JANET BLAIR - PROGRAM SIGNED - HFSID 166377
Sale Price $198.00
Blair signs a program for the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific
Program signed: "Janet/Blair" on front cover, 24p, 5½x8½. Complete program for the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, South Pacific, at the Orpheum Theatre from May 8-May 19, 1950. Blair, who starred in her signature stage role as Ensign Nellie Forbush, and her co-star, Richard Eastham, who co-starred as Emile De Becque, are pictured on front cover. Blair, who left Hollywood for Broadway in 1950, was in the touring company of South Pacific for many years, appearing in her Forbush role more times than any other actress. Talented singer and stage, screen and television actress Janet Blair (1921-2007), born Martha Jean Lafferty, was singing with Hal Kemp's band at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles when she was discovered by a Columbia Pictures talent scout in 1941. She was featured in one film (Three Girls About Town) that year, and Blair appeared in three more films before starring in her "breakout role" - Eileen Sherwood in My Sister Eileen (1942). Going on to appear in films until 1976 (Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood), her credits include The Fabulous Dorseys (1947), The Fuller Brush Man (1948), Boys' Night Out (1962) and The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968). Blair also enjoyed a successful television career, appearing on early TV anthologies from 1948 (The Ford Theatre Hour) and guest starring on a number of TV series and game shows. Slightly creased. Lightly shaded on front cover, touching signature, and on two inside pages. Fine condition.
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