MARGARET MITCHELL - COLLECTION - HFSID 258723
MARGARET MITCHELL During World War II, she finds it strange that Swedes would go to the movies to see Gone With the Wind: "I should think [they]...would want to see something gay, such as the doings of Miss Ginger Rogers, rather than a grim story of death and destruction." Comprises: (1) Typed Letter Signed in type (not in ink):
Sale Price $6,400.00
During World War II, she finds it strange that Swedes would go to the movies to see Gone With the Wind: "I should think [they]...would want to see something gay, such as the doings of Miss Ginger Rogers, rather than a grim story of death and destruction."
Comprises: (1) Typed Letter Signed in type (not in ink): "M.M.", with three ink corrections in her hand, 3p, 7¼x10½. Atlanta, Georgia, 1944 February 23. To Doctor C.E. Mayos, East Moline State Hospital, East Moline, Illinois. In part: "My spinal injury is an old one caused by a drunken driver running into the back of our car...I have had considerable trouble during these crowded years since 'Gone With the Wind' was published, as it was necessary to be on my feet a great deal and a twenty-hour day was the usual day for me...A friend of mine in the diplomatic service in Sweden has just sent me a large souvenir program of 'Gone With the Wind' done in colors. It contains pictures of the actors, scenes from the film and a picture of me. It seems so strange to see words beneath my picture and not be able to read them. It seems stranger still to know that the story of an almost forgotten American war should be shown in Sweden in the midst of the world's worst war. I should think that the Swedes who are walking the tightrope of neutrality would want to see something gay, such as the doings of Miss Ginger Rogers, rather than a grim story of death and destruction...." Lightly creased. Paper clip rust stain at upper margin of first page, paper clip impressions on remaining pages. Light stain at upper right edge of last page. Overall, fine condition. With original envelope with postmarked 3-cent "Win the War" stamp. Lightly soiled and stained. Top edge torn from opening. Accompanied by two unsigned original delivery copies of telegrams from Margaret Mitchell Marsh to her first book reviewer, Edwin Granberry. (2) 1p, 8x6½. Atlanta, Georgia, 1936 October 26. In full: "Edwin what a marvelous story but you will never get to Heaven if you keep up such loving perjury I love this and I thank you a thousand times I have certainly been blessed in my friends Love to you both". Creased, folds, browned, tape remnants at margins. (3) 1p, 7½x6½. Atlanta, Georgia, 1937 July 30. In full: "Leave Atlanta Sunday night Arrive Tampa Eight Monday morning Will try to connect with Eight Forty bus for Sarasota. If I miss it will take next bus and meet you in bus station at Sarasota Love". Creased, folds, browned, stained. Tears at lower right area repaired with plastic tape. Four items.
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