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TRUMAN CAPOTE - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ERNST KRENEK, MILTON BERLE - HFSID 46605

TRUMAN CAPOTE, MILTON BERLE and ERNST KRENEK The author, TV star and composer sign a first day cover, Krenek adding a bar of music. First Day Cover signed: "Milton Berle", "T Capote" and "Ernst Krenek/[bar of music]", 6½x3½.

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TRUMAN CAPOTE, MILTON BERLE and ERNST KRENEK
The author, TV star and composer sign a first day cover, Krenek adding a bar of music.
First Day Cover signed: "Milton Berle", "T Capote" and "Ernst Krenek/[bar of music]", 6½x3½. FDC for the 1975 Christmas stamp, Christmas stamp affixed, postmarked Washington, D.C., October 14, 1975, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Flamboyant jet-setter TRUMAN CAPOTE (1924-1985) wrote about fellow jet-setters in The Dogs Bark: Public People and Private Places (1973). He also introduced audiences to Holly Golightly in his novella, Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958, film 1961) and shared his childhood memories in short stories, such as A Christmas Memory (1966) and The Thanksgiving Visitor (1968). In stark contrast, Capote created a new genre, the "nonfiction" novel, with the mesmerizing In Cold Blood, the account of the murder of a Kansas farm family (1966, film 1967). MILTON BERLE (1908-2002), born Mendel Berlinger, was America's first TV superstar. Known as "Mr. Television" and "Uncle Miltie", Berle had appeared in silent movies, on Broadway and in vaudeville, where he developed brash comedy routines, before hosting radio variety shows. His sight gags and outlandish costumes found a wide, appreciative audience on TV, where Berle hosted the Texaco Star Theater from 1948 to 1953. The actor/comedian also appeared in a number of TV sitcoms, dramatic series and made-for-TV movies and was featured on the big screen in films such as Let's Make Love (1960) and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). Austrian-American composer ERNST KRENEK (1900-1991), who wrote chamber music, a violin concerto (1924) and two operas in the 1920s, is best known for his 1926 work Johnny Strikes Up (Jonny spielt auf). Krenek, who gradually adopted the 12-tone technique originated by Arnold Schoenberg, wrote his 1933 opera Karl V in the 12-tone system. After moving to the U.S. in 1937, the composer, pianist, lecturer and author wrote a number of works, including the opera Tarquin (1940), a chamber opera Dark Waters (1950) and Eleven Transparencies (1956) for orchestra and electronic music. Fine condition.

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