The Amen Corner:; A New Play. World Premiere March Forth [sic] 1964. Souvenir Program. James Baldwin.

The Amen Corner:; A New Play. World Premiere March Forth [sic] 1964. Souvenir Program.

Los Angeles: Theatre of Being Workshop, 1964. First edition. 4to, unpag.; pictorial wrappers, stapled. Faint smudge to front cover; fine. Item #205406

Original program from the first production of Baldwin's play at the Robertson Playhouse in Los Angeles, a full year before it opened on Broadway. The play was produced and directed by Frank Silvera, an important African-American actor/director who was among the first to push back against Hollywood's restrictions on opportunities for black actors. The program includes biographies and photos of Baldwin and Silvera, as well as cast and crew members. Photography was by Al Abis, Haskell Wexler, and Cliff Hall. Only two copies recorded in OCLC.

Price: $125.00

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