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In this clip Mary does some back and forth with Jimmy Stewart, pretending she’s a star-struck fan.  This was one of many stars Jimmy Stewart worked with in his life but I’d love to know if he ever had any reflections on her… it wouldn’t surprise me, Mary rubbed off the right way on almost everybody back then. Here’s a great blog dedicated to Jimmy Stewart.

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.

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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…

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Here is the Broadhurst Theater as it appeared in the 1950’s.

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It is now run by the Schubert organization.

History
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.

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