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KAY THOMPSON COLLECTIBLES If you are in the market for rare vintage Kay Thompson memorabilia, you have come to the right place. Check back periodically for the latest available treasures.
 “Kay with a K” Original 1951 stone lithograph caricature of Kay Thompson illustrated by renowned Broadway poster and children’s book artist Don Freeman (1908-1978). A friend of Thompson, Freeman also illustrated the cover of her 1954 MGM Records album Kay Thompson Sings. This high quality stone lithograph (12 x 18 inches) was produced in 1951 by Lynton Richards Kistler (1897-1993) of Kistler of Los Angeles, the renowned fine art lithographer. Each stone lithograph was authenticated with Kistler’s blind embossed stamp; individually numbered in pencil; and signed in black ink by the artist Don Freeman. The illustration was printed on thick fine art paper in a limited run of 200—though within those numbers are variants of paper stocks and ink colors. A limited quantity of these extremely rare, vintage originals are available from Kay Thompson biographer Sam Irvin, acquired directly from the estate of Don Freeman. Here are the available papers and colors: a.) Cream parchment with deckle edges / black ink. b.) Cream parchment with deckle edges / lavender ink. c.) Yellow card stock with straight edges / black ink (pictured at left). d.) Yellow card stock with straight edges / red ink. e.) Gray card stock with straight edges / red ink—SOLD OUT! f.) Lavender card stock with straight edges / black ink—SOLD OUT! For pricing and ordering information, please e-mail Sam Irvin: sam@kaythompsonwebsite.com
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