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Reginald Allen

Reginald Allen, American collection curator. Guggenheim fellow, 1973-1974. Trustee D'Oyly Carte Opera Trust; president American Friends of D'Oyly Carte & Gilbert & Sullivan, 1981. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Life fellow Pierpont Morgan Library.; Member Philadelphia Academy Natural Sciences Clubs: Century Assn, Grolier.

Background

  • Allen, Reginald was born on March 22, 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Alfred Reginald and Helen Johnson (Warren) Allen.

  • Education

    • Graduate cum laude, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1922. Bachelor, Harvard, 1926.

    Career

    • With advertising department Victor Talking Machine Company, 1926-1930. Copywriter Northwest Ayer, 1930-1932, J. M. Mathes, 1932-1935. Board directors Philadelphia Orchestra Association, 1933-1935, manager, 1935-1939.

      Head story department Universal Pictures, 1939-1942. Pacific Coast representative J. Arthur Rank Organization, Universal City, California, 1946-1949. Assistant manager, business administrator, secretary to board directors Metropolitan Opera Company, New York City, 1949-1957, assistant to president, general manager, 1962-1969.

      Executive director operations Lincoln Center Performing Arts, 1957-1962. Executive vice president American Academy Rome, 1969-1971, acting director, 1969-1970. Curator Gilbert & Sullivan Collection, Pierpont Morgan Library, since 1971.

      Member DeSchauensee S. African Expedition to Kalahari Desert, 1930, President' Advisory committee National Cultural Center, 1958-1963. Member New York State Council Arts, 1961-1965, President' Executive Committee for Shakespeare Anniversary, 1964. President D'Oyly Carte Inc., since 1973.

    Works

    Membership

    Trustee D'Oyly Carte Opera Trust. President American Friends of D'Oyly Carte & Gilbert & Sullivan, 1981. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.

    Life fellow Pierpont Morgan Library. Member Philadelphia Academy Natural Sciences Clubs: Century Assn, Grolier.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Howe, May 31, 1946.
    • father: Alfred Reginald Allen
    • mother: Helen Johnson (Warren) Allen
    • spouse: Helen Howe
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    Nationality
    • 1922
      Phillips Exeter Academy
    • 1926
      Harvard
    • 1926 - 1930
      With advertising department Victor Talking Machine Company
    • 1930 - 1932
      copywriter, Northwest Ayer
    • 1932 - 1935
      copywriter, Northwest Ayer
    • 1939 - 1942
      head, story department Universal Pictures
    • 1946 - 1949
      Pacific Coast representative J. Arthur Rank Organization
      Universal City, Texas, United States
    • 1949 - 1957
      assistant, to board directors Metropolitan Opera Company
    • 1949 - 1957
      business administrator, to board directors Metropolitan Opera Company
    • 1949 - 1957
      secretary, to board directors Metropolitan Opera Company
    • 1957 - 1962
      executive, director operations Lincoln Center Performing Arts
    • 1971
      curator Gilbert & Sullivan Collection
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