Charles H Goulding – 1900’s theater manager

posted by SchineHistorian on March 7, 2007 at 4:50 am

I have recently acquired a number of very old scrapbooks that originally belonged to Charles H. Goulding and am interested in locating any surviving family members who may wish to have them. The scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, photographs and personal correspondence.

Mr. Goulding had a long and complicated career managing theaters throughout New York State in the 1910s through the 1930s, from what i have found so far. He was the opening manager of the Eastman Theater in Rochester, NY in 1922. He also managed the Rochester Theater in Rochester, NY and for many years managed the Proctor’s Theater in Troy, NY on two separate occassions.

From some of the correspondence I picked up the name “Jess” as associated with him. Whether “Jess” is a man or woman is unclear. Wife? Son? Friend?

I know this is a shot in the dark, but if anyone has any information on Charles H. Goulding, please .

Many thanks!
Karen

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