Oct 28, 2021 - Sale 2584

Sale 2584 - Lot 30

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
HART, WILLIAM S. Autograph Letter Signed, to journalist Edward S. Hipp, sending thanks for a favorable review, discussing reactions to the review, his life in retirement, and his career in film. 4 pages, 4to, personal stationery, written on the recto and verso of two sheets; matted in two double-sided frames. With the original envelope. Newhall, CA, 17 February 1936

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". . . I am not alone in being outlawed. There are numerous other actors who . . . no doubt have suffered as I have, personally. But not in the same degree, the similarity ends with the heartaches. I was an actor-producer. My payroll ran from five to ten thousand dollars per week when not shooting . . . . When I stopped all these people lost their jobs. . . .
"I have a law suit coming up next week against United Artists . . . . It should be interesting. . . ."
In May of 1940, Hart won a $280,000 award in his lawsuit against United Artists who were found to have breached their contract by mismanaging the distribution of the 1925 film Tumbleweeds.