"JOSEPHINE BAKER CAME SHE'S FASCINATING & I WAS PLEASED BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT I WAS VERY FRENCH": FINE 1970 KATHARINE HEPBURN AUTOGRAPH LETTER DESCRIBING AUDIENCES AND CELEBRITIES ATTENDING HER BROADWAY SHOW COCO
HEPBURN, Katharine. Autograph letter signed. [New York]: January 20, 1970. One leaf of yellow legal ruled paper, 8 by 12-1/2 inches, written on recto for one page. $5000.
Fine Katharine Hepburn autograph letter written to her friend and longtime correspondent Meta Stern during her run on Broadway in "Coco," about the life of Coco Chanel, mentioning celebrities who have seen the show: "Josephine Baker came… Fellini–Giuletta Massina–Lucille Ball." Signed "K-."
At this time, Hepburn was appearing on Broadway in Coco, the life story of legendary fashion icon Coco Chanel. The letter reads in full: "Dear Meta – Lovely to have a word – all goes well here – we work – we eat – we sleep we work. I think that Murph looks like a quite different person – so that is nice – she seems very happy even living at the Wellington. The play goes well – Josephine Baker came she's fascinating & I was pleased because she thought I was very French – Fellini – Giuletta Massina – Lucille Ball – last few days – we get all the cream so it's sort of exciting. Lots of work but very rewarding. I've signed on until June 13th at least that gives the company a season. We're still sold out to standing – I hope it continues. Don't miss Z – you & Sam on the Greek mess – it's brilliant. Love to both, K-." Recipient Meta Stern (1925-59) was a Hollywood script supervisor who worked on many blockbuster films, including the 1936 release Mary of Scotland, starring Katharine Hepburn.