SIR NOEL COWARD - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 33010
Sale Price $595.00
NOËL COWARDHe signs the complete typescript of his short story, Stop Me If You've Heard It Typescript signed: "Nöel Coward" in black ink, 10p, separate sheets, 8½x11. No place, no date. Headed: "Stop Me If You've Heard It". Begins: "'PLEASE God,' she whispered to herself, 'don't let it be the one about the Englishman and the Scotsman and the American in the railway carriage, nor the one about the old lady and the parrot, nor the one about the couple arriving at the seaside hotel on their honeymoon night! I'll settle for any of the others, but please, please by merciful, God, not one of those three, particularly the Englishman and the Scotsman and the American in the rail-way carriage, I shall go mad - I shall do something awful - I'll shriek - I'll make a hideous scene - I'll bash his head in with a bottle -'…." Complete typescript of Coward's short story, Stop Me If You've Heard It. The brilliant plays of British playwright, actor, producer, and composer Noël Coward (1899-1973) include Private Lives (1930) and Blithe Spirit (1941). Coward also wrote book musicals, revues, short stories, and a novel. The third (unfinished) volume of his autobiography, Past Conditional, was published posthumously in 1986. In 1943, Coward won a Special Academy Award for In Which We Serve, a WWII movie in which he starred, wrote the script, produced, directed, and composed the musical score. Fine condition.
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