MONTE BLUE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 290181
Sale Price $270.00
Autograph Note in blue ink requesting secretarial access to his safe deposit box
Autograph Note signed: "Monte Blue", 5½x8. No place, no date, but ink stamp receipt date of August 8, 1928. To "Mr. Vanderlip or Echart". In full: "Please allow Miss Wood to get into my safe deposit." Initialed pencil OK. Top edge frayed. Lightly toned and creased. Nail size holes at bottom margin and second sentence in letter (effecting "Miss"). Accompanied by a 7½x10¼ typed letter, dated July 3, 1930, bearing Blue's facsimile (ink stamp) signature. This letter also asks that Miss Wood, his secretary, have access to his box. Ink note by Vanderlip gives permission. Multiple mailing fold. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition. Silent screen leading man and "talkies" character actor Monte Blue (1887-1963), who was sometimes billed G.M. (for Gerald Montgomery) Blue, began his career as a stuntman with the D.W. Griffith Studios before making his debut as an extra in The Birth of a Nation (1915). After his breakthrough role in Orphans of the Storm (1921), Blue starred opposite the most popular leading ladies of the day, including Gloria Swanson, Clara Bow and Norma Shearer. He made his last feature film in 1954. Blue also appeared on the small screen in two made-for-TV movies in 1966 and on a number of TV Western series from 1949 (The Lone Ranger) to 1960 (Rawhide). Two items.
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