The performer handwrites and signs this letter to a fan describing her goals to become an
actress and thanking him for his compliments
Autograph letter signed: “Mona Lesllie” in green ink. 2 pages, 6x9½. December 7, 1933.
Written on letterhead of The Biltmore Hotel to “Dear Edward Barry” in full: “With this letter
you will find the picture and autograph you requested. I wish to thank you for the lovely
compliments and the appreciation you showed for my work. I am well pleased also to know you
enjoyed the entire show and I do hope that someday I shall return to St. Louis as myself in
another individual act. The gold dancing is interesting for a time but becomes quite a grind
after awhile so it is very hard work- I hope someday to become a legitimate actress in some
large production or to become famous as a commercial artist which is also one of my ambitions
and professions. Thanking you again and wishing you my best wishes and all the success possible in
whatever vocation may be yours. I remain, Sincerely yours”. Mona Lesllie was a performer in the
1930s, possibly for a group or production called the golden dancers. Signer merits further
research. Lightly toned. Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.