SHARON TATE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED For Sale
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Take a Look at This Week's Specials!SHARON TATE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 285481SHARON TATE Letter handwritten and signed in pencil by
Tate as a young child, urging her grandmother to come for a visit
Autograph Letter signed in pencil:
"Love Sharon", 1 page, 6¼x9¼. To "Dear Nannie"
[Mrs. Grace Tate]. In full (child's spelling errors
in original): "I love you I want you to com down and we will go to Canada and you will
go to but you will have to com down on a train. 11116 Kline St [her address in Tacoma, Washington]." Sharon Tate (1943-1969), a
beauty pageant winner and model, appeared on TV before winning major roles in three films released in 1967: Eye of the Devil, The Fearless Vampire
Killers and Valley of the Dolls
. While none of these movies were critical
successes, some reviewers praised Tate's potential for stardom. Tate herself had no
illusions about her early acting skills, but was working hard to improve. She earned
good reviews working with Dean Martin in The
Wrecking Crew (1969). Another film, The Thirteen Chairs,
was released posthumously. In 1968, Tate married
film director Roman Polanski. On August 8, 1969, Tate - 8½ months pregnant - and four
of her friends were brutally murdered at her Benedict Canyon (LA) home by members of
Charles Manson's cult "family." In the months
before Manson and his gang were caught, there were rampant rumors about the motives
for the murder, and many Hollywood celebrities installed new security systems in their
homes. When Tate's convicted assailants were nearing eligibility for parole in
her mother Doris lobbied successfully to amend
California's legal code to allow victim's impact statements, and was the first person to testify under the new law. As a young
girl Sharon Tate, an Army brat, moved frequently and had trouble making friends. She
developed a shyness which many later mistook for aloofness. This childhood letter, written from Tacoma, Washington, where her father
was stationed in the US Army, is a touching glimpse of the ill-fated actress as a young
child. left corners creased. Lightly toned and
creased. 1 vertical 3 horizontal fold creases. Multiple nail-sized stains throughout
letter (not effecting letter or signature).Otherwise fine condition. Previously authenticated by JSA.
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