Sale 21TH01 | Lot 35

[OSCARS-TELEGRAMS] Group of telegrams from notables congratulating Celeste Holm on her Oscar win.

Catalogue: Stage & Screen
[OSCARS-TELEGRAMS]  Group of telegrams from notables congratulating Celeste Holm on her Oscar win.

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Lot 35
[OSCARS-TELEGRAMS] Group of telegrams from notables congratulating Celeste Holm on her Oscar win.
Mostly Los Angeles: 20 March 1948 and later. Approximately 25 Western Union telegrams with typed or affixed type messages, 6 x 8 inches, generally fine.

Congratulatory telegrams to Celeste Holm for her Best Performing Actress Oscar winning performance in Gentleman's Agreement, 1947. The 20th Academy Awards was held on March 20th, 1948 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The telegrams here are to Celeste Holm from such notables as Ginger Rogers and Jack Briggs (We think it's wonderful you won an Oscar."); columnist Louella Parsons ("the reports are coming in that you went over beautifully on the air"); Rosalind Russell; Lew Wasserman (on her nomination); Edith Van Cleve (Ms. Holm's agent: "That's my girl."); actress Jacqueline deWit "Pat Oscar and don't put him out in the rain."); Jules Stein (founder of M.C.A.); Kathleen, Gene and June Lockhart; Joan (Fontaine) and Bill Dozier; Olivia (likely De Havilland); songwriter Harry Ruby; Tyrone (likely Power), to Ms. Holm care of the Macombo Restaurant; Pat Rogers (from Sun Valley); writer Al Lewis ("congratulations for bringing home the bacon"); composer Mack Gordon "your capability to achieve it was no surprise"; Peggy (Lee) and Jack (Del Rio); journalist Leonard Lyons; and many others.


C The Celeste Holm Collection

Estimate: $600 - $900
Sold for $630 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $600 - $900
Sold for $630 (includes buyer's premium)

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