FRANK SCULLY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/15/1938 - HFSID 31740
FRANK SCULLY Variety columnist Frank Scully wrote this letter on his personalized "Bedside Manor" stationery to fellow columnist Louis Sobol in 1938. In it, he scolded Sobol for leaving Holylwood for New York without visiting him.
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Variety columnist Frank Scully wrote this letter on his personalized "Bedside Manor" stationery to fellow columnist Louis Sobol in 1938. In it, he scolded Sobol for leaving Holylwood for New York without visiting him. Scully is best remembered for his 1950 book Behind the Flying Saucers, about a supposed flying saucer crash in Aztec, New Mexico.
Autograph letter signed "Sempre FS" in pencil. Pencil marks on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 8x9¾, on Scully's personalized Bedside Manor stationery. Aug. 15, 1938. In full: "Dear Louis:- 'They say' you ' ve gone back to N.Y. So again I dont [sic] see you. You know, Louis,this cant [sic] go on forever. Jim Tally's plus beau geste is the talk of the town and everybody says you wrote it! More fun. But my opponent has not spent $8000 for bill board as his answer to an unkept press. Merci mille fois.(Sue and I'll settle for half a million.)". "Louis" is probably New York journalist LOUIS SOBOL (1896-1986), who 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. American journalist FRANK SCULLY (1892-1964) was a columnist for Variety magazine in the 1940s and 1950s, but is chiefly remembered today for his 1950 book Behind the Flying Saucers, in which he claimed that four flying saucers had crashed in New Mexico, including one - possibly the most famous of the four - that crashed in New Mexico in 1948. The magazine True reported in 1952 that two of the scientists that Scully used as sources - Silas Newton and "Dr. Gee", identified as Leo GeBauer - were actually con men who claimed to have created a device for finding gold and oil that used UFO technology. In rebuttal, Scully claimed that Dr. Gee was actually a composite of many sources familiar with the Aztec, New Mexico crash and reiterated his belief in the incident's veracity in his 1963 book Armour Bright. He also authored the somewhat less controversial book Fun in Bed - about keeping yourself amused during convalescence and not what you think - and numerous sequels. Lightly toned and creased. Missing corners. Light tears in all edges. Folded thrice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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