Item #76258 PIPE DREAM: Based on Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck. Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II.

PIPE DREAM: Based on Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck

New York: The Viking Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. The seventh musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, which premiered at the Shubert Theatre in New York on November 30, 1955. Set in Monterey, California, it tells the story of the romance between Doc, a marine biologist, and Suzy, who in Steinbeck's novel is a prostitute; her profession is only alluded to in the stage adaptation. Despite nine Tony Award nominations, the production received poor reviews and closed after 245 performances. Octavo: 158 p. with photographic illustrations from the original Broadway production. Original silver cloth binding, with yellow, purple, and black stamping. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with just a hint of edgewear. Near fine / Near fine. Item #76258

Price: $200.00

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