MICHAEL (BLANCHE OELRICHS) STRANGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/19/1929 CO-SIGNED BY: HENRY ROOT STERN - HFSID 18788
Sale Price $234.00
While on tour in the Midwest, she signs a typed letter to her lawyer in New York.
Typed Letter signed: "Michael Strange", 1p, 7¼x10½. Initialed twice: "HRS". New York, New York, 1929 January 19. On letterhead of The Madison to Henry Root Stern of Rushmore, Bisbee & Stern, New York City. In full: "Everything has been settled quite satisfactorily about the Lee Emery Emmerich [her ink correction to spelling] contract. I am out of the western part, that is, I am through after Chicago March 18th, and will of course have to deliver over the two months which I had originally contracted for which at any rate I fully expected to do and had come back in order to see through. Thank you so much for the letter that you sent off to the Wilcox people. I am having the house advertised and hope that will do some good. Sincerely yours". Strange has made one (unreadable) ink correction to her typed text. Poet, playwright and actress Blanche Marie Louise Oelrichs (1890-1950) used the pen and stage name Michael Strange. A real estate heiress and debutante active in the women's suffrage movement, she published her first book, Miscellaneous Poems, in 1916. The second of her three husbands was stage and silent film star John Barrymore. Actress Diana Barrymore was their daughter. Strange's first Broadway play, Claire de Lune (1921), starred John and Ethel Barrymore. In 1936, Strange commenced a popular New York City radio program of poetry and music, eventually accompanied by a full orchestra. She also spoke on lecture tours, the likely topic of this typed letter signed. The letter's recipient, Henry Root STERN, was a partner in the above mentioned law firm. A three-time delegate to Republican national conventions, he was a Presidential Elector in 1952. Receipt stamp and pencil notations (unknown hand). Binder holes at top. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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