INGRID BERGMAN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/10/1969 - HFSID 152781
Sale Price $288.00
Handwritten letter by the Academy Award winning actress, saying "We had left Sweden when the big storm came, but it destroyed my husband's parents home."
Autograph Letter signed: "Ingrid Bergman" on verso, 2p, 4½x3½ card. Imprinted: "Ingrid Bergman" at upper margin. Paris, 1969 September 10. To Lorna Butler. In full: "Thank you, dear Lorna, for the birthday greetings. We had left Sweden when the big storm came, but it destroyed my husband's parents home. My daughter is well again and I hope your foot operation was successful. I saved the note about being kind. It might come in handy!! With best wishes". Slightly creased, vertical creases at the "ri" of Ingrid. Pinhead-size spots at blank areas. Fine condition. Accompanied by original envelope, 4¾x3¾. Postmarked Paris, September 11, 1969. Addressed by Bergman to: "Mrs Lorna Butler/8 Herbert Road/Wimbledon/London. SW 19/Angleterre". Slightly creased and soiled. Torn open at top, edges lightly worn. Overall, fine condition. Bergman, who had celebrated her 54th birthday on August 29, would appear in one film, Cactus Flower, in the year this letter was written. The actress had three daughters: Friedel Pia Lindstrom (born in 1938) by her first husband, Peter Lindstrom, whom she had married in 1937, and twins Isabella and Isotta Rossellini (born in 1952, during her marriage to director Roberto Rossellini). Bergman also had a son, Roberto Ingmar Rossellini, who had been born in 1950, the year the actress and the director were married. Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982) was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning three:Best Actress in 1944 (Gaslight) and 1956 (Anastasia) and Best Supporting Actress in 1974 (Murder on the Orient Express). In 1950, she had accepted Roberto Rossellini's offer of the lead role in Stromboli. During the production, the actress and director fell in love and she became pregnant with his child while she was still married to her first husband, Swedish doctor Peter Lindstrom. Although she married Rossellini shortly after divorcing Lindstrom, the damage had been done. Stromboli was banned in many markets and boycotted in others and the actress found herself and her work shunned by audiences. It was not until 1956, when she made Anastasia, that she made a successful comeback. Among her other notable films are Intermezzo (1936), Casablanca (1942), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943; Best Actress Oscar nomination), The Bells of St. Mary's (1945; Best Actress Oscar nomination), Spellbound (1945), Joan of Arc (1948; Best Actress Oscar nomination), The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965) and Autumn Sonata (1978; Best Actress Oscar nomination). Two items.
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