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    Typed Letter Signed by Marlene Dietrich with Autograph Note. One page typed letter, 4to, Paris, October 18, 1984. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope and a photocopy of an invoice, upon which she has penned a brief note. German-born American actress, singer and entertainer Marlene Dietrich spent most of the last decade of her life in bed in her apartment at 12 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. While it was generally assumed she was unable to walk, she reportedly simply preferred not to. During this time, Dietrich was a voracious reader, and had an ongoing business relationship with Saul Katz of the 999 Bookstore in New York City. Here, she writes to Katz requesting he send her another book, and noting a billing error on a photocopy of Katz' last invoice. Letter is boldly signed and in very fine condition. Invoice and envelope show a bit of wear but are also very fine. Perfect for framing and prominent display!

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