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Purlie (Original Sam Norkin illustration of Robert Guillaume, Patti Jo, and Art Wallace in the 1972 revival of the musical play)

Purlie (Original Sam Norkin illustration of Robert Guillaume, Patti Jo, and Art Wallace in the 1972 revival of the musical play)

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Purlie (Original Sam Norkin illustration of Robert Guillaume, Patti Jo, and Art Wallace in the 1972 revival of the musical play)

by Sam Norkin (illustrator); Robert Guillaume, Patti Jo, Art Wallace (subjects); Ossie Davis, Philip Rose, Peter Udell (book); Gary Geld (music); Peter Udell (lyrics)

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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Original Sam Norkin pen and ink illustration of Robert Guillaume, Patti Jo, and Art Wallace in the 1972 revival of the musical play, circa 1972. The revival of the play premiered on December 27, 1972 at the Billy Rose Theatre and played for 14 performances, closing early on January 7, 1973.

Sam Norkin was a New York illustrator who specialized in caricatures of theater, opera, ballet, and film celebrities for more than seven decades. His work appeared in Variety, Backstage, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe, among many other publications.

Based on the 1961 play "Purlie Victorious" by Ozzie Davis. Preacher Purlie Victorius Judson (Guillaume) returns to a Jim Crow Georgia to save Big Bethel church and emancipate the cotton pickers from Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee's (Art Wallace) plantation.

21.25 x 23.25 inches. Pen, Ink, gouache, and half-tone collage on artist board. Strong Very Good plus, with bumping and chipping to corners, and a modest crease to the bottom right corner, image clean and unaffected.

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Title
Purlie (Original Sam Norkin illustration of Robert Guillaume, Patti Jo, and Art Wallace in the 1972 revival of the musical play)
Author
Sam Norkin (illustrator); Robert Guillaume, Patti Jo, Art Wallace (subjects); Ossie Davis, Philip Rose, Peter Udell (book); Gary Geld (music); Peter Udell (lyrics)
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Date Published
1972
Keywords
Original Artwork | Artists | Musical | Civil Rights Movement | African American Interest
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