First Villager side from Johnny Johnson by Paul Green

[Los Angeles]: Federal Theatre Project - Division of Works Progress Administration, [1937]. [3p.] printed recto-only, mimeograph, 9x5.75 inches oblong in stapled wraps. Plain printed cover is worn and browned and bears several holograph and typewritten captions.

In musical comedies and plays with very large casts, "sides" are printed for the various actors in place of full scripts. A side usually contains only the cue lines for the actor and that actor's lines. This side is for the First Villager in Paul Green's play "Johnny Johnson" and is from the Los Angeles production. It is actor Lillian Sidery's copy with her name and address written in pencil on the front cover with blocking and character notes written in the same hand throughout. Sidery was considered a "fellow traveller" at the time of this production. She apparently joined the CP in 1938. She is named in papers relating to Un-American activities in California.

Cat.No: 137738

Price: $75.00