EARLY TO BED – BROADWAY – 1943
Mary is farthest to the left in the photo above as she starred in Early To Bed on Broadway in 1943.
Mary Starred in the Fats Wallers’ musical Early to Bed, a great article about it is here… http://www.theroot.com/views/bring-back-fats-wallers-lost-musical
There were 380 performances. Below are a couple posters from the show…
Here is the Broadhurst Theater as it appeared in the 1950’s.
It is now run by the Schubert organization.
George H. Broadhurst, the Anglo-American manager and playwright (1866-1952), built his eponymous theatre in association with the Shubert brothers. Broadhurst had previously managed theatres in Milwaukee, Baltimore, and San Francisco (and written many popular plays). The playhouse has remained one of the Shubert Organization’s most consistently booked theatres.
Below are a c
Mary’s And The Nightclub Scene
These two articles paint a good picture of Mary’s work in the nightclub scene which corresponded with her work on TV.
Above: Pittsburgh Post Gazette, October 17, 1949 – This article that led me to find this Women’s Home Companion Article by Mary.
Below: From Billboard, August 30, 1952