DAVID BELASCO - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 278193
DAVID BELASCO Vintage photo inscribed and signed by "the Bishop of Broadway." Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Harry Burkhardt/with best wishes/Faithfully/David Belasco". B/w, 6¼x9.
Sale Price $378.00
Vintage photo inscribed and signed by "the Bishop of Broadway."
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Harry Burkhardt/with best wishes/Faithfully/David Belasco". B/w, 6¼x9. David Belasco (1853-1931), whose black apparel earned him the nickname "the Bishop of Broadway," was a dominant figure in New York theater for nearly half a century. He wrote, directed or produced over 100 Broadway plays, more than forty of which were made into movies. His famous works included The Heart of Maryland, Girl of the Golden West and DuBarry. Belasco, who built and managed several theaters, was also known for his trend setting realistic stage sets and innovative lighting techniques. Belasco also influenced Hollywood, mentoring Cecil B. DeMille and giving Mary Pickford her screen name. Fine condition.
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