The Mayflower Promenade Magazine (June 1948)
Washington, D.C. Robert L. Johnson, 1948. Quarto. Item #027216
64 pages. It was Washington, D.C. 1948, as the capitol is prospering with post-war boom. Here is an interview with Henry Fonda and how he wanted the role of Mister Roberts and enjoyed playing it on the stage. A full page photograph of a smiling Fonda who at age 43 was enjoying his return to the theatre though would also continue roles in Hollywood but only with short term contracts. Several pages also by Helen Hall Jacobs on women in Tennis. She won at Wimbledon in 1936 but had to turn down a $50,000 to turn pro in order to play, also she writes about how unfair women were treated in retaining their amateur status versus that of Jack Kramer. The case of Pauline Betz is detailed. Often the reason these items are rare is that they were intended for only a season for hotel guests. Only earlier decades are recorded in OCLC. Bound in color pictorial paper wraps.