Blues for Mr. Charlie

Play script belonging to James Baldwin

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Written by
Baldwin, James, American, 1924 - 1987
Used by
Actors Studio, American, founded 1947
Received by
Gunn, Bill, American, 1934 - 1989
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product), imitation leather
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 7/8 in. (29.2 x 22.2 x 2.2 cm)
Type
scripts (documents)
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1964
Description
James Baldwin's personal copy of Blues for Mr. Charlie, an original mimeographed play scrip. The script is bound in pale blue leatherette with large brass rivets. The script is inscribed to fellow-writer and filmmaker William Gunn "For Bill Gunn, at last, Jimmy B." and additionally "J.B." Baldwin scribbled over the words "Property of Actors Studio Theatre, 745 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y" with the same black marker.
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Topic
African American
Civil rights
Drama (Theatre)
Literature
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.57.19
Restrictions & Rights
© Estate of James Baldwin. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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