ELSA RAVEN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/17/1988 - HFSID 72785
Sale Price $324.00
ELSA RAVENHandwritten letter discussing acting projects, including her role on TV's Wiseguy and her portrayal of Gertrude Stein in The Moderns. "I always think my current job is my most important." Autograph Letter signed: "Elsa Raven", 1 page, 5½x8¾. North Hollywood, California, 1988 March 17. On personal memo paper to "Dear Todd M. Axelrod", in full: "I started to write this, but my handwriting is so bad, I'd better print: 3½ years ago you asked for photos, scripts, etc. from me. You are right that I have had many such requests (The Univ. of Wyoming has boxes of my stuff) but I did intend to comply. It's just that I got and left your letter in my N. Y. C. Apt., and I always was in a hurry there. I just unpacked it after my move. Now I've given up the NYC Apt & have consolidated all of my stuff' in one address here in North Hollywood. I'll be glad to comply with your original request, should you still wish me to. I didn't want to send anything until I was sure you are where you were. Are you? I always think my current job is my most important. (Right now it's the mother to the 'Wiseguy' (Ken Wahl) on CBS-TV and - soon to be released - the feature film 'the Moderns', by Alan Rudolph. I play Gertrude Stein. I'll send you a bunch of stuff, if you'll confirm the need. Sincerely". Accompanied by transmittal envelope addressed in her hand. Character actress Elsa Raven (1929-2020), born Elsa Rabinowitz, played small but interesting roles, like the "save the clock tower" lady in Back to the Future (1985), and Ida Strauss in Titanic (1997), in many hit movies, including American Pop, The Amityville Horror, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and In the Line of Fire. She was seen in TV episodes from 1963 (Combat!) through 2008 (ER). She had recurring roles on Amen and Wiseguy in the late 1980s. She appeared in three Broadway shows, including Anna Christie (1977). Lightly toned around edges. Small tear at top left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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