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a scene from Heir to the Hoorah, New York, 1905

July 16, 2013

a scene from Kirke La Shelle’s production of Paul Armstrong’s play, Heir to the Hoorah, which opened at the Hudson Theatre, New York, on 10 April 1905
(photo: Hall, New York, 1905)

This colour halftone postcard of a scene from Kirke La Shelle’s production of Paul Armstrong’s play,
Heir to the Hoorah, was published in 1905 by The Platinachrome Co, New York, in 1905.

The cast of Heir to the Hoorah, a play about a girl forced by her mother to marry a man who has made his fortune from mining, included in its cast Guy Bates Post, T. Tamamoto and Nora O’Brien. Following a run of 59 performances the production went on a tour of the United States to Seattle and elsewhere before returning to New York on 3 September 1906 for a further short run at the Academy of Music. In 1916 Heir to the Hoorah was adapted for the cinema, starring Anita King as the girl and Thomas Meighan as the miner.

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