Sale 21TH01 | Lot 37

HITCHCOCK, PAT Group of letters and telegrams to Celeste Holm.

Catalogue: Stage & Screen
HITCHCOCK, PAT  Group of letters and telegrams to Celeste Holm.

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Lot 37
HITCHCOCK, PAT Group of letters and telegrams to Celeste Holm.
Approximately 7 autograph letters, 1944-1949, most on the Hitchcock's 10957 Bellagio Road, Bel Air, Los Angeles stationery, most two page letters in blue ink signed "Pat" on both sides of the large sheets, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, usual folds, fine; The telegram dated 25 March 1948 congratulates Ms. Holm on her awards for Gentleman's Agreement and two others, both June 1945.

In the first letter, Hitchcock reintroduces herself "I don't know whether you remember me or not..." and tells of how actress Bettina Cerf introduced them. A following letter reports Hitchcock will be in New York for rehearsals for Violet on August 29th, 1944 and inquires how Bloomer Girl is going. Chatty letters follow during the period in which Hitchcock finished school in Los Angeles with questions such as "I see Joan Caulfield is supposed to do Blue Skies, has that deal fallen through?"

The letters pickup in September 1949 with Hitchcock writing Ms. Holm from Los Angeles seeking her for a play "but with South Pacific on your hands, I can't imagine your having interest in anything else." Another letter that month reports "We loved you in Come to the Stable it was just the sort of acting I always want to cheer ... I really believe there is a future for you in acting."

C The Celeste Holm Collection

Estimate: $500 - $800

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Estimate: $500 - $800

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