INGRID BERGMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/24/1955 - HFSID 31534
Sale Price $288.00
The Academy Award winning actress responds to a letter saying "Many thanks for sending me your book... I must admit that it is not the type of picture that I would feel inclined to do"
Typed Letter signed: "Ingrid Bergman", 1p, 6x8½. Santa Marinella (Italy), 1955 August 24. To Mrs. Lillian Budd, Lombard, Illinois. In full: "Many thanks for sending me your book. I have already read it and although I think it is very well written, I must admit that it is not the type of picture that I would feel inclined to do. With all best wishes and greetings, Yours sincerely". At the time she wrote this letter, Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman was still struggling to return to the favor of movie audiences. 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 1957, when she made Anastasia, that she made a successful comeback. Earlier in her career, Bergman had won an Academy Award for Best Actress for Gaslight (1944); her performance in Anastasia earned her a second Oscar, and she would later win a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Murder on the Orient Express (1974). Among her other notable films are Intermezzo (1936), Casablanca (1942), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Spellbound (1945), The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) and The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965). Affixed at upper edge to original typed envelope, Italian stamp affixed. Light show through of flap at upper portion of letter. Both letter and envelope are lightly creased. Overall, fine condition.
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