RUTH ROLAND - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/24/1914 - HFSID 171593
RUTH ROLAND Ruth Roland types a letter asking for votes for a popularity contest in the Morning Telegraph. Typed Letter signed: "Ruth Roland", 1p, 5x6¼. New York, N.Y., 1914 September 24. On her personal letterhead to Miss Calvert, New York, N.Y.
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Ruth Roland types a letter asking for votes for a popularity contest in the Morning Telegraph.
Typed Letter signed: "Ruth Roland", 1p, 5x6¼. New York, N.Y., 1914 September 24. On her personal letterhead to Miss Calvert, New York, N.Y. Begins: "Dear Miss Calvert". In full: "I am enclosing a little photgrpah [not present] of myself and hope you may like same. I am running in the contest for popularity in the Morning Telegraph, and I am asking those of my friends who ar [sic] in the East to send in their votes for me, unless they would rather send them for someone else of course, so would you do this for me, adnper haps [sic] ask your friends to do the same. I shall be very grateful ifyou [sic] will. With every good wish for your success andhappiness [sic], Sincerely," Ruth Roland (1892-1932, born in San Francisco, California) was an American actress with over 210 movie credits and who, at her height, rivaled Pearl White as queen of the movie serials. She started acting at three and had her own vaudeville act by her teens. She got her start in film in 1908 after being spotted by a Kalem Company director. Her big break came with The Red Circle (1915), the first of her 11 serials. Roland reportedly made more money on real estate than acting in serials; this, plus her increasingly imperious set presence, probably caused her to leave films in favor of vaudeville. Roland made several comeback attempts - including the talkie Reno (1930) - but these were unsuccessful. She was mostly forgotten, but also independently wealthy, by her last film, From Nine to Five, in 1935. Lightly toned at blank edges and creased. Fine condition.
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