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"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell...

Maude Adams death in 1953.... Peter Pan....



Item # 601180

July 18, 1953

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 18, 1953

* Maude Adams death (1st report)... Broadway's "Peter Pan"
* Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell...

The front page has a two column headlines:

"Maude Adams Is Dead at 80; Won Fame in Peter Pan Role"

with subhead: "Winsome, Lonely Dreamer of Dreams' Captivated Audiences of 3 Decades", along with a photo of the famous actress. Lengthy text continues on page 13 with three more photos including her in the "Peter Pan" costume.

Also a 4 x 2 1/2 inch advertisement for the movie: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. This movie premiered in New York City a few days earlier.

Other news, sport and advertisements of the day. Complete in 24 pages, light browning and a little staining, minor margin wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: Maude Ewing Kiskadden (November 11, 1872 – July 17, 1953), known professionally as Maude Adams, was an American stage actress who achieved her greatest success as Peter Pan. Adams's personality appealed to a large audience and helped her become the most successful and highest-paid performer of her day, with a yearly income of more than one million dollars during her peak. She was often referred to simply as "Maudie" by her fans.

Category: The 20th Century

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