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    Sale 2349 | Lot 266
    Price Realized: $100With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2349 Lot 266

      GOREY, EDWARD. POSTERS. Cape Playhouse 60 Anniversary Season. Poster in yellow, black, and white, of a couple atop the numbers, toasting glasses. 556x425 mm; 21 3/4x16 3/4 inches, numbered 305/500 and signed by gorey, in silver ink, lower margin. Np, 1987

      Estimate $150 - 250

      Gorey was a prolific contributor to community theatres on Cape Cod, continuing a direction that began when he worked with the Poet's Theatre at Harvard. Considered America's Oldest Professional Summer Theatre, the opening performance of the Cape Playhouse was July 4, 1927; the play was The Guardsman, starring Basil Rathbone. Among those who made their professional stage debuts at the Cape Playhouse include Bette Davis (who first worked as an usher), Gregory Peck, Gertrude Lawrence, Lana Turner, Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Tallulah Bankhead, Helen Hayes, Julie Harris, and Paulette Goddard.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $100