Items tagged "american theater": 10

Canada Lee and Rena Mitchell in character

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

Murder Scene in Native Son

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This image includes a photo of the murder scene in Native Son. Bigger Thomas (Canada Lee) smothers the drunk Mary Dalton (Anne Burr) in an effort to keep her quiet about his presence in her room when when the blind Mrs. Dalton walks in.

Two Page Spread on Canada Lee

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This spread includes the Daily News article with the interview of Canada Lee and a picture of Canada Lee during the last scene of Native Son. This image of Lee behind bars is iconic.

Photos of Canada Lee

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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

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Different snapshots of Orson Welles at work

Two Page Spread of Native Son

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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

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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

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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.