ROBERT FIZDALE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/09/1960 - HFSID 253914
Sale Price $198.00
Fizdale handwrote, signed and dated this letter to Frank Peschka and Bill Murdock, founders of New York City's Little Players theatre company, in 1960. In it, he writes how he discovered "to my horror" that he and his partner Arthur Gold hadn't paid for a pair of pants and moves being made by both Peschka and Murdock and by Fizdale and Gold.
Autograph Letter Signed: "from Arthur and/Bobby". 1 page, 5¾x8¾. September 9, 1960. Addressed to: "Frank". In full: "Dearest Frank: To my horror I discover that we forgot to pay for Arthur's pants! Here's the check. [not included] We're so thrilled that you got the place you wanted. It sounds perfect and we're longing to see it. We'll call you the minute we get into town - it's still a bit uncertain because of the piano movers. Love to Bill and to you." Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Handwriting and signature are lightly smudged but legible. Random ink stains. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: Original mailing envelope, signed "Gold & Fizdale" above return address. Postmarked Southampton, New York, Sept. 9, 1960. Hand-addressed by Fizdale to Mr. Frank Peschlea, New York City. With two United States stamps affixed. Lightly toned and creased. 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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