Poster for Miss Billie Burke in "Jerry"
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."
Image ID: 89907
Creation Date: 1914
Creator Name: Strobridge Lithographic Company
Collection Name: WCFTR Posters
Original Format Type: prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number: 4.1.0004
Original Dimensions: 54 cm by 90 cm
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"  and "Dinner at Eight" ).
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