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    Bessie Smith 1926 Birmingham, AL Concert Handbill. A two-sided vintage advertising flyer for the "Empress of the Blues," Miss Bessie Smith, performing at the Frolic Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama for a week commencing Monday, November 29, 1926.

    Obviously a highly unusual and very early piece, so we challenged its provenance and authenticity twice and came away satisfied that it's genuine. Has dynamic photos of Bessie on each side, and lots of fun wording. Besides the legendary blues singer, the handbill promises "Pretty Girls, Funny Comedians" and "A Wonderful Show."

    Measures 7 ¼" x 11" and grades to Near Mint condition with only toning throughout, so we're guessing it was kept in a book, file cabinet or box for most of its life. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    July, 2021
    16th-18th Friday-Sunday
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