Lot 907: TLS signed "George," one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11, April 29, 1954. Letter to Frank Sinatra, in full: "I'm about to take off on a vacation that will carry me to many strange, faraway places-the Greek Islands, Istanbul, etc.-so I've had to be vaccinated and injected against many kinds of strange and faraway diseases. I've been walking around with a mild case of para-typhoid, small-pox, and a teeny-weeny touch of cholera. In my weakened condition, your wonderful letter all but finished me off. I was very, very pleased-and touched-by what you had to say about the picture, and about me. I'm very grateful, too, for your having gone to the trouble of writing me about it." Cukor adds a brief postscript, "I'm glad I voted for you for the Academy Award!" In fine condition, with a trivial paperclip impression to top edge. Sinatra won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Private Angelo Maggio in the 1953 film From Here to Eternity.
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