HELEN HAYES She agrees to judge a war bond poster competition. Typed Letter signed: "Helen", 1p, 6x7¾. No place, 1944 February 19. On personal letterhead to "Dear Arnold"

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She agrees to judge a war bond poster competition.
Typed Letter signed: "Helen", 1p, 6x7¾. No place, 1944 February 19. On personal letterhead to "Dear Arnold". In full: "I consider it a privilege, and a favor that your sister has bestowed upon me in asking me to help judge the posters. Please thank her. I'll have to delay the dinner a while. I rarely even have the strength now, to go out between performances - I am that tired. My best to you, and your Mother. Regards". Paperclip stain at upper edge. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by Typed Letter signed "Gustie" [Augusta Arnold], 2p, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1944 February 15. On letterhead of Associated American Artists to her brother, theatrical agent and lawyer Arnold Weissberger, N.Y., N.Y., requesting that Weissberger ask Hayes to serve as a judge in a war bond poster competition. Signed on p2. Staple holes in upper left corner. Otherwise, fine condition. Also accompanied by carbon copy of an unsigned letter from Weissberger to Hayes forwarding Augusta Arnold's letter and request. Fine condition. HELEN HAYES (1900-1993) 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 M-G-M, 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. AUGUSTA (Weissberger) ARNOLD, later Schenker, was a secretary to film director Orson Welles and appeared in Welles' 1938 film, Too Much Johnson. During the New Deal, she worked on the Works Progress Administration Theater Project, and is portrayed in this role by Adele Robbins in the film Cradle Will Rock (1999). Three items.

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