CLAUDE RAINS - CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY CARD SIGNED - HFSID 280879
Sale Price $252.00
Claude Rains sends a Christmas card to giving advice on what to wear to an audition.
Christmas card signed: "From/Poopie/over-", 6¼x5 (closed). Printed greeting: "Christmas Greetings/& Every Good Wish/for/the Coming Year"Autograph note on versoin full: "Wear the humming birds for luck - at an audition perhaps, since they are noted [four words corssed out] for the ability to fly upward! Claude". 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". Fine condition.
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