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"Frankie and Johnnie"
Date: 1928
Medium: Etching
Dimensions: plate: 4 13/16 × 7 7/8 in. (12.2 × 20 cm) sheet: 9 3/4 × 12 13/16 in. (24.8 × 32.5 cm)
Illustration Citation: Act II, Scene 5 of HIM, by e.e. cummings.
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1998
Object Number: 1998-88
About: Sloan captures Hemsley Winfield and Goldye Steiner in e.e. cummings' rendition of the folk tune, "Frankie and Johnie," from the play HIM. The three-act play combines elements of vaudeville, the circus, and expressionism, and Sloan thought it "about as thrilling an evening's entertainment as I have ever experienced." The play was first produced at the Provincetown Playhouse in New York in 1928.
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