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SARAH BERNHARDT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 49846

SARAH BERNHARDT Letter from the actress dated 1899, written to composer Julius Benedict Autograph letter signed: "Sarah Bernhardt/1899", 4x5, 2 pages (integral leaf). In French, untranslated. Written to composer Julius Benedict. Original mailing envelope included.

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Condition: fine condition
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SARAH BERNHARDT
Letter from the actress dated 1899, written to composer Julius Benedict
Autograph letter signed: "Sarah Bernhardt/1899", 4x5, 2 pages (integral leaf). In French, untranslated. Written to composer Julius Benedict. Original mailing envelope included. French stage star Sarah Bernhardt(1844-1923), born Henriette Rosine Bernard, who was noted for her remarkable voice, emotional acting and unconventional personal life, began her career in 1862 in comic theater and burlesque, and by the 1870s, she was appearing on stages all over Europe. Bernhardt later made her film debut in Hamlet's Duel (1900), and, although she said she detested the medium, made another film, Tosca, in 1908. Although she was horrified when she saw the finished production and demanded that the negative be destroyed, Bernhardt later appeared in La Dame aux Camelia (1911) and Queen Elizabeth, the 1912 film that provided the revenue to enable Adolph Zukor to establish Paramount Studios. Bernhardt's eccentricities - she slept in a coffin to prepare for tragic roles and kept a champagne-sipping alligator - anticipated later generations of celebrity stars. Toned. Light surface creases. Corners slightly worn. Crease in center. Adhesive residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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