KEN MURRAY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/07/1962 - HFSID 31476
Sale Price $288.00
The actor responds to a letter from a fan with this signed reply, saying he is unsure when the film Bill and Coo will be showing
Typed letter signed: "Ken Murray". One page. 6x8, affixed to 8x10¾ sheet. Hollywood, California, September 7, 1962. On his personal letterhead to "Dear Corrine". In Full: "Thank you for your very nice letter which I just received. My family and I have been up in Washington for several weeks on vacation, and as a result, my correspondence has fallen behind. I am not sure when 'Bill and Coo' will be shown, but I understand that one of the Networks is negotiating to do it sometime in the near future. If you wish to contact one of the Networks (ABC, CBS or NBC), perhaps they will be able to give you more information. Thank you once more for your interest and I would enjoy hearing from you again." Bill and Coo was a whimsical 1948 film that featured Burton's Birds as the main characters. Murray and several other stars are credited as the first actor in the prologue to the film. Ken Murray (1903-1988) was a vaudevillian, actor, and radio and television entertainer who hosted The Ken Murray Show, an hour-long variety show on Saturday nights on CBS (1950-1952). It was also broadcast on the radio nationally; at the time, televisions were still not present in the majority of households. Another show he hosted called Where Were You? aired locally in the Los Angeles, California area from 1954 to 1957. He performed in various films, including The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Follow Me, Boys! (1966), and Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976). Perhaps his most important contribution to Hollywood, however, was his use of home movies with Hollywood celebrities.He sent footage of actors like Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin to his grandparents, and he later used this film to create films like Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963). They provide a first-hand account of Hollywood stars behind the scenes. He wrote a number of books over the decades, including an autobiography. Letter slightly soiled at upper margin. Lower right corner of letter has come loose from mounting sheet, which is frayed at upper portion of left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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