First Edition. About Near Fine and unread in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Bookplate to the front pastedown, extremities lightly bumped. Jacket has light laminate lift to folds and spine ends, light toning. An attractive copy of this Tony award winner based on the 1950 film "All About Eve, " directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Bette Davis.
Good. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Theatre programme for a Broadway production starring Lauren Bacall directed by Ron Field. Applause is a musical with a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Lauren Bacall won the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical. The musical is based on the screenplay for the classic Bette Davis film All About Eve and the original story by Mary Orr upon which the movie was based. At its center is veteran actress Margo Channing, who innocently takes a fledgling actress under her wings, unaware that the ruthless Eve is plotting to steal her career and her man. The show, however, makes a major change to the screenplay by eliminating the character of Addison de Witt, the snide and articulate drama critic played in the film by George Sanders. Instead, the musical substitutes the character of Howard Benedict, producer of the play that Margo Channing is appearing in. The show also eliminates the film's final sequence, in which an aspiring actress shows up in Eve's apartment and becomes Eve's Girl Friday, ready to do to her what Eve did to Margo.
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