Can-Can

Cole Porter (music, lyrics)
Abe Burrows (book, director)
Eileen Darby (photographer)
Lili, Hans Conried, Peter Cookson, Gwen Verdon (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1953. Collection of seven vintage reference photographs from the 1953 Broadway play, including six matte-finish double-weight photographs and one glossy single-weight. Several with provenance and agency stamps on the verso, and all with manuscript ink and pencil annotations.

In 1893 Paris, a policeman is sent to investigate a dance-hall under suspicion of performing the illegal can-can dance, but finds himself falling in love with the beautiful proprietor instead. The musical premiered at the Shubert Theatre on May 7, 1953, and ran for 892 performances before closing on June 25, 1955. Adapted for film in 1960 by director Walter Lang, starring Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine.

Set in Paris.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.


[Book #151561]