Typed Letter Signed

WYLER, William

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Place Published: Hollywood
Date Published: 1952

Description: Typed letter signed in full by the Academy Award-winning director responding to a letter praising his latest picture, "Detective Story." 1 page on Paramount Pictures Corporation letterhead. 4to. Hollywood, February 21, 1952.

Comments: "...thank you for the many kind things you have to say about the picture, and the direction...you may be interested to know they have recently been nominated for Academy Awards..."

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

Book ID: 5852


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