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In Old Kentucky

  • 1893
Milwaukee: American Show Print Company
  • The image depicts two men fighting near a bridge and raging river. One man has driven the other to the precipice. A caption below the image reads: "The Fight On The Edge Of The Chasm." Below this the caption "America's Greatest Play by C. T. Dazey" and under that is the play title.
  • Dazey's highly popular play, of which it was said that it enjoyed twenty-seven years of uninterrupted productions, was written for the manager Jacob Litt and premiered at the Academy of Music in 1892. It was later turned into a novel (with Edward Marshall). The show included scenes of the heroine (Bettina Gerard) swinging across a chasm to save the hero (William Courtleigh), and saving a filly from a burning barn before riding the horse to victory in a race in the next act. The play later was made into a slent film in 1919.

Publication Details

Director
Brister, Walter
Composer
Brister, J. H.
Musical director
Brister, Walter
Date
1893
Publisher
Milwaukee: American Show Print Company
Language
English
Description of Original
Color lithograph, 50 cm by 70 cm
Local identifier
WHS Image ID 89218
Location of Original
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Researchs : 3.x.0012
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