GEORGE JEAN NATHAN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1931 - HFSID 286557
GEORGE JEAN NATHAN ALS on his personal letterhead, informing a writer than Nathan has sent his manuscript to (H. L.) Mencken in Baltimore Autograph Letter signed: "George", 1 page, 5x½x8½ letter stapled to a 8½x11 paper (2 surfaces). New York, N. Y.
Sale Price $162.00
GEORGE JEAN NATHAN
ALS on his personal letterhead, informing a writer than Nathan has sent his manuscript to (H. L.) Mencken in Baltimore
Autograph Letter signed: "George", 1 page, 5x½x8½ letter stapled to a 8½x11 paper (2 surfaces). New York, N. Y. dated (unknown hand) 1931 September 24. Drama critic and editor George Jean Nathan (1882-1958) published several collections of his critical essays on theater. The learned, cynical Nathan made a natural partner for nationally prominent Baltimore Sun journalist H. L. Mencken; together they co-edited The Smart Set (from 1914) and co-founded The American Mercury in 1924. By the time he wrote this letter, Nathan was no longer editing The American Mercury, but Mencken remained with the (still prestigious) publication until 1933. This letter probably concerned, therefore, a submission to the Mercury, although Nathan and Mencken had other collaborations. George Jean Nathan, who had a reputation as a ladies man, was the model for waspish theater critic Addison DeWitt, who squires starlet Marilyn Monroe in the film All About Eve. Two staples at top edge. One horizontal fold crease. Two filing holes at left edge. Fine condition.
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