Coming Soon! / Funniest Show on Earth / the / Original / [photographic portrait of the owner, 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 inches] / Chas. Collier, Owner / Silas Green / from / New Orleans [complete text of front panel].

New Orleans, LA: Charles Collier, nd [ca.1940]. Advertisement. 4to. (3) pp., title leaf as described above, double-page illustrated advertisement for five acts in the show, and illustrated advertising for Cookie Howard, "The Girl Contortionist" on the rear page. An African-American owned and operated variety tent show that performed mostly in the South, Silas Green from New Orleans featured Bessie Smith in the 1920s; Collier gained full ownership in the mid-1930s and ran the show until the mid-1950s. Very good. Folded (short tears into margins). (#5546). Item #58843

Price: $200.00

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