BUDD SCHULBERG - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/10/1961 - HFSID 18690
Sale Price $198.00
Oscar-winning writer Budd Schulberg signed this letter, typed on his on his personalized stationery, to a student in 1961: "I am hopeful that long after the Presley and the Frankie Avalons have gone to their just rewards, the Sandburgs, the Frosts, the O'Neills the Faulkners... will remain the true voices of our American culture."
Typed letter signed "Budd Schulberg" in red ink. 1 page, 7¼x10½, on Schulberg's personalized stationery, thin paper. May 10, 1961. In full: "My dear Miss Echevarria, Enclosed please find the photograph you requested for your school library. I am sorry it has taken so long to reach you. Un-fortunately I was away from home when your letter arrived. It is heartening to find people of your age in-terested in writers. I am hopeful that long after the Presleys and the Frankie Avalons have gone to their just rewards, the Sandburgs, the Fronts, the O'Neills, the Faulkners - whether they cry hop or despair - will remain the true voice of our American culture. With best wishes for your education career and future happiness, I am, Yours, sincerely,". 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 creased. Pinholes in paper from typing. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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