MOVIE STAR GENE TIERNEY AND HER HUSBAND, FASHION DESIGNER OLEG CASSINI, BOTH SIGN HER HANDWRITTEN NOTE SENT FROM FRANCE TO FRIENDS IN HOLLYWOOD, CA
Gene Eliza Tierney (1920-91) Handwritten Note Signed, "Gene Tierney" and also signed by her husband, "Oleg Loiewski - Cassini" , on lined note paper, 5.75 x 3.75, in pencil, Neuilly-Sur-Seine, December 6, 1952 postmark on envelope, to friends in Hollywood, California, a hastily written note, in French, something about the owners of a rental property in France (not translated) by the American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as a great beauty, she became established as a leading lady. Tierney married her first husband, Oleg Cassini, a costume and fashion designer, on June 1, 1941, with whom she eloped. She was 20 years old. Her parents opposed the marriage, as he was from a Russian-Italian family and born in France. Comes with the original mailing envelope. Both items in fine condition, one small stain on the note touching her last name.
Oleg Cassini (1913 – 2006) Gene Tierney's husband at the time, "Oleg Loiewski - Cassini" (his Russian surname was Loiewski) by the American fashion designer born to an aristocratic Russian family with maternal Italian ancestry. He came to the United States as a young man after starting as a designer in Rome, and quickly got work with Paramount Pictures. Cassini established his reputation by designing for films. He became particularly well known as a designer for Jacqueline Kennedy while she was First Lady of the United States. The "Jackie Look" was to become highly influential and much admired.