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I'm currently listing a large number of playbills from out-of-town tryouts prior to the Broadway runs. Many are from early performances when revisions were common and include song titles that were cut before opening in New York. (See cut songs below.) .... This is a rare broadside (single page playbill) from the Pre-Broadway tryout of the FRANK LOESSER musical comedy hit "GUYS and DOLLS" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (The production would open November 24th, 1950 at the Forty-Sixth Street Theatre in New York City and run for 1194 performances.) The Tony Award winning "Best Musical" starred ROBERT ALDA, VIVIAN BLAINE and SAM LEVENE and featured ISABEL BIGLEY, PAT ROONEY, Sr., STUBBY KAYE, B. S. PULLY, TOM PEDI, JOHNNY SILVER, PAUL REED and NETTA PACKER CREDITS: Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER ("Guys and Dolls", "Where's Charley?", "The Most Happy Fella", "Greenwillow", "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"); Book by JO SWERLING and ABE BURROWS based on a story and characters by DAMON RUNYON; Sets designed by JO MIELZINER; Costumes designed by ALVIN COLT; Dances and Musical Numbers staged by MICHAEL KIDD; Musical Direction by IRVING ACTMAN; Directed by GEORGE S. KAUFMAN; Produced by FEUER and MARTIN DETAILS: The single page, two-sided playbill measures 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" inches and includes full production credits, cast list, synopsis of scenes and list of musical numbers, but no cast photos or bios ..... CUT SONGS: The list of musical numbers includes "Traveling Light" and "Three Cornered Tune" which were cut out-of-town ..... CONDITION: With the exception of heavy creasing and minor edge wear, this playbill is in excellent condition and will make a wonderful addition to the collection of any musical theatre aficionado or historian.
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This is a rare promotional pinback from the Original Broadway production of the FRANK LOESSER musical comedy hit "GUYS and DOLLS" which played the Forty-Sixth Street Theatre in New York City. (The production opened November 24th, 1950 and ran for 1194 performances.) ..... The Tony Award winning "Best Musical" starred ROBERT ALDA, VIVIAN BLAINE, SAM LEVENE, ISABEL BIGLEY and PAT ROONEY, Sr. and featured STUBBY KAYE, B. S. PULLY, TOM PEDI, JOHNNY SILVER, PAUL REED and NETTA PACKER ..... CREDITS: Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER ("Where's Charley?", "The Most Happy Fella", "Greenwillow", "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"); Book by JO SWERLING and ABE BURROWS based on a story and characters by DAMON RUNYON; Sets designed by JO MIELZINER; Costumes designed by ALVIN COLT; Dances and Musical Numbers staged by MICHAEL KIDD; Musical Direction by IRVING ACTMAN; Directed by GEORGE S. KAUFMAN; Produced by FEUER and MARTIN ..... DETAILS: This rare pinback measures 1 1/4" inches in diameter ..... CONDITION: With the exception of light marks on the back side, this rare pinback is in excellent condition and will make a wonderful addition to the collection of any musical theatre aficionado or historian. This item will be carefully packaged in a protective, carded sleeve and backed by stiff cardboard.

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Tuesday's Overlooked Films: The Killers Starring Burt Lancaster

This 1946 film noir classic is hardly a forgotten movie, but I saw it for the first time, and liked it fine. It stars Burt Lancaster in his movie debut, the drop-dead gorgeous Ava Gardner, and Edmond O'Brien. William Conrad plays one of the killers sent to blow away Ole "The Swede" Andreson (Lancaster). From what I remember of the famous Ernest Hemingway short story, the movie provides the back story of what may have transpired before the execution takes place. Life insurance investigator Jim Reardon (O'Brien) draws the assignment to investigate the murder since Ole took out a $2,500 insurance policy. Reardon gets an able assist from an old neighborhood pal of Ole's, Police Lieutenant Sam Lubinsky played by the droll Sam Levene. Ava Gardner plays the femme fatale Kitty Collins who Ole has the misfortune to fall deeply in love with enough to take a three-year prison rap for her. Lancaster played his role rather understated while O'Brien did a solid job playing the persistent, tough-nosed insurance detective. The narration is told through an interesting series of flashbacks, and the plot is complicated by crosses and double crosses. The Killers is a quite enjoyable movie and worth seeing for a second time. Source: Cracked Rearview Mirror Blog

