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I Surrender: Please Help Identify My Hirschfeld Print
Tiki-Kate
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2006-08-22 10:00 am   Permalink

I bought this Hirschfeld print about a million years ago at an antique store.

Can someone please tell me what play/movie/etc. this is from?

I've poured through the Hirschfeld archives online but have not been able to figure it out.


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2006-08-22 11:35 am   Permalink

I bet you thought I would have some info when you saw me posting, being Mr. Know-it-all, but sorry, I don't! But what a fine rendering, and what a very intriguing cast of characters! It does look like a Broadway play, maybe you should ask a costume designer...like where is the couple on the right supposed to be from?

 
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2006-08-22 11:49 am   Permalink

Do you have a date? You could check the Hirschfeld Archive in the New York Times and see if it's in there, or contact AlHirschfeld.com and see what they might know?

On to more important things! How many Ninas are there?
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aloha.taboo
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Posted: 2006-08-22 12:05 pm   Permalink

I've got an email into a friend who has an encyclopedic knowlege of all things Broadway. Hopefully he'll recognize it!

 
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GROG
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Posted: 2006-08-22 12:51 pm   Permalink

Wow, Tiki-Kate, that's really neat. GROG's birthday is in September and GROG is willing to accept nice gifts such as this Hirschfeld print.

 
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aloha.taboo
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Posted: 2006-08-22 7:06 pm   Permalink

I think I figured it out!

13 Daughters
Music, lyrics, book by Eaton Magoon, Jr.

Opened at the 54th St. Theatre, NY March 2, 1961; closed March 28, 1961

Starring Don Ameche

According to its publisher,
Music Theatre International:

"The beauty, history, culture and spirit of 19th century Hawaii fill the stage in this hilarious and heart-warming family musical.

"With thirteen daughters, Chun, a rich Chinese merchant, and his wife, a Hawaiian princess, have a slight problem: by tradition, the eldest daughter must marry first – and she seems more interested in missionary work than romance. As if that weren’t bad enough, an old family curse stipulates none of the daughters must marry! But when the eldest daughter's mission work turns into matrimony, the younger sisters happily forget their decision to remain old maids and twelve very proper suitors promptly enliven the scene.

"Big, bright and dripping with melody, author Eaton Magoon, Jr. – himself a native of the Islands – combines universal themes with a lush, exotic locale for a one-of-a-kind experience that will have your audiences saying “Mahalo nui loa!” (“Thank you very much!”)"

Full cast info at the Internet Broadway Database.


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Tiki-Kate
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Posted: 2006-08-22 8:06 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-22 19:06, aloha.taboo wrote:
I think I figured it out!

13 Daughters
Music, lyrics, book by Eaton Magoon, Jr.

Opened at the 54th St. Theatre, NY March 2, 1961; closed March 28, 1961

Starring Don Ameche




I believe you are exactly right, aloha.taboo.

I had come across that title during my search but was unable to find an image of the print anywhere online.

Thank you so much.


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2006-08-23 12:03 am   Permalink

Wow! What a coincidence. That is GROG's favorite broadway musical! Plus GROG a huge Don Ameche fan and just LOVES Hirschfeld's artwork. That print would look great hanging up in GROG's house.

(By the way, did GROG mention GROG's birthday is in September, and that GROG will gladly be accepting gifts?)


 
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Kona Chris
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Posted: 2006-08-23 12:06 am   Permalink

Hmm, it seems that the link to the picture isn't working anymore. Any chance it could get re-hosted? I'd like to see it too.

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Tiki-Kate
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Posted: 2006-08-23 09:34 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-23 00:03, GROG wrote:
(By the way, did GROG mention GROG's birthday is in September, and that GROG will gladly be accepting gifts?)



Pick a different gift, GROG.



 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2006-08-23 11:53 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-22 19:06, aloha.taboo wrote:

Music, lyrics, book by Eaton Magoon, Jr.

Opened at the 54th St. Theatre, NY March 2, 1961; closed March 28, 1961




Ran for a whole 3 1/2 weeks? Hmmm, I wonder why we never heard of this, OR of Eaton Magoon, Jr.....? With THAT name!

A play about Hawaii should have been a hit in 1961...maybe it wasn't because it was set in the 19th century...and I bet they did not have enough Tikis in the stage design (though that ONE looks very good!)

But then again, who ever mentions Leonard Bernstein's "Trouble in Tahiti".


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2006-08-23 6:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:


Pick a different gift, GROG.









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Tiki-Kate
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2006-08-24 2:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-23 18:52, GROG wrote:
Quote:


Pick a different gift, GROG.









[ This Message was edited by: GROG 2006-08-23 18:53 ]



Try again, GROG.

Back on topic:

Considering that it had such a short run, it's interesting that 13 Daughters received two Tony nominations in 1961.
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aloha.taboo
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Posted: 2006-08-24 2:25 pm   Permalink

One of my favorite Hawaiian performers was in it as well: Keola Beamer

 
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