A program for a show titled, "Cookie” An Evening with Charles Cook and Friends, performed at City College's Aaron Davis Hall, New York, in 1984. The program is constructed from a piece of green paper folded into a front and back cover with two (2) interior pages. The front cover has a black-and-white photocopied image of Charles Cook on the right side of the cover. He is depicted from the thighs up facing the viewer. He is wearing a medium toned suit, collared shirt, patterned tie, and a flat cap. He is facing the viewer and looking slightly towards the left edge of the program. His proper right arm is at his side and his proper left arm is bent at the elbow. At the top of the front cover, and to the left of Cook’s head, is the title of the show printed in two (2) fonts that read, ["Cookie" / An Evening / with / Charles Cook / and Friends]. On the left interior page is the program listed with the performers, the intermission, and credit to the National Endowment for the Arts, Aaron Davis Hall, and the Friends of the Davis Center. The right interior page lists the production credits, the cast, the band, and a special thanks to contributors. The back cover continues the special thanks to contributors and provides biographical information on Performer/Choreographer Charles Cook, Production Stage Manager Pepsi Bethel, and Production Manager Susan Goldbetter.
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.