Oct 07, 2004 - Sale 2015

Sale 2015 - Lot 80

Price Realized: $ 1,440
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Gypsy: Ethel Merman, Jack Klugman, Sandra Church, and a trio of inventive strip-teasers.
Etching, 14x18 1/4 inches oblong, full margins. Signed by Hirschfeld and numbered 83/100 in pencil, lower margin.
"Gypsy was another of those story ideas that failed to immediately strike one as a sound idea for a Broadway musical. But it worked, and worked beautifully. I didn't even think about it as a musical, really, so well integrated were the songs into the story. It was also a case of the transformation of a huge musical comedy star, Ethel Merman, into a dramatic character role." HOL/127