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TEATRO DELLE MOSTRE.

By (Fioroni, Giosetta; Ciriacono, Ciro; et al). Musso, Magdalo; editor.

(Roma); Lerici Editore, (1968)., (1968).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed green & cream-colored wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped & soiled and the edges of the covers are darkened. The spine is rubbed. [92] pages printed on variously colored paper. Profuse illustrations in black & white and color. The contents are very good. Good. <p>Number 4 in the series "Marcalibrii", edited by Magdalo Musso. An introductory essay, "Arte e Tempo" is contributed by Maurizio Calvesi. The captions are by Achille Bonito Oliva.<p>"Teatro delle Mostre" photographically documents a happening held at the Tartaruga Gallery in Rome from May 6-31, 1968. Each day featured an event conceived and interpreted by a different exponent of the Italian artistic avant-garde. The event aimed to subvert the concept of art work as merchandise and to question and redefine the role of the art gallery, the gallery owner, the critic ,the author and the viewer.<p>The text is in Italian.<p>The participating artists included Giosetta Fioroni, Ciro Ciriacono, Giulio Paolini, Ettore Innocente, Emilio Prini & Paolo Icaro, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Franco Angeli, Enrico Castellani, Paolo Scheggi, Mario Ceroli, Gino Marotta, Renato Mambor, Laura Grisi, Sylvano Bussotti, Loreto Soro, Cesare Tacchi, Alighiero Boetti, Fabio Mauri, Nanni Balestrini, Goffredo Parise.

$125.00

TYPED LETTER TO JAMES B. POND OF THE POND LECTURE BUREAU SIGNED BY AMERICAN THEATRE DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER WINTHROP AMES.
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TYPED LETTER TO JAMES B. POND OF THE POND LECTURE BUREAU SIGNED BY AMERICAN THEATRE DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER WINTHROP AMES.

By Ames, Winthrop. (1870-1937). American theatre director and producer, also a playwright and screenwriter.

December 11, 1919., 1919.. Very good.. - 45 words typed on the first side of a cream-colored sheet of his Little Theatre letterhead. The sheet is folded once to form 4 sides, each 8-3/4 inches high by approximately 6-3/4 inches wide and "The Little Theatre / New York" is stamped in blind at the top of the first side. Signed "Winthrop Ames". A penciled check mark above the date indicates that Pond has answered the letter. A hole is punched in the top left corner of the letterhead & there is a horizontal band of slight darkening through Ames's typed name. Folded twice for mailing. Very good. Ames writes to Pond that he will be glad to have his name appear on the committee to welcome Maeterlinck [Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck]: "If I am in New York on January 2d I should like to come to his lecture. But I am afraid I may leave for California on January 1st."Winthrop Ames [1870-1937] was an American Theatre director and producer, as well as a playwright and screenwriter. For three decades Ames was an important force on Broadway. His repertoire included producing and directing Shakespeare and classic plays, new plays, and revivals of Gilbert and Sullivan's Savoy operas. In 1912 Ames used his own money to build The Little Theatre on West 44th Street with the express idea of putting on experimental dramas and giving opportunities to new playwrights.

$15.00

TYPED LETTER TO CITY CENTER PRODUCER JEAN DALRYMPLE SIGNED BY ACTOR AND PRODUCER JOHN HOUSEMAN.
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TYPED LETTER TO CITY CENTER PRODUCER JEAN DALRYMPLE SIGNED BY ACTOR AND PRODUCER JOHN HOUSEMAN.

By Houseman, John. (1902-1988). British-American actor and director. Founding director of the Drama Division at The Juilliard School.

New York: November 22, 1986., 1986.. Fine. - A few words typed on a 8-3/4 inch high by 7-3/8 inch wide sheet of his personalized letterhead with his bold signature printed in black at the top. Signed "John". Folded twice for mailing. Fine. Houseman acknowledges Jean Dalrymple's note to him about Dennis Hedlund and writes that he will await his call.John Houseman [1902-1988] was a British American actor and producer who became known for his highly publicized collaboration with Orson Welles from their days in the Federal Theatre Project through the production of "Citizen Kane". As the producer of "The Blue Dahlia" he also collaborated with Raymond Chandler who wrote the screenplay for that film. As an actor, he is probably best known for his role in "The Paper Chase" for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Houseman became the founding director of the Drama Division at The Juilliard School, and held this position from 1968 until 1976. Unwilling to see Juillard's very first class disbanded upon graduation, Houseman and his Juilliard colleague Margot Harley formed them into an independent, touring repertory company they named the "Group 1 Acting Company" [later renamed The Acting Company].Jean Dalrymple (1902-1998) was the dynamic producer and director of theater and light-opera at Manhattan's City Center. Dalrymple began her career in Vaudeville, appearing with James Cagney and Cary Grant in the early 1930s. She was a founding member of the American Theatre Wing, the theatre service organization. She worked over the years as a personal manager for the likes of Leopold Stokowski, Mary Martin, Jose Iturbi, Andre Kostalanetz, Nathan Milstein and Lily Pons. She began her work at City Center with its founding in 1943, serving as a board member, producer, and publicist. Her productions there from the 1940s through the 1960s were a revitalizing influence on the whole New York theatre scene. In 1951, Jean Dalrymple married Major-General Philip deWitt Ginder, commander of the Thunderbirds in Korea. She was a friend to Presidents and entertainment personalities throughout the world.

$75.00

JIM HENSON: The Biography.
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JIM HENSON: The Biography.

By (Henson, Jim). Jones, Brian Jay.

New York: Ballantine Books, (2013)., (2013).. Very good. - Octavo, 9-7/8 inches high by 6-3/8 inches wide. Green boards titled in gilt on the spine in a pictorial white dust wrapper. The jacket's front inner flap is slightly creased. There is minor wear to the head of the spine. xiv, 585 & [6] pages, with several pages of photographic illustrations. A red remainder mark is penned on the bottom edge of the book. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>Although Muppets creator Jim Henson was long dead when the book was published, some unidentified person saw fit to forge an inscription in ink on the front endpaper: "... I understand you are interested in puppetry. Never give up on that dream. I sure didn't and look at me now! Jim Henson".

