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This Cleveland theater program is interesting for a couple reasons -- the back story of the play and the fact that it was in Cleveland as a fundraiser for the Dorcas Invalid Home, a Cleveland charitable center for indigent or poor people suffering from terminal conditions. As for the play, it launched originally in New York City under the title Bibi of the Toy Shop, but was blasted by the critics and forced to close after only a few days. Along came John B. Rogers who bought the rights to it and to its song "Oh You Beautiful Doll." The song of course became a hit (they say it was one of the songs sung by passengers on the Titanic as it sank). Bibi became Fi-Fi and Rogers put the S in Spectacular when he hired a cast of 500 performers! The program shows toning to edges, but is clean as a whistle inside and printed on quality coated paper. There are many wonderful Cleveland area ads with images, especially automobile related. Measures 7-3/4"x10-1/2" and has 32 counted pages. Clevelanders will recognize names on the Patron Page.
Title: Fi-Fi of the Toy Shop A Spectacular Musical Fantasy Colonial Theatre Cleveland 1917
Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The Hinchcliffe Printing Company: 1917
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 27211
Keywords: John B. Bogers Fi-Fi of the Toy Shop. Colonial Theatre Cleveland, Ohio. Song Oh You Beautiful Doll. Bibi of the Toy Shop. The Dorcas Society, Cleveland, Ohio. Dorcas Invalids' Home Cleveland, Ohio.