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Finding Aid of the André Charlot Papers
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Description
André Charlot (1882-1956) was a press manager, business manager, and manager of various Parisian theaters and music halls, including the Folies-Bergères and Châtelet. In 1912, he was appointed joint manager of the Alhambra in London, and was managing director of that theater until 1915. He also broadcast 50 shows of Charlot's Hour for the BBC before relocating to California in 1937 where he worked briefly as a technical adviser to Paramount Pictures and acted in films (1942-1956). The collection consists of scripts, sheet music, photographs, programs, and business papers related to Charlot's career as a producer for the London stage.
Background
Charlot was born in Paris on July 26, 1882; press manager, business manager, and manager of various Parisian theaters and music halls, including the Folies-Bergères and Châtelet; appointed joint manager of the Alhambra in London in 1912 and was managing director of that theater until 1915; specialized in the production of revues and took his talents to the Comedy Theatre, The Vaudeville, St. Martin's, and other London theatres; broadcast 50 shows of Charlot's Hour for the BBC; moved to California in 1937 and worked briefly as a technical adviser to Paramount Pictures; staged The Charlot revue of 1940 at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood and Charlot's Revuette in 1941; acted in films from 1942 until his death in May, 1956.
Extent
20 boxes (10 linear ft.) 4 cartons (4 linear ft.) 22 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.