HENRY MILLER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/24/1968 - HFSID 264369
Sale Price $765.00
The author signs a document assigning all rights to his work entitled "What Am I Doing Here", originally published in "Holiday" magazine, to its publisher, The Curtis Publishing Company
Document Signed: "Henry Miller" in ink on first page, 2p, 8½x14. Los Angeles, California, 1968 July 24. Notarized license agreement in which Miller assigns all rights to his work entitled "What Am I Doing Here", originally published in "Holiday" magazine, to its publisher, The Curtis Publishing Company. Lightly creased with folds. Staple holes at upper left. Fine condition. Accompanied by five typed letters (each 8½x11) from Curtis Publishing, dated between January 19-July16, 1968, referencing this piece. American author Henry Miller (1891-1980) is best known for his controversial 1934 novel, Tropic of Cancer, which along with Tropic of Capricorn, chronicled Miller's life as an expatriate in Paris (1930-1939). First published in France, the works resulted in a 30-year censorship debate in the U.S., which Miller finally won. While in Paris, Miller, the author of more than 36 works, became involved with married author Anais Nin. Ironically, it was Nin, not Miller who documented their romance, which inspired the 1992 film, Henry and June (June Edith Smith Mansfield, the second of Miller's five wives, also had an affair with Nin). At the time he wrote this autograph, Miller, who had helped to establish Big Sur as an artist's colony when he lived there from 1944-1963, was living in Pacific Palisades, California, where he died on June 7, 1980. Six items.
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