MARIE WILSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/18/1938 - HFSID 255255
THE COMIC ACTRESS DISCUSSES HER PROFESSION, SAYING "I THINK FOLKS LIKE YOU WHO ARE KIND AND THOUGHTFUL ENOUGH TO WRITE ARE THE ONLY REAL THINGS ACTORS GET OUT OF A CAREER" MARIE WILSON. Typed Letter Signed: "Marie Wilson", 2p, 5¼x6½, front and verso. Warner Bros.
Sale Price $467.50
THE COMIC ACTRESS DISCUSSES HER PROFESSION, SAYING "I THINK FOLKS LIKE YOU WHO ARE KIND AND THOUGHTFUL ENOUGH TO WRITE ARE THE ONLY REAL THINGS ACTORS GET OUT OF A CAREER"
MARIE WILSON. Typed Letter Signed: "Marie Wilson", 2p, 5¼x6½, front and verso. Warner Bros. Studio, Burbank California, 1938 June 18. On sheet imprinted with her name to "Dearest Chaw Mank and friends". In full: "Sometimes I think folks like you who are kind and thoughtful enough to write are the only real things actors get out of a career and I mean it. Whatever money you make is put into making your business pay. Publicity is given you by the studio if you are making money for them and is not if you aren't. I'm not complaining; I love my work and all that goes with it, but it is hard work and takes back almost all it gives. But folks like you make it easier. I was just reading about Bill S. Hart, who receives more mail than all the Western stars put together and hasn't made a picture in years. Now that's pretty nice and he must be pretty nice to deserve it. Some of my hardest work is trying to knit socks, sweaters, hats, gloves, and underwear but they all seem to end up by being scarfs, which is not the way I planned it. I have more peculiar things for cold necks. They make nice wash rags, too. So I'm beginning to feel my real niche is acting. I just finished 'Sweepstakes Winner' and 'Waterfront' and don't know yet just what I start on next, but hope it will be something good. Lots of love to you all". With original, stamped mailing envelope with typed address to Chaw Mank in 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. Lightly soiled, touching last name (completely legible). Staple holes at blank area above signature. Overall, fine condition.
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