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Los Angeles: Payton, (c. 1937). 1st ed. Paperback. 132p. Original printed yellow wrapper. 20cm. A collection of short plays. According to the introduction, Payton, an African American, was born in West Virginia, acted in vaudeville, prepared the original book for "Bamville" produced by Sissle & Blake, and eventually came to Hollywood.
Washington: Printed by R. L Pendleton, 1917. Paperback. illustration (portrait), 24p. Softcover in original wrapper. 17cm. Cover pilled loose at staples. Other minor cover wear and fading. An enthusiastic but not entirely reliable sketch of the life and accomplishments of Aldridge. Payton was born a slave in Virginia. Eventually, with...