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Margaret Mitchell Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

MARGARET MITCHELL
Born: November 8, 1900 in Atlanta, Georgia
Died: August 16, 1949 in Atlanta, Georgia
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MARGARET MITCHELL (1900-1949) had won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, Gone With the Wind, the day before she wrote this letter. Mitchell, who had begun writing her epic about the Civil War and Reconstruction South in 1926, finally submitted her manuscript to Macmillian Company in 1935. Uncertain of its literary merit, she was delighted when they accepted it and launched a major advertising campaign while Mitchell reworked the manuscript. Mitchell was stunned when the book, released in 1936, sold over 1.3 million copies in its first year. EDWIN GRANBERRY, a book reviewer and critic with the New York "Evening Sun", had written the first review that Mitchell had read upon the release of GWTW (June 1936). Granberry compared her epic to Tolstoy's War and Peace and predicted its literary recognition by the Pulitzer Foundation. Mitchell was so impressed by the review that she wrote to thank him, pouring out her personal feelings about her book, which would be her only published novel, and beginning a lifelong friendship with Granberry and his wife, MABEL. She had been introduced to HERSHEL BRICKELL by Granberry. Bricknell was another literary critic who had praised her book, at a literary retreat at Blowing Rock, North Carolina, to which she had been invited by Granberry, who felt she needed a refuge from her sudden fame. Mitchell faced another wave of public adulation in 1939, when the David O. Selznick film based on her novel was released.
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  • Typed letter from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author of Gone With the Wind, to Edwin Granberry (and wife), who wrote one of the first good reviews of her book. She discusses how sorry she is for not writing them sooner describing herself as "oafish of oafs", explaining how busy she has become and will send a lengthier letter when the time is allowed read more...

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  • 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): read more...

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  • Unsigned 1942 typed letter from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, to Edwin Granberry, who wrote one of the first good reviews of her book. In it, she discusses how the war was affecting her and her friends, including Granberry, who was considering joining the Navy, Collier's literary editor Kenneth Littauer and critic Herschell Brickell. A fascinating letter with numerous references to Mitchell's wartime activities and circle of literary friends! Accompanied by an undated letter to Granberry by Littauer. read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL Two pages of a letter, describing the impact of World War II on her daily life and welcoming the diminished public interest in her as an author/celebrity. Typed Letter Fragment signed: "Margaret", 2 pages present, 7¼x10½, Place and date missing but probably Atlanta, Georgia, circa 1942. read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL Writing to friend and fellow author Edwin Granberry, she complains of the constant invasions of her privacy following publication of Gone With the Wind; Typed Letter signed: "Margaret", 1 page, 7¼x10½. read more...

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  • Letter to friend and fellow author Edwin Granberry about her pending visit, delayed by a extortion threat!. Granberry's glowing review had been one of the first signs that Gone With the Wind would prove a literary classic. read more...

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  • The year the film version of her Gone with the Wind premiered (1939), Mitchell signed this typed letter, forwarding with skeptical comments a letter she had received. Framed with 2 pictures of Mitchell to an overall size of 29½x18. read more...

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  • Writing the year she won the Pulitzer Prize for Gone With the Wind, Mitchell writes to Edwin Granberry, who had written the first glowing review of the novel and would become her dear friend. She is eager to meet Collier's fiction editor Kenneth Littauer, who is visiting Granberry. Granberry has typed his own explanatory note in the lower margin. read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL Letter to friend and fellow author Edwin Granberry, mentioning several other writers. Typed Letter signed: "Margaret", 2p, 7¼x10½. Atlanta, Georgia, 1939 January 5. On personal letterhead to Mabel and Edwin (Granberry). read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL Typed letter (with handwritten postscript) to friend and fellow author Edwin Granberry, discussing authors and publishers. Typed Letter signed: "Margaret", 2 pages (front and verso), 7½x10. Atlanta, 1941 January 18. read more...

