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The Troupers by  Olive Welch - Signed First Edition - 1955 - from E Ridge fine Books and

The Troupers

by Welch, Olive

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket

Exposition Press. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author . An uncommon work that, although fiction, lends to a first hand account of America's early traveling theater. Signed. The half title bears the full name of the author "Olive Welch-Hendry" in script, presumed the authors signature. "Olive (Welch, later Welch-Hendry) was a Vaudeville actress and wrote a book about her experience called The Troupers. There are not very many copies known of the book and are mostly in the collections of family members." From the back blurb: The author, writes of the theater and its fold as one who loved, lived, breathed and ate show business. Her intimate knowledge of theater backstage came from her own experience as a trouper who trod the boards with a traveling repertoire and stock company. Her late husband, Albert Welch was a star performer and director of the repertory stage for many years." ; 8vo .


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