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Theater Memorabilia

Even after the curtain closes and the magic of a theatrical performance begins to fade, theater memorabilia has the power to keep the spirit of the stage alive. From grand debuts to memorable revivals, theater posters and playbills chronicle important theatrical moments for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

The association between theater performances and posters promoting them can be traced to the Middle Ages, when members of theatrical troupes would parade around town either sporting a banner or verbally announcing an upcoming show. This tradition grew in scope over the subsequent years, with placards and playbills announcing approaching performances incorporating increasingly-catchy prose and images.

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BRITISH THEATER NOTABLES LOT

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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BRITISH THEATER NOTABLES LOT

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Restored Ford's Theatre program 1968, LBJ

May 24, 2017, 7:30 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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Haverly?s Theatre Program. Herrmann, Alexander and Adelaide.

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Shubert-Majestic Theatre Program. Houdini, Harry (Ehrich Weiss).

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Majestic Theatre Program. Houdini, Harry (Ehrich Weiss).

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Columbia Theater Program. Houdini, Harry (Ehrich Weiss).

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Victoria Theatre Program. Houdini, Harry (Ehrich Weiss).

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Providence Opera House Program. Houdini, Harry (Ehrich Weiss).

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Shubert Princess Theatre Program. Houdini, Harry (Ehrich Weiss).

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Soirees Fantastiques Tour Handbill. Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugene.

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Theatre Robert-Houdin Entrance Ticket.

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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