DEAR LIAR BROADWAY CAST - SHOW BILL SIGNED CIRCA 1960 CO-SIGNED BY: BRIAN AHERNE, KATHARINE CORNELL - HFSID 252644
Sale Price $414.00
DEAR LIAR BROADWAY CAST: KATHARINE CORNELL and BRIAN AHERNE. Playbill signed: "Katharine Cornell" and "Brian Aherne" on cover, 32 p, 6½x9. New York, circa 1960 March-April. Playbill for the Broadway play, Dear Liar, which ran at the Billy Rose Theatre from March 17, 1960-April 30, 1960. Dear Liar, which was based on a series of letters between Mrs. Patrick Campbell and playwright George Bernard Shaw, co-starred Cornell as Mrs. Campbell and Aherne as Shaw. Cornell and Aherne had first starred together on Broadway in The Barretts of Wimple Street (1931). They were also teamed up in two Broadway revivals of that play (1935 and 1945) and in its televised version (1956), and appeared together on Broadway in Lucrece (1932), Romeo and Juliet (1934), Saint Joan (1936) and The Constant Wife (1952) as well as in Dear Liar. Stage and screen actress KATHARINE CORNELL (1898-1974), who was known as "The First Lady of the American Theater", won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Anthony and Cleopatra (1948). She also appeared in a number of feature films, including Stage Door Canteen (1943), and narrated The Unconquered (1954), the story of Helen Keller. British actor BRIAN AHERNE (1902-1986) made his first U.S. appearance on the stage in The Barrets of Wimpole Street. Also the star of a number of feature films, Aherne was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of doomed Emperor Maximillian in Juarez (1939). The brother of character actor Patrick Aherne, leading man Brian was married to actress Joan Fontaine from 1939-1945. Lightly creased. ¼x1½-inch paper loss at upper right edge, ¼x1¼-inch paper loss at lower right edge, chipped at lower blank edge. Overall, fine condition.
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