LARRY ADLER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/01/1942 - HFSID 18953
Sale Price $198.00
Adler handwrote, signed and dated this letter in 1942, asking a Dortothy: "What is the significance of these repeated requests for hand-writing? As a blackmailee, I'm a negligible prospect. (from the park of the same name.)"
Autograph letter signed "Larry Adler". 1 page, 5x6¼, 1 page folded, on stationery from The Savoy Plaza, New York City. Aug. 1, 1942. Addressed to "Dorothy". Letter written in black ink with corrections in blue ink. In full: "Dear Dorothy: What is the significance of these repeated requests for hand-writing? As a blackmailee, I'm a negligible prospect. (from the park of the same name.) Or are you still thinking of that heavenly night on Capri? Silly, foolish girl! Hiya, George!" Adler (1914-2001, born Lawrence Cecil Adler in Baltimore, Maryland) was widely acknowledged as the world's best harmonica player and brought new credibility to the instrument. Starting humbly in vaudeville, Adler moved on to movie roles, beginning with Many Happy Returns (1934). He entertained troops during World War II. Adler performed works by Bach and Vivaldi and even inspired works to be written for his instrument by major composers, Vaughan Williams and others. On his 80th birthday, he released an album of songs by George Gershwin. Adler was unfairly blacklisted in the US during the McCarthy era, but attracted a large following in Europe. Reportedly, his fan club numbered 300,000 members! Lightly toned and creased. Handwriting is lightly smeared but legible. Random ink stains. Horizontal fold crease. Otherwise fine condition.
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