$20.00

DRIVING MISS DAISY.
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DRIVING MISS DAISY.

By Uhry, Alfred.

(New York): Theatre Communications Group, (1988)., (1988).. Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE CAST ON TOUR: JULIE HARRIS, BROCK PETERS AND STEPHEN ROOT - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The wraps are slightly bowed with their edges faded. The corners of the front wrap are lightly creased. ix, [iii] & 51 pages. The rear blank is lightly soiled. Very good. First edition, wraps issue."Driving Miss Daisy" won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize.This copy is signed by the cast of the 1988 touring company: Julie Harris, Brock Peters and Stephen Root. Julie Harris's inscription reads "Love, / Julie Harris / Boston, Nov. '88 / on tour".

$75.00

I MALATESTI / FRANCESCA DA RIMINI.
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I MALATESTI / FRANCESCA DA RIMINI.

By D'Annunzio, Gabriele.

Milano: Presso i Fratelli Treves, 1904., 1904.. Fair. - Octavo, three quarters gilt-ruled brown calf & marbled boards titled in gilt between gilt-ruled raised bands & elaborate decorations in gilt on the spine; marbled endpapers. There is some rubbing to the leather. Title &][viii], 279 & [1] pages. The pages are darkened. There is a piece out of the top corner of the title page with a tear to its front edge. Good. Later printing."Francesca da Rimini" is a five-act tragedy first performed in Rome by Eleonora Duse's company on December 9, 1901.A decorative bookplate "In Memory of William Franklin Dana" is mounted on the front pastedown. The decorative bookplate of Emily Matonti is mounted on the front endpaper with her signature and the date 1946 penned on the flyleaf.The text is in Italian.

$25.00

The English actor and important dramatist ARTHUR WING PINERO\'S AUTOGRAPH, with a brief INSCRIPTION DATED by him.
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The English actor and important dramatist ARTHUR WING PINERO'S AUTOGRAPH, with a brief INSCRIPTION DATED by him.

By Pinero, Arthur Wing (1855-1934). English actor, dramatist and stage director.

Harley Street, London, March 30th, 1933., 1933.. Very good. - The English actor and dramatist Arthur Wing Pinero's inscription, signed and dated by him on 7 inch high by 5-1/2 inch wide "115A Harley Street" stationery. Inscribed and signed "yours very truly / Arthur Pinero" and dated "30th March, 1933" at the top with the additional annotation "with great pleasure" penned in his hand at bottom left. Folded for mailing, the left half of the page is darkened. Once mounted, there are remnants of tape on the verso of the attached blank leaf. Very good. The English actor Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (1955-1934) studied law before joining R.H. Wyndham's company at the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh in 1874. He subsequently joined Henry Irving's Lyceum Theatre company and also played under the Bancroft's at the Haymarket Theatre. He began writing plays in the late 1870's and his work found favor with the public. Pinero went on to write 59 plays and, at the insistence of his colleague George Bernard Shaw, he was knighted in 1909. Pinero wrote strong parts for women and several were successfully made into movies, including the now long lost silent "His House in Order" which starred Tallulah Bankhead.

$20.00

AN ORIGINAL SIENNA-TONED PHOTOGRAPH of the VAUDEVILLE ACROBATS, the STANLEY BROS. INSCRIBED TWICE & SIGNED \
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AN ORIGINAL SIENNA-TONED PHOTOGRAPH of the VAUDEVILLE ACROBATS, the STANLEY BROS. INSCRIBED TWICE & SIGNED "STAN".

By (Stanley Brothers).

June 6, 1931., 1931.. Fair. - An original 10-1/4 inch high by 8 inch wide sienna-toned glossy photograph portraying two acrobats on stage in shiny costumes and berets performing in front of a vaudeville set. One of the young acrobats is holding on, wrapped around the underside of another who stands with his hands touching the ground and is likely, if the inscription is any hint, about to perform a handstand. The photograph is dated and inscribed diagonally in blue ink at the top left: "6/6/31 To our dear friend Madeline, Here's wishing you the best. Forgetusnot / Stanley Bros", the photo is additionally inscribed diagonally at bottom left in what appears to be a different hand: "Hoping the Handstands don't fail", signed "Stan". The borders are soiled and the edges and corners are creased with a small chip out from the bottom left corner. There are a few creases to the image and insect damage to the bottom edge which does not affect the image. RARE.

$50.00

AN ORIGINAL SEPIA-TONED MATTE-FINISH PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED by \
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AN ORIGINAL SEPIA-TONED MATTE-FINISH PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED by "The First Lady of the Theater" American Stage Actress KATHARINE CORNELL.

By Cornell, Katharine (1893-1974). American stage actress called "The First Lady of the Theatre".

Good. - An original 9-1/2 inch high by 7-3/8 inch wide sepia-toned matte-finish photograph of the American stage actress and producer Katharine Cornell. The image portrays the lovely Katharine Cornell seated on the floor in three-quarter profile. Attired in a shoulderless patterned dress, the actress looks up to the side. Inscribed "Best Wishes" and signed "Katharine Cornell" at center right. Apparently once framed, the photograph is mounted on cardboard and the very edges are slightly rubbed. Remnants of paper backing adhere to verso of the heavily rubbed cardboard mount. The photograph itself is near fine. Born in Berlin to American parents, the American stage actress Katharine Cornell (1893-1974) was dubbed "The First Lady of the Theater" by the critic Alexander Woolcott. Beyond the stage, she was also a writer, theater owner and producer. Raised in Buffalo, New York, she married the stage and film director Guthrie McClintic who often directed those serious Broadway dramas in which she starred. She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning in the 1931 production of "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" and was the first performer to receive the Drama League Award for her 1935 portrayal of Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" and a Tony Award for her portrayal of Cleopatra in the 1947 production of "Antony and Cleopatra".

