Description

    A Theda Bara Interesting Handwritten Letter, Circa 1916. One page, on personalized notepaper, penned in black fountain pen ink, reading in full: "My Dear Mr. Norman, / Thank you so much for your charmingly/ frank letters. In answer / to your first I will say that / any public appearance is made under protest & not / of my own free will & gift. / I quite agree with you / that the illusion is completely / destroyed - so there is no / war between us. / And artistry is more or / less (of a necessity) chameleon in nature / so please forgive her / this once for / being a...." -- sadly, the second page of the letter is missing, but overall, a compelling (albeit brief) insight into Bara's thoughts on her famous 'persona;' included with its original transmittal envelope also penned in Bara's hand to a "William Norman / Englewood Cliffs / New Jersey."
    10" x 6 3/4"


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    6th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 530

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 45 days left to consign to the 2018 March 24 Entertainment - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I think Heritage deserves a lot of credit for covering all technical bases without a hitch.
    Roy M.,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 11 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 November 11 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,640,153