GERALD M. TEIJELO JR. - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/13 - HFSID 318158
Sale Price $180.00
GERALD M. TEIJELO JR.
In regards to his theatrical career, the stage performer responds to John Willis of Theatre World, quizzically asking the editor, "What can it be to you?"
Typed letter signed: "Gerald M. Teijelo Jr.," in brown felt tip. New York City, November 13, no year. To "Dear Mr. Willis," in full: "Having seen your publication I am all the more puzzled as to why your questionnaire should be sent to all of us in the 'Molly' cast. What possible use can it be to you to know what information you ask about all of us in the chorus? I must further state that this is not meant as a put-down but as an honest question. My personal experience on Broadway extends beyond this job quite a ways back and all of that is quite interesting to me, of course, but in honesty what can it be to you? Were I a star of any magnitude I'd rush to tell you more about my career to present but, alas, this is not the case--at least not yet! I'll be happy to respond should you wish further correspondence. I wish you continued success in your publications, all of which have seemed fine to me. Sincerely." Gerald M. Teijelo Jr. (d.1989) was an American stage performer and choreographer, appearing in several Broadway plays including Coco (1969-1970), Hurry, Harry (1972), On the Twentieth Century (1978-1979) and Molly (1973). He also performed in The Gay Life (1961-1962) and Wild Cat (1960-1961). 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. Normal mailing folds. Creased and toned. Tears in bottom edge. Edges and corners worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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