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9243
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Although home to a number of political figures, Washington also has a history of celebrities. Cecil B. and William B. DeMille both hail from this town, and author of the book SHOW BOAT, Edna Ferber, was inspired by the Washington show boat.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 6, Nov 1979, p18-20, il, por
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9888
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The James Adams Floating Theatre, a showboat built in Washington, North Carolina, in 1914, brought theater to residents of coastal and inland waterways from the Chesapeake Bay to the Carolinas. Blackburn describes the days that famed American author Edna Ferber sailed on the vessel to gather information for her acclaimed novel SHOW BOAT.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 75 Issue 11, Apr 2008, p160-162, 164, il, por Periodical Website
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16948
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The James Adams Floating Theatre was an attraction which cruised the coastal waters of the state and as far north as Virginia. The boat, built in 1913 in Washington, was owned and operated by James Adams a performer from Saginaw, Michigan. There were performances aboard everyday but Sunday and cost between 20 and 50 cents. At the height of its popularity (1925), the boat drew attention from notable novelist and playwright Edna Ferber who used her experiences on the James Adams to compose her novel Show Boat.
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21942
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The James Adams Floating Theatre was an attraction which cruised the coastal waters of the state and as far north as Virginia and as far south as Georgia. The boat, built in 1913 in Washington at a cost of $25,000, was owned and operated by James Adams a performer from Saginaw, Michigan. It could hold 850 people there were performances aboard every day. Novelist and playwright Edna Ferber used her 4-day experience on the James Adams to compose her novel, Show Boat, which was later turned in a Broadway musical.
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6198
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The James Adams Floating Theatre, a showboat built in Washington, North Carolina, in 1914, brought theater to residents of coastal and inland waterways from the Chesapeake Bay to the Carolinas. Francis describes the boat's construction and travels. Author Edna Ferber sailed on the vessel to gather information for her acclaimed novel SHOW BOAT.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 20 Issue 2, Winter 1981, p25-28, il, bibl
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