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SHARON TATE - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - DOCUMENT 285472

 
SHARON TATE
Handwritten, loving note to her grandmother, circa 1949
Autograph Note signed: "Sharon", 2pages (integral leaf), 4½x6½. Signed in Pencil. No place, circa 1949. Lined note paper printed with playful chipmunks. To "Dear Nanne" [her grandmother]. In full, with original spelling errors: "I love you. I am doing just fine. How is Miss g. I am doing just fine in school I am reading our new friends my hair is long its past my shoulders I will see you or you will come back with us. Love Sharon and mother and father". She has added another slip of paper with the chipmunks on it. Sharon Tate (1943-1969), a beauty pageant winner and model, appeared on TV before winning major roles in three films released in 1967: Eye of the Devil, The Fearless Vampire Killers and Valley of the Dolls. While none of these movies were critical successes, some reviewers praised Tate's potential for stardom. Tate herself had no illusions about her early acting skills, but was working hard to improve. She earned good reviews working with Dean Martin in The Wrecking Crew (1969). Another film, The Thirteen Chairs, was released posthumously. In 1968, Tate married film director Roman Polanski. On August 8, 1969, Tate - 8½ months pregnant - and four of her friends were brutally murdered at her Benedict Canyon (LA) home by members of Charles Manson's cult "family." In the months before Manson and his gang were caught, there were rampant rumors about the motives for the murder, and many Hollywood celebrities installed new security systems in their homes. When Tate's convicted assailants were nearing eligibility for parole in 1982, her mother Doris lobbied successfully to amend California's legal code to allow victim's impact statements, and was the first person to testify under the new law. As a young girl Sharon Tate, an Army brat, moved frequently and had trouble making friends. She developed a shyness which many later mistook for aloofness. This childhood letter is a revealing and touching glimpse of Tate as a young child. Toned and soiled. 1 vertical fold crease through center. Multiple pin-sized stains throughout note. Note written in pencil. Corners lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.



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SHARON TATE
Born: January 24, 1943 in Dallas, Texas
Died: August 9, 1969 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California


Film Credits
2012 Too Young to Die (Other), 2012 I Am Bruce Lee (Other), 2011 Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (Other), 2008 Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (Other), 2008 Il falso bugiardo (Other), 2008 Final Days of an Icon (Other), 2008 Dateline NBC (Other), 2007 Cease to Exist (Other), 2006 The Dish on Dolls (Other), 2006 Gotta Get Off This Merry Go Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes (Other), 2006 Blind Faith: London Hyde Park 1969 (Other), 2003 True Crime Authors (Other), 2003 Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (Other), 2003 Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll (Other), 2003 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment (Other), 2001 The Unbeat_able Bruce Lee (Other), 2001 Backstory (Other), 1999 Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 (Other), 1998-1999 E! True Hollywood Story (Other), 1995-2002 Biography (Other), 1993 The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies (Other), 1991 A Year to Remember (Other), 1990 Hollywood Heaven: Tragic Lives, Tragic Deaths (Other), 1979 Tess (in person), 1970 Ciao, Federico! (in person), 1969 Twelve Plus One (Performer), 1969 Playboy After Dark (in person), 1968 Wedding of the Doll (in person), 1968 The Wrecking Crew (Performer), 1968 The New Cinema (in person), 1968 Mia and Roman (in person), 1968 Jacqueline Susann and the Valley of the Dolls (in person), 1967 Valley of the Dolls: A World Premiere Voyage (in person), 1967 Valley of the Dolls (Performer), 1967 The Fearless Vampire Killers (Performer), 1967 Lionpower from MGM (Other), 1967 Hollywood Backstage (in person), 1967 Don't Make Waves (Performer), 1967 All Eyes on Sharon Tate (in person), 1966 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1966 Eye of the Devil (Performer), 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Performer), 1964 The Americanization of Emily (Performer), 1963-1965 The Beverly Hillbillies (Performer), 1963 Mister Ed (Performer), 1963 Hollywood and the Stars (in person), 1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (Performer), 1961 Barabbas (Performer), 1960 The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom (in person)


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