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Title Pioneer western playbills / [edited by Frank L. Fenton]

Published [San Francisco] : [Book Club of California], [1951]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 12 folders : facsimiles ; 26 cm. in slipcase.
Series Series of Keepsakes / Book Club of California ; 1951.
Keepsake series (Book Club of California) ; 1951.
Notes Twelve facsimiles of early western theatre programs inserted in folders.
Limited edition of 850 copies, printed by Alfred and laawton Kennedy at the Westgate Press.
Contents no. 1. A performance of Camille with Julia Dean Hayne / Frank L. Fenton -- no. 2. A performance of Mazeppa with Adah Isaacs Menken / Ruth Comfort Mitchell -- no. 3. Grand opening of the California Theater, San Francisco, January 18, 1869 / Oscar Lewis -- no. 4. Appearance of Lotta in Little Nell and the marchioness / Donald C. Biggs -- no. 5. Appearance of Laura Keene in London assurance / Eleanor McClatchy -- no. 6. A performance of As you like it with Annette Ince and Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. / Margery Bailey.
no. 7. A performance at Topliffe's Theater, Virginia City, Nevada, September 22, 1862 / William C. Miller -- no. 8. First American performance of La boheme at the "New" Los Angeles Theater, Los Angeles, October, 1897 / Howard Swan -- no. 9. First dramatic presentation in San Francisco, The wife, a tale of Mantua / Robert O'Brien -- no. 10. First performance on the Pacific coast of H.M.S. Pinafore with Alice Oates / Reginald Allen -- no. 11. Farewell complimentary testimonial to Stephen Massett "Jeems Pipes, of Pipesville" / Innis Bromfield -- no. 12. Appearance of Lola Montez at the American Theater, San Francisco, June 2, 1853 / Robert Hunt.
Other author Fenton, Frank L.
Kennedy, Lawton, 1900-1980.
Westgate Press.
Subject Theater programs -- Pacific Coast (North America)
Playbills -- Pacific Coast (North America)
Printed ephemera -- Pacific Coast (North America)
Artists and theater -- Pacific Coast (North America)
Theater -- Pacific Coast (North America) -- History -- 19th century.
Local author Book Club of California. Publisher.