SAL MINEO The actor sends a typed letter of thanks discussing his current projects Typed Letter signed: "Sal Mineo" in blue ink, 1p, 8½x11. Bronx, New York, 1954 August 8. To “Dear Mr. Wines”.

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SAL MINEO The actor sends a typed letter of thanks discussing his current projects Typed Letter signed: "Sal Mineo" in blue ink, 1p, 8½x11. Bronx, New York, 1954 August 8. To “Dear Mr. Wines”. In full: "I received your kind letter and I was thrilled by it. I am very sorry I didn't write you sooner, but as you know I've been tied up with the movie for Universal-Pictures, 'Five Bridges To Cross'. It was my first feature film and it was so exciting. Most of the scenes were taken on actual Boston streets, that's why it was so exciting. I do hope when it is released you will see it. After the 'King and I' closed I started to do many T.V. shows and films (for T.V.). I've been very active in T.V. just as soon as the 'King' closed. You see, the 'King and I' and all the other show's credits mean very much to the casting directors and Directors. Today they want actors with some experience. I'm one of the lucky ones. Besides the movie and T.V. shows I have been taking a rest, home. It is just wonderful being home these past few weeks. I am very anxious to meet you and Mrs. Wines. I'm sure if I am passing Virginia or any where near Virginia, I will surely stop to visit you. I would like also to see the Military school. It would be my first time. My mother sends her kindest regards. She is also looking forward to meet you and Mrs. Wines. Which will be soon, I hope. I want to thank you again for your wonderful letter. I feel proud to receive such letters. My deepest regards to you, Mr. Wines and your family." Typed postscript: "P.S. Please excuse such terrible typing, I am just learning. I can't blame the typewriter." Front Royal, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley, is home to the Randolph-Macon Academy, founded in 1892.. In 1955, in addition to making Five Bridges to Cross, Mineo appeared in The Private War of Major Benson and Rebel Without a Cause. At the age of ten, stage and screen actor Sal Mineo (1939-1976) was cast in the 1951 Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo. At age 13, he took over the part of Yul Brynner's son in The King and I, which ran from 1951 to 1954. By the time he was 22, Mineo had been nominated twice for Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards for Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Exodus (1960). In 1976, the 37-year-old actor was stabbed to death as he was on his way home from a play rehearsal. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Lightly soiled. ¼-inch tear at upper blank margin. ¼-inch separation at left blank margin at lower horizontal fold (paper intact). Otherwise, fine condition.

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