MARIE WILSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/25/1940 - HFSID 255283
Sale Price $252.00
Marie Wilson sends a typed letter discussing the fan club.
Typed Letter Signed: "Marie", 2p, 5¼x6½. Burbank, California, 1940 January 25. On sheet imprinted with her name to "Dear Chaw". In full: "Your letter arrived, and it was really great. Have just a few moments for myself, but I'll write at least a paragraph for the club news. Sorry, I have no photos now. I suppose I'll have new ones made when I return to Hollywood, though. I'll send you one then. Must close, though if I want to write the paragraph. Your friend," On verso the paragraph she talks about in full: "Thanks so very much for your lovely gift. I appreciate it so much. It's beautiful, and I shall always treasure it. I know Mrs. Walker won the prize, but I haven't had a chance to buy something for her. Do you think she'd mind if I waited until I returned from the second half of my tour? I just haven't time to do it before then. I'm leaving for the least, and I shall be there long before you receive this. When I return again I'll have photos made, and shall send your friend one then. Address your letters to Hollywood, and I'll receive it." With original stamped mailing envelope with typed address to Mr. Chaw Mank, Staunton, Illinois. Comic actress Marie Wilson (1916-1972), born Katherine Elizabeth Wilson, was best known for playing Irma Peterson in the radio (1947), film (1949) and television (1952-1954) versions of My Friend Irma (1949) and its 1950 film sequel, My Friend Irma Goes West. A former Broadway dancer, Wilson made her film debut in the 1934 Laurel & Hardy film, Babes in Toyland, before signing a contract with Warner Bros. and appearing as the scatterbrained "dumb blonde" in scores of comedies, including Satan Met a Lady (1936) and Boy Meets Girl (1938). Her other films include China Clipper (1936), She's In the Army (1942), Shine On Harvest Moon (1944), A Girl in Every Port (1952) and Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962). In 1944, Wilson was hired to perform a comedy striptease in Ken Murray's Hollywood stage revue, Blackouts. She performed her act in 2,332 performances over the next five years, and Wilson would return to the stage when her film career waned. She also appeared in nightclubs and made guest appearances on a number of TV series, including Where's Huddles (1970, voice) and Love, American Style (1972). Lightly creased with fold, not at signature. Ink note (unknown hand) at bottom of first page and top of second page. Fine condition.
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