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First Day Cover honoring the American Farmer signed by six American literary greats.

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First Day Cover honoring the American Farmer signed by six American literary greats.
First Day Cover signed: "Edward Albee", "Horton Foote", "Charles Fuller", "Arthur Miller", "John Patrick" and "George Axelrod", 6½x3¾. First Day Cover honoring "Bicentennial Era The American Farmer", 13-cent embossed postage, postmarked New Orleans, Louisiana, March 15, 1976, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. American playwright ARTHUR MILLER (1915-2005, born Arthur Asher Miller in Manhattan, New York City) raised America's social consciousness with such plays as The Crucible (1953), based on the Salem, Massachusetts witchcraft trials, and Death of a Salesman, the story of a man destroyed by society's false values, for which he won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Miller, who was the second husband of Marilyn Monroe, also wrote the screenplay for the 1961 film, The Misfits, the last full-length film in which Monroe appeared. Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright EDWARD ALBEE (1928-2016), is best known for his 1962 masterpiece, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The work, his first Broadway play, won him a Tony Award and became an award-winning film (1966). Albee is noteworthy in the theater not only for his works, but also for his efforts to introduce new talent and techniques. HORTON FOOTE (1916-2009, born in Wharton, Texas) won Academy Awards for two of his screenplays, To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and Tender Mercies (1983), and a Pulitzer Prize in Drama for The Young Man From Atlanta (1995). Foote had a number of plays produced both on and off Broadway and in regional theaters, and his other film credits include the script for Baby the Rain Must Fall, which was based on his play, The Travelling Lady. Several of Foote's plays were also presented on early TV anthology series. CHARLES FULLER, born Charles H. Fuller, Jr, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1939, was the second African American playwright to win a Pulitzer Prize (A Soldier's Play, 1982; film, A Soldier's Story, 1984). The winner of an Obie Award for his play, Zooman and the Sign (1980), he co-founded the Afro-American Arts Theatre in Philadelphia. Playwright and screenwriter JOHN PATRICK (1905-1995, born John Patrick Goggan in Louisville, Kentucky), born John Patrick Goggan, won a Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his 1953 stage adaptation of Vern J. Sneider's novel, The Teahouse of the August Moon. His first play, Hell Freezes Over, had run on Broadway in 1935 and it opened the door to a Hollywood screenwriting career. Patrick's notable screenplays include Three Coins in the Fountain (1954), Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), High Society (1956), The World of Suzie Wong (1960) and The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968). Screenwriter GEORGE AXELROD (1922-2003, born in New York City) crafted such films as The Seven Year Itch (1955, which he had first written as a play), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961, Academy Award nomination for his screen adaptation), The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and The Fourth Protocol (1987). During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Axelrod, who had previously had hits on Broadway, was one of the highest paid writers in Hollywood. Slightly creased. Fine condition.

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