EDWARD EVERETT HORTON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/27/1938 - HFSID 156999
EDWARD EVERETT HORTON. TLS: Edward Everett Horton", 1p, 7¼x12. Hollywood, California, 1938 September 27. On his personal letterhead to Roger van Haecke, Chicago, Illinois.
Sale Price $765.00
EDWARD EVERETT HORTON. TLS: Edward Everett Horton", 1p, 7¼x12. Hollywood, California, 1938 September 27. On his personal letterhead to Roger van Haecke, Chicago, Illinois. In full: "Your letter was awaiting me on my return from a tour of Scotland, England, and France which I took this summer with my mother. Please forgive the long delay in the answering of your letter. I am enclosing the autograph you asked for. I feel very flattered and honored that you should want my autograph among those you already have in your collection. After I finish a film that starts at Universal Studios, October 1, 2i5h Mary Boland and the 'Dead End Kids,' I return immediately to England to do a film there with Jack Buchanan. While in London this winter I shall make a point of it to go to King Albert's Hall, and see your collection. Thank you for your interesting letter. Sincerely." Often mistaken for an Englishman, Brooklyn-born Edward Everett Horton (1886-1970) began his film career in silent movies. As manager of Los Angeles' Majestic Theater in the late 1920s, he helped train several silent film leading men to use their voices properly in stage work, preparing them for talking pictures. Horton played supporting roles in the 1930s and 1940s, most notably in the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals at RKO. During this period, he also became a radio actor. Horton's voice was heard as the narrator of the "Fractured Fairy Tales" segment on the ABC cartoon series, Rocky and His Friends (1959-1961), and he starred on ABC's F Troop (1965-1967) as Hekawi Indian tribe medicine man Roaring Chicken. The two planned films mentioned in this letter were released as Little Tough Guys in Society (1938, with Mary Boland but with other youthful actors, not the Dead End Kids) and The Gang's All Here (1939, with musical comedy star Jack Buchanan). Personal letterhead is printed on verso and folded over. Fine condition.
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