Little Eva's Temptation Lithographs (7 Different) (78965)

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Little Eva's Temptation Lithographs (7 Different)  (78965)
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4 Banner style posters (different sizes) & 3 posters in this lot. 1) Banner style, Little Eva's Temptation 32" x 12"; 2) 24" x 7"; 3) 17" x 6.75" Little Eva's Temptation With Home Talent; 4) Henrique Vivian Messetti/Musical Comedy Farce to Mrs. H.B. Stowe's Uncle Tome's Cabin, No. 4594; 5) Poster of "Topsy" Made by D.L. Co. Newport Ky. U.S.A. #4825; 6) "Uncle Tom & Eva" 20" x 28" Made in USA By D.L. Co. Newport KY #4824. Subtitled "A Farce Comedy Suggested by Uncle Tom's Cabin," this musical burlesque was written in the late 1920s by Henrique Vivian Messetti. Not much is known about either the performance history of the piece or the man who wrote and starred in it. According to the catalog at the Library at the University of California, Davis, the source for the material in this part of the archive, Messetti was a "member of a vaudeville-circus family active during the 1920's-1940's." In addition to Eva's Temptation, he produced and toured California in shows called "Messetti's Great Road Show" and "Messetti's Musical Entertainers." It is not clear what part Messetti took in his version of Uncle Tom's Cabin -- as posters for his "Musical Entertainers" suggest, in some of his shows he apparently performed in blackface and in others as a female impersonator. (Courtesy of Department of Special Collections University of California Library Davis, California) The Posters, "Topsy" & "Uncle Tom's Cabin" have been repaired at top on reverse side with tape. Posters are very delicate & tearing in margins, but does not encroach on posters. Please inspect. Great collection for those interested in "Little Eva's Temptation". Provenance of James Mackie Collection.

Country (if not USA):
State: California
Date: early 1900's