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Poster for Miss Billie Burke in "Jerry"

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DESCRIPTION

Color lithograph poster. The top banner reads "Charles Frohman presents." The image shows Burke in profile, underneath which runs the caption "Miss Billie Burke/In the new comedy/Jerry/By Catherine Chisholm Cushing."

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 89907

Creation Date: 1914 

Creator Name: Strobridge Lithographic Company

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Collection Name: WCFTR Posters

Genre: Poster

Original Format Type: prints, photomechanical

Original Format Number: 4.1.0004

Original Dimensions: 54 cm by 90 cm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The play was commissioned by Frohman after Burke's "Land of Promise" failed early in the year. It fared little better, lasting only 41 performances. Burke, the wife of Florenz Ziegfeld, would of course find fame mostly as a film actress, most notably as the "good witch" Glinda in "The Wizard of Oz." But she did several important films with George Cukor as well ("A Bill of Divorcement" [1932] and "Dinner at Eight" [1933]).

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Actresses

Arts

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Posters

Theaters

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This image is issued by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. For further information, contact WCFTR. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Center. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied for resale or distribution as a photoprint, used as agency stock, or used in any other enterprise. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member. The user is responsible for all issues of copyright.

Please Credit: Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research

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Location: Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin


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