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MERVYN LEROY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/01/1980 - HFSID 250399

MERVYN LeROY Mervyn LeRoy sends a typed letter to a fan discussing how he made films. Typed Letter signed: "Mervyn LeRoy", 1p, 7x10½. Los Angeles, California, 1980 November 1. On personal imprinted letterhead to Mr. Donald Collins, Jr., Salem, New Hampshire.

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Condition: slightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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MERVYN LeROY
Mervyn LeRoy sends a typed letter to a fan discussing how he made films.
Typed Letter signed: "Mervyn LeRoy", 1p, 7x10½. Los Angeles, California, 1980 November 1. On personal imprinted letterhead to Mr. Donald Collins, Jr., Salem, New Hampshire. In full: "Thank you, Donald, for your kind and thoughtful letter of October 29. Yes, I am very well and happy. Your letter arrived on the heels of my 80th birthday which was celebrated with my family and intimate friends in and out of the movie industry. Answering your question: For the most part, I selected the films I worked on. The bottom line was that I would not make a film I didn't like. It's interesting that you would ask about Coleen Moore. Not only was she a nice person, she still is. I enjoyed working with her, and she still is a very good friend. Regards," Mervyn LeRoy (1900-1987) was an assistant cameraman, gag writer and actor before co-scripting the successful 1926 film Ella Cinders and directing No Place to Go in 1927. Films he directed include Little Caesar (1930), I am a Figutive from a Chain Gang (1932) and Anthony Adverse (1936). In 1939, LeRoy produced The Wizard of Oz. In 1945, he won a special Academy Award for a short film that he directed, The House I Live In, starring Frank Sinatra, and received the Irving Thalberg Life Achievement Award in 1975. Slightly creased through "M" of Mervyn. Otherwise, fine condition.

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