HERBERT RAWLINSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/07/1916 - HFSID 171869
Sale Price $378.00
Actor Herbert Rawlinson signed this typed letter on Universal Film Manufacturing Company letterhead in 1916 to apologize for not sending the recipient a photograph. Very rare!
Typed letter signed "Herbert Rawlinson" in pencil. 1 page, 8½x11, on Universal Film Manufacturing Company letterhead. Sept. 7, 1916. Addressed to Miss Gladys Calvert, New York City. In full: "Dear friend: - During the turmoil and rush of my busy life here at the city, I have forgotten as to whether I have sent you the photograph you requested of me or not. You will pardon me for putting you to this trouble of finding out, but if you will kindly advise me as to whether or not, I shall be more than pleased to act accordingly. Thanking you in anticipation of an early reply, I beg to remain Very sincerely, HR/M." Herbert Rawlinson (1885-1953, born in Brighton, East Essex, England, United Kingdom) was a stage actor who moved to the silver screen in 1911. A leading man in silent films, he gradually moved to character roles when soundies made their debut, often as a criminal masquerading as a pillar of society. Rawlinson made several serials during the silent era and returned to them in 1937 with the title role in Blake of Scotland Yard. He appeared in Columbia Pictures fifteen episode serialSuperman (1948) as Dr. Arnold Graham. Later he acted in the very first episode of the television series The Adventures of Superman titled Superman on Earth which aired on September 19, 1952. In it he played Rozan, the head of the Kryptonian Council on Superman's home planet of Krypton. A star is dedicated to Rawlinson on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the motion picture industry. Lightly toned and creased. Adhesive remnants on verso (no show-through). Light nicks along left and right edges. Light pinholes near right edge. Folded twice vertically and thrice horizontally. Otherwise in fine condition.
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