Maria Callas 1958 handwritten thank-you letter, autographed rare photo COAs

Maria Callas 1958 handwritten thank-you letter, autographed rare photo COAs
Maria Callas 1958 handwritten thank-you letter, autographed rare photo COAs
Maria Callas 1958 handwritten thank-you letter, autographed rare photo COAs

Maria Callas 1958 handwritten thank-you letter, autographed rare photo COAs
Made available from a Pittsburgh collection are these two exceptional items written and signed personally in 1958 by Maria Callas, the great opera diva, including a remarkable thank-you letter and an original autographed photograph. The letter, handwritten on stationery from The Towers at The Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City, is dated 11 Feb. The photograph is credited EMI-612 EMI, the recording studio. Callas autographed it 1958, apparently simultaneous to the letter. The letter, in Ms. Callas own hand to an admirer, reads as follows. Thank you dear Dorothy Roger for your kind words and encouragements. I really found that support in my audience the other evening thank God – Thank you again – Maria Meneghini Callas, 11 Feb. It is on stationery measuring 10.5 X 7.25 inches and is in near-perfect condition. It has not been folded. There is a slight fingerprint on the reverse side behind The Towers logo that is of no consequence and does not bleed through the paper. It is noteworthy that the diva wrote the letter at a time when she was engaged in her famous feud with Rudolph Bing, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, which ultimately led to her dismissal from the Met. The photograph is a rarely seen image on 10 X 8-inch glossy paper. It shows a youthful Ms. Callas, perhaps as Elisabeth de Valois in Don Carlo, La Scala. There are pinholes in each corner of the border. Across the bottom of the photo, Ms. Callas wrote her autograph. To Dorothy Roger, cordially Maria Meneghini Callas 1958. Each of these significant items has been deemed in fine condition and certified as authentic by one of Pittsburghs premier fine art appraisers and will come with a Certificate of Authenticity. They are offered in one lot. Please contact me with your further questions. The item “Maria Callas 1958 handwritten thank-you letter, autographed rare photo COAs” is in sale since Thursday, January 31, 2019. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Music\Classical, Opera & Ballet”. The seller is “nuzeditor” and is located in Export, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
Maria Callas 1958 handwritten thank-you letter, autographed rare photo COAs