CAROL CHANNING - CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY CARD SIGNED CIRCA 1968 - HFSID 300554
Sale Price $108.00
Christmas card to Theatre World editor John Willis, picturing her with husband John and son Channing
Christmas Card signed: "and Christmas love/from Carol to John", 5½x4¼ folded, 5½x9 open flat, card for 1968 features printed message and photo image of Carol, Channing and Charles Lowe. Stage and screen actress CAROL CHANNING (1921-2019) debuted on the Broadway stage 20 years later. She will always be linked to two spectacular Broadway roles, Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1951) and the title role in Hello, Dolly (1963), winning a Tony Award for her title role as Dolly. She also won a Special Tony in 1968 and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tony Awards in 1995. Channing, who was nominated for Tony Awards for The Vamp (1956), Show Girl (1961) and Lorelei (1974), won an Emmy Award (1966) for a TV special, An Evening With Carol Channing, and was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). She is the mother of Pulitzer Prize-nominated cartoonist Channing "Chan" Lowe. She was married to her manager and publicist, Charles Lowe, from 1956 until his death in 1998. 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, furnished comprehensive information on those entertainment genres. John A. Willis (1916-2010), active in Theatre World from the beginning, became its chief editor in 1965, holding that position until 2008. Willis is regarded as one of the foremost theatre and film historians of the 20th century. While producing (and presenting) the annual Theatre World Awards, Willis also served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards. Theatre World, which received its own Tony for Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Normal wear at fold. Otherwise, fine condition.
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