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    The Cat and the Canary (Universal, 1927). Photo (8" X 10"), and ALS (4) (6" X 7") w/ Envelopes (3) (3.5" X 6.5").
    Great small archive of four handwritten, autographed letters from beautiful silent film star Laura La Plante to a collector who asked her to identify the people in this original cast photo from La Plante's 1927 hit film, Cat and the Canary. The correspondence is all dated from October to December, 1975. On the verso of the photo Ms. La Plante made handwritten notes identifying most of the personnel involved, major cast members, crew, etc. She even identifies director Robert Hill who wrote the adaptation for the film. Hill was fluent in German and served as go-between for director Paul Leni, whose English wasn't that good (Hill did everything from Adventures of Tarzan with Elmo Lincoln to Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars, including a bunch of Tom Tyler B westerns!). Fine-.


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