Description: Mexican-American actor Ramon Novarro (1899-1968) sent this kind letter to a Miss Mary Knowles discussing his busy schedule. The letter begins with an apology for taking so long to respond to Miss Knowles’ letter and then goes into an account of Novarro’s latest activity. He describes his recent return from Italy, having finished filming his “French picture in Rome”, then rushing to perform in “'The Command to Love' on the Straw Hat circuit”, as well as a week of personal appearances in Chicago and looking for a new play “that I might do on the road or in New York, so you can see that I am far from idle.”
Novarro began his career in silent films and later became a leading man and sex symbol in the 1920s and 30s. He struggled with conflicting feelings about his homosexuality and his Roman Catholic religion throughout his life which may have led to his battle with alcoholism.
Typed on two 9 ½” x 5 7/8” sheets of Hotel Astor stationery. Includes original transmittal envelope. Item #A00907.
Condition: Fold lines, otherwise in very good condition with a bold signature. Envelope has mounting remnants on verso, right side torn from being opened hastily.