I just learned that Charlie Cinnamon's extensive collection of writings, photographs, and theater memorabilia will go on exhibit at Miami Beach's Jewish Museum this summer. Hooray again! Here is the Playbill article,
Florida Museum Will Celebrate Extraordinary Life and Career of Late Theater Press Agent Charlie Cinnamon
The exhibit, titled Charlie Cinnamon: The Extraordinary Life and Career and opening in June 2018 for three months, will feature Mr. Cinnamon's writing, personal notes from stars, awards and proclamations, scripts, books, signed photos, his original typewriter, the yellow diamond cuff links given to him by Elizabeth Taylor, and more.
Jay-Alexander told Playbill, “I can't even begin to tell you how extensive this exhibit will be. There will be an enormous video element to the exhibit also.”
Jay-Alexander added while speaking of his late friend, “He was beloved from New York to South Florida and spent years attending to stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury—and the list goes on and on. He handled the press for all the tours that played South Florida, including West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami. He loved the ’business,’ and when he called on the phone, people answered.”
Mr. Cinnamon was the recipient of the 1983 George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts from the Carbonell Awards.
Wouldn't it be great if, after this exhibit ends, we could move some of Charlie's things back into his house? They could be part of the Coconut Grove History Museum there!