LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/21/1934 - HFSID 41954
Sale Price $405.00
Stokowski signed this typed letter in 1934 to author and screenwriter Anita Loos, author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, saying that he must spend the summer in Europe instead of California, as he planned.
Typed letter signed "Leopold Stokowski". 1 page, 7¾x10. May 21, 1934. Addressed to Miss Anita Loos, Beverly Hills, California. In full: "Dear Friend Something has happened so that I have to go to Europe in-stead of California this summer. I am terribly disappointed because my heart was on spending the whole summer in California and now I must postpone this and the ideas that we touched on in our last conversation. This is just to tell you why I am not going to California and to say how much I hope that later on we can continue our con-versation and develop the ideas. With friendliest greetings". ANITA LOOS (1893-1981, born in Sissons, California, now Mount Shasta, California) was an author and Hollywood screenwriter. She's probably best known for writing the novel Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which inspired two movies and a Broadway play, including the 1952 film adaptation starring Marilyn Monroe. LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI (1882-1977, born Leopold Antoni Stanislaw Boleslawawicz Stokowski in London England) conducted the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (1909-1912), Philadelphia Orchestra (1914-1936), N.Y. Symphony Orchestra (1944-1945) and Houston Symphony (1955-1962). He formed the American Symphony Orchestra in 1962. He was known for his lush interpretations of the classics and it was under his baton that the orchestra played the music for Disney's Fantasia (1940). Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Light impression in upper left corner. Folded in quarters and unfolded. Light tear in bottom edge along fold. Otherwise in fine condition.
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