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  • Lengthy letter to her friend Edwin Granberry, discussing her husband's heart attack, and bitterly criticizing Bennett Cerf for claiming she was jealous of Kathleen Winsor (author of Forever Amber) read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL She writes to close friend and fellow author Edwin Granberry about his new play, and mentions several prominent US actors and writers, including Alexander Woolcott and the Lunts. Typed Letter signed: "Margaret", 2 pages (front and verso), 7¼x10½. Atlanta, Georgia, 1941 February 3. read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL Wry observations about her new literary fame: "I suppose I shall have to get resigned to all these people who turn up claiming to be my good friends." Typed Letter signed: "Margaret", 1p, 7¼x10½. Atlanta, Georgia, 1937 February 5. On personal letterhead to Edwin (Granberry). read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL She writes to friend Edwin Granberry about the wild rumors circulating about her, including the "Reno divorce" which will come as a surprise to the man who "sleeps in my bed". Typed Letter signed: "Margaret," 1p, 7x11. Atlanta, Georgia, 1937 February 17. read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL The author of Gone With the Wind thanks her friend, literary critic Edwin Granberry, for the favorable review and discusses her good health, signs name in black ink Typed letter signed: "Margaret", 1p, 7x11. Atlanta, Georgia, 1937 March 8. On her personal letterhead to Edwin. read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL Letter to friends about family illnesses: "It seems to me that the Granberrys have suffered all the plagues of Egypt." Typed Letter signed: "Margaret", 1p, 7¼x10½. Atlanta, Georgia, 1941 March 24. On personal letterhead to Mabel and Edwin (Granberry). read more...

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  • The author of Gone With the Wind writes defensively about the South's reaction to a quite different novel about the region, Strange Fruit. The lengthy letter to friend and fellow author Edwin Granberry discusses literary friends, and the travails of everyday life in wartime America read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL Returning from a vacation, she finds her house burglarized. Typed Letter signed: "Margaret", 1p, 7¼x10½. Atlanta, Georgia, 1938 April 12. On personal letterhead to Mabel and Edwin (Granberry). Minor ink correction to typed text. read more...

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  • Her typed and signed 1937 letter upon learning that Gone With the Wind had won the Pulitzer Prize, addressed to the literary critic who had first predicted that it would, framed with her picture in the Gallery of History style to 30x22. read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL Letter to fellow author and literary booster Edwin Granberry, accepting congratulations for her Pulitzer Prize but expressing a desire to preserve at least a little personal privacy. Typed Letter signed: "Margaret", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Atlanta, Georgia, 1937 May 12. read more...

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  • Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, signed this letter, typed on her personalized stationery in Altanta, Georgia in 1943 to Edwin Granberry, who wrote one of the first good reviews of her book. In it, she discusses a recent back operation and how the war was affecting her and her husband, and she implores Granberry not to enter the Navel Reserve. read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL Re: winning the Pulitzer Prize and "the untiring efforts of strangers and chance acquaintances to exploit me...." TLS: "Margaret", 1¼p, 7x11, separate sheets. Atlanta, Georgia, 1937 May 25. To Edwin. read more...

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  • The year she received the Pulitzer Prize for Gone With the Wind, she writes of fending off law suits, including a plagiarism suit, and desires to visit friends in Florida only if her visit can be kept secret from reporters and autograph seekers. read more...

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  • Writing to friend and literary ally Edwin Granberry the year she won the Pulitzer Prize, she declares herself "yearning for battle" against "lawsuits, racketeers and chiselers". The author of Gone With the Wind laments that "there are so few novels about happy married life." read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL She thanks an Atlanta man for his interest in Gone With the Wind. TLS: "Margaret Mitchell Marsh", 1p, 4x5. Atlanta, 1941 August 27. To Mr. Henry Hambrick, Atlanta. In full: "Thank you so much for the interest in 'Gone With the Wind' which made you call on me". read more...

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  • She writes of preparations to christen the new US Navy cruiser Atlanta. The ship would see valiant surface in the Pacific before being sunk at Guadalcanal. Mitchell then led a war bond drive to raise money for a new Atlanta, which she would also christen. read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL. The author of Gone With the Wind recommends a young man who wishes a part in the movie version to go directly to New York to "present himself personally" to the Selznick Company. TLS: "Margaret", 1p, 7x11. Atlanta, Georgia, 1937 September 14. read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL Long personal letter to friend and fellow author Edwin Granberry, mentioning several literary friends and the exigencies of life in wartime Typed Letter signed: "Margaret", 3 pages, 7¼x10. Atlanta, Georgia, 1942 September 21. read more...

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  • MARGARET MITCHELL Letter to Edwin Granberry, filled with references to books and news of other authors Typed Letter signed "Margaret", 1p, 7½x10½. Atlanta, Georgia, 1943 September 21. read more...

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  • Pleased that friend and fellow author Edwin Granberry is writing again, she shares with him her relief that the frenzy over the movie version of her book has abated with the outbreak of war: "The world has far more important things to think about these days than me." Several other literary notables are mentioned in this letter. read more...

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