May 27, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2021

Offered is an incredibly rare letter signed by tragic Hollywood legend Sharon Tate. The August 20, 1965, letter is addressed to Sharon's agents at William Morris Agency and reads:

Gentleman: As an accommodation to me, I request that all monies which you may receive on my account be paid, after deduction of any commissions payable to you by me, to and in the name of Thomas Jay Sebring at Sebring's International, 725 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046. You shall not be held responsible or in any way accountable for the disposition by Mr. Sebring, of such funds. Your responsibility with regard to such funds shall end when a check payable to Mr. Sebring has been either delivered to him personally or deposited in the U.S. Mail addressed to him as indicated above. This authorization shall remain in full force and effect until you receive other instructions from me in writing. 

Sharon has signed boldly in felt tip pen. Tate was leaving the country to film Eye of the Devil, one of her first major roles, and she was dating Jay Sebring at the time. Filming took place in London and France, and the letter allowed Sebring to take of her financial arrangements while she would be gone. The film would be a major step in her career, leading to better roles including a leading role in Valley of the Dolls. More historically significant is that it was on this trip that she first met Roman Polanski, which led to the end of her intimate relationship with Jay Sebring, and the tragic events that led to both their deaths years later. After leaving Sebring for Polanski, Tate stayed close with her ex-boyfriend. The offered letter is tremendous historically relevant relic from the career and life of Sharon Tate. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Beckett Authentic. The letter measures 8 1/2 x 11 inches and presents with just the slightest toning and edge wear. Near Mint condition.

Sharon Tate Signed 1965 Letter to her Agent in Which She References Jay Sebring - Sent Before Leaving to Film <em>Eye of the Devil</em>
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Minimum Bid: $5,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $0
Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 0
Auction closed on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
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