PAULETTE GODDARD - AUTOGRAPH POST CARD SIGNED - HFSID 36132
Sale Price $252.00
Color picture postcard from Ascona, Switzerland, signed "P.G." by Goddard. In it, she asks Anita Loos her opinion of a touring company.
Autograph postcard signed "P. G." in blue ink. Color, 8¼x5¾. With color photo of the Lake Maggiore waterfront in Ascona, Switzerland on verso. With blue airmail sticker affixed and stamp "From The Estate/of ANITA ROOS" in red ink. Addressed to Anita Roos, New York City. In full: "Deer [sic] Kid- Address Ritz Hotel Paris; until N. Y. return. Is there an interesting part for me in Helen's U. S. touring Company? I have called Laugner but would love your opinion - [illegible] l'amour". 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. Edges of postcard are scalloped. Lightly toned, stained, scuffed and creased. Adhesive residue from missing stamp. Otherwise in fine condition.
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