NEIL VIPOND - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 309274
NEIL VIPOND The stage and screen actor pens a brief letter to Theatre World editor John Willis Autograph Letter signed: "Neil Vipond", 1 page, 8½x11 New York City, no date. To "Dear Mr. [John] Willis", in full: "Enclosed is an up-to-date picture & biography.
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The stage and screen actor pens a brief letter to Theatre World editor John Willis
Autograph Letter signed: "Neil Vipond", 1 page, 8½x11 New York City, no date. To "Dear Mr. [John] Willis", in full: "Enclosed is an up-to-date picture & biography. [Items not included.] Thanks for your interest". Canadian actor Neil Vipond (b. 1929) began appearing on Broadway stages and American TV playhouses in the mid-1950s. His Broadway credits extend through Strange Interlude (1985). His many TV appearances range from two Star Trek series to Curb Your Enthusiasm (2005). He played "Julius" the piano player on Will and Grace. 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 Tony for Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Slight surface creases and creased along top edge. Normal mailing fold. Otherwise, fine condition.