$150.00

A BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH of the great stage actor JOHN GIELGUD as HAMLET, SIGNED & DATED 1936 by the great actor who dominated the British stage for much of the century.
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A BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH of the great stage actor JOHN GIELGUD as HAMLET, SIGNED & DATED 1936 by the great actor who dominated the British stage for much of the century.

By Gielgud, John (1904-2000). English stage & screen actor and director.

[North America], 1936., 1936.. Fine. - A 9-3/8 inch high by 7-3/8 inch wide softly hued original matte finish photograph of John Gielgud as Hamlet. The classic image portrays the actor in profile from the hips up, seated with his left hand holding his great black cloak draped over the arm of the chair. A tall white collar with a brooch above a decoratively buttoned dark tunic completes the character's costume. Gielgud gazes intently to the side, his right hand resting in his lap. Signed "John Gielgud / Hamlet. 1936." at center left of the portrait. There is but the faintest impression from the tip of a paper clip at top left, else a fine powerful signed photograph. The great British actor Sir John Gielgud (1904-2000) dominated the British stage for much of the 20th century as both an actor and director. Considered by many as the finest Hamlet of his era, he also starred and played supporting role in movies. From September 1936 through February 1937, Gielgud starred as Hamlet in North America, opening first in Toronto before moving on to perform in New York and Boston.

$450.00

160 VINTAGE PLAYBILLS FROM 1913 THROUGH 1985.
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160 VINTAGE PLAYBILLS FROM 1913 THROUGH 1985.

By (Playbills).

