Around the World in 

Eighty Days, 311, 314 
Arragh Na Pogue, 22 
Arrow Maker, The, 125 
Arsene Lupin, 109, 110 
Arsenic and Old Lace, 291 
Arso, Alexander, 277 
Art and Mrs. Bottle, 247 
Arthur, Jean, 259, 264, 265, 

326, 327, 328 
Arthur, John, 152 
Arthur, Julia, 40, 45, 47> 
56, 58, 151, 154, 164, 
166, 172, 186, 201 
Artists and Models, 205, 

221, 234, 235, 249 
As a Man Thinks, 123 
As Husbands Go, 253 
As in a Looking Glass, 31 
As the Girls Go, 321 
As Thousands Cheer, 261, 

262 
As We Forgive Our Debtors, 

315 
As You Desire Me, 253. 254 
As You Like It, 20, 28, 29, 
33, 37, 67, 117, 148, 
149, 202, 293, 315, 326, 
3''7 328 
As You Were, 183, 184 
Ascher, Anton, 161 
Ash. Gordon, 204, 216 
Ash, Sam, 155, 156 
Ashley, Barbara, 331 
Ashley, Joel, 303 
Astaire, Adele, 142, 143, 
171, 177, 188, 197, 213, 
214, 235, 254 
Astaire, Fred, 142, 143, 
171, 177, 188, 197, 213, 
214, 235, 254, 257, 258 
Astar, Ben, 345 
Astonished Heart, The, 273 
Astor, Mary, 307, 308 
At Bay, 139 
At Home Abroad, 271 
At Mrs. Beam's, 224, 226 
Atherton, Alice, 15 
Atta-Boy. 173 
Attack, The, 134 
At»'ell. Pov. 106. 135. 207, 

225, 261 
Atwill, Lionel, 168. 169, 
170, 171, 181, 182, 185, 
186. 211. 212. 216. 217. 
253 
Atictioneer, The, 62. 64. 

67. 100. 141 
Audley. Eleanor. 260 
Aumont. Jean Pierre. 325 
Aunt Jack, 37 
Aunt Jemima. 188. 221. 

233 
Auntie Mame, 358. 359. 

362. 365. 366 
Austin, J. W.. 231 
Austin. Lois. 284 
Austin, Ralph, 137 
Auttimn Crocus. 255 
Auturyn Garden, The, 333, 

336, 337 
Avery, Phvllis, 288 
Aviator. The. 117. 120 
Avon Comedy Four. 173 
Awake and Sin-i. 269, 271 
Awakening of Helena Richie, 

The. 110, 112 
Awful Truth, The, 193, 198 
Aylmer, Felix, 193, 217, 

345 
Aymar. Neva. 108 
Azuma Kabuki Dancers and 

Musicians. 347, 349 
Bab. 182, 183 
Babes in Arms. 277. 278 
Babes in Toyland, 73 
Babette, 73, 74 
Baby Mine, 115, 116, 233 
Bacall, Lauren, 368 
Bachelor Belles, The, 119 
Bachelor Born, 281 
Bachelor Father, The, 239 
Bachelor's Baby, The, 110 



Back to Methuselah, 193, 

198, 365, 367 
Backus, E. Y., 44 
Baclanova, Olga, 219, 221, 

259. 261. 291 
Bacon. Frank. 132. 135. 

145. 168. 169. 185. 191 
Bad Girl, 249 
Bad Man, The, 180. 181 
Bad Seed, The, 347 
Bagels and Yox, 337 
Baileff. M.. 194 
Bailey. Frankie. 54. 133 
Bailey, Pearl, 330, 331, 332 
Bainter, Fay, 134, 163, 165, 

168, 171, 194, 196, 213, 
214, 216, 224. 227, 232, 
238, 239, 253, 259, 263, 
361, 362 

Baird, Dorothea, 94 
Baird, Stewart, 125, 146, 

150, 167, 173 
Bairnsfather, Capt. Bruce. 

168 
Baker. Belle. 127. 143. 236 
Baker. Benny, 293 
Baker. Edythe. 207 
Baker. Ellis. 240 
Baker. Josephine. 275 
Baker. Kenny. 298. 301 
Baker. Lee, 276, 285 
Baker, Mabella, 49 
Baker, Phil, 221, 235, 2,54, 

297 
Bakst, 161 
Balcony, The, 369 
Baldwin, Franca, 355 
Baldwin, Walter, 237 
Balieff, Nikita, 193, 221 
Balin, Ina, 360, 368, 369 
Balkan Princess, The, 127 
Ball, William, 362 
Ballantine, E. J.. 170 
Ballard. Kaye. 348 
Ballet Ballads, 321. 322 
Ballets U. S. A., 365 
Ballon, Marion, 210 
Banco, 194 

Bancroft, Anne, 367, 370 
Bancroft, Helen, 52 
Bancroft, Mrs. Marie 

(Ellie Wilton), 19 
Band Wagon, The, 254 
Bandanna Land, 106 
Bangs. F. C. 21. 22 
Banio Eyes, 293 
Bankhead, Tallulah. 168, 

169, 187. 188. 198. 259. 
264. 269. 272. 274, 276, 
279, 281, 283, 285, 291, 
294, 307, 308, 315, 318, 
320, 347 

Banks, Leslie, 211. 247. 

248. 250. 254, 276, 323 
Bara. Theda (Theodosia 

de Capet). 104. 182, 183 
Baranova, Irina, 303 
Barbara Frietchie, 56 
Barbara's Millioru, 95 
Barbaretti, Burrell, 108, 143 
Barbee, Richard, 168 
Barbier, George W., 210 
Bard, Ben, 207 
Bard, Katharine, 283, 298 
Barefoot Boy With Cheek, 

318 
Barelon, Amelia, 125 
Barker, Jack, 221, 245 
Barker, Margaret, 261, 275 
Barker, The, 231, 232 
Barlow, Reginald, 125, 132, 

160, 240 
Barnabee, H. C, 40 
Barnard, Henry, 308 
Barnes, J. H., 22 
Barnes, T. Roy. 150 
Barnett. Zoe. 143. 228 
Barrault. Jean-Louis, 339, 

341, 361 
Barrett. Edith. 222, 242, 

244, 249, 263, 264 
Barrett, Lawrence, 6, 14, 
15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 
29. 31. 35 
Barrett, Mary, 8 
Barrett, Sheila, 265 
Barrett, Wilson, 36, 37 
Barretts of Wimnole Street, 
The, 250, 251, 252, 307 
Barrie, James M., 66, 76, 
87, 103, 123, 133, 146, 
154, 165, 182 
Barrie, Leslie, 226 
Barrie, Mona, 278 
Barrie, Wendy, 294 
Barrier, The, 330, 331 
Barrison, Mabel, 57. 69. 73, 

74. 102. 106. 107, 108. 
117 

Barry. Arthur. 225 

Barry. Katie, 90 

Barry of Ballymore, 123 

Barry, Philip, 202, 213, 238, 

247, 253. 283, 307, 333 
Barrvmore, Diana, 288, 

290, 291, 308 
Barrymore, Ethel, 46, 48, 

51. 56. 61. 63. 70, 71. 

75, 80. 84. 87. 92. 99. 
101. 116. 123. 125. 133. 
135. 140. 146. 148. 152. 
154. 164. 166. 168. 172. 
176. 179. 185. 186. 191. 
193. 202, 203, 210, 211, 
219. 222. 223. 237. 238. 
249. 253. 263. 265. 277. 
279. 281. 285. 287. 288, 
302, 303, 304 

Barrvmore, Georgie Drew, 

23, 41 
Barrvmore, John, 56, 77, 

81, 85, 87, 92, 99. 100. 

109. 112. 113. 132. 133. 

135. 140. 141. 145. 146. 

158. 159. 164, 165, 168, 

170. 176. 180. 185. 186. 

193, 200 



Barrymore, Katherine Harris, 

170 
Barrymore, Lionel, 53, 56, 

59, 61, 63, 70, 90, 164, 

165, 168, 170, 176. 186. 

190. 205. 219 
Barrymore. Maurice. 17. 20, 

29, 35, 38, 41, 45, 48, 

51, .52, .53, 56, 57 
Bartels, Louis John, 210, 

211 
Barthelmess, Richard, 272, 

275 
Baitlev, Betty, 286 
Barton, James, 179, 205, 

207, 225, 283, 286, 

310, 337 
Barton, May, 131 
Barton, Roxane, 148 
Basehart, Richard, 306 
Basserman, Albert, 303 
Bat, The, 180, 182 
Batchelder, Fannie, 42 
Bateman, Isabel, 15 
Bateman, Kate, 10, 13 
Bates, Allan, 363 
Bates, Blanche, 53, 61, 63, 

70, 71, 88, 103, 104, 

105, 117, 146, 148, 170, 

171, 174, 176, 177, 202, 

205, 216, 219, 261 
Bates, Marie, 30, 64, 141. 

154 
Bates. Salley. 248. 256. 257 
Bathsheba, 315, 316 
Battle, The, 105, 106 
Battles, John, 303, 318 
Battling Butler, The, 205, 

206 
Bauersmith, Paula, 358 
Bauin, L. Frank, 73 
Baum, Vicki, 246 
Bavaar, Tony, 337 
Bavier, Frances, 300 
Baxter, Alan, 267, 269, 

298, 306, 308 
Baxter, Barry, 178, 189 
Baxter, F. Owen, 70 
Baxter, Gladys, 245 
Baxter, Jane, 317 
Baxter, Skippy, 297 
Baxter, Warner, 163, 164 
Bayes, Nora, 106, 107, 108, 

113, 119, 127, 129, 155, 

156, 167, 173, 183, 184, 
195, 197 

Bayley, Caroline, 146 
Bayne, Beverlv, 311. 312 
Be Calm, Camilla, 170, 171 
Be Yourself, 214 
Beach, Lewis, 151, 213 
Beal, John, 256, 261, 272, 

273, 302 
Beal, Royal, 269 
Bean, Adelaide, 259 
Bean, Orson, 345, 351 
Bear, A, 151 
Beasley, Byron, 128 
Beaton, Cecil, 311 
Beatty, Warren, 369 
Beau Brummel, 37, 55, 

157, 159 
Beaucaire, 63 
Beaudet, Rose, 33 
Beautiful Adventure, The, 

147 
Beautiful People, The, 

291 293 
Beauty Shop, The, 149 
Beauty Spot, The, 109 
Beaux Stratagem, The, 238 
Beban, George, 97, 107, 108, 

124, 129, 133 
Because She Loved Him So, 

53 
Becket, 31 

Beckett, Samuel, 355, 365 
Beckley, Gertrude, 154 
Becky Sharp, 52, 53, 56, 

80, 123, 245 
Beebe, Irving, 184 
Beecher, Janet, 112, 115, 
140, 151. 153. 177. 182. 
185. 209. 238. 302 
Beery. Noah. 306. 309 
Beery. Wallace. 102 
Beggar on Horseback, 210, 

213 
Beggars Are Coming to 

Town, 307 
Besear's Opera, The, 184, 

261 
Begley, Ed, 317, 350 
Beban, Brendan, 365 
Behold the Bridegroom, 232 
Behold This Dreamer, 232 
Behrman, S. M., 243, 255, 

339 
Bekefi, Sherer, 110 
Bel Geddes, Barbara. 306, 
307. 328. 329. 333. 
334. 352 
Belafonte. Harry. 344 
Belasco. David. 17. 27. 34, 
3.5, 39, 41, 51, 59, 62, 
67, 70, 88. 93. 109. 
132. 151. 237. 243. 246 
Believe Me, Xantippe, 

140. 141 
Belinda, 168, 172 
Bell. Book and Candle, 

326. 330 
Bell. Digby. 29^ 31. 45, 

73, 75 
Bell, E. Hamilton, 32 
Bell For Adano, A, 303, 304 
Bell, James, 240, 247 
Bell, Marion, 318 
Bella Donna, 134 
Bellamy, Ralph, 298, 300, 

306, 308, 323, 364 
Belle of Bond Street, The, 

149, 150 
Belle of Brittany, The, 113 
Belle of Mayfair, The, 97 
Belle of New York, The, 
45, 49. 52. 63 



Belle's Stratagem, The, 31. 

37 
Bellew. Kyrle. 36. 64, 65, 67, 

76, 77, 78, 79, 88, 98, 
110, 111, 117, 118 

Bells Are Ringing, 359 

Bells, The, 31, 77 

Belmont, August, 109 

Belmont, Mrs. August. See 
Robson, Eleanor 

Belmore, Bertha, 295, 297, 
313, 335 

Belmoie, Daisy, 166 

Belwin, Alma, 189 

Ben Greet's Company, 79 

Ben Hur, 54, 58, 75, 76, 
124, 129, 159 

Ben-Ami, Jacob, 181, 210, 
239, 242, 244, 245 

Benavente, Martinez, 174, 
222 

Benelli, Sem, 176 

Ben-My-Chree, 36, 37 

Bennett, Belle, 187 

Bennett, Constance, 361, 
362, 365 

Bennett, David, 68 

Bennett, Leiia, 180, 244 

Bennett, Lois, 235 

Bennett, Richard, 52, 87, 88, 
94, 96, 103, 106, 122, 
124, 126, 132, 135, 139, 
140, 157, 159, 169, 172, 
180, 181, 187. 189, 193, 
196, 210, 238, 240, 270 

Bennett, Wilda, 123, 139, 

149, 150, 165, 167, 173, 
177, 188, 190, 195, 213 

Bennison, Louis, 153, 164 
Benny, Jack, 225, 249 
Bentley, Irene, 66, 68. 74, 

75, 97 
Beresford, Edmund, 123 
Beresford, Harry, 181, 182, 

193, 196, 244 
Berg, Gertrude, 320, 369 
Bergen, Nella, 49 
Bergen, Polly, 370 
Bergen, Thurlow, 44 
Berghof, Herbert, 370 
Bergman, Henry, 110 
Bergman, Ingrid, 288, 289, 

310 312 
Bergne'r, Elisabeth, 267, 271, 

298, 300, 311, 313 
Berkeley Square, 242, 243 
Berle, Mflton, 265, 285, 298, 

301 
Berlin, Sergeant Irving, 173 
Berlinger, Warren, 346, 367 
Bernard, Benny, 106, 127, 

134, 139, 163, 166, 174, 

176, 193 
Bernard, Dorothy, 283 
Bernard, Sam, 53, 66, 74, 

77, 91, 92, 97, 106, 108, 
112, 113. 119, 135, 149, 

150, 161, 168, 183, 184, 
188, 190, 205 

Bernard, Suzanne, 355 
Bemardine, 339, 340 
Bernhardt, Sarah, 27, 29, 30, 
33, 34, 41, 42. 44. 51, 54, 
59, 116, 117, 125, 143, 
147, 157, 162 
Bernier, Daisy, 282 
Bernstein, Henri, 103 
Bertin, Jack, 195 
Besier, Rudolf, 250 
Best, Edna, 217, 240, 250, 
255, 256, 331, 339, 346 
Best Foot Forward, 293 
Best Man, The, 372 
Best People, The, 211, 213 
Betrothal, The, 170, 171 
Betsy, 127 
Better "Die, The, 168, 170, 

171 
Bettger, Lyie, 296, 322 
Bettis, Valerie, 330, 331, 367 
Betty, 161 

Between the Devil, 277, 278 
Bevans, Philippa, 355 
Beverly's Balance, 152, 154 
Beware of Dogs, 186 
Beyond the Horizon, 180, 181 
Biffl Bang!, 173 
Big Boy, 219, 220 
Big Chance, The, 170 
Big Fight, The, 238, 239 
Big Knife, The, 325 
Big Show, The, 159 
Big-Hearted Herbert, 264 
Bigley, Isabel, 332, 345 
Bill of Divorcement, A, 185, 

188 
Billeted, 164, 165 
Billington, Fred, 35 
Billion Dollar Baby, 309 
BUIionaire, The, 69 
Billy, 110, 113 
Billi, Budd, 333 
Billy Rose's Crazy Quilt, 254 
BUly the Kid, 77 
Bingham, Amelia, 52, 53, 61, 
62, 67, 75, 76, 80, 141, 
142, 171 
Bingham, Joseph, 140 
Binney, Constance, 169, 171, 

176, 178, 236 
Binney, Faire, 182, 186 
Biography, 255, 256 
Biondo, Albert, 313 
Birch, Wyrley, 255, 281 
Bird in Hand, 243 
Bird of Paradise, The, 130, 

131 
Bird, Richard, 211 
Birmingham, Alan, 230 
Bishop Misbehaves, The, 

269, 271 
Bishop, Richard 281, 303 
Bitter Oleander, 269 
Bitter Sweet, 242, 245, 266 
Black Chiffon, 328, 329 
Black Crook, The, 14, 15 
Black Hussar, The, 32, 36 
Black Pit, 267, 269 



373 



Black, William, 68 

Blackbirdi of 1928, 239 

Black-Eyed Susan, 7 

Blackmer, Sidney, 182, 183, 
187, 188, 211, 212, 225, 
236, 240, 253, 303, 311, 
326, 328 

Blaine, Vivian. 332, 345, 367 

Blait, Betsy, 291 

Blair, Helen, 178 

Blair, Janet, 341 

Blair, Mary, 185 

Blaisdell. J. W., 15 

Blake, Grey. 329 

Blake, Katharine, 335 

Blake, Sissle and, 188 

Blakeley, Jaraej, 107 

Blanchar, Dominique, 336 

Blanchard, Kitty, 17, 18, 22 

Bledsoe. Jules. 233 

Bleu You All, 330 

Blessed Event, 256 

Blind Alley, 289. 270 

Blind youth, 164. 165 

Blinn, Holbrook, 61. 88. 98. 
99, 103, 119, 123, 124, 
126, 141, 142, 152, 154, 
159, 164, 170, 171, 174, 

176, 180, 181, 216. 217, 
219, 222. 223. 226 

BlUhe Spirit, 291, 292 
Blitzstein, Marc. 281, 325 
Blondell, Joan, 246. 248, 298. 

300, 361 
Blood. Adele. 143 
Blood and Sand, 186. 188 
Blood Wedding, 365 
Bloodgood. Clara. 61. 70, 71, 

82, 87, 100, 101 
Bloom, Claire, 359, 370 
Bloomer Girl, 303, 305 
Bloomer, Raymond, 172 
Blore, Eric, 225 
Blossom, Henry, 107 
BloMom Time, 188, 189 
Blue, Ben, 285 
Blue Denim, 365, 367 
Blue Flame, The. 182, 183 
Blue Jeans, 38, 41 
Blue Kitten, The, 195, 199 
Blue Moon, The, 97 
Blue Mouse, The, 107, 108 
Blue Paradise, The, 155 
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife, 

186, 189 
Bluebird. The, 117, 118 
Blushing Bride, The, 198 
Blyden, Larry, 366 
Boccaccio, 90 
Body Beautiful, The, 

365, 366 
Bogart, Humphrey. 216. 227. 

236. 257. 261. 268 
Bohnen. Roman, 268 
Boland, Joseph, 363 
Boland, Maiy, 100, 101, 103, 

110. 115. 134, 139, 146, 

148, 149. 169, 172, 174, 

177, 193, 197, 204, 205, 

218, 232, 246, 248, 257. 
258, 259, 271, 294, 296, 
347, 349 

Boles, John, 220, 298. 300 
Boley, May. 55, 91, 143, 173 
Bolger, Bay, 254, 265, 266, 

275, 289, 297, 311, 314, 

321 
Bombo, 186, 188 
Bond, Frederick, 101, 120 
Bond, Rudy, 316 
Bond, Sheila. 341. 348 
Bondi, Beulah, 242 
Bonds of Interest, 174, 176 
Bonehill, Bessie, 42 
Bonfanti, Marie, 14 
Boniface, George C. Jr.. 32 
Boniface. George C, Sr.. 18 
Bonnet. James. 364 
Bonnie Prince Charlie, 44 
Bonstelle. Jessie. 154 
Boom Boom, 245 
Bomerang, The, 151. 152 
Booth. Agnes, 18, 23, 25, 

28, 31, 33. 35, 37, 51 
Booth, Edwin, 8, 11, 12, 13, 

15, 21. 28. 31, 35, 37, 

132, 276 
Booth, John Wilkes, 11, 13 
Booth, Junius Brutus, Jr., 11, 

13, i25. 111 
Booth, Junius Brutus, Sr., 6 
Booth, Shirley. 216. 220. 

261, 268, 277, 285, 288, 

298, 300, 309, 326, 328, 

333, 337, 339, 340, 345, 

347, 353 
BootI«' Baby, 37 
Borden, Lizzie, 259 
Bordoni, Irene. 135. 136. 

167. 169. 171. 183, 184, 

194, 196, 203, 206, 218, 

219, 238, 241, 281, 289, 
290 

Borell, Louis, 291 
Boren, William. 240 
Borge, Victor. 344. 345 
Bom Yesterday, 310. 311. 

Bomed in Texas, 328 
Boshell, Louise. 24 
Rosier. Virginia. 340 
Bosley. Tom. 368 
Boss, The, 123. 126 
Boston Castle Square Stock 

Company. 165 
Both Your Houses, 259. 260 
Boucicault. Aubrey, 51, 62, 

93 125 
Boudcault. Dion. 6, 17, 19, 

21, 34 
Bought and Paid For, 122 
Boulton, Milo, 365 
Bourgeoise Gentilhomme, Le, 

352 
Boumeuf, Philip, 286 
Bowers, James T.. 36 
Bowen. Kenneth, 293 
Bowman, Patricia, 266 
Boy and a Girl, A, 113 
Boy Friend, The, 347. 348 
Boy Meets Girl, 268, 269 
Boy WUh a Cart, The, 

347, 349 
Boyd, Aichie, 116 



Boyd, William, 135, 152, 

210, 211 
Boyer. Charles. 319. 321. 

333. 337. 364 
Boyer. Lucienne. 265. 266 
Boys and Betty, The, 107 
Boys and Girls Together, 289 
Boys From Syracuse, The, 

281, 282 
Boys of Company B, The, 

99, 100 
Bracken, Eddie, 285 
Bradbury, Lane, 368 
Bradley, H. C. 135 
Brady, Alice, 124, 127, 131, 

133, 139, 152, 153, 169, 

170, 181, 182, 188, 194, 
203, 205, 219, 223, 227, 
238, 244, 245, 248, 250, 
252. 253. 255. 258 

Brady. Scott. 369 

Brady. William A., 59. 86, 

67, 105, 153 
Braham, Henry, 39 
Braham, Horace, 223, 242, 

313, 346 
Braham, Lenora, 29 
Braithwaite, Lilian, 217, 218 
Brand, Phoebe, 261. 271. 

275 
Brander. Rose. 129 
Brando, Marlon, 303, 310, 

311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 

316, 320 
Brandon, Henry, 362 
Brandon, Olga, 49 
Brandt, Sophie, 107 
Brass, 23. 25 
Brass Ankle, 250. 253 
Bral, The, 163 
Bravo, 320 

Breakfast in Bed, 181, 182 
Breaking Point, The, 205 
Brecher. Egon. 222 
Breese. Edmund. 44. 88. 109, 

139. 163. 198 
Brennan. Eileen, 369, 370 
Brennan, Jay, 199 
Brennan, Savoy and, 195 
Brent, George, 248 
Brent, Marion, 220 
Brent, Romney, 217. 221. 

245. 247. 254. 256. 312. 

328. 332 
Brewster's Millions, 93. 94 
Brian, Donald, 83, 93, 97, 

98, 109, 111, 127, 141. 

143, 149, 150, 161, 167, 

171, 173, 177, 179, 254, 
285 

Brice, Elizabeth, 108, 131, 

133, 136. 150 
Brice. Fannie (Fanny), 119, 

120, 125, 129, 141. 161. 

167. 171. 173. 179, 180, 

188, 205, 213, 254, 265, 

266. 275 
Bridol lVtg;il. His, 161 
Bride Elect, The. 49 
Bride of the Lamb, The, 223 
Bride of Torozko, The, 264, 

265 
Bride the Sun Shines On, 

The, 253 
Bridge, The, 110, 141, 142 
Brief Moment, 250, 252 
Brigadoon. 315, 318 
Brigands. The, 37 
Brinckerhoff, Burt, 367 
Brisson, Carl, 273, 275 
Brisson, Frederick, 347 
Britten, Benjamin, 321 
Britton, Don, 359 
Britton, George, 338 
Broadway, 222, 223, 227 
Broadway and Buttermilk, 

159 
Broadway Jones, 133, 134 
Broadway to Paris, 135, 137 
Brockbank, Harrison, l43 
Broderick, Helen, 102, 245, 

254, 261, 262 
Broderick, Malcolm, 352 
Broken Dishes, 243, 244 
Bromberg, J. Edward. 303 
Bronte Sisters. 264 
Brook. Clive, 333. 334 
Brooke, Claude, 139 
Brookes, Jacqueline, 349. 362 
Brooks. Alan. 213 
Brooks. David, 303, 305 
Brooks Geraldine, 339, 340 
Brooks, Ina, 77 
Brooks, Martin, 338 
Brooks, Wilson, 328 
Brookyn, May. 38, 41, 50 
Brosset, Colett(, 365 
Brother Officers. 56, 59 
Brother Rat. 272, 273 
Brothers. 238, 239 
Brothers Karamazoff, The, 

201, 231 
Brough, Sidney. 64. 66 
Brough. Williaii Francis. 15 
Brougham. John. 6, 20 
Brown, Anne, 270 
Brown, Chamberlain, 132 
Brown, Frank. 24 
Brown, Harry C, 137 
Brown, Helen Hays, 113 
Brown, Joe E., 183, 219, 

220, 221. 322. 333, 337 
Brown, Josephine. 317, 335 
Brown, Kelly, 366 
Brown, Louise, 221 
Brown, Martin, 135, 137 
Brown. Mrs. Sedley, 15 
Brown of Harvard, 94 
Brown. Pamela. 317. 326. 

330. 362. 369 
Brown, Reed, Jr., 248, 260 
Brown, Robert, 341 
Brown, Russ, 308 
Brown, Vanessa, 341 
Browne, Coral, 359 
Browne, Earle, 74, 99, 115, 

172, 
Browne, George, 8 
Browne. Irene, 119. 264, 

265, 276, 277 
Browne, Maurice, 181 
Browne, Pattie, 44 
Browning Version, The,. 325 
Bruce, Carol, 311, 314 



Bruce, Nigel, 254 
Bruning, Albert. Ill 137 
Bruning. Francesca, 259. 

260. 269. 271. 291 
Bryan. Gertrude, 127 
Bryant. Charles, 134, 166, 

169, 278 
Bryant. Dan. 14, 24 
Bryant, Michael, 369 
Bryant, Nana, 212 
Brynner, Yul, 334. 337 
Bubble, The, 151. 154 
Bubbles. Buck and. 301 
Buccaneer, The, 216. 219 
Buchanan. Jack, 213, 221, 

245, 278, 322 
Buchanan, Virginia, 51 
Buchholz, Horst, 370 
Buck, and Bubbles. 301 
Buck. Inez. 139. 140 
Buckler, Hugh, 254 
Buckler, John, 231, 250 
Buckley, Anna, 74 
Buckley, Guy, 183 
Buckley, May, 84, 141, 217 
Buckmaster, John, 273, 313, 

323, 337 
Buckstone, Rowl and, 39 
Buddies. 177, 179 
Buhler, Richard, 124, 129 
Builder of Bridges. The. 

110, 111 
Buka, Donald, 303, 305 
Bulifant, Joyce, 370 
Bulldog Drummond, 187 
Buloff, Joseph, 298 
Bumgarner, James, 346 
Bunny, John, 90, 91, 106, 

107 
Bunston, Herbert, 218 
Bunfy Pulls the Strings, 

122, 123 
Bunyea, Mabel, 172 
Burbeck, Frank, 134, 166 
Burgess, Neil, 18, 37 
Burke, Billie, 98, 99, 103. 
107. 117. 123. 124. 134. 
136. 140. 147. 149. 164. 
169. 172. 176. 178. 186. 
188. 193. 196. 213, 232, 
265, 298, 299, 302 
Burke, Claire, 139 
Burke, lone, 8, 19, 24 
Burke, Marie, 266 
Burlesque, 231, 233, 310, 

314 
Burnett, Carol, 369 
Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 

74, 76 
Burning Bright, 328, 329 
Bums, David, 284, 309, 

321. 360 
Burr. Anne. 306 
Burrill. Ena. 310 
Burroughs. Marie. 52 
Burt, Frederic. 178, 210 
Burton, Richard, 339 
Bus Slop, 351 
Busby, Amy, 50 
Bushido, 159 
Bushman, Francis X., 107 
Btisiness Before Pleasure, 

163, 166 
Busley, Jessie, 63, 113, 224, 

226 
Buster Brown. 89, 92 
Butler, Charies W., 44 
Butter and Egg Man, The, 

216. 219 
Butterflies, The, 40. 47 
Buttetiiy on the Wheel, A, 

131 
Butterworth, Charies, 225, 
228, 235. 245. 257. 258. 
297 
By Jupiter, 297 
By the Beautiful Sea, 347 
By the Way, 221 
Byam. John. 207 
Bye Bye Birdie, 372 
Byington, Spring. 213. 224. 

255. 263 
Byrd. Sam. 259. 260 
Byrne, Francis, 112, 177, 179 
Byron, Arthur, 48, 103, 151, 
152, 168, 169, 203, 204, 
242, 243, 255, 274 
Byron, Kate (Mrs. Oliver 

Doud). 25 
Byron. Oliver Doud, 25 
Buzzell. Eddie. 195. 199 
Cabin in the. Sky, 289. 290 
Cabot. Eliot. 216, 219, 226, 

232. 237. 246 
Cadell. Jean. 226 
Caesar and Cleopatra, 94. 96, 

216, 217, 323. 335, 337 
Caesar, Sid. 321 
Caesar's Wif, . 176. 178 
Cafe Crown. 295 
Casney. James, 2j2, 246, 

248 
Cahill, Lily, 145, 159, 182, 

183, 237, 269, 283 
Cahill, Marie, 36, 46. 51, 52, 
53, 56, 68, 73, 83, 90, 91, 
97, 104, 107, 119. 124. 
127. 134. 136. 155. 207. 
220. 221. 234. 235. 249 
Caine, Georgia, 56, 73, 75, 

82. 97. 98. 143. 191 
Caine. Hall. 70 
Caine Mutiny Court Martial, 

The, 346. 347 
Caldara. Orme. 99, 100, 127, 

131, 152, 164, 172, 177 
Caldwell, Orville, 180, 183, 

212, 213, 239 
Calhern, Louis, 211, 244, 
283, 293, 296. 302, 303, 
304, 310, 312, 320, 328, 
330 
Calhoun, Eleanor, 36 
Caligula, 372 
Calin, Mickey. 363 
Call It a Day. 272. 273 
Cnll Me Madam, 330. 331 
Call Me Mister, 311. 314 
Call the Doctor. 182 
Callahan. Bill. 311. 312. 325 
Callahan. Margaret. 265 
Callender. Romaine, 263, 

265 
Culling Alt Stars, 265, 266 



Calvert, Catherine, 122, 124, 

127, 188 
Calvert, Louis, 113. 119. 

125. 152, 1.57, 159 
Camel Through the Needle's 

Eye, The, 243 
Cameo Kirby, 110 
Cameron, Beatrice, 55, 93 
Cameron, Elsie, 36 
Cameron, Frances, 137 
Cameron, Hugh, 143 
Cameron, Madeline, 234 
Cameron, Tom, 102 
Camille, 29, 51, 57, 71, 79, 

85, 104, 253, 256 
Camino Real. 342, 345 
Campbell, Colin, 168, 170 
Campbell, Craig, 135 
Campbell, Douglas, 363 
Campbell, Flora, 276 
Campbell, Maurice, 67 
Campbell, Mrs. Patrick, 67, 

82, 85, 104, 117, 147, 

148. 253. 254. 259, 260 
Campbell, Virginia, 284 
Canary Cottage, 167 
Canary, The, 173 
Con-Con, 345 
Candida, 74, 76, 87, 133, 

211, 212, 219, 276, 277, 

294, 310, 314, 339, 340 
Candle in the Wind. 291 
Candlelight. 243 
Candy Shop, The, 112, 113 
Cannon, Maureen, 309 
Cantor. Eddie. 143. 167. 

171. 195. 199. 205, 206, 

234. 235. 239. 241. 293 
Cantor. Nat, 248 
Capek, Josef, 193 
Capek, Karel, 193 
Caponsacchi, 222, 224 
Capoul, Victor, 24 
Cappy Ricks, 176, 178 
Caprice, 237 

Captain Applejack, 183, 187 
Captain Brassbound's Con- 
version, 100, 101. 152.331 
Captain Jinks, 219. 220 
Captaitt Jinks of the Horse 

Marines, 61. 63 
Captain Kidd, Jr., 159 
Captain Lettarblair, 39. 45 
Capt. Swift, 35 
Captive, The, 222, 223 
Carey, Harry, 292, 293 
Carey, Joyce, 217, 230, 355 
Carey, Macdonald, 293, 346 
Carih Song, 308 
Carillo, Leo, 157. 163. 164 
Carle. Richard. 82. 91. 97, 

106, 107, 127, 129, 135, 

143, 155, 161, 249 
Carieton, Claire, 308 
Carlin, Thomas, 355 
Carlisle, Alexandra, 139, 152. 

160, 163, 181, 193, 197, 

209 255 
Carlisle, Kitty, 261, 262, 275, 

297, 321, 346 
Carlson, Richard, 281 
Carlson, Violet, 245 
Carlyle, Francis, 61 
Carman, Miss, 8 
Cormon, 46, 51, 89, 

92, 104 
Carmen Jones, 298, 301 
Carmencita and the Soldier, 

219. 221 
Carminati. Tullio. 242. 

243, 281 
Carmody, John, 213 
Carney, Art, 363 
Carnovsky, Morris, 295, 

298, 300, 361, 362 
Carol, John, 280 
Carousel. 309, 362 
Carpenger. Anne. 210 
Carpenter. Constance. 235 
Carr. Alexander, 100, 102, 

128, 139, 163, 166, 193 
Carr, Jack, 301 
Carr, Lester, 320 
Carr, Michael, 176 
Carrington, Evelyn, 111 
Carrington, Katherine, 258 
Carroll, Albert, 221, 229, 

234 
Carroll, Earl, 239, 254 
Carroll, June, 340 
Carroll, Leo G., 2.56, 261, 

267, 291, 293, 302. 304 
Carroll. Madeleine. 319 
Carroll. Marie. 155. 163. 182 
Carroll. Richard F.. 97 
Corrotj. 70. 71 
Carry Nation, 256 
Carson. Doris. 254 
Carson. Jack. 338 
Carson. Jean. 323 
Carson. Mindy, 366 
Carter. E. Peyton, 103 
Carter, Mrs. Leslie, 41. 48. 

51. .53. 54. .55. 6). 64. 

67, 68, 88, 89, UO, 

117, 118, 141, 185. 187 
Cams. Emma. 101. 102. 

165 
Cary. Claiborn, 363 
Casanova, 203, 204 
Casares, Maria, 364 
Case, Allen, 358. 369 
Case of Becky. The, 134, 

137 
Cose of Clyde Griglths, 

The 275 
Cashel Byron's Profession, 

Cass, Peggy, 358. 372 
Cassidy. Jack. 341. 336 
Casson. Lewis. 361 
Caste, 118. 119 
Castle, Irene (Mrs. Vernon). 

149, 1,50, 167 
Castle, Vernon, 97. 102. 

105. 106. 117. 128, 

149. ISO 
Castle. Mrs. Vernon, See 

Castle. Irene 
Castles in the Air. 41, 229 
Cat and the Canary, The, 

193, 198 
Col and the Fiddle, The, 

254 



Col Bird, The. 181 
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. 

351, 3.52 
Catch of the Season. The, 

90, 92 
Catherine Was Great. 302, 

303, 304 
Catlett, Walter, 173 
Cato, 6 

Caught in the Rain. 95, 96 
Caulfield, Joan. 298, 300 
Cave Dwellers. The, 361, 

362 
Cavendish, Ada, 24 
Cawthorn, Joseph, 53, 66, 
107, 141, 143, 149, 1.50, 
161, 173. 184, 199, 
220 
Cayvan, Georgia, 34, 39 
Ceiling Zero, 269 
Celebrated Case, A, 18, 20, 

153, 154 
Cellar and the Well, The, 

330 
Ccniury Girl, The, 161 
'Ception Shoals, 164, 166 
Certain Party, A, 127, 128 
Chains, 201, 202 
Chalk Dust, 275 
Chalk Garden, The, 351, 

3.53 359 
Chalm'ers, Thomas, 219, 268 
Chambers, Joan, 356 
Champagne Sec. 261, 262 
Champion, The, 186, 191 
Chandler, Helen, 219, 254, 

272, 273, 279 
Chandler, Mildred, 338 
Chanfrau, Frank S.. 6. 7. 15 
C/iongrfings, The. 202. 205 
Channel Road. The. 243 
Channmg. Carol. 321. 323. 

348. 351, 372 
Chantecler. 122, 123 
Chapelle, C. Haviland. 204 
Chaperon, The, 110 
Chapin. Billy, 338 
Chapine, 134, 133 
Chaplin, Sydney. 359 
Chapman, Caroline, 15 
Chapman, Edyth, 71 
Chapman, Lonny, 328 
Chapman, William, 6 
Chard, Evelyn, 189 
Charily Ball, The, 37 
CTioriotnn, The, 193 
Charles /, 31 
Charley's Aunt, 40. 43. 93. 

95. 288. 289. 321, 342 
Chariot's Revue, 213, 221 
Charlotte, 136 
Charm School. The. 181, 

182 
Chatry, Charles, 124 
Chase, Ilka, 272, 273, 275, 

289, 303, 304 
Chase, Justine, 268 
Chase, Mary, 302, 339 
Chase. Pauline, 66, 74, 

118, 119 
Chasen, Dave, 220, 221, 

262 
Chatterton, Ruth, 124, 128, 
137, 14.5, 1.57, 158, 176, 
178, 182, 183, 193, 198, 
202, 205, 213, 216, 219, 
311, 313 
Chaumette. Monique. 364 
Chauve-Souris, 194. 

199. 221 
Chayefsky. Paddy. 355 
Cheaper to Marry. 213 
Cheater, The, 117, 120 
Cheatham, Kitty, 32 
Cheating Cheaters, 157, 158 
Checkers, 75, 76 
Chekhov, Anton, 365 
Ch^ri, 369, 370 
Cherry, Charles, 75, 76, 90, 
91, 105. 108. 117. 120. 
123. 126. 139. 140, 141, 
147, 158, 174, 176, 177, 
18.5. 187 
Cherry Orchard, The, 201. 

238. 239. 302. 303 
Cherry Pickers. The. 31 
Cherryman. Rex. 227. 232 
Chester. Ruth. 135. 158 
Chesterton. G. K.. 164 
Chevalier. Maurice. 247, 237 
Chicago. 222, 224, 226 
Chicken Every Sttnday. 303 
Chiffon. Girl, The. 213 
ChilcoM, Barbara, 355 
Children of Darkness. 248 
Children of Earth. 154 
Children of the Ghetto. 56 
Children of the Moon, 201, 

203 
Cliildren'i Hour, The, 264, 

339. 340 
Chin-Cliin. 149. 150 
Chinese Honeymoon. A.. 68, 

69 
Ching, William, 318 
Chippendale, Lenore, 281 
Chisholm, Robert, 262. 301. 

314 
Chocolate Soldier, The, 109, 

112. 317. 318 
Chorus Lady. The, 93, 95 
Christi, Vito, 308 
Chrislion, Tlie, .50, 56, 71 
Christians, Mady, 280, 291, 

292, 302, 303, 304 
Christie, Audrey, 261, 272, 
273, 274, 293, 298, 299, 
302 
Chrysalis, 256, 2.57 
Chu Chin Chow. 164 
Church Mouse. A. 253. 254 
Church. Sandra. 368 
Churchill. Berton. 134, 216, 

239. 249 
Churchill. Marguerite. 240. 

