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    LOUISE BEAVERS AUTOGRAPH AND PRODUCTION STILLS..

    Please note: Autographs from the Leonard Finger collection have not been autenticated by Spence/Grad but we believe these autographs to be as stated.

    Includes Autograph Portrait Signed LOUISE BEAVERS (trimmed 1/4" at bottom, else a fine portrait) together with two 11 x 14" sepia production stills of Beaver in "Chitlin" which ran on the T.O.B.A. Circuit in the 1920s (edge faults, but rare images). The Theatre Owner’s Booking Association (T.O.B.A. or Toby) was a circuit organized to book Black performers into second- tier vaudeville houses, since most were banned from the major theatres. It was derisively called "Tough on Black Artists" because of the low pay, sub-standard theatres, and demeaning conditions the players were subjected to. Sold together with a fine Autograph Portrait Signed JULES BLEDSOE, 11 x 14" with inscription to Hazel Green "The Invincible Personality" (Bledsoe was an original cast member of "Showboat").


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2003
    9th Tuesday
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