The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Blum, Ernest

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BLUM, blŭn, Ernest, French dramatist: b. Paris, 15 Aug. 1836; d. 1907. He made his debut in 1852 with ‘Une femme qui mord.’ He was successively connected with Charivari, Rappel, Gaulois and other publications. Several of his dramatic works were written in collaboration with Clairville, Flan, Monnier, Brisbarre, Labiche, etc. The drama of ‘Rose Michel’ (1877), of his own composition, ensured his place among the most successful French dramatists of the time. Among his later compositions are ‘Adam and Eve’ (1886); ‘The Nervous Woman’ (1888); ‘End of the Century’ (1890); ‘La rieuse’ (1894); ‘Le Carillon’ (1897); ‘Un soir d'hiver’ (1903); ‘Le jeu de l'amour et de la roulette’ (1905).