New York: George H. Doran Company, . First edition. Heyward's novel Porgy was adapted as a play and... Read More about Porgy
New York: October 29, 1930. ‘Skittles and Beer’. A sincere letter a man considered one of the most versatile actors of his day that opens with the mention of a recent illness (Mann died less than a year later from cancer) and touches on his early days acting alongside actors..... Read More about Typed letter signed "Louis Mann" (to Seymour Halpern) in response to Halpern's inquiry...
New York: [May 5, 1939]. Dame Judith Anderson as Mother Mary. Read More about Portrait photograph of Judith Anderson as Mary in "Family Portrait"
New York: [May 12, 1951]. Read More about Portrait photograph of Judith Anderson as Medea
New York: [May 5, 1939]. Read More about Portrait photograph of Judith Anderson as Mother Mary in "Family Portrait"
New York: [May 5, 1939]. Inscribed by Dame Judith Anderson to Mauriber on the image. Read More about Portrait photograph of Judith Anderson as Mother Mary in "Family Portrait"
Paris: Ancienne Maison Lévy Frères, 1895. Dubufe, Guillaume. First edition, no. 7 of 50 on Japon, with extra suite of plates before letters (edition of 300). Read More about Gabrielle. Comedie en vers
Paris: Ancienne Maison Lévy Frères, 1893. Dubufe, Guillaume. First edition. No. 5 of 50 copies on Japon, with extra suite of plates before letters (edition of 300). Read More about La Ciguë. Comédie en Vers
New York: privately printed, 1834. A copy in the original cloth of this "not published" American verse tragedy, with the title role written for Charles Kean. "It was first produced at the Park Theatre, November 1, 1831, and Ireland remarks that 'having many passages of rare merit,' it deserved more..... Read More about Waldimar. A Tragedy, in Five Acts
[New York: The Dancy Davis Press, c. 1923]. La Chauve-Souris (French: The Bat) was the name of a touring revue during the early 1900s. Originating in Moscow and then Paris, and directed by Nikita Balieff, the revue toured the United States and Europe. The show consisted of songs, dances, and..... Read More about Balieff's "Chauve-Souris" Bat Theatre, Moscow. American Season under the Direction of...
New York: Dec 24, 1952. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Jean-Louis Barrault and Madeleine Renaud
New York: December 24, 1952. Barrault, 1910-94, French actor and director. A pupil of Charles Dullin, he joined the Comédie Française in 1940. After World War II he organized his own company at the Théâtre Marigny with his wife, actress Madeleine Renaud. Barrault's precise, imaginative physical style was influenced by..... Read More about Portrait photograph of Jean-Louis Barrault
New York: 12 Dec., 1937. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Ethel Barrymore
New York: . Inscribed by Beckett. Inscribed, "to Bill Targ with all good wishes Sam Beckett". William Targ (1907-1999) was an editor and then head of Putnam's before founding his own imprint, Targ Editions; he was also a noted bibliophile and Beckett collector. His wife Roslyn Targ (1925-2017) was Beckett's..... Read More about The Harold Clurman Theatre and Lucille Lortel ... Present the World Premiere of Samuel Beckett's...
New York: June 3, 1955. Bel Geddes played Maggie in the original production of Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, which opened on March 24, 1955. Read More about Portrait photograph of Barbara Bel Geddes as "Maggie" in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
New York: June 3, 1955. The Original Maggie the Cat. Bel Geddes played Maggie in the original production of Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, which opened on March 24, 1955. Read More about Portrait photograph of Barbara Bel Geddes as "Maggie" in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
New York: The Misses Selby, [c 1920]. Inscribed "To Isabelle Leighton, with best wishes, affectionately David Belasco. Nov. 22nd 1920. "Signed in pencil below image "The Misses Selby, N.Y." and with their label "The Misses Seby 628 Fifth Avenue." on the back. Read More about Portrait photograph of David Belasco writing with quill pen
Remsenburg, Long Island: February 2 and March 31 [n.y. but 1961]. On his novel The Olympians. Bolton writes to World Publishing editor William Targ about his recent novel [not named, but The Olympians, 1961] which World brought out. In the letter of February 2 he writes, in part: "The jacket..... Read More about 2 typed letters signed ("Guy Bolton") to World Publishing editor William Targ
London: 21st. October, 1930. ‘Obstinate Patience’. A forthright letter one of the most successful English playwrights of the Victorian era, reading in part: “… I owe whatever success I have made in life to an obstinate patience … It may encourage those who fear they do not possess this quality..... Read More about Typed letter signed "Arthur Pinero" to "Mr. Halpern" (Seymour Halpern) in...
Philadelphia: ---Job Printing Office, 1878. Program lists musical events, theatrical excerpts, and curiosity pieces, such as the "Ethiopian Specialties" performed by E.M. Hall of the Carncross' Minstrels. Read More about Broadisde advertising an Extraordinary Entertainment, for the Benefit of the Yellow Fever...
[Oswego, NY]: 1838. A Musical Evening. Penned corrections and annotations changing dates, locations and price most likely for the printer to make other broadsides. Read More about Broadside for a Soiree Musical at the Academy Hall with Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Horn (the late Miss...
Paterson, N.J: Guardian Print, 1880. Broadside opens with an invitation "most especially to ladies and children, to our matinee, Saturday, when the entire programme will be given in strict adherence to all laws of gentility and modesty. Our motto: Please all and offend none." Entertainment includes farcicle sketches, acrobatics, singing..... Read More about Broadside program from Ward's Opera House (formerly Odeon
Boston: FA Searle Printing, 1869. RIP. James Henry Hackett (1800-1871) started playing Rip in 1830. Read More about Broadside: Boston Theatre. Benefit of Mr. Hackett New Year's Night. When he will perform, for the...
Boston: F.A. Searle, Thursday, May 2oth, 1869. JOSEPH JEFFERSON'S RIP. Joseph Jeferson (1829-1905) started playing Rip in 1859. Read More about Broadside: The Famous Comedian Joseph Jefferson will appear Every Night...in his unapproachable...