Our theatres to-day and yesterday by Ruth Crosby DimmickOur theatres to-day and yesterday by Ruth Crosby Dimmick

Our theatres to-day and yesterday

byRuth Crosby Dimmick

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. SKETCH OF SOME OF THE NEW YORK MANAGERS. Back in the days when "Hazel Kirk," with Effie Ellsler in the stellar role, was the popular hit of the day, Marc Klaw, managing the production, and Abraham Erlanger, traveling in advance, met in a little town far away from Broadway and formed an acquaintanceship which soon ripened into a managerial partnership that has stood the test oi years. When they returned to New York they bought out the old Taylor Theatrical Exchange. the first of its kind in the city, with money they had borrowed for the purpose. Soon after this they entered the producing field, their first venture being 'The Great Metropolis." About ten years ago Mr. Erlanger originated what is now known as the Theatrical Syndicate, which has grown to be one of the greatest powers in the theatrical world of America. Mr. Erlanger is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and began his career as an operaglass blower at the old Academy of Music in that city when it was under the management of Mr. John Ellsler. When this theatre passed out of Ellsler's hands Mr. Erlanger was engaged as treasurer by the succeeding manager. and this step marked the beginning of his eventful public career. Marc Klaw was born in Louisville, Ky., and began his business life as a reporter while studying law. He was admitted to the bar, and it was through this channel that he entered the theatrical world when Daniel Frohman engaged him on behalf of himself and brother to stop the piracy of some of the Frohman productions. David Belasco, the most artistic and picturesque producer of the present day, has won a place for himself in the theatrical world that is unique. The opening of the Stuyvesant Theatre in 1907 marked the close of the first twenty-five years in his career as a New ...
Title:Our theatres to-day and yesterdayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217526888

ISBN - 13:9780217526883