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Charles B. Dillingham papers, bulk (1910-1927)

Title
Charles B. Dillingham papers, 1903-1931, bulk (1910-1927)
Author
Dillingham, C. B. (Charles Bancroft), 1868-1934.
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Description
46 linear feet (32 boxes, 18 v.)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Memoirs.
  • Wills.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Charles Bancroft Dillingham (1868-1934) was a leading theatrical producer in New York City during the first three decades of the 20th century. With his own company, the Dillingham Theatre Corporation, and in partnership with A.L. Erlanger and Florenz Ziegfeld, he produced many comedies, musical comedies, operettas, and vaudeville shows for the Broadway stage. He built and owned the Globe Theatre and for many years managed the Hippodrome, a large theatrical house in New York.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 813
Author
Dillingham, C. B. (Charles Bancroft), 1868-1934.
Title
Charles B. Dillingham papers, 1903-1931, bulk (1910-1927)
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, stage managers' reports, receipt books, roster and salary records, and some personal papers of Dillingham. Correspondence, 1903-1927, of Dillingham and his associates Bruce Edwards and Fred G. Latham with theatrical people relates mainly to the casting and production of shows at the Globe Theatre and at the Hippodrome. Some of the correspondence concerns the management of the road shows on tour in the United States. Records include stage managers' reports, 1910-1911 and 1926-1927; receipt books, 1906-1907, 1913-1914 and 1920-1928, recording box office receipts for shows at the Globe Theatre; and roster and salary records, 1908-1909. Also, personal and miscellaneous papers, some of which were removed from the R.H. Burnside Papers, containing Dillingham's memoirs of his life in the theater, last will and testament, notebook, and research notes.
Biography
Charles Bancroft Dillingham (1868-1934) was a leading theatrical producer in New York City during the first three decades of the 20th century. With his own company, the Dillingham Theatre Corporation, and in partnership with A.L. Erlanger and Florenz Ziegfeld, he produced many comedies, musical comedies, operettas, and vaudeville shows for the Broadway stage. He built and owned the Globe Theatre and for many years managed the Hippodrome, a large theatrical house in New York.
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Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
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Occupation
Theatrical producers and directors.
Theatrical managers.
Added Author
Edwards, Bruce.
Latham, Fred G., 1853-1943.
Ade, George, 1866-1944.
Belasco, David, 1853-1931.
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989.
Butt, Alfred, Sir, 1878-
Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942.
Crowninshield, Frank, 1872-1947.
Chambers, C. Haddon (Charles Haddon), 1860-1921.
Erlanger, Abraham Lincoln, 1860-1930.
Fields, W. C. (William Claude), 1880-1946.
Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915.
Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940.
Houghton, Arthur.
Janis, Elsie, 1889-1956.
Lonsdale, Frederick, 1881-1954.
Maude, Cyril, 1862-1951.
Nethersole, Louis.
Ziegfeld, Flo, 1869-1932.
Dillingham Theatre Corporation.
Research Call Number
MssCol 813
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