Inscribed "Sarah Bernhardt 1919" in black ink. Letter measures 3.5" X 11.0" when unfolded and 3.5" X 5.5" when folded. Both letter and envelope are in very good condition. Ma Chère Yorthas, Voilà le contrat que j'ai enfin trouvé.
Veuillez être assez gentille pour traduire ma lettre mot à mot pour Conon et lui envoyer et ma lettre et la vôtre dans une enveloppe au moins pour le frapper tout de suite. Voici une grande enveloppe et voici ma lettre. Ajoutez-y votre traduction et je crois que nous aurons, vous et moi gain de cause ; car je veux qu'il y ait juste partage entre nous ; vous vous êtes donnée beaucoup de mal ma pauvre Chérie et je vous en suis très reconnaissante. My dear Yorthas, This is the contract that I finally (at last) found. Please be kind enough to translate my letter verbatim for Conon and send him and my letter and yours in an envelope at least to impress him right away.
Here is a large envelope and here is my letter. Sarah Bernhardt Born Henriette-Rosine Bernard; (22 or 23 October 1844 - 26 March 1923) This celebrated star of the French stage had a sporadic love-hate affair with early cinema. After her film debut in Le duel d'Hamlet (1900) she declared she detested the medium; yet she consented to appear in another film, La Tosca (1909). Upon seeing the results, she reportedly recoiled in horror, demanding that the negative be destroyed.Her next film appearance, in the Film d'Art production of Camille (1912), was a critical and popular success, helping give cinema artistic dignity. The following year she made Queen Elizabeth (1912) in Britain.
The receipts from this film's distribution in the US provided Adolph Zukor with the funds to found Paramount. Bernhardt, at 69, was offered a fortune to make films with other companies, but stayed with Film d'Art, appearing in Adrienne Lecouvreur (1913). She appeared in two more pictures after losing a leg in 1915, Jeanne Doré (1915) and Mothers of France (1917), both produced as WWI morale boosters.
In 1923, when she was 79, her hotel room was turned into a studio so that she could appear in the film The Clairvoyant (1924). But her failing health halted production and she died before the film was completed. She was portrayed on the screen by Glenda Jackson in The Incredible Sarah (1976). IMDb Mini Biography By: Daniel Yates. The photographs shown in the listing are for display purposes only and not included in the sale.
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