Steve Cochran

Steve Cochran

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A good original single sided typed letter (dated May 18th 1950) on his own headed paper, clearly signed in ink by Steve Cochran.


The letter mentions just finishing his third picture. White Heat had been released five months before in January 1949. It probably refers to "Highway 301" which was released in December 1950. One of a wonderful collection of over 50 celebrity letters all obtained during the late 1940s to early 1950s by a Mr Douglas Squires. He was involved in editing a School / University Film & Theatre Entertainment magazine during this period and wrote to celebrities looking for a contribution of autographs and signed photographs for the magazine. Many of the letters are gracious and detailed replies with many references to helping his project and mentions of their careers at that point in time. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.


27x18cm Sized Letter


Average. View Images. Two folds, various dings and paper age foxing. Overall we would rate condition as 6.5/10.


About Steve Cochran

Steve Cochran

STEVE COCHRAN d1965. American film, television and stage actor. From 1949-52 he worked for Warner Brothers in supporting roles often playing boxers or gangsters. These included ; The Chase (1946) / A Song is Born (1948) / The Damned Don't Cry (1950) and Of Love and Desire (1963). However probably his best known role was as the power-hungry henchman "Big Ed Somers" in the classic "White Heat" alongside James Cagney in 1949. His final film role was in Mozambique (1965). He was a notorious womanizer and attracted tabloid attention for his tumultuous private life which included well-documented affairs with numerous starlets and actresses. On June 15th 1965 (at the age of 48) he died on his yacht off the coast of Guatemala, reportedly due to an acute lung infection. His body, along with three female assistants, remained aboard for ten days, since the three women did not know how to operate the boat. It drifted to shore in and was found by authorities. There were various rumours of foul play and poisoning at the time, but reportedly no defining evidence was ever found .........


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