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Phil Silvers 1951 Playbill "Top Banana" Signed Autograph Cover Photo

Silvers, Phil  1951 Playbill Top Banana Signed Autograph Cover Photo
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Silvers, Phil 1951 Playbill "Top Banana" Signed Autograph Cover Photo
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Playbill for the Winter Garden Theatre-1951-Top Banana"-7" X 9"-48 pages-black and white-theatre program. This vintage Playbill features the 1951 performance of "top Banana" starring Phil Silvers. Phil Silvers is featured on the front cover and his biography is also featured in the program. While headlining in burlesque, Silvers was signed to star in the 1939 Broadway musical comedy Yokel Boy. This led to film work, first in minor roles, then as comedy relief in such splashy 1940s musicals as Coney Island (1943) and Cover Girl (1944). Silvers became popular if not world famous with his trademark shifty grin, horn-rimmed glasses, balding pate, and catchphrases like "Gladda see ya!" He returned to Broadway in 1947, where he starred as a turn-of-the-century con man in the Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn musical High Button Shoes. In 1950, he scored another stage success as a Milton Berle-like TV comedian in Top Banana, which won him the Tony and Donaldson Awards. From 1955 through 1959, Silvers starred as the wheeling-dealing Sgt. Ernie Bilko on the hit TV series You'll Never Get Rich, for which he collected five Emmy awards. Upon the demise of this series, Silvers stepped into another success, the 1960 Styne-Comden-Green Broadway musical Do Re Mi. The failure of his 1963 sitcom The New Phil Silvers Show marked a low point in his career, but the ever scrappy Silvers bounced back again to appear in films and TV specials. In 1971, he starred in a revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (nine years after turning down the original 1962 production because he felt the show "wouldn't go anywhere."). The Playbill has been autographed on the front by Phil Silvers with a fountain pen in blue.............BOTH PROGRAM AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.........