Item #282693 Typed Letter Signed. William A. BRADY, 1863 - 1950.

Typed Letter Signed


Very scarce and important T.L.S. on personal letterhead William A. Brady, The Playhouse Theatre, West 48th Street, New York, August 6th 1928. Written to the editor of Theatre Magazine, giving his opinion on the new phenomena called "Talkies", in part: ..."In some ways "Talkies" will effect the business of the legitimate drama in other ways Talkies will be helpful to the Theatre. Sound and dialogue in the high spots of the pictures are here to stay. The great stars, in time, will appear in both and benefit both thereby. The coming of the "Talkies" means the increase of interest in the spoken drama throughout the country. Just as radio and the phonograph created new personalities that the public became anxious to see in person, so will the "Talkies" stimulate the interest of the public to the finer artists of the American stage..." Minor fraying at the right-hand margin otherwise in very good condition.

American Theatre producer and boxing promoter who is credited with casting an unknown actor named James J. Jeffries in the stage production of After Dark, and later introduced him into the boxing circuit, where he would become the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World. He was able to repeat the formula with James J. Corbett. Brady lost his fortune during the stock market crash of 1929.

Binding: Unbound
Condition: Very Good
Language: English

Price: $400.00

Item #282693

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