JASON ROBARDS JR. - BOOK PAGE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: PAULA PRENTISS, GEORGE SEGAL, RICHARD BENJAMIN - HFSID 279634
Book page signed by Jason Robards, his wife Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin and George Segal to movie make-up artist Emile LaVigne. LaVigne did make up on movies featuring Robards, Benjamin and Segal.
Sale Price $510.00
JASON ROBARDS, JR., CO-SIGNED BY: PAULA PRENTISS, RICHARD BENJAMIN, GEORGE SEGAL Book page signed by Jason Robards, his wife Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin and George Segal to movie make-up artist Emile LaVigne. LaVigne did make up on movies featuring Robards, Benjamin and Segal. Inscribed book page signed "'Old Bird Beak'- Jason Robards" in red ink, "Richard Benjamin" in blue ink, "Love to Emile!/Paula Prentiss" in pink ink and, on verso, "George Segal/Aug. 22 1975" in black ink, with three other unknown signatures. 1 page, 6½x9¾. Robard's note in full: "Dear Emile- My Thanks and admiration for your work - BEST EVER". Benjamin's note in full: "Dear Emile, You make the best tuna ever. Hope we do it again". Segal's note in full: "To Emile - From Invitation to A Gunfighter to the The Duchess & the Dirtwater Fox Thanks for everything". This page was signed to EMILE LaVIGNE (1913-1990), who (1913-1990) was a movie make-up artist for almost 100 movies and TV shows between 1939 and 1980, including The Wizard of Oz (1939), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963), The Satan Bug (1965), The President's Analyst (1967) and With Six You Get Eggroll (1968). LaVigne was also a make-up artist on Robard's movie Comes a Horseman (1978), on Benjamin's movie The Last Married Couple in America (1980) and on seven Segal movies: Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964), The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976), Fun with Dick and Jane (1977), Rollercoaster (1977), Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978), Lost and Found (1979) and The Last Married Couple in America (1980). A decorated U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, JASON ROBARDS (1922-2000, born Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. in Chicago, Illinois) moved on to success on the Broadway stage. His best early film roles were encores of his earlier stage roles (Long Day's Journey Into Night, 1962; A Thousand Clowns (1965). Robards won two consecutive Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards (All The President's Men, 1976; Julia, 1977), and he was nominated for another (Melvin and Howard, 1980). The son of stage and screen actor Jason Robards, Sr., he appeared on Broadway with his dad in The Disenchanted (1958). Robards won a Tony for The Disenchanted and was nominated for six others. PAULA PRENTISS, born Paula Ragusa in San Antonio, Texas in 1938, was signed by MGM in 1960, which groomed her for stardom in such films as Where the Boys Are (1960), The Honeymoon Machine (1961) and The Horizontal Lieutenant (1963). In 1967, she co-starred with her husband Richard Benjamin in a TV sitcom He and She that received a loyal cult following. Prentiss continued popping up in excellent film roles thereafter in such movies as The Stepford Wives (1975), Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979), Buddy, Buddy (1981) and Mrs. Winterbourne (1996). Entering films with 1961's The Young Doctors, GEORGE SEGAL, born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York in 1934, quickly established himself as one of Hollywood's most accomplished young character actors; in 1967, he received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Nick in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf . When one compiles a list of favorite films from the late 1960s-early 1970s, one usually spends a great deal of time exclaiming "Hey! Segal was in that, too." Some of the highlights of his film career include St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), No Way to Treat a Lady (1968), The Owl and the Pussycat (1970), Where's Poppa? (1970), A Touch of Class (1973) and Look Who's Talking (1989). Segal was honored with the 1990 Jewish Cultural Achievement Award. Actor/director RICHARD BENJAMIN, born in New York City in 1938, began his career on the stage, directing the London production of Barefoot in the Park (1965) and the following year, made his Broadway acting debut in The Star Spangled Girl for which he won a Theatre World Award for his performance. In 1967, he appeared with his wife, Paula Prentiss, in the TV situation comedy He and She. Benjamin made his first screen appearance in Goodbye Columbus and later appeared in such films as Catch-22 (1969), Portnoy's Complaint (1972), Westworld (1973), The Sunshine Boys (1976) and Love at First Bite (1980). He made his directorial bow with My Favorite Year (1982), and continues to favor directing over acting. Lightly toned and creased. Light show-through from printing touches Benjamin and Prentiss' signatures. Lightly discolored along left edge. Neatly cut from book along right edge. Otherwise in fine condition. Previously authenticated by JSA.
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