[Colleen Moore [Kathleen Morrison], Hollywood movie star of the silent film era.] Typed Letter Signed ('Colleen Moore'), a circular giving news of her latest film, 'Naughty But Nice'.

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Colleen Moore [Kathleen Morrison] (1899-1988), Hollywood movie star of the silent film era
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No place or date. [Hollywood? c. 1927.]
£35.00
SKU: 22180

1p, 12mo. A typed circular, with the genuine signature of 'Colleen Moore', written at the height of her popularity. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Begins: 'Dear Friend: | Thank you very much for your kind note and I am only too happy to send you one of my photographs. It pleases me very much to know that you enjoy my pictures and that you are watching my work on the screen.' She reports that she has 'just started work on “NAUGHTY BUT NICE”', and gives a brief synopsis of the film, which concerns the transformation of the heroine from 'unattractive heiress' to 'a favorite with the boys'. Like her 'last picture', Orchids and Ermine, the film 'has been designed for laughing purposes […] Donald Reed, a handsome young juvenile, is my new leading man.' The letter concludes: 'I would just love to sit down and write you a long, personal letter, but I know you understand that time does not permit. However I did certainly appreciate hearing from you, and I shall be very happy if you will write me from time to time.' Moore was one of the Hollywood stars whose career was destroyed by the talkies. She subsequently enjoyed a successful career as an investor, a partner in the investment firm Merrill Lynch.