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JEROME COLLAMORE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/30/1977 - HFSID 306378

Not finding a questionnaire enclosed in an envelope from Theatre World editor John Willis, he types a succinct summary of his stage highlights. Then he reports in a postscript that he has found the form.

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JEROME COLLAMORE
Not finding a questionnaire enclosed in an envelope from Theatre World editor John Willis, he types a succinct summary of his stage highlights. Then he reports in a postscript that he has found the form.
Typed Letter signed: "Jerome Collamore", 1 page, 7¼x10¼. Flushing, New York, 1977 March 30. On personal letterhead "Dear Mr. Willis", in full: "I have your letter requesting information - but there was no 'enclosed form' to fill out. I went in the theatre in February 1912 in Stock in Troy, N. Y. After two seasons in Stock I played two years in Vaudeville in one act plays produced by LEWIS & GORDON (MAX). My first engagement with a New York management was with SELWYN's "UNDER COVER." My Shakespearean training came with the BEN GREET PLAYERS. My credits on my composite will give you further highlights. I know your publication very well having a complete set of THEATRE WORLD from 1944-45. And I knew Danny Blum. I trust this is what you wanted. Sincerely yours". [signature] His handwritten postscript: "P. S. I have two plays being considered for production, having many good acting days off-Broadway. Just found the form." Character actor Jerome Collamore (1891-1987) was limited to small parts in films, including: "Custodian", "Milkman", "Party Guest No. 4", and finally "Old Man in Bar." His stage biography was more impressive, including 16 Broadway and 5 Off-Broadway appearances over a 60-year span. By 1921, he had already appeared in 5 Shakespeare plays there. Later work included Red Dust (1928) and his final show, The Dresser (1981-1982). 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, furnished comprehensive information on those entertainment genres. 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. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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