2.55 
Churchill. Sara, 333, 336, 

337 
Ciceri, Leo, 353 
Cinderella Man. The. 157, 

160 
Circle. The, 185, 187, 279, 
281 



Circus Princess, The 235 

City Directory. The, 41 

Cily, The, 109 

Civic Repertory Company, 
24.5. 246 

Ciuilion Clollics. 177, 179 

Clair De Lune, 185, 186 

Claire, Helen, 260, 281 

Claire, Ina, 122, 126, 127, 
149, 1.56, 161, 163, 165, 
174, 186, 189, 193, 198, 
210, 216, 217, 237, 238, 
253, 236, 264, 272, 274, 
281, 291, 293, 310, 313, 
347 

Claire, Marion. 265. 266 

Clatulestine Marriage, The, 
13 

Clanton. Ralph. 316 

Clarence. 174. 177 

Clarice, 94, 96 

Clark, Barrett, 137 

Clark, Bobby, 214, 2.57, 
258, 266, 275, 285, 290, 
295, 296, 297, 303, 311, 
314, 317, 318, 321, 358, 
359 

Clark, Ernest, 329, 346 

Clark, Harry Corson, 108, 
314, 341 

Clark, Hilda, 32 

Clark, Jinx, 322 

Clark, Kendall, 289, 308 

Clark, Lois F.. 87 

Clark. Marguerite. 68. 73. 
91. 109. 115. lie. 119. 
124. 127. 132. 140, 141 

Clark and McCullough, 195, 
213, 225, 229. 249, 265 

Clark, Wallis, 283 

Clarke, Annie, 22, 32 

Clarke, Gage, 260 

Clarke, George, 23 

Clarke, John Sleeper, 8, 13 

Clary, Robert, 340 

Clary Wilton, 299 

Closh By Night. 291 

Class of 1929. 275 

Clossmofes, 100, 101 

Claudia. 291 

Claw, The, 186, 190 

Claxton, Kate, 22, 37 

Clayton, Bessie, 66, 69, 70, 
83, 90, 97, 103, 113, 

133, 143 
Clayton, Ethel, 111 
Clayton, Jan, 309, 311, 314 
Clayton, Lou, 249 

Cleor All Wires, 236 
Clearing tn the Woods, A, 

362 
Clement, Clay, 171 
Clemow, Valentine, 178 
Cleopatra, 41 
Cliff, Laddie, 143 
Cliffe, Alice Belmore, 292 
Clifford, Kathleen, 131, 133, 

134, 142, 143 

Clift, Montgomery, 271, 283, 

285, 288, 294, 302, 303, 
306, 349 
Clifton, Ada, 11 
Climol, The. 109, 111 
Climbers, The. 61, 62 
Clinging Vine. The 195, 199 
Clive, Colin. 261. 267 
Clod. The. 151, 152 
Clothes, 95, 96 
Clooer, 45 
Clubley, John. 308 
Clutterbuck, 323. 325 
Clyde, June, 293 
Coakley, Marion, 166, 184 
Cobb, Lee J., 323 
Cobra, 211 
Cobum, Charies, 157, 159, 

164, 168, 170, 171, 239, 

263, 264, 273 
Cobnrn. Mrs. Charles. 157. 

159. 170 
Coca. Imogene. 2.57. 258, 

265, 266, 275, 285, 309, 

367 
Cock o' the Walk. 151, 134 
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo, 

325, 365 
Cocktail Tarty. The, 326, 

Coconuts, The. 221 
Coghlan, Charles, 17, 23, 48 
Coghlan, Gertrude, 106, 107 
Coghlan. Rose. 17. 18, 23, 
28, 29, 44, 45. 47, .52, 
76, 78, 113, 119, 125, 
129, 139, 153, 154, 163, 
164 
Cohan and Harris, 106, 115, 

Cohanl George M.. 65, 77, 
83, 93, 96. 106, 108, 122, 
133, 134, 137, 139, 149, 
150, 1.52, 169. 170. 172. 
175. 182. 184. 189. 203, 
217, 219. 235. 243, 259, 
260, 267, 271, 277, 278, 
288 
Cohan. Mrs. George M.. 65 
Cohan. Georgette. 239 
Cohan, Helen, 64, 77 
Cohan, Jerry J.. 64 65. 77 
Cohan. Josephine, 64, 65, 77, 

83 
Cohou Heoue of 1916. The. 

161 
Cohan Revue of 1918, The, 

167 
Cohans, the Four, 34 
Colbert, Claudette, 225, 227, 
231, 232, 237, 240, 244. 
364 
Colby, Marion, 347 
Cold Wind and the Warm, 

The. 365, 367 
Cole, David, 327 
Cole, Jack, 325 
Coleman, Leo, 318 
Coleman, Nancy, 352 
College Widow. The. 81, 83 
Collier, Constance, 103, 106, 
110, HI, 123, 126, 131, 
132, 147. 148. 164. 165. 
170. 237, 242, 248, 255 



374 



CoUier, William, 41, SO, 63, 
69, 81, 85, 95, 96, 103, 
110, 115, 116, 123. 133, 
134, 136, 140, 147, 149, 
150, 157, 160, 169, 171, 

181, 188, 190, 205, 234, 

Collier, William (Buster), Jr., 
103, 106, 147, 150 

CoUiDge, l-atricia, 107, 123, 
127, 141, 142, 146, 147, 
157, 159, 176, 177, 181, 

182, 194, 239, 252, 253, 
255. 283, 285, 315, 317, 

Collins, Janet, 331 

Collins, Jose. 127, 134, 135, 

149, 150, 155 
Collins, Lottie, 38 
Collins, May, 248 
Collins, Miriam, 160 
Collins, RusseU. 250. 275. 

345 
Colonel Newcome, 165 
Col. Sellers, 25 
Colt. Ethel. 265. 281 
Colt. Samuel, 265 
Colton, Victor, 272 
Columbus, Charles, 206 
Coman, Morgan, 100, 160 
Comden, Betty. 303 
Come Back, Little Sheba, 

326. 328 
Come of Age, 263, 265, 341 
Come Out of the Kitchen, 

157, 158 
Come Seven, 182 
Comedy in Music, 345 
Comedy of Errors, A, 32, 34, 

281 
Comet, The, 101 
Comic Opera Company, 55 
Command Decision, 315. 

316. 317 
Command to Love, The, 

231, 232 
ComtTiodore Marries, The, 

243 
Common Clay, 152 
Common Ground, 306, 308 
Compton, Fay, 149, 150. 

237 240 
Compulsion, 360, 361 
Comstock. Nannette, 39. 85. 

96 
Comstock, Ray. 213 
Comtesse Coquette, 100. 101 
Concert, The. 115 
Concert Varieties, 309 
Confidential Clerk, The, 347 
Congai, 238. 240 
Congdon. SteUa. 20 
Conkey. Thomas. 141 
Conklin. Hal. 266 
Conklin. Peggy, 255, 260, 

261, 262, 275. 278. 329 
Conlan, Frank, 273 
Conlow, Peter, 350 
Connecticut Yankee, A, 

235, 301 
Connell, Jane, 355 
Connelly, Marc. 213. 246 
Conness. L. E.. 166 
ConnoUy, Walter, 247, 250, 

255 269 271 
Connor, Whitfield, 321, 323 
Conor, Harry. 108. 133 
Conquerors, The, 52 
Conquest, Ida. 49, 57, 120 
Conroy, Allen, 340 
Conroy, Frank. 151. 244. 280 
Conscience, 213. 339 
Conspiriicu. The, 134, 136 
Constant Sinner, The, 253 
Comtnnt Wife, The, 222, 

223, 333, 335 
Consul, The, 327, 330 
Conte, John. 318. 332 
Conte, Nicholas, 295, 296 
Continental Varieties, 265 
Contrast, The, 6 
Conversation Piece, 264, 265 
Conway, Charles, 305 
Conway, Minnie, 11 
Conway. Shirl. 372 
Cook. Barbara, 363, 372 
Cook, Clyde, 179 
Cook, Donald, 291, 308, 

333, 348 
Cook, Elisha, Jr., 259, 260 
Cook, Joe, 205, 213. 239, 

240, 249, 261, 262, 289 
Cook, Madge Carr, 61, 81, 

Cook, Olga, 188, 189 
Cooke, George Frederick. 6 
Cooksey, Curtis, 171, 183 
Cookson, Peter, 315. 323 
Coolidge, Philip, 284. 363 
Coombs. Jane, 15 
Cooper. Anthony Kemble. 

302 
Cooper. Frank Kemble. 

166. 168 
Cooper. Gladys, 263, 264, 

271, 272, 273, 280, 281, 

295, 353, 359 
Cooper, Greta Kemble, 178 
Cooper, Harry, 143 
Cooper. Jackie. 325, 333, 

337, 348 
Cooper, Jane, 185 
Cooper, Melville, 271, 337, 

341 
Cooper, Thomas Abthorpe, 6 
Cooper, Violet Kemble, 186, 

191, 209, 224, 248 
Coote, Robert, 355, 357 
Cope. John, 145 
Copeland, Joan, 323 
Copperhead, The, 168. 170 
Coquelin, Benoit Constant, 

35, 37, 45, 54. 59 
Coquette, 231. 232 
Corbelt. James J. 83. 85, 93 
Corbett. Leonora. 291. 292, 

314 
Cordelia's Aspirations, 42 
Cordner, Blaine, 260, 262 
Cordon, Norman. 317 
Co-Responden( Unknouyn, 

Corey, Wendell. 307, 309 

Corey, WiUiam E.. 69 

Com Is Green, The, 287. 288 



Cornell, Katharine, 153, 159, 
160, 164, 185, 187, 188, 
202, 203, 204, 211, 212, 
216, 217, 231, 237, 241, 
247, 250, 251, 252, 256, 
259, 260, 263, 264, 267, 
272, 276, 277, 283, 284, 
292. 293, 294, 298, 307, 
310, 312, 313, 315, 317, 
325, 333, 335, 342, 345, 
350, 351, 365, 366, 372 

Comer, James, 280 

Cornered, 181 

Coronet of the Duchess, The, 
82 

Corri, Adrienne, 338 

Corrigan, Emmett, 40. 124. 
132. 145. 148. 169. 186 

Corsairs, The, 33 

CortheU. Herbert. 110. 112. 
167 

Cost Sia, 201 

Cossart. Ernest. 205. 237 

Costello. Diosa. 285 

Costello. Lou. 285. 286 

Cotopouli. Marika. 247 

Gotten. Joseph. 259. 260. 
276. 280. 284. 345. 367 

Cotter. Jayne. 308 

Cotton, Lucy, 157, 158, 174 

Cottrelly, Mathilda, 31, 32, 
36, 120, 168 

Cotts, Campbell, 340 

Couldock, C. W., 38 

Coulouris, George, 270, 276, 

280, 298, 300 
Coulter, Kay, 302 
Counsellor-at-Latu, 252, 253 
Count Me In, 297 

Count of Luxembourg, The, 

134, 135 
CounlereHoclt, 298, 300 
Countess Maritza, 225, 229 
Country Boy, The, 115 
Country Chairman, The, 74, 

75 273 
CouTitry Cousin, The, 163 
Country Girl, The, 30, 326, 

331 
Country Mouse, A., 70 
Country Sport, A, 48 
Country Wife, The, 272, 

361, 362 
Country Fair, The, 37 
Courage, 238 
Courtenay, Margaret, 364 
Courtesan, 249 
Courtin' Time, 333, 337 
Courtleigh, Stephen, 279 
Courtleigh, William, 44, 

55, 61, 62, 67, 79, 89, 90, 

91, 97. 109. 110. 124. 

134, 137, 138, 139, 140, 

142, 145, 154, 164, 176, 

178, 187, 209, 210, 238 
Courtneidge, Cicely, 221, 

316, 317, 318 
Courtney, Inez. 234 
Cousin Baiy, 90. 92 
Cousin Kate, 75. 76. 133 
Cousin Lucy, 154. 155 
Cowan. Jerome. 269. 342, 

367 
Coward, Noel, 217, 218, 232, 

239, 242, 250. 252. 259. 

260. 265. 267. 273. 291. 

347. 355. 360. 361. 363 
Cowell. Sydney. 20. 27. 63 
Cowl. Jane. 77. 80, 109, 110, 

115. 116. 119. 131. 152. 

163. 164. 170. 172. 176. 

177, 191, 194, 201, 202, 

211, 212, 217, 231, 233, 

245, 247, 249, 256, 257, 

263, 264, 267, 289, 281, 

288, 289, 315, 317 
Cowles, Chandler, 314 
Cowles, Eugene, 51, 55, 124, 

127, 133 
Cowley, Harry, 140 
Cox. Ray. 145 
Crabtree. Lotta. 6. 9. 13 
Cradle Snatchers, The, 216. 

Cradle Song, The, 230. 231 
Cradle Will Rock, The. 

281. 317 

Craie. Charles G.. 41 
Craig. Helen. 288. 293. 344 
Craig. John. 49. 164. 165. 

194. 196. 209 
Craig's Wife, 216. 217. 315. 

317 
Crandall. Edward. 237. 242. 

261 
Crane, James, 182, 183, 209 
Crane, William H., 21, 28. 

32. 34. 35. 39. 41. 47. 58. 

59. 94. 103. 106. 123, 

124, 126, 141, 142 
Crater, Allene, 115. 207, 249 
Craven, Frank, 122, 145, 

154, 159, 160, 167, 180, 

232, 248, 257. 279. 302 
Craven. John. 279, 289 
Craven. Robert, 346 
Craven, Ruby, 160 
Crawford, Broderick, 276 
Crawford, Cheryl, 271, 311 
Crawford, Clifton, 68, 106, 

107, 126, 161, 176 
Crawley, Sayre, 222, 230, 

Crazi) With the Heat, 293 
Creole Fashion Plate, The, 

228 
Cretan Woman, The, 347, 

349 
Crews, Laura Hope, 77, 94, 

96, 139. 149, 164, 165. 

171. 186. 187, 202. 210. 

216. 217, 218. 226. 237. 

240. 259, 261, 262 
Cricket on the Hearth, The, 

71 
Crime, 231 
Crime and Punishment, 315, 

318 
Criminal at Large, 255 
Criminal Code, The, 242, 

243 
Crinoline Girl. The, 146 
Crisis, The, 70 
Criss Cross, 225 
Criric, The, 153. 310 



Crompton. W. H.. 103 
Cromwell. Helen. 240 
Cromwell. John. 152. 237. 

338. 345 
Cronyn. Hume. 333. 335 
Cropper. Roy. 228 
Crosby. Juliette. 241 
Crosman, Henrietta. 37. 54. 
59. 67. 77. 78. 110. 123. 
140. 157. 158. 159. 201. 
203, 224, 226, 227, 231, 
238 
Cross, Richard, 365, 366 
Cross, Wellington, 156, 220 
Cross-Ways, The, 71 
Crolhers. Rachel. 147. 182. 

213 255 
Grouse'. Russel. 283. 306. 

355 
Crowded Hour, The, 170. 

172 
Crowe. Eileen. 257 
Crowley. Ann. 337, 338 
Crown Prince, The, 81, 233 
Crucible, The, 342, 344 
Grume, Camilla, 131 
Crumit, Frank, 188, 189 
Cui, The, 117 

Cuddles (Lila Lee), 149, 150 
Cumberland, John. 145, 153, 

166, 177 
Gummings, Constance, 263, 

280 
Gummings, Irving, 105, 106 
Gummings, Robert, 337 
Gummings, Vicki. 302. 315. 

316. 342 
Cunningham, Arthur, 120 
Cunningham, Roland. 82 
Cure for Curables, A, 169. 

172 
Curious Savage, The, 328 
Curtain Rises, The, 259 
Cusack. Cyril. 380 
Cushman. Charlotte. 6. 8. 

13, 14, 21, 25 
Cushman. Sarah. 14 
Cymbeline, 94. 95. 202 
Cynara, 250 
Cynthia, 75. 76 
Cyrano de Bergerac, 54. 55. 
59. 201. 203. 223. 273. 
311. 312. 342 
Czarina, The, 193. 196. 197 
DaboU. WilUam S., 34 
Daddies, 169, 170 
Daddy Long-Legs, 145 
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting, 

186 
Daffy Dm, 195, 199 
DaSydil Girls, 129 
Dagger and the Cross, The, 

56-57 
Dogmar, 203 
Dailey, Peter F„ 48, 54, 59, 

69, 103 
Dairymaids, The, 102 
Daisy, 358 

Daisy Mayme, 224, 226 
Dale, James, 193, 242, 259, 

261 
Dale, John, 191 
Dale, Margaret, 63, 67, 70, 
90, 106, 107. 179, 209, 
216, 255, 292. 302 
Dale. Ruby. 98 
Dale. Smith and. 297 
Dall. John. 302, 319 
Dalton, Charies, 125, 148, 

255 
Dalton, Doris, 267, 279, 313 
Dalton, Dorothy, 176 
Daly, Arnold, 53, 74, 76, 
87, 93. 99. 100. 132. 140. 
153. 157. 159. 180. 181. 
194. 199 
Daly. Augustin. 13. 17. 26. 
29. 31. 32. 33. 37. 61, 80 
Daly, BIythe, 204 
Daly, Dan, 48, 51, 65 
Daly, H. F„ 8, 21 
Daly, James, 337, 338, 364 
Daly, Sally, 143 
Damaged Goods, 139, 140 
Damask Cheek, The, 294, 

295, 296 
Dame Nature, 281 
Damita, Lily, 245 
Damn Yankees, 351, 353, 

358, 359 
Dana, Leora, 327. 344. 372 
Dana. Viola. 139. 140. 142 
Dancing Around, 149 
Dnneing Giri. The. 205. 207 
Dancing Mothers, 210. 211. 

212 
Dancing Partner, 246 
Dane. Clemence. 185. 263 
Daneel. Sylvia. 361 
Danforth. William. 177. 258 
Dangerous Comer, 255. 256 
Danicheffs, The. 20. 21. 25 
Daniel. Tom. 69 
Daniell. Henry. 210. 268, 

310, 313, 314 
Daniels, Frank, 55, 57, 68, 

74, 91, 101, 102, 113 
Daniels, Mark, 298. 300, 

315, 317, 350. 351 
Danilova. Alexandra, 265, 

266, 366 
DanUes, The, 18, 25 
Dann, Roger, 345 
D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 71 
Dante, 74. 77 
Dante. Jeanne. 273 
Dantine. Helmut. 316. 332 
Donton's Death. 232. 279 
Daphrui Laureola. 328. 332 
Darcel. Denise. 331 
D'Arcy of the Guards, 65 
Dark at the Top of the 

Stairs, The. 361. 362 
Dark Eyes, 298. 300 
Dark Is Light Enough, The, 

350. 351 
Dark of the Moon, 306. 307 
Darl! Rosaleen, 177. 178 
Dark Tower, The, 259 
Dark Victory, 264 
Darkness at Noon, 333 
D'Arle. Yvonne. 225 
Darling. Bessie. 24 
Darhng. Jean. 309 



Darling of the Gods, The, 

70. 71 
Darvas. Lili. 231, 232. 303. 

306. 307 
d'Arville. Camille. 51 
da Silva. Howard. 298. 368 
Daughters of Atreus, 273, 

275 
Daughters of Heaven, The, 

134 
Daughters of Men, The, 95 
Dauphin. Claude. 311. 312. 

326. 327. 352, 372 
Dauvray. Helen. 25. 32 
Davalos. Richard. 350. 353 
Davenport. Edward Loomis. 

6. 7. 9. IS. 22. 30 
Davenport. Mrs. E. L.. 15 
Davenport. Eva. 191 
Davenport. Fanny, 17, 20, 
21, 23, 29, 30, 43, 47, 
74. 127. 138 
Davenport. Harry. 25. 45, 

51, 168. 170. 185 
Daver. Minoo. 345 
David Garrick, 29. 61. 81. 

85. 159, 180 
David Harum, 58, 59 
Davidge, William. 11 
Davies. Marion, 155, 156. 

165. 167 
Davies. Phoebe. 52. 74 
Davies. Reine. 143 
Davis, Bessie McCoy, 177 
Davis, Bette, 243, 244. 339. 

341 
Davis. C. B.. 76 
Davis. Edgar B., 225 
Davis, Fay, 51, 87, 90 
Davis, Franklyn, 272 
Davis, Jessie Bartlett, 41, 51 
Davis, Owen, 140, 152, 202 
Davis, Richard, 308 
Davis, Richard Harcling, 81 
Davis, Sammy, Jr., 355 
Davy Crockett, 21 
Dawn. Hazel. 122. 143. 149, 
150. 161. 174. 185. 187. 
205. 207. 225 
Dawn. Hazel. Jr.. 325 
Dawn of Tomorrow, The, 

109 
Dawson. Hal K.. 255 
Dawson. Mark, 318. 322. 

363 
Day Before Spring, The, 309 
Day. Edith. 167. 177. 195, 

205, 207 
Day, JuUette, 132, 135, 157, 

167, 183 
Day, Marie L., 198 
Days Without End, 264 
Dazie, Mile.. 102, 105, 

106, 127 
Dead End, 267, 269 
Deadly Game, The, 372 
Dean, Jack, 142 
Dean, James, 346 
Dean, Jo Ann, 293 
Dean, John, 264 
Dean, Julia, 6, 10, 68, 70. 
77. 94. 99. 101. 109. 
111. 122. 140. 142. 145. 
146. 177. 179. 181 
De Angelis. Jefferson. 41. 46. 
90. 91. 100. 102. 109. 
119. 120. 143. 167. 191 
Dear Brutus, 170 
Dear Charles, 347 
Dear Liar, 372 
Dear Me, 187. 191 
Dear Octopus, 283. 284 
Dear Old Charlie, 134 
Dear Ruth, 302 
Dear Sir. 213 
Dearest Enemy, 219. 221 
Dearring. Mary Lee. 346 
Death of Tintagiles, The, 

159 
Death Takes a Holiday, 

242. 323 
de Belleville. Frederic. 41. 

44 
Deburau. 181. 182 
Debutante, The. 149. 150 
de Gapet. Theodosia. See 

Bara. Theda 
Decision, 303 
de Cisneros. Eleanora. 172 
Decker. Edith. 155 
Declassie, 176. 179 
De Cordoba. Pedro. 112. 

152. 171. 211. 212, 264 
Deebank, Felix, 362 
Deep Are the Roots, 306, 

307 
Deep Blue Sea, The, 339, 

341 
Deep Mrs. Sykes, The, 306, 

308 
Deep Purple, The, 122, 124 
Defender, The, 68 
De Haven, Carter, 74, 91, 
107, 119, 120, 143, 167, 
173 
De Havilland, Olivia, 337, 

339, 340 
Deighton, Marga Ann, 338 
Dekker, Albert, 370 
De Koven, Roger, 353 
Delafleld, Ann, 224, 228 
De Lancey, 90 
Deland, Annie, 11 
Delany, Maureen. 256. 257 
De Leo. Don. 309 
Delf. Harry. 161 
Delmore. Ralph. 99 
Delroy. Irene. 220. 221. 

245 
de Luce. Virginia, 340 
Deluge, The, 165 
DeLuxe Annie, 163 
Delysia, Alice, 183, 184, 205 
De Mar, Carrie, 68, 101, 

102 
DeMarco, Sally, 297 
DeMarco, Tony, 297 
Demarest. Frances, 116, 

156, 177 
de Mille, Cecil B.. 61. 62. 

64. 98. 99 
DeMille. Henry C. 35 
de Mille. William C.. 98 
Deming. Will. 145 



Demi-Virgin, The, 185 
Dempsey. Jack. 238. 239 
de Neergaard. Beatrice. 222. 

270 
Dengel. Roni. 364 
Denham. Reginald, 302 
Denise, 51 
Denman Thompson and 

Company. 59 
D'Ennery. Guy. 211 
Dennis. Nick. 318 
Denniston, Reynolds, 281 
Denny, Reginald. 154. 366 
Denton. Grahan, 351 
DePew. Joseph. 189 
Derr. Richard. 323. 325. 

331. 341 
Derwent. Elfrida. 268 
Desert Song, The, 225. 226. 

228 
Design for a Stained Glass 

Wimlotu. 328. 329 
Design For Lining. 259. 260 
Desire Under the Elms, 210. 

211. 339. 340 
Desk Set, The, 351. 353 
Deslys. Gaby. 125. 129. 141. 

143. 145. 149. 150. 155 
Desmond. Johnny. 367 
De Soria. Finita. 191 
Desperate Hours, The, 351 

352 
Destry Rides Again, 369 
Detective Story, 323 
Detour, The, 185. 186 
DeVere. George F.. 32 
Devereaux. Jack. 174 
Devereaux. John Drew, 283 
Devil and the Cheese, The, 

224 
Devil in the Cheese, The, 

223 
Deoil Passes, The, 255 
Devil, The, 104. 105 
Devil's Disciple, The, 50. 55. 

201. 204. 327, 328 
Deto Drop Itm, 205 
Dewhurst. Colleen. 372 
De Wilde. Brandon. 326, 

328 
Dewitt, Camilla, 340 
De Wolfe, Elsie, 32, 47, 65, 

68, 75, 76 
Dexter, ElUott, 99, 139 
Dhery, Robert, 365 
Dial "M" For Murder, 339. 

341 
Diamond Lil, 237. 238. 323 
Diary of Anne Frank, The, 

350. 351. 361 
Dickens. Charles. 15. 73 
Dickey. Annamary. 318 
Dickinson. Emily. 246 
Dickson. Charles. 48 
Dickson. Dorothy. 149 
Dickson. Muriel. 264 
Dictator, The, 81. 85 
Diener. Joan. 343 
Dietz. Ella. 19 
Dietz, Linda, 18 
Different, 185 
Di Ceriando, Maria, 348 
Digges, Dudley, 174, 176, 

181. 182. 183. 186. 187. 

205. 210. 237, 240. 277. 

279. 280. 290. 295. 310 
Dill. Kolb and. 173 
Dill. Max. 105 
Dilley. Dorothy. 254 
Dillingham. Charles B.. 83. 

87, 159 
DUlman, Bradford, 359 
Dillon, R. J.. SO 
DiLuca. Dino. 340 
Dillworth. Gordon, 357 
Dinehart. Alan. 181. 193. 

196. 199. 201. 203. 204. 

213. 289 
Dingle. Charles. 285 
Dinner at Eight, 255 
Diplomacy, 18. 25. 45. 63. 

119. 146. 148. 238. 239 
Discovering America, 132 
Disenchanted, The, 364. 365 
Dishonored Lady, 247 
Disraeli, 122. 123. 165 
Distaff Side, The, 263 
Distant Drums, 255 
Ditrichstein. Leo. 40. 51. 89. 

109. 115, 140, 149, 151, 

152, 153, 154, 164, 166, 
181, 183, 186 

Divided by Three, 263, 264 
Dioorcons, 70, 99, 141, 142 
Dix, Richard, 147 
Dixey, Henry E., 31, 32, 41. 

45. 56. 90. 91. 105. 107. 

124. 147. 159. 164. 165, 

194, 196, 224, 227 
Dixon. Adele. 278 
Dixon. Doyle and. 149 
Dixon. Jean. 243. 244. 246. 

255. 289. 308. 358 
Doane. Frank. 133, 173 
Dockstader. Lew. 48. 83 
Dockstader, Primrose and, 

54. 58. 83 
Dr. BiU, 38. 41 
Doctor De Luxe, 127 
Dr. Faustus, 277 
Dr. JekuU and Mr. Hyde, 

33. 55 
Doctor's Dilemma, The, 

153. 154. 231. 292. 293 
Dodd. Lee Wilson. 202 
Dodson. J. E.. 32. 53. 70. 

71. Ill 
Dodsworth, 263 
Doing Our Bit, 167 
Dolan. Anton. 305 
DoH Girl. The. 143 
Dollar Prirwess, The, 109. 

Ill 
Dollars and Sense, 31 
DoU's House, A, 70, 101, 

168, 276, 278 
DoUv Sisters, 125, 129, 131, 

135. 137. 159. 161. 213 
Dolly Varden, 68. 69 
Dolly. Yanci. 141 
Dolores. 171. 179 
Dominico. Michael. 340 
Don Caesar de Bazan, 63 
Don Caesar's Return, 63 
Don luan, 185. 186 



Don Juan In Hell, 333. 337 
Don. Laura. 29 
Donahue. Jack. 214, 220. 

236. 239. 245 
Donaldson. Arthur. 73 
Donath. Ludwig. 372 
Doner. Kitty. 149 
Donlevy. Brian. 248. 261, 

263. 265 
Donnelly. Dorothy. 76. 94, 

115, 116. 118. 148. 147 
Donnelly. Edward. 51 
Donnelly. Leo. 155. 265 
Donnelly. Ruth. 184 
Donovan. King. 367 
Dooley. John. 173 
Dooley. Ray. 184. 188. 225, 

229, 234, 235, 265, 266 
Doming, Charles, 322 
Doro, Marie. 69. 74. 80. 84. 

89. 90. 94. 96. 100. Ill, 

117, 131, 132, 133. 136. 

139. 141. 146. 148. 185. 

186 
Dorothy Vernon of Haddon 

Hall, 75. 78 
Dorr. Dorothy. 104 
D'Orsay. Lawrence. 59. 76. 

77. 123. 124. 125. 129. 

134. 143. 232 
Dorziat, Mile. Gabrielle. 147 
Doty. Cariotta. 124 
Double Door, 259. 261 
Doughgirls, The, 294. 296 
Douglas. Byron. 51 
Douglas. Edward. 184 
Douglas. Kenneth. 146 
Douglas. Kirk. 294. 307 
Douglas. Melvyn. 246. 247. 

263. 264. 323. 325. 333. 

339. 341. 359. 360. 361, 

372 
Douglas. Paul. 311. 313. 360 
Douglas. Robert. 252 
Douglas. Susan. 310 
Douglass. David. 6 
Douglass. Mrs. David. 6 
Douglass. Margaret. 274. 

295. 296. 303. 305 
Douglass. Stephen. 348. 353 
Douthitt. Wilfred. 149 
Doue. The, 216. 217, 219 
Dover, Road, The, 185, 187 
Dovey, Alice, 149, 150, 

155, 156 
Dowd. Elwood, 302 
Dowling, Eddie, 188, 195. 

228. 265. 281. 284. 295. 

306. 336. 337 
Downey. Morton. 231. 234 
Downs. Johnny. 309 
Doyle and Dixon. 149 
D'Oyly Carte Opera 

Company. 264. 285. 321. 

322. 337 
Dracula, 231. 233 
Drago. Kathleen. 128 
Drake Alfred. 278. 281. 282, 

285, 286, 289, 293, 294, 

298, 305, 320, 321, 322, 

343. 361, 362 
Drake, Christopher, 366, 370 
Drake, Josephine, 185 
Drake, Samuel, 6 
Dramatist Guild 315 
Draper, Paul, 297 
Draper, Ruth, 159, 181, 

257, 258, 344, 345 
Dream Gir(, The, 213, 214, 

306, 307, 309, 338 
Dream Maker, The, 185, 186 
Dreber, Virginia, 26 
Dreher, Virginia, 32 
Dresser, Louise, 97, 102, 

112, 113, 135, 167, 173 
Dressier, Eric, 270 
Dressier, Marie, 40, 45, 48, 

51, 53, 61, 66, 83. 93, 

113, 119, 143, 149, 205, 
207 

Dressier, Trini, 205 
Drew, Georgia, 23 
Drew, John, Sr.. 6 
Drew. John. 17. 26. 29. 30. 
32. 33. 34. 37. 39. 40, 
45, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 
53, 57, 59, 61, 63, 70, 
80, 85, 90, 93, 94, 98, 
99, 103, 110, 115, 117, 
123. 134, 139, 140, 144, 
145, 146, 148, 152, 153, 
158, 159, 181, 185, 187, 
202, 231 
Drew, Mrs. John. See 

Lane. Louisa 
Drew. Louise. 145 
Drew. Sidney. 41. 46. 88. 

90. 110. 113. 170 
Drew. Mrs. Sidney. 52. 

169. 170 
Drifting, 194 
Drinkwater. John. 202 
Drivas. Robert, 366 
Drouet, Robert, 58, 70, 116 
Dmce, Herbert, 194 
DrunJrard. The, 266 
Du Barry, 63. 64, 67, 

68, 88, 257 
Du Barry Was a Lady, 

285, 286 
DuBoise, Grace, 134 
Duchess of Dantzic, The, 88 
Duchess of Malfi, The, 311, 

313 
Duchess, The, 127 
Dudley, Doris, 274, 289 
Duel of Angels, 372 
Duel, The, 94, 96 
Duffy, Henry, 178 
Duke of Killicrankie, The, 

80, 85, 154 
Duke, Patty, 369, 370 
Duke, Robert, 358 
Dufcv, 185, 188 
Dumke, Ralph, 314 
Dummy, The, 145, 146 
Dunbar, Janet, 125 
Duncan, Augustin, 174, 176, 

223 
Duncan. Isadora. 51 
Duncan. Mary. 224 
Duncan. Rosetta. 167. 213, 

214 
Duncan Sisters, 167, 179, 
184 



375 



t)uncan, Todd, 270, 289, 

Duncan, Vivian, 167, 213, 

214 
Dunce Bou. The, 216, 219 
Dunham, Katherine, 289. 

290, 299. 308 
Dunn, Emma, 98, 99, 115, 

132, 133, 152, 153, 
159, 160 

Dunn, James, 289, 322 
Dunn, Kathy, 368 
Dunn, Ralph, 367 
Dunne, Eithene, 310 
Dunne, Irene, 213 
Dunnock, Mildred, 310, 312, 

323, 345, 352 
Dupree, Minnie, 40, 45, 61, 

80, 82, 94, 95, 181, 277, 

298, 311 
Durante, Jimmy, 245, 249, 

261, 271, 275, 289 
Duryea, Din. 281. 285 
Duse, Eleanora. 42, 45, 

71, 201, 208 
Duval, Franca, 366 
Dwyer, Ada, 124 
Dyas, Ada, 19, 24, 26, 45 
Dybbuk, The, 223 
Dynamo, 244 
Dyott, John, 15 
Eagles, Jeanne, 127, 163, 

165. 169, 170, 181, 183, 

193, 231, 232, 236 
Eagle Has Two Heads, The, 

315, 316 
Eames, Clare, 187, 209, 211, 

218, 222, 227 
Earl and the Girl, The, 91 
£ori Carroll's Sketch Book, 

271 
Earl Carroll's Vanities, 221, 

225, 228. 229. 249 
Earl of Tawtucket, The, 

78, 77 

Earle, Virginia, 48, 50, 

51, 82 
Early to Bed, 301 
Earth, The, 152 
Easiest Way, The, 109, 188 
East Is West, 168 
East hynne, 13 
East of Suez, 193, 197 
Easton, Richard, 364 
Eastward in Eden, 317 
Easy Come, Easy Go, 216 
Easy Dawson, 90, 91 
Easy Virtue, 217 
Eaton, Charles, 240 
Eaton, Doris, 166, 185, 231 
Eaton, Mary, 177, 188. 193. 

195, 205. 206. 234. 235 
Ebsen. Buddy. 257. 258, 314 
Ebsen, Vilma, 258 
Ebume, Maude. 145. 147 
Eccles. Jane. 358 
Ed Wynn Camitial, 183. 184 
Eddinger, Wallace, 38, 79, 

101, 109, 117, 120, 131, 

133, 139, 151, 152, 178. 
178, 185, 187. 224, 231 

Edeson. Robert, 52. 61, 62. 

67. 89. 91. 100. 101, 106. 

110, 139, 140, 152. 172 
Edgard. Lewis. 166 
Ediss. Connie, 102 
Edmondson, Annie, 24 
Edmund Burke, 89. 92 
Edney. Florence. 274 
Edouie. Willie. 32 
Edward, My Son, 319 
Edwardes, Paula, 68. 73. 74 
Edwards. Alan. 207 
Edwards. Charles. 152 
Edwards. CliS. 214, 270 
Edwards, Gus, 149, 281 
Edwards, Hilton, 319, 321 
Edwards, Samuel. 108 
Eggerth, Marta, 289, 290, 

301, 309 
Eglevsky. Andre, 281 
Ej&en Asthore, 95, 96 
£1 Capitan, 51 
Eldred, Arthur, 183 
Eldridge, Florence, 193. 196. 

283. 284, 291, 293, 294, 

310, 312, 328, 332, 333, 

337, 359 
EUctra, 104, 154, 231, 

233, 339 
Electricity, 117 
Elektra, 247 
Eler3aiing a Husband, 133, 

135 
Eley, Helen. 156 
Eliot. T. S.. 275. 326, 365 
Elizabeth, the Queen, 247 
EUerbe, Harry. 250, 267, 

268, 273 
Ellington, Duie, 247 
Elliott, Capt. Arthur, 168 
Elliott, Denholm, 332 
Elliott, Gertrude, 75, 77, 

79, 94, 96, 133, 141 
Elliott, Madge, 330 
Elliott, Maxine. 51. 53. 55. 

57, 82, 65, 70, 76, 78. 90, 

91. 110, 117, 166, 181, 

182, 194 
ElUott, WUliam, 95. 118. 

119, 148. 148. 163, 165 
EUis, Charles, 211 
Ellis, Edith, 105 
EUis, Edward, 115, 141, 

142, 145, 226 
Ellis, Evelyn, 231 
ElUs. Mary. 203. 213. 214, 

233, 242, 245, 248 
Ellis. MelviUe, 127 
Ellis, Walker. 213 
Elliston. Clara. 49 
Elliston. Grace. 88. 105 
Ellsler. Effie. 26. 182 
Elmer the Great. 238, 239 
Elsie Janis and Her Gang, 

195 197 
Eisam'. Isobel. 225, 327 
Elssler, Fanny, 6 
Elston, Robert, 370 
Eltinge, Julian, 83, 107, 

127, 128, 148. 154. 155. 

221. 236 
Elton. Ernest. 77 
Embezzled Heaven, 302. 

303, 304 



Emerson. Faye. 320. 328, 

332, 367 
Emerson, Hope, 248, 250, 

275 
Emerson, John, 134, 136 
Emery, Edward, 219 
Emery, Gilbert, 187, 202 
Emery, John, 270, 274, 330 
Emery, Katherine, 264 
Emhardt, Robert, 320 
Emmett, John K., 13, 15 
Emmett, Katherine, 141, 264 
Emperor Jones, The, 180, 

182, 183 
Empire Stock Company, 62 
Enchantress, The, 124, 127, 

129 
End As a Man, 343, 345 
End of Summer, 272, 274 
Endgame, 365 
Enemy of the People, An, 

233, 328, 332 
Enemy, The, 216 
Engel, Peggy, 299 
Enright, Florence, 151, 152 
Enter Madame, 180, 182 
Entertainer, The, 365, 367 
Entwistle, Peg, 254. 255 
Epailly, Jules, 274 
Epitaph for George Dillon, 

365 
Eric, Elspeth, 284, 302 
Erickson, Leif, 279, 281, 

284 
Ericson, John. 336 
Erlanger. Klaw and. 39. 59 
Erminic. 33. 34. 35, 56, 

73. 76 
Errol, Leon, 125, 129, 131, 

134, 135, 149, 156, 161, 

167, 173, 181, 183, 219, 

221 235 
ErroUe, Marthe, 314 
Erskin, Chester, 245 
Erskine, Marilyn. 284 
Erstwhile Susan, 157 
Ervine, St. John, 124, 174 
Erwin, Stuart, 295, 332 
Escape, 231 

Escape Me Never, 267, 271 
Escudero, Vincente, 265 
Esmelton, Frederick, 111 
Esmeralda, 26, 29 
Esmonde, Merceita, 180 
Estabrook, Howard, 99, 139, 

142, 143 
Eternal City, The, 70, 71 
Eternal Magdalene, The, 

151, 154 
Eternal Mystery, The, 141 
Eterrua Road, The, 277. 

Ethan Frame, 272 
Ethel. Agnes. 19 
Ethier, Alphonse. 226 
Etting, Ruth. 254 
Eustace, Jennie E., 174 
Eustrel, Antony, 341 
Evangeline, 21, 22, 30, 

32, 140 
Evans, Bruce, 305 
Evans, Charles, 82 
Evans. Edith. 250. 253. 

259, 263, 264. 328, 329 
Evans. George ("Honey 

Boy"). 68. 107 
Evans. Greek. 214, 234 
Evans, Lyie, 228 
Evans, Madge, 165, 250, 

281 298 
Evans,' Maurice. 267. 272, 

274. 276. 279. 280. 283. 

