Chapman, Arthur, 1873-1935
Denver newspaperman, father of Chapman, John [John Arthur], 1900-1972. Author of: The route of the Rio Grande, pub. 1915.
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Overview John Chapman (1900-1972), nicknamed ''Old Frostface'' by the press and ''The Curmudgeon'' by affectionate colleagues, was a drama critic for the New York Daily News in the 1930s through the 1950s. Chapman spent some time reviewing movies in Hollywood, but his base was always in Manhattan. He and his wife Georgia also maintained a home in Westport, Connecticut. He was the son of Arthur Chapman, a Denver, Colorado newspaperman best known for his poem ''Out Where the West Begins.'' The bulk of...