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Eddie Cantor's New Game: Tell It to the Judge

Object Number: 
2000.485
Date: 
1936
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood
Dimensions: 
board: 19 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. ( 50.5 x 50.5 cm ) box: 1 1/8 x 6 x 10 7/8 in. ( 2.9 x 15.2 x 27.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on the box and reverse of board: "Eddie Cantor's/ NEW GAME/ "Tell it to the Judge"/ REG. U. S. PATENT OFFICE/ Parker Brothers Inc/ SALEM, MASS, NEW YORK, LONDON/ MADE IN U. S. A."
Description: 
"Eddie Cantor's New Game 'Tell it to the Judge'" board game with board, twenty-five wooden playing pieces, 120 slips of paper money in 5, 10, 20 and 100 denominations, 91 cards, a "Judge" badge and instruction sheet; bi-fold board with an image of Eddie Cantor in the center and a multi-colored track around the edges with cartoon figures, cars, trains and buildings along the way; one half of board reverse has an applied, lithographed label with a picture of Eddie Cantor holding five "signal cards," a medallion with a cartoon image of a judge and the inscription, "Eddie Cantor's/ NEW GAME/ "Tell it to the Judge"/ REG. U. S. PATENT OFFICE/ Parker Brothers Inc/ SALEM, MASS, NEW YORK, LONDON/ MADE IN U. S. A.;" same image on the box; interior of box has seven compartments on the interior.
Gallery Label: 
Born on January 31, 1892, Eddie Cantor was an entertainer who grew up on Henry Street on the Lower East Side. For several years, he appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies and performed in blackface in nearly every movie he made. Later, he helped create the March of Dimes and was the first president of the Screen Actors Guild. Cantor continued to make movies and music until the 1950's. He died on October 10, 1964.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group