DENIS HOLMES - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/23/1996 - HFSID 316104
DENIS HOLMES Longtime actor thanks John Willis, editor of Theatre World, for having his award inscribed Autograph letter signed: "Denis Holmes" in black ink. 1 page, 6x9. October 23, 1996. Millburn, New Jersey.
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Longtime actor thanks John Willis, editor of Theatre World, for having his award inscribed
Autograph letter signed: "Denis Holmes" in black ink. 1 page, 6x9. October 23, 1996. Millburn, New Jersey. In full: "Dear John, Many thanks for having it inscribed for me, I think it is a beautiful work of Art and I will treasure it as such, as well as for its theatre significance - I am very proud to possess it. Here's the cheque $300 and the photo you requested. Very sincerely". Actor Denis Holmes (b. 1921) has appeared on stage, television, and in movies for over fifty years. He made his Broadway debut in King Richard II (1956) and would perform in numerous Shakespearean productions including Macbeth (1956), The Merchant of Venice (1989) and Hamlet (1995) as well as original plays like The Homecoming (1967) and comedies such as The Constant Wife (2005). In 1996, he was awarded a Theatre World Special Award for his performance in An Ideal Husband (1996). Holmes has appeared often on British television in series such as The Four Just Men (1959), Coronation Street (1961), and Eh Brian! It's a Whopper (1984); and furthermore in movies like The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966), Moonlighting (1982) and Sabrina (1995). 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. Very stained in left margin. Toned. Light surface creases. Ink notes in unknown hand on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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