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Theatrical Posters, HD, 1930s

Performing arts encyclopediaCreated by: PICRYLDated: 1930
No More Frontier
Collection of theatrical posters from the 1930s in ultra-high resolution.
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Ida Rubinstein Ballet 2

Ida Rubinstein Ballet 2

Teatro alla Scala; Milan, Italy (venue) March 1929 (date)

Ida Rubinstein Ballet [1]

Ida Rubinstein Ballet [1]

Teatro alla Scala; Milan, Italy (venue) February 1929 (date)

Run Little Chillun

Run Little Chillun

Text on Poster: Federal Music and Theatre Projects Present “Run, Little Chillun” A Negro Folk Drama with Music by Hall Johnson Greek Open Air Theatre Griffith Park Starting Aug. 31st (Content)

Follow the Parade

Follow the Parade

Hollywood Playhouse Vine at Hollywood Blvd Our Benefit Sat Nite June 13 4th big Week of Follow the Parade Federal Theatres Attraction div'n of WPA (Content)

Black and White Revue

Black and White Revue

Text on Poster: Under Tend Andrews So.-So. Boston Tues-May 31 8 P.M. 15c 25c 40c Auspices: Sones of V.F.W. Post No. 1 Drum & Bugle Corps Federal Theatres Entertainment Challenge! Black and White 30 Sepi... More

Vodvil Music Drama

Vodvil Music Drama

Text on Poster: Music – Laughter – Thrills Fun-Fest Manchester, N.H. Fri.-Nov. 12 8:00 P.M. Practical Arts Auditorium The Combined Vodville – Music and Drama Projects of the Works Progress Administration... More

Prologue to Glory

Prologue to Glory

Greek Open Air Theatre Griffith Park Opens Wed Aug 3 8pm Prologue to Glory by EP Conkle WPA (Content)

Black and White Revue

Black and White Revue

Federal Theatre Presents Undertent Gibralter Field Worcester St Southbridge Auspices: Gibralter Athletic Assn. Inc. Fri June 10 one night 8pm Black and White Revue Sweet Rhythm vs. Harlem Swing Sat Jun... More

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

WPA Theatre of the Four Seasons Roslyn LI NY telephone Roslyn 1056 New York State Federal Theatre Project presents an autumn festival of plays staged by Charles Hpkins state director opening Sat Oct 9 pl... More

Tamed and How

Tamed and How

Text on Poster: Don Bosco Center hall Palmer Place Port Chester, N.Y. 2 Nites Monday Tuesday Aug. 10 & 11 At 8.30 P.M. Price – 40c Federal Theatre presents The Whirlwind Comedy “Tamed and How” By Cha... More

Free!

Free!

Federal Theatre Project Division of Works Progress Administration Invites You to Attend the Following theatres Mayan Theatre Hill at 11th St. Tuesday nights at 8:30 Hollywood Playhouse Vine Near Hollywoo... More

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Opens Mon June 6 Matinee Dailiy 2pm Evenings 8pm "Pinocchio" Adapted and directed by Yasha Frank Adults 25c Children 10c Federal Theatre Southwest Eleventh and Alder (Content)

Vaudeville

Vaudeville

Free Vaudeville Hollenbeck Park Every Friday 4pm to 5pm Everybody Welcome! (Content)

No More Peace

No More Peace

Text on Poster: The Federal theatre Presents “No More Peace” A Musical Satire By Ernst Toller Music by Leslie Loth Lyrics W. H. Auden Bronx Winter Garden 1874 Washington Avenue, Bronx Tues., Nov. 9th 8... More

Caravan Theatre

Caravan Theatre

Text on poster: The Federal Theatre WPA The Caravan Theatre presents Free plays in public parks and fields Brooklyn Tuesday - Owl's Head Park, Bay Ridge, 67th St. and Colonial Rd. Wednesdays - Gravesend P... More

Autumn Crocus

Autumn Crocus

Text on Poster: Baker Federal Theatre Divison WPA 1447 Lawrence St "Autumn Crocus" A Romantic Comedy Sept 14th thru 18th Sept 21st thru 25th 8:30pm 25cents and 40cents Reservations Keystone 5832 (Content)

