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JOAN CRAWFORD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 1928 - HFSID 47552

JOAN CRAWFORD Academy Award-winning actress Joan Crawford wrote this letter on her personalized stationery during the filming of 1928's Four Walls, imploring the recipient to write more often writing how happy she was with "Dodo" - probably future husband Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Accompanied with original mailing envelope.

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JOAN CRAWFORD
Academy Award-winning actress Joan Crawford wrote this letter on her personalized stationery during the filming of 1928's Four Walls, imploring the recipient to write more often writing how happy she was with "Dodo" - probably future husband Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Accompanied with original mailing envelope.
Autograph letter signed "Joan". With pencil notations in upper right corner in unknown hand. 2 pages, 7¾x10, 1 sheet, front and verso, on Crawford's personalized stationery with rough edges. In full: "Dan dear. I know its [sic] been ages since youve [sic] heard from me But I couldnt [sic] write Had to go back to the studio to go back to the studio today and finish up 'Four Walls'. I think now I am going to get a few week's [sic] vacation. At least I hope so. You say you never mention your poetry. Oh Dan you know I love it When ever you dont [sic] send me some for a few days, I always [sic] write and ask you to write me some now dont [sic] I? then one about Joan wears a little hat I love. Dan I sent you some pictures and right after ward's [sic] you sent me a wire saying you were moving, and since you have mentioned then I have wondered if you received them or not. Please let me know would you? Oh Dan I am so very very happy now and have been for a while Sometimes it seems too good to be true. Dodo means so very very much to me, and he and I are so very happy. Honestly I am so blissfully and heavenly happy, it doesn't [sic] quite seem's possible it could last, and I want it to forever and ever. Am feeling very much better, yet amd quite weak but everything will turn out alright. Im [sic] anxious for you to see 'Dancing Daughters' too. Dan, please save the clippings for me. And do write soon I love you letters and too Ill [sic] have more time to answer them now. Bye -". Lightly toned and creased. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: Original mailing envelope, hand-addressed in Crawford's hand. Addressed to Mr. Dan Mahony, New York City. Postmarked Los Angeles, California, June 23, 1929. With one 20¢ red-and-white stamp affixed. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Lightly discolored around edges. Normal bank stamps, which do not touch signature. Neatly opened at top edge with adhesive residue on flap and back of envelope (no show-through). Otherwise in fine condition. "Dodo" is possibly DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR. (1909-2000, born Douglas Elton Ullman Fairbanks Jr. in New York City), who was married to Crawford from 1929 to 1933. JOAN CRAWFORD (1904-1977, born Lucille Fay LeSueur in San Antonio, Texas) shot to stardom on the strength of 1928's Our Dancing Daughters, starring as Diana "Di" Medford, a role originally intended for Clara Bow. The film was hugely successful, and MGM soon doubled her salary and began featuring her name on marquees. Unlike so many stars of the period, Crawford successfully made the transformation from the silents to the sound era, although she preferred the silents. Crawford, originally a professional dancer, had made her film debut in 1925. She won a Best Actress Academy Award for Mildred Pierce (1945) and was nominated for Best Actress Oscars for Possessed (1947) and Sudden Fear (1952). A tell-all memoir, Mommie Dearest (1978, later made into a feature film), by her daughter Christina, portrayed Crawford as unfeeling and ruthlessly ambitious. However, Crawford was a faithful correspondent with her large fan base.

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