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

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Charles Boni

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Heywood Broun

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Henry Seidel Canby

Jonathan Cape

Gene Carr

Oscar Edward Cesare

Christine Challenger

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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

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Roy Dickinson

Charles Divine

Alice Willits Donaldson

John Dos Passos

Theodore Dreiser

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Robert L. Eaton

Laurie York Erskine

Wilfred Ewart

Henry Guy Fangel

John Chipman Farrar

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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

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Peter Lord Templeton Hunt

Frank Townsend Hutchens

Lewis Jackson

Norman Jacobsen

Rutger Bleecker Jewett

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Merle De Vore Johnson

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Eastwood Lane

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Christian Leden

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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

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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

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Felix Riesenberg

W. Adolphe Roberts

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin (Ted) Meade Robinson

Bruce Rogers

L. Stuart Rose

Herb Roth

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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

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Lloyd M. Thomas

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Paul Thompson

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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

Film

Journalists

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Screenwriters

World War I Soldiers

ARTHUR CAESAR

The screenwriter Arthur Caesar (1892-1953) was born in Romania. His family came to the United States as a child and moved to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where their father ran a used bookstore. Arthur and his brother Irving were childhood friends of the Marx brothers. Irving went on to be a well-known lyricist, and both brothers were friends with George Gershwin and mutual friend Lou Paley. Arthur Caesar attended Yale University, and began his career working as a reporter. He was an active member of the Village community in the 1910s, and a member of the Liberal Club during the time that Frank Shay ran the Washington Square Bookshop next door.  He served in the United States Army in World War I. In the early 1920s, he wrote plays, one of which, Napoleon’s Barber, was published in Frank Shay’s anthology Contemporary One-Act Plays (1921). It was made into a film directed by John Ford in 1928. Caesar’s screenplays began being produced as early as 1924, and from that point on he wrote prolifically, producing the screenplays for more than thirty films over the course of his career. He lived in Beverly Hills for most of his life, and was a well-known wit in the Hollywood social scene.

 
 
 
 
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    Creator: Caesar, Arthur (Screenwriter)

    Wheelwright, Ralph, 1898-1971

    Title: Radio adaptation of the film Manhattan Melodrama

    Description: Opening pages

    Item Date: 1934

    Material Type: Manuscript

    ADA Caption: Radio adaptation of the film Manhattan Melodrama


    Curatorial Department: Film Collection

    Collection Name: David O. Selznick Collection

    Stack Location: Box 1061, Folder 11

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The opening pages of the script for a radio adaptation of Arthur Caesar’s screenplay Manhattan Melodrama, 1934
Caesar received an Oscar for Manhattan Melodrama’s screenplay in 1934. Directed by George Kukor and starring Clark Gable and William Powell, the film tells the story of two orphan boys who grow up on the Lower East Side and take very different paths in life: one becomes a district attorney and the other ganster. Infamously, it was the film that John Dillinger watched just before he was shot and killed by federal officials.