Ogden Nash "Reads Ogden Nash" 1953 LP Signed Autograph Hirschfeld Cover
Ogden Nash(Caedmon TC 1015)-"Reads Ognden Nash"-LP. Released in 1953, this vintage LP features Ogden Nash reading some of his poems. Some tracks include-Don't Grin Or You'll Have To Bear It,That Reminds Me,A Beginner's Guide To The ocean,Allow Me Madam But It Won't Help,How Do You Say Ha-Ha In French,Bankers Are Just Like Andybody Else Except Richer plus 10 more. The front cover features a Hirschfeld sketch of Ogden Nash.Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet best known for writing pithy and funny light verse.In 1931 he published his first collection of poems, Hard Lines, earning him national recognition. Some of his poems reflected an anti-establishment feeling. For example, one verse, entitled Common Sense, asks:
Why did the Lord give us agility,
If not to evade responsibility?
When Nash wasn’t writing poems, he made guest appearances on comedy and radio shows and toured the United States and England, giving lectures at colleges and universities.
Nash was regarded respectfully by the literary establishment, and his poems were frequently anthologized even in serious collections such as Selden Rodman's 1946 A New Anthology of Modern Poetry.
Nash was the lyricist for the Broadway musical One Touch of Venus, collaborating with librettist S. J. Perelman and composer Kurt Weill. The show included the notable song "Speak Low (When You Speak Love)." He also wrote the lyrics for the 1952 revue Two's Company.
Nash and his love of the Baltimore Colts were featured in the December 13, 1968 issue of Life Magazine, with several poems about the American football team matched to full-page pictures.
Among his most popular writings were a series of animal verses, many of which featured his off-kilter rhyming devices. Examples include "If called by a panther / Don't anther"; "You can have my jellyfish / I'm not sellyfish"; and "The Lord in His wisdom made the fly / And then forgot to tell us why." The most frequently quoted of these poems is his ode to the llama:
The one-L lama, he's a priest
The two-L llama, he's a beast
And I would bet a silk pyjama
There isn't any three-L lllama
The LP has been autographed on the front cover by Ogden Nash in black.....CONDITION OF VINYL,COVER AND AUTOGRAPH IS VG PLUS..................