CURTAIN TIME by Ruth Harvey


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In contrast to Cornelia Otis Skinner's memoirs, these are somewhat prim remembrances of early life in Winnipeg, with Mother an ex-actress and Father a theater manager. She tells of the joys of having two houses (confusing to her young friends) to live and play in; of being able to thrill and suffer with Ben Hur, In Old Kentucky, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and other popular dramas; to see and know the stars as they played the circuit -- Schumann-Heink, Anglin, McIntyre and Heath, and many others; to go behind scenes and watch glamor in the making. It is an account too of family and personal anecdotes, of life in and around Winnipeg, of travel to the States, of the building of a new theater, and its decline and fall after World War I. A scrapbook of things as they were which has its full share of happy family times.

Pub Date: Sept. 27th, 1949
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin