WorldCat Identities

Chase, Mary 1907-1981

Overview
Works: 106 works in 282 publications in 9 languages and 6,801 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Western films  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3505.H478, 812.5
Publication Timeline
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Publications by  Mary Chase Publications by Mary Chase
posthumous Publications by Mary Chase, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Mary Chase
Harvey by Henry Koster ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elwood P. Dowd, constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see. To his sister, Veta Louise, Elwood's obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in the side of her plans to marry off her daughter. But when Veta Louise decides to put Elwood in a mental hospital, a hilarious mix-up occurs and she finds herself committed instead. It's up to Elwood to straighten out the mess with his kindly philosophy, and his 'imaginary' friend
Mrs. McThing, a play by Mary Chase ( Book )
11 editions published between 1952 and 2005 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mrs. Howard V. Larue III, a very wealthy widow, makes a big mistake when she refuses to let Mimi, a little girl who claims her mother is a witch, play with her only son, Howay
Harvey : comedy in three acts by Mary Chase ( Book )
20 editions published between 1943 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend Harvey, a six and a half foot rabbit, to guests at a dinner party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the fringe of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elmwood's hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When he shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood's delusion has had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn't so bad after all
The wicked, wicked ladies in the haunted house by Mary Chase ( Book )
12 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nine-year-old Maureen is the terror of her neighborhood until the day she begins to explore an old deserted estate and encounters a leprechaun and seven strange ladies
Bernardine, a comedy in two acts by Mary Chase ( Book )
9 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harvey, a play by Mary Chase ( Book )
40 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
ANTA Theatre, the American National Theatre and Academy, Alfred de Liagre, Jr., executive producer, Jean Dalrymple, executive director presents Phoenix Theatre, T. Edward Hambleton, managing director, James Stewart, Helen Hayes in Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize comedy "Harvey," with Jesse White, Peggy Pope, Joe Ponazecki, Marian Hailey, Henderson Forsythe, Mariclare Costello, Dort Clark, Dorothy Blackburn, John C. Becher, scenery & lighting James Tilton, costumes Nancy Potts, hair styles by Steve Atha, directed by Stephen Porter
The wicked pigeon ladies in the garden by Mary Chase ( Book )
4 editions published between 1968 and 1985 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nine-year-old Maureen is the terror of her neighborhood until the day she begins to explore an old deserted estate and encounters a leprechaun and seven strange ladies
Loretta Mason Potts by Mary Chase ( Book )
6 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Colin Mason attempts to free his older sister Loretta from a magic spell that seems to tie her to the Hill where she has been living
Bernardine; a comedy in two acts, ten scenes by Mary Chase ( Book )
4 editions published between 1954 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the script of the 1953 play in which Wormy Weldy, one of a group of disreputable boys who hang out together in 1942, tries to negotiate his way through the difficulties of coming of age
Cocktails with Mimi by Mary Chase ( Book )
2 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mimi Ralston, a wealthy and much-married divorcee, is giving a party in honor of the reputedly formidable parents of her daughter's fiancé. Typically, she engages a stunt "waiter" to insult her guests and, specifically, to spill soup on the stuffed-shirt Calthorpes. But her daughter, Edie, fearing that her mother would never be able to stomach her future in-laws, has hired two actors to impersonate them--which works fine until the real Calthropes arrive on the scene with their son. Therafter the mistaken identities (and the fun) proliferate, until all is in a state of hilarious confusion. Fortunately things are eventually set straight, as is Edi -- who learns some lesson sin love and life that spare her from what could have been a most unhappy fate
Midgie Purvis; a comedy in two acts and seven scenes by Mary Chase ( Book )
2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mickey by Mary Chase ( Book )
3 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As outlined in the Rocky Mountain Journal: "At five, Mickey, a vain and homely girlchild, being taken to visit a farm couple, Mr. and Mrs. Potts, had refused to return to her mother's house and had been left to continue her life with the Potts. The real reason for wanting to stay had been her stumbling on a fairy castle embedded in the hill behind the farm. It is occupied by a Duchess, a General, and an English nobleman, all with beautiful manners. These little folk are puppets; they seem true fairies in their elaborate castle. Mickey has become their pet; they have tremendous love for children--more possessive than parents' love, actually, and they are stricken when, at twelve years of age, Mickey is to be taken away by her mother, her younger brother Colin and sister Nancy. The Potts have sold the farm; Mickey must go home ... The Duchess, the General and Sir Edward, however, plan to retrieve Mickey. They dig a tunnel all the way into Mickey's closet in town and lure her, her brother and sister back to them. But now in the tunnel, the children are transformed into Little People too. They become puppets, carved and dressed to resemble the actors who play Mickey, Colin and Nancy. Reality does as it should in a fairy tale--it goes away." And fantasy reigns, until Mickey and her family come to terms, and live happily ever after
