LEATRICE JOY - AUTOGRAPH NOTE ON PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED - HFSID 299626
Sale Price $270.00
Her signed, handwritten note and poem on verso of a photo of her in Chinese dress from A Tale of Two Worlds, also signed!
Autograph Note on Photograph signed: "Leatrice Joy" on photo (B/w, 8x10.) of Joy as Sui Sen in the silent film A Tale of Two Worlds (1921). Autograph Note signed on verso: "Leatrice Joy". To "Dear Mr. Richard Concilla", in full: "Mr. Hergushuma gave me the definition of Chinese art. So pass it on to my fans & Mrs. Concilla. 'A wisp for the sky -/A --- dash for the main/Skill to do more/But will to refrain". Like it? I do too. God bless you. My dearest Mama always told me 'Remember darling - God is always near - and if he isn't - who moved? Hope you are all well. Sincerely/Leatrice Joy" Silent film star Leatrice Joy (1893-1985) appeared in comedy shorts with Oliver Hardy (1917) before getting her first major feature film role, with Mary Pickford in The Pride of the Clan that same year. By the 1920s she was a major star, cast in Cecil B. DeMille extravaganzas like The Ten Commandments (1923). She often played strong, independent women. Her first husband was fellow film star John Gilbert. Joy had less success in the era of talking pictures, a decline some attributed to her then unfashionable southern accent. Joy still appeared in smaller roles, including an appearance with Marilyn Monroe in Love Nest (1951). Worn. Creased. Toned. Top right corner clipped. Otherwise, fine condition.
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