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    Colin Clive Signed Letter. Best-remembered for his chillingly triumphant "It's alive!" as the Monster Maker of Frankenstein Colin Clive was three months away from reprising his role of tormented Henry Frankenstein in Bride of Frankenstein when he wrote this letter to his wife Jeanne De Casalis (they were separated at the time). Dated August 27, 1934, and written in Hollywood on his La Belle Tour apartment house stationary, Clive (who was now romantically involved with an alluring showgirl) asks his estranged wife for a copy of her play St. Helena, which was about to be produced in London. He reviews the pros and cons of her collaborating with R.C. Sherriff (author of Journey's End, the play and film that had made Clive a star), mentions he's "a few weeks" away from hs next film and playing in Hollywood stage revival of Journey's End ("No money in it, of course, but great houses"), bitterly notes that Sherriff ignored the revival, and wishes Jeanne well -- "Well Darling all the luck and money you deserve and my God that's a hell of a lot!," signing off, "Bisto Loco Colin." Jeanne, despite the engaging tone of the letter, tore it in half -- which is certainly an insight into their unhappy marriage -- but preserved and kept it, and it's the only communique from her ex-husband saved in her archive of letters. Written in black ink on four sides of paper, the letter is in overall Good condition and, despite the tear, entirely readable. Clive died almost 70 years ago, and material on this superb actor in any form is extremely scarce and very desirable. This is a wonderful private memento from one of the truly great legends of Golden Age Hollywood horror! Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2006
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