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Garson Kanin Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

GARSON KANIN
Born: November 24, 1912 in Rochester, New York
Died: March 13, 1999 in New York City, New York
Biography | show moreshow less
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).
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1959 Person to Person (in person), 1957 TV de Vanguarda (Writer), 1993 Born Yesterday (Writer), 1980 The Scarlett O'Hara War (Writer), 1980 Hardhat and Legs (Writer), 1960 The Rat Race (Writer), 1956 Born Yesterday (Writer), 1946 From This Day Forward (Writer), 1956 Born Yesterday (Director), 1945 The True Glory (Director), 1944 Battle Stations (Director), 1944 Night Stripes (Director), 1942 Ring of Steel (Director), 1938 A Man to Remember (Director), 1938 A Man to Remember (Other), 1959 The Diary of Anne Frank (Other), 1990 American Masters (in person), 1982 The John Davidson Show (in person), 1980 Looks Familiar (in person), 1972 Cinema (in person), 1974-1978 The Mike Douglas Show (in person), 1954 It Should Happen to You (Writer), 1952 Pat and Mike (Writer), 1949 Adam's Rib (Writer), 1943 The More the Merrier (Writer), 1941 Tom Dick and Harry (Director), 1996 Biography (in person), 1988 Tattingers (in person), 1980 The Silent Lovers (Writer), 1977 Nicht von gestern (Writer), 1973 Adam's Rib (Writer), 1961 The Right Approach (Writer), 1960 High Time (Writer), 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Writer), 1957 Teledrama (Writer), 2012-2013 Smash (Writer), 1969 Some Kind of a Nut (Writer), 1966 Walk Don't Run (Writer), 1958 Playhouse 90 (Writer), 1957 The Alcoa Hour (Writer), 1950 Born Yesterday (Writer), 1947 A Double Life (Writer), 1943 A Lady Takes a Chance (Writer), 1939 Bachelor Mother (Writer), 1969 Some Kind of a Nut (Director), 1944 Salute to France (Director), 1942 Fellow Americans (Director), 1940 They Knew What They Wanted (Director), 1939 Bachelor Mother (Director), 1990 Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond (in person), 1978-1979 Good Morning America (in person), 1977 Over Easy (in person), 1971-1977 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1972 Au théâtre ce soir (Writer), 1974 Dinah! (in person), 1965 Dünkü çocuk (Writer), 1986 The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn (in person), 1959 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (in person), 1980 This Year's Blonde (Writer), 1969 Where It's At (Writer), 1964 Mr. Broadway (Writer), 1956 The Girl Can't Help It (Writer), 1952 The Marrying Kind (Writer), 1940 My Favorite Wife (Writer), 1939 The Great Man Votes (Writer), 1939 The Great Man Votes (Director), 1969 Where It's At (Director), 1964 Mr. Broadway (Director), 1942 Night Shift (Director), 1940 My Favorite Wife (Director), 1938 Next Time I Marry (Director), 1987 Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (in person), 1977 Hollywood Greats (in person), 1969-1971 The David Frost Show (in person), 1959 What's My Line (in person), Mr. Broadway (Writer)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
Born Yesterday - Writing (April 24, 2011 - June 26, 2011), Born Yesterday - Writing (January 29, 1989 - June 11, 1989), Dreyfus in Rehearsal - Director (October 17, 1974 - October 26, 1974), We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Director (October 19, 1966 - October 26, 1966), A Very Rich Woman - Production (September 30, 1965 - October 23, 1965), I Was Dancing - Director (November 8, 1964 - November 21, 1964), Funny Girl - Director (March 26, 1964 - July 1, 1967), Come on Strong - Director (October 4, 1962 - November 3, 1962), A Gift of Time - Director (February 22, 1962 - May 12, 1962), Sunday in New York - Director (November 29, 1961 - May 12, 1962), Do Re Mi - Director (December 26, 1960 - January 13, 1962), The Good Soup - Director (March 2, 1960 - March 19, 1960), A Hole in the Head - Director (February 28, 1957 - July 13, 1957), Small War on Murray Hill - Director (January 3, 1957 - January 12, 1957), The Diary of Anne Frank - Director (October 5, 1955 - June 22, 1957), The Live Wire - Director (August 17, 1950 - September 9, 1950), The Rat Race - Staging (December 22, 1949 - March 4, 1950), The Smile of the World - Staging (January 12, 1949 - January 15, 1949), The Leading Lady - Director (October 18, 1948 - October 23, 1948), How I Wonder - Production (September 30, 1947 - November 22, 1947), Years Ago - Director (December 3, 1946 - May 31, 1947), Born Yesterday - Staging (February 4, 1946 - December 31, 1949), The Rugged Path - Director (November 10, 1945 - January 19, 1946), Too Many Heroes - Staging (November 15, 1937 - November 1937), Hitch Your Wagon - Staging (April 8, 1937 - May 1937), Brother Rat - Other (December 16, 1936 - May 1938), Star Spangled - Performer (March 10, 1936 - March 1936), Boy Meets Girl - Performer (November 27, 1935 - July 1937), The Body Beautiful - Performer (October 31, 1935 - November 1935), Three Men on a Horse - Performer (January 30, 1935 - January 9, 1937), Ladies' Money - Performer (November 1, 1934 - December 1934), Spring Song - Performer (October 1, 1934 - November 1934), Little Ol' Boy - Performer (April 24, 1933 - May 1933)
  • GARSON KANIN Garson Kanin signs a card in black ink. Signature: "Garson Kanin", 4½x3¼ card. 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. read more...

