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GEORGE ARLISS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/20/1929 - HFSID 286195

GEORGE ARLISS Witty ALS to an author, promising to pass his material to Mr. Warner Autograph Letter signed: "George Arliss", 1 page, 4½x7. Hollywood, California, 1929 April 20. To Sidney Williams of the Philadelphia Inquirer. In full: "I will certainly hand your novels to Mr.

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GEORGE ARLISS
Witty ALS to an author, promising to pass his material to Mr. Warner
Autograph Letter signed: "George Arliss", 1 page, 4½x7. Hollywood, California, 1929 April 20. To Sidney Williams of the Philadelphia Inquirer. In full: "I will certainly hand your novels to Mr. Warner without delay. I sincerely hope he may find material in them that will induce him to offer you large sums of money." Accompanied by original mailing envelope, hand-addressed by Arliss. British actor George Arliss (1868-1946) was famed for his portrayal of historical figures, first on London and Broadway stages and later in silent, then talking films. He played Voltaire, Richlieu, Alexander Hamilton, Nathan Rothschild and the Duke of Wellington, among others and earned an Oscar as Best Actor in 1929 for Disraeli. The Mr. Warner cited by Arliss was almost certainly producer Jack L. Warner (1892-1978), who had co-founded Warner Bros. in 1923. When he wrote this letter, Arliss had just finished Disraeli for Warner Bros., and was working on other films for the company. Sidney Williams was apparently unsuccessful, however, in selling a script or story idea to the producer. His name isn't featured in Warner Bros. credits. Horizontal mailing fold. Fine condition.

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