Skip to Main Content Skip to Header Menu Skip to Main Menu Skip to Category Menu Skip to Footer

SWEN SWENSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1975 - HFSID 303120

SWEN SWENSON A handwritten letter to John Willis, editor-in-chief of Theatre World, thanking him for his "fine hospitality" Autograph Letter signed: "Swen", 1 page, 5¼x4. No place, No date. Accompanied by handwritten letter postmarked New York, NY, 1975 June, 4.

Sale Price $162.00

Reg. $180.00

Condition: fine condition
Free U.S. Shipping
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

SWEN SWENSON
A handwritten letter to John Willis, editor-in-chief of Theatre World, thanking him for his "fine hospitality"
Autograph Letter signed: "Swen", 1 page, 5¼x4. No place, No date. Accompanied by handwritten letter postmarked New York, NY, 1975 June, 4. On personal letterhead to "Dear John [Willis]", in full: "Just a note to thank you for your fine hospitality - delicious dinner, beautiful apartment, and delightful guests. Thank you for allowing me on the "inside" of your very special day. Also thought the Award Party was very special this year. Those awards are the most significant in our profession. Fondly,". Broadway dancer and singer Swen Swenson (1932-1993) was featured in several Broadway musicals, including Wildcat (1961),Little Me (Tony nomination, 1963) and a revival of Can Can (1981). The gay activist, who owned the world's largest collection of carousel animals, succumbed to AIDS-related illness. 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 Tonyfor Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark
See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guarantee

COA with every purchase

All Questions Answered

Contact us day or night

Submit Offers

Get a quick response