Did Adam Sin? and Other Stories of Negro Life in Comedy, Drama and Sketches
Publisher: Self published
Place: Los Angeles
132 pages. Octavo (9" x 5 1/2") issued in stiff wrappers. 1st edition.
Plays and stories by a West Virginia-born minstrel, vaudevillian and playwright who wrote and acted in Sissle and Blake's Chocolate Dandies, the show that helped launch the career of Josephine Baker. Apparently issued to popularize Payton's attempt to teach other African-Americans as screenwriters. An interesting example of "Black Hollywood". He was resident playwright with the Federal Theater Project in Chicago during the 1930s. Stories include Did Adam Sin?, A Bitter Pill, A Flyin'Fool, Some Sweet Day, Two Sons of Ham. and Who is the Boss?
Lightly soiled else a very good to fine copy.
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