New York, 1913-1985., 1913-1985.. Good. - A collection of 160 Theater Playbills, each bound in its original softcover pictorial stapled wrappers. For the most part very good, with a few that are soiled, darkened or lightly chipped 1) Fanny (Majestic Theatre) Week of December 27, 1954 (Opened Nov. 4, 1954)2) Separate Tables (Music Box) Week of April 22, 1957 (Opened Oct. 25, 1956)3) Idiots Delight (Schubert Theatre) Week of June 29, 1936 (Opened March 2 4, 1936)4) The Glass Menagerie (Playhouse Theatre) Week of Sept. 9, 1945 (Opened March 31, 1 945)5) Stalag 17 (48th Street Theatre) Week of May 8, 1951 Opening Week)6) West Side Story (Winter Garden Theatre) Week of Oct. 14, 1957 (Opened Sept. 26, 1957)7) Happy Birthday (Broadhurst Theatre) Week of March 3, 1947 (Opened Oct. 31, 1946)8) Brigadoon (Ziegfeld Theatre) Week of Oct 20, 1947 (Opened March 13, 1947) 9) Common Ground (John Golden Theatre) Week of June 17, 1945 (Opened April 25, 1945 at Fulton Theatre)10) The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (The Music Box) Week of Jan. 13, 1958 (Opened Dec. 5, 1957)11) Edward, My Son (Martin Beck Theatre) Week of Nov. 8, 1948 (Opened Sept. 30, 1948)12) The Playboy of the Western World (The Booth Theatre) Week of Nov. 4, 1946 (REVIVAL: opened Oct. 26, 1946)13) Dear Charles (Morosco Theatre) Week of Nov. 15, 1954 (Opened Sept. 15, 1954) 14) Over Twenty-One (The Music Box) Week of Feb. 20, 1944 (Opened Jan. 3, 1944)15) Two Blind Mice (Cort Theatre) Week of May 16, 1949 (Opened March 2, 1949)16) The Teahouse of the August Moon (Martin Beck Theatre} Week of Oct. 26, 1953 (Opened Oct. 15, 1953) 17) Dial M for Murder (The Plymouth Theatre) Week of Jan. 5, 1953 (Opened Oct. 29, 1952)18) The Big Two (The Booth Theatre) Week of Jan. 20, 1947 (Opened Jan. 8, 1947)19) Watch on the Rhine (Martin Beck Theatre0 Week of June 9, 1941 (Opened April 1, 1941) 20) On Your Toes [cover soiled] (Majestic Theatre) Week of Dec. 7, 1936 (Opened April 11, 1936)21) The Hasty Heart (Hudson Theatre) Week of Jan. 3, 1945 (Opening week)22) The Respectful Prostitute and The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden (Cort Theatre) Week of June 28, 1948 (Opened March 16, 1948)23) Lady Windermeres Fan (Cort Theatre) Week of Nov. 25, 1946 (REVIVAL: opened Oct. 14, 1946)24 Come Back, Little Sheba (The Booth Theatre) Week of March 27, 1950 (Opened Feb. 15, 1950)25) Man and Superman (Hudson Theatre) Week of April 26, 1948 (REVIVAL: opened Oct. 8, 1947)26) The Living Room (Henry Millers Theatre) Week of Nov. 22, 1954 (Opened Nov. 17, 1954)27) The Saint of Bleecker Street (The Broadway Theatre) Week of Jan. 17, 1955 (Opened Dec. 27, 1954)28) On the Town (Adelphi Theatre) Week of Feb. 11, 1945 (Opened Dec. 28, 1944)29) This Is The Army (The Broadway Theatre) Week of July 12, 1942 (Opened July 4, 1942)30) The Man Who Came Back (The Playhouse) Week of Feb. 12, 1917 (Opened Sept. 2, 1916)31) The Pirates of Penzance (Phoenix Theatre) Week of Sept. 11, 1961 (off-Broadway)32) The Tunnel of Love (Royale Theatre) Week of Feb. 25, 1957 (Opened Feb. 13, 1957) 33) Hamlet Donald Madden (Phoenix Theatre) Week of March 27, 1961 (Opened March 16, 1961)34) The Voice of the Turtle (Morosco Theatre) Week of Feb. 13, 1944 (Opened Dec. 8, 1943)35) Jane (Coronet Theatre) Week of March 17, 1952 (Opened Feb. 1, 1952)36) Anne of the Thousand Days (Schubert Theatre) Week of March 7, 1949 (Opened Dec. 8, 1948)37) King of Hearts (Lyceum Theatre) Week of June 28, 1954 (Opened April 1, 1954)38) Yes, M Lord (The Booth Theatre) Week of Nov. 28, 1949 (Opened Oct. 4, 1949)39) Joy to the World (The Plymouth Theatre) Week of May 3, 1948 (Opened March 18, 1948)40) The Wingless Victory (The Empire Theatre) Week of Feb. 22, 1937 (Opened Dec. 23, 1937)41) That Lady (Martin Beck Theatre) Week of Nov. 28, 1949 (Opened Nov. 22, 1949)42) He Who Gets Slapped (The Booth Theatre) Week of March 20, 1946 (REVIVAL: Opening Week)43) Christopher Blake (The Music Box) Week of Feb. 10, 1947 (Opened Nov. 1946)44) The Magnificent Yankee (Royale Theatre) Week of Feb. 4, 1946 (Opened Jan. 22, 1946)45) Wish You Were Here (Imperial Theatre) Week of July 28, 1952 (Opened June 25, 1952)46) Another Part of the Forest (Fulton Theatre) Week of Nov. 20, 1946 (Opening Week)47) Auntie Mame (Broadhurst Theatre) Week of Dec. 30, 1957 (Opened Oct. 31, 1956)48) Alice in Wonderland (International Theatre) Week of April 14, 1947 (REVIVAL: opened April 5, 1947) 49) A Bell for Adano (Cort Theatre) Week of May 6, 1945 (Opened Dec. 6, 1944)50) Darkness at Noon (Alvin Theatre) Week of Jan. 22, 1951 (Opened Jan. 13, 1951)51) South Pacific (Musical) (Majestic Theatre) Week of Nov. 17, 1952 (Opened April 17, 1949)52) The Teahouse of the August Moon (Martin Beck Theatre) Week of Aug. 22, 1955 (Opened Oct. 15, 1953)53) Wisteria Trees (Martin Beck Theatre) Week of June 5, 1950 (Opened March 29, 1950)54) The Dark Is Light Enough (ANTA Playhouse) Week of April 11, 1955 (Opened Feb. 23, 1955)55) The Mad Woman of Chaillot (Belasco Theatre) Week of May 2, 1949 (Opened Dec. 27, 1948)56) Nothing But the Truth (Longacre Theatre) Week of April 16, 1917 (Opened Sept. 14, 1916)57) The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (Plymouth Theatre) Week of April 12, 1954 (Opened Jan. 20, 1954) 58) Witness for the Prosecution (Henry Millers Theatre) Week of June 10, 1955 (Opened Dec. 16, 1954)59) Foolish Notion (Martin Beck Theatre) Week of March 18, 1945 (Opened March 13, 1945)60) The American Way (The Center Theatre) Week of April 10, 1939 (Opened Jan. 21, 1939)61) Take a Giant Step (Lyceum Theatre) Week of Nov. 9, 1953 (Opened Sept. 24, 1953)62) Follow the Girls (The Broadhurst Theatre) Week of Sept. 16, 1945 (Opened April 8, 1944)63) The Playboy of the Western World (The Booth Theatre) Week of Oct. 26, 1946 (REVIVAL: Opening Week)64) The Gingerbread Lady (Schubert Theatre) Week of Nov. 3-7, 1970 (World Premiere)65) Joy to the World (Plymouth Theatre) Week of May 3, 1948 (Opened March 18, 1948)66) Hamlet Gielgud (Cover soiled) (Empire Theatre) Week of Nov. 16, 1936 (Opened Oct. 8, 1936)67) The Doughgirls (Lyceum Theatre) Week of July 16, 1944 (Opened Dec. 30, 1942)68) State of the Union (Hudson Theatre) Week of Nov. 14, 1945 (Opening Week)69) The Seven Year Itch (Fulton Theatre) Week of Dec. 22, 1952 (Opened Nov. 20, 1952)70) Marlene Dietrich Concert (Mark Hellinger Theater) November 1968 (Opened Oct. 3, 1968)71) The Corn Is Green (National Theatre) Week of March 3, 1941 (Opened Nov. 26, 1940)72) Hamlet Maurice Evans (44th Street Theatre) Week of Dec. 4, 1939 (Opening Week)73) The Heiress (Biltmore Theatre) Week of Dec. 1, 1947 (Opened Sept. 29, 1947)74) There Shall Be No Night (Alvin Theatre) Week of June 10, 1940 (Opened April 29, 1940)75) Whoop-Up (Schubert Theatre) Week of Jan. 19, 1959 (Opened Dec. 22, 1958) 76) Time Limit! (Booth Theatre) Week of Feb. 27, 1956 (Opened Jan. 24, 1956)77) Romanoff and Juliet (Plymouth Theatre) Week of Nov. 25, 1957 (Opened