JOAN FONTAINE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/18/1961 - HFSID 80832
JOAN FONTAINE She reports in a signed, typed 1961 letter that she's off to Europe for filming of Tender is the Night. Typed letter signed: "Joan". 1 page, 6x8. Europe, 1961 April 18.
Sale Price $414.00
She reports in a signed, typed 1961 letter that she's off to Europe for filming of Tender is the Night.
Typed letter signed: "Joan". 1 page, 6x8. Europe, 1961 April 18. On her personal imprinted stationery to Herb, in full: "It was awfully nice to hear from you once again, and now I am off for an indefinite stay in Europe on "Tender Is the Night", but should be back in my apartment in New York by September. Meanwhile, my kindest wishes to you. Always," Stage, screen and television actress Joan Fontaine (born Joan de Beavoir de Havilland, 1917-2013) started in film in 1935, but her career took off in the 1940s, when she starred in two of Alfred Hitchcock's films, Rebecca (for which she received an Oscar nomination) and Suspicion (for which she received the Best Actress Academy Award in 1941). The younger sister of actress Olivia deHavilland, they were the first sisters to win Oscars and the first to be nominated for Academy Awards in the same year (1941). When Joan won the coveted statuette in 1941, the sisters, who were known for their jealous feuds, became permanently estranged. Having once been quoted, "I married first, won the Oscar before Olivia did, and if I die first, she'll undoubtedly be livid because I beat her to it!" Fontaine's prediction came to pass when she died of natural causes in 2013, at the age of 96. F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel Tender is the Night was brought to the screen by 20th Century-Fox in 1961, as promised here. Fontaine was cast as the greedy sister of star Jennifer Jones. Horizontal crease at middle of page which has become soiled. Ink smudged at signature but completely legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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