CLAUDE RAINS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/04 - HFSID 280886
CLAUDE RAINS Autograph letter to his daughter on an artistic post card, giving her his next address. Autograph Letter signed: "Love 'The Beard'/(Luxuriant) ", 5¾x4 color picture postcard. Beverly Hills, California, 1958 September 4. Addressed in his hand to "Jenni (E.
Sale Price $324.00
Autograph letter to his daughter on an artistic post card, giving her his next address.
Autograph Letter signed: "Love 'The Beard'/(Luxuriant) ", 5¾x4 color picture postcard. Beverly Hills, California, 1958 September 4. Addressed in his hand to "Jenni (E. Merman) Rains/Bennington/College/Bennington/Vermont." One 7-cent US stamp affixed, with his handwritten instructions: "air/mail". In full: "Sept. 4. Darling Imagine you driving up to-day or Monday I'm off to:- c/o universal Company 'This earth is mine' Casa Lu - al Napa. Caly- phone Baldwin 4- 2477. Mail to Universal to be forwarded.". From the estate of Claude Rains. Rains (1889-1967), who played the title role in The Invisible Man (1933), was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in 1939 (as the "bought" Senator Paine in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), 1943 (Inspector Louis Renault in Casablanca), 1944 (title role in Mr. Skeffington) and 1946 (Ingrid Bergman's Nazi husband in Notorious). This letter was written to his daughter Jennifer, who had grown up with Rains and her mother, Frances Propper (Rain's third of 6 wives) on a farm near West Chester. When she became an actor like her father, Jenni changed her name to Jessica to avoid confusion with another actress. Rains signed his letters to his daughter in a variety of ways, including "Fa Fa" and "Pie Face". Lightly soiled and worn at edges. Postmark through two words of letter. Otherwise, fine condition.
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