CAROL CHANNING - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: HARRY DOEHLA - HFSID 24879
Sale Price $180.00
CAROL CHANNING and HARRY DOEHLA
The musical star signs a note to performer Hildegarde, saying she is proud to be within her guestbook. Also signed by greeting card mogul Harry Doehla, writing that one of Hildegarde's performances was the best he had ever witnessed. Extremely rare!
Autograph note signed: "Dear Hildegarde,/I'm proud to be in your book/With admiration and love,/Carol Channing", "Harry Doehla - your last performance at/the [illegible] was one of the greatest I have/witnessed". Two unidentified signatures on verso. Stage and screen actress Channing (1921-2019) debuted on the Broadway stage 20 years later. She will always be linked to two spectacular Broadway roles, Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1951) and the title role in Hello, Dolly (1963), winning a Tony Award for her title role as Dolly. She also won a Special Tony in 1968 and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tony Awards in 1995. Channing, who was nominated for Tony Awards for The Vamp (1956), Show Girl (1961) and Lorelei (1974), won an Emmy Award (1966) for a TV special, An Evening With Carol Channing, and was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). She is the mother of Pulitzer Prize-nominated cartoonist Channing "Chan" Lowe. Crippled by rheumatic illness and wheelchair bound by age 18, HARRY DOEHLA (1900-1971) eventually became a multimillionaire greeting card mogul, selling them in the 1920's after failing to become an accomplished artist by painting them. By the 1930's, the Doehla's Card Company had become a great success, being one of the leading greeting and association card companies in America. By the time he had passed in 1971, Doehla's Card Company had grown in it's original location, adding several new buildings and employing other local businesses to fill orders. Right edge frayed and notched. Toned. Slightly soiled. Corners and edges lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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