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[Betty Jane Watson (Laurey replacement) and Harold (later known as Howard) Keel (Curly replacement) in Oklahoma!]

Image ID: 1819173

[Betty Jane Watson (Laurey replacement) and Harold (later known as Howard) Keel (Curly replacement) in Oklahoma!] (1945)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Betty Jane Watson (Laurey replacement) and Harold (later known as Howard) Keel (Curly replacement) in Oklahoma!]

Creator

: Darby, Eileen, 1916-2004 -- Photographer

Additional Name(s)

: Graphic House, Inc. (New York, N.Y.) -- Photographer

Created Date

: 1945

Specific Material Type

: photographs

Item Physical Description

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

Notes

: Adapted from the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs. Note 2.) Costume design by Miles White. Scenic design by Lemuel Ayers. Note 3.) From Only Make Believe: My Life in Show Business by Howard Keel: Played the role of Curly on Broadway in 1945 while understudying the role of Billy Bigelow in Carousel. Note 4.) Photograph by Graphic House, Inc. (Eileen Darby). Note 5.) Richard Rodgers project. Note 6.) Rodgers and Hammerstein. Note 7.) Stamped on verso: Graphic House, Inc. 149 East 40th 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.

Source

: Billy Rose Theatre Collection scrapbooks / MWEZ+ n.c. 17,580

Location

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

Catalog Call Number

: MWEZ+ n.c. 17,580

Digital ID

: 1819173

Record ID

: 1914605

Digital Item Published

: 5-12-2010; updated 4-9-2012

Rights Notice

: Copyright Eileen Darby.

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