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Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Edited by:
Judy Samuelson  Search this
Subject of:
Anna Deavere Smith, American, born 1950  Search this
George Costello Wolfe, American, born 1954  Search this
Cort Theatre, American, founded 1912  Search this
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 8 3/8 × 5 7/16 × 1/8 in. (21.2 × 13.8 × 0.3 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 3/8 × 10 11/16 × 3/4 in. (21.2 × 27.1 × 1.9 cm)
theater programs
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
April 1994
Playbill, volume 94, number 4, featuring the play, "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992," written by Anna Deavere Smith, directed by George C. Wolfe, and performed at the Cort Theatre, New York, in 1994. The top third of the cover is the masthead, a yellow rectangular field with black type with the magazine's title, [PLAYBILL®] above the text [CORT THEATRE]. Below the masthead is a white field outlined in black, with a black-and-white image depicting the silhouette of four (4) tall palm trees and a fire in the bottom left corner that is giving off a diagonal plume of smoke that darkens the top third of the image. Above the trees is a close-up of two eyes. The title of the play, which is also the main coverline, is written above and just below the top edge of the image in black and white text, [TWILIGHT: / LOS ANGELES, 1992]. The back cover features an ad for Carlton cigarettes. All of the pages are glossy and bound together with staples. Most of the interior pages are off-white with black type with black-and-white images and color images. The magazine has seventy (70) pages.
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African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Justice  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
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Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture