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    An Orson Welles-Received Letter from Joseph Cotten, 1952. One page, handwritten in black fountain pen ink on personalized stationery, dated "Oct. 21, 1952," reading in part "Dear Orson: / Lenore and I saw 'Othello' last night.../I am very proud of you - and you should / be very proud of yourself - this film will do ex- / actly what Tom Cleland said he hoped it would do - / make the morons swoon with joy, and the / intelligentsia dance with delight / Love, J.C." -- a funny letter from one good friend to another; included with a letter from Beatrice Welles indicating she consigned this lot directly to Heritage Auctions. (Please note there is a two-hole punch mark on the left margin.)
    11" x 8 1/2"

    Interestingly, Welles' film "Othello" which he adapted, directed, and starred in won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1952 but it was not released in the United States until 1955.

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