“PHILADELPHIA STORY” AUTOGRAPHS

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If you have a spare $7,600, this 1939 first edition of Philip Barry’s play, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY can be yours. It’s autographed by Katharine Hepburn,James Stewart,Cary Grant, Ruth Hussey, Roland Young, Virginia Weidler,George Cukor, Rex Evans,John Halliday, Adrian, Edward Woehler ( assistant director) and Mary Nash.

(Only name missing from the film cast seems to be John Howard.)

It’s available from http://royalbooks.com who are based in Baltimore ,Maryland.

The signatures are on the front endpaper.

I wonder who collected  the autographs, presumably someone on the set.

 

Below are two photos from the Broadway cast of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY  ( which starred Katharine Hepburn,Joseph Cotten and Van Heflin) ,plus some photos from the 1940 film.

Joseph Cotten,Katharine Hepburn,Van Heflin

Joseph Cotten,Katharine Hepburn,Van Heflin

 

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Ruth Hussey,James Stewart

Ruth Hussey,James Stewart

 

 

Cary Grant

Cary Grant

 

 

James Stewart,Katharine Hepburn

James Stewart,Katharine Hepburn

 

 

4 responses »

  1. Oh yes! Cotten and Heflin would have been interesting to see.
    And imagine the thrill, seeing Hepburn in person!!
    What a great kick-start to the rest of her film career too.
    MGM obviously went for the big stars, Grant and Stewart – understandably.

  2. What a wonderful piece of memorabilia!
    If I’m not mistaken, KH actually recycled one of the dresses she wore in the stage version of Philadelphia Story (designed by Valentina) in one of her (much later) films , The Glass Menagerie. Imagine the stories that costume could tell – I’m nit sure exactly where it ended up!

  3. That’s interesting news about the dress. Thanks. Let’s hope the dress still survives.
    I wonder who collected all the signatures. Presumably someone working on the film.

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