Criterion

[ Lillian Trimble Bradley, American playwright. ] Corrected Typescript of unpublished play 'Out Goes She [ originally 'One, Two, Three!' ] | A Comedy | In Three Acts'.

Author: 
Lillian Trimble Bradley (1879-1959), American playwright, the first woman stage director on Broadway and wife of George Broadhurst (1866-1952) [ Ernest Truex (1889-1973), American actor ]
Publication details: 
Without place [ New York City? ]. Undated [ circa 1928 ].
£420.00

135pp., 4to. Lacking last page or pages. Typescript on rectos only. Bound with string and metal stud. Aged and worn, with front cover (with typed label) and title-leaf detached. Original typed title 'ONE, TWO, THREE!', altered in manuscript to 'ONE! TWO! THREE! (under which it was registered for copyright in 1928), with final title in autograph 'OUT GOES SHE'. Manuscript emendations throughout in pen and pencil, including additional dialogue and several deletions.

Scrapbook containing a hundred tickets from twenty-seven London theatres of the 1920s, with illustrations of actors.

Author: 
R. J. Olive [London theatres of the 1920s; theatrical ephemera]
Publication details: 
London: for performances dating from between 1922 and 1927.
£95.00

On fifty-seven pages, in a notebook of forty leaves (eighty pages). Dimensions: 20 x 16 cm. In red card covers with 'THEATRES' in manuscript on front. Pages aged and ruckled, with a little damp staining at rear (not affecting any of the ephemera) and a small amount of loss to a corner of the rear cover, but in fair condition overall. The first page, signed 'R. J. Olive', with title 'London Theatres'.

one autograph card signed to Mrs [?] Horsley,

Author: 
Charles Wyndham
Publication details: 
"Sunday" [no date], with letterhead of the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly.
£12.00

English actor-manager (1837-1919), knighted in 1902. 2 pp, 12mo. "Dear Mrs Horsley / The state of the weather to-day precludes me from even trying to see you & to-night / I shall be happy to come tomorrow with Miss Moore [his wife the actress Mary Moore,1869-1931]".

one autograph letter signed to Arthur [?],

Author: 
Charles Wyndham
Publication details: 
24 June 1892, on the letterhead of the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly.
£15.00

English actor-manager (1837-1919), knighted in 1902. 3 pp, 8vo. An interesting letter in which he angles for some some royal patronage. "Dear Arthur / I am trying to arrange Agatha but there are difficulties - / I wonder whether Her Royal Highness is disengaged next Tuesday. We play a charming little piece on Tuesday afternoon about ¼ past 3 - which I am sure with her dramatic taste she will appreciate - It is a new comedietta called "Mrs Hilary regrets" [by Spenser Theyre Smith] that we played with great success at the Lyceum.

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