LESLIE CARON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MARIE WINDSOR, GEORGE A. "GEORDIE" HORMEL, MADGE KENNEDY - HFSID 24857
LESLIE CARON, GEORDIE HORMEL, MADGE KENNEDY and MARIE WINDSOR Album leaf from the collection of George Sanders featuring signatures and notes from these four entertainment figures written to the popular radio personality Comprises: (1) LESLIE CARON.
Sale Price $378.00
LESLIE CARON, GEORDIE HORMEL, MADGE KENNEDY and MARIE WINDSOR Album leaf from the collection of George Sanders featuring signatures and notes from these four entertainment figures written to the popular radio personality Comprises: (1) LESLIE CARON. Autograph Note signed: "Leslie Caron" on front page of 7¾x10¼ sheet. No place, no date. "To George and Helen the most complete couple". In full: "Had a wonderful time I think your dancing is very brilliant next picture I shall insist on having you as a partner. Lets (sic) see how good your restaurant is!!! (then I can write you another letter)". Handwritten postscript: "here's Geordie:". Captioned magazine photograph of Caron and Hormel, b/w, 1¾x2¼, affixed at upper right corner. (2) GEORDIE HORMEL. Signature: "My wife can't engineer, take and develop pictures, carry tape machines or play the piano but she can dance like hell! Geordie Hormel". On verso, (3) MADGE KENNEDY. Autograph Note Signed: "Madge Kennedy". No place, no date. "To George Sanders". In full: "Best wishes always, and it was a real pleasure to meet him, on his most interesting program. Sincerely" and (4) MARIE WINDSOR. Autograph Note Signed: "Marie Windsor". No place, no date. "To George". In full: "You do have a fine job and it was wonderful meeting you and being on your show - Good luck and continued success - Sincerely". Magazine photograph, b/w, 3½x2¾, irregularly cut, affixed at lower right corner. Written to and from the personal collection of radio personality George Sanders. Trained from childhood at the Paris Conservatoire, French-born actress and dancer LESLIE CARON (born in 1931) was 16 when she was selected to dance with the Ballet de Champs Elyssés (1947). Her dancing and singing skills were showcased in musicals including An American in Paris (1951), Lili (1953), The Glass Slipper (1954), Daddy Long Legs (1955), Gaby (1956) and Gigi (1958). Caron's first husband (September 1951-March 1954) was GEORGE "GEORDIE" HORMEL (1928-2006), heir to the Hormel meat packing company fortune and a composer whose music was heard on a number of television shows in the 1950s and 1960s, from Lassie to The Untouchables. Hormel, who also wrote music for films, later founded the Village Recording Studio in Los Angeles (1968). Also known for his philanthropy, he purchased the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix in 1992. Stage, screen and television actress MADGE KENNEDY (1891-1987) was a Broadway star by 1912, and she found similar success in films after being signed to Goldwyn Pictures by Sam Goldwyn within three months after he founded his studio. Goldwyn gave Kennedy the title of "winsome", and she lived up to the descriptor in her light comedies, which included Baby Mine (1917), Our Little Wife (1918) and Dollars and Sense (1920). After leaving Goldwyn Pictures, Kennedy appeared in several films produced by her husband, Harold Bolster, before retiring from the screen and returning to the stage. Coaxed out of retirement by George Cukor for the role of Judge Carroll in his 1952 film, The Marrying Kind, Kennedy began a second career as a character actress, appearing in such films as Lust for Life (1956), The Catered Affair (1956), North by Northwest (1959) and The Day of the Locust (1975). She was also a guest star on a number of TV shows, from Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1954) to The Odd Couple (1972), and Kennedy had a recurring role as Theodore Cleaver's Aunt Martha Bronson on Leave it to Beaver (1957, 1958, 1959, 1963). Although actress MARIE WINDSOR (1919-2000), said her favorite films were Hellfire (1949), The Narrow Margin (1952) and The Killing (1956), the actress and expert horsewoman is best known for her roles in "B" Westerns in the 1940s. Her long list of feature films includes Song of the Thin Man (1947, her first featured role), The Fighting Kentuckian (1949), The Eddie Cantor Story (1953), Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955), Cahill U.S. Marshall (1973), and Freaky Friday (1976). Windsor also appeared in a long list of TV series from 1952 (The Unexpected) to 1991 (Murder, She Wrote), making repeat guest starring visits to such shows as Hawaiian Eye, Perry Mason, Adam-12, and Simon & Simon. Windsor, who served as a Director of the Screen Actors Guild for 25 years, died the day before her 81st birthday. Lightly creased. Light rectangular shading at several words of Caron's writing and at Hormel's signature on front. Slightly darker shading at the "M" of Madge and several words of Kennedy's writing and at three words of Windsor's writing on verso (all completely legible). Minor show-through of writing on both sides. Irregular left edge from removal from bound book. Penciled page numbers (likely in Sanders' hand) at lower right corner on front and lower left corner on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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