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    Claude Rains Cards Written to His Daughter. The year is 1958, the artists on the cards are Modigliani, C├ęzanne, and Matisse, and Rains sent these six cards to his daughter at Bennington College from his home in West Chester, PA, as well as Beverly Hills and the Napa Valley, where he was filming This Earth Is Mine. Rains signed the cards in ink as "C.C." except for one; he'd grown a beard for This Earth Is Mine, and signs, "Love, 'The Beard' (Luxuriant)". Also of note: Jennifer had sung in a musical staged at Williams College, much to Rains' pride, and he addresses one card to "Jenni (Ethel Merman) Rains" and another to "Jenni (E. Merman) Rains." Cards include the original stamps and are in Fine to Excellent condition. From the Claude Rains Estate Archive.

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