284. 289. 292. 293. 306, 

307, 315. 317. 325. 327. 

328. 338, 339, 341, 359, 

369 
Evans, Michael, 335 
Evans, Reynolds, 345 
Evans, Virginia, 143 
Evans, Wilbur, 303, 307, 

309. 347 
Eve of St. Mark, The, 

294, 296 
Evelyn, Judith, 291, 308, 

315, 317, 339, 341, 349 
Evening With Beatrice Lillie, 

An, 339 
Evensong, 259 
Everest, Barbara. 291, 293 
Everett, Ethel, 364 
Everett, Timmy, 362 
Evers, Herbert, 294, 338, 

363 
Everyman, 70, 101, 141. 

232 
Everything, 171 
Everywoman, 123, 126 
Ewell. Lois, 98 
Ewell. Tom. 284. 315. 316. 

339. 341, 361 
Excelsior, Jr., 51 
Excess Baggage, 231 
Exciters, The. 194, 198 
Eicursion, 276. 277 
Excuse Me, 122, 124 
Exiles, The, 23. 25 
Experience, 146. 148 
Experimental Theatre, 315, 

321 325 
Explorer, The, 132, 136 
ExpresHng Willie. 213 
Eyes of Youth, 183, 165 
Eyre, Gerald, 27 
Eyre, Man'orie, 264 
Eythe. William. 295. 321 
Eytinge. Rose. 7. 17. 70. 71 
Faber. Leslie. 154 
Fabray. Nanette. 301. 303. 

318. 322. 330. 332. 337 
Fabulous Invalid, The, 279, 

281 
Foce the Music. 257, 258 
Fagan, James Bernard. 152 
Foir and Warmer, 151. 153 
Fair Co-ed, The, 113 
Fii(r Came, 361. 363. 
FaiTj Joyce. See Luce. 

Clare Booth 
Fair Rebel. The, 41 
Fairbanks. Douglas. 67. 
80. 82. 91. 105. 107. 117. 

124, 128, 136, 137, 141, 

142, 146, 147 
Fairbanks, Gladys, 140 
Fairbanlu, Twins, The, 189 



Fairchild, Roy, 139 
Fairman, Derek. 275 
Faithfully Yours, 337 
Falconer, Helen. 149 
Falka, 32 

Foil Gui/, The, 216, 218 
FoHcn Angels, 232, 355, 356 
Family Album, 273 
FamUy Cupboard, The, 139 
fomilK Portrait, 283, 284 
Family Reunion, 1 he, 365, 

366 
Famous Mrs. Fair, The, 

174, 177 
Fancourt, Darrell, 264 
Fancy Free, 141, 173 
Fanny, 346. 347 
Fannys First Play, 131 
Fantona. 90. 91 
Farewell to Arms, A, 248 
Farley, Morgan, 172, 177, 

210, 222, 224, 269 
Form of Three Echoes, 285 
Farmer, Frances, 284, 285 
Farmer Takes a Wife, The, 
263, 264 
Farnum, Dustin, 80, 82, 99, 

101, 110. 127, 141, 142 
Farnum, WiUiam, 56, 95, 96, 

110, 127, 141, 216, 219 
Far-OU Hills, The, 257 
Farrand. Jan. 344 
Farrell, Glenda. 248. 289. 

309 
Farren. George. 87 
Fascinating Flora, 101, 102 
Fascinating Mr. Vanderveldt, 

The, 93, 94 
Fasciruiting Widow, The, 

127, 128 
Fasliion* for Men, 193 
Fassett, Jay. 274 
Fast Life, 239, 240 
Fata Morgatui, 210 
Fatal Weakness, The, 310 

Father and the Boys, 103, 
106 

Father Melachy's Miracle, 
277, 278 

Fother, The, 132, 253, 323 

Faun, The, 123 

Faust, 237 

Faust, Lotta, 65, 66. 102, 
104, 106, 108, 109 

Faversham, William, 40, 44, 
46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 
53, 56. 59. 62. 63, 64. 
81. 84. 88. 89, 110, HI, 
123, 133, 147, 148, 158, 
159, 180, 181, 186, 188, 
239 

Fawcett. George. 38. 53. 
88. 93. 94. 110. 118. 
119. 124. 145. 187. 188 

Fay. Frank. 171, 183, 184, 
205, 286, 301, 302, 304 

Fealy, Maude, 57 

Feof, 141 

Fears, Peggy, 229 

Fechter, Charles, 14, 20 

Federal Theatre Project of 
the WPA, 275, 281 

Fedora, 29, 35. 88 

Feld. Fritz, 213 

Fcldman. Gladys. 149 

Fellows, Edith, 358 

Fellows, Ruth, 270 

Fencing Master, The, 39, 45 

Fender, Harry, 183, 207 

Fenton. Frank, 284 

Fenwick. Irene, 124, 137, 
139, 160, 164, 167. 186, 
190, 205 

Ferber, Edna, 154, 213, 255 

Ferguson, Elsie. 65. 66. 68. 
74. 105. 107, 111, 112, 
118, 119, 123, 127, 140, 
141, 142, 148, 149, 157, 
159, 181, 185, 186, 191, 
210, 211, 216. 219. 232. 
236. 244. 245, 298, 299 

Ferguson, W. J.. 90. 110 

Fernandez, Bijou. 25. 51 

Fernandez, James, 33 

Fernandez, Peter, 281 

Ferrer, Jose, 272, 273, 281, 
288, 289. 298. 299. 311, 
312. 320. 330. 333. 336, 
339, 341, 342, 343 

Ferrer. Melchor, 308. 347 

Festival Company of 
Stratford. Canada, 355 

Fetter, Selena, 35 

Fickett, Mary, 364 

Flddle-dee-dec, 55, 59 

Fiedler, John, 349 

Field. Betty, 273. 276. 280, 
283, 284, 289, 298, 300, 
302, 306, 307, 309, 325, 
339. 366 

Field, Sylvia, 170, 219, 223 

Field, Virginia, 296, 320 

Fielding, May, 28 

Fields, Benny, 304, 305 

Fields, Gracie, 297 

Fields, Joseph, 294 

Fields, Lew, 54, 59, 69, 74, 
83, 97, 102, 106, 113, 
117. 119. 127. 128, 143, 
146, 148. 167 

Fields. W. C., 91, 92. 156, 
161. 167. 171. 179. 184, 
188, 195, 205, 206, 207, 

Fields. Weber and, 59. 66. 

74, 83, 105. 124. 132. 133 
Fifth Column, The, 288 
Fifth Season, The, 342. 343 
Fifty Miles From Boston, 106 
Fifty Million Frenchmen, 

245 
Fight, The, 140. 142 
Fighting Hope, The, 103. 

104 
Figman. Max. 139. 140. 239 
Findlay, John. 112 
Findlay. Ruth. 180 
Findlay. Thomas. 113. 154. 

264. 269 
Fine and Dandy, 249 
Fine Feathers, 139. 140 
Finnian's Rainbow, 315. 318. 

372 
Piorettol, 368, 369 



Fioretta, 245 

Firebird, 256 

Firebrand, The, 211. 212 

Firefly, The, 135 

Fires of St. John, The, 81 

First Drama Quartette. 333 

J'irst Fifty Years, The, 194 

First Impressions, 370 

First Lady in the Land, The, 
123 127 

First Lady, The, 267, 269 

First Legion, The, 263, 264 

First Mrs. Eraser, The, 
242, 243, 244, 315, 317 

First Violin, 7lie, 55 

First Year, The, 180 

Firstborn, The, 365, 366 

Firth, Elizabeth, 127 

Fischer, Alkie, 57, 82, 83 

Fisher, Charles, 8, 20, 23, 26 

Fisher, Clara, 6 

Fisher, Florence, 136 

Fisher, Harry, 156 

Fisher, Kate, 13 

Fisher, Lola, 145, 159, 160, 
169, 170, 171, 187 

Fisher, Sallie, 69, 91, 110, 
113, 133, 137, 150 

Fiske, Harrison Grey, 70, 
80, 104 

Fiske, Mrs. (Minnie 

Maddem), 13, 15, 28, 29, 
44, 48, 52, 53, 56, 63, 
70, 71, 76, 78, 84, 94, 
103, 119, 121, 123, 126, 
133, 135, 137, 157, 164, 
172, 176, 178, 186, 189, 
201, 205, 210, 218, 219, 

233, 238, 245 

Fitch, Clyde, 61, 71, 77, 80, 

82, 100, 105 
Fitz. Kathleen. 273 
Fitzgerald. Barry, 256, 257, 

283, 289 
Fitzgerald, Cissie, 46, 47 
Fitzgerald, Geraldine, 280, 

298, 300 
Fitzgerald, Lillian, 184 
Fitzgerald, Neil, 302 
Five Finger Exercise, 369 
Five O'clock Girl, The, 

234. 23S 

Fiue Star Final, 249 
Fixing Sister, 159 160, 
Flog Is Bom, A, 311, 312 
Flahooley, 336, 337 
Flore Patli, 295 
Fledermouj, Die, 245, 261, 

297 
Flemyng, Robert, 280, 317, 

326, 329, 361 
Fletcher, Bramwell, 259, 

260, 263, 265, 272, 273, 

284, 308 
Fletcher, Lawrence, 301 
Fleur de Lis, 51 
Flight to the West, 288 
Flint, Helen, 237 
Flippen, Jay C, 220 
Flood, John, 62 

Flora Bella, 161 
Florence, Evelyn (Nesbit, 
Evelyn), 68 

Florence, Katherine, 39, 45 
Florence, Mildred, 216 
Florence, W. J., 6. 16, 24, 

25 
Florence, Mrs. W. J.. 6, 16, 

25 
Florodoro, 57, 183 
Florodora Sextette, 55, 57 
Flower, Eva, 124 
Flower Drum Song, The, 

365, 372 
Flowering Peach, The, 347, 

349 
Flowers of the Forest, 267 
Floyd, W. R., 8. 13 
Flugy Bugles, 107 
Flush. 250 

Fly Away Home, 269 
Flying Colors 257. 258 
Flying Gerardos, The, 288 
Flying High, 249 
Flynn, Marie, 143 
Foch, Nina, 315, 316, 331 
Fogg's Fetry, 28. 29 
Follow Me, 160. 161 
Follow the Girls, 303, 305 
Follow Thru, 245 
Follows, Ted, 355 
Fonda, Henry, 263, 264, 

265, 320, 333, 337, 346, 

367 
Fontanne, Lynn, 158, 159, 

164, 166, 169, 185, 188, 

201, 203, 211, 215, 216, 

217, 223, 224, 226, 227, 

231, 237, 243. 247. 250. 

259. 260. 267. 270. 273. 

276. 278. 279. 280. 288. 

294. 295, 310. 312, 323, 

346. 347, 355, 356, 359, 

363. 364. 365 
Fool and His Money, A, 77 
Fool, The, 194, 198 
Fool There Was, A, 109, 

112 
Foolish Notion, 307, 308 
Foolish Virgin, The, 117 
Footloose, 181 
For All of Us, 203 
For Goodness Sake, 197, 199 
For Love or Money, 315, 317 
For Services Rendered, 261 
Foran, Dick, 301 
Foran, William, 226, 265 
Forbes, Brenda, 250, 270, 

280, 285, 286, 289, 311, 

314 
Forbes, James, 104 
Forbes, Meriel, 360 
Forbes. Ralph. 213. 216. 

219. 292. 293. 295, 319, 

323 
Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, 

33, 75, 77, 79, 94, 96, 

109, 141 
Forbidden Melody, 275 
Ford. Harrison. 141. 142, 

155 
Ford, Helen, 183, 195, 199, 

221, 261, 262, 273, 295 
Ford, John, 365 
Ford, Paul, 343, 372 



Ford, Ruth, 312 

Ford, Wallace, 211, 213, 

272 276 
Forde,'Hal, 129, 143, 147, 

165, 167 
Forest Lovers, The, 62 
Foresters, 'i he, 45 
Forever After. 169, 170 
Forrest, Anne, 2'*3, 253 
Forrest, Arthur, 57 
Forrest, Edwin, 6, 9, 13, 21 
1* orrest, Steve, 366 
Forsofcing All Others, 259 
Forsberg, Edwin, 191 
I'orster, i^ate, 35 
Forsyth, James, 365 
Forsythe, John, 343 
Fortescue, George K., 32 
Fortescue, Viola, 125 
Fortier, Robert, 339 
Fortune Hunter, 7 he, 109 
Forty Thieves, 13, 15 
Forty-Five Minutes From 

Broadway, 93, 133, 137 
Fostet, Mrs. August. 39 
Foster, Claiborne, 177, 204, 

213, 216, 242, 244 
Foster, Donald, 185, 249, 

336 
Foster, Lillian, 213 
Foster, Norman, 231, 244, 

248 
Foster, Phoebe, 145, 157, 

160, 164, 213, 248 
Foster, Preston. 248, 273 
Fountain, The, 141, 219 
Four Cohans. Tbe, 73 
Four Saints in Three Acts, 

263, 266, 339 
Four Wolls, 232 
Fourposter, The, 333, 335, 

339 
1492, 38, 45 
Fowler, Mary, 180 
Fox, DeUa, 38, 41, 46, 51, 

56 
Fox, G. L., 9, 13, 18, 21. 

24 
Fox, Harry, 135, 155, 156, 

221 
Fox, Janet, 277 
Fox, Stuart, 224 
Foxe, Earle, 149, 182 
Foxhole in the Parlor, 306 
Foxy Grandpa, 68 
Foy, Eddie, 52, 53, 65, 66, 

68, 73, 82, 91, 101, 102, 

107, 119, 134. 136 
Foy, Eddie, Jr., 245, 254, 

271, 309, 347 
France, Anatole, 153 
Francesca Da Rtmtni, 31, 

67, 71 
Franciosa, Anthony, 349, 

353 
Francis, Ariene. 296, 309, 

367 
Francis, Charles. 185 
Francis. Dorothy. 220 
Francis, Kay, 239 
Frank Fay Vaudeville, 286 
Franklin, Irene, 102, 117, 

156, 167, 188, 220, 245 
Franklyn, Beth, 196 
Franz, Eduard, 308 
Eraser, Elisabeth, 361 
Frawley, Paul, 220, 245 
Frayne, Viola, 294 
Frederick, Pauline, 69, 83, 

99, 103, 139, 142, 146, 

203, 277 
Fredericks, Charles, 311, 

313, 314, 317 
Frederika, 277, 278 
Freedly, Vinton, 199 
Freel, Aleta, 259 
Freeman, Helen, 176 
French Doll, The, 194, 196 
French, Eva, 18 
French Moid, The, 52 
French. Peggy, 289 
French Touch, The, 307 
French Without Tears, 211 
Fresh Fields, 273, 275 
Fresh, the American, 29 
Fresnay, Pierre, 264, 265, 

269 
Friderici, Blanche, 189, 196, 

218 
Fridolin (Gratien Gelinas). 

336. 337 
Friebus. Florida. 349 
Friendly Enemies, 168 
Frietchie. Barbara, 55 
Friganza. Trixie. 45. 93. 

102, 106, 107, 108, 135, 

156, 167, 236 
Frings, Ketti. 361 
FHquet. 89, 90 
Frisky Mrs. Johnson, The, 

75. 76 
Fritz, Our German Cousin, 

13. 15 
Frohman. Charies. 39. 47. 

59. 63, 67, 79, 100, 103, 

146, 345 
Frohman, Daniel, 27, 33, 

39, 59, 62 
From Rags to Riches, 11 
Froman, Jane, 297 
Front Page, The, 237 
Frost Alice, 280. 281 
Frost. Edith. 128 
Frou-Frou. 29. 41. 46, 51, 

67. 132 
Fry. Christopher. 326. 339 
Frve, Dwieht. 240 
Fugitioe, The, 164, 166 
Full House. A, 154 
Fuller. Frances. 259. 274. 

276 
Fuller. Tames. 336 
Fuller. Loie. 32, 34 
Fuller. Rosalind. 193 
Fulton, Maude, 101. 102, 

113, 163, 203 
Fulton, of Oak Falls, 277 
Fumed Oak, 273 
Funny Face, 235 
Furies, The. 239 
Fursman. Georgia. 139 
Gabel. Martin. 276. 280 
Gable. Clark. 237, 238, 

239, 241, 248 
Cabor, Eva, 326, 363 



Gabriel, Master, 89, 92, 107 

Gahagan, Helen, 193, 201, 
202, 218, 231, 232, 239, 
2»6, 247, 263, 264, 339 

Gaiety Girl, A, 47 

Gale, Alice, 141 

Gate, Zona, 180 

Galileo, 315 

Gallagher and Shean, 195 

Gallagher. Ed, 220 

Gallagher, May, 29, 34 

Gallagher, Donald, 166, 

185, 198 

Calland, Bertha, 56, 59, 62, 

66, 75, 78, 110, 111 
Gallow, Lew, 351 
Gallop, The, 95 
Galloway, Louise, 112, 199 
Galsworthy, John, 99, 113, 

132. 159, 202 
Galton, Blanche (Mrs. 

Thomas Whiffen), 33 
Gamble, Warburton, 131, 

Gamblers, The, 115, 116 

Gambling, 243 

Game of Love and Death, 

The, 244, 245 
Gang's All Here, The, 369 
Gannon, Mary, 8, 10 
Gantvoort, Carl, 143, 167 
Garde, Betty, 283, 284, 298 
Gardella, Tess, 220, 258 
Garden District, 365, 366 
Garden, Douglas, 213 
Garden of Allah, The, 122, 

125 
Gardiner. Reginald. 275 
Gardner, Hunter, 260 
Gardner, Jack, 97, 116 
Garfield. George. 271 
Garfield. John. 273. 275, 

277, 319, 325, 337, 338, 

339 
Gargan, William, 257 
Ganrett, Betty, 311, 312, 

314 
Garret O'Magh, 65 
Garrick Gaieties, 217, 221, 

225, 229, 249 
Garrick, John, 258 
Gates, Larry, 343 
Gateson, Marjory, 173, 

188, 240 
Gaul, George, 177, 193, 

194, 198, 209, 219, 224, 

237 
Gautier, Dick, 372 
Gaxton, William, 235, 245, 

253, 254, 261, 262, 285. 

266, 275, 281, 282, 289. 

290, 297, 309, 311,314 
Goy Divorci, 257, 258 
Gay, John, 261 

Goy White Way, The, 100, 

102 
Gaythome, Pamela, 132, 135 
Gazebo, The, 365 
Gazzara, Ben, 343, 345, 

352 353 
Gear, Luella, 229, 241, 257, 

265, 266, 275, 297, 345 
Geer, Will, 345, 349 
Geisha, The, 51, 143, 254 
Genee, Adeline, 106, 113, 

119 
General John Regan, 140 
Gcneoo, 288 
Genevieve. Lyon. 149 
Genius and the Crowd, 182 
Genius. The, 95. 96 
Genu. Leo. 310 
Gentle People, The, 283, 

285 
Gentleman From Mississippi, 

A, 105, 107 
Gentleman of France, A, 64, 

65 
Gentleman of Leisure, A, 

124, 128 
Gentlemen of the Press, 237 
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 

222, 224, 325 
George and Margaret, 276, 

277 
George, Gladys. 263. 265, 

288. 290. 296 
George, Grace, 66. 67. 75. 

77. 79. 84. 90, 94, 96. 99, 

HO, 111, 113, 141, 142, 

149, 151, 152, 153, 181, 

186, 191, 194. 210, 217, 
219, 233, 242, 243, 244, 
255, 256. 269. 279. 281. 

291. 323. 325. 333. 335 
George Woshington. Jr., 97 
George Washington Slept 

Here, 288. 289 
George White's Scandals, 
188, 213, 221, 225. 228. 
229, 245. 254, 270, 271. 

Gerard, John, 213 
Gerrish, Sylvia, 37 
Gershwin, George, 222, 253, 

271 
Gerstenberg, Alice, 151, 154 
Gertie, 340 
Gest. Morris. 213 
Get Auioy Old Man 298 
Get-Bich-(?uic)c Wallin^ord, 

115 
Getting a Polish, 117, 118 
Getting Genie's Garter, 187 
Getting Married, 158, 159, 

253 254 
Getting Together, 170, 171 
Geva, Tamara, 257 
Ghost Breaker, The, 139 
Ghost of Yankee Doodle, 

The, 277 
Ghost Train, The, 224, 225 
Ghostley, Alice, 340 
Ghosts, 51. 75. 201, 223, 

226. 233. 267. 268 
Gibbs. Robert P.. 116 
Gibson. Wynne. 308 
Gielgud. John. 238. 273, 

274, 315. 316. 317. 326, 

330. 365. 369 
Gigi. 333. 335. 337 
Gilbert, and Sullivan. 20. 25, 

133, 153, 257, 264, 285. 
321, 337 



376 



Gilbert, Mrs. G. H., 6, 17, 

18, 20, 21, 77, 80, 82, 84 
Gilbert, John, Sr., 6, 8, 13, 

14, 17, 19 
Gilbert, Myrtle, 143 
Gilbert, Walter, 217, 253 
Gilbert, William, 26, 29, 33 
Gilbert, Mrs. William, 26, 32 
Gilder, Jeannette L.. 57 
Gilfoil. Harry, 133 
Gilford, Jack, 350, 369 
Gill, Basil, 134 
Gill, Dorothy, 264 
GUlette, Fanny, 33, 41 
GiUette, PriscUla, 325, 331, 

348 
Gillette, Ruth, 365 
Gillette, William, 47, 49, 
51, 52. 53, 54, 55, 76, 
94, 96, 103, 106, 117, 
120, 146, 148, 153, 163, 
166, 170, 185, 186, 272 
Gilliland, Helen, 241 
Gillingham, Joan, 322 
GiUingwater, Claude, 188, 

170 
Gillmore, Margalo, 166, 
174, 176, 177, 191, 193, 
196, 210, 217, 226, 231, 
237, 242, 243, 259, 272, 
273 
Gilman, Ada, 145 
Gilman, Mabelle, 49, 68, 69 
Gilmore, Frank, 46, 55, 123, 

125, 128, 264 
Gilmore, Virginia, 298, 300, 

301, 302, 311 
Cilmour, J. H., 24 
Gilpin, Charles S., 180, 183 
Gingham Girl, The, 195, 

199 
Gingold. Hermione, 344, 347 
Gioconda Smile, The, 328 
Gipsy Trail, The, 164 
Girard, Kate, 24 
Cirardot, Etienne, 40, 45, 

Gtri and the Kaiser, The, 

119, 120 

Girl and the Pennant, The 

140 
Girl and the Wizard, The, 

112, 113 
Ctrl Behind the Counter, 

The, 102 
Girl Behind the Gun, The, 

171, 173 
Girl Crazy, 249 
Giri From Dixie, The, 74 
Ctrl From Kay's, The, 74, 

77 
Girl From Montmarte, The, 

135 
Girl From Paris, The, 51 
Girl From Rector's, The, 

111, 112 
Girl From Up There, The, 

63. 85 
Giri From Utah, The, 149, 

150 
Giri I Left Behind Me, The, 

39, 45 
Ctrl in the Barracks, 49 
Girl in the Film, The, 143 
Girl in the Limousine, The, 

177 
Giri in the Taxi, The, 119, 

120 
CiW in the Train, The, 119 
Cirf O' Mine, 173 
Cfrl of My Dreams, The, 

12? 128 
Girl of the Golden West, 

The. 88 
Girl With the Green Eyes, 

The, 70, 71 
Girls, 105, 108 
GirU in 509, The, 365. 367 
Girls of Gottenburg, The, 

107 
Giroux, Germaine, 248 
Gish, Dorothy, 238. 247, 

250, 253. 254. 255. 257, 

281, 283. 285. 290, 295, 

296, 310. 312. 313, 315, 

316. 328. 330 
Gish. Lillian. 139. 247. 256, 

259, 263, 265. 273. 274, 

277, 283. 284, 295, 315, 

316, 328, 344, 368 
Gismonda, 44. 47, 50 
Gist. Robert. 346 
Glad. Gladys. 24C 
Glad Of It, 77 
Glad Tidines, 333 
Gladiator, The, 29 
Glamour Preferred, 290 
Glaser, Lulu, 45, 46, 63. 

88. 69. 82, 91, 103, 119. 

120. 134, 143 
Glaspell, Susan. 246 
Glass Menagerie, The, 306, 

307 
Glass, Montague. 139 
Glaxton, Kate. 25 
Gleason. Helen, 278 
Gleason. Tames. 182. 216. 

218- 231, 232. 303. 370 
Glendinning, Ernest, 115, 

118. 140.. 141. 142. 145, 

148, 148. 15.5, 156, 164, 

180, 183. 271 
Glitee. Reinhold, 219 
Glorianna, 173 
Glosz. Rosen>nry, 98 
Goat Sonn, 224. 226 
God of Vengeance, The, 194 
Goddard, Paulette. 229 
Godfrey. Arthur. 311, 314 
Godkin, Paul, 322 
Gogol, 247 

Going Some, 111, 112 
Going Vn, 167 
GoW. 185 

GoW Diggers. The. 174 
Gold Eaele Gun. 264 
GoW Mine A, 37 
Golden Apple, The, 347, 

348 
CoWen Bou, The, 276, 278, 

338, 339 
Golden Days, 185. 187 
Golden, Richard. 97 
GoldM>, The. 193. 196 
Goldilocks, 365, 366 



Goldsmith, Cliiford, 279 
Goldsmith, Frank, 77 
Goldsmith, Oliver, 83 
Goldwyn, Samuel, 186 
Gombel, Minna, 171 
Gondoliers. The, 336 
Good Earth, The, 256, 257 
Good Fairy, The, 250 
Good Gracious Annabetle. 

159, 160 
Good Hope. The, 100, 231 
Good Little Devil, The, 139 
Good Morning, Dearie, 188 
Good Morning Judge, 178, 

179 
Good News, 233, 235 
Good Night, Ladies, 308, 

309 
Goodbye Again, 256, 257 
Goodbye Charlie, 368, 369 
Goodbye, My Fancy, 319 
Goodman, Dody, 350 
Goodner, Carol, 291, 293, 

306 
Goodrich, C. W., 211 
Goodrich, Edna, 91, 95, 

139, 140 
Goodwin, Gloria, 167 
Goodwin, Nat C, 37, 45, 

47, 51, 52, 55, 57, 62, 

65, 70, 76, 95, 96, 131, 

132, 153, 154, 163 
Goose for the Gander, A, 

307, 308 
Goose Hangs High, The, 

211, 213 
Gordon, Gavin, 327 
Gordon, Kitty, 91, 112, 113, 

lis, 119, 124, 127, 129, 

ISS 
Gordon, Leon, 182 
Gordon, Richard, 279 
Gordon, Ruth, 153, 169, 

172, 203, 206, 216, 217, 

219, 231, 232, 242, 243, 

253, 254, 256, 257, 260, 

261, 264, 268, 269, 272, 

276, 278, 294, 295, 302, 

303, 310, 325, 351, 359 
Gorilla, The 216 
Gose, Carl, 298 
Gosnell, Evelyn, 174 
Gottschalk, Ferdinand. 61, 

176 
Goudal, Jetta, 187 
Gould, Jay, 179, 191, 214 
Governor's Lady, The, 132, 

133 
Governor's Son, The, 65 
Gower, and Jeanne, 297 
Grab Bag, The, 213. 214 
Grable. Betty, 285, 286 
Grafton, Gloria, 249, 271 
Graham, Ronald, 278, 282, 

297 340 
Grahame, Margot, 295, 296 
Grain of Dust, The, 133, 

134 
Grammercy Ghost, 333, 336 
Grand Army Man, A, 100 
Grand Duchess arid the 

Waiter, The, 216, 219 
Grand Duke, The, 185, 186 
Grand Hotel, 246 
Grand Street Follies, The, 

221, 225. 229, 234, 245 
Granger, Farley, 370, 372 
Granger, John, 344 
Granger, Maude, 22 
Granny. 80, 84 
Grant, Gary, 237, 245 
Grant. Lee, 323. 329, 349 
Grant, Sydney 150 
Granville, Bernard, 128. 134, 
135, 149, 150, 156, 161 
Granville, Charlotte, 152, 

171. 210, 257 
Granville. Sydney, 264, 268 
Grattan, Emma, 14 
Grauer, Ben, 218 
Gray, Ada, 18 
Gray, Dolores, 309, 337, 

369 
Gray. Gilda, 179, 195, 198, 

221 
Great Adventure, The, 140 
Great Bic Doorstep, The, 

295. 296 
Great Campaign, The. 315 
Great Diamond Robbery, 

The, 51 
Great Divide, The, 93 
Great Gatshy, The, 224 
Great God Brown, The. 223 
Great John Ganton, The, 110 
Great Lady, 281 
Great Lover Burlesque. The, 

161 
Great Lover, The, 151, 152 
Great Name, The, 124. 128 
Great Necker, The. 238. 240 
Great Ruby, The, 53, 57 
Great Sebastians. The, 355, 

356, 359 
Great Temptations, 225 
Great To Be Alive, 331, 332 
Great Waltz, The, 266 
Greatest Show on Earth, 

The, 279 
Greek National Theatre, 339 
Greeks Had a Word For H, 

The, 246, 248 
Green. Adolnh, 303 
Green Bay Tree. The. 259, 

261 337 
Green^ Goddess. The, 186, 

189 
Green Grow the Lilacs, 253 
Creen Hat, The. 216. 217 
Green, Marion, 179. 199 
Green. Martyn. 264, 266, 

286, 322, 336 
Green, Millicent. 267 
Green, Mitzi, 309 
Green. Paul. 250 
Green Pastures. The, 246, 

247. 336, 337 
Green. Rosie. 106 
Green Stockings, 123. 127 
Greene, Daisy, 108 
Greene, Margaret, 137 
Greener, Dorothy, 350 
Greenstreet, Sydney, 101, 

148, 248, 261 



Greenwich Village Follies, 

177, 188, 195, 199, 213, 

221 
Greenu;iHotiJ, 372 
Greenwood, Barrett, 199 
Greenwood, Charlotte, 135, 

143, 157, 161, 179, 195, 

199, 236, 330, 332 
Greenwood, Joan, 347, 350 
Greenwood, Rosamund, 351 
Greet, Ben, 100, 101, 141 
Gregory, Anne, 38 
Gregory, George, 102 
Gregory, James, 309 
Grenfell, Joyce, 352, 365 
Gresham, Herbert, 53 
Grey, Jane, 139, 141, 146, 

157, 159, 163, 191 
Grey, Katheriue, 211 
Greyhound, The, 134, 136 
Grilfies, Ethel, 336 
GriSin, Edna, 139 
Griffith, Andy, 352, 369 
Gnffith Gaunt, 7 
Griffith, Hugh, 360 
Griffith, Robert E., 347 
Grill, Kathryn, 315 
Grimes, Tammy, 369 
Grimm, 132 

Grimwood, Herbert, 185 
Grizzard, George, 352, 359, 

364 
Groody, Louise, 188, 207, 

220. 235 
Grossmith, George, 84 
Grossmith, Lawrence, 97 
Grounds for Divorce, 210 
Group Theatre, 250, 255 
Grumpy, 140, 141 
Guard, Philip, 349 
Guardsman, The, 211, 215 
Guest in the House, 294, 295 
Guest of Honor, The, 181, 

182 
Guetaiy, Georges, 332 
Guilfoyle, Paul, 216 
Guiitv Man, The, 160 
Guatv One, The, 203 
Guinan, Texas, 143, 234, 

235 236 
Guiness, Alec, 295, 326, 329 
Guion, Netta, 32 
Guion, Raymond. See 

Raymond, Gene 
Guitiy, Sacha, 222, 223 
Gunning, Louise, 73, 102, 

107, 108, 124, 127 
Gumey, Mrs. Edmund, 148 
Guys and Dolls, 330, 332, 

339 
Gwenn, Edmund, 271, 

291, 294, 306 
Gypsy, 242, 244, 368, 369 
Gypsy Love, 126, 127 
Haakon. Paul. 271, 303 
Haas, Dolly, 315, 316 
Habima Players, 223 
Hackett, Albert, 247, 248 
Hackett, Buddy, 348 
Hackett, Hal, 362, 372 
Hackett, James H.. 6, 9, 13, 

44, 45, 50, 51. 52, 56, 59, 

61, 62, 63, 70. 81, 89, 

91, 104, 106, 133, 134, 

157, 159, 168, 170, 171, 

172, 174, 211 
Hackett, Raymond, 112, 216, 

256 
Hading, Jane, 33 
Hagan, Uta, 298, 315, 322, 

326, 331, 337 
Hagen, Tames, 259 
Haggard, Stephen, 265, 281 
Haggin, Ben Ali, 178, 234 
Hagman, Larry, 368 
Haig. Emma. 161 
Haigh, Kenneth, 361, 363, 

Haines, Robert T., 56, 58, 
71, 96. 99. 113, 120 

Hairy Ape. The, 193, 197 

Haisman, Irene, 178 

Hni«, 281 

Hajos, Mitzi, 127, 143, 149, 
150, 161, 171, 173, 183, 

184. 207, 228, 239, 241 
Hale, Creighton, 153 
Hale, Louise Closser, 74, 

117, 119, 182, 213 
Haley, Jack, 257, 258, 289, 

290, 297, 321 
Half Moon. The, 184 
Hall, Adelaide. 239 
Hall, Bettina, 254. 266 
Hall, Dorothy, 246 
Hall, George, 314 
Hall, Howard, 140 
Hall, Juanita, 323, 324, 365 
Hall, Laura Nelson, 108, 

123 126 
Hall. Natalie, 257 
Hall, Pauline, 31, 33, 40, 

56, 143 
Hall, Thurston, 81. 105, 

149, 150, 169. 177, 179 
Hallam, Basil, 117 
Hallam, Lewis, 6 
Hallam, Lewis, Jr.. 6 
Hallam, Mrs. Lewis. 6 
Hallatt, May. 358 
Halliday, Heller, 350 
Halliday, HUdegarde, 217, 

221, 249. 265 
Halliday. John, 131. 180, 

185, 203, 204, 211, 212, 
231, 233, 238, 263, 272, 

Halliday, Robert. 225, 240 
Halloran, John, 270 
Halman, Ella, 322 
Halperin. Nan, 205, 207 
Ham Tree, The, 91, 92 
Hamttton, 163, 164, 165 
Hamilton, Hale. 80, 115, 

119. 145. 147, 187 
Hamilton, Margaret, 256 
Hamilton, Nancy. 265, 285, 

286 
Hamilton, Neil. 307. 308 
Hamilton, Virginia, 124 
Hamlet, 13, 18, 21, 29, 31, 
37, 59, 101, 132, 165, 
193, 200, 218, 219, 250, 
253, 273, 274, 279, 306, 
307, 315, 341, 364, 365 



Hammerstein, Elaine, 143 
Hammerstein, II. Oscar, 

301, 309, 323, 337 
Hammond, Ruth, 235, 320 
Hampden, WaUer, 99, 103, 

104, 157, 159, 160, 170, 

171, 185, 201, 203, 219, 

222, 223, 224, 233, 244. 

253, 271, 273, 295, 296, 

311, 313, 323, 344 
Hamper, Genevieve (Mrs. 

