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JEFFRY MELNICK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 318799

JEFFREY MELNICK Celebrated author sends a letter of gratitude to John Willis of Theater World for inviting him and a guest to the Theater World Award Party, a coveted affair. Autograph Letter Signed: "Jeffrey Melnick" 1 page. 8½x11. In full: "Dear Mr.

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JEFFREY MELNICK
Celebrated author sends a letter of gratitude to John Willis of Theater World for inviting him and a guest to the Theater World Award Party, a coveted affair.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Jeffrey Melnick" 1 page. 8½x11. In full: "Dear Mr. Willis: Thank you very much for inviting me to your award party and for letting me bring Bob Randall. It was a marvelous party and I was pleased to be there. Thank you again. Sincerely, P.S. I was so embarrassed for Page Johnson and all the obscene things he told Priscilla Pointer." Jeffrey Melnick a historian, author of over ten books and essays and expert on Black and Jewish relations; he has penned 9/11 Culture: America Under Construction; Black-Jewish Relations On Trial ; and A Right to Sing the Blues; Race and the Modern Artist to name a few. Melnick has also researched the global circulation of United States culture, the culture industries as well as immigration and migration cultural studies. The author currently serves as Assistant Professor of American Studies at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. His guest at the Theater World Party, Bob Randall, is a member of the Stolen Generations and Indigenous Person of the Year credited with bringing to light the issue of forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families in 1970. Famous for his song "My Brown Skin Baby They Take Him Away" is described as the anthem for Stolen Generations. 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. Ink at foot of letter (in unknown hand). Lightly toned. Creased and mild folds at corners of letter. Otherwise, in fine condition.

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