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

"Pinocchio" Adapted and Directed by Yasha Frank Opens Mon June 6 Matinee Daily 2pm Evenings 8:30pm Adults 25c Children 10c Federal Theatre Southwest Eleventh and Alder (Content)

Chalk Dust

Chalk Dust

Text on Poster: Hollywood Playhouse Opens June 6 Chalk Dust 1936 NY Smash Hit Federal Theatres Attraction div of WPA (Content)

It Can't Happen Here

It Can't Happen Here

Text on Poster: Park Federal Theatre Project Bridgeport Works Progress Administration Presents Sinclair Lewis World Famous Novel It Can’t Happen here Dramatized by Sinclair Lewis and John C. Moffett Mat.... More

It Can't Happen Here

It Can't Happen Here

Text on Poster: The Federal Theatre Presents World Premiere It Can’t Happen Here Repertory Theatre All Seats Reserved 35c-55c Oct. 27 Works Progress Administration It Can’t Happen Here By Sinclair Lewis... More

Aladdin

Aladdin

Starts Friday Mar. 11th Aladdin A Fabulous Fantasy Mayan Hill St at 11th (Content)

An Heir at Large

An Heir at Large

Text on Poster: W.P.A. Federal Theatre W. Duval St. Opp. P.O. An Heir At Large A Comedy in 3 Acts July 27 thru 31 (Content)

Festival of Modern Dance

Festival of Modern Dance

Text on Poster: Myra Kinch & Dance Group Festival of Modern Dance Music by Manuel Galea Polytechnic High School Auditorium Mon. April 11 8:15 P.M. Tickets on Sale At Walker’s Dept. Store Prices 25c to ... More

Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl

Text on Poster: Federal Theatre Presents A Hillarious [sic.] Hollywood Comedy Boy Meets Girl By Bella and Samuel Spewack Community Center Sycamore Wed. Jan. 19 Auspices of Community Center Association ... More

The Old Man 2

The Old Man 2

Text on Poster: Warburton Tel. Nep. 553 Entire Week Mon. Aug. 10 to Sat. Aug. 15 Federal Theatre Presents At 8.30 P.M. The Pulitzer Prize Play of 1935 The Old Maid By Zoe Akins Sensational Broadway Succ... More

Help Yourself

Help Yourself

Text on Poster: Warburton Theatre Yonkers, N.Y. Week Com. Monday Sept. 28 Evenings 8:30 P.M. Bargain Mat. Sat. 2:30 P.M. Entire House 25c Federal Theatre Presents The Unique Farce Comedy "Help Yourself... More

Ready! Aim! Fire!

Ready! Aim! Fire!

Moved The Merry Musical Hit! "Ready! Aim! Fire!" Eve's 8:30 No Seat Over 55c Starts Wed Dec 22 Mayan (Content)

Bassa Moona

Bassa Moona

Text on Poster: The Federal Theatre Presents An Original African Dance Play “Bassa Moona” By Momodu Johnson and Norman Coker With Wen Talbert And his Heavenly Choir: and Cast of 75 Now playing Majestic... More

Latest Broadway Stage Sucesses 1

Latest Broadway Stage Sucesses 1

Text on Poster: Civic University Theatre Every Thurs. Fri. & Sat. Federal Players Present Latest Broadway Stage Success With Living Actors Eve. 8.15 Mat. Sat. 2.15 Popular Prices Federal Theatre Project... More

Nativity (Christmas Plays)

Nativity (Christmas Plays)

Federal Theatres present Early English Christmas Plays Dec 24th to Jan 3rd "Nativity" "St. George" "The Deluge" 3 One Act Plays A Capella Choir courtesty Federal Music Project Mayan Theatre Hill at ... More

Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance

Text on Poster: Federal Theatre for New York The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company in Pirates of Penzance Poster Div. Federal Theatre NYC (Content)

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Text on Poster: Federal Theatre Hallie Flanagan National Director George Kondolf Director for N.Y.C. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Made By Poster Div. Federal Theatre NYC (Content)

