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BUDD SCHULBERG - AUTOGRAPH NOTE DOUBLE SIGNED - HFSID 13302

BUDD SCHULBERG 1979 first day cover honoring Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, signed twice by Oscar-winning writer Budd Schulberg. With autograph noted on verso: "John was a good friend. I miss him." First day cover signed "Budd Schulberg" on front and verso.

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BUDD SCHULBERG
1979 first day cover honoring Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, signed twice by Oscar-winning writer Budd Schulberg. With autograph noted on verso: "John was a good friend. I miss him."
First day cover signed "Budd Schulberg" on front and verso. Pencil notations near bottom edge in unknown hand. 6½x3½. First day cover honoring John Steinbeck. Postmarked Salinas, California, Feb. 27, 1979. With one 15¢ blue-and-white John Steinbeck stamp affixed. FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. With autograph note on verso, in full: "Dear Mrs. Masters, John was a good friend. I miss him. Sincerely". Schulberg was indeed a friend of Steinbeck. His writings on the Nobel Prize winning author include the 1972 essay The Lion in Winter. 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. Lightly toned and soiled. Notations touch signature. Otherwise in fine condition.

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