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DAVID HOLLIDAY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 318772

DAVID HOLLIDAY A letter to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, updating him on his recent plays Autograph letter signed: "David H.", 1 page, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, unknown hand pens date: "August 6, 1971" in lower margin. In full: "Dear Mr.

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DAVID HOLLIDAY
A letter to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, updating him on his recent plays
Autograph letter signed: "David H.", 1 page, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, unknown hand pens date: "August 6, 1971" in lower margin. In full: "Dear Mr. Willis, Just a short note between acts to thank you for your birthday greetings and good wishes. Things here are going alright and I've succeeded in suppressing my deep feeling and sadness about what it could have been. If I can get some copies of the L.A. reviews I'll pass em' on. If you speak to dear Richard Woods, do give him my best. Thanks gain for your thoughtfulness." 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. Normal mailing folds. Creased and toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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