DAVID HOLLIDAY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 315208
Sale Price $162.00
A letter of Christmas wishes to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World
Autograph letter signed: "David H", in black ink, 9x6 open flat, 4½x6 closed. Insert unfolds to a size of 4½x11. In full: "Dear John - Merry Christmas!! May you allow yourself to experience filly, all the love, happiness, joy, good health, and peace that you truly want. Best of it". 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 Tonyfor Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Lightly toned. Corners slightly worn and creased. Light surface creases. Edges slightly frayed. Small tear on bottom edge from fold. Otherwise, fine condition.
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