Pictured for sale are two vintage pieces of entertainment that include a Show Boat Revue Souvenir Program and an Aqua Follies of 1952 Souvenir Program. Below is a description of each Program and its condition:
The first souvenir program featured is the Fourth Edition Souvenir Program of the Bobby Sanford Show Boat Revue, Season 1935, aboard the "Buccaneer" with an all star cast and Meyer Davis' Showboat Orchestra in association with Hudson River Day Line. The first show took place on the Hudson river in June of 1932 and became an instant hit. The boat was a cargo ship used during WWI and later was featured in a movie called the Buccaneer starring Douglas Fairbanks thus the boat was then named the Buccaneer. The show featured Bobby Sanford's Beautiful Girls as they preformed in 17 different magical routines. The cast included Edith Murray, Charles Kemper, Jack & June Blair, Murray Parker, Three Dodge Brothers, Crane Sisters, Nat & Pat Nemo, and a full orchestra. The program measures 8 3/8" wide x 11 7/8" long. It has 20 pages with black and white pictures of the stars of the show along some great vintage ads.
**Condition of Show Boat Revue Program: The front and back covers are in good condition, very clean and bright. The inside pages are in very good condition, very clean and bright. There is light wear to the spine, light surface wear to the front and back covers, small crease mark at the top and bottom right front corners, a ¼" tear along the right edge of the front cover, and minor wear along all the outer edges. There is a ¼" tear along the right edge of the first two inside pages.
The second souvenir program is the Greater Seattle, Inc., Aqua Follies of 1952, July 31 thru August 13, Official Publication, $.25. The Aqua Theatre was located on Green Lake in Seattle, Washington. The program measures 7¾" wide x 11 7/8" long and has 24 pages with black and white photos of the 27 Aqua Darlings, the 12 male Aqua entertainers, and the 26 Aqua Dears. The show had 11 different acts which performed in front of thousands of fans throughout the season. Also found inside are numerous vintage ads you'll find quite neat.
**Condition of Aqua Follies of 1952 Program: The front and back covers are in good condition, very clean and bright. The inside pages are in very good condition, very clean and bright. There is a ½" tear at the bottom edge of the front cover, minor wear along the spine, and very minor bumps at all the corners.
Both of these Souvenir Programs would be a nice addition to any Vintage Program Collection.
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