Here's another fun item from my collection, a letter from Jimmy Stewart.
Having been on a bus tour of movie stars' homes when I was a young teen, I knew that Stewart lived on Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills, where his neighbors included Lucille Ball and Rosemary Clooney.
One year, when I was still in my teens, Stewart read a poem for Johnny Carson on the TONIGHT SHOW which included his street number as part of the rhyme. On a whim I sent him a Christmas card and included a note telling him how much I appreciated his movies.
Not long after that I received an envelope with the return address of a Century City office building. I was amazed and delighted to discover it contained this letter:
The last name and address are redacted since my mom still lives at that address.
I figured Mr. Stewart was the kind of man who would sign his own correspondence, but from time to time I wondered if possibly it could have been signed by a secretary. In recent years I was able to check out other examples of his signature, thanks to Google Images, and think it's the real deal. :)
James Stewart - always a class act!