Lot 899: American actor and singer during the 1950s (1918-1961) who earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for playing Cochise in the 1950 film Broken Arrow. ALS signed "J. C.," two pages, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, October 18, 1955. Letter to Sammy Davis, Jr., in part: "What happened to the second letter? You can't be as hacked as you want to be, 'cause you only wrote half of what you said you wrote. And I have to deduct points, too, for Dave's bad spelling-so really you owe me a second letter as an apology for the first! Don't mess around, Sam-you've got to lose! I'm very bright on paper! As a live entertainer, you're maybe a shade better (shade-what did he mean by that?)-but I'm very bright on paper!...Sam-despite your lies, your promises, your infidelities, your going out with other Jews-despite the things you've told Rabbi Magnin about me-I still love you! Come home-I'll see what I can do about patching it up for you with everybody." Chandler playfully adds "His mark (writ in hand)" after his signature. Includes a newspaper clipping of Davis pictured with Japanese singer Izumi Yukimura, with an affixed note at the top written by Chandler, "From 'The Stars and Stripes,' What is this-horseradish?" In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, signed on the reverse by Chandler using his full name, and addressed in his own hand.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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