THE IS THE ARMY: ALL SOLDIER SHOW. SOUVENIR BOOK. Irving BERLIN.
THE IS THE ARMY: ALL SOLDIER SHOW. SOUVENIR BOOK
THE IS THE ARMY: ALL SOLDIER SHOW. SOUVENIR BOOK
THE IS THE ARMY: ALL SOLDIER SHOW. SOUVENIR BOOK
THE IS THE ARMY: ALL SOLDIER SHOW. SOUVENIR BOOK

THE IS THE ARMY: ALL SOLDIER SHOW. SOUVENIR BOOK

[NY? New Era Lithograph Co., [1942]. Illustrated. First Edition. Signed on the rear cover by Larry Weill, one of the “Girls" in the revue. “This Is The Army” is an American musical revue in two acts, designed to boost morale in the U.S. during World War II, with a book by James McColl and music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. It was produced by the U.S. Army on Broadway in 1942, with a cast of U.S. soldiers, for the benefit of the Army Emergency Relief Fund. Insisting on racial integration, Berlin was permitted to add African Americans into this play, which he was not allowed to do in his earlier Yip, Yip Yaphank musical during World War I. This was unconventional for the U.S. Army but, still, whites and African Americans did not appear on stage simultaneously. Sheet music from the revue is fairly common but the Souvenir Book is not. Quarto: pictorial wraps; 16 pages. Item #57352

Very Good (minor wear; contents clean & tight).

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