Description: Mexican-American actor Ramon Novarro (1899-1968) sent this cheerful two-page typed letter to Miss Mary V. Knowles of Westerlo, New York in which he discusses his upcoming concert career. He writes that he has “been carefully preparing for the past two years, and that both times audiences’ and critics’ reaction to my work has been most favorable” and that he will write to Audrey Homan, who was the secretary of the Roman Novarro Film Club, with “all the details”. Novarro goes on to say, “I have no fear of old age. I feel certain in my forthcoming concert career that I will derive more joy and satisfaction than I enjoyed when I was on the screen.”
Novarro began his career in silent films and later became a leading man and sex symbol in the 1920s and 30s. He struggled with alcoholism throughout his life due to his conflicting feelings about his homosexuality and his Roman Catholic faith. He died as a result of asphyxiation after two men pretending to be prostitutes robbed and beat him.
Typed on two pages of Ramon Novarro’s personal stationery that measures: 10 ½” x 7 ¼”. Includes original transmittal envelope. Item #A01078.
Condition: Fold lines, two inserted words written in black ink by Novarro. Very good condition.