- Leitzbach, Adeline
- Call number
- *T-Mss 1971-004
- Physical description
- 1 portfolio, 28 cm; 1 portfolio, 28 cm
- Preferred Citation
- Adeline Leitzbach papers, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
- Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Adeline Leitzbach, also known as Adelaine Leitzbach, was a playwright and screenwriter who often worked in collaboration, and was active from the 1910s through the 1940s. Plays written by Adeline Leitzbach include THE WOMAN HE LOVED, FADED ORANGE BLOSSOMS, A WOMAN OF MYSTERY, SUCCESS (1918), which starred Helen Holmes, and was co-authored with Theodore J. Liebler, Jr., and BEYOND THE GATES OF PARADISE, co-authored with Henry Belmar. Adeline Leitzbach wrote the screenplays for a number of silent films, including DIAMONDS AND PEARLS (1917), STOLEN HONOR, THE HEART OF ROMANCE, HER PRICE, and THE LIAR (all 1918), and also provided the original story for several later films, including COUNTERFEIT LOVE (1923), MANHATTAN KNIGHTS (1928), THE PEACOCK FAN (1929), and NOTORIOUS BUT NICE (1933). In the later years of her career Adeline Leitzbach attempted to adapt her writing skills to the requirements of radio drama. The Adeline Leitzbach papers span 1924 to 1949, and consist primarily of letters to Ms. Leitzbach from radio station WOR, New York, N.Y., concerning her script submissions and program ideas. There is one handwritten letter written by Adeline Leitzbach in German, dated 1924, and a press packet from the Chesterfield Motion Picture Corporation touting new releases of 1929, including THE PEACOCK FAN, based on a story by Adeline Leitzbach.
Using the collection
LocationBilly Rose Theatre Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498