Title: Signatures and Inscriptions / Unsigned ...
Although Raft, like James Cagney, could dance elegantly, no actor was more typecast as a gangster than this star of the 1930s and '40s, whose roles in such films as "Scarface" (1932) was reinforced by his real world mafia connections; in Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot" (1959) and Jerry Lewis's "The Ladies Man" (1961) he played a comic caricature of his earlier self. Hasso was the Swedish-born "next Garbo" who appeared in a number of films in the 1940s; in later years she achieved some success as a writer and composer. "To Donald / a swell fellow / My Best / George Raft" in blue ballpoint on an irregular, roughly oval-shaped slip about 4½" X 3", n.p., n.y. [ca. 1960]. Very good. On a heavy linen stock with three small tape stains slightly touching upon a couple letters. "Febr. 3rd 69 / With all good wishes / Signe Hasso" in bold black fineline, heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p. Fine. With original envelope. This nice pair is accompanied by an unsigned 10" X 8" black-and-white photograph, a closeup of the pair dancing together in the 1945 film noir classic "Johnny Angel." Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 38399
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Store Description: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.