HELEN HAYES - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1963 - HFSID 280920
HELEN HAYES Oscar-winning actor Helen Hayes wrote a letter on the back of this picture postcard from Mexico in 1963, thanking fellow actor Mary Elizabeth Forbes for a birthday card. Autograph letter signed "Helen H." in blue ink. 1 page, 5½x3½ with rounded edges.
Sale Price $198.00
HELEN HAYES Oscar-winning actor Helen Hayes wrote a letter on the back of this picture postcard from Mexico in 1963, thanking fellow actor Mary Elizabeth Forbes for a birthday card. Autograph letter signed "Helen H." in blue ink. 1 page, 5½x3½ with rounded edges. Written on the back of a color picture postcard from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Postmarked Cuernavaca, Mexico, Nov. 4, 1963. Addressed to Miss Mary Elizabeth Forbes, Hollywood, California. With one 80-centavo yellow-and-red Mexican stamp affixed. In full: "Dearest Mary: How sad a birthday would be without a card in that familiar, firm gen-erous handwriting that I love because it says 'Mary Forbes'. Thank you, dear. I am down here resting from a hard summer I love it here and find it very healing. Keep well - I hope XXX". Hayes' birthday was Oct. 10. In the year that she wrote this letter, Hayes appeared in an episode of The Christophers. MARY ELIZAEBTH FORBES (1879-1964) had a few leading lady roles in 1915 but was relegated to smaller roles and even bit parts by 1917. She also had 9 appearances on Broadway between 1905 and 1938. HELEN HAYES (1900-1993, born Helen Hayes Brown in Washington, DC) won the 1931-1932 Academy Award for Best Actress for the title role in The Sin of Madelon Claudet, her first film. After starring in Vanessa, Her Love Story in 1935 for MGM, Hayes returned to Broadway and enjoyed the greatest triumph of her stage career in the title role of Victoria Regina (1935-1938). She earned the sobriquet First Lady of the American Stage, winning Tonys for Happy Birthday (1947), the first year the award was given, and for Time Remembered (1958). A frequent TV guest star from the 1950s to the 1980s, Hayes made occasional films, such as Anastasia (1956) and Airport (1970), winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the latter. Lightly toned and creased. Pen skipped while writing address but not letter or signature. Otherwise in fine condition.
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