Book #74513
Item #74513 Show of 1930: Vanities of the Passing Show, Washington's Birthday. Prisons. United States.
Show of 1930: Vanities of the Passing Show, Washington's Birthday...

Show of 1930: Vanities of the Passing Show, Washington's Birthday...

An Elaborate Prison Variety Show [Prisons]. Show of 1930: Vanities of the Passing Show. Washington's Birthday, February Twenty-Second, 1930. United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta, Georgia, 1930. [4] pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Bifolium pamphlet, text printed in black on pink paper within green and red borders. Light toning and soiling, horizontal and vertical fold lines, several small pinholes to upper left corner, text not affected. $150. * This interesting item details a variety show put on in celebration of Washington's birthday at the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, a medium-security federal prison for male inmates. Acts include "Johnny Wiggins and his Red Hot Steppers," "The Musical Boys from the Warehouse," several sketches, including an apparent depiction of a burglary, and a blues performance of "Wuzza Matter Baby." Most of the inmates are identified by last name only. Several play soubrettes, flirtatious female stock characters in opera and theatre. In addition to the performers, the program lists outside companies and staff contracted to produce the show. No copies located on OCLC.

Price: $150.00

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