JOAN CRAWFORD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/1970 - HFSID 189616
Sale Price $324.00
Joan Crawford sends a typed letter of Christmas greetings.
Typed Letter signed: "Love/Joan", 1p, 7¼x10½. No place, Christmas, 1970. On seasonal letterhead to "dear Arnold and Mother Weissberger". In full: "Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your loved ones. Thank you for the gift of your friendship. Treasure your joys, and may God's blessings be with you throughout the New Year." 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. Arnold Weissberger was Crawford's agent and the agent of many Hollywood stars. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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