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Channing Pollock plays


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Pollock, Channing, 1880-1946

Channing Pollock, playwright, journalist, and lecturer was born on March 4, 1880 in Washington D.C. The son of Alexander Lyon Pollock of the U.S. Weather Bureau, Pollock received a diverse education, starting in Omaha and Salt Lake City. He attended the Untergymnasium in Prague, had tutors in San Salvador, and enrolled at the Bethel Military Academy in Virginia. Pollock dropped out of this establishment early to write for the New York Dramatic Mirror. After working as a dramatic critic for several years, Pollock began writing plays himself. While extremely prolific as a writer, Pollock is best known for his two plays The Fool and The Enemy. With strong religious and anti-war messages, respectively, both plays received mixed reviews, but were ultimately quite popular and adapted for movies. Later in life Pollock began lecturing, adopting increasingly conservative opinions. He passed away in August, 1946 on Long Island.

Consists chiefly of typescripts of plays written by Pollock over a forty-year period but includes sheet music of songs containing his lyrics, playbills, and printed matter.

Series: (Box 1)I. Early Plays and Scenarios; II. Collaborations; III. Plays; (Box 2) IV. Last Plays; V. Lyrics of Musical Plays.

Acquisition information not available.

A checklist for each box is available.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection Inventory

Channing Pollock plays, 1903-1944. 2 boxes.
Physical Description

2 boxes

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