Quarto. Original publisher's blue wrappers printed in dark blue. [i] (title), [i] (blank), [i] (named cast list), [i] (blank),  (setting),  (blank),  (contents),  (blank), 5-172 pp.With advertisements for the vocal scores of Oklahoma, Carousel, Allegro, and South Pacific to verso of lower wrapper.Wrappers slightly worn; soiled at outer margins; small tear to upper; minor loss to lower outer corner. First Edition of the complete work. Fuld p. 54. "[South Pacific] premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances. Rodgers and Hammerstein believed they could write a musical based on Michener's work that would be financially successful and, at the same time, would send a strong progressive message on racism. The original Broadway production enjoyed immense critical and box-office success, became the second-longest running Broadway musical to that point (behind Rodgers and Hammerstein's earlier Oklahoma! (1943)), and has remained popular ever since. After they signed Ezio Pinza and Mary Martin as the leads, Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote several of the songs with the particular talents of their stars in mind. Several of its songs, including "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Happy Talk", "Younger Than Springtime", and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy", have become popular standards. The production won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Libretto, and it is the only musical production to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories." Wikipedia. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: South Pacific. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein ...
Publisher: Chappell [PN 757-]
Publication Date: 1949
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