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CHEVALIER, Maurice (1888-1972). Autograph letter signed ("Maurice Chevalier"), to his agent Don, Taormina, 29 March 1961. 2 pages, 4to, on Hotel Mediterraneo stationery, lightly creased, a few pale stains, small clear mounting corners to blank area. "Thanks for the good news about the Crosby Show. After the Gershwin one, it is fine. It gives me courage and confidence...All that philosophy - mixed with a simple and effective showmanship - should be constructive and would make me proud to have become that man." --FITZGERALD, Ella (1917-1996). Autograph note signed ("Ella Fitzgerald"), to Leo Bell, n.p., n.d. 1 page, 8vo, in a printed birthday card, small clear mounting corners to blank area. Fitzgerald wishes the recipient a Happy Birthday. -- SPRINGSTEEN, Bruce (b. 1949). Autograph manuscript, lyrics to a song, n.p., n.d. 1 page, 8vo, five lines. In full: "Devil rode by the nightï¾…Temptation I had to have it look so good." -- YOUNG, Loretta (1913-2000). Autograph note signed, to Pearl Bailey, n.p., 4 September 1968. 2 pages, oblong 12mo, on personal notecard. "Yes dear we are both fortunate to know, where we came from, what we're here for, and where we're going. Straight into His loving armsï¾…Without this knowledge I would surly [sic] have drowned years ago." -- Together, 4 manuscripts.
Estimate $ 400-600
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California