The Tragic Death of Grace Moore is Memorialized. Grace Moore was a beautiful and talented singer and actress who died tragically in a 1947 plane crash. This lot contains a number of items relating to her and her death. First is a postcard mailed from Monaco to Clifton Webb where Moore has written and signed a short note. Next is a large group of worldwide newspapers and clippings reporting on the death of Moore- all dated in January 1947. There are two letters included on black-bordered stationery from "Val," most likely Moore's husband Valentin Parera, addressed to Helen Ruth Matthews, Clifton Webb's secretary. The first is handwritten and dated February 5, 1947- just days after the plane crash. It reads, in part: "Everything and everybody was beautiful and wonderful. I'm sure she is very happy..." The second is typewritten and speaks of the transportation of Grace's body and other matters involving Webb. Also in this lot is a small snapshot of Moore on the wing of a small plane and an original invitation for the opening of the "Grace Moore Memorial Exhibition" at the Museum of the City of New York on October 28, 1947. All original mailing envelopes are included. Everything is in excellent condition save for a bit of expected browning and rough edges on some of the newspapers. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2005
    8th Saturday
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