[Young Frankenstein] Wilder, Gene. (1933–2016); Kahn, Madeline. (1942–1999); Garr, Teri. (b. 1944); Boyle, Peter. (1935–2006)
Grouping of five photographs promoting various films and plays, each signed by a member of the cast of Mel Brooks' classic 1974 comedy Young Frankenstein. Gene Wilder has inscribed "To Paul / Gene Wilder" to a promotional photograph for his 1980 film Stir Crazy; Terri Garr has signed a headshot promoting the 1984 film Firstborn, together with press release; Peter Boyle inscribed two photographs with "To Paul / Peter Boyle," one promoting the 1980 film Where the Buffalo Roam with typewritten press blurb to verso, and the other promoting a run of performances of the play The Roast in Boston with press release affixed to verso; Madeline Kahn has signed "To Paul / All best / Madeline Kahn" to a promotional photograph for the 1984 film City Heat. All in very fine condition. Each 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).
From the collection of Paul McMahon, a critic, photographer and artist who worked for more than 13 years touring with Marlene Dietrich as the icon’s stage manager, announcer, dresser, secretary and escort, and later spent 25 years as an arts and entertainment reviewer and photographer with Gay Community News, Esplanade, Tommy’s Connection, The Mirror, Bay Windows and other publications.
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