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Helene Hanff Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

HELENE HANFF
Born: April 15, 1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: April 9, 1997 in New York City, New York
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Helene Hanff (1917-1997) earned a living as a TV screenwriter and freelance writer for magazines while trying unsuccessfully for many years to get her plays published.  In 1949, she began a 20-year correspondence with a second-hand bookstore in London. Her letters to the bookstore, many of which were vivid descriptions of life in New York City, was published in 1970 as 84 Charing Cross Road, achieving great success. A BBC dramatization appeared in 1975, and the following year a theatre version began a long, successful run in London. A film version of the work, starring Anne Bancroft as Hanff and Anthony Hopkins as her London correspondent Frank Doel, appeared in 1986. Hanff's other writings include The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, Letter from New York, and an autobiography, Underfoot in Show Business and several children's books. She wrote multiple drafts of a work revealing a love affair with a famous American, but the book was never published nor the name of the lover revealed.
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84-Charing-Cross-Road - Writing (December 7, 1982 - February 27, 1983)
  • HELENE HANFF - AUTOGRAPH LETTER DOUBLE SIGNED 10/10/1977  - HFSID 73562
    HELENE HANFF The 84 Charing Cross Road author signs her name twice in card to California colleague in brown ink Autograph letter signed: "H H" and "Hanff" (in return address) in brown ink. 5½x3¼ postcard addressed to Ms.

    Sale Price $270.00

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  • HELENE HANFF - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 73564
    HELENE HANFF The 84 Charing Cross Road author discusses an upcoming book project with a California colleague, signs name in brown ink Autograph letter signed: "Helene Hanff" in brown ink. 3¼x5½ postcard addressed to Ms. Constance Spencer of San Francisco, California; postmarked July 5, 1974 in New York City, New York.

    Sale Price $270.00

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  • HELENE HANFF - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 73560
    HELENE HANFF The author of 84 Charing Cross Road writes to agent about the re-release of her book and wishes her a Merry Christmas, signs name in brown ink Autograph letter signed: "Helene Hanff" in brown ink.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • HELENE HANFF - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/10/1977  - HFSID 73565
    HELENE HANFF The American playwright and author writes to friend, thanking her for the A.L. Rowse book about Elizabethan England, signs name in black ink Autograph Letter signed: "Helene Hanff" in black ink.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • HELENE HANFF - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/28/1977  - HFSID 73561
    HELENE HANFF The American author discusses the release of her book Apple of My Eye in letter to colleague, signs name in blue ink Autograph letter signed: "Helene Hanff" in blue ink. 5½x3¼ postcard addressed to Constance Spencer Books of San Francisco, California; postmarked July 28, 1977 in New York City, New York.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • HELENE HANFF - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/10/1976  - HFSID 73559
    HELENE HANFF The famed playwright and writer sends letter her San Francisco agent, informing her of the "death" of her latest book, signs name in brown ink Autograph letter signed: "Helene Hanff" in brown ink.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • HELENE HANFF - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/31/1977  - HFSID 73554
    HELENE HANFF The 84 Charing Cross author writes to colleague about her books and advertisements, signs name in brown ink Autograph letter signed: "Helene" in brown ink. 1 page front and verso, 6x7. Written on personal letterhead. Original envelope included. Addressed to Ms. Constance Spencer of San Francisco, California.

    Sale Price $270.00

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  • HELENE HANFF - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1976  - HFSID 73558
    HELENE HANFF The popular New York playwright and author writes to colleague, updating her on her writing, signs name in brown ink Autograph letter signed: "H H" in brown ink. 5½x3½ postcard, postmarked New York City, New York, December 13, 1976. Addressed to Constance Spencer of San Francisco, California.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • HELENE HANFF - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1980  - HFSID 73557
    HELENE HANFF The 84 Charing Cross author writes to her agent in San Francisco about her upcoming appearance, signs name in blue ink Autograph letter signed: "Helene Hanff" in blue ink. 5½x3½ postcard postmarked New York City, New York, November 14, 1980.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

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