[Scrapbook of Tobacco road ephemera]. ca. 1934-ca. 1955.


[Scrapbook of Tobacco road ephemera]. ca. 1934-ca. 1955.

Containing mounted newspaper and magazine clippings, inscribed and signed portraits of the various actors who were part of the play's long Broadway run at the Forrest Theatre (i.e., Henry Hull, James Barton, James Bell, Sam Byrd, Ruth Hunter, Will Geer), stills, and several pieces of correspondence between Mr. Francis L. DeVallant and the actors and press representatives.

[80] p. : ill. (some col.), photos ; 38 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 7589566

Indiana University

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