Radio Station KGGC

Radio Station KGGC

Text on Poster: Federal Theatre Radio Players Division of W.P.A. Presents Popular Theatre Series ½ Hour of Drama Farce Comedy Radio Station KGGC 1420 Kilocycles Every Tues-Thurs. at 6:15 to 6:45 PM (Content)

Pygmalion

Pygmalion

Text on Poster: Theatre of The 4 Seasons Roslyn The Federal Theatre for New York State Presents A Revival by Popular Request “Pygmalion” ... More

Mikado

Mikado

Gala New Year's Eve Performance seats on sale now swingcopated version of Mikado with a chorus of 100 voices acclaimed by thousands Great Northern Theatre popular prices Federal Theatre (Content)

Under the Stars

Under the Stars

Opens Fri June 18 Greek Theatre Under the Stars Vermont Entrance to Griffith Park Nightly except Monday 8:30pm See your daily papers for Federal Theatre Attractions Prices 10c 20c Federal Theatre Project... More

Smilin Thru 2

Smilin Thru 2

Text on Poster: Greek Open Air Theatre Griffith Park Opens Aug. 11th ‘Smilin’ Thru’ The Sweetest Story Ever Told Federal Stage Shows Div. of W.P.A. (Content)

Misc 5

Misc 5

Text on Poster: Savoy June 9, 10, 11, 12 Matinee Sat. June 11 Reserved Seats 30c 40c 55c (Content) May be part of 200217198 (General)

Big Blow

Big Blow

Great Northern Theatre 26 W Jackson Blvd Nitely (exc. Mon)8:30 Mat Sat 2:30 Opening Mar 21 Big Blow Drama of the Hurraine Country Directed by Victor Sutherland A Smash Hit Stage Play (Content)

Jack and the Beanstalk 1

Jack and the Beanstalk 1

Federal Theatre for NYC Jack and the Beanstalk by Charlotte Chorpenning (Content)

Concert of Modern Dance

Concert of Modern Dance

Federal theatre by arrangement with University of Arizona Myra Kinch and Group in Concert of Modern Dance Monday December 12th 8:30pm Admission $1.00 $1.50 $2.00 University of Arizona Auditorium (Content)

Black Empire

Black Empire

Text on Poster: Greek Open Air Theatre Vermont Ave. Entrance to Griffith Park “Black Empire” Drama of the Black Napoleon By Christine Ames & Clarke Painter Opens Tues. July 14 Adults 25c Every evening 8... More

The Sap Runs High

The Sap Runs High

Village Congregational Church offer at Town Hall Cummington Fri. Eve Dec. 17 8:15 pm the Federal Theatre in The Sap Runs High 3 act comedy staged by Willard Dashiell by H.T. Porter and Alfred H. White W... More

Run Little Chillun

Run Little Chillun

Federal Music and Theatre Projects present "Run, Little Chillun." A Negro Folk Drama by Hall Johnson Greek Open Air Theatre Griffith Park Now (Content)

Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby

Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby

Text on Poster: Federal Theatre “Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby” By Ruth Mitchell and Alfred Allen Negro Repertory Company Sat. Mat’s. Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 2:00 P.M. Children 10C Adults 20C (Content)

Yankel Boyla 1

Yankel Boyla 1

Municipal Auditorium Between Ashland and Kinney Streets - on Beach Ocean Park One day only Sun May 29 8:30pm Yankel Boyla in Yiddish A New Play by Leon Kobrin in 4 acts Directed by Adolph Freeman Admiss... More

Greek Theatre

Greek Theatre

Opens Fri June 18 Greek Theatre Vermont Ave entrance to Griffith Park Under the Stars Nightly except Monday 8:30pm See! Daily Papers for Federal Theatre Attractions Prices 10c 25c Federal Theatre Project... More

See How They Run

See How They Run

Federal Theatre Metropolitan Theatre The National Prize Winner "See How They Run" by George M Savage Jr Week of Dec 5th Mat's Wed and Sat Dec 7 and 10 2pm Prices - 1.15, 58, 42, 27 - Mat 27c Reservation... More

Aida

Aida

Pasadena Civic Auditroium May 2 8:15pm Sponsored by United Service Clubs of Pasadena WPA Federal Music Project (Content)

