BLANCHE SWEET - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 160438
Sale Price $108.00
BLANCHE SWEET. ANS: "Blanche Sweet", 1p, 7¼x10½. No place, no date. To David Wood. In full: "Sorry, but my large supply of photograps (sic) has been depleted. So, I can only wish you well, and send my greetings". Written on verso of pale blue 22-cent U.S.A. Airmail mailer, 8-cent Eisenhower stamp affixed, postmark illegible. Addressed by Sweet: "To David Wood./Willow Bank, Headcorn,/Ashford,/Kent, England". Blanche Sweet (1985-1986), born Sarah Blanche Sweet, made her first appearance on stage when she was 18 months old, was a dancer by the age of four and began her acting career at the age of 14 with D.W. Griffith at Biograph. Her early films with the studio included The Lonedale Operator (1911) and Judith of Bethulia (1914), before she left Biograph in 1914 to work with Cecil B. DeMille (The Warrens of Virginia, 1915). Best known for the title role in the 1923 film, Anna Christie, Sweet's other film credits include Tess of the D'Ubervilles (1924, directed by her then-husband, Marshall Neilan). Sweet, who made a long list of silent films, appeared in only three "talkies", including Girl in Hollywood (1930) before retiring from films at the age of 34. She returned to the stage, appearing in plays on Broadway and with touring companies. Sweet also worked in radio during the 1930s. After the death of her second (1936-1958) husband, stage co-star Raymond Hackett, Sweet returned to the screen for a final time in the 1959 film, The Five Pennies. Lightly creased with folds, upper horizontal fold at the upper loops of the "h" of Blanche and the "S" and "t" in Sweet. First two lines of writing are light but legible. Irregular edges, nicked at blank left and right margins at upper horizontal fold from opening. Mailer side is lightly soiled. Overall, fine condition.
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