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Source:   Oklahoma! (St. James Theatre, 1943)

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[Paul Crabtree (Will Parker replacement) in Oklahoma!]

Image ID: 1819156

[Paul Crabtree (Will Parker replacement) in Oklahoma!] (1944)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Paul Crabtree (Will Parker replacement) in Oklahoma!]


: Vandamm Studio -- Photographer

Created Date

: 1944

Specific Material Type

: photographs

Item Physical Description

: 1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.


: Adapted from the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs. Note 2.) From a Theatre Guild press release (1944): "Paul Crabtree's Xmas present is a contract...for the juicy role of Will Parker...beginning with the special matinee performance on Christmas Day...this is the young actor's third Broadway play this season. He appeared in 'Men to the Sea' and 'The Streets Are Guarded.'" Note 3.) Richard Rodgers project. Note 4.) Rodgers and Hammerstein. Note 5.) Costume design by Miles White. Note 6.) Stamped on verso: Photograph by Vandamm Studio, 130 West 57th St. New York, N.Y.

Production Notes

: Based on Lynn Riggs' play Green Grow the Lilacs, this musical opened March 31, 1943 at the St. James Theater and ran for 2,212 performances. It was Richard Rodgers' first collaboration with librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. Alfred Drake played Curly, with Joan Roberts as Laurey, Celeste Holm as Ado Annie and Lee Dixon as Will Parker.


: Vandamm theatrical photographs, 1900-1957. / Productions / Oklahoma! (St. James Theatre, 1943)


: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Billy Rose Theatre Division

Catalog Call Number

: *T-Vim 1961-001, Vandamm 4122

Digital ID

: 1819156

Record ID

: 1914588

Digital Item Published

: 5-12-2010; updated 3-13-2012

Rights Notice

: Rights Notice: Permission is required for reproduction from Photographic Services and Permissions, The New York Public Library.

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