JONATHAN LUCAS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/19 - HFSID 314455
JONATHAN LUCAS Theater World Award recipient writes John Willis of Theater World expressing his pleasure at being included in the famed publication. Autograph Letter Signed: "Jonathan Lucas" 1 page. 8¾x11. Sept. 19 (no year) In Full: "Dear Mr.
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Theater World Award recipient writes John Willis of Theater World expressing his pleasure at being included in the famed publication.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Jonathan Lucas" 1 page. 8¾x11. Sept. 19 (no year) In Full: "Dear Mr. Blum, Thank you very much for offering to include me in Theater World. I am delighted and under separate cover am sending you pictures and returning your biography file. Sincerely." Jonathan Lucas (1920-1991) a celebrated performer has appeared in numerous award winning Broadway productions such as: A Lady Says Yes (1945), Billion Dollar Baby(1945-1946) , Around the World (1946), Finian's Rainbow(1947-1948), Small Wonder (1948-1949), Touch and Go (1949-1950), Of Thee I Sing (1952), First Impressions (1959) , Vintage '60s (1960) ,Tony Award winning Carnival! (1961-1963), and The Beauty Part (1961). Lucas also starred in the Martin & Lewis Colgate Comedy Hour a television series in 1954 as well as television movies and variety shows like Harper Valley, USA (1969) and the hilarious The Powder Room (1971) with Hollywood legends Dean Martin, Elaine Stritch and Jack Cassidy, the television series Brothers (1984). The award winning thespian worked as a choreographer in Cinderella (1957) with the elegant, award winning Julie Andrews and funny lady Alice Ghostley; and on the silver screen in the following films: The Trouble with Girls (1969) featuring heartthrob Elvis Presley and Emmy Award winning actor John Carradine, and Marriage on the Rocks (1965) with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatre and Deborah Kerr. 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. Multiple folds. Lighlty toned. Staple perforation in left margin. Mild folding in left margin. Otherwise, in fine condition.
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