SIDONIE-GABRIELLE COLETTE HANDWRITTEN NOTE SIGNED, PROBABLY WHILE WRITING GIGI, "Colette", 2 pgs. back-to-back, in French with English translation, by the French author and woman of letters who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 and was also known as a mime, actress, and journalist. She is best remembered for her 1944 novella Gigi. In full: "My dear neighbors, it is very kind of you not to forget a neighbor who can hardly get around any more (I have stayed in ten days without going downstairs!). It is not a very festive way of celebrating the end of the year! My morale is holding up, fortunately. Come up one day to shake hands with me? Thank you for the fresh little pot of flowers so very springlike. Maurice and I send you our best wishes and friendship." Maurice Goudeket, was her third and final husband from 1925 until her death. At the time of this note (probably late 1940's) she was living at the Palais Royal and was crippled by arthritis and was a famous public figure. It was during this time that Colette published what became her most famous work, Gigi. In fine condition with one crease and minor age toning.