Oct 07, 2004 - Sale 2015

Sale 2015 - Lot 38

Price Realized: $ 9,200
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, THE DIRECTOR, AND THE COMPOSER.. Carol Channing holding a cash register showing the record-breaking receipts from "Hello Dolly!"
Pen and ink drawing on board, approximately 25x19 inches, matted. Signed "Hirschfeld 5" lower right and inscribed by Jerry Herman and Gower Champion. 1967.
Herman, who wrote the music and lyrics has written "All my love to the only Dolly! Jerry," Champion, the director, writes "Dear Carol - It seems unbelievable - but how marvelously true! Gower."
"Carol Channing claims I discovered her in the chorus of Lend an Ear and featured her in a drawing I did for The Times. I don't remember doing it. She remembers it with great clarity, and maybe that's enough. However, I think it also explains Carol's star power and success - her ability to create this fantasy version of her own legend. Carol is one of the few performers of that time who invented themselves, especially here in her most famous and most plumage-filled role of Dolly Levi. I merely copied her original design of herself." HOL/153
published as an advertisement in variety, june 14, 1967.