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FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW - TYPED NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 296749

FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW The actor writes to a fan explaining that he can send larger photographs for a nominal cost. Typed Note signed: "Freddie Bartholomew" in black ink, 1 page, 6x3¼. Culver City, California, no date.

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FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW
The actor writes to a fan explaining that he can send larger photographs for a nominal cost.
Typed Note signed: "Freddie Bartholomew" in black ink, 1 page, 6x3¼. Culver City, California, no date. Written to "My Dear friend:" in full: "Thank you so much for your nice letter. I would like to send large pictures, free of charge, but due to the tremendous demand, the ex-pense would be too great. I hope you will like this photograph, but if you desire a larger one I will be happy to send it to you at nominal cost. Please accept my best wishes. Very sincerely yours," printed on verso of a black and white photograph of Bartholomew, with his facsimile signature printed on it. Actor Freddie Bartholomew (1924-1992), was one of the most popular child actors in the history of film. Bartholomew, who made his film debut in Toyland in 1930, made become a star when he appeared as "David Copperfield as a child" in the 1935 film, The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield, the Younger (popularly known simply as David Copperfield). Bartholomew would go on to appear in such films as Anna Karenina (1935), Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936), Captains Courageous (1937), Kidnapped (1938) and Swiss Family Robinson (1940). When his salary soared to $2,500 a week, Bartholomew as second only to Shirley Temple as the highest-paid child actor. Last seen in the 1951 film, St. Benny the Dip, Bartholomew also made three appearances on television (1949-1950). He was also known for the 1937 court case in which his parents and his aunt, who had raised him, battled for his custody. That and other legal actions took the major portion of the salaries Bartholomew had earned, and, after a stint in the Air Force during WWII, he went to work for an advertising agency. Lightly soiled. Pencil and ink notes (unknown hand) at top corners. Otherwise, fine condition.

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