Fredric March "An Enemy Of The People" Playbill 1951 Signed Autograph
Playbill For The Broadhurst Theatre-"An Enemy Of The People"-1950-6 1/2" X 9 1/2"-32 pages-theatre program. This vintage Playbill features the 1950-1951 production of Arthur Miller's "An Enemy Of The People". The play stars Fredric March and he is featured on the front cover of the Playbill. The Playbill also features a biography of Fredric March in "Who's Who IN The Cast".Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor.In 1920 Fredric March began working as an extra in movies made in New York City, using a shortened form of his mother's maiden name, Marcher. He appeared on Broadway in 1926, and by the end of the decade signed a film contract with Paramount Pictures.March won an Oscar nomination in 1930 for The Royal Family of Broadway, in which he played a role based upon John Barrymore. He won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1932 for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and again in 1946 for The Best Years of Our Lives. In 1954, March hosted the 26th Annual Academy Awards.
March was one of the few actors to resist signing long-term contracts with the studios, and was able to freelance and pick and choose his roles, in the process also avoiding typecasting. By this time, he was working on Broadway as often as in Hollywood, and his screen career was not as prolific as it had been.March, however, won two Best Actor Tony Awards: in 1947 for the play Years Ago, written by Ruth Gordon; and in 1957 for a Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night.A friend of playwright Arthur Miller, he was favored by the writer to inaugurate the part of Willy Loman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Death of a Salesman (1949). Director Elia Kazan cast Lee J. Cobb, however, as Willy Loman, and Arthur Kennedy as his son Biff Loman, two men that the director had worked with in the film Boomerang! (1947). March later played Willy Loman in Columbia Pictures's 1951 film version of the play, directed by Laslo Benedek. Perhaps March's greatest late-in-life role was in Inherit the Wind (1960), opposite Spencer Tracy.The Playbill has the original ticket stub from 1951-price of ticket $3.60! The Playbill has been autographed on the front cover by Fredric March with a fountain pen in blue..............BOTH PLAYBILL AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.........................