DescriptionGrace Moore Writes a Long Letter to Clifton Webb several years before she "haunted" his house (more about that in a minute). A Typed Letter Signed "Grace", two pages, "Casa Lauretta" stationery (French Riveria), 7.25" x 10.25", dated September 1, 1938. Grace Moore was an American singer and actress born in Tennessee who sang on Broadway, in MGM musicals and at the Metropolitan Opera. She died in 1947 at the height of her career in a plane crash while on a concert tour in Europe. Her last film was Louise (1939) which is mentioned in this long, interesting letter. One prediction she makes here was a bit optimistic. She writes, in part: "People have been talking war, but as usual in Europe, life goes on just the same, and, if anything, is more fun than ever. We do not really think there is going to be any trouble yet." She also mentions buying a "beautiful new Packard." Clifton Moore and his mother later bought the home at 1005 North Rexford Drive in Hollywood that was formerly owned by Moore. Webb often claimed that he often saw the ghost of his good friend Grace Moore in that home- a home that he supposedly also "haunted" after his death. Excellent condition, original mailing folds. With COA from PSA/DNA.
Also in this lot is a 1912 Clifton Webb Photo Signed to Grandma. This almost has to be the earliest signed photo of Clifton Webb extant. It is a sepia-toned 6" x 8" formal portrait by the Apeda Studio in New York. It is signed "To my dear grandma, Devotedly, Webb, May 16th, 1912-" It is interesting that he used "Webb" as this was actually his first name- not his last. Near excellent condition, a few pinholes in the margins- probably from a proud grandma hanging it on the wall!
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