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JAMES CAGNEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/31/1976 - HFSID 292752

Typed Letter responding to praise of his autobiography, saying "It was kind of a 'hop, skip and jump' through fifty odd years of show business. There were other tales to be told …"

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JAMES CAGNEY Typed Letter responding to praise of his autobiography, saying "It was kind of a 'hop, skip and jump' through fifty odd years of show business. There were other tales to be told …" Typed Letter signed: "Jim Cagney", 1 page, 7¼x10. Verney Farm, Staffordville, New York, 1976 May 31. On personal letterhead to "My dear Miss Clark", in full: "Yours was a very kind note, and it is thoroughly appreciated. I am pleased you liked the book. It was kind of a 'hop, skip and jump' through fifty odd years of show business. There were other tales to be told but I thought enough was enough. Most of the old friends were there. Please give my very best to your family. I wish you and them well. Sincerely". James Cagney (1899-1986, born in New York City), who appeared in leading roles on Broadway from the mid-1920s, gained film stardom, legendary tough guy status and an iconic pineapple-to-the-puss scene in Public Enemy (1931). In addition to his Best Actor Oscar for Yankee Doodle Dandy, he received two additional Oscar nominations in the category for Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) and Love Me Or Leave Me (1955). After years of health problems, Cagney made a successful film comeback in Ragtime (1981). When he signed this letter, Cagney had recently completed Cagney: an Autobiography. Top edge lightly toned. Unknown stain on verso (no show through). Fine condition. Previously authenticated by PSA/DNA.

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