JOSEPH COTTEN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/11/1971 - HFSID 30524
Sale Price $288.00
Joseph Cotton writes regarding taking a Universal Studio tour
Autograph Letter Signed: "Joseph Cotten". 2p, front and verso, 5½x8¾. Los Angeles, California, 1971 June 11. On his personal stationery to Mr. Raiford. In full: "Next week we shall be leaving for Germany and Italy to complete some films I recently worked in there. It's really impossible for me to say whether or not we'll be in Los Angeles while you are here. I hope we are, and do please give us a ring when convenient. 652-4142 is our number. By far the best way to see the inside workings of a film studio is to take the Universal tour. It's much more comprehensive and interesting than the old V.I.P. peek at remote corners. Actually, I went on it myself, and found it very instructive - and I am enclosing some information on the subject. I look forward to meeting you." Joseph Cotten (1905-1994) made his Broadway debut in 1930, and seven years later joined Orson Welles' progressive Mercury Theatre company. He briefly left Welles in 1939 to co-star in Katharine Hepburn's Broadway comeback vehicle The Philadelphia Story. Cotten rejoined Welles in Hollywood in 1940, making his feature-film debut in Citizen Kane (1941). A firmly established romantic lead by the early 1940s, he occasionally stepped outside his established screen image to play murderers (Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt, 1943) and surly drunkards (Under Capricorn, 1949). Cotten won a Venice Film Festival award for his performance in Portrait of Jennie (1948). He later flourished on television as a guest performer on such anthologies as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Fireside Theatre and The Great Adventure, and as host of The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955), The Joseph Cotten Show (1956), On Trial (1959) and Hollywood and the Stars (1963). Light show through of ink. Overall, fine condition.
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