NIGEL BRUCE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/07/1938 - HFSID 165518
NIGEL BRUCE Actor Nigel Bruce wrote this letter from Beverly Hills, California in 1938. It accompanied several photos (not included) and a list of his movies that he sent to an autograph hunter. Autograph letter signed "Nigel Bruce". 1 page, 6x8. Beverly Hills, California, 1938 May 7. To Mr. Beesman(?).
Sale Price $680.00
Actor Nigel Bruce wrote this letter from Beverly Hills, California in 1938. It accompanied several photos (not included) and a list of his movies that he sent to an autograph hunter.
Autograph letter signed "Nigel Bruce". 1 page, 6x8. Beverly Hills, California, 1938 May 7. To Mr. Beesman(?). In full: "at Mr. Schwab's suggestion I am enclosing a couple of photograph (sic) and a short Biography of the list of stage Plays & films I have taken part in. For particulars of the Parts see 'Whos (sic) Who in the Theatre'. (English Edition) Yours sincerely". Photographs not present, but accompanied by a handwritten list of Bruce's films, 1½p, 6x8, front and verso. Headed: "Screen". Bruce lists his films "In England", including Lord Camber's Ladies, I Was a Spy, The Lady is Willing, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Thunder in the City, and "In U.S.A. (Hollywood)", including Coming Out Party, Murder in Trinidad, Springtime for Henry, Treasure Island, Becky Sharp, She, Under Two Flags, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine and The Charge of the Light Brigade, on the front side. On verso, he has added five films, including Follow Your Heart and The Last of Mrs. Cheyney. Bruce has also dated his entries (1932-1935) and marked some with an asterisk (bolded above). On verso, he has explained: "* = Best known films &/parts played". He has also added: "and now making 'Suez'". In 1938, the year he wrote this letter, Mexican-born British actor Bruce (1895-1953) appeared in Suez and Kidnapped. The following year, Bruce would star in two films, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles, in the role for which he is best known: Dr. Watson to close friend Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes (in 14 films and scores of radio programs). Bruce's other later films include Rebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941), both directed by British-born director Alfred Hitchcock, Lassie Come Home (1943), Frenchman's Creek (1944), The Corn is Green (1945) and Bwana Devil (1952). List is lightly shaded on lower margin on verso. Fine condition.
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