WILLIAM GAXTON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/10/1939 - HFSID 322743
Sale Price $324.00
Regarding the passing of a club member, he sends a letter as Shepherd of The Lambs Club---America's first and oldest theatre club
Typed letter signed: "William Gaxton". 1 page, 8½x11. New York City, March 10, 1939. On official letterhead from the office of the Shepherd, The Lambs Club, New York, to "Mr. Joe Laurie, Jr." Knickerbocker Hotel, Hollywood, in full: "I haven't had a chance to answer your letter. Now I find myself writing about our dear pal Bob. I know he was very fond of you and I know you had a great love for him, and I assure you that this Club lost the greatest Shepherd it ever had because, without him, I don't know where any one of us as Shepherd's would have ended. I am glad that you are getting along so well; let me hear from you when you intend to return, as we are contemplating a Public Gambol at the Imperial Theatre around April 23rd. So let me hear, Joe; we miss you around here. My very best to your Mrs. Your pal," Vaudeville and Broadway performer William Gaxton (1893-1963) was more prominent on stage than in film, starring in such musical hits as A Connecticut Yankee (1927-1928), Anything Goes (1934-1935) and Louisiana Purchase (1940-1941). He also had important roles in 8 films, beginning with the W. C. Fields silent It's the Old Army Game (1926) and concluding with Diamond Horseshow (1945). In The Heat's On (1943), he played a theatrical producer in love with his star, played by Mae West. Normal mailing folds. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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