Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [Green, Adolph. (1914–2002) & Newman, Phyllis. (1933–2019)]

"Evidence, 1944-1994" – Signed and Inscribed to Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman

New York: Random House. 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Large 4to.  183 pp.  First edition.  Signed and inscribed by the eminent American photographer on the illustrated frontispiece, "For Phyllis and Adolph / with love / Dick / 1994".  The companion to Avedon's spectacular An Autobiography, this definitive account of the life and work of photographer Richard Avedon features over 500 photographs documenting 50 years of Avedon's work, and was published to coincide with a major retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.  Mild wear to dustjacket, overall in fine condition.

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.  Richard Avedon was a close lifelong friend of the couple, having taken their wedding portraits in New York, January 1960.  (20481)

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