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    A Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin Group of Correspondence/Documents, 1940s. Sent by the power couple to actor Christopher Dark and his wife Eleanor over the course of a few years, including: ten typed letters on personalized notepaper signed by either Gordon or Kanin or both, most with their original transmittal envelopes, a few telegrams including a 1946 one from "Vivien and Larry" [Leigh and Olivier], a black and white headshot of Kanin inscribed in black fountain pen ink in part "For / Eleanor and Chris," five miscellaneous black and white photographs, a handful of newspaper/magazine clippings, a Playbill for "Born Yesterday" (which Kanin wrote), a 1946 cast list from the Broadway play "Born Yesterday" signed by the actors in fountain pen ink including Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, Gary Merrill, and Frank Otto among others, and a 17 page (though a number of pages are now missing) typed outline of a fascinating meeting Gordon and Kanin had with author Somerset Maugham in 1949 -- overall, a great, little glimpse into the lives of this couple who were movers and shakers on Broadway and in Hollywood; consigned directly by the Darks' daughter.
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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
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