BURIED TOGETHER

Partner Harry Hervey, buried together

Queer Places:
Rainbow Row, 83 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, Stati Uniti
Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404, Stati Uniti

Image result for Carleton A. Hildreth'''Carleton A. Hildreth''' (February 25, 1908 - March 12, 1977) was an actor, writer, researcher, and copy editor.

Carleton A. Hildreth was born on February 25, 1908.

He was an actor, writer, researcher, and copy editor. His last employment was as proofreader for the ''Savannah Morning News''.

After meeting Hervey, Hildreth typed and researched many of his partner's novels and travel books.

Together they co-wrote plays and screenplays, like ''Congai'' (1928) (produced by Sam H. Harris with Valerie Bergere)[1] [2] , ''Devil dance, a play in three acts'' (1927), [3] , ''Barracoon'' (1931), ''The Iron Widow'' (1931) and ''Black Orchid''.[4] He acted in at least one of their productions on Broadway. He also acted in ''We all do'' (1927) and ''Diana'' (1929).[5]

After Hervey's death, Hildreth went back to work as proofreader.

He lived in Savannah, Georgia.

In the 1920s Hildreth met Harry Hervey (1900-1951). They remained together for almost thirty years, until Hervey's death in 1951. At the beginning of the 1920s they lived in Charleston, at 89 East Bay St., one of the Rainbow Row Houses.[6] In the mid 1920s they traveled together in Southeast Asia and Orient. During the Great Depression they lost the Rainbow Row House and moved to the 141-145 Church Street, named "Pirate Houses".[7] After that they moved to Hollywood, California, where Hervey worked as screenwriter.


Rainbow Row House


Pirate Houses

Hildreth died on March 12, 1977, and is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia, with Hervey.[8]

The Carleton Hildreth and Harry Hervey papers are hosted by the Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.[9]


  1. ^ [http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O79-FortyNinthStreetTheatre.html 49th Street Theatre] at Encyclopedia.com
  2. ^ News of the Stage. ''New York Times'', December 5, 1934, pg. 29.
  3. ^ cite book|title=Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series|date=1955|page=166|url=https://books.google.it/books?id=NDQhAQAAIAAJ&pg=RA1-PA166|accessdate=27 September 2017
  4. ^ cite book|title=Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 1|date=1931|publisher=Library of Congress. Copyright Office|page=127|url=https://books.google.it/books?id=Yc5DAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA127|accessdate=27 September 2017
  5. ^ cite web|title=Carleton Hildreth|url=http://www.playbill.com/person/carleton-hildreth-vault-0000024949|website=Playbill|accessdate=27 September 2017
  6. ^ cite web|title=C - Harry Hervey's Rainbow Row House|url=https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/a-map-of-charlestons-gay-history/Content?oid=4964566|accessdate=27 September 2017
  7. ^ cite web|title=Harry Hervey (1900-1951)|url=http://speccoll.cofc.edu/the-real-rainbow-row/141-145-church-street/|accessdate=27 September 2017
  8. ^ cite web|title=Bonaventure Cemetery Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia|url=http://www.interment.net/data/us/ga/chatham/bonaventure-cemetery-records-hi-hy.htm|accessdate=27 September 2017
  9. ^ cite web|title=Carleton Hildreth and Harry Hervey papers|url=http://ghs.galileo.usg.edu/ghs/view?docId=ead/MS%201695-ead.xml|accessdate=27 September 2017