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Channing Pollock

Channing Pollock, American author, dramatist, lecturer, publicist. Club: Players.; Member.

Background

  • Pollock, Channing was born on March 4, 1880 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Alexander L. and Verona E. (Larkin) Pollock.

  • Education

    • Graduate Bethel Military Academy, Warrenton, Virginia, 1897. Studied Polytechnique, Prague, Austria. Honorary Doctor of Letters Colgate University, 1938.

      Doctor of Laws, Northeastern University, Boston, 1942.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Helen. Dramatic critic Washington Post, 1898, Washington Times, 1899, 1900. General press representative for William A. Brady, New York, 1900-1904. Manager Woman’s Exhibition, Madison Square Garden, summer of 1902.

      General press representative for Sam S. and Lee Shubert, 1904-1906. Retired to devote attention to dramatic writing. Regular dramatic critic of Ainsloe’s, The Smart Set and The Green Book successively, 1905-1919.

      Founder public The Show (magazine), 1904-1906. Vice-president American Platform Guild. Author: (books) Behold the Man, 1900.

      Stage Stories, 1901; The Footlights—Fore and Aft, 1909. The Fool, 1925; The Enemy, 1926. Star Magic, 1933; Synthetic Gentleman, 1934.

      The Adventure of a Happy Man, 1939. Guide Posts in Chaos, 1942. Harvest of My Years (autobiography), 1943.

      The Home Front (lecture), 1943. (3 one-act plays) Winner Lose All, The Captains and the Kings, The Shot That Missed Lincoln, 1939. (plays) A Game of Hearts, 1900.

      The Pit (dramatization), 1900. Napoleon the Great, 1901. In the Bishop’s Carriage (dramatization), 1902.

      The Little Gray Lady, 1903. Clothes (in collaboration with Avery Hopwood), 1906. The Secret Orchard (dramatization), 1907.

      The Traitor, 1908; Such a Little Queen, 1909. The Inner Shrine (dramatization), 1909. The Red Window (with Rennold Wolf), produced by Raymond Hitchcock, 1911.

      Hell (with Rennold Wolf), produced Folies Bergere, New York, 1911. My Best Girl (with Rennold Wolf), produced by Clifton Crawford, 1912. The Beauty Shop and Her Little Highness (both with Rennold Wolf).

      Produced by Raymond Hitchcock and Werba and Luescher respectively, 1913. A Perfect Lady (with Rennold Wolf), produced by Rose Stahl, 1914. Ziegfeld Follies of 1915 (with Rennold Wolf), 1915.

      The Grass Widow (with same), 1917. Roads of Destiny, produced by A. H. Woods, 1918. The Crowded Hour (with Edgar Selwyn), produced by Selwyn & Company, 1918.

      The Sign on the Door, produced by A. H. Woods, 1919, and by Gladys Cooper, Playhouse, London, 1921. Also at Theatre Renaissance, Paris, and in Vienna, Madrid, Amsterdam, etc. Ziegfeld Follies of 1921.

      The Fool, produced by Selwyn & Company, 1922, and by Frank Curzon in London, September 18, 1924 (with Henry Ainley), also in Vienna (with Alexander Moissi). The Enemy, produced by Crosby Gaige (with Fay Bainter), Times Square Theatre, New York, 1925, and by Andre Charlot, in London, 1928. Mr. Moneypenny, produced Liberty Theatre, New York, 1928.

      The House Beautiful, produced by Crosby Gaige, Apollo Theatre, New York, 1931. Stranglehold, produced 1932. Tangled Web, produced by Marcus Heiman, 1944.

      Lectures under the direction of Harold Peat. Contributor stories and articles to magazines, including essays regularly in Coronet Magazine.

    Works

    • Author: (books) Behold the Man, 1900. Stage Stories, 1901
    • The Footlights—Fore and Aft, 1909. The Fool, 1925
    • The Enemy, 1926.

      Star Magic, 1933
    • Synthetic Gentleman, 1934. The Adventure of a Happy Man, 1939. Guide Posts in Chaos, 1942.

      Harvest of My Years (autobiography), 1943. The Home Front (lecture), 1943. (3 one-act plays) Winner Lose All, The Captains and the Kings, The Shot That Missed Lincoln, 1939.

      (plays) A Game of Hearts, 1900. The Pit (dramatization), 1900. Napoleon the Great, 1901.

      In the Bishop’s Carriage (dramatization), 1902. The Little Gray Lady, 1903. Clothes (in collaboration with Avery Hopwood), 1906.

      The Secret Orchard (dramatization), 1907. The Traitor, 1908

    Membership

    Club: Players.; Member.

    Connections

    • Married Anna Marble, press agent, authoress, August 9, 1906.
    • father: Alexander L. Pollock
    • mother: Verona E. (Larkin) Pollock
    • spouse: Anna Marble
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    Born March 4, 1880
    Died August 17, 1946
    (aged 66)
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