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  • 34 Years Ago: Public Image Ltd + A Riot at the Ritz

    05/15/15 ,via Diffuser.fm

    The fellow drumming with PiL that night was a session drummer named Sam Ulamo, whom Carballo said they'd met in a bar (Levene said he met Ulamo in a Sam Ash music store). Wherever they met Ulamo, Levene paid him up front in cash “on the spot.”.

  • New Holstein's Kaiser has near no-hitter

    05/15/15 ,via The Sheboygan Press

    No. 2: Garitt Pritzl (DP) def. Sam Hopp, 6-1, 6-1. No. 3: Avinach Murthy (SN) def. Blaise Wentz, 6-4, 6-7, 7-6. No. 4: Dominic Carter (DP) def. Lij Thao, 6-4. 6-1. Doubles: No. 1: Alex Vandenberg/Connor Savolt (DP) def. Jackson Lor/Kyle Yedica, 6-0, 6

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Recipes

  • Sam's Famous Carrot Cake

    baking soda, buttermilk, carrot, cinnamon, eggs, flaked coconut, flour, raisins, salt, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, walnut, sugar

Books

  • The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals

    Rowman & Littlefield. 2014. ISBN: 9781442230729,144223072X. 622 pages.

    While the 1960s may have been a decade of significant upheaval in America, it was also one of the richest periods in musical theatre history. Shows produced on Broadway during this time include such classics as Bye, Bye Birdie; Cabaret; Camelot; Hello Dolly!; Fiddler on the Roof; How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying; Oliver!; and Man of La Mancha. Performers such as Dick Van Dyke, Anthony Newley, Jerry Orbach, and Barbara Streisand made their marks, and other talents—such as Bob Fosse, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Jerome Robbins, and Stephen Sondheim—also contributed to shows. In The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines every musical and revue that opened on Broadway during the 1960s. In addition to providing details on every hit and flop, Dietz includes revivals and one-man and one-woman shows that centered on stars like Jack Benny, Maurice Chevalier, Marlene Dietrich, Danny Kaye, Yves Montand, and Lena Horne. Each entry consists of: Opening and closing dates Plot summaries Cast members Number of performances Names of all important personnel, including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors Musical numbers and the names of performers who introduced the songs Production data, including information about tryouts Source material Critical commentary Tony awards and nominations Details about London and other foreign productions In addition to entries for each production, the book offers numerous appendixes: a discography, film and television versions, published scripts, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and lists of productions by the New York City Center Light Opera Company, the New York City Opera Company, and the Music Theatre of Lincoln Center. A treasure trove of information, this significant resource will be of use to scholars, historians, and casual fans of one of the greatest decades in musical theatre history.

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  • 34 Years Ago: Public Image Ltd + A Riot at the Ritz

    05/15/15 ,via diffuser.fm

    The fellow drumming with PiL that night was a session drummer named Sam Ulamo, whom Carballo said they’d met in a bar (Levene said he met Ulamo in a Sam Ash music store). Wherever they met Ulamo, Levene paid him up front in cash “on the spot.”

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Sam Levene - IMDb

Sam Levene was the actor who originated "craps-shooter extraordinaire" Nathan Detroit in the seminal American musical "Guys and Dolls" on the Great White Way in the ...

Sam Levene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sam Levene (August 28, 1905 – December 28, 1980) was an American Broadway and film actor. He made his Broadway debut in 1927 with five lines in a play titled Wall ...

Sam Levene - Biography - IMDb

Sam Levene was the actor who originated "craps-shooter extraordinaire" Nathan Detroit in the seminal American musical "Guys and Dolls" on the Great White Way in the ...

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