LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/30/1929 - HFSID 22857
Sale Price $405.00
Stokowski signed this typed letter on Philadelphia Orchestra letterhead to Samuel Johnson Woolf of the New York Times in 1929, asking to postpone a request by Woolf. Woolf did celebrity interviews for the Times, including a piece on Albert Einstein.
Typed letter signed "Leopold Stokowski" in black crayon. 1 page, 8¼x10¾, on Philadelphia Orchestra letterhead with Stokowski as a conductor. Oct. 30, 1929. Addressed to Mr. S. J. Woolf, Sunday Department, The New York Times, Times Square, New York City. In full: "Dear Mr. Woolf - I should like to do what you request, - if you would be willing to do it a little later on. At present I have too much work. I had already read and enjoyed your article about Einstein. I greatly enjoy and value the Sunday magazine and book sections of the New York Times, and read them every week. When I was in India and Java and Persia,I had it sent to me there. May I write to you again in a few weeks, when the work is lighter? Yours sincerely, LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI". SAMUEL JOHNSON WOOLF (1880-1948) was an artist and correspondent for Collier's and the New York Times. He began combining his portraits with interviews in the New York Times in 1923. LEOPOLDSTOKOWSKI (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 soiled and creased. Paperclip impression in upper left corner. Folded once horizontally and twice vertically and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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