HERE TODAY PLAY CAST - INSCRIBED SHOW BILL SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: EVE ARDEN, FRANCES MADDUX, BERT THORN, CHARLES BANG, DOROTHY "DOTTIE" KINGSTON - HFSID 301562
Sale Price $414.00
HERE TODAY PLAY CAST: EVE ARDEN, FRANCES MADDUX, BERT THORN, CHARLES BANG, and DOROTHY "DOTTIE" KINGSTON
Showbill for Here Today, signed on the front cover
Inscribed Show Bill signed: "To Eddie & Rack/my favorite two/pianos in the world/&very nice people/to boot,/Love/Eve Arden", "To Eddie & Rack - with/Many happy memories!/Fondly/Frances Maddux", "To Eddie &/Rack/with regret that/I missed the party/Bert Thorn", "To Eddie & Rack/"great performers make great audiences & you are it."/Charlie Bang", "It's boozin' time/again kiddies!/Dottie Kingston", "All the best:/[unidentified signer]","To more -[unidentified signer]". 11 pages, 6x9¼. Playbill for a production of Here Today at the Theatre-By-The-Sea, signed on the front cover. After making her first film (Song of Love, 1929) and appearing in several annual Ziegfield Follies, EVE ARDEN (1912-1990) returned to films typecast as the knowing friend of the leading lady. She received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for Mildred Pierce (1945). Arden is best remembered as the starring school teacher of Our Miss Brooks, first on radio (1948) and then TV (1952-1957). Continuing in supporting roles on stage and film, she became familiar to a new generation as the school principal in the film version of Grease (1978). FRANCES MADDUX (1908-1961) was an American pianist and signer who, in her youth, played with the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist. She moved to London, and by 1929, began performing at the Café de Paris. In 1935, after coming back to the U.S. Maddux was cast in the original comedy There's Wisdom in Women (1935). In 1949, she made her last professional appearance at the Maisonette of the St. Regis Hotel. Unfortunately, on New Year's Day 1961, Frances Maddux passed away. Stage and screen actor, BERT THORN, first found success on the stage - making his Broadway debut in the 1931 original production of Caught Wet at the John Golden Theatre. Before the end of his stage career, in 1952, Thorn had been cast in twelve stage productions (mostly originals) including Bury the Dead (1986), Penny Wise (1937), A Case of Youth (1940), and his last stage appearance in the 1952 original play I've Got Sixpence. Shortly before his last stage performance, Thorn made his onscreen debut as a motorcycle cop in a 1950 episode of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. Throughout the next decade he was cast in fifteen more titles including the television series Goodyear Playhouse (1954), The United States Steel Hour (1955), and the 1958 film The Mugger. Thorn made his last professional acting appearance in 1965, when he was cast in an episode of the television series The Defenders. The stage actor, CHARLES BANG, preferred to appear in comedies during his career - these include Texas, Li'l Darlin' (1949-1950) and Hook'n Ladder (1952). DOROTHY "DOTTIE" KINGSTON (1920-1983) was an American actress best known for her roles in television shows and films. He first appearance on television was a minor role in a 1957 episode of The Jack Benny Program. Over the next thirteen years, Kingston appeared four other titles including The Donna Reed Show (1959-1960), Angel (1961), 87th Precinct (1962), and her last known onscreen appearance in the 1970 film Savage Intruder. In 1983, at the age of sixty-two, Dorothy Kingston passed away. Toned. Edges and corners creased and worn. Vertical crease through center. Otherwise, fine condition.
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