TITLE: MAGIC OF THE MINSTRELS. THE BLACK AND WHITE MINSTREL SHOW
FORMAT: 20 x 12.5 inches
VENUE: VICTORIA PALACE, London.
PRODUCTION CREDITS: The Black and White Minstrels.
NOTES: The show created by George Mitchell was first broadcast on the BBC on 14 June 1958 and ran until 1978. By 1964, audiences were regularly exceeding 18 million. The Minstrels also had a theatrical show produced by Robert Luff which ran for 6,477 performances from 1960 to 1972 and established itself in The Guinness Book of Records as the stage show seen by the largest number of people. The show ran at the Victoria Palace from 1962 to 1972. The show's premise began to be seen as offensive on account of its portrayal of blacked-up characters behaving in a stereotypical manner and a petition against it was received by the BBC in 1967. This POSTER dates from around 1968.
CONDITION: Grade A. Rolled (but has been stored flat since new). Fine/near mint.