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WALTER KERR - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/19/1969 - HFSID 315775

WALTER KERR The theatre critic writes to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, sending a list of play credits, perhaps not included in one of his recent publications Typed letter signed: "Walter Kerr", in black ink, 1 page, 6¼x9½. May 19, 1969. Larchmont, New York. In full: "Dear Mr.

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WALTER KERR
The theatre critic writes to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, sending a list of play credits, perhaps not included in one of his recent publications
Typed letter signed: "Walter Kerr", in black ink, 1 page, 6¼x9½. May 19, 1969. Larchmont, New York. In full: "Dear Mr. Willis, Sorry about being slow with the list, but here goes: Bernadette Peters, Dames at Sea. Marian Mercer, Promises, Promises. Ken Howard, 1776. Blythe Danner, The Miser. Jane Alexander, Great White Hope. Marlene Warfield, Great White Hope. David Cryer, Come Summer. Al Pacino, Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie? Lauren Jones, " " " " ". Barbara Press, Play It Again, Sam. Samual Blue, Jr., Ceremonies in Dark Old Men. Ron O'Neal, No Place to be Somebody and practically everybody in the No Place to be Somebody cast All best wishes". Walter Kerr (1913-1996) was a theater critics for the New York Herald Tribune, until the paper's demise. Kerr moved on to the New York Times after the Herald Tribune, and later collaborated with his wife Jean Kerr (author of Please Don't Eat the Daisies) on the Tony-winning Goldilocks (1958). He wrote 10 books, beginning with How Not to Write a Play (1955), and won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism (1978). 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. Normal mailing folds. Light surface creases. Corners slightly worn. Fine condition.

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