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JAMES "JIMMIE" FIDLER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 31767

Letter from Fidler to fellow columnist Louis Sobol, speaking briefly of a small time actress who he remarks has a look "poets write about". Then goes on to ask that Sobol turn in a payment that is due, saying that it was probably overlooked in the Christmas rush

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JAMES "JIMMIE" FIDLER
Letter from Fidler to fellow columnist Louis Sobol, speaking briefly of a small time actress who he remarks has a look "poets write about". Then goes on to ask that Sobol turn in a payment that is due, saying that it was probably overlooked in the Christmas rush
Typed letter signed: "Jimmie", in green ink, 2 pages, 8½x11. Hollywood, California. In part: "Dear Louis: I was much interested in the comment about Nomy Bencid. But for goodness sakes alive, disillusion her about this Fidler egg. I did manage to get her some tests by Universal, and those tests are here now. Whether anything will ever come of that I cannot tell. I saw the tests, and while they are not world-beaters by any means, they do reveal that she is quite beautiful, and that she has one of those feminine figures poets write about...I hate to turn a perfectly nice letter into something that may ruin a lovely day for you - but you haven't mailed a check for the current month now ending. Perhaps you overlooked it in the Christmas rush...". High school dropout and movie extra James "Jimmie" Fidler (1900-1988) became one of the hottest gossip columnists in the United States between the 1930s and the 1950s. His gossip column Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood was syndicated in 360 papers, including the Los Angeles Times and the New York Post. He also began broadcasting a radio version in 1933. His radio show, known for its biting commentary and trademark sign-off "Good night to you, and you, and I do mean you!", was heard by 40 million people each week at its peak. Fidler continued broadcasting in one form or another until retiring from radio in 1983. He expanded into film with segments on Fox Movietone News. Louis Sobol (d. 1986) was an entertainment columnist ("New York Cavalcade" for the Hearst Newspapers. Normal mailing folds. Heavily toned, esp. on first page. Several large tears along outer margins on both pages. Corners worn, creased, and lightly torn. Light surface creases. Paper clip margin on top left corner. Otherwise, fine condition.

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