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    Sarah Bernhardt Autograph Letter Signed "Sarah Bernhardt 1876." Three pages, 4" x 5", personal letterhead, np, Thursday, 8am, 1876. Sarah Bernhardt, Divine Sarah, greatest actress of the 19th century; whatever you choose to call her, her name is synonymous with stage acting and grace. She made her living as an early stage actress starring in burlesque comedy and eventually was recognized as a gifted performer, scoring roles in plays across Europe. Late in her career she made movies, and is considered one of the pioneers of silent films. This letter is addressed only to, "Cher Amie," or Dear Friend. The entire letter is in French; accompanied by a transcription of the French. The content of the letter states that she is planning to visit the addressee of the letter on Thursday at dawn. She explains that she likes the area of Ballande because it is not like a large city and reminds her of the stage, with a charming view. This letter illustrates how Bernhardt felt on stage; comfortable and happy and enjoying the nice view.
    The letter is in fine condition; foxing present on several of the pages; the writing is slightly faded; notations made in ink on the last page below the signature. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.


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