This is an Original The PLAYGOER Theatre Program Magazine measuring 6" x 8-1/2" from 1957.

It is OVER 60 Years old! It does have wear in the spine by the staples. It has 47 pages

It features a great photo of legendary actory, EDWARD G. ROBINSON performing at the famed BILTMORE theatre in Hollywood for the stage production of:


A well-off, middle-aged widower falls in love with a young girl, played by Mona Freeman, in Paddy Chayefsky's play.

It's a nice cover shot of the actor.

Inside there are great ads including: Barker Bros., Jackman, Willard H. George, Fashions by Fay Hammond, Cadillac, Royal 76 Gas and Oil, Persion Room at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Union Bank, Richfield Credit Card, Robbins Ltd for Gucci, Hedda Hopper, ParkLabrea Towers, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Juel Park, Avis Rent a car and L& M Cigarettes with a tear on the back.

Nice for the theatre lover!

Shop with confidence! This is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is has been located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!

MORE INFO ON EDWARD G. ROBINSON: Edward G. Robinson arrived in the United States at age ten, and his family moved into New York's Lower East Side. He took up acting while attending City College, abandoning plans to become a rabbi or lawyer. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts awarded him a scholarship, and he began work in stock, with his new name, in 1913. Broadway was two years later; he worked steadily there for 15 years. His work included "The Kibitzer", a comedy he co-wrote with Jo Swerling. His film debut was a small supporting part in the silent The Bright Shawl (1923), but it was with the coming of sound that he hit his stride. His stellar performance as snarling, murderous thug Rico Bandello in Little Caesar (1931)--all the more impressive since in real life Robinson was a sophisticated, cultured man with a passion for fine art--set the standard for movie gangsters, both for himself in many later films and for the industry. He portrayed the title character in several biographical works, such as Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) and A Dispatch from Reuter's (1940). Psychological dramas included Flesh and Fantasy (1943), Double Indemnity (1944), The Woman in the Window (1944)and Scarlet Street (1945). Another notable gangster role was in Key Largo (1948). He was "absolved" of allegations of Communist affiliation after testifying as a friendly witness for the House Un-American Activities Committee during the McCarthy hysteria of the early 1950s. In 1956 he had to sell off his extensive art collection in a divorce settlement and also had to deal with a psychologically troubled son. In 1956 he returned to Broadway in "Middle of the Night". In 1973 he was awarded a special, posthumous Oscar for lifetime achievement.

This item is part of Backlot Movie Memorabilia and collectibles in-store inventory from our shop which is located in the heart of Hollywood, where we have been in business for the past 40 years!!!

EDWARD G. ROBINSON PLAYGOER Biltmore Theatre Middle of the Night
Item #BMM0002541