The King's Best Highway: The Lost History of the Boston Post Road, the Route That Made America
A VIVID AND FASCINATING LOOK AT AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST STORIED HIGHWAY, THE BOSTON POST ROAD During its evolution from Indian trails to modern interstates, the Boston Post Road, a system of over-land routes between New York City and Boston, has carried not just travelers and mail but the march of American history itself. Eric Jaffe captures the progress of people and culture along the road through four centuries, from its earliest days as the king of England’s “best highway” to the current era. Centuries before the telephone, radio, or Internet, the Boston Post Road was the primary conduit of America’s prosperity and growth. News, rumor, political intrigue, financial transactions, and personal missives traveled with increasing rapidity, as did people from every walk of life. From post riders bearing the alarms of revolution, to coaches carrying George Washington on his first presidential tour, to railroads transporting soldiers to the Civil War, the Boston Post Road has been essential to the political, economic, and social development of the United States. Continuously raised, improved, rerouted, and widened for faster and heavier traffic, the road played a key role in the advent of newspapers, stagecoach travel, textiles, mass-pro...
Ruth Gordon "A DOLL'S HOUSE" Dennis King / Sam Jaffe / Thornton Wilder 1938 Broadway Playbill
This is a beautiful February 14th, 1938 playbill from the Broadway revival of the HENRIK IBSEN classic "A DOLL'S HOUSE" which played the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City. (The production opened December 27th, 1937 and ran for 144 performances.) ..... The play starred RUTH GORDON and featured JESSICA ROGERS, JOSEPH OLNEY, DENNIS KING, MARGARET WALLER, PAUL LUKAS, SAM JAFFE, GRACE MILLS, LORNA LYNN MEYERS and HOWARD SHERMAN ..... CREDITS: Book by HENRIK IBSEN; Acting Version by THORNTON WILDER; Sets and Costumes designed by DONALD OENSLAGER; Produced and Directed by JED HARRIS ..... DETAILS: The 22 page playbill measures 6 3/4" X 9 1/4" inches and includes full production credits, cast list, synopsis of scenes, bios of each of the leading actors and wonderful vintage advertising, but no cast photos ..... CONDITION: This playbill is in excellent condition and will make a wonderful addition to the collection of any theatre aficionado or historian. This item will be carefully packaged in a protective, carded sleeve and backed by stiff cardboard.
It Takes Two
This second CD from Janiece Jaffe offers an array of mellow, straight-ahead jazz standards featuring her lush soprano vocals backed by only acoustic guitar or bass. Scott Yanow, editor of the All Music Guide to Jazz, says Jaffe is "a wonderful singer with a very appealing voice ...and, on the evidence of It Takes Two and her previous recording, Keep the Flame Alive, already ranks up there with the Big Apple's best. ...Janiece Jaffe has such an original style and a distinctive voice; there is no mistaking her for anyone else!"
Funko Prince Akeem (Target Exclusive): Coming to America x POP! Movies Vinyl Figure & 1 PET Plastic Graphical Protector Bundle [#577 / 30804 - B]
POP! is a crossover vinyl figure series by Funko and other famous franchises such as Disney, Pixar, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Star Wars, Simpsons, South Park, Uglydoll, etc. Each POP! figure is about ~3" to ~5" tall and crafted in a Japanese anime/manga super-deformed style (NOTE: due to the unique design of each character, the actual size of the figures may be smaller or bigger than stated.)The POP! Movies x Coming to America series features characters from the romantic comedy film that follows Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who comes to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry. This bundle includes the main item and one 3rd generation PET plastic graphic protector for Funko POP!. This 3rd generation PET protector is about 0.35mm thick and the material hits the right balance of rigidity and flexibility. The bottom graphical pattern on the back side of the protector is designed by ToysDiva, and makes this protector a great for enhancing the look of your POP! collection if you ever decide to pull the figure out from the original case and put it inside the protector.
Ruth Gordon "A DOLL'S HOUSE" Dennis King / Sam Jaffe 1937 Tryout Playbill
This is a rare October 25th, 1937 playbill from the Pre-Broadway engagement of the HENRIK IBSEN classic "A DOLL'S HOUSE" at the Cox Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio. (The production would open December 27th, 1937 at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City and run for 144 performances.) ..... The play starred RUTH GORDON, DENNIS KING, PAUL LUKAS and SAM JAFFE and featured JESSICA ROGERS, HAROLD JOHNSRUD, MARGARET WALLER, GRACE MILLS, LORNA LYNN MEYERS and HOWARD SHERMAN ..... CREDITS: Book by HENRIK IBSEN; Acting Version by THORNTON WILDER; Sets and Costumes designed by DONALD OENSLAGER; Produced and Directed by JED HARRIS ..... DETAILS: The eight page playbill measures 5 3/8" X 7 3/4" inches and includes full production credits, cast list, synopsis of scenes and wonderful vintage advertising, but no cast photos or bios ..... CONDITION: With the exception of a light crease across the middle, this playbill is in excellent condition and will make a wonderful addition to the collection of any theatre aficionado or historian. This item will be carefully packaged in a protective, carded sleeve and backed by stiff cardboard
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