Hoyt's A Midnight Bell

c 1889

28 x 41 in (71 x 104 cm)


Original poster for Hoyt's A Midnight Bell opened in the Bijou Theatre circa 1889.

Chaotic scene depicted in which a butler slips up.

Charles Hale Hoyt, born in 1859, was a brilliant farcical comedy writer who entitled virtually everyone of his plays beginning with a A to bump his name to the top of whatever list he appeared on. He wrote his farces till he passed far too soon at the age of 41 in 1900.

CONDITION............ A few tears on top and top left of poster

250-500 Ameican Theatre chairs chaos Charles Hoyt duster falling fear girl falling Hoyt laughter Original scared size-28x41 terror theater theatre turn of the century waiter waiter falling water spill