Bellows Falls, Vt. . Broadside, 12 x 5.75 inches. Printed on grey paper. Old folds, formerly mounted in an album with remnant of mount attached to top of broadside. Contemporary manuscript date notation at bottom. Very good. Item #648
Broadside advertising a performance of the play “A Night in Chinatown” starring the “clever little commedienne [sic] Dot Karroll.” Karroll (1869-1961) was a vaudeville performer and actress who toured for twenty-five years starting at the age of six. She transitioned to films later in her career. The play advertised here was set in New York City’s Chinatown, starring Dot Karroll as Mamie Brennan, “a bowery news girl.” Other players included Guy E. Kibbe as “Moy Kee, chief of Highbinders”; Tom Moya as “Li Foo, his assistant”; Charles Bell, H.J. Herbert, and Fred Green as “Antonio Gonzales, Moy Kee’s partner.” The play was to be followed by “High Class Vaudeville Acts” including The Great Jordan doing impersonations and Will Adams “in wooden shoes.” A manuscript note indicates a date of June 1908. We locate no copies in OCLC.