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Arthur William Row papers,

Title
Arthur William Row papers, 1902-1961.
Author
Row, Arthur William, 1878-1961.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1953-003 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1953-003 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
1 lin. ft. (2 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
Reminiscences.
Note
  • The Rare Book and Manuscripts Division of the New York Public Library has 1.5 linear ft. of similar material, mostly Row's writings and notebooks. See RLIN record NYPW89-A743.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Arthur William Row
Biography (note)
  • Actor and author, Row played mainly supporting roles during a fifty year career in the theater and then wrote his reminiscences of the more famous actors with whom he appeared.
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  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 1953-003
Author
Row, Arthur William, 1878-1961.
Title
Arthur William Row papers, 1902-1961.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The collection consists primarily of correspondence (bulk late 1950s) concerning Row's writings, especially his book on Sarah Bernhardt; and the writings themselves, mostly theatrical reminiscences, in typescript and note form. As well as Bernhardt, Row wrote laudatory personal accounts of the Barrymores, John Gielgud, Richard Mansfield, Paul Muni, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Ellen Terry and Blanche Yurka, among others. The collection also contains some personal biographical material, publicity for Row's book, clippings of play reviews, and some material, mostly publicity, for The Afternoon Theatre under Row's direction.
Biography
Actor and author, Row played mainly supporting roles during a fifty year career in the theater and then wrote his reminiscences of the more famous actors with whom he appeared. He was the publicist for Sarah Bernhardt's 1916 American tour and ultimately published a biography of her, SARAH THE DIVINE. He was also a founder and director of The Afternoon Theatre.
Indexes
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*T-Mss 1953-003
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