BEERY, WALLACE. (1885-1949) Academy award-winning American actor, remembered for his portrayal of Long John Silver in "Treasure Island" (1934) as well as more than 200 other movie roles over a 36-year span.
Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, on 2 sheets, n.p., n.d.
This is a letter from Beery to a friend, on 2 separate sheets. "Hello Lily Dear, (Dear Miss Pomo, Don't forget your promise to show me France on my first visit. Yours, Wally Beery). It was very sweet of you to send me a Christmas card - never knew your address until now so could not thank you - I looked all over Europe for you but could not locate you - you promised to show me France - when are you coming out here - expect to go to New York in a few weeks. Pardon stationery as I am in the dressing room. Finish 'Viva Villa' next week. Best to you, Wally Beery." On verso of the longer letter is a sheet attached as reinforcement to the center though there seems to be no need for this. The second letter show sunning along the margins. (Item ID: 1119)
Beery refers to the 1934 American film, "Viva Villa," a fictionalized biography of Pancho Villa in which Beery starred as Villa.