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Encyclopedia > Marcus Klaw

Marcus Alonzo Klaw (May 29, 1858June 14, 1936) was an American lawyer, theatrical producer, theatre owner, and a leading figure of the Theatrical Syndicate. May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A lawyer or attorney at law is a person licensed by the state to advise clients in legal matters and represent them in courts of law (and in other forms of dispute resolution). ... A theatrical producer is a type of producer who oversees the staging of theatre productions. ...


Referred to as both Mark and Marc, he was born in Paducah, Kentucky. He studied law and set up a practice in Louisville but after handing a case for theatre executive Gustave Frohman, Klaw was drawn to the business. He eventually formed a partnership with A. L. "Abe" Erlanger that started out as a theatrical booking agency in New York City in 1886. Operating as "Klaw & Erlanger" they expanded their business through the acquisition and construction of theaters to the point where they controlled most of the theaters in the U.S. South and several major locations in New York. Among their holdings were they owned "Klaw and Erlanger's Costume Company" and the "Klaw & Erlanger Opera Company." Paducah is a city located in McCracken County, Kentucky at the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Ohio River. ... The official logo of Louisville Metro Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and the 16th largest city of the United States. ... Abraham Lincoln Erlanger (May 4, 1859 – March 7, 1930) was a theatrical producer, director, designer, theatre owner, and a leading figure of the Theatrical Syndicate. ... City nickname: The Big Apple Location in the state of New York Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg Area  - Land  - Water 1,214. ... The U.S. Southern states or The South, known during the American Civil War era as Dixie, is a distinctive region of the United States with its own unique historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ...


In 1896, Klaw & Erlanger joined with Al Hayman, Charles Frohman, Samuel F. Nixon, and Fred Zimmerman to form the "Theatrical Syndicate." Their organization established systemized booking networks throughout the United States and created a monopoly that controlled every aspect of contracts and bookings until the late 1910s when the Shubert brothers broke their stranglehold on the industry. Charles Frohman (1860 - 1915) was a U.S. theatre manager. ... ...


Despite being near universally despised by most in the industry for their ruthless tactocs, Klaw and Erlanger produced dozens of Broadway plays and financed many others including the early editions of the Ziegfeld Follies. The partnership of Klaw & Erlanger was badly hurt as a result of the Actors' Equity strike of 1919, and they made their last Broadway production in September of 1924. After that, Mark Klaw focused mainly on producing dramas until his retirement in 1927. This article is about the street in New York City. ... The Ziegfeld Follies were a series of elaborate theatrical productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 through 1931. ...


Klaw moved to England, where he died in 1936 at Bracken Fell, Hassocks, West Sussex, in the United Kingdom. He is buried there in the Clayton Church cemetery. Hassocks is a village found in West Sussex, England. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ...


 
 

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