COMES A DAY PLAY CAST - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1958 CO-SIGNED BY: MICHAEL J. POLLARD, JOSEPH PAPP, DIANA VAN DER VLIS, RUTH HAMMOND, CHARLES WHITE, EILEEN RYAN, BRANDON DE WILDE, ALAN J. PAKULA, JANE LEE, JOHN DUTRA, LORNA THAYER, DAME JUDITH ANDERSON, GEORGE C. SCOTT, ARTHUR O'CONNELL, LARRY HAGMAN - HFSID 22173
Sale Price $680.00
COMES A DAY PLAY CAST
The cast of Comes a Day sign a playbill for their play next to the members they played on the cast page.
Original Playbill signed, 32p, 6¼ x9¼. Wilmington, Delaware, 1958 October 1-4. "The Playhouse Theatre presents Judith Anderson in 'Comes A Day'"signed by the entire cast on the cast page: "Judith Anderson," "Michael J. Pollard," "George C. Scott," "Brandon de Wilde," "Arthur O'Connell," "Larry Hagman," "Diana van der Vlis," "Ruth Hammond," "Charles White," "Eileen Ryan" and "John Dutra." Signing on the staff page are: Producer "Alan Pakula," Production Stage Manager "Joseph Papp," Production Secretary "Jane Lee," and Master of Properties "John Montell." Also signed on this page by "Lorna Thayer" who played the part of "Mrs. McCarthy" but is not listed on the cast page. ANDERSON,nominated forBest Supporting Actress Oscar for Rebecca (1940), was named "Dame Commander of the British Empire" by Queen Elizabeth II in 1960. POLLARD receivedan Oscar nomination for his role as goofy C.W. Moss in 1967's Bonnie and Clyde.SCOTT did not accept his Oscar as 1970 Best Actor for the title role in Patton. DeWILDE,nominated for Best Supporting Actor Oscar as the child star of Shane at the age of 10, died as a result of injuries suffered in a traffic accident in 1972 at the age of 30. O'CONNELL receivedBest Supporting Actor Oscar nominations for Picnic (1955) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959). HAGMAN is best remembered for his television roles as astronaut Tony Nelson onI Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970) andas J.R. Ewing on Dallas (1978-1991). PAKULA went on to produce Fear Strikes Out (1957), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Love With the Proper Stranger (1963), and Up the Down Staircase (1967),among others, produce and direct The Sterile Cuckoo (1969) and Klute (1971), and direct All the President's Men (1976) and Comes a Horseman (1978). PAPP,thefounder of the New York Shakespeare Festival and multi-Tony Award winner, was the producer of A Chorus Line. A remarkable assemblage of signatures. This drama opened to good reviews at the Ambassador Theatre on Broadway on November 6, 1958. Two pages were not cut and separated when the playbill was printed; there are tears at the edges where the playgoer had separated the two sheets. Fine condition.
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