LUDI CLAIRE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/12/1981 - HFSID 303125
Sale Price $252.00
The actress signs a letter to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, sadly saying she will not be able to attend a party she and her husband were invited to.
Autograph letter signed: "Ludi", in blue ink, 1 page, 8½x11. Seattle, Washington. May 12, 1981. In full: "Dear John - How kind of you to include us in your lovely part for May 28th. I am on tour standing by for Dorothy London in the Hepburn play - and, sadly, Larry is in Hollywood and neither of us will be through with our stint in time! Hate it, because you always give a grant party! Dorothy was conveniently ill and I've had a great time playing with the legendary Kate - sad indeed she is one. The enclosed note, found on my mirror the night of crisis, will delight you [Not included] as will the gorgeous champagne she brought to my dressingroom afterward, etc. etc. And a thoroughbred champion to play with onstage - never had more fun. Even sawing away at my silent fiddle - learning that drove Dorothy and me BOTH nearly MAD. Much success to you! And regretful thanks from". Note on top left corner: "Tour ends June 8 here. B-way in the fall". Stage and film actress Ludi Claire (1922-1990) has appeared in 16 Broadway plays, and several film and screen credits. Of the 16 productions, she starred in one play, the comedy The Country Wife (1957). Her other roles were either minor or as replacements. In addition to her acting roles, she's credited as a writer on two television series: Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958) and The DuPont Show of the Month (1958). 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, and furnished comprehensive information on those entertainment genres. Normal mailing folds. Creased on bottom right corner. Corners on envelope slightly worn. Fine condition.
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