JOAN CRAWFORD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/01/1957 - HFSID 257365
JOAN CRAWFORD Joan Crawford sends a typed letter of thanks for the birthday card with her initials. Typed Letter signed: "J. C.", 1p, 6¼x10. Los Angeles, California, 1957 April 1. On personal letterhead to Robert R. Jean, Boston, Massachusetts.
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Joan Crawford sends a typed letter of thanks for the birthday card with her initials.
Typed Letter signed: "J. C.", 1p, 6¼x10. Los Angeles, California, 1957 April 1. On personal letterhead to Robert R. Jean, Boston, Massachusetts. In full: "Thank you so much for remembering my birthday with your lovely card. I also want to thank you for your delightful letters. I have been rushing like mad getting ready to leave with my husband on our tour of the South for Pepsi-Cola. We plan to be gone two months and hope to spend Easter in Bermuda. We will take Cathy and Cynthia with us, if they are over the measles by then. I do hope you will have a joyous Easter. Bless you, and my warmest wishes to you. Gratefully," 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. In spite of her melodramatic image, Crawford frequently wrote notes of congratulations and condolences, such as this one, to fellow actors and acquaintances. Fold creases not near signature. Fine condition.
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