MARGUERITE CHAPMAN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/01/1984 - HFSID 36245
Chapman handwrote, signed and dated this letter in 1984 to a Mr. Axelrod, describing the most challenging role she ever had: a performance in the 1956 stage production of Here Today.
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MARGUERITE CHAPMAN Chapman handwrote, signed and dated this letter in 1984 to a Mr. Axelrod, describing the most challenging role she ever had: a performance in the 1956 stage production of Here Today. Autograph letter signed "Marguerite Chapman". 1 page, 8½x10¾. July 1 , 1984. Addressed to "Mr. Axelrod". In full: "Dear Mr. Axelrod - Thank you for the honor of being selected to join your gallery of celebrities in the Museum of Historical Documents - I hope the enclosed materials are suitable - While any role large or small is important to an actor - Certainly the most Challenging role I had the priviledge [sic] of doing was the lead in George Oppenheimer's 'Here Today' - It was written I believe around 1928 - We did it in Indianapolis in 1956 - It is high comedy - When I was offered the part - I was terrified - as I had never had a chance to prove my comedic abilities on film - not had I done theatre before - I wasn't at all sure I could play comedy at that time - As it turned out - I learned so much - Command of audience - projection - and more importantly - Timing! We received fantastic reviews - It was probably the most fulfilling and thrilling assignment I have had in my career - My best wishes for your continued success with the museum -". Marguerite Chapman (1918-1999, born in Chatham, New York) entered films in 1936, playing the (often) secondary star in many films of the 1940s and 1950s. Examples of her work include the serial Spycatcher (1942), Relentless (1948) and Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952). A frequent guest on TV programs of the 1950s, she reappeared in the mid-1970s for spots on Hawaii Five-0 and Barnaby Jones. Lightly toned and creased, otherwise in fine condition.
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