Lot 343: 1938 Rare Negro Actors Guild Program

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Lot 343: Author: N/A; Title: N.A.G. [Negro Actors Guild] / Souvenir Program, Dec. 11, 1938, 46th St.Theatre; Place Published: New York; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1938; Description: Original pictorial wrappers (covers detached but present), front cover African-style illustration signed "ESC". Approx. 44 unnumbered pages, mostly congratulatory ads.Newly-formed during the Depression when no Black actor or actress had as yet become a Hollywood star, the group boasted among its officers Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, with "Honorary Life Memberships" presented to Marian Anderson, Ethel Waters - and, curiously, boxer Joe Louis and white performers Eddie Cantor and Tyrone Power. Complete description available. Please contact pba@pbagalleries.com for more information. Condition: Covers worn, discolored and detached, otherwise Fair to Good PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $200-300
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