ERLE STANLEY GARDNER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/16/1945 - HFSID 251535
Sale Price $450.00
ERLE STANLEY GARDNER. Typed Letter signed: "Erle Stanley Gardner", 1p, 8½x11. Temecula, California, 1945 November 16. On his personal pictorial letterhead to John Fischbach, Paulding, Ohio. In full: "I have your letter of October 31, and am enclosing herewith an autograph card for your collection. [not included] No, I have never played football in high school. But I did some boxing until the principal of the school suggested that I use my energy to study law. This sounded like a good idea. So I studied law and passed the Bar when I was twenty-one. You must have entered high school very young, and shouldn't get discouraged if your coach doesn't let you play. Perhaps next year you will make it. Thanks a lot for writing, and good luck to you." Best known for creating Perry Mason, the lawyer-detective, who appears in more than 80 of his novels, Gardner (1889-1970) also wrote a series of novels featuring District Attorney Doug Selby and 29 books featuring detective Bertha Cool and legalist Donald Lam (under the pseudonym A.A. Fair). The prolific author, whose books have sold hundreds of millions of copies, also wrote Western novels, science fiction, short stories and articles. Gardner was also creator of the Perry Mason TV series (1957-1966), appearing in one episode as a judge. Vertical fold crosses "St" of signature. Pinhead sized stain in blank left margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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