Lot 1093: Academy Award–winning American director and screenwriter (1898–1959) best known for his fast-paced, cleverly scripted screwball comedies including Sullivan's Travels, The Palm Beach Story, and Lady Eve. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, April 8, 1949. Letter to Maurice Bessy, the director of Paris' Consortium de Presse Cinematographique, in full: "Again my immediate impulse to write to you was put off by the fact that I am shy about my French…written that is…not spoken. I am so afraid always of an error in spelling or grammar, hardly permissible to an Ancien Lyceen de Janson de Sailly, that I invariably postpone my reply until the fortuitous visit of Robert Florey or somebody like that to help me write it. Of course when they come I forget to ask them and then I am rude and late with my answer like now. Your warm, charming letter about The Miracle gave me great happiness." In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and a few spots of toning to upper portion.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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