1920's Broadway Theatre and Dance Scrapbook - Thelma Carlton

Scrapbook - Broadway/Theatre/Dance)

Used Condition: Good Hardcover
From Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A. (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since July 15, 2002

Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 150.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Unusual 1920s, -30s SCRAPBOOK devoted to Thelma Carlton, an actor and dancer who, amongst other things, executed one helluva hula. Fourteen black leaves (20 cm x 14 cm), tied with ribbon -- a bit chipped along the edges, covers absent, last page coming loose. Each page is covered, recto and verso, with newspaper clippings, images, and ads devoted to Thelma Carlton. (Many items are underlined to emphasize the parts specific to Carlton, and there is a small photograph of her name in lights over the Club Orlando, which leads one to wonder if the scrapbook belonged to a loved one of Carlton's, Carlton herself, or a really devoted fan). Carlton got her start with a traveling Shakespeare company, and within a decade became a star of burlesque and a featured dancer at the Palais Royal in New York, as well as other hits both on an off Broadway -- including "Frivolities" (44th Street Theater, 1920), Nora Bayes' "Her Family Tree" (Schubert Theater, 1921), and "Artists and Models" (Winter Garden Theater, 1925). The reviews collected here invariably remark on her skill, versatility, and loveliness -- and few can refrain from commenting on her "ravishing" hula and other exotic numbers. While the scrapbook was not created by the tidiest of hands (as the crooked cuts and occasional splotches of glue will attest), it's a compelling tribute, with wonderful images of costumes of the era. Bookseller Inventory # 6387

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: 1920's Broadway Theatre and Dance Scrapbook ...

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Please reserve books by email or by phone. All items subject to prior
sale. NYS residents must include 8.875% sales tax. We accept checks,
money orders, online payment through paypal. Full refund within 15 days
provided book is returned in same condition as sent.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order