DAVID BELASCO - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 4/1913 - HFSID 75281
DAVID BELASCO Photo signed in 1913, probably inscribed to the co-authors of his hit play of that year Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Mr and Mrs Hatton/My Very Dear Friends/David Belasco/April 1913". Sepia, 6½x10½.
Sale Price $378.00
Photo signed in 1913, probably inscribed to the co-authors of his hit play of that year
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Mr and Mrs Hatton/My Very Dear Friends/David Belasco/April 1913". Sepia, 6½x10½. From 1900-1930, David Belasco (1853-1931) produced over 80 shows on Broadway. The inscription here is almost certainly to husband and wife playwrights Frederic H. and Fannie Locke Hatton, whose hit play Years of Discretion had opened at the Belasco Theatre on Christmas day, 1912, running for 190 performances through June 1913. Originally in the Theatre Collection of the New York Public Library (noted on verso), sold to raise funds. Adequate contrast. 3½-inch crease at upper right background. 2½-inch horizontal crease at mid-left. His face and writing not affected. Tape remnants on verso, no show-through.
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