BIOGRAPHIES AND MEMOIRS


BIOGRAPHIES AND MEMOIRS
General
Edwards, Anne. The DeMilles: An American Family. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1988.
Horton, Judge. About Stage Folks. Detroit: Free Press Printing Co., 1902.
Hurlbut, Gladys. Next Week, East Lynne! New York: E. P. Dutton, 1950.
Kotsilibas-Davis, James. Good Times/Great Times. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1977.
Logan, Olive. Before the Footlights and behind the Scenes. Philadelphia: Parmelee, 1870. Actors and Actresses
Adler, Jacob. A Life on the Stage. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. Archer, Stephen M. Junius Brutus Booth: Theatrical Prometheus. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992. Arliss, George. Up the Years from Bloomsbury. Boston: Little, Brown, 1927. Bankhead, Tallulah. Tallulah: My Autobiography. New York: Harper, 1952. Barrow, Kenneth. Helen Hayes: First Lady of the American Theatre. New York: Doubleday, 1985.
Barrymore, Ethel. Memories: An Autobiography. New York: Harper, 1955. Bennett, Joan, and Lois Kibbee. The Bennett Playbill. New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1970.
Bert, David. Tallulah Bankhead: A Scandalous Life. New York: Robson Books, 1998.
Bloom, Arthur. Joseph Jefferson: Dean of the American Theatre. Savannah: Frederic C. Beil, 2000.
Borovsky, Victor. A Triptych from the Russian Theatre: The Komissarzhevskys. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2001. Brian, Dennis. Tallulah, Darling. New York: Simon and Shuster, 1972. Brown, Jared. The Fabulous Lunts. New York: Atheneum, 1986. Burke, Billie, and Cameron Shipp. With a Feather on My Nose. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1949.
Carlyon, David, and Ken Emerson. Dan Rice: The Most Famous Man You've Never Heard Of. New York: Public Affairs, 2001. Carrier, Jeffrey L. Tallulah Bankhead: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1991.
Carson, William G. B. Dear Josephine: The Theatrical Career of Josephine Hull. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963. Clinton, Craig. Mrs. Leslie Carter: A Biography of the Early Twentieth Century American Stage Star. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2006. Coleman, Marion Moore. Fair Rosalind: The American Career of Helena Modjeska. Cheshire, Conn.: Cherry Hill Books, 1969. Cook, Doris E. Sherlock Holmes and Much More: Or Some of the Facts about William Gillette. Hartford, Conn.: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1970. Cornell, Katharine. I Wanted to Be an Actress. New York: Random House, 1938.
Courtney, Marguerite. Laurette: The Intimate Biography of Laurette Taylor. New York: Rinehart, 1955.
Crane, William H. Footprints and Echoes. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1927.
Doherty, Eddie. The Rain Girl: The Tragic Story of Jeanne Eagels. Philadelphia: Macrae Smith, 1930.
Drew, John. My Years on the Stage. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1922.
Drew, Mrs. John. Autobiographical Sketch of Mrs. John Drew. New York: C. Scribners's Sons, 1899.
Duberman, Martin Bauml. Paul Robeson: A Biography. New York: Ballentine Books, 1989.
Eells, George. Mae West. New York: William Morrow, 1982.
Fells, Robert. George Arliss: The Man Who Played God. Lanham Md.: The Scarecrow Press, 2004.
Fields, Armond. Eddie Foy: A Biography of the Early Popular Stage Comedian. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1999.
. Lillian Russell: A Biography of "America's Beauty. " Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1999.
. Maude Adams: Idol of American Theater, 1872-1953. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2004.
Fisher, James. Al Jolson: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.
. Spencer Tracy: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.
Fowler, Gene. Good Night, Sweet Prince. New York: Viking, 1944.
Foy, Eddie, with Alvin F. Harlow. Clowning Through Life. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1928.
Gill, Brendan. Tallulah. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1972. Goldman, Herbert G. Jolson: The Legend Comes to Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. Hart, William S. My Life East and West. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1929. Hayes, Helen, with Katherine Hatch. My Life in Three Acts. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990. Hayes, Helen, with Sandford Dody. On Reflection: An Autobiography. New York: M. Evans, 1968. Hopper, De Wolf. Once a Clown, Always a Clown. Boston: Little, Brown, 1927.
