The Greenwich Village Bookshop Door: A Portal to Bohemia, 1920-1925
SIGNATURES

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Franklin Abbott

Achmed Abdullah

Mary Aldis

George William Amis

Sherwood Anderson

Egmont Arens

Mary Austin

Eugene S. Bagger

Bardar

Winslow M. Bell

William Rose Benét

Florence Blackstone

Paul J. Blackstone

David William Bone

Albert Boni

Charles Boni

Ernest Augustus Boyd

Will Bradley

Berton Braley

Max M. Breslow

Heywood Broun

Albert Brush

Arthur Caesar

Henry Seidel Canby

Jonathan Cape

Gene Carr

Oscar Edward Cesare

Christine Challenger

Betty Ross Clarke

Helen Louise Cohen

Alta May Coleman

Seward Collins

Frank Conroy

George Cram Cook

John Cournos

Bosworth Crocker

J. Vincent Crowne

Homer Croy

Mary Carolyn Davies

Helena Smith Dayton

Fred Erving Dayton

Floyd Dell

S. A. DeWitt

Roy Dickinson

Charles Divine

Alice Willits Donaldson

John Dos Passos

Theodore Dreiser

Joseph Drum

Robert L. Eaton

Laurie York Erskine

Wilfred Ewart

Henry Guy Fangel

John Chipman Farrar

Hugh Ferriss

Arthur Davison Ficke

John Bernard Flannagan

Dwight Franklin

James Earle Fraser

Joseph Lewis French

Robert Frothingham

Barney Gallant

Porter Garnett

Susan Glaspell

Montague Glass

Joseph Gollomb

Herbert S. Gorman

Stephen Graham

Dorothy L. A. Grant

Harry Wagstaff Gribble

William Gropper

Louise Closser Hale

Harry Hansen

Sadakichi Hartmann

Josephine Herbst

John Herrmann

W. E. Hill

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

Robert Cortes Holliday

Terence Holliday

Guy Holt

Holland Hudson

Peter Lord Templeton Hunt

Frank Townsend Hutchens

Lewis Jackson

Norman Jacobsen

Rutger Bleecker Jewett

Orrick Johns

Merle De Vore Johnson

Jeanne Judson

Harry Kemp

Bernice Lesbia Kenyon

John G. Kidd

William A. (William Albion) Kittredge

Eastwood Lane

Lawrence Langner

Christian Leden

Courtenay Lemon

Sinclair Lewis

Ludwig Lewisohn

Max Liebermann

Nicholas Vachel Lindsay

Preston Lockwood

Hendrick Willem Van Loon

Lingard Loud

Pierre Loving

Orson Lowell

C. R. Macauley

Kenneth Macgowan

Lawton Mackall

Hector MacQuarrie

John Albert Macy

Jane Mander

Don Marquis

H. A. Mathes

William McFee

Alexander McKay

Hawley McLanahan

Charles M. McLean

Ada Jaffray McVickar

Scudder Middleton

George Middleton

John Mistletoe

Roy Mitchell

Christopher Morley

Robert Nathan

Dudley Nichols

Robert Nichols

Charles Norman

Joseph Jefferson O'Neil

Florence O'Neill

Ivan Opffer

Martha Ostenso

Lou Paley

Edmund Lester Pearson

Basil H. Pillard

Ethel McClellan Plummer

Alexander Popini

William MacLeod Raine

Ben Ray Redman

Charles J. Reed

Lola Ridge

Felix Riesenberg

W. Adolphe Roberts

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin (Ted) Meade Robinson

Bruce Rogers

L. Stuart Rose

Herb Roth

Edward Royce

Tony Sarg

Jacob Salwyn Schapiro

Walter Schnackenberg

Thomas Seltzer

Fern Forrester Shay

Margaret Badollet Caldwell Shotwell

Emil Siebern

Upton Sinclair

John Sloan

Thorne Smith

David Tosh Smith

Robert A. Smith

Charles Somerville

Vincent Starrett

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Donald Ogden Stewart

Gordon Stiles

Emily Strunsky

Genevieve Taggard

Gardner Teall

Sara Teasdale

Lloyd M. Thomas

Basil Thompson

Paul Thompson

Helen Thurlow

Adolph Treidler

Peter Underhill

Harvey P. Vaughn

Walter Vodges

C. A. Voight

Mary Heaton Vorse

Webb Waldron

J. Leeming Walker

Foster Ware

John V. A. Weaver

Luther E. Widen

Edward Arthur Wilson

Lily Winner

Robert L. Wolf

Cuthbert Wright

Zorach

Theodore F. Zucker

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THE DOOR
Location on door: front, panel 3
CONNECTIONS

Theater Directors

EDWARD ROYCE

The English-born theater director James Edward Royce (1870-1964) was a prominent figure in commercial theater in New York in the late 1910s and 1920s. Before that time, he was employed for several years by the London playwright and producer Seymour Hicks. A 1920 article about stage directors in the New York magazine Theatre included Royce in a list of the most accomplished at the craft, stating that "it is a safe conjecture that the names of most of these important individuals are entirely unknown as far as the theatergoer is concerned, with the possible exception of David Belasco and George M. Cohan, whose fame, from the public standpoint, is not entirely associated with their reputation as actual stage directors." Royce was known for his near-perfect coordination of the Ziefeld Follies; in 1922, the critic Heywood Broun, bemoaning the Follies's shift from "production" to "institution," imagined a nostalgic return to early days of the Follies: "It will be produced not by Edward Royce, but by spontaneous combustion. Some of it will be terrible. Few of the costumes will fit and many of them will be in bad taste."

 

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    Creator: White Studio, NY

    Title: Contact sheet of three images from the Ziegfeld "Midnight Frolic"

    Item Date: 1920

    Medium: Contact Sheet

    Material Type: Photographs

    ADA Caption: Contact sheet of three images from the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic with mock program from


    Curatorial Department: Performing Arts Collection

    Collection Name: Ziegfeld Photograph Collection

    Stack Location: Box 1, Folder 7

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A contact sheet of photographs from a production of the Ziegfeld "Midnight Frolic," 1920

Fannie Brice and W. C. Fields headlined the 1920 Frolic revue, which contained this act imagining the famous Ziegfeld Girls as horseracing jockeys. Frolic shows were held in the "Ziegfeld Roof," the upstairs venue at the New Amsterdam Theatre in Times Square. The Midnight Frolic series ended after the 1921 season due to dropping attendance. The shrinking audience was due in part to the arrival of Prohibition, which changed the nature of the late-night events.