JULIE HARRIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/27/1970 - HFSID 300609
Sale Price $198.00
The actress pens a handwritten letter to John Willis, chief editor of Theatre World, stating that she could not make it to the Awards party
Autograph Letter Signed: "Julie/Harris", 1 page, 6x4¼ postcard. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1970 May 27. Addressed to "Dear John [Willis]," in full: "Thank you for the invitation to The Theatre World Award Party. I would have come but I am in New Orleans doing The Women. Hope you're fine - Happy summer. Love," Julie Harris (1925-2013) has six Tony Awards, the most ever won by a performer. She won for I Am a Camera (1952), The Lark (1956, as Joan of Arc), Forty Carats (1969), The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (1973) and as Emily Dickinson in the one-character play The Belle of Amherst (1977), plus a special Tony (2002) for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. She earned five other Tony nominations, and a Grammy for the recording of The Belle of Amherst. She toured for two seasons in the acclaimed stage version of Driving Miss Daisy. She earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her youthful role in The Member of the Wedding (1952), and performed memorably as James Dean's girlfriend in East of Eden (1956). She received nine Emmy nominations, winning the awards for televised plays Little Moon of Alban (1959) and Victoria Regina (1962) and as the voice over in Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (2000). TV viewers may remember her best for Knot's Landing (1981-1987). 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 Tonyfor Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Fine condition.
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