Autographed Letter Signed "Mary" on personal stationery

MARTIN, Mary (1913 - 1990)

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Date Published: 1970

Description: 3 pages (front and back), 8.75 x 6.5 inches, no place, no date, circa 1970. Written to magazine editor Herbert Mayes in part: "...There is a mystery and an excitement for most people back stage of any theater - but, oh! how I wish everyone could feel the spirit and see all the magnificent work all of you pour into your daily jobs. The walls of your every office are vibrating, you know, with your superb drive to give, to help others..." One horizontal fold, but still in near fine condition.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 248271


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