BUDD SCHULBERG - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/25/1980 - HFSID 264465
Sale Price $180.00
Oscar-winning writer Budd Schulberg wrote this letter to fellow author Erika Holzer on his personalized stationery in 1980, saying that he hadn't had time to read her novel Double Crossing.
ALS: "Budd Schulberg", 1p, 6¼x6¾. No place, 1980 August 25. On his imprinted stationery to author Erika Holzer. In full: "I hate to say no to a fellow-writer, but in honesty I'm so over-extended in the reading of manuscripts, having to read many for the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center I established in NYC, that I simply can't find the time to read Double Crossing right now. I certainly admire your enterprise and wish you great success with it." Schulberg (1914-2009), born Budd Wilson Schulberg, had co-founded the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center in New York City in 1971. In the mid-1960s, following the riots in the Watts section of Los Angeles, he had also helped found the Watts Writers Workshop. The son of Hollywood movie producer Benjamin Schulberg, the author began his writing career as a publicist for Paramount at age 17, became a screenwriter at the age of 19 and wrote a scathing, satirical exposé of the film industry in his first novel, What Makes Sammy Run? (1941). Schulberg, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the Academy Award-winning film, On The Waterfront (1954) also wrote the screenplays for A Star is Born (1937), Nothing Sacred (1937), Little Orphan Annie (1938), Winter Carnival (1939, based on his story), A Face in the Crowd (1957, based on his story) and Wind Across the Everglades (1958, based on his story), and was the author of The Harder They Fall (book, 1947; film, 1956). A life-long fan of boxing, Schulberg, who compiled some of his fight stories in Sparring With Hemingway and The Hardest Games, is the only non-boxer honored as a "Living Legend of Boxing" by the World Boxing Association. Lawyer turned author ERIKA HOLZER wrote two novels, Double Crossing (1983), a human rights espionage drama, and Eye for an Eye (1994), which was filmed in 1996. She sought readings and endorsements for her 1983 novel from prominent writers of the day. Irregularly cut at upper left margin. Fine condition.
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