AL CAPP - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 11/15/1947 CO-SIGNED BY: FRANCES PARKINSON KEYES, EDWARD B. HUNGERFORD, T.H. ROLJOHN-HIBBINGS - HFSID 29580
AL CAPP, CO-SIGNED BY: FRANCES PARKINSON KEYES and EDWARD B. HUNGERFORD Page signed whith short notes by cartoonist Al Capp and Edward B. Hungerford and with a 12-line poem by Frances Parkinson Keyes Autograph note signed "T.H. Roljohn-Hibbings", "Edward B.
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AL CAPP, CO-SIGNED BY: FRANCES PARKINSON KEYES and EDWARD B. HUNGERFORD
Page signed whith short notes by cartoonist Al Capp and Edward B. Hungerford and with a 12-line poem by Frances Parkinson Keyes
Autograph note signed "T.H. Roljohn-Hibbings", "Edward B. Hungerford" and "Al Capp" in black ink and, on verso, "Frances Parkinson Keyes/Nov 15-1947-" in blue ink. 7¾x11½. Note from Roljohn-Hibbings: "It's nice indeed to be here indeed." Note from Capp: "So you expected me to write something funny?". 12-line poem from Keyes. CAPP (1909-1979), born Alfred Gerald Capin in New Haven, Connecticut, lost his right leg in a trolley accident at the age of nine and spent five years in high school without receiving a diploma, yet went on to create one of America's most-loved, and certainly longest-running, comic strip, Li'l Abner. He started out drawing Mister Gilfeather, a one-panel cartoon in New York City that he reportedly hated. He met Ham Fisher in 1933 and worked with him on Joe Palooka before beginning the cartoon that he'd become known for: Li'l Abner, which first appeared in The New York Mirror in 1934. Li'l Abner, which ran until Al Capp's retirement in 1977, detailed the exploits of the rustic inhabitants of Dogpatch, USA and spawned, among other things, a Broadway musical that ran 693 performances from 1956 to 1958, a 1959 film with an Oscar-nominated score, a theme park in Marble Falls, Arkansas called Dogpatch USA (now closed) and the Sadie Hawkins dance, after a fictional Dogpatch holiday called Sadie Hawkins Day. American author KEYES (1885-1970), born in Charlottesville, Virginia, was a prolific writer who wrote a great number of books - including novels, memoirs and biographies - between 1919 and 1972. A convert to Catholicism, Keyes was especially noted for her use of Catholic themes in her writing. (Interestingly, Keyes' biggest seller was the 1948 murder mystery Dinner at Antoine's, but she wrote a total of two mystery novels during her career) She married Senator Henry W. Keyes when she was 18 and he was 40. Out of her experiences in Washington, D. C., she produced three nonfiction books (including Letters from a Senator's Wife, a collection of articles she wrote under that title for Good Housekeeping) and a novel, All That Glitters. HUNGERFORD was a poet, author and literary critic whose books included Shores of Darkness, on poet and painter William Blake. Lightly toned and soiled. Show-through touches Roljohn-Hibbings, Hungerford and Capp's signature. Rounded right corners. Neatly torn from notebook or guestbook at left edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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