KEENAN WYNN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/28/1927 - HFSID 169344
THE TEN-YEAR-OLD FUTURE ACTOR WRITES TO HIS GRANDMOTHER FROM PARIS WHILE ON A FAMILY TRIP TO EUROPE KEENAN WYNN. ALS: "Keenan" in pencil on verso of 5½x3½ French postcard. Color photograph of "Opera House and Metropolitan Railway Station" on front.
Sale Price $170.00
THE TEN-YEAR-OLD FUTURE ACTOR WRITES TO HIS GRANDMOTHER FROM PARIS WHILE ON A FAMILY TRIP TO EUROPE
KEENAN WYNN. ALS: "Keenan" in pencil on verso of 5½x3½ French postcard. Color photograph of "Opera House and Metropolitan Railway Station" on front. French stamp affixed, postmarked Paris, May 28, 1927. To "Dear Grandma". In full: "this is the opera house. We are going through Erope (sic) by car." Addressed in another hand to: "Mrs. J. Leopold, Garden Apartments B3, Oriental & New Jersey Aves., Atlantic City, N.J., U.S.A. Estas-Unis". At the time he wrote this letter to his grandmother, Wynn was just ten years old; he would turn 11 just two months later (on July 27, 1927). He was on this family trip with his father, comedian ED WYNN, and his mother, Wynn's first wife (1914-1937), the former HILDA KEENAN. In the year of this letter, Ed, already a successful vaudeville comedian, at the urging of his son, made his acting debut (Rubber Heels). Keenan would debut in films himself 15 years later. Part of a multi-generation acting family that included his father, comedian Ed Wynn, Keenan Wynn (1916-1986) had an acting career that spanned 52 years, with 168 roles in movies and numerous appearances on television. His best-known role was that of Colonel "Bat" Guano in the Cold War satire, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), but Wynn also provided supporting performances in Between Two Women (1944), Easy to Wed (1946), Royal Wedding (1951), Kiss Me Kate (1953), The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) and Finian's Rainbow (1968). He also appeared in the Disney flicks Herbie Rides Again (1974) and The Shaggy D.A. (1976), as well as on Dallas (1978-1980). Lightly soiled on front and verso. Worn at corners. Overall, fine condition.
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