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JOE E. BROWN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 67975

JOE E. BROWN Joe E. Brown handwrote and signed this letter on his personalized stationery to a Jim. Autograph letter signed "Joe" in blue ink. 2 pages, 7¼x10½, on Brown's personalized stationery, engraved "Joe. E.

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JOE E. BROWN
Joe E. Brown handwrote and signed this letter on his personalized stationery to a Jim.
Autograph letter signed "Joe" in blue ink. 2 pages, 7¼x10½, on Brown's personalized stationery, engraved "Joe. E. and Kathryn" near top edge with cachet of a man walking out of a wave in upper left corner and a Malibu phone number in upper right corner. Dated "Friday". In full: "Dear Jim:- I am glad that you heard from Brock, and we raved about his card. Incidentally our Lincoln hasn't been at its best. I though you knew that we open at the Carr ('Harvey') on Labor Day and have been looking forward to being with you for a nice visit. Not as long as 'Show Off' tho. As you see from the stationery we are at the beach - and en-joying every minute of it. I am slated to start a picture 'These Tender Years' on July 9th. and am trying to get as much rest as possible. All the Brown gang are healthy and happy and I was glad to get the same report from you. Guess you know they are plan-ning an affair in honor of Jack Haggerty in Toledo in honor of his 50 years in Bowling. It will be while we are playing in Detroit - You and I can go over together. Give Lil a kiss for me and write when you find time - As always". Brown appeared as Elwood P. Dowd, the man with a 6-foot-3½-inch invisible rabbit for a friend, as a replacement actor in the Broadway production of Harvey (1944-1949, 1775 performances) at the 48th Street Theatre. This was the role made famous by Jimmy Stewart. These Tender Years (1948) starred Brown in a dramatic role as Rev. Will Norris. Brown (1892-1973, born Joseph Evans Brown in Holgate, Ohio) was a madcap comedian played vaudeville, burlesque, and the Broadway stage before breaking into films in 1928. His popularity peaked in the 1930s, but his performances continued into the TV era. Brown's films include The Circus Kid (1928), Show Boat (1951), Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), Some Like it Hot (1959) and It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963). A former semipro baseball player, Brown appeared in several baseball films, including Elmer the Great (1933) and Alibi Ike (1935). During World War II, Brown toured tirelessly to entertain the troops. He made his last film, The Comedy of Terrors, in 1964. Lightly toned, soiled, stain and creased. Handwriting, but not signature, has bled lightly in places, but is legible. Folded twice and unfolded. Discolored along folds on page 2. Lightly nicked along right and left edges at folds. Otherwise in fine condition.

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