Mystery of Broadwalk Asylum

Mystery of Broadwalk Asylum

Text on Poster: Hollywood Playhouse Vine at Hollywood C.E. Reynolds “Mystery of the Broadwalk Asylum” Thrills Chills Opens June 29 Federal Theatres Attraction Div. of W.P.A. (Content)

The Puppet Circus

The Puppet Circus

The Puppet Circus Mon. June 13 to Sat. June 18 Nightly 7:30pm to 8:30pm Matinee Daily 3pm Special Saturday Matinees 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Admission 25c and 15c The Little Theatre Times Building Americ... More

Little Jessie James

Little Jessie James

Westchester Playhouse Kawrence Farms Mt Kisco NY Monday evening Sept 14 to Friday evening Sept 18 inclusive 8:30pm Admission prices 40c-55c incl. tax Federal Theatre presents with original music shongs ... More

Sun Up

Sun Up

Federal Theatre presents Sun Up a Carolina Mountain Drama by Lula Vollmer directed by Henry Stillman (Content)

Swing Parade

Swing Parade

Direct from 2 months in san Francisco 75 in the cast 75 Swing Parade Greatest Musical Hit in Years Directedc by Max Dill 4 Nights 4 Matinees Roosevelt Theatre Thurs Fri Sat Sun 17-18-19-20 June Federal... More

Free!

Free!

Text on Poster: Changed to Thursday Nights Free Free Free Federal Theatre Project Works Progress administration Invites you to attend The Alcazar Theatre Every Thursday night at 8:30 Present your I.D. ca... More

Macbeth

Macbeth

Text on Poster: The W.P.A. Federal Theatre Negro Unit Macbeth By William Shakespeare Keith’s Theatre Indianapolis 5 Nights and Saturday matinee Com. Tues., Aug. 25 (Content)

Me Third, Me Third

Me Third, Me Third

Me Third, Me Third a comedy by Mary Coyle Chase now playing Baker-Federal theatre 1447 Lawrence St for res. Call KE 5832 (Content)

The Warrior's Husband 2

The Warrior's Husband 2

Mayan Theatre Hill at 11th Starting Wed Dec 2 "The Warrior's Husband" The Comedy that Rocked Hollywood Nightly Except Mon 8:30pm Sat Mat 2:30pm 25c 55c tax inc. Federal Theatre Project - div WPA (Content)

The Warrior's Husband 1

The Warrior's Husband 1

Mayan Theatre Hill at 11th Starting Wed Dec 2 "The Warrior's Husband" The Comedy that Rocked Hollywood Nightly Except Mon 8:30pm Sat Mat 2:30pm 25c 55c tax inc. Federal Theatre Project - div WPA (Content)

When Will He Die

When Will He Die

Text on Poster: Municipal Auditorium Ocean Park 2 Nites Only Tue and Wed. Aug. 25th 26th 8:15 P.M. “When Will He Die?” A Comedy in 3 Acts Chune Gottesfeld’s Directed by Adolph Freeman 30 Artists Concert ... More

Help Yourself

Help Yourself

Text on Poster: Laguna Beach Hi-School Auditorium Sponsored by Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Wed. Feb. 24 8:30 P.M. Prices 55c 25c Tax Inc. Tickets at Chamber of Commerce “Help Yourself” A 3 Act Come... More

Help Yourself 2

Help Yourself 2

Text on Poster: Mt. Park Casino Holyoke, Mass. 4 Nights 8:30 P.M. Aug. 18 Thru 21 Matinee Wednesday At 2:30 P.M. All Seats Reserved 25c The Federal Theatre Presents "Help Yourself" A Rollicking Farce ... More

Federal Drama Players

Federal Drama Players

Text on Poster: Pine Island Park Manchester N.H. Summer Theatre Federal Drama Players Of the Works Progress Administration In Late Broadway Successes Every Sun.-Mon.-Tue.-Wed. Starting Sun. June 12 Adm... More