Robert Mantell). 125 

168, 169 228 
Hampton, Hope, 234 
Hanbury Lily, 44 
Hands Across the Sea, 273 
Hands Up, 156 
Haney, Carol, 347, 358 
Hanity Panllty, 135, 137 
Hanley, Ellen, 318 
Hanley, James, 341 
Hanley, Millicent, 259 
Hanmer, Donald, 298, 330, 

355 
Hanneford Family, 179 
Hanneford, Poodles, 271 
Hannen, Nicholas, 154, 263, 

310 
Hanray, Laurence, 193 
Hansberry, Lorraine, 369 
Hansen, WiUiam, 343, 360 
Hanson, Gladys, 107, 110, 

111, 132, 133, 136, 183, 

240 
Happiest Millionaire, The, 

359, 361 
Happiness, 164 
Happy Birthday, 310, 312 
Happy Days, 179 
Happy Hunting, 358, 359 
Happy Hypocrite, The, 67 
Happy Time, The, 326, 327 
Happyland, 91 
Harbury, Charles, 39 
Hardenberg, Frank, 18, 19 
Hardie, Russell, 242, 243, 

246, 248, 249. 250. 269, 

271, 283, 302, 306, 308 
Harding, Ann, 202, 204, 

206, 231, 232 
Harding, Lyn, 131, 132, 

140, 157, 159. 238 
Hardwicke. Cedric, 279, 

280, 312, 313, 323, 333, 

337, 369 
Hardy, Andy, 239 
Hardy, Sam B., 155, 156, 

167 
Harem, The, 210 
Harens, Dean, 298, 300 
Hargrave. Roy, 270 
Harker, James, 284 
Harlam, Macy, 145 
Harlan, Otis, 127 
Harlem, 245 
Harlow, Richard, 38 
Hamed, Virginia, 39, 45, 

47, 50, 51, 59, 61, 62, 79, 

89, 91, 99, 169, 171 
Harp of Life, The, 158, 159 
Harper, Mary, 159 
Harriet, 298, 300 
Harrigan, Edward "Ned," 

38, 45 
Harrigan, Nedda, 209 
Harrigan, WiUiam, 112, 183, 

204. 217, 223, 255, 274, 

320 
Harriman, Borden, 217 
Harrington, Ned, 25, 31 
Harrington, Pat, 290 
Harris, Charles L., 38 
Harris, Cohan and, 115, 

132, 145 
Harris, Elmer, 243 
Harris, Henry B., 93 
Harris, Jed, 247 
Harris, Julie, 326, 328, 

338, 339, 347, 349, 353, 
354, 359, 361, 362, 365, 
367. 369 

Harris. Katherine, 146 
Harris, Leonore, 124, 126, 

131, 163, 313 
Harris. Marion, 236 
Harris Minstrels, Cohan and, 

106 
Harris, Rosemary, 359, 364 
Harris. Winifred, 158, 217 
Harrison. Louis. 101 
Harrison. Rex, 319, 326, 

330, 331, 339, 340, 345, 

Harrison, Richard B., 246 
Harrison. Susan, 362 
Harrold, OrviUe, 117 
Harron, Donald, 358 
Hart, Albert. 49, 68, 103 
Hart. Joseph, 68 
Hart, Margie, 297 
Hart. Moss. 272. 283. 298 
Hart, Richard, 306, 307, 

326 
Hart, Rodgers and, 217 
Hart, Teddy, 268, 282, 285 
Hart. Tony, 25, 31 
Hart, Vivian. 221. 236, 258 
Hart. William S., 56, 88, 

133, 134, 136 
Harte, Bret, 98 
Hartman, Grace, 221, 275, 

297, 317, 318, 325. 327 
Hartman, Gretchen, 107 
Hartman. Paul, 221, 275, 

297, 317, 318, 325, 327, 

Haroey, 302, 304, 322 
Harvey, John Martin. 201 
Harvey, Laurence, 353, 362, 

367 
Harvey, Michael. 298, 300 
Hasso, Signe, 359 
Hasty Heart, The, 306 
Haswell, Percy, 126 
Hatcher. Maiy, 299 
Hatfield. Kurd, 293. 340 
Hatful of Rain, A, 353 
Hals Off to Ice, 305 
Hatteras. Richard. 172 
Hatton, Fanny, 152 
Hatton. Frederick, 152 
Havana, 109. 112 
Have a Heart, 167 
Hauing Wonderful Time, 

277 



Havoc. June, 290, 303, 305, 

364 
Havoc, The, 123 
Hauilt, The, 147 
Hawkins, Jack, 243, 283, 

284, 337 
Hawley, Dudley, 174 
Hawiey, Ina, 168 
Haworth, Joseph. 34. 57 
Hawthorne of the U.S.A., 

134, 137 
Hawtrey, Charies, 61, 66, 

75, 76, 134 
Hay Feoer, 217, 218 
Hay, Mary, 220 
Hayakawa. Sessue, 224, 

226, 369, 370 
Haydn, Richard. 286 
Haydon, Julie, 279, 280, 

284, 295, 296, 306, 307 
Hayes, Bill, 345, 355 
Hayes, Grace, 235 
Hayes, Helen, 4, 5, 112, 

117, 119, 127, 146. 148, 

164, 165, 170, 171, 174, 

177, 182, 183, 185, 187, 

193, 195, 211, 212, 216, 
217, 223, 226, 231, 232, 
250, 259, 261, 267, 269, 

283, 289, 291, 298, 300, 
310, 312, 326, 328, 329, 
338, 339, 347, 348, 350, 
351, 360, 366 

Hayes, Peter Lind, 298, 

321, 366 
Hayman, Alf, 39 
Haymer, Johnny, 355 
Hayne, Julia, 10 
Haynes, Alice, 129 
Haynes, Hilda, 348 
Haynes, Minna Gayle, 154 
Haynes, Tiger, 355 
Hayward, Leiand, 342 
Hayward, Louis, 270 
Hazel Kirite, 26. 27 
Hazzard, John E., 149, 155, 

161, 173, 261 
He and She, 182 
He Came From Milwaukee, 

119 
He Comes Up Smiling, 146, 

147 
He Who Gels Slapped, 193 

198, 310 
Head Over Heek, 171, 173 
Healy, Mary, 297, 308, 366 
Healy. Ted, 221, 235, 236, 

254 
Heart of a CUy, 295. 296 
Heart of Maryland, The, 

48. 51 
Heart of Wetona, The, 157, 

160 
Heartbreak House, 182, 

279. 280, 369 
Heath, Gordon, 306, 307 
Heath, Mdntyre and, 179 
Heath, Thomas K., 91, 92 
Hecht, Ben, 238 
Heckart, Eileen, 342, 350, 

353, 362 
Hector, Louis, 350 
Hedda CaWer, 76, 80, 84, 

95, 168, 169. 211, 223, 

272, 295, 296 
Hedison, Al, 358 
Hedman, Martha, 134, 136, 

139, 151, 152, 191 
Heflin, Frances, 308 
Heflin, Van, 265, 284, 

294, 353 
Heggie, O. P., 101, 154, 

158, 164, 165, 169, 172, 

186, 193, 197, 210, 239 
Heinemann, Eda, 259 
Heiress, The, 315, 317 
Held, Anna, 50, 54, 57, 63, 

74. 77. 83, 85, 97, 102, 

105, 106, 160, 181 
Held i>y the Enemy, 33, 

117, 120 
Helen Goes to Troy, 305 
Helen of Troy, N.Y., 205 
HeletM's Babies, 210 
Helena's Husband, 151 
Hell-Bent for Heaven, 210 
Hellman. Lillian, 263, 283, 

291. 310. 333. 372 
Hello, Alexander, 179 
Hello Broadway, 149, 150 
H'llo, Out There, 295 
Hell's BcUs, 216 
Hellzapoppin, 281. 282 
Helmore, Tom, 319, 325, 

Hehnore, Tony, 309 
Helotse, 365 
Help Wanted. 147 
Helpmann, Robert. 340. 349 
Helton. Percy, 153. 155 
Heming, Violet. 107. 136. 
^6. 154, 169, 187. 191, 

194, 203. 204, 226, 236, 
240. 248. 249. 277. 278 

Hempstone, Olga, 156 
Henderson, Grace, 40, 48, 51 
Henderson, Jack, 98, 97, 

117 
Henderson, Marcia. 327 
Hendricks, John, 161 
Henley, Edward, J.. 38 
Hen-Pecks, The, 127. 128 
Henrietta, The, 35, 141 
Henriques, Madeline, 8, 15 
Henry JV, 312, 372 
Henry IV. Part I, 283, 

284, 285 

Henry IV, ParU I and II, 
310, 311 

Henry V, 25, 132, 365, 
367 

Henry VUI. 311, 313 

Henry, Ann, 355 

Henry, John, 6 

Henson. Gladys, 276 

Hepburn, Audrey, 333, 335, 
337, 347 

Hepburn. Katharine. 67. 
2^6. 247. 256. 257. 259, 
261, 276, 283, 284, 285, 
294. 295. 325. 327, 328, 
339, 340, 381, 362, 372 

Her Cardboard Lover, 231, 
232 

Her Family Tree, 183, 184 



Her Great Match, 90, 91 
Her Husband's Wife, 164 
Her Little Highness, 143 
Her Lord and Master, 67 
Her Master's Voice, 259, 261 
Her Own Money, 140, 142 
Her Own Way, 76 
Her Regiment, 167 
Her Soldier Boy, 160, 161 
Herbert, Diana, 338 
Herbert, Evelyn, 220, 234, 

235, 239, 240, 261, 262, 
266 

Herbert, F. Hugh, 333 
Herbert, Henry, 176, 291 
Herbert, Sidney, 110 
Herbert, Victor, 55, 73, 83, 

90, 107, 141, 149 
Here Come the Clowjts, 281 
Here Comes the Bride, 

164, 167 
Here Today, 256, 257 
Hereford, Kathryn, 245 
Heriie, Eileen, 351, 365, 

370 
Herman, Al, 188 
Herrtani, 38 
Heme, Chrystal, 59, 87, 93, 

96, 110. 119, 139, 141, 

163, 181, 183, 191, 213, 

216, 217, 236, 274 
Heme, James A., 9, 41, 45, 

56, 59 
Heme, Julia, 41, 59 
Hero, The, 187, 189 
Herod, 110, 111 
Heron, Bijou, 23 
Heron, Gilbert (Gilbert 

MiUer), 80 
Heron, Matilda, 6, 7, 13 
Herring, Fanny, 14 
Herrmann, Alexandre, 37 
Herz, Ralph G., 91, 106, 

107. 127, 149, 155, 156, 

179 
Herzog, Ivy, 126 
Heston, Charlton, 323, 328 
Hewer, John, 348 
Heydt, Louis Jean, 243 
Heyward, DuBose, 271 
Hibbard, Edna, 173, 179, 

213, 224, 243 
Hickman, Charles, 243 
Hicks, Eleanor, 260 
Hicks, Seymour, 52 
Higgledy-piggledy, 83, 85 
High Button Shoes, 315, 318 
Htg/i Cost of Loving, The, 

146, 148 
High Jmks, 141, 143 
High Kickers, 293 
High Boad, The, 133, 137, 

239. 240 
High Stakes, 213 
High Tor, 278 

Higher and Higher, 289, 290 
Highest Bidder, The, 33 
Hightower, Lewis, 297 
Hightower, Robert, 297 
Highitiayman, The, 52 
Hilda Crane, 328 
Hildegarde, 297 
Hill, Arthur. 156, 351 
Hillary, Ann, 358 
Hillebrand, Fred, 179 
Hiller, Wendy, 272, 315, 

317, 360 
HiUiard, Robert, 38, 88, 109 

112, 131, 159, 184, 166, 

169 
Hind, T. J., 10 
Hitidle Wakes, 132, 134 
Hindu, The, 193, 194 
Hines, Elizabeth, 188, 191, 

195, 199, 214 
Hingle, Pat, 352, 364, 372 
Hip-Hip Hooray, 156 
His Bridal Night, 159 
His Honor, Abe Potash, 174 
His Honor the Mayor, 97 
His House in Order, 93 ,94 
His Little Widows, 167 
His Majesty Bunker Bean, 

158, 159 
His Minstrel Show, 83 
His Name on the Door, 111 
Hit the Deck, 233, 235 
Hitchcock, Raymond, 53, 56, 

68, 70, 82, 85, 90, 91, 

96. 102. 113, 126, 127, 

149, 161, 167, 173, 188, 

235 236 
Hitchy-Koo, 167 
Hilchy Koo of 1918, 173 
H'te, Mabel, 102, 127, 128 
Hit-the-Trail-Holiday, 

152, 153 
Hitz, Gertmde, 154 
H.M.S. Pinafore, 24, 25, 

27, 124, 127, 133 
Hobart, Rose, 222, 242, 

243, 263, 264 
Hobbes. Halliwell, 302 
Hobbs, Peter, 325 
Hobson's Choice, 153, 155 
Hodge. WiUiam. 59. 81. 

104, 154, 159, 160, 169, 

172, 181, 182, 186, 203, 

236, 238, 240 
Hodges, Eddie, 363 
Hodges, Joy, 278 
Hodiak, John, 346 
Hoey, Dennis, 296 
Hoey, Iris, 149, 150 
Hoffa, Portland, 245 
Hoffmann, Gertrude, 135, 

137. 156, 236 
Hoffman, Maud, 44 
Hogan, Dick, 300 
Hogarth, Leona, 223 
Hoily Toilv, 66 
Hokey-Pokey, 132, 133 
Holbrook, Florence, 102, 

106 
Holbrook. Hal, 369 
Hold Eoerything, 239, 240 
Hold On To Your Hats, 

289 290 
Hold Your Horses, 261, 262 
Hole in the Head, A, 360, 

381 
Holden, Peter, 280, 281 
Holiday, 237, 238 
Holland. E. M., 18, 33, 47, 

52. 76, 79, 106, 113. 125 



377 



Holland. George, 8 
Holland. Joseph. 47, 272 
Holland. MUilrcd. 110, 111 
Holies, Antony, 239 
HolUday, Judy, 308, 311, 

313. 336. 359 
HoUins, Frank, 95 
HoUoway, Joan, 356 
HoUoway, Stanley, 349, 

355, 357 
HoUowry, Sterling, 217. 221 
Hollywood Pinafore, 309 
Holm, Celeste, 295 ,298, 

303, 305, 326. 330. 338, 

Holman, Libby, 217, 245, 

249, 258, 281 
Holmes. Rapley. 160. 194 
Holmes. Taylor. 124. 148. 

149. 153. 154, 158, 159. 

199. 238. 240. 245. 265, 

309 
Holsman. Mary. 260 
Holtj. Lou. 213. 254, 297, 

305 
Homans, Robert, 112 
Home of ths Brave, 306, 

308 
Homeier. Skippy. 298. 300 
Homolka. Oscar. 298. 302 
Hon^ Girl, 183 
Honeymoon Express, The, 

141. 143 
Honeymoon Lane, 228, 229 
Honor of the Family, The, 

103, 104, 177 
Honors Are Even, 187 
Hooker, Brian, 201 
Hoops, Arthur, 61. 106 
Hooray for WhatI, 277 
Hop O' My Thumb, 143 
Hope. Bob. 261, 262, 265, 

266, 275 
Hope for a Harvest, 291 
Hope for the best, 307 
Hope's the Thing, 321 
Hopkins, Arthur, 139, 165 
Hopkins, Charles. 152 
Hopkins, Mrs. Charles. 152 
Hopkins. Miriam. 205. 206. 

207. 222. 224. 231, 237. 

242. 243, 248, 253, 260, 

261 294 
Hopkins, Peggy. 167. 172 
Hopper. De Wolf. 32. 35, 

41, 46. 51. 55. 59. 66. 

73. 82. 91, 124, 133, 

136, 143, 155, 187, 168 

171, 239 
Hopper, Edna Wallace, 57, 

69, 97, 106, 127, 139 
Hopper, Hedda, 170, 185. 

209 
Hopwood, Avery, 180 
Horn, Eph, 24 
Home, Lena, 362 
Home, William, 305 
Homick, Ethel, 43, 63 
Horton. Edward Everett, 

336, 337 
Horton, Walter, 146 
Hot Chocolates, 245 
Hoi Comer, The, 356 
Hot Mikado, The, 285, 286 
Hot-Chal. 257 
Hotel Mouse, The, 195, 199 
Hotel Topsy-Turvey, 52, 53 
Hotel Universe, 247 
Hottentot, The, 181 
Houdini, Harry, 143, 221 
House Beautiful, The, 253 
House Next Door, The, 

111. 113 
House of Bemarda Alba, 

The, 336 
House of Connelly, The, 250 
House of Glass, The, 152, 

154 
House of Women, The, 232 
Houseman, John, 276 
Houston, George, 261 
Hovis, Joan, 361 
Howard Brothers, 171 
Howard, Charles, 305 
Howard, CordeUa, 17 
Howard, Esther, 183, 184, 

207, 220 
Howard, Eugene, 135, 149, 

156. 161. 195. 225. 229. 

270. 271. 285 
Howard. Frances, 186, 188, 

211, 213 
Howard, George W., 147 
Howard, Henry, 248 
Howard, Joe E., 100 
Howard, Joseph H., 102 
Howard. Leslie. 181. 182, 

185, 187, 203, 210, 216, 

217. 231. 232. 242. 243. 

255. 257. 268. 273, 274 
Howard, Nora, 291 
Howard, Sidney, 210, 224, 

355 
Howard. Tom. 221. 239 
Howard, WiUie. 135. 149. 

155. 156, 161. 195, 221, 

225. 229. 236. 249. 254, 

265. 268. 270. 271. 285. 

293. 297. 301, 321 
Howdy. Mr. Ice, 321, 322 
Howells, William Dean, 174 
Howes, Sally Ann, 362, 366 
Howland, Jobyna, 135, 148, 

170. 193. 194. 206 
Howland. Olin, 189 
Hoyden. The, 102 
Hoyer, Roy, 207 
Hoyiradt, John. 280 
Hoyt, Julia. 242 
Huban. Eileen. 177. 178 
Hubbard. John. 308 
Hubbell. Raymond. 159 
Huber. CusU. 341. 350 
Huff. Forrest. 135 
Huff. Louise. 202. 205. 206 
Hughes, Adelaide, and, 135 
Hughes, Careth, 153, 160, 

216, 219 
Hughes, Hatcher, 210 
Hughes, Leila. 155. 156 
Hughes. Mildred. 327 
Hughes. Roddy. 243 
Hugo. Larry, 294 
Hulbert, Jack. 221 
Hulette, Gladys, 119, 131 



HuU, Henry. 157, 160, 176, 
178, 193, 196, 201, 203, 
213, 225, 231, 233, 242, 
244, 246, 259, 260, 274, 

277, 308 

Hull, Josephine, 217, 224, 

226, 236. 281. 271. 273. 

291. 302. 304, 322, 344, 

345 
Hull, Shelley, 77, 135, 140, 

147, 149, 157, 160, 163. 

165. 169. 171 
Hull. Warren. 235. 241 
Hume. Benita, 248 
Huirunel, Carolyn, 303 
Humming Bird, The, 203 
Humoresque, 203 
Humphreys. Cecil. 292. 298 
Humphreys. Joseph. 48 
Hump(y Dumpty, 9. 13 
Hunchback, The. 34, 45 
Hundred Years Old, A. 244. 

245 
Hunt Marsha, 320, 327, 328 
Hunt, Martita, 319 
Hunter, G. H., 75 
Hunter, Glenn, 151, 152, 

159, 174, 177, 186, 188, 

193, 195. 216. 218, 232, 

236, 239, 245, 248, 250 

253 
Hunter, Harrison, 126 
Hunter. H. B.. 113 
Hunter. Ian. 237, 240 
Hunter, Kenneth, 133, 243 
Hunter, Kim, 315, 318 

333, 340 
Hunter, Ruth. 260 
Huntley, G. P., 118 
Hurlbut, William, 223 
Hurleigh, Franklyn, 125 
Hurricane. 203 
Hurst, Brandon, 118 
Hush. 157, 159 
Hussey, James. 161, 213 
Hussey, Ruth, 306, 308 
Huston, George, 262 
Huston. losepnine. 262 
Huston. Philip. 303. 308, 

Huston, Walter, 210, 211. 
218. 223. 224, 231. 232. 
238, 239, 243, 263, 276, 

278. 281, 282, 288, 310, 
314 

Hutchinson, Josephine, 222, 

230, 244. 257. 258 
Hutt. William. 355 
Hutton, Betty. 289 
Huyer. Flower, 297 
Hyams, John. 82, 127 
Hyers, Frank, 290 
Hylton, Richard, 315 
Hyman, Earle, 344, 345, 

355. 361. 362 
Hypocrites. The. 94-95, 96 
Hyson, Carl, 149 
/ Am a Camera. 338 
/ Know My Love, 323 
1 Like « Here. 311 
/ Loved You Wednesday, 256 
I Married An Angel, 281, 

282 
7 Remember Mamma. 302, 

303, 304 
Ibsen, Henrik. 82, 101, 117, 

124, 168. 267. 328 
Icebound. 202. 203 
Iceman Cometh, The, 310, 

I'd Rather Be Right, 277, 

278 
Ideal Husband, An, 170 
Iden, Rosalind, 316 
Idiot's Delight, 272, 273 
If I Was Rich. 224, 227 
If I Were King, 61. 66. 159 
I'll Say She Is. 213, 214 
Illington, Margaret. 79, 84. 

90. 93. 94. 98. 123, 128, 

146, 149. 159. 236 
Immoral Isabella?. 232 
JmmoroHit. The. 346. 347 
Importance of Being Earnest. 

The, 44. 51, 87, 284, 315, 

317 
In Abraham's Bosom, 222 
7n Bed We Cry. 303 
In Dahomey. 73, 76 
7n Good King Charles' 

Golden Days. 361, 362 
7n Love With Love. 201, 

203 
7n Mizzoura. 45 
7n Old Dublin, 140 
7n Old KerUucku, 57 
In (he Palace of the King, 

56, 58 
In Time To Come. 293 
In Washington, 63 
Inconaistant George, 110 
Indestructible Wife, The. 

171 
Indian Summer. 139 
Inescort. Frieda. 218. 231. 

254, 255. 258. 302 
Inferior Sex, The. 117 
In^nite Shoeblack, The, 248 
Inge, William. 361 
Ingersoll. William. 148, 168, 

170, 284. 326. 342 
Inghram, Rose, 314 
Ingomaf, 50 
Ingram, Rex. 26$. 200 
Inherit the Wind, 350. 351, 

359 
7nnocenf, 146 
Innocent Eyes, 213 
Innocent Voyage. The, 298 
InnocertU, The. 326, 327 
Inside the Lines. 154 
Inside U.S.A., 321 
Inspector General, The. 247 
IrUerfereiKe. 231, 233 
Interior, 151 

International Ladies' Gar- 
ment Workers' Union, 277 
IrOenutttonal Review. The, 

249 
Intimate Strangers. The, 

186, 188 
Intropidi, Ethel, 168 
lolanthe, 29, 224, 228. 322 
Iphlgenia In Aulis. 154. 186 
Ireland, Anthony, 254, 329 



Ireland. John, 298 

Irene, 177 

Irish, Annie, 52, 61, 62, 

70, 71, 79, 82 
Irish Players, 124. 140 
Ironmaster, The. 37 
Irving, Henry B., 27, 31, 

33, 41, 43, 45, 74, 77, 

94, 98 
Irving, Isabel, 33, 46, 49, 

S3, 61, 88, 140, 149 
Irving. Margaret. 220. 228 
Irwin. May. 32, 34. 48. 51, 

52, 53, 55, 56, 82, 103, 

106, 117, 118, 139, 141, 

1S3, 154, 221 
Is Matrimony A Failure? 

109, 110 
Is Zat So? 216, 218 
Isham, Gyles, 240 
Island of Goats, 353 
7si<! O' Dreams, The, 139, 

141 
Israel, 110, 111 
It Happened in Nordland, 83 
It Happens on Ice. 289. 293 
It Pays To Advertise. 145 
It's a Wise Child. 243, 244 
Ivan, Rosalind, 132 
Ivanov. 365 
Ivans, Elaine. 283 
7'tJe Cot Sixpence, 339, 340 
Ives, Burl, 304, 305 
Ives, Charlotte, 141, 209 
7i!orv Door, The, 231, 233 
Ixion, 32 
Izeyl, 51 

Jack O'Lantem, 167 
Jack Straw, 103 
Jackpot, 303, 305 
Jackson, Anne, 344 
Jackson, Eddie, 249 
Jackson, Ethel, 51, 53, 98 
Jackson, Harry, 343 
Jacobi, Lou, 350, 369 
Jacobsky arid the Colonel. 

302, 303, 304 

iacobson, Ciri, 364 
acoby, Josephine, 120 
acquemot, Ray, 304 
Jaite, Sam, 246, 295, 349 
Jagger, Dean, 259, 260, 

264, 281 
Jamaica, 361, 362 
James, Henry, 326 
James, Louis, 17, 23, 32, 

42, 74, 88 
Tames, Millie, 74, 77 
James, Olga, 355 
Jameson. House. 298. 300 
Janauschek. Francesca 

(Fanny). 10, 15, 24, 

35, 51 
Jane, 338, 339 

Jane Clegg, 181, 183 

Jane Eyre. 21 

Janice Meredith. 58, 59 

Janle. 294, 295 

Janis, Conrad. 291, 363, 367 

Janis, Elsie, 95. 97. 102. 
111. 113. 124. 127. 131, 
133, 156, 161, 195, 197, 
219, 221, 286 

ianis, Antoinette, 32 
anney, William, 232 
ansen, Marie, 29, 33, 35, 

36, 37, 45 
Janus. 351, 352 
lardine, Betty, 272 
Jardon, Dorothy, 127, 129, 

143 
Jamegan, 238. 240 
Jason. 295 
Jasper. 153, 155 
Jayhawker, 264 
Jazz Singer, The, 216, 217 
/. B., 364, 365, 369 
Jealousy. 238 
Jeanne d'Arc. 41, 42, 101 

Ieanne, Gower and, 297 
eans, Isabel, 248 
eayes, Allan, 231 
effers, Robinson, 315 
efferson, I, Joseph, 6 
efferson, II, Joseph, 6 
efferson. III. Joseph. 6. 10. 
13. 15. 27. 29. 31. 38, 
47, 69, 71 

{efferson, Thomas, 88 
effreys, Anne, 317, 318, 

322, 338 
Jeffreys, Ellis, 93, 94 
Jennings, Mrs., 8 
Jerome. Edwin. 300 
Jerry. 147, 149 
Jessel, George, 143, 216, 

217, 236, 248, 293, 297 
Tessel, Patricia, 346 
Jest. The, 176. 223, 226 
Jester. The. 103 
lew Suss. 245 

{ewett, Henry. 51 
ewett. Sara. 21 
lezebel. 260. 261 
Jim Jam Jems. 183. 184 
Jim. the Penman. 20. 33. 

119 
Jimmie, 183. 184 
Joan of Lorraine, 310. 312 
Job. Thomas, 294 
loel, Clara, 166. 183 
Johann. Zila. 238. 239. 254. 

255 
John. Alice. 124 
John Brown's Body, 345 
John Bull's Other Island, 

87. 319, 321 
John Ferguson. 174, 176 
John Gabriel Borkman, 222, 

230. 311 
John Loves Mary. 315. 316 
John Murray Anderson's 

Almanac. 344. 345 
John the Baptist, 100, 101 
Johnny Belinda, 288 
Johnny, Get Your Gun, 164 
lohnny Johnson, 275 
Johns, Florence. 201 
Johns, Glvnis, 340, 359 
Tohnson. Ben, 148 
Johnson, Bill, 301. 309 
Tohnson, Celia. 253 
Johnson. Chic. 258. 282. 

293. 305. 331 
Johnson. Edward, 105, 106, 

107 



Johnson. Ethel. 128 

iohnson. Hall. 261 
ohnson, Kay, 213, 306, 308 
ohnson, Olsen and, 281, 
303, 330 

{ohnson, Orrin, 59, 77 
ohnson, Raymond Edward, 

298, 300 
Johnson, Selene, 44 
Johnson, Susan, 356, 367 
Tohnson, Van, 273, 275, 

285, 290 
Johnson, William, 351 
Johnston, Johnny, 333 
Johnston, Moffat, 256, 257, 

265 
Johnstone, Justine, 156, 

161, 165, 167 
Johnstone, Sybyl, 35 
Jolivet. Rita, 125, 128, 147 
Jolly Bachelors, 'The, 119 
Jolson, Al, 127, 134, 141, 

143, 149, 181, 171, 186, 

188, 219, 220. 254. 289, 

290 
Jonay, Roberta, 318 
Jones, Allan, 265, 266, 303 
Jones, Barry, 344, 362 
Jones, Griffith, 271 
Jones, Henry, 345 
Jones, J. Richard, 288 
Jones, Jack, Jr., 293 
Jones, John Price, 235 

iones, Mary, 281 
ones, Robert Edmond, 153 
ones, T. C, 355, 358 
Jones, Walter, 112, 116, 

148, 174 
Jonson, Ben, 237 

Jordan, Henry. 13 
ory. Victor, 300, 307, 311, 

313. 327 
Joseph. 248 

Joseph and His Brethren, 139 
Josephine, 169, 171 
joslyn, AUyn, 269 
Jourdan, Louis, 346 
Journey's End, 242, 243 
Jouvet, Louis, 336, 337 
Joy, Nicholas, 302, 310 
Joy to the World, 320 
Joyce Grenfell Requests the 

Pleasure. 352 
Joyce, Peggy Hopkins, 205 
Joyce, Phyllis 280 
Juarez and Maximilian. 

222, 224 
lubttee, 271 
Judah, 41 
Judels, Charles, 117, 134, 

145 
Judgement Day, 264, 265 
Judith of Bethulia. 81, 83 
Judy Forgot, 119 
Julian, Joseph, 363 
Julie Bonbon, 93 
Julius Caesar, 11, 13. 21. 70. 

133. 228. 233, 276, 278, 

330, 331 
Jumbo, 270, 271 
Jumjting Juptter, 127 
June Days, 220 
June Moon, 242, 243, 244 
Junior Miss, 291 
Juno and the Paycock, 223, 

232, 289, 290 
Jupiter. 45 
Jupiter Laughs. 288 
Just Fancy, 235 
Just Married, 187, 188 
Just Suppose, 181, 182, 183 
Justice, 158, 159 
Kaelrod, Katharine, 112, 180 
Kakos, Kenneth, 364 
Kahn, Florence, 82 
Kalich, Bertha, 87, 88, 95, 

140, 169, 172, 211, 222, 

Kallman, Dick, 339 
Kane, Gail, 125, 132. 136, 

139, 145, 159, 177, 182, 

193, 199, 205, 236 
Kane, Helen, 235 
Kane, Whitford, 153, 155, 

193, 209, 221, 263, 276, 

277, 279, 280, 292, 295. 

296 
Kanin. Garson. 268. 310 
Karl artd Anna, 245 
Kari, Tom, 26, 33, 41 
Karloff, Boris, 291, 292, 327, 

353 
Karlweiss, Oscar, 297, 302, 

303, 311 
Kashner, David, 351 
Kassa, 110 
KotaH. 369, 370 
Kate Kip, Buyer, 52 
Katen'na, 245 
Katinita, 155, 158, 199 
Kaufman, George S., 213, 

243, 253, 255, 272, 283 
Kaye, A. P., 216 
Kaye, Alma, 305 
Kaye, Danny, 285. 292. 293 
Kaye. Stubby. 358 
Kazan. Elia. 261. 275. 285 
Kean. Charles. 6 7. 13 
Kean. Mrs. Charles. See 

Tree, Ellen 
Kean, Edmund, 6 
Kean, Jane, 301 
Kean, Thomas W., 6, 41 
Keane, Doris, 76, 94. 96. 

109. no. 124, 132. 138. 

139. 188. 193. 196, 197, 

210, 217, 219 
Keane, George, 296 
Keams, Allen. 205. 207. 249 
Keating. Fred. 259 
Keats. Viola, 263 
Keefer. Don, 323 
Keel. Howard. 299 
Keeler, Ruby. 234. 235. 245 
Keen. Malcolm. 274. 317 
Keenan. Frank. 88. 98. 99, 

133. 202, 204. 209 
Keene. Laura. 11. 13 
Keep 'Em Laughing. 297 
Keep Her SmUing. 169. 170 
Keep Off the Grass. 289 
Keeshon. Grace. 184 
Keightley. Cyril. 146, 147. 

157. 158, 168, 170, 172, 

182 
Keim, Adelaide, 95, 97 



Keith, Ian, 191, 202, 205, 

209, 256 
Keith, Robert, 264, 298, 300 
Keith-Johnston, Colin, 242, 

243, 253. 255, 256, 257, 

267, 270, 295, 337 
Kelcey, Herbert, 34, 39, 51, 

56, 67, 95. 131. 132. 153. 

154 
Kelk. Jackie, 271 
Kellard, Ralph, 98, 115, 136, 

165, 227 
KeUerd, John E., 125, 132. 

135 
KeUerman, Annette, 127, 129 
Kelley, Peter, 345 
KeUmo, Pamela, 316 
Kellogg, Viola, 112 
Kelly, Gene, 281, 282, 285, 

286, 290 
Kelly, George, 210, 216, 272 
KeUy, Grace, 339 
Kelly, Gregory, 159, 160, 

169, 172, 185, 209, 216, 

219 
Kelly, Harry, 113, 150 
Kelly, Nancy, 278, 295, 326, 

331, 347 
Kelly, Patsy, 254 
Kelly, Paul, 171, 172, 193, 

198, 201, 202, 209, 249, 

307, 315, 316, 317, 326. 

331 
Kelly, Walter C, 260, 275 
Kemble, Charles, 6 
Kemble, Fanny, 6 
Kempy. 194, 199 
Ken Murray s Blackouts. 325 
Kendal, W. H., 37, 38, 41. 
Kendal. Mrs. W. H.. 37, 38, 

41, 45 
Kendall, Henry, 218 
Kendrick, Richard, 259 
Kennedy, Arthur, 317, 323, 

339, 340, 355 
Kennedy, Bob, 299 
Kennedy, Charles Rann, 104 
Kennedy, Madge, 145, 149, 

151, 153, 181, 194, 198, 
205, 206, 225, 231, 236 

Kennedy, Mary, 183 

Kent, Edgar, 117 

Kent, WiUiam, 191 

Kenton, Godfrey, 281 

Kenyon, Doris, 177, 193 

Kem, Cecil, 129 

Kera, Jerome, 233. 261 

Kerr. Deborah, 344, 347 

Kerr, Fred, 117 

Kerr, Geoffrey, 182, 201, 202 

209. 263 
Kerr, John, 340, 344 
Kerrigan, J. M., 124, 128 
Kershaw, Willette, 94, 95, 

lis, 123. 126. 141. 142. 

152. 153, 157, 164, 170, 
172, 209 

Kert, Larry, 363 
Key Largo, 283, 284 
Kibbee, Guy, 248 
Kibitzer, 244, 245 
Kiel! 7n, 148 
Kid Boots, 205, 208 
Kidder, Kathryn, 44 
Kiepura, Jan, 301, 309 
Kiki. 185, 186 
Kilbride, Percy, 289 
Kiley, Richard, 344, 355 
Kilgour, Joseph, 109 
Kilty, Jerome, 344 
Kind Lady. 268, 269 
Kindling, 123, 128 
King ami 7, The. 334, 337, 

339 372 
King, Charles, 106. 131. 133. 

143, 150, 167, 178, 179, 

188. 195. 228. 233, 235, 

239. 241. 249 
King. Dennis. 186. 193. 206. 

213. 214. 219. 221. 239. 

241. 257. 263. 265. 287, 

269, 276, 278, 281, 294, 

302, 303, 310, 315, 317, 

327, 328, 333, 348, 356 
King, Dennis. Jr.. 308 
King Dodo. 68, 70 
King. Edith, 185, 190, 278, 

345 
King Henry V777, 157, 159 
King John. 36, 111, 113, 359 
King, John Michael, 304, 

355, 357 
Ktn« Lear, 21, 101, 228, 

315, 328, 330 
King. MoUie, 143, 177, 178, 

179 
King of Hearts, 347, 348 
Kinc of Nowhere, A, 159, 

160 
King, Rose, 266 
King, The, 164, 166 
Kingdom of God, The, 237, 

Kingdon, Edith, 30, 36, 53 
King's Carnival, The. 66 
Kingsbury, Lillian, 125 
Kingsford, Walter, 255 
Kingsley, Michael, 316 
Kinesley. Sidney, 259, 298, 

323. 333 
Kirk, Lisa, 318 
Kirkland, Alexander. 239, 

259, 261, 273, 275, 279, 

291 
Kirkland. Muriel, 242, 243, 

246, 279 
Kirkwood, James, 194, 198, 

273 
Kirsch, Bemice, 179 
Kismet, 125. 343. 345 
Kiss and Tell, 298. 300 
Kiij Burglar. The. 171 
Kiss for Cinderella. A. 158, 

159 29.5 
Kiss Me, Kate, 321. 322 
Kiss the Boys Goodbye. 281 
Kiss TJtem for Me, .306. 308 
Ki!.i Waltz, The. 127. 128 
Kitt. Eartha, 340 
KiKy Grey. 113 
Kitty MacKay. 146 
Klaw and Erianger. 39. 59 
Klein, Virginia, 75 
Klewer, Dorothy, 172 
Knickerbocker Holiday, 281, 

282 



Knight for a Day, A, 102 

Knight, June, 271 

Knox, Alexander, 288, 294, 
295, 296 

Kohler, Donald, 309 

Kolb and Dill. 173 

Kolb, WilUam, 105 

Kolker, Henry, 94, 119, 124, 
128, 133, 136, 147 

KoUmar, Richard, 282, 301 

Kongo, 223, 224 

Konstam, Phyllis, 244 

KorS, Arnold, 232 

Korvin, Charles, 298, 300 

Kosta, Tessa, 149, 164, 177, 
183, 184. 221 

Kramer, Ida, 195 

Kramm, Joseph, 339 

Krauss, Paul. 328 

Krauss. Werner, 213 

Kremos, Felix, 142, 154 

Kreutzer Sonata, The, 95, 96, 
211 

Kmger, Otto, 15S, 159, 164, 
167, 174, 176, 187, 
191, 193, 195, 202, 204, 
209, 216, 231, 232, 233, 
244, 245, 295 

Kummer, Clare, 163 

La Belle MarseUlaise, 89, 91 

La Belle farce, 127 

Labyrinth, The, 89 

La Cigale, 45 

La Citta Morta, 71, 201 

Lackaye, Wilton, 38, 39, 41, 
45, 51, 53, 56, 76, 80, 
89, 105, 106, 119, 139, 
140. 153, 154. 168, 176, 
188, 193, 213, 224, 227, 

Lackland, Ben, 260 

La Curto, James, 291 

La Dame aux Cam^Uae, 41, 

59, 157 
Ladd, Schuyler, 132, 213, 

217 
Ladd, William, 221 
Ladder, The, 225, 226 
Ladies All, 248, 249 
Ladies and Gentlemen. 283 
Ladies First, 173 
Ladies in Retirement, 288, 

289, 290 
Ladies' Money, 264, 265 
Ladies' Night, 180, 184 309 
Ladies of the Evening. 213 
Ladies of the Jury. 245 
Lady. Be Goad, 213. 214 
Lady Billy, 183, 184 
Lady ChriatOiiula, The, 194, 

196 
Lady Fingers, 245 
Lady Frederick, 103 
Lady From the Sea. The, 

124, 127, 201, 245, 328 
Lady in Ermine, The, 194, 

195, 197 
Lady in Red. The, 178 
Lady in the Dark, 292, 293 
Lady in Wailing, 288, 290 
Lady Luxury, 149 
Lady of CoverUry, The, 123 
Lady of Dreams, The. 132, 

134 
Lady of Quality. A. 47 
Lady of the Camellias, The, 

164, 166 
Lady of the Slipper, The, 

131, 133 
Lady of the Weeping Willow 

Tree. The. 160 
Lady Patricia. 133, 13S 
Lady Precious Stream, 272, 

273 
Lady Soys Yes. A, 307 
Lady Slaney, The. 40, 48, 51 
Lady Teazle, 83, 8S 
Lady, The, 203. 205 
Lady Windermere's Fan, 45, 

149, 311, 313 
Lady With a Lamp, The, 

250, 2S3 
Lady's Name. A, 159, 161 
Lady's Not For Burning, The, 

326. 330. 362 
Luffing Room Ordy. 303. 305 
La Gioconda. 71 
Lahi, Bert, 239. 240, 249, 

257. 258. 265. 266. 270, 

271, 275, 285, 303, 305, 

310, 314, 335, 337, 35S 
L'Aiglon, 54, 56, 59, 157, 

233, 263, 265 
Laire, Judson, 269 
Lait, Jack, 147 
Lake, Harriet, 254 
LaJte, The, 259, 261 
La Locandiera, 42, 222 
I.,amas, Ferosusdo, 358 
Lambert. Geaice,^98, 300 
Lambert. Maude, 105, 136, 

156 
Lamont, Jennie, 141 
La Morte de CUopatre, 157 
Lancaster, Burt, 306 
Lanchester, Elsa, 254 
Land Is Bright, The, 291, 293 
Land of Nod, The, 102 
Land of Promise. The, 140 
Lander, Frank. 38 
Landi. Eliaa. 248 
Landis. Carol. 307 
Landis. Jessie Royce, 272. 
274. 275, 288, 295, 298, 
300, 310, 313, 325 
Lane, Louisa (Mrs. John 

Drew). 6. 9. 11. 29, 35, 
45, 47 
Lane, Lupino. 183, 213 
Lane, Rosemary, 293 
Lan-Fang. Mei, 247 
Lang, Charles, 306, 309 
Lang. Harold. 322. 325. 339, 

356 
Lang. Matheson. 119 
Langan. Glenn. 290. 294, 

295 
Langner. Lawrence, 151 
Langtry. LAY, 27. 28, SI, 43, 

70, 71, 75, 165 
Lansing. Robert. 366 
La Plume de Ma Tante, 365 
La Porte Chiusa, 201 
Larimore. Earle, 226, 231, 
237, 243 



378 



Lark, The, 351. 353, 354, 

359 
Larmore, James, 274 
Lamed, Mel, 350 
La Roque, Rod, 181 
Larrimore, Francine, 141, 
142, 152, 154, 164, 167. 
171, 174, 176, 186, 188, 
191, 222, 226, 242, 243, 
250, 252, 264 
LaRue, Grace, 97, 100, 102, 
106, 108, 119, 127, 165, 
167, 187, 191, 195 
LaSalle. Katharine, 139. 153 
Lascelles, Ernita, 193, 198 
Lasky, Charles. 282 
Lassie, 183, 184 
Lasl Mile, The 246, 247 
Last of Mrs. Cheyney, The, 

216, 217 
Last of the Hogans, The, 41 
Lost Waltz, The, 188 
Last Warning, The, 193 
Late Christopher Bean, The, 

255 
Late George Apley, The, 

302, 304 
La Tendresse, 193, 198 
Latham, Cynthia, 349 
La Tosca. 29, 41. 59 
Lauder, Harry, 102, 246, 

247 
Laugh, Clown, Laugh, 205 
Laugh Parade, The, 253, 254 
Laugh Time, 301 
Laugh, Town, Laugh!, 297 
Laughing Lady, The, 203 
Laughlin, Anna, 73 
Laughter of the Gods, The, 

178 
Laughton, Charles, 250, 253, 

254, 333, 337, 359 
Laurell, Kay, 149 
Laurence, Paula, 292, 298, 

326 
Laurie, Joe, Jr., 227, 275 
Lautner, Joseph, 340 
La Verne, Lucille, 110, 202, 

203 
Laverty, Johnny, 355 
Law of the Land, The, 145, 

148 
Lawford, Ernest, 152, 153, 

163, 218, 239, 267, 274 
Lawful Larceny, 193, 199 
Lawlor, Andrew, Jr., 172 
Lawrence, Carol. 340. 363 
Lawrence, Georgie. 145 
Lawrence. Gertrude. 213, 

214. 221. 222, 229, 243, 

250, 252. 273. 277. 278, 

283, 286. 292, 293. 306. 

307, 320, 334, 337 
Lawrence. Lillian, 129 
Lawrence. Margaret. 122. 

124, 168. 169. 176, 178, 

193. 194. 199. 236 
Lawson. John Howard. 255 
Lawson, Wilfrid, 267 
Lawton, Frank, 263, 264, 

277 
Lawton, Thais, 125, 128 
Laye. Evelyn, 242. 245. 278 
Lazer, Joan, 320 
Leach, Archie. 237. 245 
Leachman. Cloris. 339. 348. 

366 
Leah Kleschna, 80. 84 
Leah, the Forsaken, 10. 13 
Learning. Chet, 362 
Lean. Cecil. 102. 106. 155. 

167, 183 
Leave It to Jane, 167, 369 
Leave It to Me, 281, 282 
LeBreton, Flora, 239, 241 
LeBrun, Emma, 8 
Le Cid, 364, 367 
Leclercq, Charles, 26 
L'Ecole des Fcmjnes, 336, 

337 
Led Astray, 21 
Lederer, Francis, 255, 328, 

329, 330, 332 
Lederer, George, 59 
Lee. Auriol, 131 
Lee, Canada, 291, 292. 293. 

