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BUDD SCHULBERG - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/04/1974 - HFSID 206657

BUDD SCHULBERG Oscar-winning writer Budd Schulberg signed this letter, typed on his personalized stationery, to an autograph hunter in 1974. Typed letter signed "Budd Schulberg" in green ink. Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 8¼x10¾, on Schulberg's personalized stationery.

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BUDD SCHULBERG
Oscar-winning writer Budd Schulberg signed this letter, typed on his personalized stationery, to an autograph hunter in 1974.
Typed letter signed "Budd Schulberg" in green ink. Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 8¼x10¾, on Schulberg's personalized stationery. April 4, 1974. Addressed to Mr. William W. Stanhope, Arvada, Colorado. In full: "Dear Mr. Shanhope: I have just received your request of March 30. If you will send me your copy of 'The Harder They Fall,' with a self-addressed book-cover, I will be happy to inscribe it and return it to you. Thank you for your interest in this work. Sincerely, Budd Schulberg". 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 creased. Show-through from notations on verso (does not touch signature). Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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