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 souvenir program for the play, "Memphis Bound!" The cover is white and features a centrally depicted, blue illustration of a riverboat with the play's title, [MEMPHIS / BOUND!], in red text in the water beneath the illustration of the boat. In the top left corner is a black and white headshot of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson wearing a plumed British naval hat. In the bottom right corner is a black and white headshot of Avon Long wearing an elaborate British naval hat. The back cover features a black-and-white image of Sheila Guyse, who portrayed Lily Valentine in the play, seated with her legs crossed. She is depicted wearing a light colored dress with dark striped detailing on the bodice, hem line, and in the middle of the body of the skirt. She has white flowers tucked behind her proper right ear. The name of the play, [MEMPHIS / BOUND!], is written in red text, in a semicircle above her head. The program is fifteen (15) pages with black-and-white photographs and illustrations.