ERSKINE CALDWELL - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/12/1979 - HFSID 18471
ERSKINE CALDWELL The author sends a typed letter to a collector saying that all he has of value to send is a piece of scratch paper Typed Letter Signed: "Erskine Caldwell", 1p, 5½x8½. Scottsdale, Arizona, 1979 July 12.
Sale Price $234.00
ERSKINE CALDWELL The author sends a typed letter to a collector saying that all he has of value to send is a piece of scratch paper Typed Letter Signed: "Erskine Caldwell", 1p, 5½x8½. Scottsdale, Arizona, 1979 July 12. On his personal "Scratch Pad", imprinted with his name at lower margin and an illustration of a man scratching his buttocks at upper left, to Maria Sanzaro. In full: "I am sorry I do not have anything of any value to send you. Perhaps this sheet from my scratch pad will be of some interest to you. I hope so." In 1941, Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) traveled to Russia through China with his then-wife, photographer Margaret Bourke-White, and the couple was present on July 22, 1941, when the first German bombs exploded over Moscow. In 1942, Caldwell, who had sent dispatches to CBS Radio as a war correspondent, published "Moscow Under Fire", an essay, and All Night Long, A Novel of Guerilla Warfare in Russia based on his experiences there. The writer of 25 novels, 150 short stories and 12 non-fiction books, Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) is best known for his depictions of poverty stricken blacks and whites in the South. His 1932 novel Tobacco Road (1932) became a long-running Broadway play and God's Little Acre (1933) sold over 14 million copies; both were made into feature films. In all, the prolific author sold some 80 million copies of his works in 43 languages! Lightly soiled at left margin. Fine condition.
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