Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Telegram and Letter by Mabel Normand. This lot includes a telegram and a letter to Miss Betty Coss, Mabel's secretary. The telegram, dated June 19, 1924, writes "Dear Betty Don't be a baby and come tomorrow morning and lets [sic] talk things over...do not think at this time should take any offense at whatever I said will expect you in the morning it is very urgent," and signed "M Normand." The letter, written in hand by Mabel, asks Betty if she remembers the terms offered Mabel for a job with "Consolidate" studio, regarding a salary and percentage deal and whether she'd have to work on Sundays. The note mentions Paul Bern, and that since Bern could not remember the proposed terms, he had suggested that Mabel ask Betty. Mabel ends with "Thanks so much we miss you M Normand." Hand-written note is tattered on the right margin. The correspondence suggests a rift had taken place between the star and her secretary -- indeed, Betty Coss had left Mabel's employ after the stormy repercussions of the star's various personal problems. These are intriguing curiosities from a time that Mabel was fighting to revive her scandal-wracked career.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 983

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Oct 7, 2006 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 38 days left to consign to the 2021 September 26 Autumn Luxury Accessories Signature Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage helped us feel we served the memory of our uncle with respect for his life's work and Heritage reflected that respect. You make a great team and gave us all a most memorable experience. We hope to work with you again some time in the future.
    C., A., L., & H. G.,
    Northport, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search