Agnes Boulton
English writer
Agnes Boulton
Agnes Boulton was a successful pulp fiction writer in the 1910s, later the wife of Eugene O'Neill. Prior to their marriage, she wrote for such magazines as Breezy Stories, Snappy Stories, and Young's Magazine.
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Her mother Agnes Boulton was also a writer and Oona rejected a place at Vassar, the prestigious women's college, to pursue an acting career. In 1942, the year she met Chaplin, she had been voted debutante of the year and was dating Catcher In The Rye
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If You're Thinking of Living In/Point Pleasant, N.J.; A Borough With a Variety of Boating
NYTimes - over 13 years
THE police chief of Point Pleasant Borough, N.J., Robert A. Cooper, is relieved that the hundreds of boats in this Ocean County community are finally being hauled out of the water or encased in shrink-wrap for the winter. During the summer, the two lift bridges over the Point Pleasant Canal crank up and down more than 300 times daily -- even during
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Destiny's Child
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She was born in Bermuda. Her mother wrote short stories; her father, a chronic alcoholic, was the only American playwright to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. Barely a toddler when her father ran off with another woman, she and her older brother were raised by their mother. Her formal education ended at Brearley, an exclusive girls' school in
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The Lady and the Tramp
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OONA Living in the Shadows: A Biography of Oona O'Neill Chaplin. By Jane Scovell. Illustrated. 354 pp. New York: Warner Books. $25. Nearly a century after Lytton Strachey's ''Eminent Victorians'' redefined the art of telling lives, the biographer's lot is not a happy one. Since the 1970's there has been such a tidal wave of biographies and memoirs
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NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: SELECTED LETTERS OF EUGENE O'NEILL Edited by Travis Bogard and Jackson R. Bryer. Illustrated. 602 pp. New Haven: Yale University Press. $35. SELECTED LETTERS OF EUGENE O'NEILL Edited by Travis Bogard and Jackson R. Bryer. Illustrated. 602 pp. New Haven: Yale University Press. $35. To begin with, these letters are essential to any
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NYTimes - almost 33 years
S OME students at Connecticut College in New London recently aided the production of a public television film by stopping traffic, searching for beverage glasses and chauffeuring the actor Jason Robards, among other tasks. They were introduced to a few celebrities and to the rigors of film work when a television crew shot scenes at the college's
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NYTimes - over 35 years
JOSE QUINTERO'S unwarranted exhumation of Eugene O'Neill's 1924 ''Welded'' at the Horace Mann Theater at Columbia University succeeds in proving that this is one of O'Neill's most dreadful plays. Minor plays by important writers can sometimes help us to understand a body of work. This was the effect when George Ferencz presented O'Neill's ''The
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Weekender Guide; Friday; SOFTWARE OF HISTORY
NYTimes - over 35 years
All kinds of ''historical confetti'' have been tucked away in the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue at 42d Street over the years, and a fair sample will be tossed out for viewing in Astor Hall at the main entrance starting today. Speakeasy cards, a leaflet declaring ''Save the 15-cent fare!'' Tom Thumb's greeting card and anti-Nazi literature
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''It's a flawed play. It is purple-hued. It's crude. But it is shining in its relentless honesty.'' Jose Quintero shifts his long, lean frame, flung into a classroom chair, waving his arms expressively as he talks. It is a lazily hot Saturday afternoon and the rest of the building is nearly deserted, but down a dark flight of stairs two members of
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Agnes Boulton
  • 1968
    Age 74
    Died in 1968.
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  • 1944
    Age 50
    Boulton published a novel, The Road Is Before Us, in 1944, and a memoir of the first two years of her marriage to O'Neill in 1958, entitled Part of a Long Story.
    More Details Hide Details The memoir gives a fascinating portrayal of an odd literary marriage at its inception. A new and annotated version of that book was published by McFarland in 2011. A selection of her stories can be found on
  • 1943
    Age 49
    Her daughter, Oona O'Neill, married Charlie Chaplin in 1943 at the age of 18 (he was 54), and moved to Switzerland with him nine years later, renouncing her American citizenship.
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  • 1929
    Age 35
    Contrary to the terms of the 1929 divorce settlement, Boulton had saved most of her letters to and from O'Neill, as well as some O'Neill manuscripts, including "Exorcism," a one-act play by O'Neill, which was thought to have been destroyed but had been given by Boulton to a friend, Philip Yardon. It was published in the October 17, 2011 issue of The New Yorker. The O'Neill/Boulton correspondence was published in 2000 by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in a volume called A Wind Is Rising. Boulton died on November 25, 1968 in West Point Pleasant, New Jersey.
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  • 1928
    Age 34
    The marriage came to an end when O'Neill left Boulton for the actress Carlotta Monterey in 1928, and they divorced in 1929.
    More Details Hide Details The Boulton/O'Neill marriage has been studied and written about by William Davies King, professor of theater at UC Santa Barbara, in "Another Part of a Long Story: Literary Traces of Eugene O'Neill and Agnes Boulton" (Michigan 2010).
  • 1919
    Age 25
    She gave birth to Shane O'Neill in 1919 and Oona O'Neill in 1925.
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  • 1917
    Age 23
    Boulton met O'Neill in the fall of 1917 in the Golden Swan Saloon, better known as The Hell Hole, in Greenwich Village. They married some six months later, on April 12, 1918 at Provincetown, Massachusetts. O'Neill, at the time, was considered a promising author of one-act plays. During the first year of their marriage, he wrote Beyond the Horizon, his first full-length, Broadway play, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1920 During the early years of the marriage, Boulton modified her writing and had two stories published by The Smart Set, an important magazine co-edited by H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan.
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  • 1893
    Born in 1893.
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