Why Not? : a Comedy in Three Acts

Williams, Jesse Lynch; [Jesse Bonstelle]

Published by Boston: Walter H. Baker, 1924, 1924
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INSCRIBED by the author to Jesse Bonstelle. A novelist and playwright, Williams was revered for his wit and his support of women's rights. His social comedy WHY MARRY? was the first play to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize; WHY NOT? is its sequel, a satire on bohemian morality, which ran for 120 performances. Bonstelle (1872-1932), was an actress and manager who sponsored so many promising young talents (among them, Katharine Cornell, Ann Harding, Melvyn Douglas, William Powell, and Frank Morgan) that she was called "Maker of Stars. " At the time Williams presented her with this play, she had recently ended her tenure running the Harlem Opera House in New York, and taken over Detroit's Playhouse, which she renamed the Detroit Civic Theatre. A wonderful association copy between two luminaries of the theater world of the 1920s. Bookseller Inventory # 13085

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Title: Why Not? : a Comedy in Three Acts

Publisher: Boston: Walter H. Baker, 1924

Publication Date: 1924

Edition: First Edition.

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