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    Billie Holiday 1948 New York City Theatre Playbill/Program. An original theatrical program from the Mansfield Theatre in New York City for Lady Day herself, Billie Holiday, appearing in a presentation called "Holiday on Broadway." On one of the pages inside it states, "Beginning on Tuesday, April 27, 1948 / Matinees on Saturday and Sunday."

    Billie appears to be presented in two installments: "Billie Holiday with the Bobby Tucker Quintet - Show Tunes" and then later in the program, "Mood Songs." Other musicians listed in the program are Slam Stewart, Cozy Cole and on piano and organ, "Wyatt and Taylor."

    A small publisher's box appears inside which states, "The Playbill - The Magazine of the Theatre. The Playbill is distributed exclusively to theatre patrons of New York's leading legitimate theatres. Published by Playbill, Inc., N.Y.C." A staff of seven is then identified.

    Measures 6 ½" x 9" and grades to Very Good Plus condition with water stains on the front cover, creasing along the edge, toning throughout, and small spots of tears on the back cover, as well as soiling along the edge. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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