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Photographs, Clippings, Letters of Players

Higginson, A. Henry

Published by 1896-1904, 1896
Condition: Good Hardcover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Four scrapbooks, dedicated to the careers of serveral actors, the principal one being Julia Marlowe [Taber] (1865-1950), who was one of the most highly regarded Shakespearean and dramatic actress of the day, and Robert Taber, her husband and also a major actor. One of the albums concentrates on Edward Hugh Sottison, (1859-1933), a leading Shakespearean actor who often partnered with Marlowe. A third album covers Cleo de Merode, a French dancer, and the theatrical actresses Maxine Elliot and Julia Arthur, with a little on Sir Beerbohm Tree. Higginson (1834 - 1919) was a well-known financier and cultural leader in Boston. He was a major benefactor of Harvard University, underwriting much of the construction of Soldier's Field and the Harvard Union, among other things, and he was a founder of the Boston SymphonyOrchestra and its head for many years. He is also known to have been a friend of Julia Marlowe. It is not known whether the friendship was more than platonic, but certainly these albums are testament to more than a casual interest in the career of Marlowe. Besides many head shots of the actress in various roles, the albums include photographs, some scarce, of scenes from some of the plays. We know that the albums are not the entirety of Higginson's compilations, since we have ones numbered I, IIII, V, VI. The albums are oblong, 40 by 28 cm each. Bookseller Inventory # 003048

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Title: Photographs, Clippings, Letters of Players

Publisher: 1896-1904

Publication Date: 1896

Binding: Leather Bound

Book Condition: Good

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