Little Jesse James

Little Jesse James

Text on Poster: Junior High School Mamaroneck, N.Y. 275th Anniversary Mamaroneck Purchase Tuesday Eve. Sept. 22nd at 8.30 P.M. Admission Prices 55c – 75c Including Tax Reserved Federal Theatre Presents... More

Arms and the Man

Arms and the Man

Text on Poster: WPA Detroit Federal Theatre presents Direct from Downtown Cinema Theatre "Arms and the Man" A Satirical Comedy by George Bernard Shaw Sponsored by Grace Evangelical and Reformed Church G... More

Good-bye Again

Good-bye Again

State WPA Federal Theatre Project Hartford's Home of Spoken Drama 4 days May 13 at 8:30nightly a startling comedy Good-bye Again matinees thurs and sat best seats 25c-35c-50c Hartford Civic Repertory (Content)

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Holiday Entertainment for children Hansel and Gretel A marionette version of Grimm's Fairy Tale and, as a special added attraction Nicola Seraphine in un programme extraordinaire of Hand Puppets Brooklyn... More

Mikado

Mikado

Federal theatre for NYC presents Mikado Gilbert and Sullivans popular operetta all star cast of 80 augmented orchestra entire week of Sept 19 Brooklyn Academy of Music LaFayette Ave and St Felix St 8:1... More

La Grammaire

La Grammaire

Federal Musart Theatre 1320 So Figueroa St Phone 7828 April 4 and 5 Two Comedies by Labiche La Grammaire and Le Baron de Fourchevif Directed by Marcel Lamour Symphony Orchestra and Songs of Old France ... More

Help Yourself

Help Yourself

Ebell Theatre Two Matinees Mon and Tue Mar 8th and 9th 2:30 pm sponsored by the Ebell Club of Long Beach prices 50c plus tax all seats Help Your Self a 3 act comedy Federal Theatre Project - div of WPA (Content)

Vaudeville

Vaudeville

Text on Poster: Federal WPA Variety Theatre Presents Vaudeville 9 Big Acts Comedy Singing Dancing Tumble in Redeck & Dexter Leddy Brothers Bronson & Delaney Yvette & Lazar Emil Jarrow Dance Parade ... More

No More Peace

No More Peace

Text on Poster: Ernst Toller’s New Anti-War Comedy “No More Peace” Thursdays July 22 and 29 Staged by Charles Hopkins State Director All Seats 55c All Times Curtain at 8:50 Opening in August Clyde Fitch... More

Help Yourself

Help Yourself

Text on Poster: La Jolla Hi-School Auditorium Sponsored by Associated Student Body Thursday Feb. 25th 8:15 P.M. Prices 40c 25c Tax Inc. Tickets on Sale at Iller’s Dep’t Store. Phone laJolla 2602 “Help Y... More

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Text on Poster: Playing Wed Thurs Fri June 29-30.. .. July 1st Evenings 8:30 Pinocchio Adapted (Content)

See How They Run

See How They Run

Text on Poster: Week of Dec. 5th Metropolitan theatre “See How They Run” Federal Theatre (Content)

Another Language 2

Another Language 2

Text on Poster: La Cadena Mt. Vernon Opening Wed. Opening June 2nd to 5th Federal Theatre “Another Language” 10c 20c 30c Div. W.P.A. (Content)

Harlem Jamboree

Harlem Jamboree

Text on Poster: Fairbury Fair Show Appears 26-28 Only New Show Each Day Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Aug. 25-26-27-28 Harlem jamboree 32 People 32 A Federal Theatre Unit Girls-Gowns Dancers-Music What A Show... More

Faustus

Faustus

WPA Federal Theatre presents Faustus by Christopher Marlowe Maxine Elliott's Theatre 109 West 39th Street (Content)

Professor Mamlock

Professor Mamlock

Text on Poster: Hollywood Playhouse Limited Engagement 6 Days Only The Federal Theatre Yiddish Unit In “Professor Mamlock” Friedrich Wolf’s Sensational Social Drama Directed by Adolph Freeman Tues. Au... More

Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuit of Happiness

Text on Poster: “Pursuit of Happiness” By Lawrence and Armina Marshall Langner Starts Tuesday March. 22 Nightly Except Mon. 8:15 P.M. Mason Opera House (Content)

