Amazing ALS signed “Judy,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 5.5, personal letterhead, no date but circa 1949. Letter to Frank Sinatra, in full (spelling and grammar retained): “Darling, My sudden departure is a complete surprise to me. And I’m deeply dissapointed to have to miss our Monday & Tuesday date. However its imperative that I reach Boston by Sunday. I shall be at the Ritz-Carlton either under Mrs. Vicente Minnelli or in care of Carlton Alsop. You said today that you’d been neglegent. But darling—that’s so unimportant compared to the great amount of happiness you’ve given me. I shant forget the hours weve spent together—ever! I’ll let you know how everything goes on this trip. In the meantime—take good care of yourself—be happy and have lots of fun and laughs. And for Gods sake—keep those wheels in your lil ole head down to the minimum. Drop me a line if you can because it will cheer me up a great deal. I hope to talk to you tommorow—but I wanted to write this in case we miss connections. Even if we do reach one another—I’ll send it anyway. Its getting late—so I’m gonna wash up, get my money, etc. Goodbye my darling—I hope we see each other soon. Please dont forget about me. Think about me because I shall be thinking of you.” Includes the original transmittal envelope addressed in her hand, “Frank Sinatra.” In fine condition, with some minor toning along fold, and more toning and handling wear to the envelope.
Although she was still married to director Vincente Minnelli at the time—she even mentions this in the letter—Garland became involved with Sinatra in 1949 when she was recovering from a nervous breakdown, and this letter likely followed their well-known romantic rendezvous in the Hamptons. Her affair with Sinatra resumed in 1955 while she was separated from then-husband Sid Luft, and the two remained close friends until her death in 1969. A revealing love letter between two of the most iconic stars of the century, this is a truly remarkable piece of entertainment history. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.
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