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    Important theatrical playwrights, producers, directors and productions (2200+) vintage oversize photographs. (1880s-1940s) Widely varied and comprehensive archive of (2200+) vintage oversize approx. 11 x 14 in. single- and double-weight photographs of the work of historically significant playwrights, producers, directors, and the productions themselves of the American theatre, covering the gamut from the first photo ever taken of Maude Adams at a Harvard University rehearsal for Joan of Arc to Orson Welles' infamous black-cast "Voodoo" Macbeth for the Negro Theatre Unit of the WPA, produced by John Houseman (with whom Welles continued collaborating up to and including Citizen Kane). Other highlights include Nazimova in Hedda Gabler, Melvyn Douglas and Kay Johnson in A Free Soul staged by George Cukor, early female stage director Rachel Crothers, David Belasco, Charles Frohman, Charles Rohlfs (who went on to design early modernist furniture), Noel Coward advising Easy Virtue, Max Reinhardt's production of Kurt Weill's Eternal Road, Florenz Ziegfeld's first dramatic production By Pigeon Post, Oscar Wilde's Importance of Being Earnest, Eugene O'Neill's first published play Beyond the Horizon starring Richard Bennett, Tom Ewell, Eddie Albert and Jose Ferrer in Brother Rat, Joseph Schildkraut in Between Two Worlds, Walter Huston in Dodsworth, the Brox sisters and Margaret Dumont in The Cocoanuts, two important Russian Avant-Garde productions of the 1920s and 1930s, plus familiar reliable standards Show Boat, Casanova, Flying Colors, A Farewell to Arms, The Front Page, Funny Face, Elmer Gantry, Chicago and an unidentified "Group Theatre" production of the 1930s, in addition to hundreds more. Condition varies significantly, though majority of the archive rates very good to fine. Special shipping arrangements will apply.

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    October, 2014
    17th Friday
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