PAULETTE GODDARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/06 - HFSID 36160
PAULETTE GODDARD Goddard handwrote and signed this letter "Pete" to Anita Loos explaining when she would be in New York. Autograph letter signed: "Pete", 6¾x3½. In full: "April 6. Dear One. Well, at least we won't miss connections! I will see you in New York. Arriving April 23rd. S.
Sale Price $414.00
Goddard handwrote and signed this letter "Pete" to Anita Loos explaining when she would be in New York.
Autograph letter signed: "Pete", 6¾x3½. In full: "April 6. Dear One. Well, at least we won't miss connections! I will see you in New York. Arriving April 23rd. S. S. New Amsterdam. Do you want me to sublet your apt? Gladys could take care of me, and I would pay her entire salary. I have a $30 a day set-up at the Hampshire. Of course if you will be away a short time, there would be no advantage to you, anyway, we can talk over all plans I may return to Paris with-in 30 days. & then I may not. Yours far free wheeling & a fluid existence". Author and screenwriter Anita Loos is perhaps best known for her 1925 novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which was later made into a silent film (1928), a 1949 Broadway musical and the 1952 film starring Marilyn Monroe. Among her most successful theatrical projects were adaptations of Gigi (1950, filmed in 1958) and Cheri (1957). Goddard (1911-1990, born Pauline Marion Goddard Levee in Whitestone Landing, Long Island, New York) was an American actress. A former teen Broadway chorus girl, she first attracted attention when she was featured reclining on a prop crescent moon in the 1928 Ziegfeld musical, Rio Rita. Goddard reportedly made several two-reel comedies for Hal Roach (in a blond wig) before being featured as a "Goldwyn Girl" in Eddie Cantor's film, Kid from Spain, in 1932. She shot to stardom when she was cast by Charlie Chaplin in his 1936 film, Modern Times. Goddard also won Chaplin's heart as well as the role, but there were questions as to whether the two were ever legally married, and her relationship with Chaplin cost her the one role that she truly coveted: Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 epic, Gone With the Wind. Goddard, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for So Proudly We Hail (1943), also appeared in such films as The Great Dictator (1940) and Reap the Wild Wind (1942) before making her final film, the French/Italian movie Gli Inderrenti (Time of Indifference), in 1964. She was coaxed out of retirement for a made-for-TV movie, The Snoop Sisters, in 1972. Lightly scuffed and worn at edges. Stamp "From the Estate/of ANITA LOOS" in red ink at lower left. Fine condition.
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