Klotz Tony Award Up for Auction; Does Not Violate Tony Rules

News   Klotz Tony Award Up for Auction; Does Not Violate Tony Rules A Tony Award won by the late Florence Klotz for her costume designs for the short-lived musical Grind is currently up for auction on eBay.
On the auction block: Florence Klotz's Grind Tony Award.
On the auction block: Florence Klotz's Grind Tony Award.

Because Klotz received the award in 1985 — prior to the establishment of The Tony Award Medallion Receipt Agreement — her estate has not violated the agreement, which requires "recipients first offer their statuettes back to The Tony Awards at a minimal price before they're offered for public sale," according to a Tony spokesperson. The eBay package also includes two of Klotz's costume designs for Grind stars Ben Vereen and Stubby Kaye. The drawings, according to the eBay listing, feature "the stars' names, the costume numbers and fabric swatches. The drawings are approx 11 x 17 and in good condition. They are pencil drawings, painted in water color."

The Florence Klotz Tony package has a starting bid of $10,000. The Tony and drawings can be purchased instantly through Buy It Now for $20,000

Florence Klotz, a six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer, died Nov. 1, 2006, in her Manhattan home of heart failure. She was 86. Known as Flossie to her friends, Klotz was closely associated with the work of composer Stephen Sondheim and director Harold Prince. Three of the six Tony Awards she won for costume design were for landmark Sondheim-Prince projects: Follies, A Little Night Music and Pacific Overtures. She also did the costumes for two Sondheim revues: Sondheim: A Musical Tribute in 1973 and Side by Side by Sondheim in 1978.

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