Arms and the Man

Arms and the Man

Text on Poster: Arms and the Man Play by George Bernard Shaw Sensational Comedy Hit On the Stage East High School Nov 24 8:30 pm Adm 25cents (Content)

Lights O' London

Lights O' London

Federal Theatre presents gala revival of world's greatest melodrama Lights O' London by Geo. R. Sims revised and directed by Earle mitchell aboard the Showboat Buccaneer pier 16 - Hoboken, NJ - 14th St fe... More

Smilin' Thru

Smilin' Thru

Greek Theatre Vermont Ave Entrance Griffith Park 6 Days Starting Tues Aug 11 "Smilin' Thru" (text below) (Content)

Loyalties

Loyalties

Text on Poster: Mayan Hill St. At 11th Starts Wednesday Feb. 16 “Loyalties” By John Galsworthy (Content)

Pygmalion

Pygmalion

Text on Poster: Works Progress Administration Theatre of The 4 Seasons Roslyn, L.I., N.Y. Telephone Roslyn 1058 New York State Federal Theatre Project Presents A Schedule of Repertory Staged by Charles H... More

String Fever

String Fever

Federal Theatre NYC presents String Fever and Irving Caesar's Sing a Song of Safety A Marionette Production York Avenue Lot 90 St. and York Ave Man Sat. June 11 2:30 pm children 10c adults 25c sponsor ... More

Free!

Free!

Notice! Notice! The Federal Theatre Invites You to Attend the Following Theatres Free! Beaux Arts Theatre Beacon near 8th Mon., Tues. and Wed Nights At 8:30 P.M. “Vaudeville” Mayan Theatre Hill at... More

The Tinderbox

The Tinderbox

Free Marionette Show Courtesy the Federal Theatre Project Brings Joy to Young and Old The Tinderbox By Han Christian Anderson (Content)

Little Jessie James

Little Jessie James

Text on Poster: Senior High School New Rochelle, N.Y. Auspices – Elks Lodge No. 756 of New Rochelle Sat. Eve. Sept. 19th 8:30 P.M. Admission Prices: 40c – 55c – 75c Federal Theatre Presents with Original... More

Dixie to Broadway

Dixie to Broadway

Central Theatre Fairbury 1 performance only 9:30 pm adm. 30c Fri Nov 12 On Stage American's Greatest Colored Musical Revue Dixie to Broadway 32 Sepia Stars 32 Studded with Entertainment WPA Federal Th... More

The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow May 23 8:15pm Pasdena Civic Auditorium Federal Music sponsored by Project WPA United Service Clubs of Pasadena (Content)

Spirochete

Spirochete

Text on poster: BLACKSTONE THEATRE NOW PLAYING 60 EAST BALBO TELEPHONE HARRISON 6609 FEDERAL THEATRE PRESENTS Spirochete A LIVING NEWSPAPER By ARNOLD SUNNDGAARD Produced by HARRY MINTURN Direction of... More

Vodville Show

Vodville Show

Adams Memorial Hall Derry, NH Tues Nov 16 The Federal Vodville Project presents 8 acts 8 of Vodville featuring The Hillbillies from Arkansaw music by A.W.P.A. orchestra Lou Joubert directing 25c admi... More

The Perfect Alibi 2

The Perfect Alibi 2

Mt Park Casino Holyoke, MASS 4 Nights 8:30pm July 21 thru 24 Matinee Wednesday at 2:30 pm All Seats Reserved 25c The Federal Theatre presents The Perfect Alibi Thrilling Mystery Drama in 3 Acts by AA Mi... More

Roaring Girl

Roaring Girl

Hollywood Playhouse Vine at Hollywood Blvd Federal Theatre Project Nightly Except Monday Roaring Girl by John C Moffit starts Wednesday Feb 24

Black and White Revue

Black and White Revue

Text on Poster: Federal Theatre's presents Under Tent Gibralter Field Worcester St Southbridge Auspice Gibralter Athletic Ass'n Inc. Fri June 10 one night 8pm Black and White Revue Sweet Rhythm vs. Harl... More