Items tagged "Canada Lee": 8

Canada Lee and Rena Mitchell in character

DSC_0012.jpg
Canada Lee as Bigger Thomas; Rena Mitchell as Clara Mears, Bigger's "sweetheart."

Daily News Article on Canada Lee

DSC_0014.JPG
This article attempts to create a portrait of the actor Canada Lee by describing his odd career paths.

Photos of Canada Lee

DSC_0010.JPG
Different depictions of Canada Lee as Bigger Thomas. Many of the more violent/poignant moments of the play are depicted through these images.

Photos of Orson Welles

DSC_0009.JPG
Different snapshots of Orson Welles at work

Two Page Spread of Native Son

DSC_0008.JPG
This two page spread in the Brandts playbill offers a mix of images from the show Native Son, as well as some photos of Orson Welles directing amongst the cast. Most images here include Canada Lee.

Short Bio and Portrait of Canada Lee

DSC_0007.JPG
The collector's playbill for Native Son included extensive biographies (i.e. about a page each) and portraits of each significant character in the play (i.e. Bigger Thomas, Mary Dalton etc). Canada Lee's biography and portrait was first in the playbill.

Cover of Collector's Playbill of Native Son

DSC_0005.JPG
Early 1940's production of Native Son starring Canada Lee. Cover offers sketches of Canada Lee as Bigger Thomas and Anne Burr as Mary Dalton.