Title: The Lambs Theatre Club "Flower Card for Joe ...
Publisher: New York City, New York
Publication Date: 1922
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Collectible-Fine
Two sheets (11 x 34 inch). The Lambs Theatre Club of New York city was founded in 1874 as a men's theatrical and dining club. Still in existence, in its history the club has had over 6,000 members (such as Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan and so on). The Lambs Club regularly put on "gambols", or elaborate shows, at its clubhouse or at nearby theatres and ballrooms. This very large 'flower card' is for Joe McCarthy (1885-1943), who is identified as a "Pro" (Producer) for a 1922 gambol. McCarthy was a member of the Lambs Club from 1922-1943. He was a lyricist of many popular songs in the early 1900s. For example: "You Made Me Love You, I didn't Want to Do It." He was a founding member of ASCAP (1914). The flower card is signed by many Lambs Club members, including John Golden, who lists himself as "Shepherd" (President). Most of the signatures can be identified as belonging to men in the professional theater (actors, playwrights, producers, music people). Some of the people signing the 'flower card' achieved much celebrity, such as the actor Ed Wynn and the band leader Fred Waring. The signatures on the card are listed below. About 20 of the signatures are not decipherable. using the New York Times directory of the Theater (1972), individuals are identified as actors (A); playwrights (Pl); producers (Pr); and music people (M) - composers, lyricists, and musicians. This material originally came from the estate auction of Joe McCarthy, at Glen Falls, New York. The signers are = [first page, first column] John Golden (Pr), Shepherd; Raymond Peck (M, Pl); Jerry Vogel; Louis Sano; Gene Buck; Ross Hertz (A); Ivan Miller (A); Joseph Helton; M.H. Weldon (A); _____?; William J. Kelly (A); Karl Stell (A); Charles Kennedy (A); Joseph R. Garry (A); Dan Randolph; Russ Brown (A); Bruce S. Reynolds (Pl); John Ravold (A); _____?; _____?; Joel Paseafeaw; Wyrley Birch (A); Alexis Rotov (A); Johnny Kane (A); Eddie Weber; Robert Toms (A); Chick Coker; A. Brown; Jack K. [first page, second column] William Gaxton (A); Jim Meighan (A); C.H. Martin (A); John Q. Howells; John Cherry (A); Fred Waring (M); _____?; James F. Kelly (A); Don Tomkins; Howard Herrick (Pl); Milo Boulton (A); _____?; Al Ochs (A); Ralph Riggs (A); Hal Ford (Pl); Harry R. Irving (A/Pr); Clyde Veaux (A); Ben Leffler; _____?; Charles Musconi; Walter Armin (A); J.C. Dunn (A); John B. McCauley (A); W.W. Littleworth; John Chamberlin; Ward Wilson (A); William Jourdan Rapp (Pl); Milton C. Herman (Pl); Joseph Downing (A); _____?; John H. Hundley (A); Hal Neiman (A); _____? John W. Bratton; Bruno Wick (A); Ralph W. Chambers (A); _____? [second page, first column] Jed Prouty (A); Fred R. Sweifel; Geo. E. Mack (A); Clarena Nordstrom (A); Ken Daigneau (A); George Leffler (Pr); Edward Fort (A); Julian Noa (A); William Adams (A); John Tuzrk (Pr); Geo. Edwards (M/Pl); C.H. Bowers (A); Joe Laurin Jr. (A); Owen Martin (A); _____?; Sam Schwartzman; Ross Chetwynd (A); Edwin Boothe; Lyster Chambers (A); John Boland (A); _____?; Sam Forrest (A/Pl); Oppenheimer; _____?; Harry Silvery; _____?; Ernest Cossart (A); _____?; _____?; Harry W. Allen (A); _____? [second page, second column] Ed Wynn (A); A.E. Morgan; Doyle; Charles Dow Clark (A); Richard Taber; Brandon Peters (A); Jay Jostyn (A); Frank Mandel (Pl/P); Fred Hillebrand (A); Joe Verdi (A); Victor Mosley; Harrison Broadbank; John McManus; Jack Buteri; Robert Griffith (A); George Buck; Maurice Lavigne (A); Edwin Burke (Pl/A); Stanly Harrison (A); Robert Breton (A); Fred Lewis; _____?; Don E. Hanlon (A); _____?; Phil Green (P); Ray Sinatra; Brandon Tynon (A); Reginald Mason (A); Nat Bernard; Frank McNellis (A); Franklyn Fox (A); Ray Kavanaugh (M); Ken Nichols; Joseph E. Shea (Pr); John McKee (A); Bernhard Benson. A good cross section of the New York theatre crowd. Bookseller Inventory # 12453
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