Tom Ewell Playbill 1954 "The Seven Year Itch" Signed Autograph Cover Photo
Playbill For The Fulton Theatre-1954-"The Seven Year Itch"-6 1/2" X 9"-21 pages-theatre program. This vintage Playbill features the 1954 Broadway Production of "The Seven Year Itch" starring Tom Ewell.Tom Ewell (April 29, 1909 - September 12, 1994) was an American actor.His most successful and arguably most identifiable role came in 1952 when he began the Broadway production of The Seven Year Itch. With Vanessa Brown as "The Girl", the show ran for almost three years, and Ewell played the part more than 900 times, as he said when he appeared as a mystery guest on "What's My Line" to promote the movie. He won a 1953 Tony Award for this role. He reprised his role in the 1955 film version, with Brown replaced by Marilyn Monroe. The scene of Ewell slyly admiring Monroe as she stood over a subway grate with her skirt billowing has become one of the most iconic moments in films. He won a Golden Globe Award for his performance.
He enjoyed another film success in The Girl Can't Help It (1956) opposite Jayne Mansfield. He co-starred in the U.S. premiere of Waiting for Godot with Bert Lahr in 1956 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, Florida. However, as his film and theater careers seemed to have reached their peaks, he turned his attention to television. Over several years he played guest roles in numerous series, and received an Emmy Award nomination for his continuing role in the television series Baretta, with Ewell commenting that working on that series had given him greater pleasure than any project he had ever worked on. His final acting performance was in a 1986 episode of Murder, She Wrote. The Playbill has been autographed on the front by Tom Ewell with a fountain pen in red...............BOTH PLAYBILL AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION..................