MAURICE CHEVALIER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/25/1967 - HFSID 31575
MAURICE CHEVALIER Actor and singer Maurice Chevalier wrote this letter in 1967 on a card with a printed b/w photo of him in shorts and a pith helmet. In it, he writes that he's not in a hurry to have a biopic made about him: "Too young yet and, as you said, more future to come.
Sale Price $270.00
MAURICE CHEVALIER Actor and singer Maurice Chevalier wrote this letter in 1967 on a card with a printed b/w photo of him in shorts and a pith helmet. In it, he writes that he's not in a hurry to have a biopic made about him: "Too young yet and, as you said, more future to come." Autograph Letter signed: "Maurice" in blue ink, 2p, 5½x4¼, 1 sheet, front and verso. Black ink stamp on page 2. Printed on a card with a 3½x3½ photo of Chevalier. Photo caption: "Villa 'LA LOQUE' Av. Maurice-Chevalier, Cannes-La Bocca (A.-M. France)". 1967 July 25. To "Dear Anita". In full: "Thanks for your nice letter. I was just going to write you. As you guess I am not in a hurry for a picture deal of my life story. Too young yet and, as you said, more future to come. Nevertheless I am glad to know that Danny Kaye is interested as I like him very much. Marvellous [sic] hollyday [sic], but miss a few American pals. Will be in N. Y. middle of October. Feel sure your ope retta [sic] will be tops - Best of everything dear Anita." Legendary French entertainer Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972) 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). Lightly toned and creased. Pen skipped in places in letter, but not signature. Black stamp touches letter, but not signature. Rounded corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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