Talk:George Ade

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George Ade gets even more exposure through fictional characterization.[edit]

I was hoping a reference to the novel in which this interesting man is a protagonist and depicted with great humor could stay on this page.

George Ade being characterized in this novel, and the graphic novel being produced, is a way for more people to learn about him. Ade himself wrote a little science fiction, so he would likely not have objected.

(Serapisia 05:09, 7 December 2006 (UTC)SerapisiaSerapisia 05:09, 7 December 2006 (UTC))


to me this article isn't written in an encyclopedic manner-seems very informal and it has bias towards america (eg; glorifying it). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr Mat (talkcontribs) 23:42, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

It is difficult to know what you mean, since you provided neither specificity nor examples. Of course, Ade himself had a big bias toward the USA (glorifying it). That was the point of much of his writing. David Spector (talk) 17:25, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

"Father and the Boys"[edit]

This article shows "Father and the Boys" being written in 1924, but shows a silent movie of this play being made in 1915, starring Lon Chaney, Sr. and is now a lost film. Also, this was the opening play for the Columbia Theatre in San Francisco on 1/10/1910. Obviously, "Father and the Boys" had to have been written prior to 1924, but does anyone know when?Jtyroler (talk) 08:06, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

I found a little more about this from - "Father and the Boys" opened on 3/2/1908 at the Empire Theatre in New York (1430 Broadway) and ran for 88 performances.

The Sultan of Sulu[edit]

"…The Sultan of Sulu (a musical comedy with composer Nathaniel D. Mann and lyricist Alfred George Whathall)…"

The published version has this note:

This piece, with an accompaniment of music written by Alfred G. Wathall, was produced by the Castle Square Opera Company, under the direction of Henry W. Savage, at the Studebaker Theatre, in Chicago, on March II, 1902. The first Boston performance was at the Tremont Theatre, on December 1, 1902. The first New York performance was at Wallack's Theatre, on December 29, 1902. The music for The Sultan of Sulu is published by M. Witmark & Sons, New York and Chicago.

That is, Whathall is the composer, not the lyricist, and Mann had nothing to do with it. Vzeebjtf (talk) 09:30, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

The Fable of the Busy Business Boy and the Droppers-In[edit]

A stub article has just been created for a 1914 film directed by him, The Fable of the Busy Business Boy and the Droppers-In. Not sure how to fit it in. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 22:52, 14 July 2015 (UTC)