[Broadside]: Nixon Theatre... Orson Welles and John Houseman ... Canada Lee in "Native Son" by Paul Green and Richard Wright

Pittsburgh: S. & S. Printing Co., October 20, 1941.

Price: $350.00

Unbound. Measuring 5" x 11". One horizontal fold, some modest age-toning and a tiny crease, near fine. Handbill for a play presented by Mercury Productions and directed by Orson Welles. Lists the cast and synopsis of scenes, along with the credits for the crew. Curiously one of the credits reads: "Most stage stars prefer Seagram's V. O. as do Canada Lee and the entire cast of 'Native Son'. It is used exclusively in the performance." The production, which had its debut on March 24, 1941, was a spectacular hit for both Welles and Lee, whom *The New York Times* called "the greatest Negro actor of his era and one of the finest actors in the country." The play was at a later date filmed twice.

Item #383753

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[Broadside]: Nixon Theatre... Orson Welles and John Houseman ... Canada Lee in "Native Son" by Paul Green and Richard Wright. Richard WRIGHT.