Antique Playbill from Hollis St. Theatre, Boston, Week of April 6, 1903 - Featuring Cecil B. De Mille in Hamlet
Here is an antique playbill from Hollis St. Theatre, formerly located in Boston, Massachusetts. This program dates to the week of April 6, 1903, and advertises E.H. Sothern in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet." This program also lists legendary filmmaker Cecil B. De Mille in the role of Osric the courtier. It is packed with program information for this and other theaters, along with incredible advertisements for the businesses of the time.
More information about the theater (from Wikipedia):
The Hollis Street Theatre (1885–1935) was a theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, that presented dramatic plays, opera, musical concerts, and other entertainments. John R. Hall built the 1,600-seat theatre in 1885, on the site of the former Hollis Street Church. The building was demolished in 1935.
This playbill is in good condition. Signs of wear may include corner damage, stains, and minor folding. Please see the photos to understand the condition exactly, as the photographed item is the one you will receive.
This item will ship in a rigid 6" x 9" top-loading plastic protector to prevent shipping damage.