CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER - PROGRAM SIGNED - HFSID 254313
Sale Price $162.00
CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER
She signs the cast page of a program from the Sombrero Playhouse in Phoenix.
Program signed: "Cornelia Otis Skinner", 20 pages, 6x9. Program for performances of The Irregular Verb to Love, co-starring Cyril Ritchard, performed at the Sombrero Playhouse, Phoenix, week beginning February 18, 1964. Signed on the cast page (page 7). 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). Lightly worn at left edge. Fine condition.
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