RAY BRADBURY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/05/1951 - HFSID 86001
Sale Price $360.00
Ray Bradbury sends a typed letter trying to trade original comic strips and saying that he is willing to pay $5.00 and trades for certain first editions.
Typed Letter Signed: "Ray Bradbury", 1p, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1951 October 5. Yo Gus Blaisdell. In full: "Glad o hear from you! Sorry, I haven't the PRINCE VALIANT comic book you mention; I only wish I did! You mention that you have about 15 Hal Foster TARZANS, including the first day. Are you speaking of Sunday color panels of TARZAN? What are the dates on the panels you own? And do you really have the very first Sunday color TARZAN that appeared some time in 1931 or 1932? I would like to listening [corrected in pencil by Bradbury in right margin LISTING] of the panels you have, for if they are ones I want I am prepared to pay $5.00 each for those I want, plus sending you old Prince Valiant panels in the ration of five PV's to your one TARXAN panel. Incidentally, your BUCK ROGERS comic is not a first comic, since it appeared in 1935. The color panels for BUCK ROGERS started in 1930 all over the country, but did not begin to appear in the Los Angeles Times until 1935, by which time Dick Calkins' drawing was degenerating. The daily Buck Rogers strip, of which I have complete file, began in 1928 and was well-drawn strip until about 1935 when it, too, began to degenerate. If you know where I can get any 1931 or 1932 or 1933 Buck Rogers Sunday panels, I'll pay $5.00 for them, plus trades. Let me hear from you about all of the above. Yours cordially," Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) is the favorite science fiction writer of many readers who don't normally like SF. Among his classic novels - all these became films - are The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man (1951), Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962). His Ray Bradbury Theater ran on TV from 1985 to 1992. The Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated writer won the Science Fiction Writers Association's Grand Master Award (1988) and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (2000). Fold creases through "d" of Bradbury. Fine condition.
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