EDIE ADAMS - COLLECTION - HFSID 284359
Sale Price $510.00
Collection of items from the Ernie Kovacs/Edie Adams estate: a costume she wore to impersonate Marlene Dietrich in a Las Vegas show; a copy of her autobiography; and a photo of her in the Dietrich costumeTop hat, cummerbund and shorts worn by her while impersonating Marlene Dietrich in a 1957 Las Vegas show, obtained from the estate of the late Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams
Collection composed of: 1) Costume, unsigned. Stage worn pieces from the tux costume she wore to impersonate Marlene Dietrich in a 1957 Las Vegas show, including her beaded taffeta top hat, satin cumberbund and beaded raw silk shorts, identified as "Miss Edie Adams", waist 25½, on an Eaves Costume Co. label. 2) Book, unsigned, 6¼x9½, 366 pages. Sing a Pretty Song: the "Offbeat" Life of Edie Adams, Including the Ernie Kovacs Years by Edie Adams and Robert Windeler. N.Y: William Morrow and Company, 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket. 3) Unsigned photo of her wearing the costume for a comedic impersonation of Marlene Dietrich during a 4-week stint at the Tropicana, Las Vegas, shortly after its 1957 opening. The costume, owned and worn by Edie Adams, and the book, her personal copy, were part of the Ernie Kovacs/Edie Adams estate. Singer and comedian EDIE ADAMS (1927-2008), born Elizabeth Edith Enke in Kingston, Pennsylvania, appeared on TV's popular Ernie Kovacs Show in the early 1950s, and married Kovacs in 1954 (the couple was married until his death in 1962). Known to television audiences for her commercials for Muriel Cigars, she also appeared in several feature films, including The Apartment (1960) and The Best Man (1964). Adams, who received a Tony Award as Daisy Mae in Li'l Abner (1955), portrayed Mae West in a TV biography of her late husband, Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984). Adams was famed for her skilled - usually comic - impersonations. All are in fine condition.
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