Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [Green, Adolph. (1914–2002) & Newman, Phyllis. (1933–2019)]
Phyllis Newman and Adolph Green on their wedding day, 1960 – Signed Avedon Photographs
Set of three original silver gelatin photographs by the American photographer, who has captured the actress and playwright in high spirits on their wedding day in New York, January 1960. Each of the three images is signed "Avedon" to the lower right, and backed on card. Mild wear along edges with some toning and stray marks, overall in fine condition. Two 9 x 6.5 inches (22.9 x 16.6 cm.), one 10 x 6.5 inches (25.4 x 16.6 cm.).
Adolph Green was a playwright, performer and lyricist who had a remarkable six-decade collaboration with the equally multi-hyphenated Betty Comden. The duo co-authored such hit Broadway musicals as On the Town and Bells Are Ringing, as well as the screenplays for Singin' in the Rain and The Band Wagon. Phyllis Newman won a Tony Award for best featured actress in a musical for Green and Comden's Subways Are for Sleeping just two years after their wedding. They remained together until Green's death in 2002.
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