PATRICIA ELLIOTT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/12/1977 - HFSID 303035
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The Tony Award-winning actress signs a letter to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, thanking him for the lovely bouquet and note
Autograph Letter signed: "P. E", in blue ink, 2p, 5x7½. New York City, New York, 1977 June 12. To "Dearest John -". In full: "Oh what sweetness you are! When I arrived back at the Theater after the Theatre World Awards: awaiting me was a beautiful bouquet and a note of thanks. When really it was you who deserved garland for your work and devoting to The Theatre. I'm so glad I did speak up after all: I was sitting there filled with regrets. Your work represents love to me: and love for the whole of theater: not just New York: But all the productions the book covers: truly representative of American Theater. Perhaps most touching and beautiful of all: to see you take the posters down after the festivities. Every one of us in the theatre owe you a great deal for your work. Not just as work: but as devotion that comes from the heart. What comes from the heart endures forever. As my teacher says: "If you are taking care of someone else, you can be certain someone is taking care of you." You, dear man, are beloved in the universe. Peace-Love-Light-Be yours". Patricia Elliot (1942-2015) began acting in 1968, making both her first notable stage appearance (King Lear) and her first film appearance (The Green Slime) in minor roles. She would go on to star in a number of plays, including her Tony Award-winning performance in the Stephen Sondheim musical A Little Night Music (1973). Throughout the 1990s she performed in several TV movies such as Men in White (1998) and The Ladies (1987). Elliot is perhaps best known for her recurring role as Renee Buchanan in One Life To Live (1968-2013), which she maintained from 1990 until 2011. 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. Frayed on bottom edge. Normal mailing fold. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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