Howard, Leslie Ruth. A Quite Remarkable Father. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1959.
Irving, John D. Mary Shaw: Actress, Suffragist, Activist. New York: Ayer, 1981.
Jefferson, Joseph. The Autobiography of Joseph Jefferson. Ed. Alan S. Downer.
Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964. Kahn, E. J., Jr. The Merry Partners: The Age and Stage of Harrigan and Hart. New York: Random House, 1955.
Kellow, Brian. The Bennetts: An Acting Family. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2004.
Krone, Charles A. "Recollections of an Old Actor." Missouri Historical Collections (1906-1914).
Lavery, Brian. Tallulah Bankhead. Bath, UK: Absolute Press, 1999.
Le Gallienne, Eva. At 33. New York: Longmans, Green, 1934.
. The Mystic in the Theatre: Eleonora Duse. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1973.
. With a Quiet Heart. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1974.
Lee, Betty. Marie Dressler: The Unlikeliest Star. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1997.
Leicer, Emily Wordis. Becoming Mae West. New York: Da Capo Press, 2000.
Lobenthal, Joel. Tallulah!: The Life and Times of a Leading Lady. New York: Regan Books, 2004.
Louvish, Simon. Mae West: It Ain't No Sin. New York: St. Martin's/Thomas Dunne Books, 2006. Malvern, Gladys. Curtain Going Up! The Story of Katharine Cornell. New York: J. Messner, 1943.
McKay, Frederic Edward, and Charles E. L. Wingate, eds. Famous American Actors of To-day. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1896.
McKenny, Margaret. Theatrical Sketches: Here and There with Prominent Actors. New York: The Merriam, 1894.
Modjeska, Helena. Memories and Impressions of Helena Modjeska: An Autobiography. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1969 (first published 1910).
Morse, Frank P. Backstage with Henry Miller. Introduction by George M. Cohan. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1938.
Mosel, Tad. Leading Lady: The World and Theatre of Katharine Cornell. Boston: Little, Brown, 1978.
Murdoch, James E. The Stage: Recollections of Actors and Acting from an Experience of Fifty Years. Philadelphia: J. M. Stoddart, 1880.
Murphy, Donn B., and Stephen Moore. Helen Hayes: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1993.
Pederson, Lucille M. Katharine Cornell: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1993.
Peters, Margot. Design for Living: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne: A Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
Reignolds-Winslow, Catherine Mary. Yesterdays with Actors. Boston: Cupples and Hurd, 1887.
Rice, Dan. Memoirs of Dan Rice. Long Branch, N.J.: n.p., 1901. Rosenfeld, Lulla. Bright Star of Exile: Jacob Adler and the Yiddish Theatre. Introduction by Harold Clurman. New York: Crowell, 1977.
Ruggles, Eleanor. Prince of Players: Edwin Booth. New York: W. W. Norton, 1953.
Schanke, Robert A. Eva Le Gallienne: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1989.
. Shattered Applause: The Lives of Eva Le Gallienne. Carbondale:
Southern Illinois University Press, 1992. Sentilles, Renée M. Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken and the Birth of American Celebrity. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Sheehy, Helen. Eva Le Gallienne: A Biography. New York: Knopf, 1996. Skinner, Cornelia Otis. Life with Lindsay & Crouse. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 1976.
Skinner, Otis. Footlights and Spotlights: Recollections of My Life on the Stage. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1924. Strang, Lewis C. Famous Actors of the Day in America. Boston: L. C. Page, 1900.
. Famous Actresses of the Day in America. Boston: L. C. Page, 1899.
. Players and Plays of the Last Quarter Century. 2 vols. Boston: L. C. Page, 1893.
Truax, Sarah. A Woman of Parts: Memories of a Life on Stage. New York: Longmans, Green, 1949. Warde, Frederick. Fifty Years of Make Believe. New York: The International Press Syndicate, 1920. Watts, Jill. Mae West: An Icon in Black and White. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
West, Mae. Goodness Had Nothing to Do with It. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1959.
