BETTY COMDEN - AUTOGRAPH LYRICS ON FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 224605
Sale Price $234.00
The songwriter and actress pens a song lyric on this First Day Cover honoring Early Telephone Memories
Autograph Lyrics on First Day Cover Signed: "'Just in time/I found you Just in Time'/Betty Comden" in blue ink. 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring Early Telephone Memories (Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Telephone), postmarked Boston, Massachusetts, March 10, 1976. 13c stamp affixed. FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Betty Comden (1917-2006) was one-half of the musical-comedy duo Comden and Green, who provided lyrics, libretti, and screenplays to some of the most beloved and successful Hollywood musicals and Broadway shows of the mid-20th century. Comden and Green's first Broadway show was in 1944, with "On the Town", a musical about three sailors on leave in New York City that was an expansion of a ballet entitled "Fancy Free". Comden and Green wrote the book and lyrics, which included sizable parts for themselves (as "Claire" and "Ozzie"). The duo also wrote the musical comedy film Singin' in the Rain. Comden helped contribute to 5 Tony Award nominations and 7 Tony Award wins. In 1980, Comden was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame then in 1981 was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Toned. Corners rounded. Adhesive residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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