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Program, Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Paul Roberson, Lawrence Brown and William Schatzkamer

By: (Paul Robeson)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: St. Louis, Entertainment Enterprises: post 1943

Seller ID: 16447

Condition: Very Good-


This program for a concert at The Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis has been folded in fourths and has some light toning along the spine. It is not dated but the St Louis Municipal Auditorium was remamed Kiel in 1943. Paul Robeson and Lawrence Brown began performing together in 1925 and continued for 40 years. William Schatzkamer frequently appeared with Robeson in the 1940's. This concert features a wide variety of music, from Old English Airs, classical songs and Negro folk songs by Robeson accompanied by Brown, to both classical pieces and folk songs by Schatzkamer on the piano. Some of the Neg... View more info

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The Playgoer, Geary Theatre San Francisco, Othello Program, 1945

By: (Paul Robeson)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Geary Theatre: ca. 1945

Seller ID: 16438

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial wraps with image of Paul Robeson as Othello in sepia-tone photograph. Very light wear along with some age-toning both interior and exterior. VG to VG+. This is the program for the Margaret Webster production of Othello at the Geary Theatre in San Francisco, This production feature Paul Robeson as Othello, Jose Ferrer as Iago and Uta Hagan as Desdemona. This seems to be an uncommon program; I have found only three copies listed on WorldCat. ; Sepia-Toned Cover Photograph of Robeson; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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Paul Robeson Birthday Celebration, April 8, 1978, Program

By: (Paul Robeson)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Denver, Paul Robeson Birthday Celebration Committee, et al: 1978

Seller ID: 16439

Condition: Very Good


Bifold, beige cardstock with insert, making a total of eight pages of a program celebrating what would have been Paul Robeson's 80th birthday. This celebration was at Phipps Auditorium in Denver, Colorada. The program has some light, general wear along with age-toning and some light soiling. In the program itself there is an ink smear on one event, likely a printing problem. Overall the program is still quite attractive. The program has an insert with the lyrics to "Lift Every Voice and Sing" along with an announcement about a film premiere on Robeson. The front cover features a B&W ph... View more info

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Paul Robeson, The Great Negro Singer, Program, Eastman Theatre, 1931

By: (Paul Robeson)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Metropolitan Music Bureau: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16408

Condition: Very Good+


Single-fold, salmon-colored programs with black titles, red imprint of the Eastman Theatre and engaging B&W photograph of Robeson. This program accompanaied the Eatman Theatre Concerts of January 23, 1931 which featured Robeson with Lawrence Brown on piano. The interior pages feature an interesting biography of the great singer while the back panel has blurbs from reviews of Robeson's performance at other venues. I suspect there may have been an insert, not present, that included the specific music for this concert. The program is in very attractive condition with only very light wear and one ... View more info

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Paul Robeson, Two B&W Photographs, at Camp Kinderland and World Youth Festival

By: (Paul Robeson)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hopewell/East Berlin, (Unknown): 1949

Seller ID: 16540

Condition: Near Fine


These are copies of two B&W photographs of Paul Robeson. In one he is at Camp Kinderland in Hopewell, New York in 1949. In the other he is at the World Youth Festival, most likely in East berlin in 1951. These two photographs are in NF condition although they are obviously copies of photographs and not printed from negatives; damage on the original photos is evident in these copies. Nonetheless, they are historically important and uncommon images showing Robeson at Communist-related events. Camp Kinderland wasfounded in Hopewell Junction, New York in 1923 as an outreach of the International Wo... View more info

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All God's Chillun Got Wings, Program, Embassy Theatre, 1933

By: (Paul Robeson)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Hendon, Warden & Co., Ltd.: 1933

Seller ID: 16442

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled, slick, white wraps with black titles. Light edge and corner wear with one small chip on bottom front edge with a 1" slit at top of spine. The program, both exterior and interior is somewhat age-toned. Light soiling on wraps as well. Overall VG to VG-. This program is for a production in London of Eugene O'Neill's All God's Chillun Got Wings starring Paul Robeson as well as his wife, Flora. Oddly, the front wrap does not state the title but has, "Embassy Productions Present a Programme of New Plays and Revivals Produced by Andre' Van Gyseghem. However, the Program is for All God's Chil... View more info

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The Institute of Arts and Sciences Columbia University Program for January 7 to February 5

By: (Paul Robeson)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University: ca. 1940

Seller ID: 16444

Condition: Very Good


Bifold program with light, general wear and aging. Two horizontal folds from mailing. Overall VG. This program has one blank panel, so there are five pages with text and/or pictures. The rear panel has an almost complete page portrait of Paul Robeson who is also on the front with several others. This is a program for various speakers or performers during the months of January and February. The program is not dated but probably comes from the 1940's. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 6 pages View more info

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Program, Paul Robeson and Lawrence Brown in a Soul Stirring Concert of Negro Music

By: (Paul Robeson)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: James B. Pond: 1926

