LAUGHTER FROM A CLOUD PLAY CAST - SHOW BILL SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ILKA CHASE, CYNTHIA LATHAM, SUSAN DOUGLAS, POLLY ROWLES, PETER HARRIS, BARRY MITCHELL, RALPH LONGLEY - HFSID 320058
Sale Price $270.00
LAUGHTER FROM A CLOUD PLAY CAST
A show bill for a production of Laughter From a Cloud featuring the signatures of Ilka Chase, Susan Douglas, Polly Rowles, and four others
Show bill signed: "Peter Harris", "Polly Rowles", "Barry Mitchell", "Susan/Douglas", "Ilka Chase", "Ralph Longley", "Cynthia/Latham", 5 pages, 6x9. Show bill for a production of Laughter From a Cloud at the Boston Summer Theatre. Stage, screen and television actress ILKA CHASE (1903-1978), the daughter of the editor of Vogue, made her Broadway debut in 1924 in The Red Falcon. She appeared in her first "talkie" feature film, Paris Bound, in 1929, the year she also made Why Leave Home?, The Careless Age, Red Hot Rhythm, Rich People and South Sea Rose, and would go on to appear in such features as The Florodora Girl (1930), The Animal Kingdom (1932), Now, Voyager (1942), Johnny Dark (1954), The Big Knife (1955) and Ocean's Eleven (1960). A fixture on early TV, Chase hosted the early talk show, Glamour-Go-Round (1950) and appeared as a panelist on Celebrity Time (1948), Masquerade Party (1952), It Should Happen to You (1954) and Keep Talking (1958-1959). Her TV guest appearances include The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1949), Kraft Television Theatre (1952, 1953, 1958), Playhouse 90 (1958), The Defenders (1961), Checkmate (1962) and The Patty Duke Show (1963). In addition to being known as an actress, Chase was also a widely read newspaper columnist, essayist and novelist.SUSAN DOUGLAS (1925-2013) appeared on Broadway in two original plays of the late 1940s (He Who Gets Slapped and The Druid Circle), and then played Bianca in Shakespeare's comedy The Taming of the Shrew (1951). POLLY ROWLES (1914-2001) was an American actress of film and television. Her first role was in the Universal Studios Love Letters of a Star (1936), and she would appear in several more Universal productions after her debut. She became more well-known as she aged, often appearing as snappy older women, particularly in plays The Best Laid Plans (1966), Forty Carats (1968), and Steaming (1982). Her best known role still remains as Hanes Underwear Inspector No. 12, appearing in ten advertisements for the company, and often going to trade conventions to represent the company. English born actress CYNTHIA LATHAM (1897-1989) could boast almost half a century of credits on Broadway (1914-1970, including hits like The Heiress (1947-1948), Hotel Paradiso (1957) and Redhead (1959-1960). RALPH LONGLEY appeared on the Philco Television Playhouse in 1950, and on Broadway in The Small Hours the following year. Broadway appearances by PETER HARRIS were six in number (1943-1971), and included the classics The Corn is Green, Cyrano de Bergerac and Richard III. BARRY MITCHELL (1917-2002) made his only Broadway appearance in Magnolia Alley (1949), but played supporting roles in a host of film and TV roles, including a few comedies but many action roles like Run Silent, Run Deep, Von Ryan's Express and The Magnificent Seven. Lightly toned. Corners lightly worn. Light surface creases. Large crease on left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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