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Tarkington (Booth) playbills collection
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  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: Booth Tarkington playbills collection
    Identifier/Call Number: 6161
    Physical Description: 0.9 linear feet. 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1926
    Abstract: This 10 item collection consists of playbills for productions of plays by, or adapted from stories by, Booth Tarkington. Tarkington is best remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "Alice Adams", and is only one of three American authors to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once.
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    Biographical note

    Booth Tarkington is best remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "Alice Adams", and is only one of three American authors to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once (the others being William Faulkner and John Updike). Tarkington's work was immensely popular in the 1910s and 1920s.

    Scope and Contents

    This 10 item collection consists of playbills for productions of plays by, or adapted from stories by, Booth Tarkington. All productions were at theaters in New York City. Included is the Park Theatre's production of "Poldekin" starring Geroge Arliss, September 27, 1920; Henry Miller's Theatre, "The Intimate Strangers" starring Billie Burke, December 5, 1921; Maxine Elliott's Theatre, "Hello Lola!", based on Tarkington's novel and play "Seventeen", February 8, 1926; the Hudson Tehatre, "Clarence", March 22, 1920; the New Amsterdam Theatre, "Monsieur Beaucaire", based on Tarkington's story, February 2, 1920; the Park Theatre, "The Man From Home", starring William Hodge, February 14, 1910; the Liberty Theatre, "Magnolia", starring Leo Carillo, August 27, 1923; the Empire Theatre, "Rose Briar", starring Billie Burke, February 19, 1923; the Booth Theatre, "Seventeen", March 18, 1918; and the Frazee Theatre, "Tweedles", August 13, 1923.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Booth Tarkington playbills collection, Collection no. 6161, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Transferred from the American Literature book collection, August 2018.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Theaters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Archival resources
    Playbills
    Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 -- Archives