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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Edward Duryea Dowling
RLIN number: NXCP87-A96
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background; childhood and education, Rhode Island; early vaudeville career; 1919-20 FOLLIES; Actors' strike, 1919; early plays: SALLY, IRENE, AND MARY; HONEYMOON LANE; SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK; Chrysler-Ziegfeld Radio Follies; New York City Democratic politics: William F. Kenny's Tiger Room; national and state campaigns, 1926-40, organization and finances; banking crisis; 1932 Federal Theater Project; organizer and first president, United Service Organizations Camp Shows, World War II; Tennessee Williams, THE GLASS MENAGERIE; Eugene O'Neill, THE ICEMAN COMETH; comments on many people in the theater, Hollywood, business, finance, and politics, including L. B. Mayer, Marcus Loew, Sarah Bernhardt, Boris Said, George Jean Nathan, Alfred E. Smith, J. J. Raskob, Tim Mara, Henry Morgenthau, Frank Hague, Joseph P. Kennedy, Michael Curley.
Extent: Transcript: 838 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1976. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part III, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1963 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Dowling, Edward Duryea, 1894-1976
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1894
Speaker occupation: Actor; Director; Producer
Age at speaking: 69
Document date: 1963
Interviewer: Gold, Neil
Organizations discussed: Democratic Party, US
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Actors; Democratic Party, US; Motion picture industry; North America; Oral history; Theater; Theater--Production and direction; United States; United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945; United States--Politics and government--1901-1953; Vaudeville
Topics discussed - Other terms: Dowling, Edward Duryea, 1894-1976; New Deal, 1933-1939; New York (NY)--Politics and government--1898-1951
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018754-14197