MAURICE CHEVALIER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/13/1964 - HFSID 251704
The actor and singer wrote this letter to thank Ken Murray for a telegram in 1964, while he was performing at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas. Accompanied by original envelope, addressed in Chevalier's hand
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MAURICE CHEVALIER The actor and singer wrote this letter to thank Ken Murray for a telegram in 1964, while he was performing at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas. Accompanied by original envelope, addressed in Chevalier's hand Autograph Letter signed: "Maurice Chevalier", in blue ink, 1p, 7¼x10½. On stationery of Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn in Las Vegas, Nevada. 1964 June 13. "Thanks Dear Ken". In full: "Your telegram brought me luck. Everything is going fine and The Desert Inn is really a very beautiful place. Best to you and family." Accompanied by: Original mailing envelope, addressed in Chevalier's hand in blue ink on Desert Inn stationery. Postmarked Las Vegas, Nevada, June 15, 1964. Addressed to Ken Murray, Beverly Hills, California. Chevalier performed at the Desert Inn in 1964. He also had a starring role in the movie I'd Rather Be Rich, released that year. KEN MURRAY (1903-1988, born in New York City) was an actor and vaudeville entertainer who hosted a TV variety show on CBS, The Ken Murray Show (1950-1953), as well as the TV series Where Were You? (1954-1957). During World War II, he hosted another variety show, Ken Murray's Blackouts, in Los Angeles. This show featured risqué humor, starlets, music and novelty acts; it ran for seven years and 3,844 appearances. In the late 1920s he began filming home movies of Hollywood personalities; these have great documentary value today. Legendary French entertainer MAURICE CHEVALIER (1888-1972, born Maurice Auguste Chevalier in Paris, France), was nominated for Best Actor Academy Awards in 1929 and 1930 for The Big Pond and The Love Parade. He won an Honorary Oscar in 1958 "for his contributions to the world of entertainment for more than half a century". Over his long career, Chevalier appeared in a number of feature films, including The Merry Widow (1934), Folies Bergère de Paris (1935), Gigi (1958), Pepe (1960), Can-Can (1960), Fanny (1961), In Search of the Castaways (1962) and I'd Rather Be Rich (1964). Chevalier was also a singer. Known as "the French Al Jolson", he often sang in his movies. Classic Chevalier songs include movie songs You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me from Big Pond (1930), Mimi and Isn't It Romantic from Love Me Tonight (1932) and Thank Heaven for Little Girls and I Remember It Well from Gigi (1958). Envelope: Normal postal stamps, which touch address. Torn open at right edge. Otherwise, fine condition. Letter: Lightly creased. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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