DAVID HOLLIDAY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1973 - HFSID 314875
DAVID HOLLIDAY A letter to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, wishing him a Happy Birthday Autograph letter signed: "David H", in black ink, 7¾x9 open flat, 4x9 closed. 1973. California. In full: "Dear Mr. Willis- A very Happy Birthday. Greetings from Calif.
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A letter to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, wishing him a Happy Birthday
Autograph letter signed: "David H", in black ink, 7¾x9 open flat, 4x9 closed. 1973. California. In full: "Dear Mr. Willis- A very Happy Birthday. Greetings from Calif. Have just finish doing "Annie" and now I'll be going up to Frisco to do "Oh Coward" for and with Roderick Cook. Will be fun to sing "The Disaster" songs again. It's a hell of a lot of material to learn so I'd better get to it! Best Wishes. Hope all is well and happy with you". Post script: "Hope your envelope made you smile. Gives the post office somethin to talk about." 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 series Thunderbirds (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. Corners worn and creased. Fine condition.
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