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    A Raoul Walsh Set of Signed Letters, 1974. The first typed on plain stationery, dated "5-1-74," sent to JW in Hollywood, CA, regarding a quote Walsh wanted from Wayne for his autobiography titled "Each Man in His Time," signed in black felt-tip ink in the lower right corner "Raoul;" with its original transmittal envelope; the second typed on personalized stationery, dated "5-16-74," reading in part "Duke my lad, / Thanks for your nice letter, and the good things / you had to say about the book," with a continuation of Walsh's melancholy thoughts about the passage of time, signed in same manner; with its original transmittal envelope; also included is a file copy of Wayne's response to Walsh, dated "May 9, 1974," reading in part "Enclosed is a suggested quote for your book.../Thanks for ... / snatching me from a possible legal career which / could have been nothing but hum-drum by comparison."
    10 1/2" x 7 1/2"

    Raoul Walsh famously gave Wayne, a then unknown twenty-three year old bit player, his first starring role in a Hollywood film, the 1930 Fox release titled "The Big Trail."

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