Description: Beloved American actor James Stewart (1908-1997) exuberantly signed this kind letter to a fan, Johnnie Pitcherale, discussing his busy schedule. Stewart writes that he's "finally finished all takes on "Greatest Show on Earth"." and that he was "scheduled to start "Bend of the Snake" long before this but the film has now been postponed and we'll probably start work on it sometime near the end of July."
Known for his distinctive drawl and his charming personality, Stewart was a popular film star with a career that spanned six decades. He was nominated for an Academy Award five times, winning for his role in The Philadelphia Story (1940), and was awarded the Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1985.
The Bend of the River (1952) was a Western film Stewart starred in, based on the 1950 novel The Bend of the Snake by Bill Gulick. The Greatest Show on Earth also came out in 1952 and won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
8 1/2" x 6 1/4". Item #A00937.
Condition: Fold lines, otherwise in very good condition with a large, bold signature.