FRANK TWEDDELL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/18/1951 - HFSID 317064
Sale Price $288.00
The stage and on screen actor sends a letter to Theatre World Founder Daniel Blum, forwarding a list of his theatrical performances
Autograph letter signed: "Frank Tweddell," in blue ink, 1page, 5½x9. New York City, January 18, 1951. To "Dear Sir [Daniel Blum]," in part: "Herewith current portrait of myself for possible use in next issue of 'Theatre World'[item not included]. Recent plays 'Golden State,' 'Boomed in Texas,' last season 'Mr. Barry's Etchings,'" The actor continues to list his theatre credits. He concludes with, "Except for the recent ones, I'm omitting flops. Very truly yours." Born in the hill nation of Muree Pakistan, Frank Tweddell (1895-1971) was a stage and on screen actor who has performed in over 25 Broadway plays, including Claudia (1941-1943), Suds in Your Eye (1944) and Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1938-1939). Tweddell, while most his roles were minor, also has an extensive on screen career of over 30 credits, appearing in Route 66 (1964), Naked City (1961-1962), The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and The Tattooed Stranger (1950). Daniel Blum (1900-1964) founded Theatre World in 1945,serving as its chief editor until his death in 1964. Aided by Norman McDonald and John A. Willis (his successor as chief editor), Blum also conceived what would become the prestigious Theatre World Awards for promising new actors in the New York stage, Broadway and later off-Broadway as well. Toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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