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John Wildberg Presents Bill Robinson in Memphis Bound: a New Musical Comedy with Avon Long

Object Details

Published by
Playbill, American, founded 1884
Subject of
Avon Long, American, 1910 - 1984
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American, 1878 - 1949
John J. Wildberg, American, 1902 - 1959
Laura Cathrell, 1914 - 1999
Belasco Theatre, American, founded 1907
Date
June 1945
Medium
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8 15/16 × 6 9/16 × 1/16 in. (22.7 × 16.7 × 0.1 cm)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A June 1945 Playbill for the play Memphis Bound!, performed at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway. The cover is off-white and features a sepia-toned photograph of two (2) men in elaborate British naval uniform costumes. Avon Long is depicted on the left and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson on the right. Brown text underneath the image reads [THE PLAYBILL / REGISTERED IN U.S. PATENT OFFICE / FOR THE BELASCO THEATRE]. The magazine is twenty-four (24) pages with illustrations. Laura Cathrell is listed as one of the [Dancing Girls] on page eleven (11). An advertisement for Chesterfield cigarettes is on the back cover. The magazine is twenty-four (24) pages with black-and-white and sepia photographs and illustrations.
Transcription Center Status
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Object number
2013.46.25.7
Type
magazines (periodicals)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Topic
African American
American South
Broadway Theatre
Comedy
Mass media
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55910774f-0e76-467f-afd0-160c3ccaac77
Record ID
nmaahc_2013.46.25.7
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