PAULETTE GODDARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/03 - HFSID 36148
PAULETTE GODDARD Goddard handwrote and signed this letter to Anita Loos sending her condolences and a possible play that Anita Loos would be interested in. Autograph Letter Signed: "P. G.", 1 page front and verso, 5¾x7¼, on her personal stationary. Locarno, Switzerland, Nov. 3rd no year.
Sale Price $360.00
Goddard handwrote and signed this letter to Anita Loos sending her condolences and a possible play that Anita Loos would be interested in.
Autograph Letter Signed: "P. G.", 1 page front and verso, 5¾x7¼, on her personal stationary. Locarno, Switzerland, Nov. 3rd no year. Addressed to: "Dear Anita". In full: "My friend Mairo Fratli has produced his enclosed play in Italy. I am unable to read the Coloquial Italian. It could be interesting. Perhaps when you get back to N. Y. you might find time to read it. I'm so sorry you lost your friend, Jack Wilson. Am phoning Nov. 8- Paris pending your arrival, to find out your plans. Will try yo get there before you leave. With perennial love Tel Porto Ronco 8-2418 Via Locamo Would love to have seen 'The Flauders More' with you at Brstol. How did it go? Love from Eric, too.". Stamp in red at lower right corner on verso: "From The Estate/of ANITA LOOS", so this letter was sent to author and screenwriter Anita Loos, who 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).PAULETTE GODDARD, a former teen Broadway chorus girl, first attracted attention when she was featured reclining on a prop crescent moon in the 1928 Ziegfeld musical, Rio Rita. She 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. Goddard shot to stardom when she was cast by Charlie Chaplin in his 1936 film, Modern Times. She 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. She also later married German writer Enrich Maria Remarque (All Quiet on the Western Front), who was Jewish. Goddard was coaxed out of retirement for a made-for-TV movie, The Snoop Sisters, in 1972. Lightly creased at corners. Fold creases not at signature. "G" at upper right on first page. Red stamp on verso bleeds through at lower left. Writing bleeds through. Otherwise, fine condition.
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