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Reginald Marsh – Star Burlesque – A Treasury of American Prints

Star Burlesque
BY REGINALD MARSH

IN THE MIDDLE TWENTIES, Marsh’s interest in the theater became marked
and he began to design stage sets. John Murray Anderson gave him a com-
mission to do a curtain for The GreenwichVillage Follies, composed entirely of
cartoons, and this led to Robert Edmond Jones asking him to help design the
sets for a Provincetown production.

Later he did some work for Paramount
Publix and Sandor Gluck’s Dance Theater.

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Since then, Marsh has been fascinated by theatrical material.
Star Burlesque is a subject that is obviously as attractive to Marsh’s witty
eye as it must be abhorrent to the Arguses of the Watch and Ward Society.

There is no tut-tut attitude lurking behind this etching, only a sympathetic
and vivid reporting of a significant slice of New Yorkese. There is no cynicism
here, either. Yet, Marsh is not invariably gentle.

When asked what artistic problem he attempted to solve in Star Burlesque,

he replied, “Traditional form independent of what current cant tries to make us think what it is”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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