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Important Archive of Three Letters
1924 - Important Archive of Three Letters, 11 pages, to director George Cukor as follow: 1) Autograph Letter Signed 2 pages with envelope 19 February 1924, New York City on Hotel Brevoort letterhead. Together with a Typed Letter Signed February 18, 1924 on The Lyceum Theatre, Rochester, New York letterhead to Calhern re Vaughn Glaser and summer stock work. With envelope. 2) Autograph Letter Signed ("Lou") 6 full pages on The Lambs 130 West 44th Street New York letterhead 27 February, 1924. 3) Autograph Letter Signed ("Lou") 3 pages on The Lambs letterhead 6 March, 1924. See McGilligan: George Cukor, a Double Life pages 29, 33-35, 44, 48, 57, 328n. Louis Calhern (1895-1956), born Carl Henry Vogt, February 19, 1895, Brooklyn, New York; died May 12, 1956, Tokyo, Japan while filming "Teahouse of the August Moon" of a heart attack; Tall, hawk-nosed actor with cultured voice and dignified bearing. A seasoned stage actor, he played some leads in silent films of the 1920s including Lois Weber's "The Blot"; by the 1930s he was in demand as a character actor in Hollywood; Calhern is well remembered today as conniving Ambassador Trentino in the 1933 Marx Brothers film "Duck Soup" and confirmed his sense of humor in Wheeler and Woolsey's "Diplomaniacs" 1933; he reached his peak in the 1950, playing a master criminal in "The Asphalt Jungle" 1950 directed by John Huston and with Marilyn Monroe's first major role.
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