shend, Marshall Vincent, Linda Watkins, Lucile Watson ( 1926), Francis Wilson, Estelle Winwood ( 1927-28), Blanche Yurka ( 1924-29).
1922-23: Malvaloca, Hospitality, Why Not?, The Chastening, Roger Bloomer, The Rivals, Sweet Nell.
1923-24: Queen Victoria, Neighbors, Hedda Gabler, Macbeth, Expressing Willie.
1924-25: Habitual Husband, Candida, New Englander, The Wild Duck, A Bit O' Love, Pierrot, The Prodigal, The Servant in the House.
1925-26: Call of Life, Morals, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Importance of Being Earnest.
1926-27: God Loves Us, Beyond the Horizon, Mariners, Saturday's Children.
1927-28: John, Fallen Angels.
1928-29: Exceeding Small, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler, The Lady from the Sea.
New York, New York. New York Public Library. Theatre Collection. Francis Wilson Collection. Contains correspondence and clippings.
Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton University Library. Theatre Collection. Otto H. Kahn papers. Contains correspondence, financial statements, and clippings of the Actors' Theatre.
Robert A. Schanke
ALCAZAR THEATRE STOCK COMPANIES. San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre was the home of a series of popular-priced stock companies dating from 1886 to 1928. The Alcazar, San Francisco's "family" entertainment venue until 1946, was built in 1885 by San Francisco Chronicle publisher, Michael H. DeYoung, on O'Farrell Street between Stockton and Powell streets. The Alcazar opened November 16, 1885, under the management of George Wallenrod, a former newspaperman. Until June 1886, the theatre featured traveling productions, but then Wallenrod organized a resident stock company for the purpose of presenting competent productions of second-run plays at a top price of 75 cents. The company offered a new production each week and featured a pair of stars, male and female, booked for short or long engagements, depending on how well patrons responded. At first Carrie Swain and Lincoln R. Stockwell headlined a company directed by George Osbourne, the company's character actor. In 1887, Stockwell and Osbourne joined Wallenrod in management. For the next six years the trio relied heavily on one pair of stars, Joseph R. Grismer and Phoebe Davies. Grismer ( 1849-1922) had been leading man for the Grand Opera House Company, Cincinnati, from 1873 to 1877 and at several San Francisco theatres from 1877 to 1883. He met and married the San Francisco- born Davies while they were playing leads for the city's Baldwin Theatre Stock Company. They became stars of touring productions of Monte Cristo and Grismer's own Called Back in 1883. They alternately toured western states and