Charlie Chaplin: An original handwritten letter and original typed letter to Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood, November 1936,

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Charlie Chaplin: An original handwritten letter and original typed letter to Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood,
November 1936,

£ 1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,000 - 2,700
Charlie Chaplin: An original handwritten letter and original typed letter to Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood,
November 1936,
a two-page letter handwritten by Chaplin in pencil to renowned Russian author Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood, which reads...In this epic age of commerce in which movies and radio exploit the best...the ideals of art have been lost and the soul of the artist has become jaded. Before continuing,...This is why your translation of Stanislavski's "An Actors Prepares" comes like a fresh ocean breeze in the midst of this monoxide humdrum of commercial entertainment. He comments,...Undoubtedly it will be a text-book for all who aspire to an advocate the highest in dramatic expression, signed Sincerely Yours Charlie Chaplin, accompanied by an unsigned typed copy of the letter on one-page of personal Charlie Chaplin stationary, from Los Angeles California and dated November 30, 1936, all mounted together in a modern display frame, overall including frame 22in x 27¼in (56cm x 69.5cm)

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  • Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood (1894-1974) who spoke fluent Russian, was the first English-language translator of writings about acting by Konstantin Stanislavsky, the actor, director, and dramatics coach for the Moscow Art Theatre. She was married to Norman Hapgood (1868–1937) the American writer, journalist, editor, critic, and American Minister to Denmark.
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