FAITH BALDWIN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1953 - HFSID 297631
Sale Price $288.00
Long letter describing her new home, her everyday life, and her forthcoming books
Typed Letter signed: "Faith Baldwin", 3 pages, 6x7½. Norwalk, Connecticut. Accompanied by original mailing envelope addressed in signer's hand. To John Fischbach, Phoenix, Arizona, in full: "We have moved as you see; moved June 29th and are surrounded by working installing a new heating system; this is a very small place compared to the one we sold, about 10 rooms instead of 22 (in the main house there) 6 acres instead of 25. But the children have all gone3; the 2 married are far away, Michigan and Nashville; the younger boy works now after college graduation in New York, home some weekends, my younger girl his twin, is living and working in Denver; so their godmother and I are alone. I have only a short time to do mail, as I have been ill with wicked poison ivy and am just back at desk and must go on with my book & income tax. My serious book came out in Feb and has been for weeks a modest best seller; the title is The Whole Armor; I wish you would read it; I am nw writing another much harder and I fear it won't have the appeal; at year's end I go back to magazine work. I have had a TV show since Jan., which is on the American Broadcasting Network, alternate Saturday mornings from 12:30 to one. However I am skipping the 2 Sept. Shows and won't return to it (It goes on without me) till Oct 6th. It's a chore. No Hollywood at all alas except a short story which was bought, one of 3 by different writers and incorporated into a movie called Queen for a Day which I haven't seen. Yes I spent 9 weeks in Arizona in 44, near Phoenix and loved it. I love the desert anyway. They say Tucson is even better. Either would by very very hot in summer. Folks that can go to the mountains in summer, the business men weekends, anyway, air conditioned houses otherwise. There are mountains about 100 or so miles from Phoenix. No I haven't been to St Louis since I was a wee little child, during the World's Fair. The east is cold, of course, New England very cold. Even in southern Conn. we have zero and sub zero weather and lots of snow as a rule tho we have had some mild winters, milder I mean. We had 36 inches of snow in our back yard one Dec 26th; lots of ice always but last year was fairly mild, I managed to get to the city for my show but temps below freezing obtain much of th time to I recall one Xmas when it was 50! It is also damp, but not as damp as in New York City. We are north and east of New York. I haven't written much had a story in August Good Housekeeping; have a one shot coming in Oct. American and a story or two, later in Woman's Home Comp but much of what I did write didn't sell. So back I go to it after year's end; now I am writing my hard book after 5 years thought, as a gift, to me from myself. This is a sweet old house about 1800 and if we ever get settled we will love it. Sincerely yours". Faith Baldwin (1893-1978) wrote more than 85 books, including over 60 novels, mostly light fiction for female audiences. Her popularity peaked during the Depression, when many of her works appeared in serial and movie form. She wrote a column for Woman's Day magazine, and hosted a radio and later TV program, Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre. Multiple mailing folds. Top edge frayed. Otherwise, fine condition.
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