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    Posted 4 years ago

    vintagelamp
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    My cousin, Anne Nichols, wrote the famous play "Abie's Irish Rose" in the 1920s and the play remained in production for several years. It then became a radio show in the 1940s. There were two movie versions of the play in 1928 and 1946. The television show "Bridget Loves Bernie" from the 1970s was based on Anne's play.
    I was thrilled whenever I found the Arco stopwatch above with "Abie's Irish Rose" inscribed on the back. I am sure that it was used to time scenes of the play. It is in very bad condition but, to me it is a treasure. I am trying to figure out the date of the stopwatch. It could range anywhere from the 1920s through the 1940s.
    The second photo shows an original script of the play with several hand-written annotations (right) and Anne Nichol's personal copy of the transcripts of a famous lawsuit she lost against Universal Pictures (left).
    The last photo shows a scene from the play. My other cousin, Evelyn Nichols (front left) is playing Rosemary Murphy, the lead in the play. She is one of Anne's sisters.
    The stopwatch was in a group of watches that someone was selling for parts. I am so lucky to have found it!

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      I remember your previous posts about your cousin's play Abie's Irish Rose. What a gem of a thing to find! I can only imagine how excited you are!
    2. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 years ago
      racer, Thank you so much! I was very excited! I am so proud of what she accomplished.
    3. buckethead, 4 years ago
      Wow! Definitely a treasure - I am happy for you that you found it :)
    4. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      I have the sheet music! Not that hard to find. Try eBay!
    5. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      I have posted the sheet music from the 1928 movie or you to see.Your cousin Ann wrote the music!
    6. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 years ago
      buckethead, Thank you, so much!

      PCC, Thank you! Also for posting the sheet music! I have a few more songs written by Anne that were never published.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      This is so wonderful!! You have the most wonderful stories and collection. I always look forward to seeing what you'll post next.
    8. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 years ago
      jscott, Thank you! I really enjoy the wonderful items that you post also!

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