GARSON KANIN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/05/1985 - HFSID 160002
Sale Price $180.00
Garson Kanin sends a typed letter of thanks for the kind message about his late wife.
Typed Letter signed: "Gar", 1p, 7¼x10½. New York, New York, 1985 November 5. On personal letterhead to Anne Edwards, Blandings Way, New Milford, Connecticut. In full: "Your most welcome message is helping to dispel my nightmare. The shining memory of my Ruth is in your debt. So am I. In all gratitude," 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) and Together Again. Fold creases not near signature. Fine condition.
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