A May 1945 Playbill for the play Memphis Bound, performed at the Colonial Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts. The cover is printed on glossy off-white paper and features centered black text in varying fonts that reads, [COLONIAL / THEATRE / -BOSTON- / Direction of L.A.B. Amusement Corp.]. Along the top and bottom edges of the front cover are handwritten inscriptions in black in that read, [May 3-19-1945] and [Sallie J. Cathrell]. The back cover features an advertisement for a restaurant called The Country Plate and features an illustration of the restaurant, a sign with the restaurant’s name, the address, and lunch and dinner hours. The interior pages are glossy white paper with black text and black-and-white illustrations. At the top of the first page is the production information that reads [May 3 to 12, 1945 / JOHN WILDBERG / Presents / BILL ROBINSON / in the / VINTON FREEDLEY PRODUCTION / MEMPHIS BOUND / A New Musical Comedy / with / AVON LONG / SHEILA GUYS[sic] IDA JAMES THEMA CARPENTER / DELTA RHYTHM BOYS / BILLY DANIELS ADA BROWN GEORGETTE HARVEY] above the production credits and the cast. The cast list continues on to page 2 and includes Laura Cathrell, listed as a [DANCING GIRL]. There are also advertisements for local businesses, exit plans for the theater, a fashion article, song credits, staging and costume credits, and a list of the executive staff for Pinafore Enterprises, Inc. The program is ten (10) pages including the front and back interior covers.
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Ida James. James is depicted from the shoulders up, against a gradient white background. James is holding her proper left shoulder slightly forward, chin tilted down, and with her head turned towards the viewer. Mills is wearing a white dress that is gathered just below the shoulders and held in place with brooches set with clear stones. Her hair is in a bouffant updo with curly bangs. Along the middle left edge of the image is a handwritten inscription in blue ink that reads, [To "Laura" / My real good / buddy. Hope we / always remain friends / believe me - / "Ida"]. The photographer's mark, printed in the negative, in the bottom right corner reads, [Murray / Korman / N.Y.]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Ida James. James is depicted from the chest up, against a gradient white background. James is posed with her back turned partially towards the viewer and looking back over her proper right shoulder. Her chin is tilted down and she is smiling. James is wearing a white sheer robe over a thin strapped garment. The shoulders of the robe is embellished with a swath of lace across the shoulders and ruffles decorating the edges of the lace. She has a ring of white flowers pinned to her proper right temple. Along the middle right edge of the image is a handwritten inscription in black ink that reads, ["Laura" / My very good friend / may we always be / just that - Stay / wonderful. / Ida / James.]. The photographer's mark, printed in the negative, in the bottom left corner reads, [Murray / Korman / N.Y.]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.