Lot 85 of 395:
Bill Robinson-signed program for The Cotton Club, 1936  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$240
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
The World Famous Cotton Club, program and dinner menu - signed by Bill Robinson

Author:
Robinson, Bill "Bojangles"

Place:
Cotton Club, NYC

Publisher:

Date:
1936

Description:

Program/dinner menu for The World Famous Cotton Club Presents Dan Healy's Cotton Club Parade, 27th Edition. Featuring Bill Robinson + Cab Calloway... [4] pp. With original color lithographed wrappers. 33x26 cm (13x10¼"). Front wrapper illustrated with nude people dancing joyously in the jungle, art by Julian Harrison (who also "conceived and decorated" the entire room). The rear wrapper is an advertisement for alcohol. Faint dampstain on lower edge of rear wrapper.

Signed on the color illustrated front wrapper, "To Anne Marie Thomas Best Wishes Bill Robinson." African American entertainer Bill Robinson (1878–1949), nicknamed “Bojangles,” was one of the best-known dancer-actors of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Also included in the lot is the program for: Michael Todd's Hot Mikado, starring Bill Robinson. [12] pp. With original wrappers illustrated in red, black and white. 30.5x22.5 cm (12x8¾"). Small spot on front wrapper nearly torn away.


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Condition:
Light edge wear to wrappers; very good.


 
Item number:
238327
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