Rare Frankfurter Item About Harold Laski with a Presentation Inscription to Garson Kanin Frankfurter, Felix [1882-1965]. [Kanin, Garson (1912-1999)]. "Justice Felix Frankfurter's Contribution to the BBC's Harold Laski Programme, [London], November 15, 1961." 7 ff. 10-1/2" x 8" single-sided printed sheets. Light toning, two horizontal fold lines, traces of removed staple from upper-left corners, a few tiny spots to first leaf, which has an inscription from Frankfurter to its upper-right corner. Item housed in cloth clamshell box, morocco lettering piece to spine. $1,250. * The inscription reads: "Dear Gar:/ I can't give you a curtain for/ the second act - and you/ don't need it, you have Ruth-/ but I can give you/ this./ More than ever yours/ F.F." Laski [1893-1950], the English political theorist and economist, was one of Frankfurter's friends and an important intellectual influence. Kanin and Ruth Gordon [1896-1985], his wife, were close to Frankfurter in his later years. Both had successful careers in theater and film. Kanin was a playwright and film director. Gordon, the more famous of the two, was an actress, screenwriter and playwright.
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