CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/02/1977 - HFSID 224649
Sale Price $234.00
Christopher Isherwood writes an autograph letter on the verso of a small black and white publicity photograph.
Autograph Letter signed: "Christopher Isherwood", on verso of photo of Isherwood (b/w, 3½x4¾). No place, 1977 July 2. To C. I. Wassmuth. In full: "I like the name Christopher but advise you to drop 'Isherwood' or change it to Woody. Woody Wassmuth - not bad! I dropped both my middle names. Good luck." Among the first openly gay authors to attract a wide popular following, Isherwood (1904-1986) is best remembered for his Berlin Stories (1935-1939), which became the basis for the popular stage and film musical Cabaret. Born in England, he lived in the U.S. from 1939 until his death. A convert to Hinduism, Isherwood translated many works from that faith into English. California's Huntington Library, the repository for Isherwood's correspondence with key literary figures including close friend W. H. Auden, has staged a special exhibition on Isherwood (July 6-October 3, 2004). One letter of text lightly smudged. Fine condition.
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