15 August 2012

Wendy Hiller (1912-2003)

it was 1962. spring break. & I was in NYC on my own for the first time.  & the very first Broadway show I ever saw was Michael Redgrave's stage adaptation of Henry James' "The Aspern Papers."  Hiller shared over-the-title billing with Maurice Evans & Francoise Rosay.

this is the actual program I got at The Playhouse. yes I was an archivist before I was an archivist.  I've been keeping all my programs for more than a half century now.

BTW that program informs me that Hiller's understudy was Olympia Dukakis.

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