CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER - AUTOGRAPH 01/16/1964 - HFSID 21984
CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER Cornelia Otis Skinner signs a piece of paper for a fan while in Portland, Oregon. Signature: "Cornelia Otis Skinner/Jan.16th 1964/Portland-Ore.", 7¾x6¼ album leaf. 1¾x3 newspaper photograph attached at lower right margin.
Sale Price $102.00
CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER
Cornelia Otis Skinner signs a piece of paper for a fan while in Portland, Oregon.
Signature: "Cornelia Otis Skinner/Jan.16th 1964/Portland-Ore.", 7¾x6¼ album leaf. 1¾x3 newspaper photograph attached at lower right margin. The daughter of distinguished actor Cornelius Skinner, Cornelia (1901-1979) was a gifted stage and screen character actress and writer. She began her career with her father on Broadway in 1921's Blood and Sand and appeared in five more shows until embarking in 1926 on a three-year U.S. tour of a one-woman show she produced. In addition to writing satirical and witty verse, Cornelia was the author of eight plays, including The Pleasure of His Company (1958, with Samuel Taylor). She also wrote essays, but is perhaps best known for Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, a description of a European vacation she took with Emily Kimbrough. Both works were made into feature films (Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, 1944; The Pleasure of His Company, 1961) in which Cornelia appeared. Her film credits also include Kismet (1930), Stage Door Canteen (1943), The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955) and The Swimmer (1968). Irregular left edge from being removed from book. Ink note (unknown hand) at lower right corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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