Item no. 30105
New York
Occupation: Retail and wholesale - department stores, grocery stores, warehouses
Collection: Wagner Labor Archives

Bill Judd of Hearn's shipping department plays the leading man, Jess in "Thursdays Till Nine,"  a musical show written by Henry Foner and Norman Franklin and commissioned by the Department Store Employee's Union, CIO. Unlike "Pins and Needles," which was a musical revue written by Harold Rome and produced by the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, this was a "book musical," depicting the lives of the union's members.

The image accompanies songs from "Thursdays Till Nine" in Henry Foner: Songs and Poems (For Better or Verse), Labor Arts, New York, 2013.

See also the exhibit Play it Again, Sam - Songs of the Labor and Progressive Moments of the 1940s.  

See the Pins and Needles booklet cover about a musical revue written by Harold Rome as mentioned above.

From CIO News, November 24, 1947.

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