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Lot #838
D. W. Griffith

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Trailblazing filmmaker (1875–1948) who directed a number of important early classics, including Intolerance (1916) and the iconic (and still-controversial) Birth of a Nation (1915). His innovative use of the fledgling medium resulted in a repertoire and vocabulary of film technique that remains influential to this day. TLS, one page, 8.25 x 7.5, personal letterhead, December 8, 1918. A general letter of introduction. In full: “This will introduce my Manager of Production, and personal representative, Mr. W. E. Keefe. Any courtesies extend [sic] to him will be greatly appreciated.” Accompanied by the original envelope. The letter is soiled, wrinkled, and torn, including a complete horizontal separation; apart from light, even toning and a very faint crease touching the tops of a few letters, the signature itself is about fine. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #333 - Ended May 14, 2008