Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915

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Charles Frohman (1860-1915) was a theater manager in New York City and London.

From the description of Charles Frohman Letterpress Copybooks, 1898-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122455669

The theatrical manager and producer Charles Frohman was born in Sandusky, Ohio in 1860. He was the youngest brother of theatrical managers Daniel (1851-1940) and Gustave (1855-1930) Frohman. By 1883 Charles Frohman was working as an independent producer; in 1890 he organized his Charles Frohman Stock Company; and at the time of his death in 1915 (he was drowned on the torpedoed Lusitania) he was the proprietor and manager of of the Empire (location of his New York office), Criterion, Lyceum, Garrick, Savoy, and Knickerbocker theaters in New York, and of the Duke of York's, Comedy, Globe (location of his London office), and Adelphi theaters in London. He was also the joint manager of the Vaudeville Theatre in London.

Frohman's affairs were continued after his death as Charles Frohman, Inc., with his brother Daniel as a joint manager.

From the guide to the Charles Frohman Letterpress Copybooks, 1898-1921, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Bronson Howard, a playwright, was born 7 October 1842 in Detroit, Michigan. He worked as a journalist in Detroit and New York until he was able to support himself as a playwright. Mr. Howard's work was among the first American drama to be given serious attention on stage, not only in the United States but also in England. Among his most important plays are Saratoga (1870), The Banker's Daughter (1877), The Henrietta (1887), and Shenandoah (1889).

Mr. Howard founded and served as president of the American Dramatists Club, through which he was instrumental in extending copyright protection to American playwrights. Mr. Howard died in 1908.