307, 308, 309, 311, 313 
Lee, Gypsy Rose, 275, 297 
Lee, Lila (Cuddles), 149, 

150 
Lee, Lillian. 128 
Lee. Lois. 318 
Leedom, Edna. 229 
Leeds. Nina. 237 
Leeds. Phil. 351 
Lefevre, Jean. 365 
Left Bank, The, 250, 253 
Le Gallienne, Eva. 159, 172, 

182. 183. 185, 187, 189, 

201, 202, 204, 222. 230, 

231. 238. 239, 246, 253, 

257, 259, 263, 269. 280, 

281, 286, 294. 296, 302, 

303. 307. 311, 313. 363 
Legend of Leonora, The, 

146. 233 
Leggatt. Alison. 365 
Legras. Jacques. 365 
Le Guere. George. 141, 160, 

176, 178, 180 
Lehar. Franz. 98 
Leiber, Fritz. 101. 125, 

169. 172. 193. 248 
Leigh. Philip. 219 
Leigh. Vivien, 289, 335 

337. 372 
Leighton. Margaret. 310. 

311, 358, 369, 372 
Lely, Durward, 29 
Lembeck, Harvey, 336, 349 
Lemoyne, W. J„ 17, 24 
Lend an Ear, 321 
Lenihan. Winifred. 185, 

187, 201. 226, 237 
Lenya. Lotte. 349 
Leonard, Eddie, 107, 179 
Leonard, Sheldon, 281 
Leontovitch, Eugenie, 246, 

256, 257, 298, 300, 313, 

348. 362 
Le Proces de Jeanne D'Arc, 

157 
Lemer, Alan Jay, 355 
LeRoy, Hal, 285, 295, 297 



LeRoy, Kenneth, 288, 363 
Les Ballets de Paris, 365 
Les Fausses Confidences, 

341 
Leslie, Bethel, 329 
Leslie, Elsie, 35, 41, 68, 71 
Leslie, Enid, 32 
Lesoir, George, 78 
Lester, Kate, 93 
L'Estrange, Julian, 132, 

134, 146 
Let 'Em Eat Cake, 261, 262 
Let Us Be Gay, 242, 243 
Lethcourt, H. J.. 35 
Let's Face It, 293 
Letter, The, 231 
Letters to Lucerne, 293 
Letty, 81, 84 
Letty Pepper, 195 
Levene. Sam. 255. 264, 268, 
277, 284, 306, 320, 332, 
356, 363, 367 
Levey, Ethel, 65, 73, 83, 
85, 106, 108, 292, 309 
Levick, Milnes, 11, 21, 22 
Levin, David, 350 
Lew Dockstader's Minstrels, 

83 
Lewers, Williams, 78, 111 
Lewis, Ada, 41, 55, 56, 106, 

133, 167, 173 
Lewis, Arthur, 103 
Lewis, Catherine, 53 
Lewis, David, 348 
Lewis, Flo, 179 
Lewis, Fred, 75 
Lewis, James, 17, 20, 26, 

32, 33 
Lewis, Jeffreys, 19, 23, 25, 

124 
Lewis, Joe, E., 281 
Lewis, Mary, 195 
Lewis, Robert, 250, 275, 

276 
Lewis, Sheldon, 127, 147 
Lewis, Ted, 179, 188, 235, 

236 
Lewis, Tom (Tommy), 161, 

300 
Lewisohn, Oscar, 91 
Leyssac, Paul, 222 
Liar, The, 29 
Liars, The, 52, 152 
Libel, 267, 269 
Liberty Belles, The, 66 
Liberty Hall, 45, 139 
Lie, The, 146, 149 
Liebler and Company, 59, 

122 
Lien, Evanna, 368 
Life Begins at 8:40, 265, 

266 
Life With Father, 283 
Life With Mother, 320 
Lifeline, 295 
Light That Failed, The, 75, 

77 
Light Up the Sky, 320 
Lightner, Winnie, 207, 213 
Lightnin, 168, 169, 185, 

279 
Light O' London, The, 124 
Li7 Aimer. 358, 359, 365 
Lilac Domino, The, 149 
Lilac Time, 163, 164 
Lilford, Henry, 40 
Lilies of the Field, 185, 186 
LUiom, 185, 189, 211, 256, 

257, 288, 289, 309 
Lillie, Beatrice, 213, 214, 
221, 225, 229, 239, 241, 
253, 254, 256, 257, 258, 
271, 275, 285, 286, 303, 
305, 321, 339, 361 
Lily, The, 109, 111 
Lincoln, Eugene. 185 
Linden. Eric, 265 
Linden, Marta, 313 
Lindfors, Viveca, 339, 340, 

348 
Lindsay, Howard, 283, 306, 

320, 333, 337 
Ling, Richie, 5.5 
Lingard, Alice Dunning, 22 
Lingard, Dickie. 22 
Linger Longer, Letty, 179 
Linley. Betty. 317 
Linn, Bambi. 315, 317, 321 
Linthicum, Lottie, 166 
Lion and the Mouse, The, 

87, 88 
Lion Tamer, The, 40, 45 
Lipman, Clara, 40, 48, 51, 

52, 93. 96, 117. 119, 232 
Lippe, Juliette, 156 
Lirk, Lisa, 322 
Lishner, Leon, 327 
' Listen, Lester, 173 
Lister, Francis, 201 
Litel, John, 264 
Literature, 159 
Litt, Jacob. 59 
Little Billy. 161 
Llitte Blue Devil, The,, 179 
Little Boy Blue, 127 
Little Brother, The, 171. 172 
Little Cafe, The, 143 
Little Cherub, The. 98. 97 
Little Christopher Columbus, 

47 
LiUle Clay Cart, The. 345 
Little Eyolf, 117, 120 
Little Foxes, The, 283, 285, 

310 '^2? 
Little Gray Lady, The. 94 
Liitle Hut. The, 344 
Little Jessie Jnmes, 205, 207 
Little Johnny Jones, 83, 85 
Little Journey, A, 170 
Little Lady in Blue. 158, 

159 
Little Lord Fauntleroy, 35, 

71 
Little Mary Sunshine, 369, 

370 
Little Milliorutire. The. 122 
Little Minister, The, 52, 56. 
80, 81, 87. 159, 216, 219 
Little Miss Bluebeard, 203, 

206 
Little Miss Fix-It. 127, 129 
Little Nellie Kelly. 195, 199 
Little Nemo, 107 
LiUle Old New York, 180, 
181, 183 



Little Princess, The, 74, 77 
Little Racketeer, A, 258 
Little Show The, 245 
Little Simplicity, 173 
Little Teacher, The, 169,171 
Little Trooper, The, 47 
Little Water on the Side, A, 

147 
Little Whopper, The, 179 
LUtte Women, 131 
Littleficld, Emma, 149 
Littlest Rebel, The, 127, 128 
Livesey, Roger, 276, 277 
Living Corpse, The, 245 
Living Newspaper, The, 275 
Lloyd, Alice, 143 
Lloyd, George, 286 
Lobell, Marc, 221 
Locke, Katherine, 277 
Locke, Mary Susan, 368 
Lockhart, Gene, 259 
Lockhart, June, 315, 317 
Loden, Barbara, 360 
Lodge, John, 291, 293, 

315, 317 
Loeb, Philip, 217, 277, 

303, 320 
Loessner, Frank, 355 
Loewe, Frederick. 355 
Loftus, Cecilia (Cissie), 61, 

66, 143, 145, 147, 221, 

227, 239, 255, 260, 

261, 263, 280 
Logan, Ella, 285; 297, 318 
Logan, Joshua, 323 
Lollipop, 213, 214 
Lomas, Herbert, 134, 243 
Lombardi, Ltd.. 163. 164 
London Assurance, 22 
Lonergan, Lester, 250, 315 
Lonesome Town, 105 
Long, Avon, 297, 308 
Long Day's Journey into 

Night, 359, 361, 362 
Long, John Luther, 70, 88 
Long, Matheson, 113 
Long Voyage Home, 319 
Look Back in Anger, 361, 

363 
Look Homeward Angel, 360, 

369 
Look, Ma, I'm Dancin', 321, 

Look Who's Here, 183 
Loper, Don, 286 
Lopokova, Lydia, 151 
Loraine, Emma, 27 
Loraine, Robert, 61, 66, 75, 
77, 84, 87, 133, 136, 
211. 223, 227, 253, 255 
Lorca, 365 
Lord and Lady Algy, 49, 

53, 164. 166 
Lord Chumley, 35 
Lord, Jack, 351 
Lord. Pauline, 133, 135, 
136, 165, 177, 181, 182. 
185, 192, 210, 231, 232, 
233 237. 239. 255, 272. 
288, 302. 304 
Lorimer, Wright, 81 
Loring, Eugene, 291 
Loring, Michael, 282 
Lorraine, Lillian, 113. 119, 
125, 133, 134, 135, 149. 
171. 179, 199 
Lorring, Joan, 328 
Losch, Tilly, 232. 245 
Losee, Frank, 78 
Lost in the Stars, 323, 325 
Lottery Man, The, 110 
Lottery of Love, 35 
Louis XI, 31, 77 
Louts the I4th. 219 
Louise, Tina, 359 
Louisiana Lou. 128 
Louisiana Purchase, 289, 

290 
Love and Let Love, 337 
Love Chase. The, 46 
Love City. The, 224, 226 
Love for Love, 289, 290, 

315. 317 
Love From a Stranger, 274, 

275 
Love Habit, The, 205 
Love. Honor and Betray. 248 
Love in Harness, 33 
Love Letter, The. 188 
Love Life, 321, 322 
Love in a Mist. 224, 225 
Love of Four Colonels, The, 

342, 345 
Love O' Mike, 167 
Love on Crutches, 30, 32 
Love on the Dole, 272 
Love, Phyllis, 334 
Love Watches. 103 
Lovejoy. Frank, 279, 372 
Lovers and Friends, 298 
Love's Labour's Lost, 40, 

342 
Love's Lottery. 83, 84 
Loves of Charles II, The, 

250 
Love's Old Sweet Song, 288 
Lovett, Josephine, 62 
Lowe, Edmund, 163, 171, 

174 
Lowell, Helen, 81, 112, 211 
Lower Depths, The, 201 
Lowry, Judith, 364 
Loualtics. 193 
Lucas, Jonathan, 348 
Luce, Clare Booth (Joyce 
Fair), 145, 146. 225. 228, 
229. 249, 2.50, 257, 258, 
276, 316, 339, 341 
Lucky Star, A, 115, 116 
Lucrecc, 256 
Lucy, Arnold, 131, 154 
Lugosi. Bela, 231, 233. 261 
Lukas, Paul, 291, 292 
Luke, Keye, 365 
Lullaby, The, 203, 205, 

347: 349 
Lulu Belle. 222. 225 
Lulu's Husband, 117 
Lumb. Geoffrey, 345 
Lunatics and Lovers, 347, 

348 
Lund. John. 297, 301, 

306. 307 
Lund, Marie, 297 
Lunsford, Beverly, 363 



Lunt, Alfred, 165, 166, 
174, 177, 186, 188, 201, 
203, 210, 211, 215, 216, 
217, 222, 224, 226, 227, 

237, 243, 247, 250, 259, 
260, 267, 270, 273, 276, 
278, 279, 280, 288, 294, 
295, 310, 312. 323, 346, 
347, 355, 356, 359, 363, 
365 

Lunt and Fontanne. See 
Lunt. Alfred, and Fon- 
tanne, Lynn 

Lunts, Sec Lunt, Alfred, 
and Fontanne, Lynn 

Lupino, Stanley, 228, 
235, 240 

Lure, The, 139 

Lute Song, 311, 313 

Lyles, Miller and, 205 

Lynde, Paul, 340 

Lynch, George W., 51 

Lyndal, Percy, 40 

Lynley, Carol, 367 

Lynn, Diana, 338. 339 

Lynn, Elaine, 358 

Lynn, Jeffrey, 366 

Lynn, William, 268, 336 

Lynne, Carol, 297 

Lyon, Ben, 202, 205 

Lyons. Colette, 314 

Lyons, Edmund D,, 57 

Lyons, Gene, 346 

Lyons, Gretchen, 67 

Lysistrata, 219. 246, 248 

Lytell, Bert, 149, 164, 167, 

238, 239, 248, 253, 254, 
263, 264, 284, 285, 292. 
293, 311 

Lytell, Wilfred, 193, 198 
Lythgoe, David, 68 
Lytton, L. Rogers, 116 
Mac, Nila, 169 
MacArthur, Charles, 237 
Macbeth, 37, 56, 157, 

159, 185, 186, 211, 228, 
238, 271, 292, 293, 319, 
359 
MacDonald, Christie, 49, 
51, 67, 82, 97, 102, 115, 
119, 120, 141, 183 
MacDonald, Donald, 156 

173, 178, 234, 259 
MacDonald, Jeanette, 235. 

241 245 
MacDonnell, Kathleen, 224 
MacFarlane, Bruce, 261 
MacFarlane, George, 124, 
127, 150. 152. 161, 172. 
241 
MacGibbon, Harriet, 240 
MacGrath, Leueen, 319, 

345, 353, 361 
Machinal, 238, 239, 241 
Mack, Andrew, 62, 64, 65, 

119 
Mack, Moran and, 213, 

225 228 
Mack Sennett Ballet, 318 
Mack, Willard, 165. 170, 

209 
Mackay, Edward, 117 
Mackay, Elsie, 182 
Mackay, F. F., 22, 32. 
Mackaye, Steele, 27, 28 
MacKellar. Helen. 158, 
159, 160, 169, 172, 176. 
178, 191, 209 
MacKenna, Kenneth, 193, 

197, 226, 263 
MacKinder, Lionel, 107 
Mackintosh, Louise, 110 
MacLean, R. D., 147 
MacLeish, Archibald, 365 
MacLiammoir, Michael, 

319, 320, 321 
MacMahon, Aline, 209, 221, 

237, 294, 296 
MacMurray, Fred, 249, 

261, 262 
Macomber, Mac, 160 
MacQuarrie. Benedict. 278 
MacRae, Gordon, 314 
Macready, William Charles, 

6 
MacWatters, Virginia. 297 
Mad Bargain, A., 45 
Mad Hopes, The. 256 
Madam President, 140, 142 
Madame Capet, 281 
Mme, Pompadour. 213 
Madame Sand, 164 
Mrru?. Sans-Gene, 44, 51 
Madame Sherry, 115, 116, 

117 
Madame Troubadour, 119 
Madame X, 115, 116, 233 
Madcap Duchess, The. 143 
Madcap Princess. A, 82 
Madcap, The, 239, 241 
Madden, Donald, 369 
Madden, Jeanne, 282 
Maddem. Merie, 213, 244, 

313 
Maddem, Minnie. See 

Fiske, Mrs. 
Madeleine, 51 
Mademoiselle, 255, 256 
Mile. Colombe, 347. 349 
Mile. Modiste, 89, 91, 141, 

245 
Madwoman of Chaillot, The, 

319 
Maeder, Clara* 6 
Maeterlinck, Maurice, 88, 

117, 151, 201 
Maffit, James S., 30, 32 
Maeda, 57. 67, 81, 104, 

222, 223 
Magdalena, 321 
Maggie Pepper. 123. 127 
Magic, 164, 165, 295 
Mflgic Melody. The. 177, 179 
Magic Ring, The, 207 
Magnificent Yankee, The. 

310, 312, 313 
Magnolia Alley, 325 
Magnolia Lady. The, 213 
Maharis, George, 368 
Mahoney, Will. 234, 235, 

254 
Maid in America, 155, 156 
Maid of the Mountains, The, 
173 



Main, Marjorie, 273 
Maitland, Lena, 184 
Major Barbara, 151, 152, 

153, 237, 359 
Major Pendcnnis. 158, 159 
Majority of One, A, 369 
Make a Million, 365, 367 
Make a Wish, 337 
Make It Snappy, 195, 199 
Make Mine Manhattan, 321 
Malbin, Elaine, 340 
Maiden, Karl, 315, 316, 

338, 339, 352 
Male, Animal, The. 288, 

289, 338, 339 
Maley. Stepheo, 128 
Malina. Luba. 309 
Malleson, Miles, 310 
Mallory, George, 27 
Mallory, Marshall, 27 
Malone, Nancy, 359 
Malvaloca, 194 
Mamba'a Daughters, 283, 

284 
Mam'selle Napoleon, 74, 77 
Man and Superman, 87, 133, 

315, 317 
Man From Blankley's, The, 

75, 76 
Man From Home, The, 104 
Man From Mexico, The, 110 
Man in Possession, The, 248 
Man in the Moon, The, 53 
Man O' Airlie, 16, 21 
Man of Destiny, The. 87, 

217 218 
Man o'f the Hour, The, 93 
Man on the Box, The, 90 
Man, The, 328, 330 
Man Who Came Back, The, 

157, 160 
Man Who Came to Dinner, 

The, 283, 284 
Man Who Married a Dumb 

Wife, The. 153 
Man Who Owns Broadway, 

The, 113 
Man Who Stayed at Home, 

The, 171 
Man Who Stood Still, The, 

105 
Man With a Load of 

Mischief. The, 219 
Manhattan Mary. 234, 235 
Mann, Iris, 327, 340 
Mann, Louis, 40, 49, 51, 

52, 74 82, 85, 93, 102, 
105, 117, 120, 133, 135, 
151 154, 168, 182, 
210, 232 

Mannering, Mary, 41, 44, 

53, 58, 59, 69, 70, 89, 
91, 107, 117. 122, 125 

Manners, David, 311, 313 
Manners, J. Hartley, 71, 

103, 131, 164, 172 
Manners, Lady Diana. 212. 

213 
Manning, Irene, 309 
Manning, Jack, 300, 348 
Manning, Natalie, 168 
Man's World, A, 117 
Mansfield, Jayne, 351 
Mansfield, Martha, 179 
Mansfield, Rankin. 260 
Mansfield, Richard. 31, 33, 

34, 36, 37, 44, 47, 50, 

52, 55, 60, 63, 71, 75. 

87, 89, 93, 101 
Manson, Alan, 314 
Mantell, Robert. 31, 35, 36, 

50, 56. 79. 89, 101, 111, 

113, 125, 129, 151, 153, 

165, 169, 186, 193, 202, 

228 
Mantell, Mrs. Robert. See 

Hamper, Genevieve 
Manville, Lorraine, 214 
Many Happy Returns, 307, 

308 
Maple, Audrey, 135 
Maraud, Patricia, 341 
Marbe. Fay, 199 
Marbury, Jane, 113 
Marceau, Marcel, 351, 352 
Marceline, 90, 91 
Marcelle. 107, 108 
March, Frederic, 223. 283, 

284. 291, 294, 303, 304, 
310, 312, 328, 332, 333, 
337, 359 

March Hares, 185, 187 
Marco Millions, 237 
Marden. Adrienne, 273 
Marenga, Use, 213 
Margaret Schiller. 1.57 
Margetson, Arthur, 195, 241, 

283, 314, 323, 325 
Margin Fo' E'^or, 284, 285 
Margo, 267, 271, 277. 

285, 303 

Maria Golovin, 365, 366 
Maria Rosa, 147 
Marie Antoitiette, 186, 191 
Marie Tudor, 364 
Marie-Odile. 152, 154 
Mariners, 233 
Marinka, 309 
MarinofF. Fania, 111. 113. 
147. 157. 159, 182. 187. 
189, 191, 202, 204, 205, 

253, 265 
Marion, George. 176 
Marion, Joan, 267 
Marionettes, The, 123 
Marjolaine, 195 
Marjorie. 214 

Marit of the Beast, The, 153 
Mark Twain Tonight!. 369 
Markey, Enid, 174. 285, 

292, 295, 302, 312, 338 
Markham, Pauline, 14 
Markova, Alicia, 303, 305 
Marlowe, Christopher. 277. 

355 
Marlowe, Gloria, 350, 353 
Marlowe, Hugh, 281 
Marlowe, James C, 145, 

161 
Mariowe, Julia, 34. 37. 40, 

41, 44, 46, 47, 50, 52, 

54, 56, 61, 66, 79, 80, 89, 

100, 101, 111, 113, 117. 

120. 125, 134, 140, 177, 

190 



Marlowe. Sothem and, 186, 

201 
Marquand, Nancy, 303 
Marquis, Marjorie. 259 
Marquise, The, 232 
Marr. Paula, 116, 147, 150 
Marriage a la Carte, 127 
Marriage Game, The, 139 
Marriage Market, The, 141 
Marriage of a Star, The, 

117 
Marriage of Convenience, A, 

169, 172 
Marriage of Kitty, The, 76. 

149 
Marriage of William Ashe, 

The, 90 
Marriage-Go-Routtd, The, 

364. 365 
Marrying Mary, 97 
Mars, Orilla, 124 
Marsh, Howard, 213, 214, 

233, 235 
Marshal, Alan, 271 
Marshall, Boyd, 184 
Marshall, Everett. 261, 266 
Marshall. Herbert, 217, 240, 

254, 255, 256 
Marshall, Irby. 254 
Marshall, Patricia, 309 
Marshall, Sarah, 355 
Marshall, TuUy, 39, 105, 

106, 109, 133. 135 
Marshall, WilHam, 336. 337 
Marston, Joel,304 
Marstens, Carl, 116 
Martin Chuzzlewit. 61 
Martin, George, 339 
Martin, Mary, 281, 282, 
298, 301, 311, 313, 323, 
324, 347, 348, 351, 368 
Martin, Merry, 364 
Martin, Nan, 364 
Martin, Neil, 172 
Martin. Richard, 308 
Martin, Vivian, 131, 132, 
135, 139, 148, 187, 188, 
222, 224, 355 
Martindel, Edward, 127, 129 
Martinetti, Ignacio, 97, 116 
Martin -Harvey, John, 48 
Mary, 183, 184 
Mary Jane's Pa, 105, 107 
Mary Magdalene, 117 
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, 

201, 205 
Mary of Magdala, 70, 71 
Mary of Scotland, 259, 261 
Mary Rose, 182, 183 
Mary Sfnarf, 187, 361, 363 
Mary the Third, 202, 205 
Mary'* Ankle, 164, 167 
Mary's Lamb, 107 
Marx Brothers, 213, 214, 

221, 239, 241 
Mascot. The, 45 
Mask, and tfte Face, The, 

259 261 
Masked Ball. The. 40, 45 
Mason, Ann, 316 
Mason, James, 315, 316, 

317 
Mason, John B., 22, 53, 75, 
84, 94, 98, 99, 119, 123, 
126, 134, 139, 145, 146, 
152, 170 
Mason, Mary, 273, 288 
Mason, Pauline, 228 
Mason, Reginald, 185, 223, 

227 254 
Masque of Kings, The, 277 
Masqueraders, The, 40, 47, 

164, 166 
Massen, Louis, 87 
Massey, Anna, 359 
Massey. Hone, 298, 300, 

301 
Massey, Raymond, 250, 253, 
263, 264, 272, 279, 292. 
294, 306. 307, 323, 345, 
364 
Master Builder, The, 99, 

101. 122 
Master Mind, The, 139 
Matchmaker, The, 351, 359 
Matheson, Murray, 344 
Mathews, Carmen, 317 
Mathews, Charles J., 6, 18 
Matriarch, The, 248 
Matteson, Ruth. 272, 313, 

314, 330, 359 
Matthews. A. E., 187, 202, 
204, 216, 231, 233, 242, 
243, 255, 256, 281, 323, 
369 
Matthews, Gerald, 296 
Matthews, Jessie, 245 
Matthison, Edith Wynne, 
69. 70, 79, 104, 119, 
125, 141, 157, 159 
Mature, Victor, 292. 293 
Maude, Beatrice, 197 
Maude, Cyril. 140, 141. 

169. 171, 203, 217 
Maude, Margery, 140 
Maugham, Somerset, 103, 

140, 163, 261 
Maupassant, Guy de, 243 
Maurice, 135 
Mawson, Edward H., 41 
Maxwell, Elsa, 110, 111 
Maxwell, Vera. 125 
May. Edna. 46. 49, 52, 

63, 65, 82. 84, 90, 92 
May, Flo, 143 
May, Lola, 107 
May, Marty, 293 
May Wine, 271 
Maya, 237. 344, 345 
Maycliffe, Ruth, 108, 120. 

131 
Mayfair. Mitzi, 266 
Mayehoff, Eddie. 363 
Mavfield, Cleo, 155, 183, 

198 
Mavhew, Kate, 30, 226. 

238, 264 
Mavhew, Stella, 127, 134, 

235 
Mayo. Frank, 21, 25, 51 
Mayo, Martha, 168 
Mayo, Mary, 112 
Mayor of Tokio, The, 91 
Maytime, 165, 167 
McAlUster, Paul, 104 



379 



McCann, Frances, 317 
McCarthy, Kevin, 300, 338, 

349 
McCarty, Mary, 322, 323, 

330 
McClelland, Charles, 269 
Mcaendon, Rose, 222, 231, 

269 
McCUntic. Guthrie, 149, 

152, 2S0 
McComas, Carroll, 143, 
154, 159, 166, 180, 182, 
201, 203. 233, 328 
McConneU, Lulu, 221 
McCord, Nancy, 271 
McCormack, Patty, 347 
McCormick, F. J., 257 
McCormick, Myron, 263 
264, 272, 295, 302, 308.. 
323, 324. 352 
McCown. Ellen, 372 
McCoy, Bessie. 90, 97, 106, 

107. 125, 129, 167 
McCoy, Mary, 245 
McCoy, Mildred, 244 
McCracken, Joan, 303, 309, 

336, 337 
McCree, Junie, 68 
McCullers, Carson, 328 
McCullouKh. Clark and, 
195, 213, 225, 229, 249, 
265 
McCullough, John, 6, 15, 

17, 32 
McCullough, Paul, 257, 258 
McCullough, Philip, 214 
McCutcheon, Bill, 355 
McDermott, Tom, 325 
McDevitt. Ruth, 342 
McDonald, Eva, 124 
McDonald. Maxine. 204 
McDowall, Roddy 344, 352, 

360 
McDowell, Melbourne, 50 
McFarland, Nan. 319 
McGavin. IJarren. 342, 349, 

351, 381 
McGee, Florence, 264 
McGlynn, Frank, 174, 177, 

209 
McGowan. Jack. 179, 183, 

184, 207 
McGrath, Paul, 260, 278 
McGarth, Thomas, 85 
McGuire, Dorothy, 291, 

McHugh. Frank, 231 
Mcintosh, Burr, 38. 41, 46, 

51, 89, 153, 154. 172 
Mclntyre and Heath. 179 
Mclntyre. Frank. 101. 104, 

105, 107, 123, 126, 131, 

133, 178, 179, 221, 245 
Mclntyre, James, 91, 92 
Mclntyre, Leila, 127, 128 
Mclntyre, MoUy, 146, 167, 

213 
McKee, John, 329 
McKeever, Jacqueline, 372 
McKenna, Kenneth, 223 
McKenna, Siobhan, 353, 

358, 363 
McKenna'a Flirtation, 36 
McLean, Ian, 277 
McLerie, AUyn, 322, 323, 

355 
McMahon, Horace, 367 
McMahon, James, 304 
McManus, John, 171 
McMaster. Anew. 362 
McNaughton, Charles, 168, 

170 
McNaughton, Tom, 161 
McNeil, Claudia, 370 
McRae, Bruce. 61. 71, 75, 

87, 92, 117, 131, 132, 

139. 141. 164. 169. 170. 

174, 193, 198. 206 
McRae. Ellen. 363 
McRae. Gordon. 311 
Me and Juliet, 345 
Me and Molly, 320 
Meacham. Anne. 366 
Meadows. Jayne. 365 
Meakins. Charles. 150 
Meanest Man in the World, 

The, 180. 184 
Measure for Measure, 359 
Mecca, 180, 183 
Medea. 151, 154, 181, 315, 

317 
Meddler, The, 52 
Medford, Kay, 351, 360 
Medium, The, 317, 318 
Meek. Donald. 243. 244 
Meek. Kate. 53. 117 
Meeker. Ralph, 315. 342 
Meet the People, 289 
Meet the Prince, 245 
Meet the Wife, 204. 205 
Meg Merriliea, 35 
Meier. June, 266 
Meighan, Thomas. 81. 125 
Meisner. Edith. 217. 221. 

292. 293 
Meisner. Sanford. 261 
Mellish. Fuller. 33 
Mellor. Baouel. 222. 223 
Melody, 261, 262 
Melody of Youth, The, 159 
Melting Pot, The, 110 
Melville. Herman. 333 
Melville. Rose. 57. 58 
Melvin. Allan. 338 
Member of the Wedding, 

The. 326, 328 
Men and Women, 41 
Men in Wfcite 259, 261 
Mendelssohn, Eleonora, 

273, 275 
Mendum. Georgie Drew, 

102, 158. 164, 170. 193. 

194. 222, 223, 259, 261 

267 
Menken. Adah Isaacs, 8, 9, 

13 
Menken, Grave, 239 
Menken, Helen, 209, 238, 
240, 247, 248 
MenoHi. Gian-Carlo, 317, 

330, 347, 365 
Merande, Doro, 298. 320 
Mercenary Mary, 220 



Mercer, Beryl. 159, 161. 

165. 170. 182. 203. 206. 

210, 212. 227 
Mercer. Ruhy. 275 
Merchant of Venice, The, 

6. 29. 31. 34. 37. 45. 62. 

65, 77. 79. 157. 159, 

193, 196, 219, 238. 248, 

250. 252. 315. 342. 361. 

362 
Merchant of Yonkera, 281 
Merchartt, The, 41 
Meredith. Burgess. 281. 267. 

276. 277. 288, 289, 294, 

296, 310, 311, 339, 348. 

359 
Meredith. Lois. 147 
Merely Mary Ann, 75. 77 
Merivale. John, 340, 359 
Merivale, Philip. 147. 148. 

158. 159. 176. 182. 202. 

204. 210, 233. 242. 243. 

250. 259, 261, 264, 269, 

271, 272, 273, 283, 291. 

293 
Mermaids Singing, The, 

306. 308 
Merman. Ethel, 249, 254, 

257, 258, 265. 275. 285. 

286, 289, 290, 298, 301, 

310, 314, 330, 331, 358, 

368 
Merrill, Beth, 193, 213, 317 
Merrill, Scout. 344. 349 
Merrily We Roll Along, 263 
Merritt, Arnold. 364 
Aferrv Countess. The, 

135, 137 
Merry Matones, The, 235 
Merry Monarch, The, 41 
Merry Widow Burlesque, 

The, 103 
Merry Widow, The, 98, 

103, 254, 301 
Merry Wives of Gotham, 

The, 210 
Merry Wives of Windsor, 

The. 32, 37, 157, 159, 

238 369 
Merry'-Go-Round, 234, 235 
Merton of the Movies, 193, 

195 
Message from Mars. A, 

61, 66 
Messenger Boy. The. 65, 66 
Mestayer, Harry, 141 
Mestayer, William A., 36 
Metaxa, Georges, 254, 265 
Meteor, 243, 244 
Methot, Mayo, 248 
Metropolitan Opera 

Company, 74, 106 
Mexican Hayride, 303 
Meyer, Josephine, A.. 151 
Mice and Men, 75. 77 
Michael and Mary, 242. 

244 
Michelena, Vera, 87, 119. 

146. 149, 156, 179. 188 
Michener. James A.. 323 
Mid-Channel, 116 
Middle of the Night, 355, 

356 
Middleman. The. 38, 41. 61 
Middleton. Ray. 261. 262, 

298, 301, 314, 322 
Midnight Bell, A 37 
Midnight Girl, The, 149, 

150 
Midnight Sons, The, 109 
Mid-Summer, 342 
Midsummer Night's Dream, 

A, 33, 34, 76. 231, 232, 

347, 349. 364, 365, 369 
Mighty Dollar, The, 16, 25 
Mikado, The, 35, 36, 119. 

120. 133, 233, 235 
Milan, Frank, 353 
Miles, Lotta, 214 
Milestones, 131 
Milgrim's Progress, 210 
Milky Way, The, 263, 265 
Millar, Gertie, 107 
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 

176 
Miller, Agnes, 38 
Miller and Lyles, 205 
Miller, Ann, 285 
Miller, Arthur, 315, 

323, 328 
Miller, Buzz, 339. 347 
Miller. Gilbert. 80 
Miller. Henry. 39. 40, 41, 

44, 45, 47. 51, 63, 66, 

79. 80. 85. 93, 95. 96, 

123, 137, 169, 172, 174, 

176, 177, 193, 198, 

202, 205 
Miller, Marilyn, 147, 149, 

155. 156. 161. 171. 176. 

181. 183. 211. 212. 219. 

220, 239, 241, 249, 261, 

262 
Miller, Wynne, 370 
MiHion, The, 124 
Millionairess, The, 339, 340 
Mills, Florence. 220 
Mills, Frank, 65 
Mills, Grace, 315' 
Millward, Jessie, 36. 53. 

63. 79. 94. 96 
Miltem John. 264 
Milton. Barbara. 158 
Mima, 237. 240 
Music World, The, 106. 108 
"Mind-the-Paint" Girl, The, 

134. 136 
Minevitch. Borah. 221 
Minick, 210. 213 
Minot. Anna. 332 
Minotis. Alexis. 339 
Minter. Mary Miles. 127, 

128 
Miracle Man, The, 145 
Miracle of St. Anthony, A. 

151 
Miracle. The. 212, 213 
Miracle Worker. The. 369, 

370 
Mirage, The, 180, 181 
Miramova, Elena, 298, 300 
Miranda, Carmen. 285, 286, 

293 



Misalliance, 164, 342, 344 
Misanthrope, 87, 89 
Misleading Lady, The, 139, 

140 
Miss Dolly Dollars. 91 
Miss Dudelsack, 134 
Miss Helyett. 41 
Miss Hobbs. 53 
Miss Hook of Holland, 102 
Miss Information, 156 
Miss Innocence, 105, 106 
Miss Liberty, 323, 325 
Miss Lulu Sett, 180, 182 
Mis' Nelly of N'Orleans, 

176, 178 
Miss 1917. 167 
Miss Princess, 136 
Miss Simplicity, 68 
Miss Springtime, 161 
Missouri Legend, 281, 282 
Mr. and Mrs. North, 293 
Mister Antonio, 159, 160 
Mr. Bluebeard. 73 

Mr. GUhooley, 249 

Mr. Hamlet of Broadway, 

107 
Mister Johnson, 355 
Mr. Lazarus, 159 
Mr. Pickwick, 73 
Mr. Pirn Passes By. 186. 187 
Mister Roberts, 320 
Mr. Sycamore. 295 
Mr. Wix of Wickham, 83 
Mr. Wonderful, 355 
Mr. Wu. 147. 149 
Mistinguett. 213 
Mrs. Black Is Back. 82 
Mrs. Bumpstead-Leigh. 123, 

126, 245 
Mrs. Dcering'a Divorce, 75 
Mrs. Dot, 117 
Mrs. January and Mr. X, 

302 
Mrs. Leffingwell's Boots, 

90 
Mrs. McThing, 338, 339 
Mrs. Moonlight, 249 
Mistress Nell, 54, 59 
Mrs. Patridge Presertts, 216. 

219 
Mrs. Peckam's Carouse, 103 
Mrs. Reilly and the 400. 48 
Mrs. Warren's Profession, 87 
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage 

Patch, 81 
Mitchell, Cameron, 323, 

Mitchell, Dodson, 87 
Mitchell, Grant, 115, 145, 

163, 166, 186, 187, 191, 

203 
Mitchell, Maggie, 7, 13, 15 
Mitchell, James, 318 
Mitchell, Lathrop, 250 
Mitchell, Margaret. 322 
Mitchell. Millard. 268. 281 
Mitchell. Rena. 293 
Mitchell. Thomas. 170. 

177. 224. 226. 257, 269, 
317, 323, 

Mitzi. See Hajos. Mitzi 
Mixed Marriage, 124. 182. 

183 
Mix-Vp, A, 149 
Mizzoura, 40 
M'liss, 25 

Mociting Bird, The, 69 
Modem Eve, A, 155, 156 
Modem Magdalen, A, 67 
Modieska, Helena. 20. 25. 

26. 31. 36. 37. 41. 44. 

53. 55. 56 
Modo. Michel. 365 
Moeller. Philip. 151 
Moiseyev Dance Company. 

365. 367 
Moissi. Alexander. 232. 234 
Moliire. 89, 174, 178, 

261, 337 
MoUenhauer, E., 8 
Mollien, Roger, 364 
Mollusc, The, 103 
Molnar, Ferenc, 104, 185, 

202 237 
Moloch, 152, 153, 154 
Monahan, Dickie, 296 
Money Mad, 38 
Monks, James, 300, 313 
Manna Vanna, 87. 88 
Monroe. Frank. 115. 190 
Monroe. George W,. 105. 

106. 127, 156. 161 
Monroe. Lucy. 73 
Monsieur Beaucaire, 132. 

137. 179 
Monster, The, 193 
Montague. H. J.. 17. 19 
Montalban. Ricardo. 362 
Montand. Yves. 368 
Monte Carlo, 46 
Monte Crista, 44. 55. 59 
Monte Crista. Jr.. 176. 179 
Monterey. Charlotte, 199 
Montez, Lola, 6 
Montgomery and Stone, 73, 

97. 115. 117, 131, 

149, 150 
Montgomery David. 63. 73. 

133. 136. 167 
Montgomery. Douglas. 231. 

237. 242. 244. 259. 

261 
Montgomery, William, 135, 

1.37. 143 
Month in the Country, A, 

246, 247 
Montscrrat, 325 
Moon for the Misbegotten. 

A. 360. 361 
Moon Is Blue, The, 333. 

334. 3-39 
Moon Is Down, The, 295 

296 
Moon Over Mtdberry Street, 

269 
Mooney. Ria. 257 
Moonflmver, 210. 211 
Moonlight and Honeysuckle, 

176. 178 
Moonlight Mary, 1.59 
Moonshine, 91 
Moor Bom. 263. 264 
Moore. Candy. 364 
Moore, Constance, 297 



Moore, Dennie, 350 

Moore, Florence, 135, 137, 
143, 161, 166, 181, 182, 
188, 190. 205, 206, 221, 
227, 235 

Moore, George Leon, 127, 
134 

Moore, Grace. 205. 206. 
213. 257. 258 

Moore. Jill Edmond, 243 

Moore. John. 26 

Moore. Maggie, 27 

Moore, Mary, 81, 85 

Moore, Meriel, 321 

Moore, Victor, 93, 149, 
216, 222, 235, 239, 240, 
253, 254, 261, 262, 265, 
266, 281, 282, 289, 290, 
297. 309. 311. 314. 362 

Moorehead. Agnes. 333. 337 

Moores. Clara. 182 

Morals of Marcus. The. 100 

Moran. Lois. 253. 254. 262 

Moran and Mack, 213, 
225, 228 

Morant, Fanny, 8, 19 

More Than Queen. 56, 58 

Morgan, Claudia, 277, 

281, 302, 340 
Morgan, Edward J., 44, 

S3, 71 
Morgan, Frank, 169, 173, 

176, 205, 212, 222, 224, 

247, 248, 254 
Morgan, Helen, 221, 233 

235, 245, 254 
Morgan, Ralph, 145, 151, 

153, 195, 201, 203. 
294. 295. 296 

Morgan. Sydney J. 128 
Morison. Patricia. 281, 

282. 321. 322 
Morley, Karen. 296 
Morley. Robert. 279, 280, 

Morley, Victor, 199 
Morning Star, 288, 295 
Morning's At Seven, 285 
Morosco, Oliver, 152 
Morris, Chester, 224, 225, 

231, 237, 240 
Morris, Clara, 17, 18, 

79, 83 
Morris, Mary, 151, 210, 

211, 213, 265 
Morris, McKay, 157, 159, 

160, 176, 177, 178, 198, 

201, 205, 253, 259, 261, 

273, 294 
Morris, Wayne, 362 
Morris, William, 79. 82, 

113, 155, 182 
Morrison, Adrienne, 218 
Morrison, Anne, 182 
Morrison, Charles P., 146 
Morrison, Mabel, 89 
Morse, Robert, 351, 367 
Mortimer, Dorothy, 166 
Mortimer, Estelle, 57 
Morton, Harry K.. 183, 

184, 301 
Morton, James C, 137 
Moscovitch. Maurice, 247, 

248 
Moscow Art Players, 201 
Moscow Art Theatre 

Musical Studio, 219 
Moscowitz, Jennie, 252 
Moskvine, Ivan. 201. 
Moss. Arnold. 308, 309 
Moss, Theodore, 8 
Most Happy Fella. The. 