Oct. 10, 1957)78) Middle of the Night (ANTA Theatre) Week of May 28, 1956 (Opened Feb. 8, 1956)79) The Magnificent Yankee (Royale Theatre) Week of Feb. 4, 1946 (Opened Jan. 22, 1946)80) Harvey (48th Street Theatre) Week of Feb. 10, 1947 (Opened Nov. 1, 1944)81) Bus Stop (Music Box) Week of Dec. 5, 1955 (Opened March 2, 1955)82) Middle of the Night (ANTA Theatre) Week of April 15, 1957 (Opened Feb. 8, 1956)83) The World of Suzie Wong (Broadhurst Theatre Week of Oct. 27, 1958 (Opened Oct. 14, 1958)84) A Shot in the Dark (Booth Theatre) Week of Nov. 13, 1961 (Opened Oct. 18, 1961)85) As the Girls Go (Broadway Theatre) Week of Sept, 19, 1949 (Opened Nov. 13, 1948)86) Witness for the Prosecution (Henry Millers Theatre) Week of March 21, 1955 (Opened Dec. 16, 1954)87) Lend an Ear (Broadhurst Theatre) Week of April 11, 1949 (Opened Dec. 16, 1948)88) The Medium and the Telephone (Ethel Barrymore Theatre) Week of May 1, 1947 (Opening week)89) Point of No Return (Alvin Theatre) Week of Feb. 11, 1952 (Opened Dec. 13, 1951)90) Detective Story (Hudson Theatre) Week of June 6, 1949 (Opened March 23, 1949)91) Picnic (Music Box) Week of March 9, 1953 (Opened Feb. 19, 1953)92) I Remember Mama (Music Box) Week of March 4, 1945 (Opened Oct. 19, 1944)93) The Autumn Garden (The Coronet Theatre) Week of May 28, 1951 (Opened March 7, 1951)94) Craigs Wife (The Playhouse) Week of April 7, 1947 (REVIVAL: Opened Feb. 12, 1947)95) The Fifth Season (Cort Theatre) Week of June 21, 1954 (Opened Jan. 23, 1953)96) A Highland Fling (Plymouth Theatre) Week of April 30, 1944 (Opened April 28, 1944)97) The Playboy of the Western World (Booth Theatre) Week of Dec. 30, 1946 (REVIVAL: Opened Oct. 26, 1946)98) Hedda Gabler (Longacre Theatre) Week of Nov. 23, 1936 (REVIVAL: Opened Nov. 16, 1936)99) Magdalena (Ziegfeld Theatre) Week of Nov. 22, 1948 (Opened Sept. 20, 1948)100) Ross (Eugene ONeill Theatre) December 16, 1961 (Premiere Performance)101) Hellz-A-Poppin (46th Street Theatre) Week of October 17, 1938 (Opened Sept. 22, 1938)102) She Stoops to Conquer (City Center) Week of Dec. 28, 1949 (REVIVAL: Opening Week)103) The Late George Apley (Lyceum Theatre) Week of Jan. 21, 1945 (Opened Nov. 23, 1944)104) Antigone (Cort Theatre) Week of Feb. 18, 1946 (Opening Week)105) The Solid Gold Cadillac (Belasco Theatre) Week of Dec. 14, 1953 (Opened Nov. 5, 1953)106) King Lear [ORSON WELLES] (City Center) Week of Jan. 12, 1956 (Opening Week)107) Lady Windermeres Fan (Cort Theatre) Week of Oct. 14, 1946 (REVIVAL: Opening Week)108) Prunella (Booth Theatre) Opened Oct. 27, 1913109) Wheres Charley? (St. James Theatre) Week of March 13, 1950 (Opened Oct. 11, 1948)110) You Cant Take It with You (Booth Theatre) Week of Dec. 28, 1936 (Opened Dec. 14, 1936)111) The Women [Covers soiled] (Ethel Barrymore Theatre) Week of Feb. 22, 1937 (0pened Dec. 26, 1936)112) Season in the Sun (Cort Theatre) Week of Nov. 20, 1950 (Opened Sept. 28, 1950)113) Jacobowsky and the Colonel (Martin Beck Theatre) Week of April 2, 1944 (Opened March 14,1944)114) You Cant Take It with You [Covers soiled] (Booth Theatre) Week of Dec. 28, 1936 (Opened Dec. 14, 1936)115) A Hatful of Rain (Lyceum Theatre) Week of Feb. 27, 1956 (Opened Nov. 9, 1955)116) Goodbye, My Fancy (John Golden Theatre) Week of Dec. 5, 1949 (Opened Nov. 17, 1948)117) The Respectful Prostitute and Hope is the Thing with Feathers (Cort Theatre) Week of Aug. 9, 1948 (Opened March 16, 1948)118) Hadrian VII (Helen Hayes Theatre) April 1969 (Opened Jan. 8, 1969)119) The Eve of St. Mark (Cort Theatre) Week of Jan. 10, 1943 (Opened Oct. 7, 1942)120) Separate Rooms (Plymouth Theatre) Week of April 17, 1941 (Opened March 23, 1940)121) Higher and Higher (Sam S. Shubert Theatre) Week of May 20, 1940 (Opened April 4, 1940)122) At Home Abroad (Majestic Theatre) Week of Feb. 10, 1936 (Opened Sept. 19, 1935)123) Life with Father (Empire Theatre) Week of Oct. 20, 1941 (Opened Nov. 8, 1939)124) The Visit (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre) June 2, 1958 (Opened May 5, 1958)125) King of Hearts (Lyceum Theatre) Week of April 19, 1954 (Opened April 1, 1954)126) A Man for All Seasons (ANTA Theatre) July 9, 1962 (Opened Nov. 22, 1961)127) Fanny (Majestic Theatre) Week of March 12, 1956 (Opened Nov. 4, 1954)128) Blue Denim (the Playhouse) July 7, 1958 (Opened Feb. 27, 1958)129) Five Finger Exercise (The Music Box) Feb. 8, 1960 (Opened Dec. 2, 1959)130) The Lark (Longacre Theatre) Week of Feb. 27, 1956 (Opened Nov. 15, 1955)131) Two for the Seesaw (The Booth Theatre) July 28, 1958 (Opened Jan. 16, 1955)132) Take Her Shes Mine (Biltmore Theatre) Jan. 8, 1962 (Opened Dec. 21, 1961)133) White Horse Inn (Center Theatre) Week of Nov. 16, 1936 (Opened Oct. 1, 1936)134) The Pleasure of His Company (The Music Box) July 20, 1959 (Opened Oct. 22, 1958)135) A Moon for the Misbegotten (Morosco Theatre) June 1974 (REVIVAL: Opened Dec. 29, 1973)136) The Little Foxes (Ethel Barrymore Theatre) January 1968 (REVIVAL: Opened Oct. 26, 1967)137) The Subject Was Roses (Winthrop Ames Theatre) November 1964 (Opened May 25, 1964)138) Small War on Murray Hill (Ethel Barrymore Theatre) Week of Jan. 7, 1957 (Opened Jan. 3, 1957)139) From A to Z (Plymouth Theatre) April 18, 1960 (Opened April 20, 1960)140) Cats (Winter Garden Theatre) [Copyright 1985] (Opened Oct. 7, 1982)141) Torch Song Trilogy (Helen Hayes Theatre) [Copyright 1985] (Opened June 10 1982)142) By Jupiter (Sam S. Shubert Theatre) Week of Nov. 15, 1942 (Opened June 3, 1942)143) Brigadoon (Ziegfeld Theatre) Week of March 1, 1948 (Opened March 13, 1947)144) Barefoot in the Park (Biltmore Theatre) January 1966 (Opened Oct. 23, 1963)145) Enter Laughing (Henry Millers Theatre) October 21, 1963 (Opened March 13, 1963)146) Leonard Sillmans New Faces of 56 (Revue) (Ethel Barrymore Theatre) Week of Aug. 6, 1956 (Opened July 14, 1956)147) JB (ANTA Theatre) June 1, 1959 (Opened Dec. 11, 1958)148) Heartbreak House (Billy Rose Theatre) Jan. 18, 1960 (REVIVAL: Opened Oct. 18, 1959)149) A Touch of the Poet (Helen Hayes Theatre) June 1, 1959 (Opened Oct. 2, 1958)150) Romulus (The Music Box) March 12, 1962 (Opened Jan. 10, 1962)151) The Andersonville Trial (Henry Millers Theatre) April 11, 1960 (Opened Dec. 29, 1959)152) Sunday in the Park with George (Booth Theatre) [Copyright 1985] (Opened May 2, 1984)153) Fiorello! (Broadhurst Theatre) Jan. 2, 1961 (Opened Nov. 23, 1959)154) A Passage to India (Ambassador Theatre) April 23, 1962 (Opened Jan. 31, 1962)155) Critics Choice (Ethel Barrymore Theatre) May 8, 1961 (Opened Dec. 14, 1960)156) Sunrise at Campobello (Cort Theatre) August 4, 1958 (Opened Jan. 30, 1958)157) All the Way Home (Belasco Theatre) July 10, 1961 (Opened Nov. 30, 1960)158) Time Remembered (Morocco Theatre) Week of Jan. 13, 1958 (Opened Nov. 12, 1957)159) Poor Richard (Helen Hayes Theatre) December 1964 (Opened Dec. 2, 1964)160) The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (The Music Box) Week of Dec. 30, 1957 (Opened Dec. 5, 1957)

