Hattie McDaniel Signed Letter Written To Red Skelton (1942). The letter is typed on green "Hattie McDaniel" headed paper, dated May 27, 1942 mentioning a newspaper article she had included with the letter (not present) "...just couldn't resist sending to the bad little boy who knows 'If I do it, I dit a whippin'. I'll bet that's just the way he is." She goes on to express her happiness at his Hollywood success and that she is in the Jack Benny - Ann Sheridan picture George Washington Slept Here and inviting to dinner "...I believe it was to be a chicken dinner, but if regulations continue we may end up eating hotdogs." Signed in ink "Your A. No. 1 Fan Hattie McDaniel. P.S. My best to Wonder - he's a great boy!", Framed with a still of McDaniel and a descriptive plaque. Overall measures 12.5" x 28.5". In Very Good Plus condition, the letter has a staple hole and tear to upper left corner and two hole punches to top edge, two horizontal folds, some toning to left right edge. COA from Heritage Auctions. From the David Gest Memorabilia Archive.

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