John Wildberg Presents Bill Robinson in Memphis Bound: a New Musical Comedy with Avon Long

Image for John Wildberg Presents Bill Robinson in Memphis Bound: a New Musical Comedy with Avon Long
Published by
Playbill, American, founded 1884
Subject of
Long, Avon, American, 1910 - 1984
Robinson, Bill "Bojangles", American, 1878 - 1949
Wildberg, John J., American, 1902 - 1959
Cathrell, Laura, 1915 - 1999
Belasco Theatre, American, founded 1907
Medium
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8 15/16 × 6 9/16 × 1/16 in. (22.7 × 16.7 × 0.1 cm)
Type
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
June 1945
Description
A June 1945 Playbill for the play Memphis Bound!, performed at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway. The cover is off-white and features a sepia-toned photograph of two (2) men in elaborate British naval uniform costumes. Avon Long is depicted on the left and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson on the right. Brown text underneath the image reads [THE PLAYBILL / REGISTERED IN U.S. PATENT OFFICE / FOR THE BELASCO THEATRE]. The magazine is twenty-four (24) pages with illustrations. Laura Cathrell is listed as one of the [Dancing Girls] on page eleven (11). An advertisement for Chesterfield cigarettes is on the back cover. The magazine is twenty-four (24) pages with black-and-white and sepia photographs and illustrations.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
American South
Broadway Theatre
Comedy
Mass media
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.7
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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