FREDRIC MARCH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/18/1941 - HFSID 290076
FREDRIC MARCH Signed fundraising letter to George Cukor on behalf of Britain's National Association of Day Nurseries, with approval noted in upper margin Typed Letter signed: "Fredric March", 1 page, 7¼x10½. No place, 1941 September 18. On personal letterhead to "Dear George" [Cukor].
Sale Price $531.25
Signed fundraising letter to George Cukor on behalf of Britain's National Association of Day Nurseries, with approval noted in upper margin
Typed Letter signed: "Fredric March", 1 page, 7¼x10½. No place, 1941 September 18. On personal letterhead to "Dear George" [Cukor]. In part: "A year ago you gave $25.00 to further the day nursery program in this country. Little children need your help more than ever because they are so often overlooked in a national emergency. And we know that pale, pinched faces are not the stuff on which our democracy will thrive in the years ahead. Many parents are 'on the road,' streaming into industrial centers via jalopies, buses and trailers all looking for work. There are stories of children locked in box cars for safe-keeping...Deliquency reaps a harvest when little children are left to shift for themselves...The need is great this year-but even greater is our obligation as Americans to these 'box-car' children and their brothers and sisters." Pencil and ink notes in upper right (unknown hands) note that $25 was sent the previous year, and approve a new contribution in the same amount. Accompanied by unsigned movie still showing March with Dana Andrews and Harold Russell in The Best Days of Our Lives. Stage, screen and occasional television actor March (1897-1975, born Frederick Ernest McIntyre Bickel in Racine, Wisconsin), won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931-1932) and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and he was also nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for The Royal Family of Broadway (1930-1931), A Star is Born (1937) and Death of a Salesman (1951). March, whose other films include The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934), Les Misérables (1935), Inherit the Wind (1960) and Seven Days in May (1964), also won Best Actor Tony Awards for Years Ago (1947) and Long Day's Journey Into Night (1957). George Cukor (1899-1983) won a Best Director Oscar for My Fair Lady (1960) and was nominated for 4 more, beginning with Little Women in 1933. Pencil notes - unknown hands, at upper right margin. Lightly toned at creased at edge. Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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