PAULETTE GODDARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 36164
PAULETTE GODDARD Color picture postcard of a painting Le Port De Locarno by Verna, signed "P." by Goddard. In it, she gives an idea to her. Autograph letter signed "P." in blue ink. Color, 5¾x4 post card. With color photo of the painting Le Port De Locarno by Verna on verso.
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Color picture postcard of a painting Le Port De Locarno by Verna, signed "P." by Goddard. In it, she gives an idea to her.
Autograph letter signed "P." in blue ink. Color, 5¾x4 post card. With color photo of the painting Le Port De Locarno by Verna on verso. In full: "Dear Kid- Had an idea this little summer numero might fit you Puree $10.00. If n.g. please give it to Ted Peck he has an outlet! [drawn star]. Bought my entire summer wardrobe Chez Pueci - It is great. Off to Venice for a week, while workmen tear up the house to add a hotel size terrace for those moonlight nites [sic]on the Lago Maggione - Keep well Have fun". Stamp at middle in red: "From The Estate/of ANITA LOOS", so this postcard was possibly 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). 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. Creased through middle left. Red "G" in unknown hand at upper right. Otherwise in fine condition.