The dog sitters; a comedy in three acts by Mary Chase ( Book )
4 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To Mademoiselle Barbizon (formerly Barschberger), people run a poor second to poodles and in her manor-like Versailles Kennels she has spared no expense in seeing to it that her prize charges are given the best of everything. They are also watched over by their zealous guardian even after being sold to those chosen few who qualify as poodle owners and, as the play begins, Miss Barbizon is icily rejecting the demands of an irate customer whose poodle has been summarily repossessed. As the rebuffed owner storms off to obtain a search warrant, Mademoiselle prepares for the arrival of the prize-winning Linville, whose owner, Allegra de Graffe, wishes to board him for two weeks while she goes off yachting with her rich suitor. But Linville, when he arrives, is not happy about staying and Mademoiselle, after reading his "vibrations" (she can talk to poodles), announces that he wants to go on the cruise too. The crisis is resolved by the appearance of Christine and Beverly, (two youngsters selling Girl Scout cookies, to whom Linville responds immediately. They are engaged to play with him each day--which works well until Miss Barbizon discovers that the girls really don't like dogs at all. She decides to teach them a lesson, but in the wild escapades that follow she is the one who ends up learning the most, not only about poodles but about people as well
The prize play : a skit by Mary Chase ( Book )
3 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The play begins with the master of ceremonies in a music hall announcing the performance of some exciting flamenco dancers, only to lose control of the stage to a little girl who has written the "prize play" in her sixth grade class and, egged on by her folks from the back of the hall, proceeds to put it on then and there. The curtain rises and the adult actors begin what turns out to be a hilarious version of the adult sophisticated mystery play as seen through the mind of the child, complete with "rich hero," slinky femme fatale, her gangster boyfriend, and numerous robbers all disguised as "private eyes." The play ends in a wild and woolly Keystone rescue scene guaranteed to leave the audience rolling in the aisles
Sorority house : a comedy in three acts by Mary Chase ( Book )
3 editions published between 1939 and 2005 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Too much business by Mary Chase ( )
4 editions published between 1940 and 2005 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The James Stewart Hollywood legend collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Winchester '73: An engaging frontiersman attempts to track down his father's murderer and the whereabouts of his one-of-a-kind rifle, the Winchester '73, as it passes among a rogue's gallery of owners including a crazed highwayman, an immoral gunrunner, a young Indian chief, and Stewart's own murderous brother
The terrible tattoo parlor : a playlet in one act by Mary Chase ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linda and Julie, two twelve year olds, delight in calling strangers on the phone and then terrifying them by breathing heavily and chewing ice cubes in their ears. One of their victims is Vivian Lucas, a very nice lady who quickly catches on to what they are up to and, having done the same sort of thing when she was a girl, invites Linda to lunch at the Clermont Hotel. But then they call the La Strange Tattoo Parlor, where the reaction is quite different. Madam La Strange is furious and, abetted by her ugly son Heinrich, vows to catch Linda and tattoo her forehead. Discovering Linda's plan to meet Mrs. Lucas for lunch, Madam and Heinrich arrive at the hotel first and explain to Linda that Mrs. Lucas has asked them to drive her to the Lucas home--whereupon they all repair to the tattoo parlor. Luckily Linda's friends, having uncovered the plot, make their own crank call to Madam La Strange, Linda slips away in the confusion, and all agree, with a pronounced sigh of relief, that the "fun" phone calls are over for good!
Meeting standards with Inspiration : core curriculum lesson plans ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Integrates visual learning and thinking skills into curriculum standards. Explores how visual learning helps students create and learn
Kidspiration activity book ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Develops learning skills for young students by integrating visual learning and thinking skills into lesson plans. Explores how visual learning helps students create and learn
 
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Alternative Names
Chase, Mary
Chase, Mary (Coyle)
Chase, Mary Coyle 1907-
Chase Mary Coyle 1907-1981
チェーズ, メエリイ
Languages
English (155)
Danish (9)
Italian (4)
Multiple languages (3)
French (2)
Slovenian (2)
Slovak (1)
Dutch (1)
Mandingo (1)
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