FORREST R. GOWEN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/18/1954 - HFSID 87724
FORREST R. GOWEN This letter to Louis Sobol mentioning how happy the writer was to read a story about his parents' anniversary is signed in blue ink Autograph letter signed: "Forrest R. Gowen" in blue ink. 6x8. Cheshire, Connecticut, December 18, 1954. Written to "Dear Mr.
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FORREST R. GOWEN This letter to Louis Sobol mentioning how happy the writer was to read a story about his parents' anniversary is signed in blue ink Autograph letter signed: "Forrest R. Gowen" in blue ink. 6x8. Cheshire, Connecticut, December 18, 1954. Written to "Dear Mr. Sobol" in full: "I have just finished reading your column in this morning's paper about your Mother and Father's Wedding Anniversary. It has been a long time since a newspaper has made me glow with the warmth of love and kindness as your article did. Thank you for writing to all of us, your readers, to let us share your happiness. When you next write your parents would you enclose this little note to them, please? Sincerely". Forrest R. Gowen (1922-1967) served with General Patton's Third Army in Europe during World War II and rose to the rank of sergeant. He taught physics and chemistry at the high school in Cheshire, Connecticut for 14 years before dying by suicide at the age of 44. New York journalist Louis Sobol (1896-1986) wrote a gossip-oriented entertainment column for 40 years, initially focused on the Broadway stage but also covering film and TV personalities for the New York Journal American. His books include The Longest Street, a Broadway memoir and Along the Broadway Beat. He retired in 1967. In 1947, Sobol, Earl Wilson of the New York Post and Abel Green, the editor of Variety, appeared in Copacabana, Groucho Marx's first solo film without his brothers. Sobol had again appeared as a reporter with Wilson and with Walter Winchell in College Confidential (1960). Lightly toned. Top and bottom edges frayed. Horizontal fold across center. Otherwise, fine condition.
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