ELSA MAXWELL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 320809
Sale Price $270.00
The gossip columnist, matchmaker, and celebrity party-thrower pens a letter to a friend with composer Dick Rogers as the main subject.
Autograph letter signed: "Elsa", 3 pages (front and verso) 5x6½. No place, no date. To "Dear George" in part: "I am happy that my party begins to take in some sort of shape--did you send my letter to Dick Rogers--you remembered you wanted something from South Pacific? I have lived [illegible] to pacific Heights asking him if he is around New York on the 8th, if he would play?..." . Elsa Maxwell (1881-1963) organized parties for high society and royalty in the United States and Europe. Writer of a syndicated gossip column, she hosted her own radio program in the 1940s, Elsa Maxwell's Party Line. Maxwell introduced the scavenger hunt and treasure hunt as elements of a modern party. She reportedly introduced Rita Hayworth to Prince Aly Khan, and Maria Callas to Aristotle Onassis. Normal mailing folds. Creased and lightly toned. Staple holes at top left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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