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Blanche Oelrichs
Blanche Oelrichs

Blanche Oelrichs (October 1, 1890November 5, 1950) was an American poet, playwright, and theatre actress known by the pseudonym, "Michael Strange." Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The poor poet A poet is a person who writes poetry. ... Template:Unsourced A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is someone who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...


Born Blanche Marie Louise Oelrichs, she was the fourth and youngest child of mining heir Charles May Oelrichs and Blanche Pauline Emilie DeLoosey. At "Rosecliff," her grandparents' opulent mansion in Newport, Rhode Island designed by renowned architect Stanford White, Blanche Oelrichs spent summers amidst the Astors, the Vanderbilts and numerous other wealthy elites of American society. Rosecliff is one of the fabled Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island. ... Newport is a city in Newport County, Rhode Island, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. ... Stanford White (1853-1906) Washington Square Arch New York American on June 25, 1906 Stanford White (November 9, 1853 – June 25, 1906) was an American architect and partner in the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms. ... The Astor family, founded by the German immigrant John Jacob Astor and his wife Sarah Todd, became the wealthiest family in the United States during the 19th century. ... The Vanderbilts are a prominent family in the history of the United States. ...


On January 26, 1910, Blanche Oelrichs married Leonard Moorhead Thomas, the son of a prominent Philadelphia banker, with whom she had two children, Leonard Jr. (b. 1911) and Robin May Thomas (1915-1944). A Yale University graduate, her husband had worked in the diplomatic service in Rome and Madrid and served with the United States Army in Europe during World War I, earning the Croix de Guerre from the governmemt of France. Blanche Oelrichs involved herself as an activist for women's suffrage but her love for literature and poetry, especially the works of Walt Whitman, saw her begin writing verse of her own. Using the pen name Michael Strange, she had her first collection of poems published in 1916. This article is becoming very long. ... Yale redirects here. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban... Location Coordinates : 40° 23’N , 3°43′0″W Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Villa de Madrid (Spanish) Spanish name Villa de Madrid Founded 9th century Postal code 28001-28080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 91 (Madrid) Website http://www. ... The United States Army is one of the armed forces of the United States and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Robert Nivelle Herbert Henry Asquith Sir Douglas Haig Sir John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Woodrow... The Croix de guerre is a military decoration of both Belgium and France which was first created in 1915. ... The movement for womens suffrage is a social, economic and political reform movement aimed at extending suffrage—the right to vote—to women. ... Old book bindings at the Merton College library. ... The Chinese poem Quatrain on Heavenly Mountain by Emperor Gaozong (Song Dynasty) Poetry (from the Greek , poiesis, making or creating) is a form of art in which language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its ostensible meaning. ... Walt Whitman Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. ... A pen name or nom de plume is a pseudonym adopted by an author. ...


Through her social activities, Blanche Oelrichs-Thomas met renowned actor John Barrymore and after divorcing her husband she married him in 1920. They had one child, Diana Blanche Barrymore, born in 1921. With drawings provided by John Barrymore, Blanche Oelrichs published a book in 1921 titled "Resurrecting Life." She then turned her writing skills to the creation of theatrical plays including a 1921 Broadway production titled "Clair de lune." Based on "L'Homme qui rit" by Victor Hugo, her play starred her husband and his sister Ethel Barrymore. It was made into a 1932 movie of the same name in France by director Henri Diamant-Berger. John Sidney Blyth Barrymore (February 14, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – May 29, 1942 in Los Angeles, California), was an American actor. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... The Man Who Laughs is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title LHomme qui Rit. ... Victor-Marie Hugo (pronounced in French) (26 February 1802 — May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, visual artist, statesman and human rights campaigner, perhaps the most influential exponent of the Romantic movement in France. ... Ethel Barrymore (August 15, 1879 - June 18, 1959) was an Academy Award-winning American actress and a member of the famous Barrymore family. ... Henri Diamant-Berger (June 9, 1895 - May 7, 1972) was a French Screenwriter, film director and producer. ...


In 1921, Oelrichs was among the first to join the Lucy Stone League, an organization that fought for women to preserve their maiden names after marriage. Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... The Lucy Stone League is a women’s rights organization founded in 1921. ...


Frequently apart from her husband due to his performing in New York and London, England, Blanche Oelrichs spent a great deal of time in Paris, France during the next few years. After returning to live in New York, she began acting in live theatre. After her marriage to John Barrymore ended in May of 1925 she performed on stage with a summer stock company in Salem, Massachusetts and appeared in two Broadway plays in 1926 and 1927. London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...   Nickname: Witch City Settled: 1626 â€“ Incorporated: 1626 Zip Code(s): 01970 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...


Another book of Oelrichs' poetry was published in 1928 under the title "Selected poems, by Michael Strange" and the following year she married a third time to the prominent New York attorney Harrison Tweed who later became Chairman of Sarah Lawrence College. During the second half of the 1930s Oelrichs hosted a poetry and music program on New York radio station WOR that gained a strong audience. In 1960 her daughter Diana Barrymore died at age thirty-eight after a life of drug and alcohol addiction. In 1940, Blanche Oelrichs published her autobiography, "Who Tells Me True." In 1942 she and Harrison Tweed divorced and in 1944 her son Robin died at the age of twenty-nine. Sarah Lawrence College is a private, liberal arts college located in metropolitan New York City, about a thirty-minute train ride north of Manhattan. ... WOR-AM is a class A (nighttime clear channel), AM radio station located in New York, New York, USA, operating on 710kHz. ...


Blanche Oelrichs died from leukemia in 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts. She was interred with her son in the Oelrichs family plot in the Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York. Leukemia or leukaemia (see spelling differences) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, Athens of America, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City  89. ... Located in The Bronx, Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ...


Bibliography

  • Miscellaneous poems by Michael Strange (1916)
  • Poems, by Michael Strange (1919)
  • Resurrecting Life (with drawings by John Barrymore) (1921)
  • Selected poems, by Michael Strange (1928)
  • Who Tells Me True (1940)

External link

  • Blanche Oelrichs at IBDB

 
 

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