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The Big Ads
How the Yiddish Theatre Publicized their Productions
 

 

"The 3 Brides"
at the National Theatre

The opening performance was on Friday, January23, 1925.
The advertisement for this production was published in the Forward on February 8, 1925.

 

"THE 3 BRIDES (Di 3 kales)," now playing at the National Theatre, Houston Street and Second Avenue. Telephone: Orchard 2612.
Michael Saks and Louis Goldberg, managers. Music composed by Peretz Sandler; dances arranged by Aaron Lebedeff. With Leon Blank.

Scenes, types and characters from our new, great sensational success. In four acts by Isidore Solotorefsky.

CAPTIONS, left to right:

Row 1:
1. Leon Blank in the 1st act of the "3 Brides." "My daughter, what are you crying about now? Maybe you will, G-d forbid, just need the wedding ..."
2. Leon Blank, as Shimshon Eisenberg, with his daughters, the three brides.
3. Leon Blank in the 1st act of "3 Brides." "Stella, you aren't going out today. You stay at home."

Row 2:
1. Leon Blank as Shimshon Eisenberg, in the 3rd act of the "3 Brides." "Mrs. Pomerantz, G-d give you the jewelry that my son has stolen."
2. Leon Blank as Shimshon Eisenberg, with his daughter and sons-in-law, in the 2nd act.

Row 3:
1. Leon Blank as Shimshon Eisenberg, singing the famous song, "Nakhes fun kinder." In the 2nd act of the "3 Brides."
2. Leon Blank at the close of the 1st act. "I will turn away the hand that steals ..."
3. Leon Blank as Shimshon Eisenberg, in the very touching scene where he telephones the boss whose son had stole in the 2nd act.

Row 4:
1. Jacob Rechtzeit as "Gangster" in the 3rd act of the "3 Brides."
2. Annie Meltzer as Stella in the 4th act. "This Jew is not a Jew at all."
3. Leon Blank as the father in the 1st act.
4. Leon Blank and Mrs. [Nettie] Tobias the last act of the "3 Brides."
5. Leon Blank and Abe Sincoff in the 2nd act, at the wedding of the "3 Brides."

Row 5:
1. Leon Blank as Shimshon Eisenberg, at the close of the last act of the "3 Brides." "I wish every father would deal with their bad kids like that."
2. Bessie Weissman and Jacob Rechtzeit.
3. Leon Blank as Shimshon Eisenberg in the 3rd act of the "3 Brides." "Come with me, my son."

 

 

 

 

 

List courtesy of YIVO (Yiddish Institute for Jewish Research).

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