DICK GAUTIER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 187125
DICK GAUTIER The comedian reflects how he began his comic career during his school days. An insightful letter! Typed letter signed: "Dick Gautier", in black ink. 1 page, 8½x11. No place, no date, To Charles Barch, St.
Sale Price $288.00
DICK GAUTIER The comedian reflects how he began his comic career during his school days. An insightful letter! Typed letter signed: "Dick Gautier", in black ink. 1 page, 8½x11. No place, no date, To Charles Barch, St. Mary's Georgia, in full: "All I can say to you as regards my life experience is that if I hadn't developed an almost obsessive curiosity about words and their roots (etymology) I wouldn't have become a comedian (many have a fascination with words) which led me into acting which in turn has led me to write four books. (I'm currently starting a fifth). I was in school and the teacher told us the story of The Pied Piper. I asked what 'Pied' meant, she had no answer. I proceeded to look it up to discover that it meant multi-colored…and my keen interest in our language has never flagged. I don't know if this has any value but I do know that that small seemingly insignificant moment had enormous positive impact on my life. Would that we could instill insatiable curiosity in all the young. My best to you," and postscript, "To satisfy your newly aroused curiosity…my books are art books published by Putnam…THE ART OF CARICATURE, THE CREATIVE CARTOONIST (very good for youngsters) and the soon to be released (fall of '92 actually) THE CAREER CARTOONIST and ACTORS AS ARTISTS at the same time, different publisher." Richard Gautier (1931-2017) earned a Tony nomination for his performance as Conrad Birdie in the Broadway production of Bye, Bye, Birdie (1961). In addition to many television guest appearances, Gautier starred in Get Smart (as Hymie the Robot, 1966-1969) and the Mel Brooks Robin Hood parody, When Things Were Rotten (1975). Gautier was also a standup comic, an animated voiceover actor, and a screenwriter. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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