LESLIE BARRETT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/01/1979 - HFSID 315815
Sale Price $198.00
Actor writes to John Wills, editor of Theatre World, making corrections to his biography
Autograph letter signed: "Leslie Barrett" 1 page front and verso, 6x8. March 1, 1979. New York City, New York. In full: "Dear Sirs, I am currently in "My Old Friends" off B'way at the Orpheum Theatre. In looking through your "Theatre World" Vol 33 1976-77 - I noted that two Broadway shows I was in were omitted in the section of Biographies. (You can check the Contract Dept of Equity to find) I appeared in Tennessee Williams "Slapstick Tragedy" Feb. of 1966. I played a few weeks of previews and before Opening officially the role was changed. Also I appeared on Broadway with the show "What Did We Do Wrong" during many weeks of previews in Oct. of 1967 before the role was omitted (before official opening.)Also omitted in the biography was Off B'way productions in April 1963-"The Dragon" (Phoenix Theatre, Jan 1958-"Trial of Dmitri Karamazov" (Norman Rose), Dec 1956-"Purple Dot"(Paul Shyre production/Cherry Lane Theatre) Corrections would be very much appreciated. Sincerely". Leslie Barrett (1919-2010) was a stage, television, and movie actor with a career spanning 60 years. Barrett performed in many original productions on Broadway such as The Primrose Path (1939) and Rhinoceros (1961), and furthermore was an accomplished Shakespearean actor as a member of Joseph Papp's Shakespearean Theatre Workshop performing in Much Ado About Nothing (1955) and The Taming of the Shrew (1974). On television he appeared in popular shows such as The Twilight Zone (1960) and Dark Shadows (1968). 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. Normal mailing folds. Slight toning in the left margin. Slight surface creases. Red ink notes throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.
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