355, 356 
Most Immoral Lady, A, 238 
Moth and the Flame, The, 

56 
Mother, 115 
Mother Carey's Chickens. 

164, 166 
Mother, The, 283, 285 
Moulan. Frank, 88, 115, 

135, 149 
Moulton, Harold, 264 
Mounet-Sully. Jean, 38, 47 
Mountain Climbers. The. 94 
Mountain Man, The, 187, 

188 
Mountcbonlt, The. 203, 206 
Mourning Becomes Electro, 

252, 253 
Mowatt, Anna Cora, 6 
Mowbray, Henry, 225 
Mower, Margaret, 151, 

159, 177, 178 
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 

222, 223 
Much Ado About Nothing, 

31, 45, 56, 79, 133, 137, 

139, 339, 341, 361, 362, 

369 
Muir, Gavin; 182, 218 
Mulatto, 269 

Mulhare, Edward, 362, 386 
Mulkins. Katharine, 116 
MuUe, Ida, 31, 33 
Mulligan Guard. The, 2S 
MuMigan's Guard Ball, 30, 

45 
Mullikin, Bill, 340 
Mummy and the Humming 

Bird. The, 70 
Mundy. Meg. 320. 323 
Muni. Paul (Muni 

Wisenfrend). 224. 227, 

232. 237. 252. 253. 283, 
284. 294. 296, 311, 312, 
323. 350 

Munshin. Jules, 311. 330 

Munson Ona, 268 

Murder at the Vanities, 261 

Murder in the Cathedral. 

275 
Murder on the Second Floor, 

243. 244 
Murdock. Ann. 111. 122. 

124. 145, 146, 147, 153, 

154, 159, 161 
Murfin, Jane, 163 
Murphy, Dean, 298, 301 
Murohy, Donald, 307, 308, 

311, 314, 338, 340 
Murohy, George, 253, 254, 
261, 262 



Murphy, Joseph, 50 
Murphy, Tim, 176 
Murray Anderson's 

Almanack, 245 
Murray, Don, 334, 350 
Murray, Elizabeth, 116, 

143, 150, 161, 173 
Murray, J. Harold. 184. 

221. 229. 235. 236, 

257, 265 
Murray, John, T., 156 
Murray, Ken, 271, 323 
Murray, Kathleen, 369 
Murray, Mae, 97, 106, 

107, 113, 156 
Murray Walter, 6 
Murray, Wynn, 278 
Musgrove, Gertrude, 294, 

295 296 
Music Box Revue, 188, 190, 

195, 199, 205, 206, 

213, 214 
Music in My Heart, 317 
Music in the Air, 257, 258 
Music Man, The. 361, 363, 

365, 366, 369 
Music Master, The, 80, 81, 

100, 159 
My Darlin' Aida, 339, 340 
My Dear Children, 288, 

289, 290 
My Dear Public, 301 
My Fair Lady, 355, 361, 

362, 365, 366, 369 
My Heart's in the High- 
lands, 285 
My Lady Friends, 174 
My Lady Peggy Goes To 

Town, 75, 77 
My Lady's Dress, 146, 149 
My Lady's Honor, 151 
My Maryland, 234, 235 
My Name Is Acquilon. 325 
My Romance, 321 
My Sister Eileen, 288, 345 
My Three Angela, 342 
My Wife, 98, 99 
Myers, Carmel, 177 
Myers, Louise, 13 
Myrtil, Odette, 220, 225, 

229, 239, 241. 309 
Myskind. Morrie. 253 
Nadiy, 35. 36 
Nagel. Conrad. 168. 169. 

170, 294, 307, 308, 319 
Naked Genius, The, 298 
Naldi, Nila, 168, 171, 

176, 182, 256, 258 
Namara, Margaret, 155, 

184 
Nancy and Company, 33 
Nancy Brown, 73 
Narum, 45 
Nares, Owen, 139 
Nash, Florence. 99. 100, 

136. 152. 195. 224 
Nash. George, 85, 99, 116, 

145, 148, 227 
Nash, Mary, 87, 109, 122, 

124, 139, 152, 157, 

160, 169, 170, 182, 183, 

185, 203, 205, 224, 227, 

231, 232, 255 
Nasimoff, Mme. See 

Nazimova, Alia 
Nathan, George Jean, 141 
Nathan Hale, 51, 53 
Natitmal Anthem, The, 193, 

195 
National Comedie Francaise 

Company, 351, 352 
National Company, 323 
National Touring Companies, 

381 
Native Son, 291. 293 
Natwick. Mildred. 263. 

282. 291, 292, 294, 

296, 310 
Naughty Cinderella, 218, 

219 
Naughty Marietta, 115, 117 
Naughty Riquette, 228 
Nazimova. Alia (Mme. 

Nasimoff). 94. 95. 99, 

100, 101, 114, 117, 120, 

123, 134, 149, 154, 164, 

166, 168, 169, 203, 238, 

239. 245. 246. 247. 252, 

253, 256, 257, 267, 268, 

272. 283. 285 
Neal. Patricia. 310. 312. 

313, 340 
Nearly a Hero, 106, 108 
Nearly Married, 139, 141 
Ned McCobb's Daughter, 

224, 227 
Ned Waybum's Town 

Topics, 156 
Neff, Hildegarde, 352 
Negin, Louis. 355 
Neill. James. 71 
Neilson. Adelaide, 20, 21, 

24, 25 
Neilson-Terry, Phyllis, 147, 

153, 154, 358 
Nelis, Sylvia, 184 
Nellie Bly, 311. 314 
Nelson. Barry. 298, 317, 

320, 325, 333, 334 
Nelson, Carol, 340 
Nelson, Gene Berg, 293, 

Nelson, Kenneth. 337 
Nelson. Ruth. 250 
Nervous Wreck, The, 202, 

204 
Nesbit, Evelyn (Evelyn 

Florence, Mrs. Harry K. 

Thaw). 68 
Nesbitt. Cathleen. 124. 

158. 159. 164. 165. 326. 

329. 345. 355. 357 
Nesbitt. Miriam, 96 
Nesbit. Tom. 183. 193 
Nesmith. Ottola. 160 
Nest, The. 193 
Nethersole, Olga, 46, 51, 

52, 57, 59, 89, 92. 104, 

110, 113, 117, 143 
Nevendorff, Mme.. 113 
Never Again, 52 
Never Homes, The, 127 
Neper Say Die, 134, 136 



Neville, John. 359, 364 
New Facea, 265, 266. 339 
New Facea of J 936. 275 
New Facea of 1942, 297 
New Facea of 1952, 340 
New Facea of '56, 355 
New Girl in Town, 361, 363 
New Gossoon. The, 257 
New Henrietta, The, 141, 

142 
New Lady Bantock, The, 

110 
Neu) Life, A, 298, 300 
New Moon, The, 239, 240 
New Secretary, The, 139, 141 
New Way To Pay Old Debts, 

A, 30 
New York Idea, The, 94, 152 
New York Opera Company, 

297 
New Yorkers, The, 249 
Neway, Patricia, 327, 366 
Newbold, Robinson, 177, 191 
Newcomb, Mary, 203, 216, 

219 
Newcombe, Jessamine, 289 
Newell, Dorothy, 148 
NeweU, Michael, 315, 318 
Newman, Paul, 350, 352, 370 
Newmar, Julie, 364 
Newton, Kate, 15 
Newton, Richard, 347 
Niesen, Gertrude, 265, 266, 

303, 304, 305 
Niblo, Fred, 83, 152, 153 
Nicander, Edwin, 172 
Nice People, 186, 187, 188 
Nichols, Aime, 193 
Nichols. Beatrice. 204 
Nicholson, Paul, 117 
Nielsen, Alice, 55, 58 
Nielson, Christine, 119, 120, 

Niftiea of 1923, 205, 207 
Nigger. The, 112 
Night Boat. The. 183 
Night Hawk. 216, 219 
Night in Spain, A, 235 
Night in the Houae, 269 
Night tn Venice, A, 245 
Night Lodging, 177 
Night Musi Fo«, 272, 273 
Night of January 16. The, 269 
Night Off. A, 32 
Night Over Taoa. 255 
Nightingale. The. 235 
Nighty-Night, 177, 179 
Niki, Maraco, 343 
Nillson, Carlotta. 81. 84. 93, 

94, 95 
Nino, 337 
Nina Roaa. 249 
Nine Pin« Street, 259 
Nineteenth Hole of Europe. 

The. 325 
1 9th Hole. The. 232 
90 in the Shade. 155 
Nirdlinger, 39 
Nissen, Greta (Grethe Ruzt- 

Nissen), 210, 213, 225 
Niven, David, 337 
Nixon and Zimmerman, 59 
No Exit, 311, 312 
No Foolin', 225, 229 
No More Ladies. 263, 264 
No, No, Nanette, 219, 220 
No Time For Comedy. 283, 

284 
No Time For Sergeants, 352 
Noah, 269 
NoWc, Robert, 204 
NoWe Spaniard, The, 

110, 111 

Nobody's Widow, 115-117 
Nolan, Doris, 294, 296 
Nolan, Lloyd, 259, 260, 263, 

346, 347 
Nolle, Charles, 325, 328, 329 

333, 337, 346 
Noose, The, 224, 227 
Norcross, Hale, 180 
Norman, Christine, 111, 152, 

153, 157, 172, 198 
Norman, Karyl, 228 
Norreys, Rose. 33 
Norris. James. 221 
Norris. William. 56. 73. 139, 

155, 165, 167. 235 
North, Bobby, 143 
North, Olive, 84 
Norton, Dean, 299 
Norton, Mr., 8 
Norton, Ruby, 135 
Norton, William A., 124 
Norworth, Jack, 97, 106, 
107, 113, 119, 120, 127, 
129 
Not So Long Ago, 182, 183 
Nothing But Lies, 169, 171 
Nothing But the Truth, 157, 

160 
Novelli, Ermette, 100, 101 
Novello, Ivor, 246, 148 
Novis, Donald, 271 
Novotina, Jarmila, 305 
Nott> I Lay Me Down To 

Sleep, 328 
Nowak, Adelaide. 101 
Noyes. Beatrice. 218 
Nu^ie With Violin. 360, 361 
Nugent, Eddie, 285 
Nugent, Elliott. 185. 194. 
199. 216. 289. 294. 296. 
298. 299. 302. 338. 339 
Nugent. J. C. 194. 199, 264 
No. 33 Waahington Square, 

153, 154 
Nunez, May, 24 
Nurse. Marjorie. 94 
Nuyen, France, 365 
Nype. Russell, 331, 366 
O Mislreaa Mine. 310. 312 
Oaker. Jane. 128. 155 
Oatas. Alice. 18 
Oates. Cicely, 254 
Ober, Philip, 265, 278, 291 
O'Brien, Edmond, 285, 300, 

339, 340 
O'Brien, Eugene, 91, 110, 

111, 123, 124, 125, 146, 
153, 154, 163. 166. 205 

O'Brien Girl, The. 188. 191 
O'Brien, Neil, 70 



380 



O'Brien, Virginia, 207 
O'Brien-Moore, Erin, 242, 

257 
Obsession, 313 
O'Casey, Sean, 223. 232, 

263, 355, 359, 365 
O'ConneU, Artliur, 342, 345 
O'Connell, Hugh, 246, 257, 

258, 263, 265 
O'Connor, Robert E., 196, 

213 
O'Connor, Una, 124 
O'Donirf, 315 
Ode to Liberty, 264 
O'Dea, Alice, 134 
O'Dea, Denis, 256, 257 
O'Dea, Sunnie, 304 
OdeU, Maude, 127, 150, 259 
O'Denishawn, Florence, 206 
Odets, Clifford. 250, 268, 

269. 276. 326 
O'Doherty, Eileen, 128 
Oedipus, 201, 310, 311 
Oedipus Rex, 101, 125. 257 
Oedipus Tyrannus, 339 
Of Mice and Men, 276 
Of Thee I Sing, 253, 338, 

Og Chance, The, 168 

Off to Egypt, 30 

Office Boy, The, 74 

Officer 666, 131 

Oh, Boy, 165, 167 

Oh, Captain!, 365, 366, 367 

Oh, Kay. 222, 229 

Oh, Lady! Lady!!, 171, 173 

Oh, Lookl, 173 

Oh, Mama, 219 

Oh, Men! Oh, Women!, 342 

Oh, My Dear, 173 

Oh! Oh! Delphine!, 131, 133 

Oh. Please!, 225, 229 

O'Hara, Fiske, 140, 143, 173, 
235 

O'Hara, Joseph, 52 

O'Hara, Shirley, 244 

Oklahoma. 253, 298, 299, 
305, 309 

Olaf, Pierre. 365 

Oland, Warner. 132 

Olcott, Chauncey, 30, 33, 45, 
52. 56. 58, 65, 69, 71, 82, 
89. 92. 95. 96. 118, 123, 
139, 141, 147, 168, 170, 
172 218 

Old Acquaintance, 288, 289 

Old Dutch. 112 

Old English. 210, 212 

Old Heads and Young Hearts. 

Old Heidelberg. 75 

Old Homestead, The, 35, 56, 

59, 81, 82 
Old Lady 31, 159, 160 
Old Lady Says "No!", The, 

320, 321 
Old Lady Shows Her Medals, 

The, 165, 255 
Old Limerick Town, 69, 71 
Old Maid, The. 267 
Old Soak. The. 193. 196 
Old Town. The, 115, 117 
Old Vic Theatre Company, 

310, 347, 359, 364, 365 
Oldham, Derek, 264 
Olga Nethersole's Repertory 

Company, 51 
Oliver, Edna May, 165, 203, 

216, 217, 233, 235 
Oliver Goldsmith, 56 
Oliver, Olive, 125, 126 
Oliver, Susan, 365 
Oliver TwHst, 131, 132 
Olivier, Laurence, 243, 244, 

259, 261, 283, 284, 289, 
310, 311, 335, 337, 365. 
367 

Olsen and Johnson, 281, 303, 

330 
Olsen. Irene, 199 
Olsen, Ole, 258, 282. 293, 

305 
Olson, Nancy, 361 
Olympe, 80 
Olympia, 237, 240 
O'Malley. J. Pat. 302 
O'Malley, Muriel. 318 
O'Malley. Bex. 264. 266 
Omar, the Tentmaker, 147 
O'Moore, Colin. 189 
On Approval, 224 
On Borrowed Time, 279. 280 
On the Quiet. 63 
On the Spot. 248. 249 
On the Town, 303. 305 
On Trial, 145 
On Your Toes, 275 
Once in a Lifetime, 246 

24S 
Once Is Etuyugh, 281 
Once More With Feeling. 

365, 367 
OtKe Upon a Mattress. 369 
Otu:e Upon a Time, 171 
Ondine. 347 
One, 181 

One For the Money. 285. 286 
One Hundred Years Old, 14 
One Kiss, 207 

One Night in Rome. 176, 178 
One of Our Girls, 32 
One Sunday Afternoon, 259, 

260 
One Third of a Nation, 281 
One Touch of Genius, 298 
One Toitch of Venus. 301 
O'Neal, William, 228 
O'Neal, Zelma, 213. 245 
O'Neil, Barbara. 298 
O'Neil, Nance. 57, 81, 83, 

109, 111, 163, 165, 180, 

191. 232. 269 
O'Neil, Peaey, 172. 176, 179 
O'Neil. Sherry. 358 
O'Neill. Euaene, 21. 180. 

185. 210. 219. 223. 237. 

250. 259. 264. 310. 359, 

381. 365 
0'N»ill. Tames. 21. 44. 46 

55. ,59. 79, 110. 139. 163 
O'Neill. M«i'e. 140. 187. 232 
Only 38. 188 
Only Ciri. The, 149, 150 
Only Way, The, 51 



Onoe, Kikunojo, 349 
Oolah, The, 36, 37 
Op o' Me l humb, 87, 92 
Opera Ball, The, 134, 136 
Opp, Julie, 62, 64, 81, 110, 

133 
Opporlunity, 182, 183 
O'Hamey, Georgia, 105, 110, 

161, 165, 167 
Orange Blossoms, 195, 199 
Orchid, The, 102 
Ordynske, 156 
O'Heilly. Rosemary, 340 
Orlenelf, Paul, 95 
Orpheus and Kurydice, 31, 33 
Orpheus Descending, 361 
Orr, Anna, 149 
On, Mary, 302, 304 
Osato, Sono, 303, 322 
Osborne, John, 361 
Osborne, Vivienne, 219 
Oscar Wilde, 279, 280 
O'Shea, Kevin, 309 
O'Shea, Michael, 309 
O'Shea, Prudence, 155 
Osterman, Jack, 213 
Osterwald, Bibi, 314 
Othello, 21, 29, 79, 101, 147, 

148, 219, 228, 271, 276, 

278, 298, 299, 344, 345, 

361, 362 
Otis, Elita Proctor, 79, 82 

136, 154 
Otto, Frank, 244 
Our American Cousin, 7, 21, 

105, 107 
Our Betters, 163, 164, 237, 

238 
Our Little Wife, 159 
Our Miss Gibbs. 118, 119 
Our Mrs. MacChesney, 152, 

154 
Our Town, 279, 369 
Ouspenskaya, Maria, 263, 

273, 275 
Out of the Frying Pan. 293 
Out of This World. 330, 331, 

Out There. 163, 164, 166, 

170, 172 
Outcast, 148, 149 
Outrageous Fortune, 298, 299 
Outrageous Mrs. Palmer, The, 

181 
Outside Looking In, 219 
Outsider, The, 211, 212 
Outward Bound, 210, 279, 

281 
Over Night, 122, 124 
Over the River, 134, 136 
Over the Top, 167 
Oi>cr 21, 302, 303 
Overman, Lynne, 183, 187, 

188, 246 
Overton, Frank, 362 
Overtones, 151 
Overtons. The. 306, 309 
Oujcn, Catherine Dale, 226 
Owen, Reginald, 226, 243, 

326, 330 
Owens, John E., 6, 7, 13, 15, 

26, 29 
Padlocks of 1927. 234, 235 
Pagan Lady, 248, 249 
Paganini, 159 
Page, Geraldine, 342, 344, 

346, 349, 361, 363, 369, 

370, 371 
Page Miss Glory, 264 
Paget, Ffolliott, 158 
Paget, Lily, 318 
Paid in FuH, 105, 106 
Paige, Janis, 337, 347 
Paige, Mabel, 325 
Paint Your Wagon, 337 
Painter, Eleanor, 149, 155, 

156, 173, 183, 188, 213, 

235 
Pair of Silk Stockings, A, 

145, 146 
Pair of Sixes. A. 145, 147 
Poir of White Gloves, A, 141 
Paiama Game, The, 347, 359 
Pii( ]oey, 290, 339 
Palmer, A. M., 17. 20, 31 
Palmer, Byron, 322 
Palmer, Lilli, 323, 325, 326, 

330, 339, 340, 345 
Palmer, Maria, 296 
Palmer, Peter, 358, 359 
Palmy Days, 176, 178 
Pals First, 164 
Panama Hattie, 289, 290 
Panthea. 148, 149 
Paola and Francesca. 245 
Paola-Mari6, Mme., 24 
Papa Is All. 295 
Papa Juan, 245 
Papa's Wife, 54 
Pape. Lionel, 261 
Parade. 270 
Paradise of Mahomet, The, 

127 
Pardon Our French. 330, 331 
Pariah. 159 
Paris, 238, 241 
Paris Bound. 231 
Paris 90. 339 
Parisian Model. The. 97 
Parisian Romance. A. 31, 101 
Pnrisienne, 328. 332 
Pfirfc Avenue, 314 
Parker, Cecil. 332 
Parker. Dorothy. 117 
Parker. Flora, 107, 143, 167, 

173 
Parker. Jean. 310. 313. 314 
Parker. Lew. 309 
Parker. WiUard. 288. 292 
Pirkes, Ceorie F.. 8. 26 
Parks. Michael. 368 
Parks. Paul. 318 
Parlor. Bedroom and Bath, 

166 
Pamell. 269. 270 
Parselle. lohn. 19 
Parsloe. Charles T., 22 
Parsloe, Lily. 25 
Parsons. George. 147 
Partners Attain. 193 
PaHy. A. 2,59. 260 
Pas^ers-Bu. 124. 126 
Passine of the Third Floor 

Back, The, 109 



Passing Show of 1912, The, 

135 
Passing Show of 1914, The, 

149, 150 
Po*«ng Show of 1915, The, 

155, 156 
Passing Show of 1916, The, 

161 
Passing Show of 1917, The, 

167 
Passing Show of 1918, The, 

171 
Passing Show of 1919, The, 

179 
Passing Show of 1921, 184 
Passing Show of 1922, The, 

195 199 
Passion Flower, The, 180, 

181 
Patchwork, 348 
Pateman, Bella, 19 
Patience, 29, 133, 136, 322 
Patrick, Dennis, 358 
Patrick, Jerome, 147, 152, 

158, 205 
Patrick, John, 342 
Patrick, Lee, 244 
Patricola, Tom, 221, 245 
Patriot, The, 103, 238, 298, 

300 
Patston, Doris, 335 
Patsy on the Wing, 172 
PalSB, The, 216 
Patterson, Marjorie, 159, 177, 

188, 218, 259 ■ 
Pavey, Marie, 131 
Pavlowa, Anna, 157, 161 
Pawle, Lennox, 117 
Paxinou, Katina, 247, 295, 

296, 297, 303, 336, 339 
Payment Deferred,- 253, 254 
Payn, Graham, 320 
Payne, B. Iden. 153 
Payne. John Howard, 6 
Payne, Louis, 90 
Payne, William Louis, 88 
Payson, WiUiam, 32 
Peach, Louisa, 33 
Peacock, Bertram, 188, 189 
Pearce, Alice, 297, 305 
Pearce, Nayan, 234 
Peardon, Patricia, 291, 352 
Pearl, Jack, 207, 235, 254 
Pearl of Great Price, The, 

225 
Pearson, Beatrice. 298, 300, 

308, 314 
Pearson, Molly, 123, 153, 

155. 185 

Pearson, Virginia, 139, 142 
Peasant Girl, The, 155 
Peck, Gregory, 295, 296, 

298, 300 
Peck's Bad Boy, 57 
Peel, EUeen, 329, 340 
Peer Gynt, 101, 201, 204, 

Peg O' My Heart, 130, 131, 

188 
Peggy from Paris, 73, 75 
Pelleas and Melisaruie, 67, 

201, 202 
Pellish. Thelma. 347 
Pemberton, Murdock, 151 
Pemberton, Stafford, 135, 167 
Penelope, 110 
Penn, Bill, 349, 370 
Pennec, Henri, 365 
Pennington, Ann, 143, 149, 

156, 160, 161, 167, 171, 
179, 188, 213, 225, 229, 
249, 301 

Penny Arcade, 246, 248 

Penrod, 171, 172 

Pepita, 32 

Percival, Walter, 117 

Perfect Fool. The, 188, 191 

Perfect Lady, A, 149 

Perkins, 171 

Perkins, Anthony, 360, 361, 

372 
Perkins, Caroline, 68 
Perkins, Osgood. 210, 213. 

237, 238, 247, 254, 256, 

257. 262. 269, 270, 272, 

274 
Perplexed Husband, The, 134 
Perry, Frederick. 137, 145, 

168. 170. 232 
Perry, Kathryn, 191 
Perry, Margaret, 257, 269, 

279 
Personal Appearance, 263, 

265 
Peter Ibbetson, 164, 165 
Peter Pan. 86, 87, 133, 153, 

211, 212, 238, 326, 327, 

328, 347, 348 
Peter Weston, 202, 204 
Peters, Lauri, 368 
Peters, RoUo, 174, 176, 182, 

185, 201, 202, 211, 218, 

232, 237, 239, 250, 253 
Peterson, Dorothy, 233. 243 
Peterson. Manorie. 195, 220, 

221, 229 
Petina, Irra, 304, 322 
Petrass, Sari. 161 
Petrified Forest. The. 268 
Petrova. Olga. 122. 126. 148. 

149. 185, 187, 203 
Petticoat Fcocr, 267, 269 
Pevney, Joseph, 308 
Phantom Rival. The, 149 
Phedre, 29 
Phelps. Eleanor. 260 
Phaadelphia Story, The, 

283, 284, 285 
Philip Goes Fnrtd, 250, 253 
Philipe, Gerard. 364. 367 
Philips. Mary, 260, 263, 271, 

272. 303 
Phillips, Albert, 170 
Phillips, Margaret, 302, 310, 

320, 321, 333, 334, 343, 

355, 356 
Phillips, Wendell. 345 
Phoenix Too Frequent, A, 

326, 331 
Pi.iz7.n, Ben. 369. 370 
Pickard. Helena. 281 
Pickens. Jane. 273. 275. 325 
Picktord, Jack, 92 
Pickford, Lottie, 92 



Pickford, Mary (Gladys 

Smith), 89, 92, 08, 99, 

124, 139 
Pick-Up Girl, 303 
Picnic, 342 

Picon, Molly, 262, 265, 288 
Pidgeon, Walter, 221, 269, 

359, 361 
Pierce, Betty, 205 
Pierpont. Laura. 325 
Pierre of the Plains, 105, 107 
Pierre the Prodigal. 219 
Pierrot the Prodigal, 159 
Pig! Pag!! Pouff!!!, 82 
Pigeon, The, 132, 135 
Pigeons arul People, 259, 260 
Pigott, J. W.. 32 
Pigs, 211, 213 
Pike, William, 255 
Piker, The, 219 
Piker, Harry, 141, 147, 155 
Pillars of Society, 119 
Pinchot, Rosamund, 212, 213 
Pinero, 123, 140 
Pint Lady, The, 122 
Pins and Needles, 277 
Pinto, Effingham, 111 
Pinza, Ezio, 323, 324, 346 
Pipe Dream, 351 
Piper, The, 125 
Piqtte, 20, 25 
Pirandello, 193 
Pirate, The. 294, 295 
Pirates of PenzatKe, 25, 133, 

224 
Pit, The, 80, 82 
Pitkin, Robert, 155 
Pitt, Fanny Addison, 42, 63 
Pitt, H. M., 33 
Pitts, Zasu, 303, 307 
Pixley, Annie, 25 
PJoce in the Sun, A, 171, 172 
Placide, Alexandre, 6, 9 
Placide, Henry, 15 
Placide, Tom, 15 
Plain and Fancy, 350, 351 
Plain Jane, 214 
Piatt, Foster, 38 
Piatt, Louise, 323, 325 
Playboy of the Western 

World, The, 124, 125, 

310, 311 
Players' Qub, 35, 194, 202, 

245, 259, 269, 273, 289, 

Play's the Thing, The, 222, 

223, 226, 320 
Please Help Emily, 159, 161 
Pleasure Bound. 245 
Pleasure Man, 237 
Pleasure of His Company, 

The, 364, 365 
Pleasure Seekers, The, 143 
Plots and Playwrights, 160 
Plough and the Stars, The, 

Plowright, Joan, 365, 370 
Plummer, Christopher, 353, 

364 
Plummer, Inez, 145 
Plympton, Eben, 19, 26, 33 
Podmore, WiUiam, 358 
Point of No Return, 333, 337 
Point Valaine, 267, 270 
Poitier, Sidney, 369, 370 
Poldekin, 181, 183 
Poleri. David. 348 
Polini, Emilic, 132, 134, 141, 

153, 186 
Polk, J. B., 38, 41 
Pollard, Daphne, 146, 156 
Polock, Allan, 110, 185, 187 

Pollock, Channing, 80, 194, 

216 
Pollock, Emma, 48 
Pollack, Frank, 49, 143 
Poll!/ of the Circus. 98, 99 
Pally Preferred, 203, 204 
Pollu With a Past, 163, 165 
PoUyanna, 157, 159, 165 
PoUmaise, 309 
Pomander Walk, 115, 117 
Pom-Pom, 161 
Ponder Heart, The. 355 
Ponisi, Elizabeth, 9, 16, 17 
Poole, Roy. 362 
Poor Jonathon, 41 
Poor Little Rich Girl, 139, 

140 
Poor Nut. The. 216 
Poor Relation. A. 37, 56 
Poor Relations. 48 
Pope, W. H., 8 
Poppy. 205, 206, 207 
Porgy. 231 
Porcu and Bess, 270, 271, 

297 
Portei, Cole, 257. 265 
Portman, Eric, 358, 363, 364, 

366 
Portmanteau Theatre, 157, 

159. 177 
Post. Guy Bates. 110. 112. 

113. 131. 147. 164, 166 
Post, Lily, 31. 36 
Post Rood. 263 
Postman Always Rings Twice, 

The. 272, 275 
Potash and PerlmuUer, 139, 

152 
Potash and Perlmutter in 

Society. 152 
Potter, Mrs. James Brown. 36 
Potters. The. 205. 
Potting Shed, The. 361 
Pound On Demand. 311 
Pounds, Courtice. 35 
Povah, Phyllis, 187, 210, 302 
Powell, David, 101 
Powell. Eleanor, 247, 271 
Powell, William, 164, 183 
Power of Darkness, The, 181 
Power, Tyrone, Sr., 6 
Power, Tyrone, 46, 70, 74, 

76. 103. 104. 107. 123. 

126. 133. 164. 187. 191, 

193, 194, 196, 239 
Power, Tyrone, IL, 267, 272, 

345. 350. 351. 367 
Powers, Eugene, 210, 216, 

247 



Powers, James T.. 40, 41, 45, 
46, 49, 52, 53, 55, 65, 66, 
97, 109, 112, 134, 137, 
143, 170, 172, 194, 196, 
218 
Powers, Marie, 318, 327 
Powers, Tom, 165, 167, 182, 
201, 202, 204, 218, 219, 

226, 237, 248, 294 
Pratt, Pumell B., 139 
Pray. Maria, 7 

Prescott Proposals, The, 342, 

345 
PreserU Arms, 239, 241 
Present Laughter, 310, 313, 

361, 363 
Preston, Robert, 338, 348, 
,352, 363, 372 
Pretty Mrs. Smith, 149, 150 
Pretty Peggy, 75, 77 
PreUy Sister of Josi, 75, 76 
Price, Georgie, 149, 150 
Price of Money, The, 94 
Price, The. 123, 126 
Price, Vincent, 280, 291 
Pride and Prejudice, 267, 

269, 270 
Pride of Jennico, The, 56, 59 
Pride of Race, The, 159 
Prirrui Donna, The, 63, 107 
Primrose and Dockstader's 

Minstrels, 54, 58, 83 
Primrose, George H., 21 
Primrose Minstrels, 21 
Primrose Path. The. 283, 284 
Prince, Adelaide, 167 
Prince Ananias, 47 
Prince and the Pauper, The, 

41, 180, 191 
Prince Chap, The, 90, 91, 112 
Prince Karl, 33 
Prince of India, The, 95, 96 
Prince of Pilsen, The, 73, 75 
Prince There Was, A, 169 
Prince, WUliam, 294, 296, 

315, 316, 327, 338 
Princess Flavia, 220 
Pritwess Nicotine, 45 
Princess Pat, The. 155, 156 
Princess Players, 141 
Princess Royal, 20 
Pringle, Jessie, 169 
Priritemps, Yvonne. 222, 223, 

263, 264, 265, 347 
Priorities of 1942, 297 
Prisoner of Zenda, The, 51, 

104, 106 
Pritchard, Frances, 156 
Priuale Lines. 250 252, 320 
Private Secretary, The, 117 
Processional, 217, 218 
Prodigal Husband, The, 146, 

148 
Professor The, 29 
Professor s Love Story, The, 

45, 61, 66, 164 
Prologue to Glory, 281 
Pruette, William, 120 
Prunella, 140, 141 
Pryor, Ainslie, 346 
Piyor, Roger, 232, 248, 256 
Puck, Eva, 233 
Puck, Harry, 214 
Pudd'nhead Wilson, 51, 57 
Puppy Love, 222, 224 
Purcell, Charles, 161, 165, 

167, 177, 179, 191, 221, 

314 
Purcell, Irene, 225, 240, 246, 

248, 263 
Purdon, Edmund, 335 
Purple Dust. 359 
Purple Mask. The, 181, 183 
Purple Road, The, 141, 143 
Pursuit of Happiness, The, 

260, 261 
Putman, Boyd, 80 
Puziles of 1925. 219, 221 
Pygmalion. 147, 148, 223, 

227, 306, 307, 355 
Pygmalion and Galatea, 32 
Ouadrille. 346, 347 
Oualter Girl, The. 122, 126 
Quolily Street, 64, 66 
Ouaranlinc, 211. 212 
Quare Fellow, The. 365 
Quartermaine. Charles, 131, 

193 
Quartermaine, Leon, 243, 249 
Ouayle, Anthony. 355, 366 
Ouayle, Glory, 56 
Oueen High, 229 
Queen o' Hearts. 195, 197 
Queen of the Moulin Rouge. 

The, 107 
Queen of the Movies, 149, 

150 

Sueen Victoria, 203, 206 
ueen's Husband, The, 239, 
240 
Queen's Lace Handkerchief, 

The, 31, 33 
Ouest. Christopher, 281 

Buinlan, Gertrude, 128 
uinn. Anthony. 315. 328 
Quo Vadis, 57 
Rachel. 140 
Ragles. 76. 77 
Ragged Robin. 118 
Ragland. Rags. 290 
Raiders. The. 90 
Railroad of Lncc. The, 33, 39 
Rain, 193, 194, 269. 305 
Bain From Heaven. 263. 264 
Rain Or Shine. 239. 240 
Rainbow Girl. The. 171 
Rainbow. The. 137 
Rainer. Luise. 29 ». 295. 328 
Rainmaker. The. 347. 349 
Rains. Claude. 256. 257, 261, 

264. 333. 347 
Raisin in the Sun, A, 369, 

370 
Raitt, John, 299, 309, 321, 

338. 347 
Raker. Lorin. 166 
Rambeau. Marjorie. 152, 155, 

157, 158, 183, 165. 168. 

170. 171. 186. 191. 193. 

196. 202. 205. 219 
Rambler Rose, 167 
Ramblers, The, 225, 229 



Ramsay, Walden, 30, 41 
Ramshackle Inn, 303 
Randall, Cari, 156, 161, 169, 

173, 195, 229, 241 
Randall, Ruth, 156 
Randall, Tony, 350, 366 
Randolph, Donald, 279 
Randolph, Louise, 223 
Rands. Leslie. 264 
Sanger, The, 99, 101 
Rankin, Doris, 170, 186 
Rankin, McKee, 22, 24 
Rape of Lucretia. The, 321 
Rashomon. 369, 370 
Rat Race, The, 325 
Rathbone, Basil, 197, 201, 

202, 204, 216, 219, 222, 
231, 232, 255, 263, 264, 
313, 315, 317, 328, 330, 
338, 339 

Raucourt, Jules, 161 
Rawlings, Margaret, 270 
Rawlinson, Herbert, 255, 256, 

257 
Ray, Joey, 249 
Raye, Martha, 289, 290 
Raymond, Gene (Raymond 

Guion), 205, 216, 243, 

244 254 
Raymond, John T.. 23. 25, 

29. 32 
Raynor. Grace, 347 
Raynor, Tom, 347 
Rea, Lawrence, 115 
Readings From Charles 

Dickens, 339 
Ready Money, 134, 137 
Real Thing, The, 123 
Reardon, John, 355 
Rebecca, 306, 308 
Rebecca of Sunnybrook 

Farm, US, 116 
RebouTul, 248 
Red Cloak, The, 151, 152 
Red Feather, 74 
Red Gloves, 319 
Red, Hot and Blue, 275 
Red Hussar, The, 41 
Red Knight, The, 71 
Red Light Annie, 203 
Red Mill, The. 97, 309 
Red Peppers, 273 
Red Robe, The, 239, 241 
Red Rose, The, 127 
Red Roses For Me, 355 
Red Widow, The, 127 
Redemption. 168, 170 
Redfietd, William, 318, 331 
Redgrave, Michael, 319, 353 
Redhead, 368, 369, 372 
Redman, Joyce, 310, 311, 

312 319 
Reed, Florence, 110, 134, 

136, 140, 145, 153, 154, 

163, 164, 165, 169, 171, 

180, 81, 191, 193, 197, 

203, 205, 222, 224, 238, 
259, 267, 279, 288, 294, 
310, 314, 315, 317, 351, 
366 

Reed, PhiUip, 274 
Reed, Roland, 50 
Reed, Walter, 298, 300 
Reeve, Mary Ann, 343 
Reeves, Billie, 113 
Reeves, Fanny, 14 
Reeves, George, 298 
Reeves, Steve, 351 
Reeves-Smith, H., 153, 266 
Reeves-Smith, Olive, 357 
Reflected Glory, 272, 274 
Regirui. 325 

Rcgulor Guy. A., 250, 253 
Rehan, Ada, 17. 26, 30, 32, 

33, 37, 39, 45, 53, 61, 62. 

79 
Reicher, Frank, 137 
Reicher, Hedwig, 124, 127, 

Reid, Cari Benton, 285, 295, 

310, 319 
Reid, Frances, 307 
Reienolds. Kate. IS 
Reilly arul the 400, 38 
Reinhardt. Max. 131. 213, 

231. 232. 277. 278 
Reinold. Bernard A.. 212 
Reiss. Ronald. 284 
Reizenstein. Elmer. See 

Rice, Elmer 
Rijane, Gabrielle, 51, 81, 82 
Reiuverultion of Aunt Mary, 

The, 100 
Relapse. The. 328, 330 
Relph, George. 132, 135 
Reluctant Debutante, The, 

359 
Remains To Be Seen, 333, 

337 
Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker, 

The, 347, 348 
Remember the Day, 269, 271 
Renaud, Madeleine, 339, 

341. 361 
Renault, Francis, 195, 199 
Renavent, Georges, 178, 182, 

Rendel. Robert, 178 
Rennie, lames. 180, 183, 

195, 211, 213, 224, 231, 

260, 261, 275 
Renoir, Pierre, 336 
Rescuing Angel. The. 164 
Resnectful Prostitute. The, 

320 
Resurrection, 7^ 77 
Return of Eve. The, 110, HI 
Return of Peter Grimm, The, 

122, 125 188 
Return of the Vagabond, The, 

288 
Return to Jerusalem, The, 

132 
Reunion in Vienna, 250 
Revf lie, Hamilton, 59, 64, 

89. 105. 145. 152, 153, 

178, 185 
Rei;enge with Music, 265, 

266 
Revere, Anne, 259, 261, 264, 

372 
Revue of Revues, Tfie, 125 



381 



Reyde, Gwendolyn, 286 
Rhaptodv in Black, 254 
Hhta. Hortense, 33 
Rhodes, Erik, 345 
Rhodes, LUa, 122 
Rial, Louise. 28 
Rice, Billy. 9 
Rice. Eteier, 145, 202, 242. 

253, 261, 264, 307, 317 
Rice, Fannie. 47 
Rice. Tnie, 181 
Rich Fuli Life, The. 306 
Rich, Irene, 267, 271, 321 
Rich Mr. Hoggenheimer, The, 

97 
Richard U, 276 
Richard III, 6, 37, 79, 180, 

298, 300, 323, 325, 342, 

359, 361 
Riduird Carvel, 57, 59 
Richard of Bordeaux, 263, 

265 
Richards, Donald, 318 
Richards, Rudy. 322 
Richards. Thomas. 120 
Richardson. Jane. 178 
Richardson. Ralph, 267, 310, 

311, 312, 360 
Richelieu, 29, 37, 101, 244 
Richest Cir(, The, 111 
Richings, Caroline, 10 
Bichings, Peter, 10 
Richman, Charles, 53, 59, 63, 

67,94, 117,119,122, 124, 

136, 147, 152, 211, 277 
Richman. Harry. 225. 228, 

245, 249. 254. 265. 266 
Riddle Me This, 256. 257 
Riddle: Woman, The, 169, 

172 
Hitlers to the Sea, 124, 128 
Ridges, Stanley, 245, 259, 

283 
Riggs, Sidney, 218 
High! This Way, 281 
Rigl, EmUy, 18. 20, 25 
Rignold, George, 23, 25 
Rignold. William, 22 
Riley, Janet, 348 
Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 180 
Ring, Blanche, 68. 91. 97. 

