Playbill for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

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Published by
Playbill, American, founded 1884
Used by
Royale Theatre, American, founded 1927
Subject of
Rainey, Ma, American, 1886 - 1939
Wilson, August, American, 1945 - 2005
Dutton, Charles S., American, born 1951
Goldberg, Whoopi, American, born 1955
Byrd, Thomas Jefferson, American, born 1941
Cucci, Tony, American, born 1961
Davidson, Jack
Gordon, Carl, American, 1932 - 2010
Henderson, Stephen McKinley, American, born 1949
Mackie, Anthony, American, born 1979
Simms, Heather Alicia, American, born 1970
Zorich, Louis, American, born 1924
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21.6 x 13.7 cm)
Type
theater programs
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
2003
Description
Playbill for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. White background with yellow box at top; photograph below depicts a man wearing a fedora and holding a trumpet while a woman in the background sings into a microphone. [PLAYBILL/ROYALE THEATRE/MA RAINEY'S/BLACK BOTTOM/WWW.PLAYBILL.COM] White circular sticker on back, handwritten 1984.
Topic
African American
Actors
Blues (Music)
Broadway Theatre
Drama (Theatre)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number
2011.45.61ab
Restrictions & Rights
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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