LEO G. CARROLL - AUTOGRAPH POST CARD SIGNED 05/16/1951 - HFSID 19221
LEO G. CARROLL. ALS: "L.G.C." on verso of 5½x3½ postcard. Los Angeles, California, 1951 May 16. Color depiction of "Coast from Carmel Highlands, Carmel Bay, California" on front. Addressed by Carroll to: "Miss Willa Gray Martin, 246 East 46th St/New York/N.Y.
Sale Price $234.00
LEO G. CARROLL. ALS: "L.G.C." on verso of 5½x3½ postcard. Los Angeles, California, 1951 May 16. Color depiction of "Coast from Carmel Highlands, Carmel Bay, California" on front. Addressed by Carroll to: "Miss Willa Gray Martin, 246 East 46th St/New York/N.Y." In full: "My love to you & [illegible]. Did so much enjoy being with you the evening I left. And it was most interesting to meet [2 words illegible]. I remembered his father who was with the H[illegible] from when it was H[illegible]. I hope to meet the son in London this summer. Just now its a toss up whether I return to N.Y. early in June or stay on here to do another pic. What are your movements?" In the year he wrote this letter, Carroll appeared in three feature films: The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel; Strangers on a Train; and, The First Legion. He also made a guest appearance in the TV series, Danger. English actor LEO G. CARROLL (1892-1972), who usually played shy, self-effacing Englishmen, was reportedly a favorite of Alfred Hitchcock. He appeared in six of Hitchcock's films, including Spellbound and North by Northwest. Best known to television audiences for his title role in the sitcom, Topper (1953-1955), he later appeared as Alexander Waverly in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-1968) and The Girl From U.N.C.L.E (1966-1967), becoming one of the first actors to play the same character on two different TV series. WILLA GRAY MARTIN was an artist whose works include depictions of such notables as Woody Guthrie. Postmark touches 3 lines of writing. Lightly soiled. Postal markings upper left background on front. Overall, fine condition.
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