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BOB ANGLUND - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 10/17/1981 CO-SIGNED BY: JOAN WALSH ANGLUND - HFSID 270429

 

THE HUSBAND OF THE ILLUSTRATOR SENDS A PROMOTIONAL POSTCARD FOR THEIR SON'S FIRST NEW YORK SHOWING OF HIS DRAWINGS TO PHYLLIS DILLER
 
[JOAN WALSH ANGLUND].
ANS: "Bob & Joan" by Bob Anglund on verso of postcard. B/w, 6x4. Front pictures a reproduction of a drawing by Todd Emerson Anglund, the son of the illustrator. Promotional postcard for a presentation of "New Drawings" by Todd Emerson Englund at the Park Lane Gallery in New York City from October 26-November 7, 1981. 18-cent Professional Management stamp affixed, postmarked New York, New York, October 17, 1981. Addressed by Anglund to: "Phyllis Diller, 163 South Rockingham Dr., W. Los Angeles, Calif." In full: "This is Todd's 1st N.Y. Show. We miss seeing you. Love". The Anglunds had two children, Joy and Todd, an artist who died in 1992. Their children were the inspiration for many of Joan Walsh Anglund's drawings. In 1980, the year before her husband sent this postcard, Anglund published Almost a Rainbow, a book of poems. Artist and author JOAN WALSH ANGLUND (born in 1926) is best known for her charming illustrations of young children that capture the innocence of childhood. Since writing and illustrating her first book, A Friend is Someone Who Likes You, in 1958, Anglund has published more than 75 children's books, which have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, and her illustrations appear on a wide variety of licensed merchandise, including plates, greeting cards and stationery items, as well as posters. In 1979, Anglund began writing and illustrating a special section in "Good Housekeeping" four times annually, and her artwork has also appeared in such publications as "Ladies' Home Journal", "Woman's Day" and "Family Circle". Comedienne PHYLLIS DILLER (1917-2012), known for her outrageous appearance, zany outfits, distinctive laugh and a stand-up act that featured frequent references to her fictional husband, "Fang", and zingers about her sex appeal and numerous plastic surgeries, got her big break in March 1955 (at age 37), when she debuted at San Francisco's Purple Onion club. A subsequent appearance on The Tonight Show hosted by Jack Paar launched her national career, which got a big boost after Bob Hope saw Diller in a Washington, D.C. club. A favorite of the comedian, Diller would appear in three of Hope's films and 23 of his TV specials. Diller, who recorded her first comedy record album in 1959, took her groundbreaking "funny hausfrau" act to nightclubs and television variety shows and specials and she also appeared on the big screen. Her feature film credits include Splendor in the Grass (1961), The Fat Spy (1966), Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966), The Sunshine Boys (1975) and The Silence of the Hams (1994), and she provided the voice of the Queen in A Bug's Life (1998). Despite retiring from nightclub/stage tours in May 2002 at the age of 84, Diller continued to make films (Motorcross Kids, 2004; Forget About It, 2005) and occasionally appear on TV programs, including two episodes of 7th Heaven (2002, 2003) and a guest shot on The Wayne Brady Show (2004). Ink lightly smudged at two words of address (completely legible). Slightly creased at lower corners. Fine condition.


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