A Texas Steer Encyclopedia: New Production of Hoyt’s A Texas Steer. [cover title: Inquire Within; on verso, A Straight Steer]. Charles H. Hoyt.
A Texas Steer Encyclopedia: New Production of Hoyt’s A Texas Steer. [cover title: Inquire Within; on verso, A Straight Steer].
A Texas Steer Encyclopedia: New Production of Hoyt’s A Texas Steer. [cover title: Inquire Within; on verso, A Straight Steer].
A Texas Steer Encyclopedia: New Production of Hoyt’s A Texas Steer. [cover title: Inquire Within; on verso, A Straight Steer].
A Texas Steer Encyclopedia: New Production of Hoyt’s A Texas Steer. [cover title: Inquire Within; on verso, A Straight Steer].
A Texas Steer Encyclopedia: New Production of Hoyt’s A Texas Steer. [cover title: Inquire Within; on verso, A Straight Steer].
A Texas Steer Encyclopedia: New Production of Hoyt’s A Texas Steer. [cover title: Inquire Within; on verso, A Straight Steer].
A Texas Steer Encyclopedia: New Production of Hoyt’s A Texas Steer. [cover title: Inquire Within; on verso, A Straight Steer].

A Texas Steer Encyclopedia: New Production of Hoyt’s A Texas Steer. [cover title: Inquire Within; on verso, A Straight Steer].

Hoyt Productions; Cincinnatti, Ohio: Enquirer Job Printing Co., [ca. 1906]. 12mo, pictorial brown wrappers. [16] pp., text and images printed in blue, numerous illus. Blind-stamp of “Auburn Aqueduct, Auburn, ME” at foot of title-page; stamped on back wrapper “Empire Theatre, Matinee & Night—Friday, Mar. 11.”.

This entertaining program promotes the sixteenth season of Hoyt’s “A Texas Steer or Money Makes the Mare Go”—a humorous “collection of saws and incidents” about Texas politics. Act I takes place at “Maverick Brander’s” cattle ranch, while Act II and III are set at the Arlington hotel in Washington county. A Who’s Who cast of characters is provided—featuring humorous figures like “Major Yell, a lawyer”; “Green Woodhead, a judge”; “Brassy Gall, Esq., member of the Third House”; and “Crab and Mink, field hands.” Included in the program is a selection of facts and useful information such as “Gems of Knowledge,” “A Chiromantic Chart,” “U.S. Postal Laws” and “Language of Flowers.” Charles Hoyt wrote the play in 1890 for his first wife, Miss Flora Walsh (who died in 1893); film versions of the work were produced in 1915 and 1927—with Tyrone Power Sr. and Will Rogers in starring roles, respectively.

CONDITION: Light offsetting to front-wrapper, light wear; very good interior.

Item #5665

Price: $295.00

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