WALLACE BEERY - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 1925 - HFSID 20137
Sale Price $234.00
Beery signed this typed note to Cinematters on the back of a penny postcard in 1925, while he was at Lasky Studio. In it, Beery says that he is "in accord with the principle expressed in your editorial."
Typed note signed "Wallace Beery/Lasky Studio". 1 page, 5½x3 penny postcard. Postmarked Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. 8, 1925. Addressed to Editor Cinematters, Los Angeles Record, Los Angeles, California. In full: "I am in accord with the principle expressed in your editorial last Saturday. Let's have more of these free and helpful expressions for the benefit of the motion picture industry. (Signed)". Beery (1885-1949, born in Kansas City, Missouri), the younger brother of Noah Beery, Sr., worked in theater before signing his first film contract (1913). Among his memorable movies were The Champ, for which he won a Best Actor Oscar in 1931, Dinner at Eight (1933), Viva Villa and Treasure Island (1934), Barnacle Bill (1941) and Bad Bascomb (1946). He began his career at the age of 16 as an elephant trainer's assistant with the Ringling Bros. circus. Moving to Hollywood, Beery starred in a series of comedy shorts as Sweedie, a Swedish maid. With the advent of sound, he showed his versatility in leading roles and became one of the most popular performers of his time. Among his roles in the 1930s were Pancho Villa, Long John Silver and P.T. Barnum. Lightly toned and stained. Ink smudged at the "W" in signature. Otherwise in fine condition.
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