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National Lampoon "That's Not Funny, That's Sick!" (Original program for the 1978 music and comedy road show)

by Jerry Adler (director); Chris Guest, Tony Hendra, Sean Kelly, Doug Kenney, David Axelrod, et al. (script, lyrics, and music); Roger Bumpass, Sarah Durkee, Lorraine Lazarus, Andrew Moses (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1978
Item Price
$225.00

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New York: Headliners Talent Agency, 1978. Vintage program for the 1978 National Lampoon music and comedy roadshow. Six page, gate fold program, with show credits on verso of first leaf and recto of second, recto and verso of third leaf is a two page add for their forthcoming film "Animal House" (the verso being a full color photo of… Read more
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$225.00
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R.U.R. [Rossum's Universal Robots] (Original playbill for the 1942 Broadway revival)

by Karel Capek (playwright); Albert Hirschfeld (illustrator); Lee Strasberg (director); Paul Selver (translator); Hugo Haas, Edith Atwater, Louis Hector (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1942
Item Price
$375.00

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New York: Playbill, 1942. Vintage playbill for the 1942 Broadway play. Front wrapper illustration by Albert Hirschfeld, SIGNED by Hirschfeld in holograph ink to the front wrapper on the bottom right corner. The first fictional work to introduce the word "robot" and expand on the concept, originally performed in Czech at the Prague National Theatre in 1921.… Read more
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$375.00
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Journey's End (Original advertising flyer for the 1929 play)

by James Whale (director, set design); Gilbert Miller (producer); Maurice Browne (producer); R.C. Sherriff (playwright); Colin Keith-Johnston, Leon Quartermaine Osborne (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1929
Item Price
$625.00

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New York: Henry Miller's Theatre, 1929. Original flyer for the 1929 play "Journey's End," which premiered at Henry Miller's Theatre on Broadway on March 22, 1929 and closed on May 17, 1930, for a total of 485 performances. The first US production of the play after its smash hit at at the Apollo Theatre in London, which… Read more
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$625.00
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Papa: A Play Based on the Legendary Lives of Ernest Hemingway (Original Playbill for the One-Man, Off-Broadway Play)

by [Hemingway, Ernest] John de Groot (playwright); Philip M. Church (director); Kent Barton (illustrations); William Hindman (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1987
Item Price
$75.00

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Miami Beach, FL: The Colony Theater, 1987. Original playbill for playwright John de Groot's 1987 one-man play, "Papa," based on the writings of Ernest Hemingway. The play premiered at the Colony Theater in 1987 in Southern Florida, and starred William Hindman, a veteran Miami-based actor, as Hemingway. Set in the 1950s in Hemingway's home in… Read more
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$75.00
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Can-Can (Original souvenir play program)

by Abe Burrows (director); Cole Porter (composer); Michael Kidd (choreographer); Rita Dimitri, John Tyers, George S. Irving, Ronnie Cunningham (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1955
Item Price
$35.00

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New York: Shubert Theatre, 1955. Original souvenir play program for the 1953 musical "Can-Can" composed by Cole Porter. This program likely from the mid-1950s touring company production of the play, starring Rita Dimitri, John Tyers, and Ronnie Cunningham. A self righteous judge threatens to shut down a Can-Can dance hall, but finds more trouble than he expected… Read more
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