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Published by:
Show-Down Publishing Company, American, founded 1935  Search this
Edited by:
Sally J. Cathrell Jr., American, 1913 - 1981  Search this
Subject of:
Alice Key, American, 1911 - 2010  Search this
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 11 5/16 × 8 13/16 × 1/16 in. (28.7 × 22.4 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 11 5/16 × 17 3/8 × 1/2 in. (28.7 × 44.2 × 1.2 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
April 1937
The Show-Down magazine, volume 2, number 4. The front cover is green with navy print and features a blue tinted, image of Alice Key against a blue background. Key’s image is oriented left of center. Key is depicted nude with her proper left hand placed on her proper right shoulder. The main cover line to the right of the image reads, [VIEWS OF / STARS / OF / TODAY/ AND / TOMORROW]. Above and below the text are three (3) small stars. The date and price are printed along the bottom edge of the front cover and reads, [April - 1937] on the left and [Ten Cents] on the right. The masthead is centered in the top third of the front cover, and reads, [THE / SHOW-DOWN]. A horizontal blue line extends from either side of the word [THE]. The text, [SHOW-DOWN], is in large, block lettering patterned with vertical white stripes. The interior pages are white and green with black text and black-and-white images. The back cover is features an advertisement for Don Redman and his Orchestra and Orlando Robeson and his Orchestra. This magazine issue is sixteen (16) pages.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Photography  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture