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SWEN SWENSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1983 - HFSID 318778

SWEN SWENSON A letter from the Broadway dancer to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, wishing him Merry Christmas Autograph letter signed: "Swen", in black ink, 7x5. New York City, New York, postmarked December 19 1983.

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SWEN SWENSON
A letter from the Broadway dancer to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, wishing him Merry Christmas
Autograph letter signed: "Swen", in black ink, 7x5. New York City, New York, postmarked December 19 1983. In full: "Dear John, Wishing you a Merry Christmas--And a Lion's share of happiness in the New Year! Love,". 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. 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. Toned and creased. Fine condition.

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