The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, whose mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the material evidence of the Florida Jewish experience, will open an exhibit celebrating the life and career of theatre press agent Charlie Cinnamon, who passed away in November 2016.
Producer-director Richard Jay-Alexander and photographer Manny Hernandez are producing the exhibit about Mr. Cinnamon, who was recognized for his impact on the arts, culture, and the entertainment industry for more than 60 years both nationally and internationally.
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 cufflinks 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.
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