Lyceum Theatre. "Elmer the Great" (Program)
VINTAGE THEATRE PROGRAM) Lardner, Ring ; featuring Walter Huston and Nan Sunderland and Josephine Baker
Price: 75.00 USD
New York: New York Theatre Program Corporation, 1928. 32 pp theatre program, 7.75 x 5 inches, in full color paper wraps. Notations (name of show and players) in pencil on front cover. "Elmer the Great" featured Walter Huston, who in 1924 had created the role of Ephraim Cabot in Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms," produced by the Provincetown Players. "Elmer the Great," an "American Comedy" also featured Nan Sunderland who, the program informs, "is the daughter of the Mayor of Fresno...." Noteworthy is an interview with "France's Dusky Josephine" (Josephine Baker) entitled "From Harlem to Paris." There is also a photo ad in which Mae West, "Star of 'Diamond Lil,'" flogs" C/B à la Spirite Corsets. Copious advertising with an emphasis on up-market men's and women's clothing. Color ads for Pompeian Beauty Powder, Kelly-Springfield Tires, Lucky Strike Cigarettes (endorsed--with a photo portrait--of actress Yvonne D'Arle, star of "The Three Musketeers."). Overall very good condition.
- By This Author: VINTAGE THEATRE PROGRAM) Lardner, Ring ; featuring Walter Huston and Nan Sunderland and Josephine Baker
- By This Publisher: New York Theatre Program Corporation