TONY RANDALL - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 345532
This First Day Cover honoring cinematography innovator D.W. Griffith is signed by the actor most famous for his starring role in the television series The Odd Couple (1970-1975)
Sale Price $81.00
TONY RANDALL This First Day Cover honoring cinematography innovator D.W. Griffith is signed by the actor most famous for his starring role in the television series The Odd Couple (1970-1975) First Day Cover Signed: "Tony Randall" in blue ink on a 6½x3½ envelope. The First Day Cover honors D.W. Griffith, most famous for his creation of the film The Birth of a Nation (1915). The film concerned the founding of the white supremacist group the Klu Klux Klan and pioneered the use of many new camera and storytelling techniques in film. The envelope features a printed image of the film director at work behind the camera and a headshot. Postmarked Beverly Hills, California, May 27, 1975. Ten-cent stamp affixed depicts D.W. Griffith. FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Best remembered as Felix Unger in the television series The Odd Couple (1970-1975), Tony Randall (1920-2004) was an accomplished radio and stage actor by the late 1940s. He also served in WWII as a member of the United States Army Signal Corps. In the 1950s, he turned towards television to continue his entertainment career, eventually starring in successful comedies like Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter (1957), and Pillow Talk (1959) after a slew of minor television roles. The Odd Couple was the culmination of his television career, leading to The Tony Randall Show (1976) and the Emmy-winning Dear Sydney (1981-1982). He continued acting into the 21st century, with his final role in the film It's About Time (2005). In 1991, Randall founded the National Actors Theatre, a company based in New York City that was active until his death in 2004. Faint inverted impression on verso in bottom right corner. Light smudging on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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