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    Boris Karloff's Arsenic and Old Lace 1957 Alaska Trip Archive. This huge archive covers Karloff's March 1957 trip to Alaska to star in an Anchorage revival of Arsenic and Old Lace, and includes snapshots, the play's program, stills, letters, Pan American's Guide to Alaska pamphlet, newspaper clippings, picture of cast signed by members on the reverse (but not by Karloff), and a note to the Karloffs from the cast ("If we know what pure kindness and absolute generosity are, it's because we've known the Karloffs"). A huge lot covering an adventure that Karloff called his favorite professional engagement. From the Boris Karloff Estate Collection. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Sara Karloff Sparkman.

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    February, 2009
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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