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Finding Aid of the André Charlot Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: André Charlot Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1945
    Collection number: 1318
    Creator: Charlot, André, 1882-1956
    Extent: 20 boxes (10 linear ft.) 4 cartons (4 linear ft.) 22 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: André Charlot (1882-1956) was a press manager, business manager, and manager of various Parisian theaters and music halls, including the Folies-Bergères and Châtelet. In 1912, he was appointed joint manager of the Alhambra in London, and was managing director of that theater until 1915. He also broadcast 50 shows of Charlot's Hour for the BBC before relocating to California in 1937 where he worked briefly as a technical adviser to Paramount Pictures and acted in films (1942-1956). The collection consists of scripts, sheet music, photographs, programs, and business papers related to Charlot's career as a producer for the London stage.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], André Charlot Papers (Collection 1318). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964212 

    Biography

    Charlot was born in Paris on July 26, 1882; press manager, business manager, and manager of various Parisian theaters and music halls, including the Folies-Bergères and Châtelet; appointed joint manager of the Alhambra in London in 1912 and was managing director of that theater until 1915; specialized in the production of revues and took his talents to the Comedy Theatre, The Vaudeville, St. Martin's, and other London theatres; broadcast 50 shows of Charlot's Hour for the BBC; moved to California in 1937 and worked briefly as a technical adviser to Paramount Pictures; staged The Charlot revue of 1940 at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood and Charlot's Revuette in 1941; acted in films from 1942 until his death in May, 1956.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of scripts, sheet music, photographs, programs, and business papers related to Charlot's career as a producer for the London stage. Contains primarily transcripts of plays and musical reviews, including lyrics.

    Organization and Arrangement

    • Scripts of plays and musical revues (Boxes 1-7, 26).
    • Sheet music (Boxes 8-14, 23, 38, 42-43).
    • Duplicate sketches and lyrics (Boxes 15-17).
    • Charlot musical shows (Box 18).
    • Reviews, photographs, (Box 18).
    • Charlot revues: photographs (Boxes 18-22).
    • Charlots' hour, BBC (Boxes 23-24).
    • Publicity and programs (Boxes 24-28).
    • Legitimate plays: photographs (Boxes28-29).
    • Charlot company papers and contract books (Boxes 30-32, 44-46).
    • Individual songs with music scores (Boxes 40-41).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Charlot, André, 1882-1956--Archives.
    Theatrical producers and directors--England--Archival resources.
    Musical theater--Production and direction--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Sheet music.