San Quentin's 33rd Annual New Year' [sic] Show. "Harry Ettling New Year's Jubilee".
(n. p.): California State Prison at San Quentin, 1948. 22.5 x 15.5 cm. pp + wrappers. Stapled tan wrappers printed in black; interior printed in brown and black. Brown and white illustrations. Binding mis-stapled; leaves detached, with slight tear at gutters from pulling through the upper staple; slight bump to lower corner. Good.
Program for the annual New Year's variety show at San Quentin, offering everything from the acrobat trio Sing Lee Sing and "whip crackers" Buck and Chickie to actress Toy Yat Mar, The Skating Millers, and 3-year-old singing sensation Lyndell Sandeen. Numerous San Francisco clubs provided entertainment, as well -- Sinaloa Cafe, Bimbo's 365 Club, President Theatre, and Charlie Low's Forbidden City -- and Hitch King served as the Master of Ceremonies. In addition to the list of performers, the program includes an introduction by warden Clinton T. Duffy, a tribute to Harry Ettling (the founding producer of the show, who died in 1947) from the Men of San Quentin, and short introductions to the show's new producer, Elmer Langmaid, and Hitch King.
A scarce record of prison entertainment and the local community's contributions to it. Not located in OCLC.