BARBARA ASHLEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/09/1965 - HFSID 317100
Sale Price $162.00
The actress pens a short letter to Theatre World Founder Daniel Blum, writing, "You broke my heart."
Autograph letter signed: "Barbara," in black ink, 1 page, 5¾x5¾. New York City, February 9, 1965. To "Danny Dear," in full: "You broke my heart when I saw my name was dropped from the 1964 Theatre World! Have been out of the [illegible] due to the death of my dad--but am back now! I hope you will put me back in Theatre World! Lovingly." Born in Brooklyn, New York, Barbara Ashley is an American stage actress. Credited to no less than three Broadway plays, she debuted in 1948 in the original special Ballet Ballads, starring as the lead protagonist Sally Ann. She also appeared in one episode on the Colgate Comedy Hour (1951). Theatre World, founded in 1945 by Daniel Blum, is America's oldest annual record of Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre, referenced by industry professionals, historians, students and theatre fans worldwide. Until 1998, when a separate nonprofit corporation was established, Theatre World's editorial staff bestowed the prestigious Theatre World Awards for outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway debuts. Screen World (from 1950) and Dance World (from 1966), administered from the same office, also furnished comprehensive information on those entertainment genres. Normal mailing folds. Edges lightly worn. Pencil note (unknown hand) at top left corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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