$250.00

BIOGRAPHIA DRAMATICA; OR, A COMPANION TO THE PLAYHOUSE: Containing Historical and critical Memoirs, and original Anecdotes, of British and Irish Dramatic Writers, from the commencement of out theatrical exhibitions; among whom are some of the most celebrated actors: Also an alphabetical account, and chronological lists, of their works, the dates when printed, and observations on their merits: Together with an introductory view of the rise and progress of the British Stage. Originally compiled, to the year 1764, by David Erskine Baker. Continues thence to 1782, by Isaac Reed. And brought down to the End of November 1811, with very considerable Additions and Improvements throughout, by Stephen Jones. (3 volumes bound in 4 books).
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BIOGRAPHIA DRAMATICA; OR, A COMPANION TO THE PLAYHOUSE: Containing Historical and critical Memoirs, and original Anecdotes, of British and Irish Dramatic Writers, from the commencement of out theatrical exhibitions; among whom are some of the most celebrated actors: Also an alphabetical account, and chronological lists, of their works, the dates when printed, and observations on their merits: Together with an introductory view of the rise and progress of the British Stage. Originally compiled, to the year 1764, by David Erskine Baker. Continues thence to 1782, by Isaac Reed. And brought down to the End of November 1811, with very considerable Additions and Improvements throughout, by Stephen Jones. (3 volumes bound in 4 books).

By Baker, David Erskine; Reed, Isaac; and Jones, Stephen.

London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown et al, 1812., 1812.. Fair. - Octavo. 8-7/8 inches high by 5-5/8 inches wide. Four volumes uniformly bound in speckled brown calf rebacked with matching calf spines, with gilt-titled labels & raised bands on the spine. The corners of each volume have also been reinforced with later calf. The crudely rebacked spines are coming loose from the covers and the front cover of the first volume is detached and that of the third volume is nearly detached. The covers are rubbed and scuffed and the labels are chipped. The rear cover of the last volume is stained with red ink. Title, pages [1]-384; title & pages [385]-789; title & pages [1]-404; and title & pages [1]-476. There is dampstaining throughout and the pages are wrinkled. A contemporary owner's name dated in the year of publication is penned at the top of the title pages. Fair working copies. From the collection of William Twopeny, with his round armorial bookplate mounted on the front pastedown of each volume. The Twopeny library was sold by Sotheby in May of 1902.

$50.00

LES DESSOUS DE LA ROBE: Piece en 3 actes et 4 tableaux de Pierre Veber et Alex Madis. (Creation le 20 decembre 1930). Theatre de Palais-Royal. (Souvenir program).
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LES DESSOUS DE LA ROBE: Piece en 3 actes et 4 tableaux de Pierre Veber et Alex Madis. (Creation le 20 decembre 1930). Theatre de Palais-Royal. (Souvenir program).

By (Veber, Pierre; and Madis, Alex).

