CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 225876
Sale Price $144.00
CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER
Skinner writes a note to a fan on a 6¾x3¾ card
Autograph note signed: "To Dave Stephens/with kindest good wishes/Cornelia Otis Skinner", 6¾x3¾ card. 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). Lightly shaded at upper left blank edge. Slightly creased and unevenly faded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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