Eleanor Holm (1913-2014) Controversial Olympic Swimmer, Actress. Holm is best known for having been suspended from the 1936 Summer Olympics team after she attended a cocktail party on the transatlantic cruise ship taking her to Germany. She went on to have a high-profile celebrity career as a socialite and interior designer, and co-starred in a Hollywood Tarzan movie.
6” x 8” autograph letter signed, “My Very Best, Eleanor”, front and back, personal stationery, no date to “Dear Tom”. “…I will be 85 Dec 6th I’m in good shape. I do not swim much…Enclosed is a photo when I was young & beautiful. Have your nurse watch the afternoon T. V. programs…for kids. They still like the Tarzan movies….”