Channing Pollock (writer)

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Channing Pollock, photo by Carl Van Vechten (April 27, 1934)

Channing Pollock (March 4, 1880 – August 17, 1946) was an American playwright, critic and writer of film scenarios, including The Evil Thereof (1916) and the memoir The Footlights, Fore and Aft (1911).

Pollock began his career in 1896 as the dramatic critic at The Washington Post later working at the Washington Times.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to cat breeder and Manhattan Opera House press agent Anna Marble Pollock, daughter of actor and songwriter Edward Marble.[2][3][4]

Death[edit]

Pollock died at his summer home in Shoreham, Long Island in August 1946, a few months after his wife.[5]

Selected Broadway productions[edit]

  • At Home With Ethel Waters (English lyrics for "My Man" by Channing Pollock) (1953)
  • The House Beautiful (1931)
  • Mr. Moneypenny (1928)
  • The Enemy (1925-1926)
  • The Fool [1] [2] (1922-1923)
  • Ziegfeld Follies of 1921 (Dialogue by Channing Pollock and with songs with lyrics by Channing Pollock) (1921)
  • The Sign on the Door (1919-1920)
  • Roads of Destiny (1918-1919)
  • The Crowded Hour (1918-1919)
  • The Grass Widow (Book and lyrics by Channing Pollock) (1917-1918)
  • Ziegfeld Follies of 1915 (Book and lyrics by Channing Pollock) (1915)
  • A Perfect Lady (1914)
  • The Beauty Shop (Book and lyrics by Channing Pollock) (1914)
  • Her Little Highness (Book and lyrics by Channing Pollock and based on the comedy Such a Little Queen, by Channing Pollock) (1913)
  • My Best Girl (Book and lyrics by Channing Pollock) (1912)
  • The Red Widow (Book and lyrics by Channing Pollock) (1911-1912)
  • Ziegfeld Follies of 1911 (Additional music by Channing Pollock) (1911)
  • Such a Little Queen (1909)
  • The Secret Orchard (1907-1908)
  • In the Bishop's Carriage (1907)
  • Clothes (1906-1908)
  • The Little Gray Lady (1906)
  • The Pit (1904)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Footlights, Fore and Aft by Channing Pollock, Gorham Press, New York, New York (1911), page
  2. ^ Schwarz, Judith (1986). Radical Feminists of Heterodoxy: Greenwich Village, 1912-1940 (Rev. ed.). Norwich, VT: New Victoria Publishers. p. 124. ISBN 0-934678-08-1. 
  3. ^ Who's who in Music and Drama, p. 212 (1914)
  4. ^ (10 August 1906). Channing Pollock Married, The New York Times
  5. ^ Channing Pollock Dies in 67th Year, Montreal Gazette (Associated Press story)

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