IRVING STONE - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 07/26/1961 CO-SIGNED BY: SALLY RAND - HFSID 18780
Sale Price $180.00
IRVING STONE and SALLY RAND
Two autograph notes to radio personality George Sanders, with Stone writing "How did you get to Portland? You are disloyal to 'the smog!' of Sou Cal"
Autograph Notes signed: "Irving Stone" and on verso "Sally Rand", 1 page, 7¾x10 album leaf. Portland, 1961 July 26. Stone writes in full: "Dear George: How did you get to Portland? You are disloyal to 'the smog!' of Sou Cal. Come back soon. Fraternally." Captioned newspaper photo of Stone (b/w, 4¾x4¾) affixed at lower left. ANS on verso dated 1961 July 12. In full: " To George - Your fan." Magazine photo of Rand (b/w, 2¼x4¾) affixed in upper right. Irving STONE (1903-1989) wrote fictionalized portraits of American First Families, including Andrew and Rachel Jackson (The President's Lady, 1951) and Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln (Love is Eternal, 1954) and John and Abigail Adams (Those Who Love, 1965). Other Stone novels focused on historical figures include Vincent van Gogh (Lust for Life, 1934) and Michelangelo (The Agony and the Ecstasy, 1965). Exotic dancer and actress Sally RAND(1904-1979), born Harriet Beck. was given her screen name by Cecil B. de Mille when she appeared in silent films of the 1920s. Her dance performances at the Chicago World's Fair (1933) were a national sensation. Rand tantalized male viewers while dancing behind a fan or large bubble. "The Rand is quicker than the eye," she liked to say. She did her fan dance in the film Bolero (1934). George R. Sanders, originally a disc jockey, became a prominent radio/TV interview host, first in Los Angeles and later in Portland. Mounting adhesive shows through photographs lightly. Frayed edge where page was removed from a book. Otherwise, fine condition.
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