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RUSSELL W. BAKER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/28/1995 - HFSID 287883

Writing to Kitty Carlisle Hart, saying his memories of her go back to the Marx Brothers. The letter, on New York Times stationery, is matted with a color photo of Baker on verso, is from the estate of the late actress.

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RUSSELL BAKER
Writing to Kitty Carlisle Hart, saying his memories of her go back to the Marx Brothers. The letter, on New York Times stationery, is matted with a color photo of Baker on verso, is from the estate of the late actress.
Autograph Letter signed: "Russell Baker", 1 page, 5½x8½. Leesburg (Virginia), 1995 January 28. On New York Times letterhead to "Dear Miss Hart". In full: "I'm glad if I helped improve a bad night for you - and saddened to have missed The Kiss. My memories of you go back to seeing you up against the Marx Brothers, so you will know it's been a long romance. All best". Russell Baker (1925-2019) wrote his nationally syndicated "Observer" column in the New York Times from 1962 to 1998. He hosted public television's Masterpiece Theatre from 1992 to 2004. Baker won two Pulitzer Prizes, won for his "Observer" column (1979), the other for his autobiography Growing Up (1982). Baker resides in Leesburg, Virginia.This letter is addressed to, and was in the estate of, versatile singer, actress and TV personality Kitty Carlisle (1910-2007), who was still performing a one-woman show as late as 2006. She was married to playwright Moss Hart until his death in 1961. The actress appeared in two Marx Brothers films, including A Night at the Opera (1935). Lightly toned. Fine condition.

 

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