GARSON KANIN - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 04/26/1983 - HFSID 287933
Sale Price $198.00
The Oscar and Tony nominated director signs an affectionate letter a female named Kitty
Autograph Note signed: "Garson", 1 page, 7¼x10½. New York, New York, 1983 April 26. On his personal letterhead, to "Dear my Kitty =". In full: "You were beautiful in every won. I appreciate you more than I can say. How, next Sunday..... Love and love" In sleeve affixed to light card stock, accompanied by a B/w, 4¾x5¾ photograph of Kanin, 8½x11 overall (three surfaces). 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). Fine condition.
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