Wingate, Charles E. L., and F. E. McKay, eds. Famous American Actors of Today. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1896. Yurka, Blanche. Bohemian Girl. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1970. Zolotow, Maurice. Stagestruck: The Romance of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1965.
Bell, Archie. The Clyde Fitch I Knew. New York: Broadway Publishing, 1909.
Ben-Zvi, Linda. Susan Glaspell: Her Life and Times. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Braunlich, Phyllis. Haunted by Home: The Life and Letters of Lynn Riggs. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1988.
Brown, John Mason. The Ordeal of a Playwright: Robert E. Sherwood and the Challenge of War. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.
The Worlds of Robert E. Sherwood: Mirror to His Times, 1896-1939. New York: Harper, 1965. Carey, Gary. Anita Loos: A Biography. New York: Knopf, 1988. Connelly, Marc. Voices Offstage: A Book of Memoirs. Chicago: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1968.
Davis, Owen. I'd Like to Do It Again. New York: Farrar and Rinehart, Inc., 1931.
. My First Fifty Years in Theatre. Boston: Little, Brown, 1950.
Derleth, August W. Still Small Voice: The Biography of Zona Gale. New York: Appleton, 1940.
Durham, Frank. DuBose Heyward: The Man Who Wrote Porgy. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1954.
. Elmer Rice. Boston: Twayne, 1970.
Fawkes, Richard. Dion Boucicault: A Biography. London: Quartet, 1979. Frerer, Lloyd Anton. Bronson Howard, Dean of American Dramatists. Lewis-ton, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen, 2001. Gelb, Arthur, and Barbara Gelb. O'Neill. New York: Harper and Row, 1973.
. O'Neill: Life with Monte Cristo. New York: Applause, 2000.
Gilbert, Julie Goldsmith. Ferber. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1978. Glaspell, Susan. The Road to the Temple. New York: Frederic A. Stokes, 1927.
Goldstein, Malcolm. George S. Kaufman: His Life, His Theatre. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979. Gurko, Miriam. Restless Spirit: The Life of Edna St. VincentMillay. New York: Ty Crowell, 1962.
Hart, Moss. Act One: An Autobiography. New York: Random House, 1959. Hecht, Ben. A Child of the Century. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1954. Kenny, Vincent B. Paul Green. New York: Twayne, 1971. MacAdams, William. Ben Hecht: The Man behind the Legend. New York: Scribner, 1990.
Meade, Marion. Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? New York: Villard, 1988.
Meredith, Scott. George S. Kaufman and His Friends. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1974.
Meserve, Walter J. Robert E. Sherwood: Reluctant Moralist. New York: Pegasus, 1970.
Milford, Nancy. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay. New York: Random House, 2002. Moses, Montrose J., and Virginia Gerson. Clyde Fitch and His Letters. Boston: Little, Brown, 1924.
Nolan, Paul T. Marc Connelly. Boston: Twayne, 1969.
Ozieblo, Barbara. Susan Glaspell: A Critical Biography. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.
Palmieri, Anthony F. R. Elmer Rice: A Playwright's Vision of America. Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1980. Perry, John. James A. Herne: The American Ibsen. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1978.
Pollock, Channing. Harvest of My Years. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1943.
Rampersad, Arnold. The Life of Langston Hughes, Vol. I: 1902-1941-I, Too, Sing America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
. The Life of Langston Hughes, Vol. II: 1941-1967-I Dream a World. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Rice, Elmer. Minority Report: An Autobiography. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963.
Roper, John Herbert. Paul Green, Playwright of the Real South. Athens: University of Georgia, 2003.
Schanke, Robert A. "ThatFurious Lesbian": The Story of Mercedes de Acosta. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003.
Sharrar, Jack F. Avery Hopwood: His Life and Plays. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1989.
Sheaffer, Louis. O'Neill: Son and Artist. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973.
. O'Neill: Son and Playwright. Boston: Little, Brown, 1969.
Shuman, R. Baird. Robert E. Sherwood. Boston: Twayne, 1964.
