Typed Note Signed.

DOUGLAS, Melvyn (1901-81).

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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For forty years an enduring leading man and later superb character actor, this classy star played opposite Garbo in "Ninotchka" and won an Oscar in 1963 for "Hud" and in 1979 for "Being There"; spouse of actress-turned-politician Helen Gahagan (1900-1980), the first Democratic woman elected to Congress from California (1945-51). TNS, 1p, 7¼" X 10¼", Los Angeles, CA, 19 November 1940. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar). Fine. On buff imprinted letterhead, Douglas thanks an admirer. In part: "As a matter of fact, no thanks are really needed -- the results of the election compensated for anything I may have accomplished." Boldly signed in black ink. Douglas and his wife were both staunch Democrats, and Gates likely thanked Douglas for helping securing a strong turnout for Roosevelt in California. Comes with a superb 10" X 8" glossy photograph, a still scene from the 1936 film "Theodora Goes Wild" showing Douglas romancing Irene Dunne as a dog observes. An exceptionally early and choice Douglas letter with interesting political content. Bookseller Inventory # 40757

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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.

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