CELESTE HOLM - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1965 - HFSID 159664
Sale Price $144.00
The Academy Award winning actress sends thanks from UNICEF on a 5½x4 card
Autograph note signed: "For/David &/Anne-/Thank you/from UNICEF/Celeste/Holm" on verso of a 5½x4 printed invitation to a reception following the Grande Parade in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1943, Rodgers and Hammerstein cast Celeste Holm (1917-2012) as soubrette Ado Annie in Oklahoma!; both the production itself and Annie's show-stopping song "I Cain't Say No" affirmed Holm's future stardom. She was cast by her studio, 20th Century-Fox, in the role of the love-starved fashion editor in the prestige feature Gentlemen's Agreement (1947), for which she won an Academy Award. The important role of Bette Davis' understanding friend in another Oscar-winner, All About Eve (1950), has immortalized Holm amongst the film cultists. Always choosy about her roles, she remained active in the 1980s and 1990s whenever a good part struck her fancy. Lightly soiled. "F" in "For" is faint. Otherwise, fine condition.
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