The Potters: An American Comedy

McEvoy, J.P.

Published by The Reilly & Lee Co. (c.1924), Chicago, 1924
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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[good solid copy, slight bumping to a couple of corners, faint dust-soiling to top edge; jacket soiled but not excessively so, slight raggedness along bottom edge, small red smudge on front flap, a couple of tiny tears, some old internal tape-repair to verso of jacket, but with no detectable bleed-through]. (nine B&W photographs) Published text of the hit play by this noted American humorist, largely forgotten today, whose somewhat acidic take on middle-class American strivers had originated as a Sunday newspaper feature (drawn by John H. Striebel, who also did the jacket illustration) in the Chicago Tribune circa 1920. (The two later collaborated on the more famous and long-running strip "Dixie Dugan.") The Broadway version followed in late 1923, and its success led to a collaboration between McEvoy and another great American native humorist, W.C. Fields. Fields, having recently scored his own stage success in "Poppy," had already begun to turn his attention to his nascent movie career, but even though he already had one foot out the door at the Ziegfeld Follies, where he had been a headliner since 1915, he got together with McEvoy (under Ziegfeld's aegis) to write a funnies-inspired revue called "The Comic Supplement." The result, in 1925, was a rather resounding flop, but did no permanent damage to either man's career, and things came full circle when Paramount decided to make a film of "The Potters" in 1927 and cast Fields in the role of Pa Potter (played in the original production by Donald Meek). [This item is featured in ReadInk's E-Catalog 3.1, which can be perused in full at our website. (Not everything in that catalog is listed on whatever site you're seeing this.)] NOISBN. Bookseller Inventory # 14204

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Title: The Potters: An American Comedy

Publisher: The Reilly & Lee Co. (c.1924), Chicago

Publication Date: 1924

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj) John H. Striebel

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good dj

Edition: First Edition.

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