ELEONORA "DUSE THE GOD" DUSE - AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE UNSIGNED CIRCA 1904 - HFSID 172036
ELEONORA “DUSE THE GOD” DUSE The prestigious actress writes some lines in Italian on this 4½x3¾ piece of paper, in iron gall ink Autograph Envelope Unsigned. 4½x3¾.
Sale Price $162.00
ELEONORA “DUSE THE GOD” DUSE
The prestigious actress writes some lines in Italian on this 4½x3¾ piece of paper, in iron gall ink
Autograph Envelope Unsigned. 4½x3¾. Eleonora Duse (1858-1924) was an Italian actress who started her career as a child and by 1885 her popularity began to climb. She travelled on tour to South America and upon her return a year later she formed her own company and being both manager and director. The following year Duse made a successful tour in the United States and in Washington, President Grover Cleveland and his wife attended every performance. Mrs. Cleveland shocked Washington society by giving in Eleonora's honor the first-ever White House tea held for an actress. Duse retired from acting in 1909 and near to that same time she met and began a relationship with Italian feminist Lina Poletti, with whom she lived in Florence, Italy. Duse's relationship with the dancer Isadora Duncan was also rumored to be sexual. On July 30, 1923 she became the first woman to be featured on the nascent magazine Time, and was the subject of the 1947 biographical film Eleonora Duse. Lightly toned and soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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