CAMPBELL, CHARLES LAWTON, 1896-1980

Biography:

Playwright and advertising writer. Born–April 17, 1896, Montgomery. Parents– Charles L. and Myrtle (Booth) Campbell. Grew up on Sayre Street in Montgomery. Education– Attended Lanier High School; Princeton University, 1916. Worked as a reporter for the Journal of Commerce; served in the U.S. Army during both World Wars, holding the rank of colonel in World War II; worked for a New York advertising agency; advertising director for U.S. Rubber Company; advertising director of General Foods Corporation. Charter member and ┬áchairman of the Board of the American National Theater and Academy. Died 1980.

Source:

Files at Birmingham Public Library and at Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Publication(s):

The Bachelor Queen (a play). 1927.

Foolish Sunset (a play). S.l.; s.n., s.d.

Gestures; a Comedy in One Act. New York; s.n., 1925.

The Girl Who Slipped (a play). S.l.; s.n., s.d.

Madam Malissa (a play). S.l.; s.n., s.d.

Isabella (a play). S.l.; s.n., 1927.

Shakespeare Smiles, a Comedy in One Act. New York; D. Appleton and Co., 1924.

Solid South, a Play in Three Acts. New York; S. French, 1931.

Papers;

Papers of Charles Lawton Campbell are held by the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University.