REX INGRAM - AUTOGRAPH LETTER DOUBLE SIGNED 08/17/1949 - HFSID 19841
REX INGRAM Extremely rare handwritten letter from the famed Irish silent film director to a book publisher Autograph Letter signed twice: "Rex Ingram" and "R.I.", 1 page, 7¼x10¾. North Hollywood, California, 1949 August 17.
Sale Price $378.00
Extremely rare handwritten letter from the famed Irish silent film director to a book publisher
Autograph Letter signed twice: "Rex Ingram" and "R.I.", 1 page, 7¼x10¾. North Hollywood, California, 1949 August 17. On his personal letterhead and written to "Dear Mr Loveman". In full: "Many thanks for yours of Aug 11th regarding the Norman Lindsay edition of the complete works of Petronius. Provided the price isn't prohibitive. I think your advice is sound about waiting for the English Edition. You did not say if the [illegible] Press edition you just sold had the Lindsay drawings on fine paper, or, like mine, on the same rather coarse paper as the text. If there illustrations were printed on fine paper (Like the Boni & Livight edition of the [illegible] I bought from you) The edition you just sold is good enough for me - if you run across another copy of it. If not I'd prefer to wait. Many thanks for taking the trouble to give me your personal attention. I will give Mrs [Illegible] your message next time I phone her. Many thanks and kind regards Cordially P.S. Cheque for $17.50 enclosed covering latest bill. R.I" Irish film writer, producer and director Rex Ingram (1892-1950) was born in Dublin, Ireland. He began his career as an actor under the name Rex Hitchcock and appeared in over 20 films between 1913 and 1915. In 1916, his silent film The Great Problem was released and he directed 27 more silent films before 1933. Along with co-directing the 1925 epic Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, some notable films include The Pulse of Life (1917), Hearts are Trumps (1920), The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), Where the Pavement Ends (1923), The Arab (1924), The Garden of Allah (1927) and his only film with sound Baroud (1932). Remembered for the artistic and bold visual style in his films, Ingram is one of the most celebrated directors of his generation. Normal mailing folds. Staple holes at top left. Lightly creased. Lightly toned. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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