CHARLES MERRILL SMITH - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 12/01/1971 - HFSID 34190
The Methodist minister known for his series of crime mysteries signs this king note to TV Host George Sanders, with an affixed captioned newspaper photo showing him at a pulpit in his pastoral robe
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CHARLES MERRILL SMITH
The Methodist minister known for his series of crime mysteries signs this king note to TV Host George Sanders, with an affixed captioned newspaper photo showing him at a pulpit in his pastoral robe Autograph Note signed: "To George Sanders, with appreciation/for the privilege of being on his/program at KWJI/Charles Merrill Smith/December 1, 1971", in blue ink. One page, 7x9. Date: December 1, 1971. Captioned newspaper photo of Smith in clerical robe citing his "… satire on the phony and superficial aspects of American church life …" Charles Merrill Smith (1916-1986) was a Methodist minister in Bloomington, Illinois, best known as the author of a series of mysteries featuring a crime-solving Reverend Randolph. The satire cited in the affixed news article was "How to Become a Bishop without Being Religious" (1965), an oft-quoted essay on clerical hypocrisy. Smith was known for his aphorisms, such as "When God created two sexes, he may have been overdoing it." After Smith's death in 1986, an unpublished manuscript written for his teenage daughter, "How the Bible Was Built," was discovered and published. George R. Sanders, originally a disc jockey, became a prominent radio/TV interview host, first in Los Angeles and later in Portland Left edge ragged from previous binding. Otherwise, fine condition.
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