ROSE MARIE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 1941 - HFSID 278290
ROSE MARIE Marie handwrote this letter to "a sincere friend" named Eleanore in 1941. In it, she updates Eleanore on her recording and radio work. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and an unisgned b/w photo of Marie singing into an NBC microphone.
Sale Price $136.00
ROSE MARIE Marie handwrote this letter to "a sincere friend" named Eleanore in 1941. In it, she updates Eleanore on her recording and radio work. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and an unisgned b/w photo of Marie singing into an NBC microphone. Autograph letter signed "Rose Marie" in blue ink. 3 pages, 5 ½ x 7, 1 sheet folded, front and verso. Addressed to "Dear friend Eleanore". In full: "Dear friend Eleanore! - I only received your letter the other day as I've been out of town, so please forgive me for not writing sooner - I'm leaving for Washington Thursday for a week or two - As far as the air is concerned - I've been on WHN for a few weeks - but moving around as I do. I couldn't keep up my programs - & recording I haven't done in quite a while altho. [sic] I'm to do about 6 sides around April - at any rate, I'll let you know - Thank you for being such a sincere friend - I really enjoy knowing I have friends like you - My best always - Thank you again for your sweet letter - Yours in song". Lightly toned and creased. Handwriting in lightly smeared but legible. Folded once and unfolded. Spine is worn. Light tear on right edge of fold on page 2. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by two items: 1) Original mailing envelope with autograph address. Postmarked New York City, March 11, 1941, with one 3¢ purple-and-white Thomas Jefferson stamp affixed. Addressed to Miss Eleanore Wagner, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with notation on verso in blue ink in unknown hand. With remnants of sealing wax on flap. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Address has bled slightly but is still legible. Paper loss underneath flap. Otherwise in fine condition. 2) Unsigned photo of Marie singing into an NBC microphone. B/w, 3½x5¼ overall, 3x4¾ image, one surface, printed on cardstock. Inscribed with: "Yours in love/Rose Marie". Lightly toned, creased and bowed. Light dent at bottom edge. Otherwise in fine condition. Marie (born Rose Marie Mazetta, 1923-2017) had two careers - first as "Baby Rose Marie", appearing on stage at the age of three and soon becoming a vaudeville and NBC radio star, and later as a comedienne and actress who appeared on stages from Broadway to Las Vegas and on both the big and small screen. Rose Marie is best known for her role as wisecracking Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966), but she also starred in several other series, including My Sister Eileen (1960-1961) and The Doris Day Show (1969-1971) and the popular game show, Hollywood Squares. She made her film debut in 1933's International House and then appeared in 1954's Top Banana, reprising her role from the 1953 Broadway musical that co-starred Phil Silvers. Her other credits include Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966), Cheaper to Keep Her (1980) and Ghettoblaster (1989), and made numerous TV guest appearances.
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