(Les Publications Willy Fischer), (1930)., (1930).. Good. - 16mo [7 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial white wrappers with the front cover illustrated in color and a black-and-white pictorial ad on the rear cover. The spine is chipped. The rear cover is lightly soiled with a tear to the top edge & a chip out of the bottom corner. Some notes are penciled in French in the margins of the ad. [44] pages plus ads on the inside wraps. Illustrated in black-and-white with caricatures of the authors, portraits of the actors & numerous pictorial ads. There is a small area of soiling to the title page. Good. This souvenir program includes a history of the Palais-Royal; an extensive list of credits [in addition to the cast list]; and a synopsis of the play, which concerns two lawyers who get married, the woman turning out to be far more professionally successful than her husband.The text is in French.

$20.00

PROGRAM INSCRIBED TO CITY CENTER PRODUCER JEAN DALRYMPLE AND SIGNED BY THEATRE PRODUCER ROGER L. STEVENS, FOUNDING CHAIRMAN OF THE KENNEDY CENTER AND THE NEA.
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PROGRAM INSCRIBED TO CITY CENTER PRODUCER JEAN DALRYMPLE AND SIGNED BY THEATRE PRODUCER ROGER L. STEVENS, FOUNDING CHAIRMAN OF THE KENNEDY CENTER AND THE NEA.

By (Stevens, Roger L.). (1910-1998). American theatre producer and arts administrator. Founding chairman of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the NEA.

(Washington, DC): October 5, 1985., 1985.. Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THEATRE PRODUCER ROGER L. STEVENS - Octavo, softcover bound in silver-colored wrappers printed in purple. There is some very minor soiling to the front cover. 4 pages, printed in purple. Illustrated with a photographic portrait of Roger L. Stevens with a tissue guard. Inscribed & signed in red ink above the portrait: "With love to Jean for our long collaboration / Roger". Very good. The program is titled: "The Roger L. Stevens Celebration: A Concert to Benefit the Kennedy Center / Saturday, October 5, 1985 at 7:00 p.m."Roger L. Stevens [1910-1998] was an American theatrical producer, arts administrator and real estate executive. He was the founding chairman of both the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts [1961] and the National Endowment for the Arts [1965]. He produced more than a hundred plays and musicals over his career, including "West Side Story", "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "Bus Stop". He became known for introducing plays by such adventurous writers as Harold Pinter, Arthur Kopit and Tom Stoppard.Jean Dalrymple (1902-1998) was the dynamic producer and director of theater and light-opera at Manhattan's City Center. Dalrymple began her career in vaudeville, appearing with James Cagney and Cary Grant in the early 1930s. She was a founding member of the American Theatre Wing, the theatre service organization. She worked over the years as a personal manager for the likes of Leopold Stokowski, Mary Martin, Jose Iturbi, Andre Kostelanetz, Nathan Milstein, and Lily Pons. She began her work at City Center with its founding in 1943, serving as a board member and publicist. Her productions there from the 1940s through the 1960s were a revitalizing influence on the whole New York theatre scene. In 1951, Jean Dalrymple married Major-General Philip deWitt Ginder, commander of the Thunderbirds in Korea. She was a friend to Presidents and entertainment personalities throughout the world.

$20.00

THE THEATRE: ITS PERNICIOUS TENDENCY. Addressed to Young Men.
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THE THEATRE: ITS PERNICIOUS TENDENCY. Addressed to Young Men.

By Keddie, William.

Glasgow, Scotland: Glass and Duncan, 1853., 1853.. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt on the front cover with formal decorations in blind on both covers. The covers are bumped with a few small stains & with light dampstaining to the rear cover. The spine is rubbed & faded with its head & tail and the rear joint chipped. iv & 123 pages. The front hinge is cracked & the front endpaper is detached. There is a contemporary owner's gift inscription & a bookseller's blind stamp on the endpaper with a tiny chip out of its top edge. A good copy despite its flaws. First edition.William Keddie [1809-1877] was a Scottish editor, collector, scientist and author. Keddie quotes contemporary and earlier critics views on theatre and its pernicious effects on the audience, especially on the minds of the young. A lecturer to the Young Men's Christian Association recounts: "I had occasion to investigate the books of a Penitentiary last year, and I was told, without qualification, that the majority of the inmates... were first seduced from the paths of virtue at theatres, races or tea-gardens." However, Keddie's book impresses one as a history of one aspect of theatre rather than a moral tract. He ranges widely with passages on the immorality of Shakespeare's plays, the character of Falstaff, the actor Macready as a reformer of theatrical evils, the profligacy of actor Edmund Kean, the singer Jenny Lind who was persuaded to leave the stage [no doubt for moral reasons] and the actor Morgan Stanley who fully embraced the theatre but late came to recognize its deleterious effects on the audience.Rare.

$200.00

SLIP OF PAPER INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AMERICAN DRAMATIST AND POET PERCY MACKAYE.
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SLIP OF PAPER INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AMERICAN DRAMATIST AND POET PERCY MACKAYE.

By MacKaye, Percy. (1875-1956). American dramatist & poet.

January 27, circa [1920s]., [1920s].. Good. - A slip of paper, 3-1/4 inches high by 5 inches wide, is inscribed and signed "With good wishes / Percy MacKaye / - 1/27 -". The paper is slightly rippled from being mounted in an album & the left & top edges are slightly darkened. Remnants of paper & tape adhere to the verso. Good. Percy MacKaye [1875-1956] was an American dramatist and poet. After traveling and studying in Europe for three years, MacKaye returned to New York City and taught in a private school. In 1904 he joined a colony of artists in Cornish, New Hampshire and devoted himself full-time to dramatic work. Among his plays were The Canterbury Pilgrims, Jeanne D'Arc, The Scarecrow and Anti-Matrimony. In 1937 he published the poetry collection The Far Familiar; and in 1950 The Mystery of Hamlet, a series of four plays written as prequels to Hamlet. MacKaye was made a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1914.