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  • GARSON KANIN Garson Kanin signs an ornate bordered index card in black ink. Signature: "Garson Kanin ", 5x3 ornate border index card. 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. read more...

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • GARSON KANIN Garson Kanin signs a pink index card in blue ink. Signature: "Garson Kanin/NYC/14.Vi.79", 5x3 index card. 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. read more...

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • GARSON KANIN Garson Kanin signs an ornate bordered index card in blue ink. Signature: "Garson Kanin/UMC/1989", 5x3 ornate border index card. 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. read more...

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • 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. read more...

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  • GARSON KANIN 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 = read more...

    Sale Price $198.00

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  • GARSON KANIN Kanin writes note of thanks and good wishes on an album leaf to a fan Autograph Note signed: "7-2-78 To George= with thanks and all good wishes= Garson Kanin Burbank-". 5¼x7¾ album leaf. read more...

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  • GARSON KANIN The Oscar and Tony nominated director signs a 5x3 card in 1995, four years prior to his death Autograph Sentiment signed: "Garson Kanin/NYC/'95", 5x3 white card. In sleeve read more...

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  • GARSON KANIN The Broadway and Hollywood director and screenwriter is shown in a bow tie. Photograph signed: "Garson Kanin". B/w, 8x10. Garson Kanin (1912-1999), a Broadway actor read more...

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    $220.00

  • GARSON KANIN Garson Kanin signs a Directors Guild of America Form for the year 1968. Partly Printed Document Signed: "Garson Kanin", 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1969 January 29. Directors Guild of America form for reporting earnings information to be used to calculate membership dues. read more...

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  • GARSON KANIN Garson Kanin signs program for his play A Gift of Time. Program signed: "Garson Kanin", on front cover, 4p, 5x7¼. Garden City, New York, no date. Program presented at the Fireside Theatre. read more...

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  • GARSON KANIN 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. read more...

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  • GARSON KANIN Garson Kanin sends a typed letter of thanks for the message. Typed Note signed: "G", 1p, 7¼x10½. New York, New York, no date. On personal letterhead to unknown recipient. In full: "Thank you from what is left of the bottom of my heart for your kind and thoughtful message. read more...

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  • 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. read more...

    Sale Price $180.00

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  • THE MATCHMAKER PLAY CAST: RUTH GORDON, GARSON KANIN, and EILEEN HERLIE This program for the production of the Broadway comedy is signed by three of its biggest stars Program signed: "Ruth Gordon", "Garson Kanin" and "Eileen Herlie", 4p, 5x8. read more...

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

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