PAULETTE GODDARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED - HFSID 36151
PAULETTE GODDARD Goddard handwrote but does not sign this letter to Anita Loos sending her a follow up letter about the Look coverage. Autograph Letter Unsigned, 2 pages, 6½x5¾, two sheet. Addressed to Anita Loos, New York City. No place or date but "Wed.". Addressed to "Chere Annie,
Sale Price $391.00
Goddard handwrote but does not sign this letter to Anita Loos sending her a follow up letter about the Look coverage.
Autograph Letter Unsigned, 2 pages, 6½x5¾, two sheet. Addressed to Anita Loos, New York City. No place or date but "Wed.". Addressed to "Chere Annie,". In full: "This is a follow-up letter on my telegram re - Look coverage. Madrid & Berlin would be two great spots for The Book 'Goddards Guide'. Too bad to miss coverage with photos. Any way if Look not interested will line up entire set- up spring T.V. show. There is a 15 day luxury bus tour that covers all Spain. That would be an adventure for something! If Look deal okay Spooner can pull in later. As Goff is meeting me at the airport & I would like to break the news gradually. Ann picking up Renaque in Berlin & could do photo work while he is off to Westphalia (?) to see his family. My address after Oct. 9 will be Ritz Hotel Madrid P.S. I have a complete Balausiaga wardrobe- Viva Los Tomos B. is a Clark Gable who can stitch!". 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). 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. "57" written (unknown hand) at upper left margin near cancellation stamp. Stamped "From the Estate/of ANITA LOOS" in red ink at right on verso. Folded and unfolded. Some paper missing at upper and left margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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