The Greenwich Village Bookshop Door: A Portal to Bohemia, 1920-1925
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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 1
CONNECTIONS

Critics

Fiction Writers

Film

Journalists

Playwrights

Politicians

Publishers

Screenwriters

Socialism

Theater

UPTON SINCLAIR

The prolific leftist novelist Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. (1875-1968) was born in Baltimore and moved to New York around the age of ten. Educated at the City College of New York and Columbia University, he began his writing career penning boys' adventure stories for pulp magazines. After having several novels published, he emerged into sudden fame in 1906 with The Jungle, a novel whose portrayal of conditions in the meatpacking industry was so damning that it influenced legislation. That same year, he used his Jungle royalties to found a socialist commune, Helicon Hall, where Sinclair Lewis resided for a time, but the experiment ended when a major fire destroyed much of the site in 1907. In the years that followed he published further "muckraking" novels that sought to expose hypocrisy and corruption across American culture and industry. He came to know many Village socialists and contributed work to the Masses. In 1917, concerned about the direction of the publishing economy, Sinclair began self-publishing editions of his works, though his major works were simultaneously being published by New York publishing houses. Along with novels, he wrote and published several non-fiction pamphlets and plays during these years. After moving to Southern California in the early 1920s, he won the Democratic nomination for Governor but lost the race. He became involved in the film industry, producing documentaries with Sergei Eisenstein, and continued to write novels until the end of his long life.

 
 
 
 
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    Creator: Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968

    Title: Four letters to Idella Purnell Stone

    Item Date: 14 August 1923; 10 September 1923; 20 February 1924; 5 June 1924

    Material Type: Manuscript

    ADA Caption: Four letters to Idella Purnell Stone


    Curatorial Department: Manuscripts Collection

    Collection Name: Idella Purnell Stone Collection

    Stack Location: Box 5, Folder 7

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Four letters from Upton Sinclair to Ida Purnell Stone, 1923-1924

These letters concern Stone's intended translation of Sinclair's play Hell into Spanish and the possibility of producing the play in Mexico.