Six Pieces of Fan Mail to Mabel Normand. This is a fascinating variety of letters, dated 1923-1925, to Mabel from fans with wildly-varied agendas. One fan wishes he/she were closer "so I could aid you whenever possible," and requests a picture and letter. Another is from a six-year-old boy in Los Angeles who writes that his daddy is dead, his mother works at the Broadway Department Store, his sister is two, and that "if you ever need two nice little children will you let me know..." He also includes "the only picture" he has of himself with his mother and sister, assuring Mabel "...we are better than the picture." A third letter comes from a brash gentleman in Flushing who's "just one of those fellows that would like to own a car" and asks Mabel to buy it for him. There's a missive from a Los Angeles lady who wants to sell Mabel her family's real estate in Alberta, Canada; a letter from a 20-year-old Staten Island lady, who unfortunately has "found men wanted my body not me" and hopes Mabel will help her meet the right people; and a lady in Pittsfield, Mass., who wants Mabel to send her money ("You can send me as much as you want I can use it all"). Three of the letters come with the original postmarked envelopes and their $.02 stamps. In Very Fine condition, with minor age wear. Truly unique curios, which show the bizarre types of fan mail stars have received (and continue to receive) over the years.

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