THEATRE PLAY CAST - INSCRIBED SHOW BILL SIGNED CIRCA 1942 CO-SIGNED BY: HELEN FLINT, CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER, JOHN GOLDEN - HFSID 322042
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THEATRE PLAY CAST: CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER, HELEN FLINT, JOHN GOLDEN
Theatre director John Golden and stars Cornelia Otis Skinner and Helen Flint sign a show bill from their 1942 debut at Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall.
Inscribed Show bill signed: "To Donald/with all good/wishes/John Golden", "Cornelia Otis Skinner", and "Helen Flint," 4 pages, 6¼x9½ affixed to 9x12 sheet. Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall, January 5, 1942, John Golden presents Theatre, starring Cornelia Otis Skinner. The daughter of distinguished actor Cornelius Skinner, CORNERLIA OTIS SKINNER (1901-1979) was a gifted stage and screen character actress and writer. She began her career with her father on Broadway in 1921's Blood and Sand and appeared in five more shows until embarking in 1926 on a three-year U.S. tour of a one-woman show she produced. In addition to writing satirical and witty verse, Cornelia was the author of eight plays, including The Pleasure of His Company (1958, with Samuel Taylor). She also wrote essays, but is perhaps best known for Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, a description of a European vacation she took with Emily Kimbrough. Both works were made into feature films (Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, 1944; The Pleasure of His Company, 1961) in which Cornelia appeared. Her film credits also include Kismet (1930). HELEN FLINT (1989-1967) was a stage and screen star who had notable credits throughout the 1930's, including appearances in Riffraff (1936), Black Legion (1937), Fury (1936) and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936). Originally from Chicago, Flint made her Broadway debut in 1921 in The Demi-Virgin (1921-1922), later becoming a prominent Broadway star, appearing in The Marriage Bed (1929), Melo (1931) and The House Beautiful (1931) among a dozen others. Theatre impresario JOHN GOLDEN (1874-1955) was famous for his many theatre productions throughout his 55 year career on Broadway. Making his debut in 1901 with Miss Prinnt (for which he was a composer), Golden acquired the Theatre Masque in 1937, renaming itThe John Golden Theatre. Popular for both its film and theatre productions, John Golden theatre has become an icon of mid-town New York City, featured in the films A Chorus Line (1985) and All About Eve (1950). The petite theatre, which only houses 800 seats, is the smallest theatre on Broadway. Toned and lightly creased. Corners rounded. Pin-sized holes in lower right corner and top margin. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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