Tennessee x 2

633321.jpgPerusing the list of Swann Galleries’ Performing Arts Memorabilia auction (its first online-only auction opened on Monday, see the press release here), I found one playbill that looked very familiar. Lot 367 is a signed playbill for Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie (seen here at left). He wrote, “Thanks, Henry! -- Tenn. Williams.” A different copy of this playbill also appears on page 50 of the winter 2011 edition of FB&C, within an article titled “The Transformation of Tennessee” about the Ransom Center’s upcoming exhibit on Williams. The Ransom copy has an odd inscription on the cover: “The quizz kid asks you: “which one is the actor”? and at the bottom, “annotated by Laurette Taylor” -- who was an early American actress. The exhibit opens on Feb. 1, the very same day that Swann closes its auction.
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