Blue Jeans (and vaudeville bill)
Proctor's 5th Ave. Theatre, NYC / November 4, 1901
Blue Jeans is a melodramatic play by Joseph Arthur that opened in New York City in 1890 to great popularity.
The sensation of the play is a scene where the unconscious hero is placed on a board approaching a huge buzz
saw in a sawmill, which became one of the most dramatic imitated scenes (eventually to the point of cliche).
The play remained popular for decades, and was made into a popular silent film in 1917.
The play made its debut on October 6, 1890, at the Fourteenth Street Theatre. The original New York run of
the play ran through March 7, 1891. The play enjoyed considerable success around the United States and in
revivals in the following decades. It debuted in London in 1898.
A silent film version of the play was released in December 1917, and was also quite popular, starring
Viola Dana as June and Robert D. Walker as Bascom.
(Actual program measures 5" x 9 1/4")