RACHEL CROTHERS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/20/1933 - HFSID 132028
RACHEL CROTHERS. TLS: "Rachel Crothers" as Chairman, 1p, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1933 January 20. On letterhead of Stage Relief Fund, Inc. to Mr. William Robertson, Dallas, Texas. Begins: "My dear Mr. Robertson
Sale Price $324.00
RACHEL CROTHERS. TLS: "Rachel Crothers" as Chairman, 1p, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1933 January 20. On letterhead of Stage Relief Fund, Inc. to Mr. William Robertson, Dallas, Texas. Begins: "My dear Mr. Robertson". In full: "I want to thank you both personally and on behalf of our committee for your generous donation to the Stage Relief Fund. The people of the theatre are suffering desperate want from unemployment this winter, and all the money we can collect is badly needed and wisely and carefully distributed. I would be so interested to know how you heard of our fund - was it through a radio talk or through the newspapers? We are checking up on which of our publicity mediums reaches furtherest (sic), and so your answer to this question would be very helpful. Again with grateful thanks and appreciation, Most cordially". Crothers had been a founding member of the Stage Women's War Relief Board during WWI. The organization later assisted people affiliated with the theater. Playwright and sometimes actress Rachel Crothers (1878-1958) averaged one Broadway play a year from 1906 (The Three of Us) to 1940 (The Old Foolishness), an even more remarkable feat as she usually cast, produced and directed most of her plays. Known for her social comedies that focused on the ethical problems faced by women, the playwright is best known for Susan and God (1937), but her other well known works include A Man's World (1909), He and She (1911), Old Lady 31 (1916) and Let Us Be Gay (1929). In 1940, Crothers was one of the organizers of the American Theater Wing, which operated the Stage Door Canteen. She served as the organization's Executive Director until 1950. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. ½-inch separation at blank right margin at upper horizontal fold, 1-inch tear at that margin at lower horizontal fold and ½-inch tear at blank right margin between the two folds. Lightly soiled at lower right blank margin, pencil erasures at upper right margin. Paper clip impressions at upper left margin. Upper right corner chipped away. Overall, fine condition.
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