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Chapman, John, 1900-1972


Chapman, John Arthur is the son of Chapman, Arthur. Drama editor and drama critic for the New York Daily News

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John A. Chapman Papers

Identifier: M039
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...
Dates: 1874-1979