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SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH BROADWAY CAST - SHOW BILL SIGNED CIRCA 1959 CO-SIGNED BY: PAUL NEWMAN, SIDNEY BLACKMER - HFSID 266178

SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH BROADWAY CAST: PAUL NEWMAN and SIDNEY BLACKMER Paul Newman and Sidney Blackmer sign a playbill for their play Sweet Bird of Youth. Playbill signed: "Best Wishes Paul Newman" and "All good wishes,/Sidney Blackmer" on cover, 24p, 6½x9.

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SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH BROADWAY CAST: PAUL NEWMAN and SIDNEY BLACKMER
Paul Newman and Sidney Blackmer sign a playbill for their play Sweet Bird of Youth.
Playbill signed: "Best Wishes Paul Newman" and "All good wishes,/Sidney Blackmer" on cover, 24p, 6½x9. New York City, circa March 1959-January 1960. Program for Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth, which was presented at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway from March 10, 1959-January 30, 1960 (375 performances). The play was directed by Elia Kazan, who was nominated for a 1960 Tony Award for Best Director. NEWMAN (1925-2008, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio) starred as Chance Wayne and BLACKMER (1895-1973, born in Salisbury, North Carolina) co-starred as Boss Finley. Geraldine Page (who is also pictured on the cover) was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award for Best Actress for her role as Princess Kosmonopolis, and Rip Torn, Page's future husband, was nominated for a 1960 Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role as Tom Junior (Torn won the 1959 Theatre World Award for his role). This was Newman's third appearance on the Broadway stage. The winner of the 1953 Theatre World Award for Picnic, he would later appear on the Great White Way in Baby Want a Kiss (1964), with his wife, actress Joanne Woodward, and would be nominated for a 2003 Tony for starring in a revival of Our Town (2002-2003). Blackmer, the winner of a 1950 Best Actor Tony Award for Come Back, Little Sheba, had made his Broadway debut in 1917 in The Morris Dance. He would star in a long list of Broadway plays, making his last appearance in 1964's A Case of Libel. Lightly creased and soiled. Front cover is chipped at upper left corner, worn at lower corners. Cover present but separated. A few pages have been removed and are not present. Fragile. Overall, fine condition.

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