100, 102, 119. 133, 134, 

149, 150, 159, 179, 191, 

249, 281 
Ring, Cyril, 69 
Ring, Frances, 69, 99, 100, 

115 
Ring, James F., 68 
Ring, JuUe. 69 
Ring Round the Moon, 328, 

Ringgold, B. T., 36 
RingmU, 239. 240 
Rio Gromic, 157, 159 
Rio Rita, 233, 234, 235 
Hip Van WinWe, 6, 10, 13, 

15, 71, 88 
Ripples, 249 
Ripley. Patricia, 359 
Risdon, Elizabeth, 170, 171, 

205, 226 
Rise of Rosie O'Reilly, The, 

207 
Rise of Silas Lapham, The, 

174 
Rising of the Moon, The, 257 
Ristori, Adelaide, 9, 10. 15. 

32, 37 
Ritchard, Cyril, 330. 340. 

348. 361. 363. 364, 365 
Ritchie, Adele, 40, 56, 67, 

90, 91, 97, 101, 102, 135, 

143 
Rittenhouse, Florence, 202 
Ritter. Thelma. 363 
Hioairv, The, 369 
Hioolj, The, 27. 29. 35. 47, 

133, 194, 196. 201, 218, 

219, 295, 296 
Rioiero Girl, The, 167 
Roache, Viola, 355, 357 
Road to Happiness, The, 154 
Road to Rome, The, 231, 233 
Road to Ruin, 33 
Hood to Yesterday, The, 

94, 95 
Roads of Destiny, 169, 171 
Hob Hov, 47, 143 
Robards, Jason. Jr.. 359, 

364, 372 
Robb, Lotus, 163, 204 
Robbers of the Rhine, 45 
Robbins, Barbara, 291 
Bobbins, Jerome, 285. 365 
Robert E. Lee, 202 
Roberta, 261. 262 
Roberti. Lyda. 254, 261. 262 
Roberts, Beverly, 296, 302 
Roberts, Cledge, 250 
Roberts, Florence, 119 
Roberts, Franklyn. 108 
Roberts. Hans. 84 
Roberts. Joan. 298. 309 
Roberts. Leona, 222, 257 
Roberts, Ralph, 319, 346, 353 
Roberts, Roy, 257 
Roberts, Theodore, 39, 45, 

59 79 
Robertson, Cliff, 361 
Robertson. Guy, 199. 205, 

207, 221, 234, 235, 236, 

239, 241, 245, 265, 266, 

281 
Robertson, Lolita, 140 
Robertson, Ralph, 332 
Robertson, Willard, 134, 182 
Robeson. Paul. 257, 298, 299 
Robin Hood, 41 
Robins, Edward H., 183 
Robinson, Bartlett. 302. 320 
Robinson. Bill. 239. 285. 286 
Robinson Crusoe, Jr., 161 
Robinson. Edward G.. 165. 

171. 212. 224. 231. 244, 

245, 356 
Robinson, Frederick. 11, 33 
Robinson, Judith, 362 
Robinson, Larry. 283. 347 
Robson. Eleanor. 57. 99. 64. 

66. 75. 77. 78. 81. 88, 94, 

98, 99, 109 
Robson, Flora, 288, 289, 

290, 291, 293, 294, 29S, 

296, 319, 328. 329 



Robson, May, 45, 49, 51, 52, 

S3, 65. 86. 69. 75, 78, 

83. 90, 100 
Robson. Stuart. 15. 17, 32, 

34, 35, 52, 56, 57, 141 
Robson, Mrs. Stuart, 113 
Roche, John, 182 
Rock. William. 113. 161 
Rock-a-Bye-Baby, 173 
Rocket to the Moon, 281 
Rockwell. Florence, 56, 65, 

79, 83, 119 
Rodgers, and Hart, 217 
Rodgers, Richard, 309, 323, 

Roe. Raymond. 283 

Roebling. Paul. 369 

Roger La Uonte. 36 

Rogers. Anne. 362 

Rogers Brothers. See. Rogers, 

Cus and Rogers, Max 
Rogers Brothers in Central 

Park, 56 
Rogers Brothers in Harvard, 

69 
Rogers Brothers in Ireland, 

90, 91 
Rogers Brothers in London, 

74 
Rogers Brothers in Panaina, 

102 
Rogers Brothers in Paris, 83 
Rogers Brothers in Wall 

Street, 55 
Rogers. Buddy. 257, 258 
Rogers, Charles. 132 
Rogers. Emmett. 295 
Rogers. Ginger. 249. 337 
Rogers, Gus, 55. 63. 74. 91. 

102 
Rogers. Marilyn, 368 
Rogers, Max, 55, 63, 74, 91, 

102. 135. 143 
Rogers. Paul. 359 
Rogers, Will, 155, 156, 167, 

171, 198, 213, 239, 241 
Rollicking Girl, The, 92 
Rolling Stones, 154, 155 
Rollo's wad Oat, 180, 181 
Roly-Boly Eyes, 179 
Romaine, Margaret, 149, 150 
Roman, Ruth. 366 
Romance, 138, 139, 188 
Romance and Arabella, 165, 

166 
RomarKe of Athlone, A, 56, 

58 
Romanoff and Juliet, 361, 363 
Romantic Age, The, 194 
Romantic Mr. Vickcns, 288, 

290 
Romany Rye, 31 
Romberg, Sigmund. 165 
Romeo and Juliet, 15. 50. 

78, 79, 80. 193, 201, 202, 

259, 263, 264, 267, 289, 

337, 359, 369 
Romero, Cesar, 255 
Room Serrice, 276. 277 
Rooney. Pat. 22. 220. 221 
Rooney, Pat. Jr.. 220 
Hope Dancers, The, 361. 363 
Rope's End, 245 
Borke. Kate. 33 
Rosalie, 239. 241 
Rosalirid, 154 
Rosalinda, 297 
Rose Bemd, 193 
Rose, Billy, 271 
Rose Briar, 193, 196 
Rose Maid, The, 131 
Rose Michel, 19, 25 
Rose of China, The, 178. 179 
Rose of Kildare, The, 173 
Rose of Panama, The, 134. 

135 
Rose of Stamboul, The 199 
Rose of the Rancho, The, 

93, 94 
Hose, Ruth, 160 
Hose Tattoo, The, 333, 334 
Rosedale, 13 
Roselle, Amy, 18 
Rosely, George, 164 
Rose-Marie, 213. 214 
Rosemary, 48. 51, 152, 153 
Rosenthal, Hany, 244 
Hojmersholm, 82. 269 
Ross. Anthony. 306. 307 
Ross. Charles J.. 103. 133 
Ross. Thomas W., 67, 75, 

76, 204 
Ross. Vera, 228 
Rostand, 201 
Rosten, Norman, 355 
Rostova, Mira, 349 , 

Roth, Ann, 240 
Round Up. The, 99 
Rourke. J. A.. 128 
Bowe. George Fawcett. 10 
Rowl and Buckstone, 39 
Rowland. Adele. 97. 127, 

155, 161 
Rowland, Jeffrey, 364 
Roval Divorce, A, 110 
Royal Family, A, 58. 59 
Royal Family, The, 231, 233 
Royal Rival, A., 62. 64 
Royol Vagabond, The, 177 
Royle. Selena, 204, 255, 263 
Royston, Roy, 214, 220 
Ruben, Jose, 159, 169, 182, 

183, 226, 227, 241, 254 
Rubinstein, Eva, 350 
Ruddigore, 266 
Rugged Path, The, 306, 307 
Ruggiero, Gabrielle, 348 
Ruggles, Charles, 147, 155, 

167, 171, 177. 179. 184. 

185. 205. 206. 229. 364 
Ruggles of Red Gap, 155 
"Ruined" Lady, The, 181 
Rule. Janice. 342 
Rumann. Siegfried, 243, 246 
Run, Little Chillun, 261 
Runaway Girl, A, 49 
Rufuiway Girl, The, 53 
Runatcay, The, 123, 124 
Runaways. The, 52, 73, 78 
Runnin' Wild, 205 
Running for Office, 73, 77 
Runyon, Damon, 330 



Rupert of Hentzau, 51 
Rushmore, Vivian, 176 
Rushworth. Frank. 108 
Russell. Annie. 26. 29. 53. 

58. 59. 75, 77, 113, 119, 
133. 137 

Russell. Dorothy. 80 
Russell. Jimmy. 340 
Russell. Lillian. 27. 29. 31. 
33. 37. 41, 45. 51. 53, 54, 

59, 66, 69, 72, 74. 80. 83. 
85. 95. 105. 110. 132, 
133, 143, 191 

Russell, Marie Booth. 79 
Russell. Marion. 38 
Russell. Mairhi. 335 
Russell. Rosalind, 342. 358 
Russell. Sol Smith. 37. 41. 

46. 48. 56. 57 
Russet Mantle, 273. 274 
Russian Honeymoon, A, 

28, 31 
Rutherford, John, 241 
Rutherford, Margaret, 317 
Rutherfurd, Tom, 275 
R.U.R., 193 
Ruzt-Nissen, Grethe. See 

Nissen, Greta 
Ryan, Elsa, 127 
Ryan, Georgie, 182 
Ryan, Mary. 93, 96, 109, 

132, 135, 145, 152, 154, 

169, 171, 174, 176, 186, 

203, 273 
Ryan, Nancy, 217 
Ryan, Robert, 291, 292 
Ryan, Sue, 301 
Ryder, Alfred, 315, 316, 

330, 331 
Ryley, J. H., 29, 33 
Saari. Charies, 362 
Sabrina Fair, 342. 345 
Sacred and Profane Love, 

181 
Sadie Love, 152. 155 
Sadie Thompson, 305 
Sadler. Josie, 134 
Sag Harbor. 59 
Sage. Stuart. 182 
Sailor, Beware!, 261 
Sailors of Cattaro, The, 

264 
Sainpolis, John, 125 
St. Denis, Ruth, 157. 161 
Saint. Eva Marie. 345 
St. Helena, 272, 274 
Soint Joan, 201. 272. 337. 

358. 359 
St. John. Betta. 323, 324 
St. John, Howard, 325 
St. John, Marguerite, 123 
St. Leon. Ida, 99. 157, 180, 

Saint of Bleeker Street, The, 

347. 348 
St.-Maur. Geraldine. 35 
Salad Days, 365 
Sale, Chic, 176, 179 
Salisbury, Jane, 147 
Sally, 181. 183. 321 
Solly in Our Alley, 68 
Sally, Irene and Mary, 195 
Salmi. Albert. 351 
Salomy Jane, 98, 99 
Saluta, 265 
Solealion Nell, 103 
Salvini, Alexander, 33 
Salvini, Tommaso, 21, 29 
Samson, 1U3, 108 
Samson and Delilah, 181, 

182 
Samuels, Rae. 143 
Samuels. Ray. 135 
San Juan, Olga, 337 
San Toy, 55 
Sancho Fanza, 205, 206 
Sanders, Dirk 372 
Sanderson, Adele, 228 
Sanderson, Julia, 74. 91. 

97. 102, 113. 115, 117. 

127. 141, 143, 149, 150, 

161, 167, 173. 188, 189 
Sands, Dorothy, 221. 344 
Sanford. Erskine. 280. 
Santley. Frederick. 161, 

165. 167. 177. 189 
Santley. Joseph. 76. 77. 127, 

143, 155, 156. 161. 165. 

173. 179. 184. 188. 190. 

205. 206. 235. 236 
Santley. Kate. 24 
Sapho, 51, 57, 59, 89, 104 
Sappington, Fay, 364 
Sara Crewes, 74 
Sardarutpultis, 25 
Sardou. Victorien, 63, 67, 

82. 88 
Sargent. Mary. 275 
Sari, 149, 150 
Samoff, Dorothy, 295, 297, 

321, 340 
Saroyan, William. 283 
Saturday Night. 222 
Saturday's Children, 231, 

232 
Savage. Henry W.. 104 
Savin. Lillian. 266 
Saoing Grace, The, 169, 

171 
Savo. Jimmy, 270, 281, 

282, 297, 301 
Savoy and Brennan. 195 
Savoy. Bert. 167. 199 
Sawyer. Ivy. 161, 173, 179, 

184. 188. 190, 205, 206, 

235, 236 
Saxon, Luther, 301 
Say, Darling, 365, 367 
Soy When, 265, 266 
Sayers. Jo Ann, 288 
Scandal, 174, 176 
Scandal, The, 117, 118 
Scandals, 195, 245 
Scandals, George White's, 

221. 225. 228 
Scandals of 1919, 179 
Scarecrow, The, 344, 345 
Scarlet Pages, 244. 245 
Scarlet Sister Mary, 249 
Scenes From Shakespeare, 

168. 172 
Scheerer, Bob, 321 



Scheff, Fritzi, 73, 74, 82, 
83, 89, 90, 107, 108, 

119, 127, 141, 149, 150, 
245, 320 

Schenck, Joe, 188, 207 
Schenck, Van and, 161, 167 
Schildkraut, Joseph, 185, 
189. 194. 201. 204. 211, 
212, 252, 253, 256, 257, 
291, 294, 296, 302, 303, 
337 350 
Schildiiraut, Rudolph, 194, 

198 213 
Schnabel, Stefan, 314, 345 
Schnitzler, Arthur, 132 
School for Brides, 303 
School for Husbands, The, 

261, 262 
School for Scandal, The, 
21, 23, 28, 29, 42, 44, 
53, 67, 83, 113, 202, 253 
School Girl, The, 82, 84 
Schumann-Heink. Mme. 

Ernestine, 83, 84 
Schwartz, Maurice, 245, 

Schwartz, Risa, 369 

Scott, Cyril, 51, 53, 57, 90, 

91, 110, 112, 133. 165 
Scott, George C. 370, 372 
Scott, Hazel, 297 
Scott, Ivy, 258 
Scott, John, 229 
Scott, Martha, 279, 281, 

302, 303, 328, 329, 338 
Scott, Zachary, 295, 298, 

300 
Scrambled Wives, 182 
Scrap of Paper, A, 37, 146, 

148, 
Scrap of Paper, The, 164, 

166 
Seo GuU, The, 244, 245, 

279. 280, 347, 349 
Seabrooke, Thomas Q., 68, 

69, 124 
Searching Wind, The, 302, 

303 
Sears, Zelda, 106, 108, 

149, 177 
Seoson in (he Sun, 326, 331 
Seaward, Sidney, 145, 242 
Seawilla, Baby, 129 
Second Best Bed, 311 
Second fiddle. The, 82, 85 
Second in Command, The, 

61, 63, 140 
Second Little Show, The, 

249 
Second Man, The, 231 
Second Mrs. Tanqueray, The, 

45. 67. 104, 141, 210, 

211 
Second Threshold, 333, 334 
Secret Serr>ice, 49, 51, 117, 

120. 153 

Secret, The, 140, 141 
Secrets, 193. 194 
Sedley. Alma, 115 
Sec My Lawyer, 283, 285 
See the Jaguar, 339, 340 
Seeds in the Wind. 321 
Sceley. Blossom, 128, 134, 

156, 236 
Seeley, James, 99 
Sefton. John. 8. 13 
Segal. Vivienne. 155. 167. 

171. 173. 177. 195, 225, 

226, 229, 282, 290, 301, 

317, 332, 339 
Seidel, Tom, 304 
Seldes, Marian, 353 
Selman, Joseph, 169 
Selten, Morton, 39 
Selwart, Tonio, 259, 260, 

281, 291 
Selwyn, Edgar, 66. 74 

75. 100. 101. 105. 106, 

107, 123, 125, 139 
Senator Keeps House, The, 

123, 124 
Senator, The. 39. 41 
Sennett. Mack. 82. 99 
Separate Rooms, 288. 289 
Separate Tables, 358, 359, 

361, 363 
Seremondd, 164, 186 
Seremi Blandish. 242. 243 
Sergeant Brue, 91 
Sergeont Kittu, 82 
Serjeantson. Kate, 154 
Serrano, Vincent. 48. 57, 

59. 62, 139, 141, 163, 

234 
Servant in the House, The, 

103, 104, 
Servoss, Mary. 157. 193, 

242, 253. 255. 256 
Set to Music, 285. 286 
Seoen Chances. 159. 160 
Scoen Days. 109, 110 
Seuen Days Leave, 169, 

170, 171 
Seven Keys to Baldpate, 

139. 267. 269 
Seocn Liuely Arts, 303. 305 
Seven Sisters. 13. 123. 124 
Scoen Year Itch, The, 339. 

341 
7-20-8, 31 

Seoenleen, 169, 172, 337 
Setienth Heaven, 193, 194 
Sei, 222. 225 
Sex Fahle, The, 253, 254 
Sexton, AI, 199 
Seymour, Anne, 253, 256, 

358, 364 
Seymour, Jane, 296 
Seymour, John D., 220, 250 
Seymour, May Davenport, 

75, 87 
Seymour, Mike, 24 
Seymour, Willie. 21 
Shadow and Substance, 279, 

280 
Shadow of the Glen, The, 

124 
Shadow Flay, 273 
Shadow, The, 152, 154 
Shairp, MordauDt, 261 



Shakespeare, William, 6, 13, 
17, 32, 41, 67, 79, 89, 
94, 101, 111, 117, 125, 
134, 141, 157, 169, 180, 
186, 202, 219. 267, 281, 

Sham, 110 

Shame Woman, The, 202 
Shameen Dhu, 147 
Shanghai Gesture, The, 222, 

224 
Shangri-La, 355, 356 
Shannon, Effie, 33, 39, 45, 

51, 56, 67, 95, 131, 132, 

153, 169, 171, 180, 181. 

182, 185, 186, 213, 231, 

270. 272. 285 
Shannon. Harry T.. 240 
Shannons of Broadway, Tfte, 

231. 232 
Sharpe. Albert. 318 
Shalner. William. 355, 365 
Shaughraun, 'ihe, 16, 19, 21 
Shaver, Bob, 355 
Shauings, 181, 182 
Shaw, Arthur, 197, 
Shaw, George Bernard, 47, 

76, 87, 93, 94. 99. 100, 

124, 131, 147, 153, 193, 

201, 217, 247, 253, 267, 

288. 333, 339. 342. 355. 

359. 365 
Shaw, James Bernard, 152 
Shaw, Mary. 51. 75. 87, 

194, 196 
Shaw, Oscar, 155. 165, 167, 

178, 179, 188, 189, 207, 

213, 222, 234, 235, 249 
Shaw, Beta, 342, 347 
Shawley, Robert. 336 
Shayne, Robert. 281 
She Couldn't Soy No, 224, 

227 
She Had to Know, 217, 219 
She Loves Me Not, 261 
She Stoops To Conquer, 83, 

88, 133, 211, 238, 239 
Shean, Al. 220. 257, 258, 

277, 278 
Shean. GaUagher and, 195 
Shearer, Moira, 349 
Sheffield, Reggie, 159, 170 
Sheldon, Edward, 103, 113, 

SheUey, Elsa, 247, 249, 303 
Shelley, Gladys, 269 
Shenandoah, 39 
Shepherd King. The, 81, 84 
Shepley, Ruth, 117, 124, 

128, 139, 141, 145, 151, 

152, 174, 176, 177, 203, 

204, 261 
Sheridan, 39, 45 
Sheridan, Frank, 105 
Sheridan, Mary, 129 
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 

67. 83 
Sherlock Holmes, 49, 54, 55, 

57. 117. 120, 153 
Sherman, Hiiam. 276. 280, 

281, 282, 358 
Sherman, Lowell, 81, 159, 

160, 174, 176, 177, 193, 

201, 203, 204, 213 
Sherwood, Madeleine, 352 
Sherwood, Robert E., 272, 

279, 288 
She's A Good Fellow, 179 
She's My Baby, 239, 241 
Shewing of Blanko Posnet, 

The, 124 
Shields, Arthur, 187, 257 
Shields. Barbara, 268 
Shields. Ben, 69 
Shields, Ella, 145 
Shields. Sydney. 166 
Shimoda. Yuki. 343 
Shining Hour. The, 263. 264 
Shirley Koye. 157 
Shoemakers Holiday, The, 

279. 280 
Shoestring Reoue. 350. 351 
Sho-gun, The, 82 
Shore Acres, 41. 45 
Shore Leave, 193, 195 
Short, Hassard, 63. 75. 

104. 152. 153 
Short. Mark. 117 
Show Boat. 233, 235, 257, 

311, 314 
Show Business, 372 
Show Girl, The. 67, 68, 245 
Show Is On, The, 275 
Show of Wonders, The, 161 
Show Time, 297 
Show-off, The, 210, 211, 

330 
Shrike, The, 339, 341, 342 
Shubert Brothers, 39, 106, 

111, 125, 165, 265 
Shubert, Harold. 195 
Shubert. J. J., 183 
Shubert. Lee. 101 
Shubert. Sam S.. 82, 101 
Shuffle Along, 188, 339 
Shumlin. Herman. 246 
Shutta. Ethel. 241 
Shy. Gus. 233 
Siclt-a-Bcd. 169. 172 
Siddons. Mary Francis 

(Mrs. Scott Siddons). 22 
Siddons. Mrs. Scott (Mary 

Frances). 22 
Sidewalks of New York, 

234 235 
Sidney. George. 173, 184, 

280 
Sidney. Silvia. 231. 249, 

283. 285. 365, 366 
Sign o/ the Rose, The, 

124, 129 
Sign on the Door, The, 

174, 176 
Silence, 210, 211 
Silent Voice. The, 149 
Silent Witness. The, 253 
Silk Stockings, 351. 352 
Saiman. Leonard. 265, 297, 

339. 340. 355 
Sills, Milton, 119, 132, 

145, 146. 148 
Sillier Box, The, 99. 101 
Silver Cord, The. 224, 226 
Sillier Fox. The. 186, 191 



Siloer Slipper. The, 69 
Silcer Star. The. 113 
Siloer Wedding, The, 140. 

141 
Siloer Whistle, The. 320 
Silvemail. Clark, 217 
Silvers. Phil. 318. 335. 337 
Simms. Hilda. 302. 304 
Simon. Richard. 283 
Simone. Madame. 125, 132, 

134 
Simple Simon, 249 
Simpleton of the Unexpected 

Isles. The. 267, 268 
Sinl>ad, 171 
Sinclair, Arthur, 124, 232, 

249 
Sinclair, Eric, 339 
Sinclair, Hu^, 237, 240, 

243, 254, 269, 271 
Sing Out, Sweet Landl. 

304, 305 
Sing Out the News, 281, 

282 
Singe, J. M.. 125 
Singing Girl, The, 55, 58 
Single Man, A, 123 
Sinners, 152, 153 
Sipperly, Ralph, 184, 218 
Siren, The, 127 
Sis Hopkins, 57, 58 
Sisco, Jimmy. 355 
Sissle and Blake. 188 
Sister Mary, 53. 55 
Sister Oakes, 325 
Six Characters in Search of 

an Author, 193. 197 
Six-Cylinder Love, 185, 187 
Skaar, Perry, 364 
Skelly, Hal, 183, 195. 199, 

231, 233, 261, 262 
Sketch Book, 245 
SJfcidding, 239, 240 
Skin of Our Teeth, The, 

294, 350, 351 
Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 188, 

217, 250, 253, 290, 291, 

293. 302, 311, 313, 339, 

364 
Skinner, Otis, 17, 30, 34, 

36, 67, 79, 94, 96, 103. 

104, 115, 122, 125, 149, 

151, 153, 154, 159, 160. 

177, 186, 188, 205, 206, 

238, 244. 245. 250, 252, 

259, 345 
Skipper Next to God, 319, 

Skipworth, Alison, 139, 
176. 193, 201, 216. 219 

Skuhiick. Menasha. 342, 
343, 347. 349, 358 

Sky High, 221 

Skylark, 283. 286 

Slate. Henry, 324 

Slavin, John, 102 

Sleep, My Pretty One, 302 

Sleeper, Martha. 273. 
274, 306 

Sleeping Beauty and the 
Beast, The, 66 

Sleeping Beauty, The, 161 

Sleeping Clergyman, A, 268 
269 

Sleeping Partners, 169, 171 

Slezak. Walter, 257, 258, 
264, 271, 278, 282, 342, 
346, 365 

Slice of Life, A, 133, 135 

Slim Princess, The, 124, 
127 

Small Miracle, 264 

Small Wonder, 321, 322 

Smile of the World, The, 
325 

Smiles, 249 

Smilin' Through, 176, 177 

Smiling Faces, 258 

Smith, 115, 117 

Smith, and Dale, 297 

Smith, Art, 271, 278 

Smith, Ben, 237 

Smith, C. Aubrey, 100. 146, 
239 291 

Smith,' Chariotte, 89 

Smith, Edith (Jack), 89 

Smith, Gladys. See 
Pickford. Mary 

Smith. H. Reeves. 63. 127 

Smith. Howard. 302. 323 

Smith. Kate. 229. 249 

Smith. Kent. 289. 315, 316, 
328, 329, 348 

Smith, Lois, 361 

Smith, Loring, 316 

Smith, Lottie. 89 

Smith. Maggie. 355 

Smith, Mark. 8. 14, 141 

Smith, Muriel, 301 

Smith, Patricia, 337 

Smith. Queenie. 179. 195, 
205, 207, 214, 219, 221, 
245 258 

Smith," Robert F., 286, 
336, 358 

Smith, Sydney, 300 

Smith. Winchell, 168 
Snafu, 302. 303 
Snois, 123, 126 

Snow, Nelson, 206 

Snow White and the Seven 

Dwarfs, 132, 133 
Snowden. Billy, 368 
So Long, Lelty, 161 
So Many Paths, 264 
So This Is London, 194, 198 
Social Register, The, 253 
Sociol Whirl. The, 97 
Society Circus, A, 91 
Society Girl, 250 
Sokoloff. Vladimir. 231 
Soldene. Emily, 15 
Soldiers of Fortune, 67 
Soldier's Wife, 302, 303 
Solicitor, The, 41 
Solid Gold Cadillac, The, 

342. 345 
Soloman. Fred. 36 
Solon Shingle, 13 
Some Baiy. 152. 154 
Somebody's Sweetheart, 173 
Somers, Jimsey, 314 
Somerset, Fat, 212 



382 



Something For the Boya, 

298, 301 
Something Gay, 269 
Sometime, 171 
Son of the People, A, 119 
Son-Daughter, The, 174, 

176 
Song and Dance Man, The, 

203 
Song of Norway, 303, 304 
Son« of Songs, The, 146, 

147 
Song of the Flame, 221 
Soni and Soldiera, 298, 300 
Son» O' Fun, 293 
Sons O' Guns, 245 
Sonya, 187, 191 
Sophie, 303 
Sophocles, 104 
Sorcerer, The, 31 
Sorceress, The, 82, 85 
Sosa, Dana, 355 
Sothem and Marlowe, 186, 

201 
Sothem, Ann, 254, 337 
Sothem, E. A., 10, 13. 20, 

21, 23, 29, 32, 33, 34, 

35, 36, 37, 39, 45, 51, 

58, 59, 61, 66, 79, 80, 

89, 100, 101, lOS, 107, 

111, 113, 117, 125, 134, 

140, 154, 159, 160, 177, 

190 219 
Sothem, Samuel, 39 
Sothem, Sara, 198 
Soudun, 38 
SouJ Km, The, 106 
Sound of Hunting, A, 306 
Sound of Music, The, 

368, 389 
Sousa, John Philip, 156 
South Pacific, 323, 324, 

338, 339, 341 
Sowing the Wind, 47 
Spanish Love, 180, 183 
Sparks, Joseph, 52 
Sparks, Ned A., 160 
Speare, Edith, 91 
Speidel, Thomas, 288 
SpeUbound, 233 
Spencer, Joan, 295 
SpWni, The, 18, 29, 30 
Spider, The, 231, 233 
Spite Comer. 194, 198 
Spitfire, The. 117. 120 
Spong, Hilda, 158, 159, 184 
Spooner, Cecil, 75, 77 
Sporting Days, 107, 108 
Sporting Duchess, The, 51 
Sporting Life, 52, 57 
Spottswood, James C, 146 
Spring Again, 291 
Spring ChicJien, The, 97 
SpHng Cleaning, 203, 204 
Spring Is Here, 245 
Spring Moid, The, 115 
Spring Song, 264 
Springtime, 110 
Springtime For Henry, 250, 

254, 336, 337 
Spurin-Calleia, Joseph, 260 
Squah Farm, The, 169, 172 
Squall, The, 223 
Squaw Man, The, 88, 89, 

188 
S<iuirc, The, 29, 38 
Squires, Jack, 176, 179. 

234 
Stage Door, 272, 274 
SUhl, Rose. 93, 95, 123, 

127, 148, 149, 152, 154, 

159, 172 
Stolag 17, 333, 336 
Stallings, Laurence. 210 
Stander, Lionel, 339 
Standing, Guy, 56, 61, 70, 

Standing, Herbert, 74 
Stanford, Arthur, 102, 119 
Stanford, Henry, 137 
Stanislaus Strange, 57 
Stanley, Aileen, 245 
Stanley, Charles, 111 
Stanley, Edmund, 52 
Stanley, Kim, 342, 351, 

362, 366, 370 
Stanley, Pat, 366 
Stanley, Truman, 191 
Stanwyck. Barbara, 224, 227, 

231, 233, 237 
Stapleton, Maureen, 333, 

334, 338, 349, 361, 387, 

372 
Stor and Garter, 297 
Star Time, 305 
Starlight, 217, 219 
Starr, Frances, 93, 94, 109. 

134. 137, 140, 141, 152, 

154, 158, 159, 169, 170, 

181, 188, 193. 195, 232, 

239, 261, 263, 264, 291 
Starr, Muriel, 112 
Stars on Ice, 297 
Star-Wagon, The, 277 
Stole of The Union, 306, 

308 
Steams, Roger, 265 
Steel. John, 195, 205, 206. 

236 
Steele, Vernon, 213, 226 
Steiger, Rod, 370 
Stein. Gertrude, 263 
Steinbeck, John, 276. 328 
Stephens, Harvey, 254, 355 
Stephens, Robert, 365 
Stephenson, Henry. 65, 158, 

184. 172. 177. 232. 256 
Stepping Stones, 205, 207 
Sterling, Jan, 313 
Sterling, Robert, 336. 337 
Sterling. Richard. 213 
Stemroyd. Vincent. 32 
Stetie. 205 
Stevedore, 264. 265 
Stevens. Edwin. 59, 63, 

104, 107, 143 
Stevens, Emily, 69, 70, 126, 

139, 140, 152. 153. 164 

166. 181, 210, 223 
Stevens, Ursula, 366 
Stevens, Warren, 323 
Stevenson, Charles A., 

116, 148 



Stevenson. Douglas. 149, 

198. 199 
Stevenson. Richard. 205 
Stewart, Donald Ogden, 

237, 238 
Stewart, Fred, 352 
Stewart, Grant, 110 
Stewart, James, 256, 263, 

264, 322 
Stewart. Johnny, 327, 340, 

360 
Stewart, Joseph, 368 
Stewart, Katherine, 135 
Stewart, Melville, 49 
Stewart, Sophie, 290 
Stickney, Dorothy, 224, 255, 

256, 273. 283. 320 
Still Life, 273 
Stockwell. Dean. 360 
Stockwell. Harry. 299, 309 
Stoddard, Haila, 338 
Stoddard, James H., 9, 18 
Stone, Carol, 293, 306, 307, 

312, 323. 339, 340 
Stone, Dorothy, 205, 207, 

239, 241, 249, 258, 309 
Stone, Ezra, 280 
Stone. Fred, 63, 73, 115, 

133, 167, 183, 184, 205, 

207, 225, 249, 258, 284, 

279 
Stone, Lewis S., 130. 131, 

139. 140, 154, 163. 170, 

171 
Stone, Montgomery and, 73, 

97, 115, 117, 131, 149, 

150 
Stone, Paula, 249 
Stone, Robinson, 349 
Stop! Look! Listen!, 155 
Stop Thief, 132, 135 
Storey, Edith. 74, 118 
Storey, Jack, 100 
Storm Over Patsy, 277 
Storm, The, 176, 178 
Story, Belle, 171 
Story of Mary Surratt, The, 

315, 316 
Story, Richard, 99 
Stoska, Polyna, 317 
Straight, Beatrice, 293, 317, 

321, 326, 327 
Straight Thru the Door, 238, 

240 
Straight Tip, A, 41 
Straight Tip, The, 40 
Strange Adventures of Miss 

Brown, The, 51 
Strange Bedfellows, 319 
Strange Fruit, 306. 308 
Strartge Interlude, 237 
Strange. Michael, 186, 233 
Strange, Robert, 201 
Strange Woman, The, 140 
Stranglers of Paris, 30 
Strasberg, Susan, 344, 

350, 360 
Stratton, Chester, 317 
Stratton, Gil, Jr., 293 
Strauss. Robert. 323, 336 
Straui Hat Hcoue, The, 285 
Straw, The, 185 
Street Scene, 242, 317, 318 
Street Singer, The, 245 
Streetcar Named Desire, A, 

315, 316 
Streets of New York, The, 

250 253 
Streets of Paris, The, 285, 

286 
Stricriey Dishonorable, 242, 

243 
Strife, 113 
Strike Me Pink. 261 
Stri*e Up the Band. 249 
Strindberg, August, 132, 253 
Strings. My Lord. Are False. 

The. 295 
Strollers. The, 65, 66 
Strong, Hod, 355 
Strongheart, 89, 90, 91, 

100, 101 
Stmdwick, Sheppard, 260, 

326 
Stuart, Norman, 284 
Stuart, Ralph, 66 
Stubborn Cinderella, A, 

112, 113 
Stubbornness of Geraldine, 

The. 70 
Studdiford, Grace Van, 74, 

78 
Student King, The. 97 
Student Prince, The, 213, 

214, 301 
Sturgeon. George. 291 
Sturges. Preston, 242 
Subway Express, 243, 

244, 245 
Success Story, 255 
Successful Calamity, A. 163, 

166 
Such a Little Queen, 111, 

112 
Sullavan. Margaret, 256, 

257, 259, 272, 274, 298, 
299, 339, 341, 345, 352 

Sullivan, Arthur. 25 
Sullivan. Barry. 24, 274 
Sullivan, Brian, 317, 318 
Sullivan, Francis L.. 346 
Sullivan. Gilbert and. 20. 

25. 133. 153, 257. 264, 

285, 321. 337 
Sullivan. Jo. 356 
Sultan of Sulu, The, 68, 75 
Summer and Smoke, 320, 

342 
Summer Widowers, The, 

110, 117 
Sumurun, 131, 156 
Sun Up, 202, 203 
Sunday, 80, 84 
Sundberg, Clinton, 291 
Sunken Bell. The. 101 
Sunny, 219, 220 
Sunny Days, 241 
Sunrise at Campobello, 364, 

365 
Sunshine Girl, The, 141, 

143 
Sunshine, Marion, ] 99 
Suratt, Valeska, 97, 127, 

129, 143 



Susan and God. 277. 278 
Suspect, 288 
Sutherland. Anne. 218 
Sutherland. Victor, 317 
Suzuki, Pat, 365 
Suion, The, 201, 202, 204 
Swanson, Gloria, 307, 308, 

330, 333, 336, 337 
Stoeet Adeline. 245 
Sweet Bird of Youth. 369, 

370 372 
Sweet," Blanche, 69, 270, 

298, 300 
Sweet Iniscarra, 52 
Sweet Kitty Bellairs. 77, 78 
Sweet Lavendar. 35, 42 
Suieet Nell of Old Drury. 

61, 201, 203 
Sweetheart Shop, The, 183, 

184 
Sweethearts, 141, 317, 318 
Swenny, Benny, 153 
Swenson, Inga, 355, 364 
Swete, E. Lyall, 172 
Swinburne, Ann, 134, 135, 

143 
Steing Your Lady, 275 
Su)itchboard. The, 141 
Sybil. 161 
Sydney, Basil, 139, 201, 

204, 218, 219, 223, 226, 

233, 245, 248, 259 
Sykes, Jerome, 69 
Sylva, Marguerite, 52, 73, 

74, 126, 127 
Symphony in TuJO Flats. 

248 
Tabbert, William, 309, 323, 

324 
Taber, Richard, 216, 240 
Taber, Robert, 42, 44, 47, 51 
Taboi. Desiiee, 235 
Tailor-Made Man. A. 163, 

166 
Take a Chance. 2S7, 259 
Take It From Me. 179 
Take Me Along. 369. 370 
Take My Advice. 123 
TaJce the Air. 234. 235 
Taking Chances, 154 
Tales of the South Pacific, 

Taliaferro, Edith. 99. 115, 

116, 147, 149, 159, 164, 

166, 169 
Taliaferro, Mabel, 74, 81, 

98, 99, 110, 147, 149, 

191, 303, 308 
Taiter, The, 133, 135 
Tall Story, 369, 370 
Taliey Method. The, 291, 

Talma. Zolya, 178 
Talman, Bill, 315 
Tamara, 261, 262 
Tamburlaine the Great. 355 
Taming of the Shrew. The. 

33, 35, 45, 79. 149, 190, 

233, 267, 270. 359 
Tandy. Jessica, 281, 283, 

288, 294, 296, 315, 316, 

328, 333, 335, 369 
Tongerine, 188, 189 
Tanguay, Eva, 110, 113, 

143. 220, 221 
Tannehill, Frank A., Jr., 32 
Tannehill, Myrtle, 133 
Tannen, Julius, 184, 221, 

240 
Tanner, Cora, 29 
Tansey, Harry, 128 
Tante, 140 

Ta-Ra-fia-Boom-De-Ay, 38 
Tarkington, Booth, 63, 104, 

186 
Tarnish, 202, 204 
Tarran of the Apes. 185, 

187 
Tashman, Lilyan, 161, 165, 

167 
Tatooed Man, The. 102 
Tauber, Richard, 311, 314 
Toeern, The. 180. 181. 189. 

191 
Taylor, Don, 298, 300 
Taylor, Estelle, 238, 239 
Taylor. Lark. 153 
Taylor. Laurette. 71. 110, 

115, 123, 124, 130, 131, 

158, 159, 163, 164, 166, 
168, 170, 172, 176, 178, 
188. 193, 195, 201, 203, 
219, 239. 255, 279, 281, 

306, 307 

Taylor, Marguerite, 240 
Taylor, Valerie, 328 
Tchekov, Anton, 151 
Tea and Sympathy. 342, 

344 
Tea for Three 168, 169 
Teahouse of the August 

Moon. The. 342, 343 
Tearle, Conway, 147. 149, 

152, 164, 166, 255. 276 
Tearle, Godfrey, 315, 317 
Tearle, Osmond, 27, 28, 29 
Teasdale, Verree, 246 
Teitel, Carol, 370 
Telephone Giri, The. 52 
Telephone. The. 317 

Tell, Alma, 203, 209, 217 
Tell, Olive, 159. 177, 179, 

193, 198, 209 
Tellegen, Lou, 117. 147. 

153. 154. 159. 160. 
164. 165. 185. 186, 209 

Temperamental Journey, 

The, 140 
Temperance Town. A. 45 
Tempest, Marie. 39. 41. 45. 
46, 76, 78, 110, 118, 
119, 125, 126, 149, 154, 

159, 161. 164 
Tempest, The. 157, 159, 

307. 308. 372 
Teniple. Richard. 29 
Templeton. Fay, 17. 32. 51. 

S3, 55, 59, 66, 69, 73, 78, 
93, 132, 133, 261, 262 
Ten LittJe Indians, 302 
Ten-Minute Aiibi, 259, 260 
Tender Trap. The. 347, 348 
Tenderfoot, The, 82 



Tennant, Dorothy, 81, 83 
Tennyson, Alfred, 4.5 
Tenth Man, The, 369 
Terence, 82 
Terris, Norma, 233, 235, 

264, 281 
Terriss, Ellaline, 44 
Terry, Beatrice, 230 
Terry, Ellen, 27, 31, 33, 

37, 41, 43, 45, 100, 

101 
Terry, Ethelind, 207, 234 
Terry, Hazel, 281 
Tess of the D'Urbervilles, 

44, 48, 52, 70 
Tetzel, Joan, 303, 319 
Texas, Li'l Darlin', 325 
Texas Nightingale, The. 

