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Tennessee Williams Play

 
 
Untitled Tennessee Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 19, 2015
1. Untitled Tennessee Williams Marker
Inscription. On the evening of July 12, 1935, in the garden behind this house, the Garden Players under the direction of Arthur Scharff performed Tennessee Williams' first staged play "Cairo, Shanghai, Bombay." Bernice D. Shapiro was listed as co-author, and Alice G. Rosebrough of this address was the player's patroness. Members of the cast were: George Madlinger, L. Rosebrough, Mrs. H. Hastings, Baby Mary Lou Hurt, Catherine Gibson, Mary Beth Clower, Dorothy Wilson, Arthur Scharff, Fred Faehrman, Harriet Loop, Harvey Pierce, Raymond Hurt and Hubert Hastings.
 
Location. 35° 6.634′ N, 90° 0.17′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Glenview Avenue just east of Oaklawn Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1780 Glenview Avenue, Memphis TN 38114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heiskell Farm (was approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Memphis 13/Rozelle Elementary School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Zion Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chew C. Sawyer (approx. 0.7 miles away); Johnny Cash's First Performance / Johnny Cash and Tennessee Two
Untitled Tennessee Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 19, 2015
2. Untitled Tennessee Williams Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); John B. Weatherall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Calvary Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Zippin Pippin / Libertyland (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
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Also see . . .  Tennessee Williams - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 21, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Arthur Scharff, Director of Tennessee Williams first produced play
Arthur Scharff was the son of Abe Scharff who owned a dry cleaning business in Memphis in the 1930s. Arthur preformed in many Memphis productions of the time. His father, Abe Scharff was a world traveler and wrote at least one book entitled "Peruvian Rambles." during one of trips to the Amazon, he collected a human shrunken head. That head is now on display at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum.
    — Submitted August 20, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.

 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
1935 home of Alice G. Rosebrough, where the first produced play of Tennessee Williams was performed image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 19, 2015
3. 1935 home of Alice G. Rosebrough, where the first produced play of Tennessee Williams was performed
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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