Stineman, Esther Lanigan. Mary Austin: Song of a Maverick. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1989.
Teichmann, Howard. George S. Kaufman: An Intimate Portrait. New York: Atheneum, 1972.
Veiller, Bayard. The Fun I've Had. New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1941. Woodress, James Leslie. Booth Tarkington: Gentleman from Indiana. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1969.
Critics
Leslie, Amy. Some Players: Personal Sketches. Chicago: Herbert S. Stone & Co., 1901.
Nolte, William H. H. L. Mencken: Literary Critic. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1964. Teichmann, Howard. Smart Aleck: The Wit, World, and Life of Alexander Woollcott. New York: Morrow, 1976. Thomas, Bob. Winchell. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1971. Whiting, Lilian. Kate Field: A Record. Boston: Little, Brown, 1900. Winchell, Walter. Winchell Exclusive. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1975.
Woollcott, Alexander. Long, Long Ago. New York: Viking, 1943.
Producers, Directors, Managers, and Scenographers
Abbott, George. "Mister Abbott." New York: Random House, 1963. Blumenthal, George, with Arthur H. Menkin. My Sixty Years in Show Business: A Chronicle of the American Theatre, 1874-1934. New York: Frederick C. Osberg, 1936.
Brady, William A. Showman. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1937. Bragdon, Claude. More Lives than One. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. Carter, Randolph, and Robert Reed Cole. Joseph Urban. New York: Abbeville, 1992.
Cohan, George M. Twenty Years on Broadway, and the Years It Took to Get There: The True Story of a Trouper's Life from the Cradle to the "Closed Shop." New York: Harper & Bros., 1924.
Curry, Jane Kathleen. Nineteenth-Century American Women Theatre Managers. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1994.
Frohman, Daniel. Encore. New York: Lee Furman, Inc., 1937.
Geddes, Norman Bel. Miracle in the Evening. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1960.
Goldsmith, Berthold Henry. Arnold Daly. New York: J. T. White & Co., 1927. Gottfried, Martin. Jed Harris: The Curse of Genius. Boston: Little, Brown, 1984.
Grau, Robert. The Business Man in the Amusement World. New York: Broadway Publishing Co., 1910.
. Forty Years of Observation of Music and the Drama. New York: Broadway Publishing, 1909.
Harris, Jed. A Dance on the High Wire: Recollections of a Time and a Temperament. New York: Crown, 1979.
Huston, John. An Open Book. New York: Da Capo Press, 1994.
Kellner, Bruce. The Last Dandy: Ralph Barton, American Artist, 1891-1931. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1991.
Kenton, Edna. The Provincetown Players and the Playwrights'Theatre, 1915-1922. Ed. Travis Bogard and Jackson R. Bryer. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2004.
Langner, Lawence. The Magic Curtain. New York: Dutton, 1951.
Leavitt, M. B. Fifty Years in Theatrical Management. New York: Broadway Publishing, 1912.
McCabe, John. George M. Cohan: The Man Who Owned Broadway. New York: Doubleday, 1973. McClintic, Guthrie. Me and Kit. Boston: Little, Brown, 1955. McNamara, Brooks. The Shuberts of Broadway. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
Morehouse, Ward. George M. Cohan: Prince of the American Theatre. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1943.
Pendleton, Ralph, ed. The Theatre of Robert Edmond Jones. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1958. Pitou, Augustus. Masters of the Show. New York: Neale Publishing, 1914. Shean, Vincent. Oscar Hammerstein I: The Life and Exploits of an Impresario. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. Stagg, Jerry. The Brothers Shubert. New York: Random House, 1968. Timberlake, Craig. The Life & Work of DavidBelasco, the Bishop of Broadway. New York: Library Publishers, 1954. Winter, William. The Life of David Belasco. 2 vols. New York: Moffat, Yard, 1918.
Zellers, Parker. Tony Pastor: Dean of the Vaudeville Stage. Ypsilanti: Eastern Michigan University Press, 1971. Ziegfeld, Richard, and Paulette Ziegfeld. The Ziegfeld Touch: The Life and Times of Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1993.

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