Other Plays by Hermine Duthie
Duthie, Hermine (aka Hermine Duthie Decker, American playwright, educator, b. Pullman, Washington, U.S.A., September 15, 1908-d. September, 1996, buried in Pullman I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Whitman County, Washington, U.S.A.), “Wheat Fire,”
a __-minute drama in English, set in _____, _____,
© ____ by Hermine Duthie;
• in Hermine Duthie’s Wheat Fire (Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.: T.S. Denison & Co., _____);
• script/rights available from the estate of Hermine Duthie Decker, as T.S. Denison & Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., appears defunct; her relative Galloway L. Dumfries, cited below, might have relevant information.
• Archived in Lewis W. Heniford Collection of Small-Cast One-Act Plays, Department of Special Collections, Green Library, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California, Call Number PN6120.O5 L49, http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/ablit/amerlit/heniford.htm.
• Cited in 1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays, vol 1, (Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.: The Scarecrow Press, 1995), ISBN 0810829851, 273 pp.
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• Hermine Duthie Decker “was for many years the head of the Speech and Theatre Department at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington and the founding president of the Old Slocum House Theatre Company, which performs in a restored Victorian Italinate relocated to Vancouver's Esther Short Park in the 1960s, as well as a 1930 WSU classmate of Edward R Murrow.”—RootsWeb: DUMFRIES-GALLOWAY-L Introducing myself as new member -- seeking SCOTT information, http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/DUMFRIES-GALLOWAY/2006-04/1144437421, accessed March 3, 2008.
• Letters from Edward R Murrow to Hermine Duthie are in the unprocessed and uncataloged manuscript collections held in Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC), MASC Reference, Washington State University, U.S.A., 509-335-6691, e-mail email@example.com.
• According to Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.), April 19, 1999, Hermine Duthie Decker of Vancouver knew well Edward R Murrow, the world-famous radio and television journalist.
• An open letter to Edward R Murrow from Danny Schechter, June 27, 2003, includes an allusion to Hermine Duthie: “When I was at your old school library, I dipped into the archives and discovered a set of letters you wrote in lavish penmanship to a girl named Hermine Duthie who you were enticing but not committing to. You seemed to love her physical attentiveness but were keeping her at a distance with exaggerated tales of perpetual busyness. That gave me the sense that even a media icon could be a real and flawed person like the rest of us.”—http://sandiego.indymedia.org/media/2006/10/119976.pdf, accessed March 3, 2008.
• Hermine Duthie’s The Festered Lily, a drama in three acts, OCLC 26732844, won the 1946 Miles Anderson Award of the Stanford University Dramatists' Alliance competition for the best play on American life.