SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO OF ZASU PITTS in "HER FIRST MURDER" with PROGRAM 1943
SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO OF ZASU PITTS in "HER FIRST MURDER" with PROGRAM 1943

SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO OF ZASU PITTS in "HER FIRST MURDER" with PROGRAM 1943

This show was on it's "Prior to Broadway" run, but it apparently never made it to the Great White Way. This was Miss Pitts' first stage role, and she did star in two other shows that made it to Broadway, "Ramshckle Inn" which enjoyed some moderate success with a 6-month run in 1944, and "The Bat" which closed after 23 performances in 1953. The problem appeared to have been the choice of material rather than the performers. Condition of the photo is Good, with a sharp, bright image, but some fading to the ink. Condition of the program is Good, with folds and wear.
Schellhase's Restaurant in Baltimore MD, owned by C H Otto Schellhase and Frieda Schellhase, operated from 1924 to 1980 and is "remembered for its heavy draperies and even heavier food." H.L. Mencken made it famous as the meeting place for his Saturday Night club. Mencken's influence led many in the world of the arts to gather there. Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullivan were married in Baltimore in 1931 and had their reception at Schellhase's. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ate there every night while touring in "The Taming of the Shrew." The walls of Schellhase's gave testimony to its popularity with theatre types, being covered in signed photos of the many Broadway and Hollywood performers who stopped there in the 1930s, '40s, '50s and into the 1960s.

-Shelved in Schellhase binder [consignment].

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Price: $75