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

"Avedon: The Sixties"

New York: Random House . 1999. First. Upright folio.  235 pp.  Unsigned first edition, from the collection of Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman.  This work offers Avedon's comprehensive portrait of the sixties, including an impressive assortment of photographs and interviews with figures that defined the decade.  Mild tears and creasing to dustjacket, else fine.

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. (20485)

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