DAVID HOLLIDAY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/08/1992 - HFSID 315061
Sale Price $180.00
Actor explains to John Willis, editor of Theatre World, the story of his broken toe, the reason he was unable to attend that year's awards party
Autograph letter signed: "David H." in black ink. 1 page, 6x9 flat, 6x4½ folded. Written on Man of La Mancha letterhead. Original envelope included. June 8, 1992. In full: "My Dear John - Since 1971 I've been on the road when the Theatre World Awards are celebrated. I was eager and looking forward to finally attending, AND...while getting ready to join you - I banged my toe into a new table so violently that I had to have it x-rayed, it was giving me such pain - I did break a small bone and it's still taped up. What a bloody bore! Am sure it was a grad "do" and I pray clumsy me will be in town in '93! Thanks and best of everything!". David Holliday (1932-1999) was an American actor of stage fame, most well-known for his role in Man of La Mancha(1965) as the day matinee version of Don Quixote. However, this was not his only role, as he appeared in several other Broadway and off-Broadway plays, including a starring role as Tony in London's West End version of West Side Story. Stage work was truly his passion, and it showed, earning a number of nominations and wins for his work, including four wins for Carbonell Awards for Best Actor in a musical. He never made many screen or film appearances, though he did appear as Vigil Tracy in the television seriesThunderbirds(1965). Sadly, Holliday passed away in 1999 from cancer. 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. Lightly toned. Slightly worn. Fine condition.
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