Archibald Selwyn

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Archibald Selwyn (also Arch or Archie Selwyn; 3 November 1877 – 21 June 1959) was an American play broker, theater owner and stage producer who had many Broadway successes.wikipedia
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Edgar Selwyn

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He and his brother Edgar Selwyn were partners. Archibald's brother Edgar Selwyn, an actor, moved to New York City.
An actor, playwright, director and producer on Broadway, he founded a theatrical production company with his brother, Archibald Selwyn, and owned a number of Selwyn Theatres in the United States.

Goldwyn Pictures

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They were among the founders of Goldwyn Pictures, later to be merged into MGM. Sam Goldfish joined Edgar and Archibald Selwyn in 1916 to form Goldwyn Pictures.
Goldwyn Pictures Corporation was founded on November 19, 1916 by Samuel Goldfish partnering with Broadway producers Edgar and Archibald Selwyn using an amalgamation of both last names to create the name.

Samuel Goldwyn

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Sam Goldfish joined Edgar and Archibald Selwyn in 1916 to form Goldwyn Pictures.
In 1916, Goldfish partnered with Broadway producers Edgar and Archibald Selwyn, using a combination of both names to call their movie-making enterprise Goldwyn Pictures.

American Airlines Theatre

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The first was the 1,051-seat Selwyn Theatre built for them in 1918 in the Italian Renaissance style.
Originally named the Selwyn Theatre, it was designed by the architect George Keister and constructed by the Selwyn brothers, Edgar and Archie, in 1918.

F. Ray Comstock

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The theater was not successful at first, and Selwyn and Brady gave up their shares to the producer F. Ray Comstock.
Archibald Selwyn partnered with the Shubert Brothers and William A. Brady in building the Princess Theatre, a small 299-seat auditorium on 39th street that opened in 1913.

Park Square Theatre, Boston

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In 1915 the Selwyns bought the Cort Theatre in Boston, renaming it the Park Square Theatre.
In August 1915 the Cort Theatre was purchased by Archibald and Edgar Selwyn and renamed the Park Square Theatre.

Winchell Smith

In 1919 John Golden arranged a meeting with his fellow producers Fred Zimmerman, Arch Selwyn, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., Winchell Smith and L. Lawrence Weber with the goal of cooperating on common issues such as censorship and ticket speculation.
In 1919 John Golden arranged a meeting with his fellow producers Fred Zimmerman, Archibald Selwyn, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., Winchell Smith and L. Lawrence Weber with the goal of cooperating on common issues such as censorship and ticket speculation.

Paulette Goddard

Paulette Goddard appeared in Selwyn's production of The Unconquerable Male, which premiered in March 1927 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Ziegfeld hired her for another musical, Rio Rita, which opened in February 1927, but she left the show after only three weeks to appear in the play The Unconquerable Male, produced by Archie Selwyn.

John Golden

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In 1919 John Golden arranged a meeting with his fellow producers Fred Zimmerman, Arch Selwyn, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., Winchell Smith and L. Lawrence Weber with the goal of cooperating on common issues such as censorship and ticket speculation.
In 1919 John Golden arranged a meeting with his fellow producers Fred Zimmerman, Archibald Selwyn, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., Winchell Smith and L. Lawrence Weber with the goal of cooperating on common issues such as censorship and ticket speculation.

J. Fred Zimmerman Jr.

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In 1919 John Golden arranged a meeting with his fellow producers Fred Zimmerman, Arch Selwyn, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., Winchell Smith and L. Lawrence Weber with the goal of cooperating on common issues such as censorship and ticket speculation.
In 1919 John Golden arranged a meeting with his fellow producers Fred Zimmerman, Archibald Selwyn, Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Winchell Smith and L. Lawrence Weber with the goal of cooperating on common issues such as censorship and ticket speculation.

L. Lawrence Weber

In 1919 John Golden arranged a meeting with his fellow producers Fred Zimmerman, Arch Selwyn, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., Winchell Smith and L. Lawrence Weber with the goal of cooperating on common issues such as censorship and ticket speculation.
In 1919 John Golden arranged a meeting with his fellow producers J. Fred Zimmerman Jr., Archibald Selwyn, Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Winchell Smith and Weber with the goal of cooperating on common issues such as censorship and ticket speculation.

Producing Managers' Association

This led to formation of the Producing Managers' Association, which may have inadvertently shown actors the value of organizing into the Actors' Equity Association.
Attendees included Golden's fellow producers Fred Zimmerman, Archibald Selwyn, Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Winchell Smith and L. Lawrence Weber.

Revenge with Music

Revenge with Music was a modern version of the Spanish short story The Three-Cornered Hat by Pedro Alarcón.
Produced by Arch Selwyn and Harold B. Franklin, the Broadway production, opened on November 28, 1934 at the New Amsterdam Theatre for a total of 158 performances.

Harold B. Franklin

Continental Varieties, a vaudeville review co-produced by Selwyn and Harold B. Franklin, opened at the Little Theatre on 3 October 1934 and ran for 77 performances.
In 1933 Franklin left RKO and joined up with Archibald Selwyn to form Frankwyn Productions, a stage production company.

This Year of Grace

Arch Selwyn continued to produce plays such as Noël Coward's Easy Virtue (1925) and This Year of Grace (1928).
Produced by Arch Selwyn, the Broadway production opened on November 7, 1928 at the Selwyn Theatre, where it ran for 157 performances.

Wake Up and Dream

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The musical comedy Wake Up and Dream, co-produced by Arch Selwyn, opened at The Selwyn on 30 December 1929, and ran to 136 performances.
Produced by Arch Selwyn in association with Cochran, the London director and choreographers reprised their work, and the cast featured Jack Buchanan (replacing Hale), Matthews and Losch.

Broadway (Manhattan)

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Archibald Selwyn (also Arch or Archie Selwyn; 3 November 1877 – 21 June 1959) was an American play broker, theater owner and stage producer who had many Broadway successes.

Toronto

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Archibald and his family lived in Toronto, Ontario, then moved to Selma, Alabama, where his parents died.

Selma, Alabama

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Archibald and his family lived in Toronto, Ontario, then moved to Selma, Alabama, where his parents died.

New York City

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Archibald's brother Edgar Selwyn, an actor, moved to New York City.

Herald Square Theatre

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His brother found a job for Archibald in the box office of the Herald Square Theatre.

Elisabeth Marbury

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The brothers moved into the business of brokering tickets and then created the American Play Company in partnership with Elisabeth Marbury and John Ramsay.

Upton Sinclair

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Upton Sinclair worked with Margaret Mayo in the summer of 1906 on a dramatization of The Jungle, which flopped after a six-week run.

Margaret Mayo (playwright)

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Upton Sinclair worked with Margaret Mayo in the summer of 1906 on a dramatization of The Jungle, which flopped after a six-week run.

The Jungle

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Upton Sinclair worked with Margaret Mayo in the summer of 1906 on a dramatization of The Jungle, which flopped after a six-week run.