DION ALLEN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/01/1951 - HFSID 317103
Sale Price $108.00
Actor writes to Daniel Blum, founder and editor of Theatre World, about his biography
Typed letter signed: "Dion Allen" 1 page, 7½x10½. May 1, 1951. In full: "Dear Mr. Blum: Thank you very much for letter of April 27th. THEATRE WORLD has long been one of my favorite theatrical yearbooks and I am happy to send you the photograph and biographical material [not included] you requested. Many thanks and every good wish for your continued success. Cordially". Stage actor Dion Allen (b. 1922) performed in many Broadway plays in the late 1940s and early 50s, having prominent roles in The Tower Beyond Tragedy (1950), The Taming of the Shrew (1951) and The Strong are Lonely (1953). Theatre World, founded in 1945 by Daniel Blum, is America's oldest annual record of Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre, referenced by industry professionals, historians, students and theatre fans worldwide. Until 1998, when a separate nonprofit corporation was established, Theatre World's editorial staff bestowed the prestigious Theatre World Awards for outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway debuts. Screen World (from 1950) and Dance World (from 1966), administered from the same office, also furnished comprehensive information on those entertainment genres. Slight toning in the margins. Light surface crease in the top margin. Small stain in bottom margin on verso. Fine condition.
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