CHARLES REPOLE - CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY CARD SIGNED CIRCA 1977 - HFSID 300980
Sale Price $108.00
Handwritten Season's Greetings card addressed to Theatre World editor John WillisAutograph Holiday Card signed: "Charley Repole", 5¾x4 card with printed illustration, postmarked New York, N.Y., December 5, 1977. Addressed in his hand to John Willis, New York City. In full: "Hope '78 is filled with joy - Best". Accompanied by Autograph Envelope signed in the return address: "Repole". CHARLES REPOLE won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Tony in his Broadway debut, Very Good Eddie (1975). He was a Drama Desk nominee for Whoopee! (1979). He is even better known as a director, having filled that role on Broadway (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1995), at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, in regional theaters, and at Queens College, where he chairs the drama department. 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. Fine condition.
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