194 
Thais, 123, 126 
Thank You. 185, 190 
That French Lady, 232 
That Lady, 325 
That Rollicking Girl. 91 
That Sort. 149 
Thatcher, Torin, 331, 366 
That's Gratitude. 248 
Thaw, Harry K., 68 
Theatre. 291 
Theatre Guild, 151, 174, 

193, 201, 217, 224, 237, 

247, 2.50, 2.59, 271, 298, 

309, 310, 317 
Theatre Incorporated, 307 
Theatre National Populaire 

364, 365 
Theodora. 41 
There Shall Be No Night, 

288 
There's Always Juliet, 255, 

256 
Therese, 306, 307 
These Charming People, 

217 
Thesiger, Ernest, 255, 269 

358 
They Knew What They 

Wanted, 210, 323, 355 
They Shall Not Die, 264 
Thief, The, 98, 125 
Thimig, Hans, 231 
Thimig, Herman, 231 
Things That Count, The. 

Third Degree. The, 109 
Third Little Show, The, 

253 254 
Third Party, The. 148, 149 
Thirteenth Chair, The. 157 
39 East. 176. 178 
This Is the Army. 297 
This Rock. 298, 299 
This Thing Called Love, 

239, 240 
This Year of Grace, 239 
Thomas, Ann, 298 
Thomas, Augustus, 63, 67, 

76, 98, 168 
Thomas, Brandon, 29, 93 
Thomas. Calvin. 157 
Thomas, Edna, 300 
Thomas, Frank M., 154, 

177, 219, 269, 271 
Thomas, John Charles, 143, 

1.55, 156, 160, 161, 

177, 188, 191 
Thomas, Olive, 156 
Thompson, Charlotte, 21, 

22 
Thompson, Denman, 35, 37, 

56, 81, 82 
Thompson, Hal, 240 
Thompson, Lydia, 13, 20, 

24 
Thompson, May, 156 
Thompson, Rex, 348 
Thompson, Virgil, 263 
Thomson, Carolyn, 221 
Thomson, Harrison, 322 
Thomdike, Sybil, 101, 263, 

281, 361 
Thome, Charles R., Jr., 22 
Thorne, Fred, 33 
Thome, Thomas, 33 
Thornton, Frank, 29 
Thornton, William, 344 
Thoroughbred, 259 
Those Endearing Young 

Charms, 298, 300 
Thousand Summers, A, 

256, 2.57 
Thousand Years Ago, A, 147 
Three and One, 261 
Three Cheers, 239, 241 
Three Faces East, 169 
Three Little Lambs, 56 
Three Live Ghosts, 180, 182 
Three Men on a Horse, 

268, 269 
Three Musketeers, The, 57, 

239 241 
Three 'of Us. The. 93, 95 
Three Sisters. The, 201, 

222, 230, 294 
Three To Make Ready, 311, 

314 
Three Twins. 106 
Three Wise Fools. 168. 170, 

272 
Three Wishes For Jamie, 

338 
Three-Comered Moon, 260, 

261 
Threepenny Opera. The. 

261, 262, 347, 349 
Three's a Crowd, 249 
Three's a Family, 298 
Thropp, Clara, 32 
Thumbs Up, 265, 266 
Thunder Rock, 284, 285 
Thurber Carnival. A, 372 
Thurston, Howard, 195, 199 
Thurston, Robert, 360 
Thy Name Is Woman, 182, 

183 
Tibbett, Lawrence, 330, 

Tickets, Please!, 327 
Tickle Me, 183 
Tie)c-Tac«r-Toe, 179 
Ti-Coq, 336, 337 
Tiden, Fred, 70 
Tidings Brought to Mary, 
The. 103 



Tiemey, Gene, 289 
Tiger at the Gates, 351 

353 
Tiger Cats, 211 
Tiger Hose, 163, 165 
Tiger; Tiger! 169, 170 
Till the Day I Die, 269 
TUer Girls, The, 205 
Tilley, Vesta, 48 
Tillie, 176, 177 
TUlie's Nightmare. 119 
Time and the Conways. 

281 
Timit Limit!, 355 
Time of the Cuckoo, The, 

339, 340, 345 
Time of Your Life. The, 

283, 284 
Time Out For Ginger, 339 
Time Remembered, 360, 

361 
Time, the Place and the 

Girl, The, 102 
Tinney, Frank, 127, 131, 

150, 161, 164, 167, 173, 

183, 195, 205, 206, 225, 

229 
Tip Top, 183, 184 
Tip-Toes, 219, 221 
'Tis Pity She's a Whore, 

365, 366 
Titheradge, Dion, 158 
Titheradge, Madge, 131 
To Have and To Hold. 61 
To Love. 194 
To the Ladies, 193, 195 
Tobacco Road, 259, 260, 

283, 288 
Toback, Hannah, 180 
Tobin, Genevieve, 176, 178, 

180, 181, 203, 204, 213, 

245 
Tobin, Vivian, 153, 154 
Toby's Bow, 176 
Todoy, 139, 140 
Todd, Michael, 309 
Tolan, Michael, 363 
Toler, Sidney, 232 
Tolstoi, Leo, 75, 99, 168 

181 
Tom Moore, 62, 65 
Tom Pinch, 61, 66 
Tombes, Andrew, 191 
Tommy, 231, 232 
Tomorrow and Tomorrow, 

253, 254 
Tomorrow the World, 298, 

300, 
Tone, Franchot, 237, 241, 

249, 250, 253, 257, 283, 

288, 307, 342, 360 
Tonge, Philip, 275 
Tongues of Men, The, 140 
Tonight at 8:30, 273, 320 
Tonight or Never, 246, 247 
Tonight's the Night. 149, 

150 
Too Good To Be Good, 256, 

257 
Too Hot For Maneuvers, 

307 
Too Many Cooks, 145 
Too Many Girls. 285 
Too Much Johitson, 47, 

49, 52, 117 
Toot-Toot! 173 
Top Banana, 335, 337 
Top Speed, 245 
Topaie, 247, 248 
Topics of 1923, 205 
Top-Notchers, 297 
Topsy and Eva. 213, 214 
Torch Song, 248 
Torchbearers, The, 193, 197 
Toreador, The, 67 
Torefzka, Ludmilla, 298, 

300 
Torrence, Daivd, 103 
Torn, Rip, 370 
Torrence, Ernest, 149 
Totheroh, Dan, 219 
Toto, 186 

Toto, the Clown. 156, 161 
Touch and Go, 325 
Touch of the Poet, A, 365, 

366 
Totirists, The, 97 
Tovarich, 272, 273 
Tower Beyond Tragedy, 

The, 330 
Toys in the Attic, 372 
Tozzi, George, 321 
Tracy, Lee, 211, 222, 223, 

237, 323, 325, 330 
Tracy, Spencer, 224, 227, 

237, 238, 246, 247, 306, 

307 
Tracy, Virginia, 52 
Tragedy of Nan. The, 181 
Tragedy of the Future. A, 141 
Trail of the Lonesome Pine, 

The. 133, 134 
Traitor. The, 323, 325 
Trask, Richard, 332 
Traubel, Helen, 351 
Traveling Salesman, The, 

104, 107 
Travers, Henry, 183, 227, 

254 272 
Travis! Richard. 298. 300 
Treacher. Arthur. 241. 298, 

301, 323 
Treadwell, Sophie, 238 
Treasure Island. 152 
Tree, Ellen, 6, 7, 13 
Tree Grows in Brooklyn. A, 

333, 337 
Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, 41, 

43, 157, 159, 165 
Treiaujney of the Wells. 44, 

53, 123, 125, 231 
Trenholm, Cissy, 322 
Trenkler. Freddie, 305 
Trent, Sheila, 288 
Trentini, Emma, 115, 117, 

135, 155 
Trevor, Norman, 158. 176, 

178, 186, 203, 206, 211 
Triol of Joan of Arc, 186, 191 
Trial of Mary Dugan. The, 

231 232 
Trilby,' 51, 62, 88, 89, 153, 

154, 188 



Trimmed in Scarlet. 181, 182 
Trini, 234 
Trio, 304 

Trip To Bountiful, The, 344 
Trip to Chinatoum, A, 41 
TroUus and Cressida, 359 
Tropical Revue, 299 
Troutman, Ivy, 116, 147 
Trowbridge, Charies, 139, 

158, 218, 240 
Truax, Sarah, 96 
Tructiine Cafe, 311 
Trueman, Paula, 221, 229, 

275 
Tmesdell, Frederick, 81, 83, 

110, 127 
Truex, Ernest, 105, 116, 139, 

145, 146, 1.55, 156, 185, 

187, 213, 216, 218, 246, 

248, 254, 278, 289, 305, 

311, 313, 336, 337 
Tmex, James, 273 
Truth About Blayds. The, 

193, 197, 255 
Truth Game, The, 248 
Truth, The, 100, 149 
Tsar Fyodor Ivanovitch, 201 
Tucker, Forrest, 368 
Tucker, Harian, 264 
Tucker, Ian, 368 
Tucker, Sophie, 113, 128, 

143, 145, 213, 236, 281, 

282, 293 
Tumble In, 179 
Tunnel of Love, The, 361 
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 

247 
Turn of the Screw, The, 328 
Turn to the Right, 157, 158 
Turner, Maidel, 146, 280 
Tumey, Robert, 273 
Twardowski, Hans von, 293 
Tuieedles, 203 
TuieWh Night, 24, 25, 31, 

40, 48, 55, 56, 79, 119, 

147, 149, 190, 222, 230. 

247, 249, 289, 290, 293, 

323, 325. 365. 372 
12 Miles Out. 216 
Twelve Pound Look, The, 

123 125 
Twentieth Century. 256, 257, 

330, 333, 336 
Twiddle-Twaddle, 93 
Tu>in Beds. 145, 149 
Tuiirly Whirly, 69. 70 
Tuio Blind Mice. 325. 343 
Two Bouquets. The, 281. 

282 
Ttoo Fellows and a Girl, 

203. 204 
Two for the Seesaw, 365, 

366, 367 
Two for the Show, 289 
Two Little Brides, 134, 135, 

137 
Tuio Little Girls in Blue, 189 
Tieo Mrs. Carrolls, The, 

298, 300 
Two On An Island, 288, 289 
Tujo on the Aisle. 335, 337 
TuiO Orphans. The. 20, 22, 

25, 79, 83, 84, 223, 226, 

227 
Two Roses. The, 82, 83 
Tujo Virtues, The, 154 
Two Women. 117, 118 
Two's Company. 339, 341 
Tyers, John, 298, 322 
Tyler, Fred, 103 
Tyler, George C, 231, 232 
Tyler, James C, 134 
Tyler, Janet, 304 
Tyler, Odette, 41, 45, 51 
Tyler, Royall. 6 
Tynan, Brandon, 52. 120. 

139. 154. 158. 159 
Typhoon, The, 134. 136 
Tyranny of Tears. The, 49. 

53. 139 
Tyree. Bess. 42. 44 
Tyrolean, The, 41 
Tzigane. The. 51 
Uarf. Katie, 33 
Ugly Duckling. The. 41 
Ulloa. Alejandro, 344 
Ulmar, Geraldine, 35 
Ulric. Lenore. 153. 155. 157, 

180, 163, 165, 174, 176, 

177. 185. 186. 210, 222, 

225. 237. 240. 248. 249, 

253, 288, 315 
Ulysses, 74, 78 
Ulysses in Nighttown. 365 
Umeki, Miyoshi, 365 
Unchastened Woman. The, 

1.52, 153 
Uncle Harry, 294, 296 
Uncle Tom's Cabin. 13, 17, 

20, 27. 28, 57, 2.59 
U>icle Vanya, 247, 310 
Uncle Willie, 358 
Under Cover. 145 
Under Fire, 154 
Under Orders. 169. 171 
Under Southern Skies. 66 
Under the Counter, 317. 318 
Under the Polar Star. 48, 51 
Under the Red Robe. 46. 51 
Under Tu>o Flags, 61, 63 
Undine. 127 
Uneqtial Match, An. 31 
Uniform of Flesh. 325 
Unknown Purple. The, 169, 

172 , „„^ 

Unfcelcome Mrs. Hatch, The, 

63 
Unwritten Chapter, The, 182 
Up and Down Broadway, 119 
Up in Central Park, 309 
Up in Mabel's Room, 174 
Up in the Clouds. 195. 199 
Up Pops the Devil. 248 
Up the Ladder. 193 
Upstairs and Down. 157 
Ure, Mary. 363, 372 
Urguhart, Isabelle, 32, 52 
Ustinov, Peter, 361, 363 
Vagabond King. The, 219, 

221 
Vail, Lester, 244 
Vale, Rita, 237 



383 



Valentine. Grace. 132. 145. 
147, 163, 164, 312, 326, 
338 
Valentine, James, 365 
Valentine, Paul, 341 
Valentine, Sidney, 135 
Valentinoff, Val, 303, 305 
Vallee, Rudy, 254, 271 
Valley Forge, 264 
Valley of Content, The, 219 
Valli Valli, 89. 91. 111. 143. 

149, 150, 161 
Vamp, The, 351 
Van and Schenck. 161, 167 
Van. BiUy B.. 107. 167. 171. 

173 
Van Buxen, A. H., 159, 171 
Van Cleve. Edith, 227. 259, 

261, 268 
Van der Decken, 154 
van dee Vlis. Diana, 359 
Van Dressier, Marda, 67 
Van Dniten, John, 217, 298. 

339 
Van Dyke. Dick. 370 
Van Dyke. Marcia. 333 
Van Fleet. Jo. 342. 360 
Van. Gus. 188 
Van Fatten. Dick, 312 
Van Renssalaer. Hal. 195, 

199 
Van Studdifor, Grace, 127 
Van Volkenburg, Ellen, 181 
Vanbrugh, John, 328 
Vanbmffh, Violet, 52 
Vance, Kate, 11 

Vance, Vivian, 293 
Vandenhoff, George, 19 
Vanderbat Cup, The, 97 
Vanderbilt, Gertrude, 106, 
108. 149, 173 

Vane, Sutton, 210 

Vanitiet, 205, 213. 239. 254 

Vanity Fair. 125 

Vantine, Marion, 179 

Varden. Evelyn. 170. 171. 
274. 284, 291, 313 

Varesi, Gilda, 170. 180. 182 

Varian. Nina, 19 

Vorying Shore, The, 185. 186 

Vassar. Queenie. 41 

Vaughan. Evelyn. 146, 149 

Vaughan, Robert, 182 

Vaughan, Theresa, 34, 51 

Velez, Lupe, 257. 258. 261, 
281 

Velie, Janet, 183, 184 

Velnet Glove, The, 323, 325 

Vcnuj Observed, 339, 340 

Venuta, Benay, 281, 297 

Vera Violetta, 125 

Vera-EUen, 301 

Verdi, Giuseppe, 339 

Verdon, Gwen. 345, 353, 
363. 368 

Vemon. Anne, 344 

Vemon, Frank, 80 

Vemon, Ida, 32, 44, 104 

Vemon, Mrs., 13 

Vemon, Shirley, 235 

Verona, Irene, 30, 32 

Veronique, 89, 91 

Very Good, Eddie. 155, 156 

Verv Warm For May, 285 

Veteran, The, 16 

Victor, Josephine, 106, 239 

Victoria Regtnjt. 267, 269 

Victory. Frances. 179 

Vidal, Gore, 361 

View From the Bridge, A, 
351. 353 

Vilar. Jean. 364 

VUla-Lobos. Heitor, 321 

Vincent, Romo, 309 

Vincent, Virginia, 349 

Vinegar Tree, The, 246, 248 

Vipond, NeU, 355 

Virginia, 277. 278 

Virginian. The, 80, 82 

Visit, The, 364, 365 

Vint to a Small Planet, 361, 
363 

Vivian, Fercival, 132 

Vivian, Ruth, 296 

Voice of the Turtle, The, 
298, 299, 302, 314 

Vokes FamUy, 17, 20, 21 

Vokea, Fowdan, 17 

Vokes, Fred, 17 

Vokes, Jessie, 17 

Vokes, May, 77, 78. 154. 
182, 239 

Vokes, Rosina, 17, 29 

Vokes, Victoria, 17 

Volinine, 161 

VoUmer, Lula, 202 

Volpone, 237. 315, 316 

Voltaire, 194, 199 

Von Busing, Fritzi, 127 

von Furstenberg, Betsy, 
342. 344, 353 

Vormegut, Walter, Jr., 259 

Von Scherler, Sasha, 362 

Vortex, The, 217, 218 

Vosburgh, Harold, 124 

Voskovec, George. 308. 349. 
369 

Vosper. Frank. 274. 275 

Vosselli. Judith. 18-4 

Vye. Murvyn. 309 

Wade, Robert, 320 

Wadsworth. William 298 

Wagner, Nathaniel. 234 

Waif, The, 34 

Wainwright. Marie, 28, 33, 
67, 68 

Waiting for Godot, 355 

Waiting for Lefty, 269 

Wake up and Dream, 245 

Walte Up, Jonathan!, 186, 

Wakefield, Hugh, 224 
Walbum, Raymond. 260 
Walcot. Charles. 44. 52 
Waldron, Charles. 99. 250, 

260, 308 
Waldrop, Oja, 105, 107, 112 
Walk a Little Faster, 257, 

258 
Walker, Adah Overton, 76 
Walker, Antoinette. 132 
Walker, Charlotte. 66. 70. 

98, 99, 133, 134, 178, 

188, 236, 269 



Walker, Danton, 221 
Walker, George, 76 
Walker, Helen, 295 
Walker, June, 176, 185, 187, 

201, 202, 204, 218, 222, 

224, 239, 248, 253, 256, 

262, 263, 264. 323, 349, 

356 
Walker. Nancy. 293. 303, 

305. 318. 322, 355. 356 
Walker. Polly. 229 
Walker. Stuart, 132, 158, 

159, 177 
Walker, WilUams and, 73. 

106 
Wall. MUdred. 248 
Wall Street Girl, The, 133. 

134 
Wallace. Edna, 45, 51 
Wallace, Fay, 115 
Wallace, Lew, 54 
Wallace, Milton, 195 
Wallace, Paul, 368 
Wallace. Regina, 139, 168, 

211 238 
Wallach, Eli, 333, 334, 339, 

342, 344, 349, 359 
Wallack Company, 8 
Wallack, Henry, 6 
Wallack, James William, 6, 

8, 9, 15, 29, 31 
Wallack. Lester. 8. 16. 17,21 
Waller, Lewis. 122. 125, 

132, 136, 137 
Wallflotiier, 302, 304 
Wallis, Bertram, 102 
Walls of lericho, The. 89, 91 
Walsh, Blanche, 50. 51, 75, 

77, 90, 95, 96, 143, 281, 

282, 285 
Walsh, Flora, 24 
Walter, Charles, 265, 266 
Walter, Eugene, 109, 139 
Walters, Charles, 271, 286 
Walters. Dorothy, 177 
Wallers, Polly, 261 
Walters, Thorley, 316, 317, 

318 
Walthall, Henry B.. 93 
Walton. Florence, 106, 135, 

149 
Walton, Fred, 155 
Walton, Maurice, 149 
Waltz Dream, The, 105, 107 
Waltz of the Toreadors, The, 

360, 361 
Wanamaker, Sam, 295, 298, 

300, 319, 328, 330 
Wanderer, The, 163, 165 
Wandering Boys, The, 24 
Wandering Jew, The, 187. 

Wang, 38, 41, 82 
Wanhope Buildine. The, 315 
Wankyo, Winin. 349 
War Brides, 154, 156 
Waram, Percy, 237, 281, 

283, 310, 312, 353 
Ward, Fannie. 102. 110. 

140, 142 
Ward, Fleming, 213 
Ward, Penelope Dudley, 277 
Ward, Solly, 245 
Warde, Shirley, 227 
WardeU, Geoffrey. 261 
Warden, Jack. 353. 366 
Ware Case, The, 153, 154 
Ware. Helen. 109. 123. 126. 

153. 154, 170, 172, 187, 

Warfieid, David, 54, 59, 62, 

64, 67, 80, 81, 100, 122, 
125, 141, 154, 159, 188, 
193, 196 

Waring, Fred, 249 
Waring. Richard. 259, 288. 

311, 313, 336. 364 
Warm Peninsula. The. 365, 

367. 369 
Warner, Charles, 33 
Warner, H. B., 94, 98, 99. 

106, 115, 139, 140. 141. 

169. 170. 171, 172. 187. 

201, 210, 211 
Warre, Michael, 310 
Warren, William, 246 
Warren, William, Jr.. 33 
Warrens of Virginia. The. 

98. 99 
Warrington. Jane. 196 
Warrior's Husband, The, 

256. 257 
Warwick. Robert. 99, 118. 

127, 128, 136, 140, 141, 

152, 153, 154, 194. 209. 

213. 224 
Washboume, Mona. 360 
Washington. George, 6 
Washington Square Players. 

151. 152, 159, 174 
Watch on the Rhine, 291, 

292 
Watch Your Step, 149, 150 
Waterloo, 77 
Waterloo Bridge, 248 
Waterous, Allen. 258 
Waters, Ethel, 254, 261, 

262, 271, 283. 284, 289, 

290, 301, 326, 328 
Watkins. Linda, 223, 233, 

266, 294 
Watson, Betty Jane, 299 
Watson, Douglas, 317, 329, 

337. 339. 340. 344 
Watson, Fannie, 228 
Watson, Harry. Jr.. 102, 104, 

108, 125. 134 
Watson, Kitty. 228 
Watson, Leona. Ill 
Watson, Lucile, 81, 82, 145, 

182, 185, 187, 193, 201, 

209, 223, 226, 263, 264, 

277, 278, 283, 291, 292. 

Watson, Minor, 240, 244, 

308 
Watson, Susan, 372 
Watt, Billie Lou, 318 
Watts, James, 177, 188 
Watts, Lyonel, 185. 210 
Way Down East, 52, 57, 

74, 76 
Way of the World, The, 

65, 66 



Way Things Happen, The, 

211 
Wayne, David, 318, 320, 

343, 355, 367 
Wayne. Shnley. 282 
Ways and Meaiu, 273 
We Americans. 224 
We Modems. 211 
We. the People, 260. 261 
We Were Dancing, 273 
Wealth, 41, 44 
Weaver, Fntz, 364, 365, 366 
Weaver, Stella, 76 
Webb, Alan, 316, 337 
Webb, Chiton, 143, 149, 156, 

165, 167, 173. 183. 184. 

204, 220, 241, 245. 249, 

257, 258, 261, 262, 281, 

284, 291, 292, 310, 313 
Weber and Fields, 59, 66, 

74, 83, 105, 124, 132, 

133, 
Weber, Joe, 54, 59, 69, 74, 

83, 93. 103 
Weber. Karl. 320 
Webster. Ben, 90 
Webster, Jean, 145 
Webster, LucUe, 231, 232 
Webster, Margaret. 283. 298. 

299, 307, 311, 321 
Wedding Bells. 176, 178 
Wedding Breakfast, 347, 349 
Wedding Trip, Ihe, 127, 129 
Wedgeworth, Ann, 367 
Weeae, Robert, 356 
Weeks, Ada-Mae, 173, 191, 

214 
Wehlen, Emmy, 127, 131, 

133, 143, 149, 150 
Weidler, Virginia, 306 
Weill, Kurt, 261, 277, 317, 

325 347 
Weinberg, Gus C, 166 
Weiss, Rudolph. 361 
Welch. Ben. 184 
Welch. Joe. 143 
Welch. Phyllis, 276 
Welchman, Harry, 220 
Welcome Stranger, 180. 184 
Welded, 210 
Weldon, Clare, 188 
Weldon, Joan, 366 
Welford, Nancy, 199, 228 
Well of Ihe Saints, The, 124 
Welles, Orson, 276, 277, 278, 

280, 311, 314 
Wellman, Emily Ann, 120, 

135, 201 
Wemyss, Catherine, 8 
Wemyss, Francis C, 6 
Wench, Jan, 308 
Werrenrath, Reinald, 257 
Wessell. Vivian, 160 
West, Beverly, 131 
West. Buster, 240, 303 
West, Mae, 126, 131, 171, 

173, 223, 225, 227, 232, 
237, 238, 253, 302, 303, 
304, 323 

West, Percita, 91 
West, W. H., 21 
West, WiU, 143 
Westcott, Marcy, 285 
Western. Helen. 8 
Western. Lucille. 8. 13 
Westley. Helen. 151, 159, 

174, 176, 181, 182, 183, 
186, 209, 224. 237. 283, 
284 

Westley, John, 141, 145. 188 
Westman, Nydia. 211. 213. 
226. 246. 283. 319, 321 
Weston, Lucy, 106, 108 
Weston, Ruth. 263. 298, 305 
West Side Story, 361. 363, 

Wever, Edward H., 217 
Weidey, John, 246 
Whalen, Michael, 302, 304 
Wharton, Belle, 20 
What a Life, 279, 280 
What Every Woman Knows, 

103, 223, 226, 311, 313, 

347, 348 
What Happened to Mary. 

140 
What Price Glory?. 210. 211 
Whafs Up, 301 
Wheat. Lawrence. 112, 128 
Wheatcroft, Nelson, 32, 38, 

45 
Wheatleigh, Charles, 13 
Wheaton, Anna, 135, 164, 

165, 167 
Wheeler, Bert, 205, 207. 

297 301 
Wheeler. Betty. 205, 207 
Wheeler. Lois. 304 
Wheeler. Van Rennsselaer. 

97 
Wheelock, Joseph, Jr., 49 
Whealn, Arleen, 296 
When Claudia Smiles, 149, 

150 
When Dreams Come True, 

143 
When Knighthood Was in 

Flower, 61 
When Knights Were Bold, 99 
When Ladies Meet, 255, 256 
When We Were Twenty-one. 

55, 57 
Where Poppies Bloom, 170, 

171 
Where Stars Walk. 321 
Where's Charley?, 321 
Whiffen, Thomas, 24, 27, 33 
Whiffen, Mrs. Thomas 

(Blanche Gallon), 33. 59, 

63, 67, 133. 147. 149. 

183, 211, 224. 231, 239 
Whip, The, 131, 133 
Whirl of Society, 134 
Whirl of the Town, The, 52 
Whirl of the World, The, 149 
Whir(-i-gig. 54, 59 
Whispering Wires. 193 
Whijpcring Wioes, 198 
Whistling in the Dark. 256 
White, Alfred, 195 
White. Barbara. 237 
White. Carmel. 281 
White Cargo, 205 



White Coiiorj. 217 
White. Dana. 359 
White Feather. The. 154 
White. Frances, 161, 167, 

179, 183, 184, 199 
White, George, 65, 125. 143, 

156, 167, 179, 195 
White Heother, The. 44, 47, 

52 
While Hen, The, 102 
White Horse Inn, 275 
White. Jane. 308. 369 
White. Jesse. 304 
White Lttacs, 239. 241 
While Magic, 133 
While Peacock. The. 185, 187 
White, Sammy, 233 
While Sislcr, The, 110 
While Steed, The, 283 
White, Tommy, 360 
White, Valerie, 315, 316 
White, Wilfrid Hyde, 359 
While Wings, 224, 226 
White-Headed Boy, The, 

187, 257 
Whiteman, Paul, 195, 205 
Whiteoaks, 279, 281 
Whiteside, Walker, 37, 41, 

110, 134. 136, 147, 149, 

172, 193, 194, 232 
Whitewashing of Julia, The, 

76 
Whitlord, Annabelle, 108 
Whiting, Jack, 235, 241, 254, 

258, 268, 285, 309 
Whitman, WiUiam, 338 
Whitmore, James, 316 
Whitney, M. W., Jr., 82 
Whitson, Pauline, 204 
Whittle, Josephine, 220 
Whitty, May, 255, 256, 272, 

273, 306, 307 
Who Was That Lady I Saw 

You With?. 366 
Whole Town's Talking. The, 

203 
Whoop-Dee~Doo, 74 
Whoopee, 239, 241 
Whorf, Richard, 260, 261, 

323, 325, 326, 331 
Who's Who, 140 
Why Marry?, 163 
Why Not?, 194 
Why Worry?, 171, 173 
Whytal, Russ. 135 
Wicked Age, The, 232 
Wickes, Mary, 314 
Widmark, Richard, 298, 300, 

301, 304, 308 
Widouj by Proxy, 139 
Wife. The, 34, 35 
Wignall, Thomas, 6 
Wilbur. Crane, 223, 248, 249 
Wilcox, Frank, 273 
Wilcox, Nina, 370 
wad Birds, 219 
Wild Duck, The, 168, 169, 

219, 338 
wad Rose, The. 68 
Wilde, Cornel, 269 
Wilde, Oscar, 51, 67 
Wilder, Thornton, 279, 294, 

351 
Wildfire, 105 
Wiid/lotecr, 205, 207 
Wilkins, Marie, 8 
Wilkinson, Maurice, 75 
Will Shakespeare, 202 
Will Success Spoil the Rock 

Hunter?, 351 
Willa, Suzanne, 176, 177, 

179, 231 
WUIard, Catherine, 306, 308 
WUlard, E. S., 38, 41, 44. 

45, 61, 66 
WiUiam, Warten, 213, 216, 

243 
Williams and Walker, 73, 106 
Williams, Barney, 7, 13 
Williams, Mrs. Barney (Maria 

Pray), 7, 13 
Williams, Bert, 76. 119, 125, 

135, 149, 156, 161, 167, 

188 
WUliams, Derek, 242, 243 
Williams, Emlyn, 231, 255, 

258, 272, 273, 288, 325, 

339 
WilUams, Eva, 196 
WiUiams, Florence, 273 
WiUiams. Frances, 225, 228, 

249. 265. 266 
Williams. Gus, 19, 49 
Williams, Hattie, 74, 77, 91. 

96. 97. 107. 133. 143 
Williams, Hope, 237, 238, 

248, 249, 256, 257, 261, 

286 
Williams, Jack, 293 
Williams, Jesse Lynch, 163 
Williams, John, 339, 340 
WiUiams, Malcohn, 98, 171, 

181 
Williams, Margot, 148 
Williams, Rhys, 295 
Williams. Tennessee, 306. 

315, 345, 381, 365. 369 
Williams. William. 228, 235 
Williamson, Mr., 8 
Willman, Noel, 370 
Willow Tree, The, 163, 165 
Wills, Nat, 155, 156 
Wilson, Dooley, 290 
Wilson, Eleanor, 320 
Wilson, Elizabeth, 342 
Wilson, Francis. 31, 33, 34, 

36, 37, 41, 45, 47, 52, 

56, 65, 67, 73, 76, 90, 

92, 94. 99. 110. 194 
Wilson. Frank, 66. 231 
Wilson, Harry Leon, 104 
Wilson, Imogene, 213 
Wilson. Kathetine. 264 
Wilson, Leone, 315 
Wilson, Patricia, 368 
Wilton, Ellie (Mrs. Marie 

Bancroft), 19 
Winant, Forrest, 115, 139, 

146, 157. 158, 168 
Winant, Halm, 343 
Wind and the Rain, The, 

263, 264 
Wind Is Ninety, The, 306, 

307 



Windows, 202 
Wine of Choice, 281 
Wine, Women and Song, 297 
Winged Victory, 298. 300 
Wingless Victory, The, 272 
Wings Over Europe, 237. 239 
Winninger. Charles. 161. 

167. 179. 220. 228. 233. 

235. 265. 266 
Winsloiu Boy. The, 315. 316 
Winslow. Leah. 198 
Winsome Widow, A, 131, 

133 
Winsome Winnie, 73, 74 
Winston, Nancy, 160 
Winters, David, 368 
Winters, Marian, 338, 358 
Winters, Shelley, 305, 353 
Winter's Tale, A, 21, 79, 

80, 119, 310, 313, 314, 

365 
Winterset, 267 
Winwood, Estelle, 157, 

159, 163, 166, 170, 176, 

185, 203, 204. 216. 219. 

231. 232. 249. 263, 264, 

284, 289, 294, 302, 311, 

313 319 
Wisdom Tooth, The, 224, 

226 
Wise, Thomas A.. 96, 97. 

102. 105, 107, 124, 140, 

141, 146, 157, 159, 164. 

176. 178. 218 
Wisenlrend. Muni. See 

Muni, Paul 
Wi«h You Were Here. 339 

341 
Wirterta Trees. The. 326, 

328, 329 
Witching Hour, The, 98, 99 
Withee, Mabel, 221 
Witherspoon, Cora, 218, 

260 
Within the Gates, 263, 265 
Within the Law. 131, 136 
Without Love, 294, 295 
Witness For the Prosecution, 

346, 347 
Wizard of Oz, The, 73 
Wizard of the NUe, The, 51 
Wolfe, Constance, 145 
Wolfe, Thomas, 361 
Woiat, Donald, 315, 316 
Wolheim, Louis, 193, 197. 

210. 211 
Women in Bronze, The, 180 
Woman in Room 13, The, 

ni 

Woman in the Case, The, 90 
Woman of No Importance, 

A, 45. 159. 160 
Woman on the Jury, The, 

203 
Woman, The, 122, 124 
Woman's Way. A. 110, 111 
Women Go On Forever. 232 
Women, The. 272, 273 
Wonder Bar, The, 254 
Wonder, Tommy, 289, 297 
Wonderful Journey, 311, 

314 
Wonderful Night. A, 245 
Wonderful Thing, The. 181, 

183 
Wonderful Town. 342, 345, 

348 
Wong, Anna May, 248, 249 
Wood, Douglas, J., 136 
Wood, Helen, 339 
Wood, Mrs. John, 10 
Wood, Marjorie, 148, 227, 

248 
Wood, Peggy, 115, 138, 

141, 155, 164, 165, 167, 

177, 179, 191, 195, 199, 
219, 232, 238, 241, 261, 
262, 288, 290, 291, 292, 
367 

Wood, PhiUp, 264 
Wood, Rosa, 23 
Wood, William B., 6 
Woodbury, Clare, 281 
Woodland, 82, 84 
Woodruff, Henry, 40, 41, 

55, 67, 70, 71, 75, 76, 

80, 94, 142, 143 
Woods, A. H., 145, 152 
Woods, Al, 146, 164, 180, 

187, 309 
Woods, Louise, 135 
Wooing of Eve, The, 164 
Wookey, The, 291 
Woolf, Walter, 179, 183, 

188, 195, 197, 213, 214, 
221, 225, 229, 236, 239, 
241, 248, 249, 261, 262, 
271 

Woollcott, Alexander, 243, 

250, 252, 281 
Woolley, Monty, 275, 283, 

284 
Woolsey, Robert, 199 
World of Pleasure, A, 155 
World of Suzie Wong, The, 

365 
World, The. 27, 29 
World We Live In, The, 

193 197 
World' We Make, The, 285 
Worlock, Frederick, 219, 

260 
Worrell, Jennie, 15 
Worsley, Wallace. 116 
Worth, Billie, 333, 337 
Worth, Harry, 302 
Worth, Irene, 363, 372 
Worthing, Frank. 61. 62, 

93, 94. 99, 100. 110. Ill 
Wouk. Herman. 347 
Wo\dd-Be Gentleman, The, 

311. 314 
Wren, The, 185, 187 
Wright. Evelyn, 89 
Wright, Haidee, 109, 231, 

?33, 248, 249 
Wright, Martha. 338 
Wright. Teresa. 362 
Wright. U.. 128 
Wn'ling on the Wall, The, 

110. 113 
Wyatt, Carrie. 27 
Wyatt, Jane, 271, 306 



Wycherly, Margaret, 93, 97, 

117, 132, 140, 142, 157, 

181, 182, 183, 193, 197, 

205, 209, 254, 255, 256. 

259. 260. 317 
Wyckoff. Evelyn, 299 
Wyndham, Charles. 36. 81, 

85 
Wyndham. OUve. 88. 104, 

107, 113, 125, 131, 139, 

140, 171, 255 
Wynn, Arthur, 184 
Wynn, Bessie, 73, 75 
Wynn, Ed, 149, 156, 181, 

167, 171, 183, 184, 188, 

191, 213, 214, 234, 235, 

254. 277. 289. 297 
Wynn. Keenan. 285. 286. 

289 
Wynters Charlotte, 250 
Wynyard, Diana, 255 
Wyse, John, 364 
Yamaguchi, Shirley, 356 
Yankee Circus on Mars, A, 

90 
Yankee. Consul, The, 82, 85 
ynn*cc Girl, The, 119 
Yankee Prince, The, 106, 

108 
Yonfcee Tourist, A, 102 
Yates, J. Carrington, 70 
Yeamans, Annie, 30 
Yeamans, Jennie, 25, 38, 41 
Years Ago, 310, 312 
Years of Discretion, 131, 

132 
Yellow, 225, 227 
Yellow Jack, 263, 264, 315 
YeUow Jacket, The. 132, 

135, 157, 159 
Yellow Ticket, The, 145 
Yeomen of the Guard, 35, 

37, 155, 266, 322 
Yes, M'Lord, 323 
Yes, My Darling Daughter, 

276, 278 
Yes or No, 164 
Yes, Yes, Yvette, 235 
Yesterday's Magic, 294, 296 
Yip, Yip, YaphanJt, 173 
Yorke, Oswald, 44, 112, 

132, 152, 260 
Yost, Herbert A., 124, 165 
You and I, 201, 202 
You Can't Take It WUh 

You, 272, 273 
You Never Can Tell, 87, 

153, 319 
You Never Know, 281 
You Said It, 254 
You Touched Me!, 306 
Young America, 153, 155 
Young, Qara Kimball, 221 
Young, Elizabeth, 279 
Young, James, 80 
Young Love. 238 
Young Man's Fancy, A. 315 
Young, Mary, 140, 141, 

165, 181, 210, 211, 239 
Young, Mr., 8 
Young Mrs. Winthrop, 29 
Young, Phyllis, 116 
Young, Roland, 132, 134. 

151, 152, 159, 164, 177, 

179, 180, 181, 183, 201, 

204, 209, 210. 213, 216, 

217, 240, 259, 261 
Young, Rida Johnson, 99, 

Young Sinners, 243, 244 

Young Wisdom, 147, 149 

Young Woodley, 216, 218 

Youngest, The, 213 

Your Humble Servant, 115 

Yours Is My Heart, 311, 314 

Yours Truly, 235 

Youth, 29 

Yurka, Blanche, 193, 200, 

209, 219, 223, 224, 245. 

248, 267, 280 
ZabeUe, Flora, 82, 91, 101, 

102. 113, 127, 250 
Zander the Great, 203. 205 
Zangwill. Israel, 77 
Zaza, 53, 54, 55, 88 
Zeppilli, Alice, 143 
Ziegfeld, Florenz, 225. 

233, 265 
Ziegfeld. Florenz. Jr.. 83. 

102 
Ziegfeld Tollies, 180. 234. 
235. 254, 265, 266, 

275 298, 301, 361 
Ziegfeld Follies of 1907, 

102 
Ziegfeld FoUies of 1908, 

106, 108 
Ziegfeld Follies of 1909, 

113 
Ziegfeld FoUies of 1910, 

119, 120 
Ziegfeld Follies of 1911, 

125 129 
Ziegfeld Follies of 1912, 

134, 135 
Ziegfeld Follies of 1913, 

143, 
Ziegfeld Follies of 1914, 

149 
Ziegfeld FoUies of 1915, 

The, 158 
Ziegfeld Follies of 19J8, 

161, 167 
Ziegfeld Follies of 1918, 

171, 176 
Ziegfeld Follies of 1919, 

178, 179 
Ziegfeld FoUies of 1920, 

180 
Ziegfeld Follies of 1921, 

184, 185, 188 
Ziegfeld Follies of 1922, 

195, 198 
Ziegfeld FoUies of 1923, 

26s. 207 
Ziegfeld Follies of 1924, 213 
Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic, 179 
Zimmerman, 39 
Zimmerman, Nixon and, 59 
Zira, 90 

Zoo Slorv, The, 369 
Zorina, Vera, 281, 282, 

289. 290. 307, 308 
Zoritch, George, 301 
Zweig, Stefan, 237 



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