Gaumont State, Kilburn June 1956 concert flyer
Original first printing concert flyer advertising American singer, actress, and activist Eartha Kitt at the Gaumont State in Kilburn (London) on Sunday, 3rd June, 1956, presented by Harold Fielding, and with Kenny Baker, Ronald Chesney, and The Ken-Tones, also on the bill. Called the “most exciting woman in the world” by Orson Welles, Kitt began her career in 1942 and appeared in the 1945 original Broadway theatre production of the musical Carib Song. In the early 1950s, she had six US Top 30 hits, including “Uska Dara” and “I Want to be Evil”. She starred in 1967 as Catwoman, in the third and final season of the television series Batman. In 1968, her career in the U.S. deteriorated after she made anti-Vietnam War statements at a White House luncheon. Eartha Kitt died from colon cancer on Christmas Day 2008, at the age of 81.
The flyer measures 14.6 x 22.8 cm and is printed in red and blue inks on thin, matte-coated paper stock. It has been folded horizontally at the middle with pencil notes on the back. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the flyer available on request.