Sale 21TH01 | Lot 36

[OSCAR-TELEGRAMS] Congratulatory telegram to Celeste Holm from Alfred and Alma Hitchcock for winning the Oscar for Gentleman's Agreement.

Catalogue: Stage & Screen
[OSCAR-TELEGRAMS]  Congratulatory telegram to Celeste Holm from Alfred and Alma Hitchcock for winning the Oscar for Gentleman's Agreement.

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Lot 36
[OSCAR-TELEGRAMS] Congratulatory telegram to Celeste Holm from Alfred and Alma Hitchcock for winning the Oscar for Gentleman's Agreement.
Los Angeles: 21 March 1948. One page Western Union telegram with a "Congratulations" banner across the top, 6 x 8 inches, with typed text and the printed signature "Alma and Hitch", the date stamped at upper right. Faint fold lines, else fine.

"Well what do you know better than Ethel Barrymore/Many congrats love/Alma and Hitch." Celeste Holm beat out theater and Hollywood legend Ethel Barrymore in the Best Supporting Actress category in 1947 and here receives a complimentary note from Hitch, who had directed Barrymore in the film for which she was nominated, The Paradine Case. While at the time of the award Barrymore was about 68 years and Ms. Holm just 30, there are many similarities between the decades long careers of both these stage and screen legends, here linked by none other than Alfred Hitchcock.


C The Celeste Holm Collection

Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $378 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $378 (includes buyer's premium)

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