JACK LEMMON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MIIKO TAKA - HFSID 20296
Sale Price $288.00
JACK LEMMON and MIIKO TAKAHis signed autograph note to TV/radio host George Sanders, with hers on verso (signed in both English and Japanese script) Inscribed signature: "For George-/Who kindly let me vent/my spleen into exhaustion/many thanks,/Jack Lemmon", 7¾x10 piece of album paper with 3½x1¼ newspaper article attached to bottom margin. And on verso: "[Japanese phrase], George san/May I say again this has been the most interesting interview. Just loved sharing my time with you. Tahuson thank you again. Hope to see you soon. I have learned again today. Ever -Miiko Taka [also signed in Japanese script]" Small magazine photo attached in lower left. A private school-educated everyman who could play outrageous comedy and wrenching tragedy, JACK LEMMON (1925-2001) burst onto the movie scene as a 1950s Columbia contract player and remained a beloved star until his death. Whether through humor or pathos, he excelled at illuminating the struggles of average men against a callous world; as director Billy Wilder once noted, "There was a little bit of genius in everything he did." Lemmon won the 1956 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role as Ensign Pulver in Mister Roberts (1955).He also won the1974 Academy Award for Best Actorfor portraying garment manufacturer Harry Stoner in Save the Tiger (1973).Lemmon received Best Actor Oscar nominations for Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), The China Syndrome (1979), Tribute (1980) and Missing (1982). Second generation Japanese-American MIIKO TAKA had never acted professionally when she appeared with Marlon Brando in Sayonara (1957), receiving good reviews. She appeared in occasional feature films thereafter, from Hell to Eternity (1960) to The Challenge (1982). She also appeared in the TV mini-series Shogun (1980). She acted as an interpreter for Japanese film star Toshiro Mifune and director Akira Kurosawa when they visited Los Angeles. Page number written in ink at lower left margin. Slightly jagged at right margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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