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JOE E. MARKS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/05/1950 - HFSID 317056

JOE E. MARKS The Broadway star and comedian signs a typed letter to Theatre World founder Daniel Blum, signing, "With best wishes for your continued success." Typed letter signed: "Joe E. Marks," 1 page, 7¼x10¾. New York City, May 5, 1950. On personal letterhead.

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JOE E. MARKS
The Broadway star and comedian signs a typed letter to Theatre World founder Daniel Blum, signing, "With best wishes for your continued success."
Typed letter signed: "Joe E. Marks," 1 page, 7¼x10¾. New York City, May 5, 1950. On personal letterhead. Attached to the letter (on verso) is the actor's Theatre World résumé. To "Dear Mr. [Daniel] Blum," in full: "As per your letter of April 25th. Enclosed please find the data and photograph which you requested[items not included]. I trust this will be what you wanted. Thanks very much for including me in your very fine Theatre World and Screen World. With best wishes for your continued success, and kindest regards, I beg to remain very truly yours." Joe E. Marks (1890-1973) entered show business in1910 as an actor and variety performer. For over twenty years, he was a star comedian in burlesque, often co-billed with the likes of Bert Lahr. On the Broadway stage, his roles included Pappy Yokum in Lil Abner and Captain Hook's craven sidekick, Smee, in Mary Martin's Peter Pan. He made occasional screen appearances from 1938, including a role in The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968). Daniel Blum 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. Normal mailing folds. Creased and toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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