With Photographic Plates Of The First Broadway Production
THE ODD COUPLE
By Neil Simon
First printing of the famous Broadway play about two mismatched roommates, the basis for the 1968 film and 1970s television series.
Near fine in near-fine jacket.
THE ODD COUPLE
"Oscar: You leave me little notes on my pillow. I told you a hundred-and-sixty-eight times I can't... stand... little notes on my pillow! 'We are all out of Corn Flakes. - F.U.' It took me three hours to figure out that 'F.U.' was Felix Unger!"
Neat, uptight, well-meaning Felix moves in with his friend Oscar, a messy, careless, bon vivant. Despite their inevitable conflicts, both men come to realize that they have learned from the other. This edition includes photographic illustrations of the original cast in the play, with Walter Matthau as Oscar Madison and Art Carney as Felix Unger, before other actors took on those roles in the fall of 1965. A a major fixture in the American popular consciousness of the 1960s and '70s.
New York: Random House, (1966). 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original quarter green cloth, brown synthetic grained leather boards, publisher's device blind-stamped onto front board, gilt-lettered spine. In original magenta and orange unclipped ($3.95) dust jacket. Red topstain, fore-edge machine deckle. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece and two photo illustrations in text. , 116 pages. Light edgewear around edges of dust jacket spine, a couple very minor spots to cloth.
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