My newest acquisition: A Look at Tennessee Williams

I picked this up a couple of weeks ago from a rare books dealer in New York. The book is called A Look at Tennessee Williams, by Mike Steen, and it was published in 1969. What makes this particular book special are the signatures on the title page from actors and actresses who appeared in Tennessee Williams plays. I’ve listed the names below and some notable Broadway credits (specifically in plays that Tennessee Williams wrote):

Anne Jackson:

Summer and Smoke, 1948


Eli Wallach:

The Rose Tattoo, 1951

Camino Real, 1953


Maureen Stapleton:

The Rose Tattoo, 1951, 1968

The Glass Menagerie, 1965, 1975

Orpheus Descending, 1957


Jessica Tandy:

A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947

Camino Real, 1970

The Glass Menagerie, 1983


Hume Cronyn:

Portrait of a Madonna, Director, 1959


Geraldine Page:

Sweet Bird of Youth, 1959

Clothes for a Summer Hotel, 1980


Estelle Parsons:

The Seven Descents of Myrtle, 1968


Rip Torn:

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955

The Glass Menagerie, 1975