GARSON KANIN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/21/1981 - HFSID 270377
GARSON KANIN Garson Kanin sends an autograph letter of thanks. Autograph Letter signed: "Garson", 1p, 7¼x10½. New York, New York, 1981 December 21. On personal letterhead to actress/comedienne Phyllis Diller.
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Garson Kanin sends an autograph letter of thanks.
Autograph Letter signed: "Garson", 1p, 7¼x10½. New York, New York, 1981 December 21. On personal letterhead to actress/comedienne Phyllis Diller. In full: "Your kindness and generosity are matched only by your eloquence. I am in your debt. My thanks, my love." Accompanied by unsigned, typed envelope addressed to Diller, with Kanin's printed return address, postmarked New York, N.Y., December 30, 1981. Garson Kanin (1912-1999), a Broadway actor in the 1930s, moved to Hollywood in 1938, directing screwball comedies featuring stars like Irene Dunne, Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant. Even bigger successes arrived when he began writing screenplays with his longtime wife, actress Ruth Gordon (d. 1985). He notched Oscar nominations for A Double Life (1947) and for the Tracy-Hepburn classics Adam's Rib (1950) and Pat and Mike (1952). He also wrote classic films for Judy Holliday, including Born Yesterday (1949). Although he wrote and directed a few more films through 1969, Kanin refocused his talents on the Broadway stage, earning three Tony nominations while directing such plays as The Diary of Anne Frank (1955) and Funny Girl (1964). Kanin also wrote numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including the popular Tracy and Hepburn (1971). Unevenly toned. One-half inch tear at left edge of upper horizontal fold. Otherwise, fine condition.
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