ROBERT FIZDALE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/12/1978 - HFSID 253932
ROBERT FIZDALE Fizdale handwrote, signed and dated this letter from Water Mill, New York to Frank Peschka and Bill Murdock, founders of New York City's Little Players theatre company, in 1978. In it, he gushes about the Little Players and how the thought of their performances moved him to tears while writing this letter.
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Fizdale handwrote, signed and dated this letter from Water Mill, New York to Frank Peschka and Bill Murdock, founders of New York City's Little Players theatre company, in 1978. In it, he gushes about the Little Players and how the thought of their performances moved him to tears while writing this letter.
Autograph letter signed "Bobby./AND Arthur!!!" in blue ink. 2 pages, 7x8¾, 1 sheet, front and verso. Water Mill, New York. April 12, 1978. Addressed to "Ones Both". In full: "Dear Ones Both - Every evening we've ever spent with you has been unforgettable but the birthday evening was more unforgettable than ever. The joy you give the world is incredible. When we rave to friends who've never seen the Little Players and then say we mustn't say too much as nothing can lineup to what we're saying and then - after their first visit - we hear them say nothing you said prepared us for the miracle of this - well, that's rather fun I must say But when, like only the very greatest art, your great great art reveals its miracle afresh each time we say [sic] you we think, well, with all that can be difficult in life it's a great privilege to be alive in New York City in the great period of its cultural history, that is when the Little Players are there. Dearest Boys, we know the teamwork that goes into what you two do, and the work and that love and that is why it's so overwhelmingly beautiful. It is 6:30 AM and Arthur has just come downstairs saying let's go for the morning paper and finding me in tears as I write to you, adds 'Isn't it a bit early in the morning for this?' and then says 'Oh! you must be writing to Frank and Bill!' They are tears of pleasure for what you give us. We know, through you, what 'All Love' means. All love". Lightly toned and creased. Light show-through from both sides, which touches handwriting but not signature. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: Original mailing envelope from Fizdale's personalized stationery. Postmarked Water Mill, New York, April 12, 1978. Hand-addressed by Fizdale to "Messers Frank Peschka/& Bill Murdock", New York City. With one 13¢ brown-and-yellow Liberty Bell stamp affixed. Lightly toned, stained and creased. Envelope was cut open at top. Otherwise in fine condition. FRANK PESCHKA and BILL MURDOCK were founders of New York City's Little Players theatre company. ROBERT FIZDALE (1920-1995, born in Chicago, Illinois) and ARTHUR GOLD (1917-1990, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) met while students at Juilliard. The partners helped transform the duo-piano repertory by commissioning and performing many new works. They appeared on a stage and on a number of recordings and were nominated for a 1963 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. Fizdale and Gold also authored the book, The Divine Sarah (1991), a biography of Sarah Bernhardt, the first international superstar.
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