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JOAN CRAWFORD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1928 - HFSID 47557

Letter from the actress to an appreciative fan, saying she enjoys his letter immensely and tells him not to hide behind his "cloak of modesty". She goes on to say that watched a musical performance the other night and cried until she was exhausted

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Condition: slightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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JOAN CRAWFORD
Letter from the actress to an appreciative fan, saying she enjoys his letter immensely and tells him not to hide behind his "cloak of modesty". She goes on to say that watched a musical performance the other night and cried until she was exhausted
Autograph letter signed: "Joan", 2p (front and verso), 8¼x10¾ on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios letterhead. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. Culver City, California, no date (but written at upper right in unknown hand Dec. 1928). In full: "Dan Dearest You know I can get a letter from you every day, and I bet Id still say 'I wonder why Dan doesn't write?' Why is that? Don't go hiding beneath your cloak of modesty now and say you don't know! You must have felt awfully low when you wrote your last letter. Poor dear what's the trouble. If I remember correctly you said you listened with [illegible] and others to Tchaikawsking something or other funny the day I received your letter I had spent two nights at the Bowl. Dodo & I sat a way up at the top of all by ourselves and listened and cried till we were exhausted we sat with 15 or 20,000 people too that's almost uncanny to me. Is it not to you? So sorry 'Dancing D' isn't there yet. Gee it's a long time in opening there Im [sic] getting fan letters from it in Cleveland and places already. Am at the studio taking publicity and must run, do write soon again. Love" Joan Crawford (1904-1977) 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 silent movies to the sound era, although she preferred the silent movies. 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. Fold crease through "J" and "n" of Joan. Light surface creases. Corners lightly worn and creased. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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