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    JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (American, 1877-1960)
    The Associated Actors & Artistes of America Year Book, April 21, 1940
    Ink and watercolor on board
    22.5 x 22 in.
    Signed lower right

    The Associated Actors and Artistes of America (AAAA, also known as the 4A's), chartered in 1919 by the American Federation of Labor, is a New York-based umbrella organization of several autonomous unions representing different types of performing artists, including the Actors Equity Association, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the American Guild of Musical Artists, the American Guild of Variety Artists and the Screen Actors Guild. The Four A's was founded out of a conflict between the White Rats Actors Union of America, an old variety performers' union formed in 1909, and the Actors' Equity Association of America, an organization formed in 1913 to represent performers of the legitimate stage, over the acquisition of a charter from the American Federation of Labor. The gradual demise of the White Rats as an industry force led that union to merge with Equity and a number of smaller unions by July 1919, resulting in the formation of the Associated Actors and Artistes of America. The main purpose of the Four A's since its founding has been to represent the affiliates' common interests, and to resolve jurisdictional problems between and among them, and in regard to individual actors working a range of entertainment sectors.

    More information about JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG, also known as Flagg, James Montgomery, James Montgomery Flagg.

    Condition Report*: Taped verso to mat with archival tape. Light surface dirt and discoloration throughout. Two linear abrasions on the upper left corner. Matted to an overall size of 35.5 x 33.5 inches. Not framed.
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    October, 2013
    26th Saturday
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