The text reads: "I'm tendin' bar one time down in the lower East Side in New York. A tough paloma come in there by the name of Chicago Molly. I cautioned her, 'None of your picadilloes in here!' There was some hot lunch on the bar, comprised of succatash, Philadelphia cream cheese and asparagus with mayonnaise. She dips her mitt down into this moulage. I'm yawning at the time, and she hits me right in the mouth with it. I jumps over the bar! I knock her down!...So I starts to kick her in the midriff. Did you ever kick a woman in the midriff that had a pair of corsets on? Why I almost broke my great toe. I never had such a painful experience."
A Life of Pleasure was the last play to be written and produced by Henry Pettitt. It debuted in September, 1893 and was transferred from Drury Lane to Princess's, which offered more room, and ran through February, 1894. The story tells of "a woman who succumbs to the lure of evil sensuality and falls victim to the machinations of a heartless upper-class, pleasure-loving seducer" (Fantasies of Empire, p. 199). One would not know from Pal's design that this striking lady becomes a fallen woman, but we appreciate Pal's decision to show her triumphant and independent.
This shipping company was a 1933 incorporation of two disparate companies: the Aberdeen Line, founded in 1825, and the Australian Commonwealth line, founded in 1916. In 1933, the two were purchased by the Shaw, Savill & Albion Line and merged into one. Here, we catch a glimpse of tropical palm trees as one of their steamships cruises through the Suez Canal.
In your face! Mademoiselle de l'Affiche thrusts her brush into the nose of a stunned Pierrot in a grand assertion of artistic control. The poster announces that the artist, Léon Dardenne, will now be solely in charge of all posters produced by the Bulens printing firm. An audacious design for its time, and for ours as well.
In the English-village mysteries popularized by Agatha Christie everyone is so cozy and the roses bloom so prettily that one almost neglects to notice the specter of mayhem. Alcorn announces a Mystery! series of these murderous romances and criminal comedies with the image of a sweet young thing in a frame resembling fine Haviland china.
Condition: B- / slight tears; restored loss at upper right corner
Though the scene presented here was also used in Gray's more famous promotion for Théâtre de l'Opéra (see PAI-LXXVIII, 301), this poster advertises a masked ball at the Alcazar. The café-concert later known as Alcazar d'Hiver thrived from 1858-1902 on the Rue du Faubourg-Poissonnière.
Printed in 1969, it was created to advertise the Grain of Sand ceiling piece of the Aleph Sanctuary. The intricacy of this poster is too great to properly be appreciated online. It is absolutely packed with tiny, fascinating images, all poured together to embody this meditational ceiling. It's absolutely amazing.
This is an ORIGINAL FIRST PRINTING of this poster designed by Pushpin studios.
It advertises the PBS Masterpiece Theatre production of All For Love.
The poster's design provides the dictionary definitions for each word in the title (all, for, love). The series itself came in five parts (five separate plays), and starred Joan Plowright and Alec McCowen.
Inspired by African textile motifs, Hampton created this exultant dancer for an appearance of the all-black Ailey troupe at New York’s City Center. He got his design start in the late 19605 at Caffecino, one of the first off-Broadway theaters for young playwrights, and now works in advertising.