From the guide to the Bronson Howard papers, 1852-1895, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915,. Autograph letters signed from Charles Frohman to various recipients [manuscript], 1895-1897. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. Papers, 1852-1895. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940,. Autograph letters signed to Daniel Frohman from various correspondents [manuscript], 1883-1926. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Annie Russell papers, 1874-1941 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Francis Wilson papers, 1875-1958 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Souvenir programs of theatrical productions, 1883-1965. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. Playscripts from the Charles Frohman collection, 1910,1923, and n.d. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Charles B. Dillingham papers, 1903-1931, 1910-1927 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Papers, 1832-1922 (inclusive), 1861-1909 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915. Papers 1895-ca. 1897. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Dillingham, Charles B., 1868-1934. Charles B. Dillingham Papers, 1903-1931, bulk (1910-1927). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Empire Theatre records, 1911-1953 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Hardy, Grahame H. Grahame Hardy Collection, 1849-1909. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Beach, Rex, 1877-1949. Papers of Rex Beach [manuscript] 1905-1942. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Burnside, R. H. (Robert Hubberthorne), 1873-1952. Guide to the R.H. Burnside Collection, ca. 1905-1952. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Herbert, Sidney, d. 1927,. Autograph letter signed from Sidney Herbert, Players Club, New York, to William Winter, Staten Island, New York [manuscript], 1899 July 30. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Palmer, Albert Marshman, 1838-1905,. Letters signed from A.M. Palmer, New York, to various recipients [manuscript], 1888-1905. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915. Charles Frohman correspondence, circa 1889 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Robertson, Ian, 1858-1936,. Autograph letters signed from Ian Robertson, New York City and London, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], [1881?]-1893. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Museum of the City of New York. Personality files, [ca. 1800]-1986, 1900-1986 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. Materials relating to Owen Wister's books [manuscript], ca.1896-1950. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910. Samuel Langhorne Clemens collection of papers, 1856-1938 bulk (1870-1938). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Samuel Langhorne Clemens collection of papers, 1856-1938, 1870-1938 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Empire Theatre (New York, N.Y. : Broadway). Publicity card for benefit performance, 1900, Feb. 9th. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Frost (Edwin Collins) and William Henry Frost Papers, Frost (Edwin Collins) and William Henry Frost papers, (bulk 1890-1927), 1890-1941 John Hay Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Frost, Edwin Collins, 1867-1956. Edwin Collins Frost papers, 1846-1967. Brown University, Brown University Library
creatorOf Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937. Letters : to Maude Adams and Charles Frohman, 1897-1928. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Kauser, Alice, ca. 1872-1945. Papers of Alice Kauser, ca. 1895-1940 (inclusive). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Empire Theatre (New York, N.Y.). Empire Theatre records, 1911-1953. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Arthur Bertram Papers, 1889-1962, (1900-1924 bulk) University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Benson, Eugene, 1837-1908,. Autograph letters signed from Eugene Benson to William Winter [manuscript], 1866-1898. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Correspondence, 1819, 1849-1957, 1962 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
referencedIn Sayre, Theodore Burt. Theodore Burt Sayre correspondence, 1902 January 4. Library of Congress
creatorOf Bronson Howard papers, 1852-1895 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Frost (Edwin Collins) and William Henry Frost Papers, Frost (Edwin Collins) and William Henry Frost papers, (bulk 1890-1927), 1890-1941 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Hutton, Laurence, 1843-1904. Papers of Laurence Hutton, 1879-1899. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Fonds Edward Gordon Craig Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des arts du spectacle
creatorOf Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915,. Autograph note signed from Charles Frohman, New York, to William Winter [manuscript], ca. 1899 April 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908,. Autograph letters signed and 4 cablegrams from Victorien Sardou to various people, [1872?]-1891. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. Papers of Bronson Howard [manuscript], 1868, 1896. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Dodson, John E., 1857-. Letter, 1894 Feb. 12, Olympic Theatre, St. Louis, Mo. / J.E. Dodson. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Charles Frohman Letterpress Copybooks, 1898-1921 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. Paul Kester papers, 1880-1933. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Paul Kester papers, 1880-1933 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Wilson, Francis, 1854-1935. Francis Wilson papers, 1875-1958. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915. Charles Frohman Letterpress Copybooks, 1898-1921. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn R. H. Burnside collection, circa 1905-1952 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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associatedWith Albery, James, 1838-1889 person
associatedWith Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937. person
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associatedWith Benson, Eugene, 1837-1908, person
correspondedWith Bertram, Arthur, 1860-1955 person
associatedWith Burnside, R. H. (Robert Hubberthorne), 1873-1952. person
associatedWith Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910. person
correspondedWith Craig, Edward Gordon (1872-1966) person
associatedWith Crane, William Henry, 1845-1928 person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
associatedWith Dillingham, C. B. (Charles Bancroft), 1868-1934 person
associatedWith Dillingham, Charles B., 1868-1934. person
associatedWith Dodson, John E., 1857- person
associatedWith Empire Theatre (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Empire Theatre (New York, N.Y. : Broadway) corporateBody
associatedWith Field, R. M. (Richard Montgomery), 1834-1902 person
associatedWith Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940, person
associatedWith Frost, Edwin Collins, 1867-1956. person
associatedWith Frost, William G. (William Goodell), 1854-1938 person
associatedWith Hardy, Grahame H. person
associatedWith Hayman, Alfred person
associatedWith Hayman, Alfred. person
associatedWith Herbert, Sidney, d. 1927, person
associatedWith Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. person
associatedWith Hutton, Laurence, 1843-1904. person
associatedWith Janis, Elsie, 1889-1956 person
associatedWith Kauser, Alice, ca. 1872-1945. person
associatedWith Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. person
correspondedWith Lederer, Emanuel person
associatedWith Lonsdale, Frederick, 1881-1954 person
associatedWith Matthews, William Henry person
associatedWith Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. person
associatedWith McVicker, James H., d. 1896 person
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correspondedWith Palmer, Albert Marshman, 1838-1905, person
associatedWith Robertson, Ian, 1858-1936, person
associatedWith Robson, Stuart, 1836-1903 person
associatedWith Russell, Annie, 1869-1936 person
associatedWith Samuel French, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908, person
associatedWith Sayre, Theodore Burt. person
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associatedWith William Andrews Clark Memorial Library corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Francis, 1854-1935. person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
associatedWith Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. person
associatedWith Wyndham, Charles, 1837-1919 person
associatedWith Young, Charles L. (Charles Lawrence), Sir, 1839-1887 person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1927-2008, person
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England--London
New York (State)--New York
United States
United States
England
Subject
Theater--United States
Theater
Theater--England
English drama--20th century
Theater--Production and direction
Theater--England--London
American drama
Theater--Great Britain
Theater--New York (State)--New York
Partnership
Occupation
Dramatists
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Birth 1860-07-15

Death 1915-05-07

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