MONTE BLUE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/25/1928 - HFSID 290195
Sale Price $467.50
Letter on his personal stationery authorizing his secretary to enter his safe deposit box
Typed Letter signed: "Monte Blue", 1 page, 5¼x6¾. Hollywood, California, 1928 September 25. On personal letterhead to Mr. C. H. Vanderlip, Bank of Italy, Hollywood. In full: "Kindly allow my secretary, Miss Wood, to open my safety deposit box. Miss Wood is to deposit three papers, and take out the bar-pin and cuff-links that are now in the box." Ink notes (unknown hands) grant permission and identify Blue's box number. The Bank of Italy is now the Bank of America. 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). Mailing fold through center. Lightly toned around edges. Nail size holes at lower and top center. Ink stamp on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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