A Players Flashback: 1942

Updated: Dec 24, 2020



By TOWNES COATES


In February 1942, The Players Bulletin (no longer pocket size, but more like a theatre program) dedicated its cover to memorialize the acclaimed stage actor and Players stalwart Otis Skinner.


While it was the early days for the U.S. involvement in World War II, Players were already engaged in skirmishes concerning card and backgammon games in the bar. Rollin Kirby, the letter writer, was a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.


From the February 1942 Players Bulletin.

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