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Maria Caselotti     $45.00
Maria Caselotti
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Maria Caselotti signed check reproduction.



Madame Maria Caselotti (aka Maria Orefice) Italian Prima Donna of The Royal Opera House of Rome 1942 Hand Signed In Ink Bank Check & Original 8”x 10” Photograph Ink Stamped On Verso Circa. 1925.

Maria Caselotti was a member of the Royal Opera in Rome, Caselotti for many years continued on stage as a concert singer and was one of Hollywood’s earliest voice teachers. She also sang with the Havana Opera Company and the San Carlo Company in Italy. She is also mother to Adriana Caselotti Voice & Model Actress For Snow White In The 1937 Walt Disney Film "Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs".

  Adriana also had an uncredited role in the MGM film "The Wizard of Oz" providing the voice of Juliet during the Tin Man's song, she also had an uncredited role in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" singing in Martini's bar as James Stewart was praying.  This check originated as property from the Hollywood, California estate of Walt Disney voice & model actress for Snow White Adriana Caselotti via a man named Gary Stark.

Here's the story, a gay gentleman named Gary Stark whom lived in the Hollywood Hills recently passed away, he was the best friend of Adriana Caselotti. Apparently Adriana was in love with this man but he was gay, anyways they became best friends for many years and when Adriana Caselotti passed away in 1997 she willed all her personal property to Gary Stark. Gary stored these boxes away in a closet for the last 20 years until now, when they were pulled out for his estate sale in the Hollywood Hills.



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