Seller ID: 16448

Condition: Very Good


This program has been folded in thirds and has a couple of small tears on the open edge, probably from being in someone's pocket. It is for a concert of Negro Music by Paul Robeson and Lawrence Brown. It was part of a concert series produced by James B. Pond that started in January 1926 at Town Hall in New York, and probably the same program was use for each concert, except for changing the venue and date. This is dated March 14. I do not know where this Symphony Hall was located.The cover has a drawing of Robeson signed Marcus, courtesy of the N. Y. Times. Inside the program are biographi... View more info

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Oppenheimer Concert Series, Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco

By: (Robeson, Paul)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Oppenheimer Concert Series: 1931

Seller ID: 16457

Condition: Very Good-


This is a program for the Sevent Concert in the 1930-31 Oppenheimer Concert Series at the Dreamland Auditorium in San Francisco, February 26, 1931. It featured Paul Robeson with Lawrence Brown at the piano in a concert of Negro Music, mostly spirituals, many arranged by Brown. Coming attractions included Paderewski and Yehudin Menuhin. The program has a vertical fold with light wear along the folds. Two song titles have been written in, probably added to the program. ; Seventh Concert; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 4 pages View more info

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Forge Negro-Labor Unity for Peace and Jobs

By: Robeson, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Political Affairs Reprints: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 13326

Condition: Very Good


Stapled self-wraps wir=th black titles and photo of Robeson. Light edge and corner wear with toning along edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 14 pages; Reprint of article that originally appeared in the April, 1976 issue of Political Affairs magazine. The article was from a speech Robeson gave in Chicago in1950. Political Affairs began as a Communist publication but became a more-generalised Marist/leftist journal. This is an interesting bit of political ephemera showing Robeson's connections to Communism. View more info

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Forge Negro-Labor Unity for Peace and Jobs

By: Robeson, Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Political Affairs Reprints: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16436

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled self-wraps wirth black titles and photo of Robeson. This copy has only a hint of wear. Reprint of article that originally appeared in the April, 1976 issue of Political Affairs magazine. The article was from a speech Robeson gave in Chicago in1950. Political Affairs began as a Communist publication but became a more-generalized Marxist/leftist journal. This is an interesting bit of political ephemera showing Robeson's sympathies toward Communism. ; Cover B&W Photograph of Robeson; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 14 pages View more info

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The Negro People and the Soviet Union

By: Robeson, Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New Century Publishers: 1950

Seller ID: 16437

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled, deep brown and white wraps and titles. This copy has what looks like light mottling but actually is part of the printing process. See scan. There is very little wear and/or aging. This small pamphlet presents the text of a speech that Robeson gave at a banquet sponsored by the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on November 10, 1949. This speech was given after the attacks on Robeson supporters at Peekskill, NY. ; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 15 pages View more info

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For Freedom and Peace: Address by Paul Robeson at Welcome Home Rally New York, June 19, 1949

By: Robeson, Paul

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Council On African Affairs: 1949

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 16449

Condition: Very Good-


Printed on heavy newsprint, this stapled booklet has some toning along the edges as well as a few small chips and tears. It is a reprint of a speech given by Robeson when he returned from a 4 month long concert and speaking tour of Europe, seeking to arouse world support for the Negro's struggle for freedom, which he explains in this speech. It took place before a crowd of 5000, June 19, 1949, at Rockland Place in Harlem. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 14 pages View more info

Image for Souvenir Programme Paul Robeson Peace Arch Concert, August 1, 1954

Souvenir Programme Paul Robeson Peace Arch Concert, August 1, 1954

By: Robeson, Paul, et al

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Union Printers Ltd.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16432

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled, beige program with green titles and green-tinted photograph of Robeson. Some, mainly light, edge and corner wear but with some toning and soiling including several small spots on the wraps. Please see scan. This is a program for the third Peace Arch Concert given by Paul Robeson on the US-Canadian border. Because of Robeson's sympathies toward Communism the US Government had taken his passport and he was not allowed to leave the country. The first Peace Arch Concert was held on the border near Vancouver in 1952. This third Concert was the last. WorldCat locates only one copy of this p... View more info

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Othello, The Moor of Venice, Program, 1945

By: Shakespeare, William (Paul Robeson)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Theatre Guild: 1945

Seller ID: 16434

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, beige wraps with red image and titles. Some general, edge, corner and suface wear, though still an attractive VG copy. This program is for the Margaret Webster production of Othello, which rather controversially casrt Paul Robeson as the Moor. Jose Ferrer played Iago and Uta Hagan, Desdemona. There are many photographs from the production with several dramatic shots of Robeson. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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Othello, The Moor of Venice, The Playbill Program, Sam S. Shubert Theatre, 1943

By: Shakespeare, William (Paul Robeson)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Sam S. Shubert Theatre: ca. 1943

Seller ID: 16443

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, beige wraps with deep brown titles and tinted image of Paul Robeson as Othello by Louis Lupas. Some general, edge, corner and suface wear, with age-toning on wraps, and old and flattened vertical crease on the front and a stray mark on the upper left corner. Overall VG to VG-. This program is for the Margaret Webster production of Othello at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre in New York. This production, rather controversially, cast Paul Robeson as the Moor. Jose Ferrer played Iago and Uta Hagan, Desdemona. ; Cover Art; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 36 pages View more info