That would be a rather interesting collection. One interesting cluster centres on his wife, Florence. After the birth of their son, Florrie's marriage to Stoker was platonic. Stoker was also a short story writer. The film was described in the handbill as "freely adapted from Bram Stoker's Dracula." [6] However, Liveright failed to pay Florence all her entitlements for the show – he died shortly afterwards. we have to cite sources. Bram Stoker was married to Florence Balcombe in 1878. The show ran for a year on Broadway and for two more years on tour, breaking all previous records for any show put on tour in the United States. There are many events that need investigation . Stoker’s understandable circumspection following the trial of Oscar Wilde may have robbed us of any abundance of evidence, but David J. Skal’s painstaking detective work has unearthed a treasure-trove of insight and information about the man who made Dracula. Bram Stoker was gay. Florrie's middle names were: Anne Lemon. Irving provided the star power and the driving force, Bram a bottomless well of loyalty and the administrative capability to keep the show on the road. The original plan had been to keep her ashes and those of her husband together in a display urn. Snowbound: The Record of a Theatrical Touring Party, The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Florence_Balcombe&oldid=989746801, Articles with incomplete citations from September 2016, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 November 2020, at 20:12. I think he was better at painting with words than pictures, but I do think his pictures are pretty sweet. I'm curious, how do you know their marriage was platonic after the birth of Noel? There is enough said to track this in depth. Florrie outlived her husband by 25 years, and wanted her ashes mixed with those of her husband. However, the resemblance to Stoker's novel is unmistakable.). Good question! I wonder if any of Oscar Wilde's artwork has been curated or collected? Sadly, there's no evidence (that I can find) that Florrie continued acting, nor of any other art that she might have created. Very interesting. The other - don't think me treacherous, Nellie - but the other please give to Florrie, That year, the census recorded Florrie's occupation as an "artist.". Balcombe did grant the rights to the stage adaptation of Dracula to Hamilton Deane, who had been a neighbour of hers in Dublin. Florence was the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel James Balcombe. The Stokers moved to London, where he became acting-manager and then business manager of Henry Irving's Lyceum Theatre, London, a post he held for 27 years. I know it has been preserved, but I have no information about where. There's evidence that Florrie made a stage debut 3 January 1881 because of a letter that Oscar wrote to Ellen Terry: "I send you some flowers - two crowns. Will you accept one of them, whichever you think will suit you best. Florence Balcombe (17 July 1858 – 25 May 1937) was the wife and literary executor of Bram Stoker. (Belford 330). How interesting. A blog dedicated to the research tangents of one writer, while writing about writers in London in the 1890s. She. Victorian sexuality can be approached from so many directions, including (but not limited... Man people still didn't have a kitchen at home in the 1890s. One of the things that Stoker and Henry Irving first bonded over was the fact they had both married women named "Florence.". Growing up his mother told him a lot of horror stories which may have influenced his later writings. :). Balcombe is remembered for her legal dispute with the makers of the 1922 German horror film Nosferatu, which was based without attribution or permission on Stoker's novel Dracula. Stoker was a sickly child and spent a lot of time in bed. Balcombe launched a lawsuit in which she was represented by the lawyers of the British Incorporated Society of Authors. I intend to keep adding to it. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre, which Irving owned. (Nosferatu screenwriter Henrik Galeen had changed the names of the main characters and made some liberal changes to certain key points. To Bernard Partridge George du Maurier once said that the three most beautiful women he had seen were Mrs. Stillman, Mrs. John Hare, and Mrs. Bram Stoker. Information about Bram Stoker: Abraham (Bram) Stoker was born November 8, 1847 in Dublin, Ireland. When Florrie's son died in 1961, his ashes were added to his father's urn. [3] She married Stoker in Dublin in 1878. She was judged, in her high years, a supreme London beauty. Find fun and curious tidbits about Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, and many others! Legends cling to Bram Stoker’s life. Henry Irving invited Stoker for a dinner at Shelbourne Hotel after Stoker gave an incredible review of Irving’s Hamlet in December 1876. Henry Irving and Bram Stoker enjoyed a relationship which patently worked. Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-selling co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead (Dutton, 2009), the official Stoker family endorsed sequel to Dracula.Dacre is also the co-editor (with Elizabeth Miller) of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years (Robson Press, 2012). Her furious response to this copyright infringement was prompt and uncompromising; not only did she want the financial reparation she felt was due to the estate, she demanded that the negative and all prints of the film (which she would never actually see) be immediately destroyed. You may want to do a little fact checking, or at least cite your sources. Um. Bram Stokerdied on April 20, 1912, to what some suggested as tertiary syphilis and other said it was due to overwork. Who Was Bram Stoker? I didn't realize he was able to draw or paint until you posted the portrait of Florrie. Florence Balcombe outlived her husband by 25 years and died in 1937 at the age of 78. Early life Abraham Stoker was born in Clontarf, Ireland, on November 8, 1847. His father was a civil servant and his mother was a charity worker and writer. It is, as the title suggests, a collection of women&... 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