GARSON KANIN - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 09/01/1981 - HFSID 270376
GARSON KANIN Garson Kanin sends a typed letter letting Phyllis Diller know when his new book is coming out. Typed Letter signed: "Garson", 1p, 7¼x10½. New York, New York, 1981 September 1. On personal letterhead to actress/comedienne Phyllis Diller.
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Garson Kanin sends a typed letter letting Phyllis Diller know when his new book is coming out.
Typed Letter signed: "Garson", 1p, 7¼x10½. New York, New York, 1981 September 1. On personal letterhead to actress/comedienne Phyllis Diller. In full: "In October, Doubleday will be publishing my new book, TOGETHER AGAIN! - a salute to the great movie teams. It is a large, comprehensive, beautifully produced volume with over 400 marvelous photographs. Modesty forbids me to describe the text. This is to ask if I may send you a set of the galleys for perusal and possible comment. Ruth joins me in sending admiration and affection. Yours". 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. Lightly creased. Paperclip impression at top. Otherwise, fine condition.
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