JOHN LODER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 5/2 - HFSID 70233
Sale Price $270.00
John Loder sends an autograph letter to Mr. Colin Withers of sending him photographs.
Autograph Letter Signed: "John Loder", 1p, front and verso on Hôtel Métropole, Blackpool letterhead, 5x7. Metropole, Blackpool, no year May 2. To Mr. Colin Withers. In full: "Herewith the Photos of la Belle Anna May W. (not present) Incidentally I am [illegible] have sent you one of me along with [illegible]! Thanks for sending my Fan pictures along. Come up to see us some day at Blackpool - sur- buen! Yours sincerely" John Loder (1898-1988) was a British army officer during World War I (present at Gallipoli and The Somme) and the Irish Uprising of 1916 (present when his father accepted the Irish surrender). After military service, Loder took up acting and soon moved to the US. He played mostly supporting roles (How Green Was My Valley, 1941), but starred as the romantic lead in King Solomon's Mines (1937). He was married to actress Hedy Lamarr from 1943 to 1947, one of several marriages for each. Their marriage is featured in the recent Irish play, Michael James Ford's Hedy Lamarr and the Easter Rising (2006). Lightly soiled. Fold crease not near signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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