Mar 25, 2021 - Sale 2562

Sale 2562 - Lot 268

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(LITERATURE.) Langston Hughes. His inscription on a program for a musical production of "Just a Little Simple." Double-sided flier, 9 x 6 inches, with mailing folds; inscribed in lower margin "I think you'd like this Simple--sort of Chaplinesque and touching. Langston." New York, 18 September [1950]

Additional Details

This theatrical adaptation of Hughes's "Simple" stories was written by Alice Childress and produced by the Committee for the Negro in the Arts. Its debut at Harlem's Club Baron was on 18 September, and it was scheduled for a 3-week run. We now know: Langston Hughes approved.