Archive for May 24th, 2008

Allan Does New York…

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

New York City Highlights

 

 

 Times Square

 

by Allan R. Ellenberger

 

Recently I returned from a trip to New York City where I did research for my Miriam Hopkins biography. I also spent time with some good friends who showed me the greatest hospitality. Thanks again to Adam, Steve, Joe and Arlene.

 

During my stay, I accessed information from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Museum of the City of New York and had a charming visit with media legend, Joe Franklin.

 

The Billy Rose Collection at the NYPL is a great resource especially for the theatre. Miriam Hopkins was exclusive to Broadway from 1921 to 1931 and returned on occasion for the next thirty years. In future postings I will document her stage appearances. At the library, I also perused the papers of Chamberlain and Lyman Brown who served as theatrical agents for Hopkins for more than twenty years. The Cheryl Crawford papers gave me information on the making of the Broadway play, The Perfect Marriage, that starred Hopkins and Victor Jory and was produced by Crawford.

 

The Museum of the City of New York has archives that cover the entire history of Broadway. I was able to go through files for every play that Hopkins appeared in.

 

In future posts I will concentrate on a few New York film related landmarks. For now, here are photos from my visit of some popular New York sites. Please “click” on image to enlarge.

    

 

         

 

 

         

 

 

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Obits…

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Recent Obituaries of Note

 

Fred Haines, 72, film writer and director, Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2008

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Sandy Howard, 80; produced ‘A Man Called Horse,’ Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2008

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Ruth Simpson, 82; gay liberation leader author, Los Angeles Times, May 17, 2008

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Warren Cowan, 87; legendary Hollywood publicist, Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2008

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