MAURICE CHEVALIER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 1966 - HFSID 251706
MAURICE CHEVALIER The beloved actor and singer wrote this letter on the back of a postcard from Dallas to Ken Murray in 1966 Autograph Letter signed: "Maurice/Chevalier", in blue ink, 1p, 7x5½. Written on verso of a postcard from the Cabaña Motor Hotel of Dallas.
Sale Price $270.00
MAURICE CHEVALIER The beloved actor and singer wrote this letter on the back of a postcard from Dallas to Ken Murray in 1966 Autograph Letter signed: "Maurice/Chevalier", in blue ink, 1p, 7x5½. Written on verso of a postcard from the Cabaña Motor Hotel of Dallas. Postmarked Dallas, Texas, 1966 March 23. Addressed to Ken Murray, Beverly Hills, California. Two 5¢ blue-and-white George Washington stamp affixed. In full: "Singing to night [sic] University of Dallas. Saw you and your 'Monkeys Go Home' on T.V. last night. Thanks for the way you talk about me. Love to you and family." Monkeys Go Home (1966) was Chevalier's last feature film. Murray didn't appear in it, however. 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 scar 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. Letter, but not signature, lightly smeared and spotted in places, but legible. Normal postal stamps, which touch signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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