$10.00

ARTHUR HAMMERSTEIN PRESENTS \
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ARTHUR HAMMERSTEIN PRESENTS "ROSE-MARIE": A Musical Play with DESIREE ELLINGER And a Broadway Cast Including William Kent, Allan Rogers. Imperial Theatre, New York City.

By (Ellinger, Desiree). Harbach, Otto; Hammerstein, Oscar, 2nd.

(New York: New York Theatre Program Corporation, 1925., 1925.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in color pictorial wrappers with an ad for Melachrino cigarettes on the rear cover. A tear to the lower third of the spine has been repaired with Scotch tape. The bottom corner of the front cover is rubbed & creased and a contemporary playgoer's name and "10th Wedding Anniversary" is penned along the top edge. The bottom edge of the rear cover is chipped with a small piece out. 48 pages. Illustrated with a theatre plan, with color ads on the inside covers & with profuse pictorial ads in black & white. Very good. "Book and Lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein 2nd. Music by Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart. Book Staged by Paul Dickey. Production Under Personal Supervision of Arthur Hammerstein. Orchestra under Direction of Herbert Stothart". Program for the week beginning Monday Matinee, October 12, 1925.New York Theatre Corporation published programs for "the 60 legitimate New York theatres" and specialized in distributing advertising aimed at theatregoers. A full-page ad for Bulova watches features a portrait of Desiree Ellinger and a quote from the actress.

$20.00

MAGAZINE PORTRAIT OF GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST PLAYWRIGHT ERNST TOLLER SIGNED BY HIM.
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MAGAZINE PORTRAIT OF GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST PLAYWRIGHT ERNST TOLLER SIGNED BY HIM.

By Toller, Ernst. (1893-1939). German expressionist playwright.

Circa [1933]., [1933].. Good. - Approximately 2-3/4 inch high by 2-1/4 inch wide black-and-white magazine portrait mounted on a 4-5/8 inch high by 2-7/8 inch wide card. Boldly signed on the mount below the portrait in black ink "Ernst Toller". A piece of black paper adheres to the verso, slightly overlapping the edges of the mount, where the card has been removed from an album. Good. The waist-length portrait of Toller depicts him standing aboard a ship, wearing a suit and tie and a broad-brimmed hat with an overcoat or blanket draped over one arm.Ernst Toller [1893-1939] was a German Jewish left-wing playwright best known for his expressionist plays. In 1919 he served for six days as President of the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic and was imprisoned for five years for this offense. During his imprisonment he wrote poetry and several plays which were performed in London and New York as well as in Berlin and won him international renown. In 1925 the most famous of his later works "Hoppla, wir Leben!" ["Hoppla, We're Alive!"] was directed by Erwin Piscator in Berlin. In 1933 Toller's modernist work caused the Nazis to exile him from Germany when they came to power. He traveled to London and later to Canada and the United States. Suffering from money woes and from deep depression after hearing that his brother and sister had been sent to concentration camps, Toller committed suicide in New York in May 1939.Provenance: Collection of Seymour Halpern. The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997), who at this time was a young autograph collector, started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.

$250.00

PROGRAMME OFFICIEL DU THEATRE VAUDOIS: JEAN-LOUIS AUX FRONTIERES. Piece Villageoise en 3 actes et 4 tableaux de M. Marius Chamot.
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PROGRAMME OFFICIEL DU THEATRE VAUDOIS: JEAN-LOUIS AUX FRONTIERES. Piece Villageoise en 3 actes et 4 tableaux de M. Marius Chamot.

By (Chamot, Marius).

Lausanne,Switzerland: Theatre Vaudois, [1920]., [1920].. Good. - Tall octavo [9-1/2 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide], bound in pictorial cream-colored self-wrappers. [8] pages. Illustrated with black-and-white photographic portraits and pictorial ads. The top inner corners of the pages are creased & there is staining to their bottom edges. The program has been folded once. Good. The Theatre Vaudois was founded in 1915 by comedian and playwright Marius Chamot [1880-1937] who had already had considerable success with his comedies at the Theatre du Peuple and La Muse in Lausanne. With Auguste Huguenin as director, Gustave Waldner as composer and a company of actors, his theatre created more then twenty-five productions over twenty years. These were light comedies, mocking the minor travails of peasants and mountain people shown in their natural surroundings and speaking their regional dialect. His work appealed to a huge audience, both to city and country people.Chamot created the role "Jean-Louis Baillet, agriculteur" as listed in this program, and his portrait appears on the title page. The contents include a portrait of each of the actors, extracts from reviews, a photo of a dance scene from the play, and numerous ads. The date "7 Jan. 1920" is penned on the title page, probably by a theatre-goer.The text is in French.

$45.00

MORRIS ROSE PRESENTS CHARLES CHERRY AND JUNE WALKER IN SCANDAL / A Play in Three Acts by Cosmo Hamilton. Week Beginning Monday Evening September 20, 1920. The Majestic / The Brooklyn Majestic Theatre Co. (Program).
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MORRIS ROSE PRESENTS CHARLES CHERRY AND JUNE WALKER IN SCANDAL / A Play in Three Acts by Cosmo Hamilton. Week Beginning Monday Evening September 20, 1920. The Majestic / The Brooklyn Majestic Theatre Co. (Program).

By (Brooklyn Majestic Theatre Co.).

Brooklyn, NY: The Brooklyn Majestic Theatre Co., 1920., 1920.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wrappers with a pictorial ad for Murad Turkish cigarettes on the rear wrap. The wraps are lightly soiled with a stain to each wrap. 32 pages, including wraps. Illustrated with seating plans & numerous pictorial ads. There are small stains to several pages. Good. The date "September 25th 1920" is written on the first page, probably by a theatre-goer. Among the items advertised are player pianos, ladies' face powder, the David Selznick movie "The Sir That Was Him", Stetson hats and Elkhorn cheeses. A column of comic anecdotes includes one from American Legion Weekly in dialect about "Two darkies in a negro regiment boasting about their company buglers."

$10.00

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