The Chalk Garden – 1956

“We will always be grateful to Charles Bowden and Richard Barr for our tour of “The Chalk Garden”. Later Richard went on to produce the Edward Albee plays and Charles produced several Tennessee Williams plays as well as “The Changing Room” by David Storey.” “Posing for publicity stills by Bert and Richard Morgan in Palm Beach, Florida.” (Dorothy and Lillian Gish – By Lillian Gish)


Released same year with the play “The Day Lincoln Was Shot – Gish, Massey, Lemmon” The Chalk Garden – by Enid Bagnold; D.Charles Bowden; P.Bowden, Barr and Bullock, Dorothy and Lillian Gish, O.Z.Whitehead, Neil Fitzgerald, Frances Ingallis, Charron Follett Summer tour opened at Niagara Falls 6/4


The Chalk Garden is a play by Enid Bagnold that premiered on Broadway in 1955. The play tells the story of Mrs. St Maugham and her granddaughter Laurel, a disturbed child under the care of Miss Madrigal, a governess. The setting of the play was inspired by Bagnold’s own garden at North End House in Rottingdean, near Brighton, Sussex, the former home of Sir Edward Burne-Jones. The work has since been revived numerous times internationally, including a film adaptation in 1964. The Chalk Garden 1956 – The last courtain for Lillian and Dorothy Gish together

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The Chalk Garden July 23, 1956 Program

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