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SINCLAIR LEWIS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 12/25/1945 - HFSID 293732

 
SINCLAIR LEWIS
The first American recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature signs a note on his personal letterhead.
Autograph Note signed: "To Ralph Ward Christmas 45 Sinclair Lewis", 7¼x4 page on his personal letterhead. Previously affixed to an 8½x11 page with a magazine image of Lewis affixed above (three surfaces). Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951), the first U.S. winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1930), include Main Street (1920) and Babbitt (1922), both nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, Arrowsmith (1926 Pulitzer Prize, refused), Elmer Gantry (1927) and Dodsworth (1929). Lewis, who also wrote a number of plays, acted in some of them. From the personal collection of Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009). Ward, a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II, went on to become President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Adhesive residue on verso (showing through to front, not affecting signature). Two vertical folds. Otherwise, fine condition.


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SINCLAIR LEWIS
Born: February 7, 1885 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota
Died: January 10, 1951 in Rome, Lazio, Italy


Film Credits
1988 The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (Other), 1970 Bongo (Writer), 1968 Shadow on the Land (Writer), 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (Writer), 1960 Elmer Gantry (Writer), 1958 Majest├Ąt auf Abwegen (Writer), 1956 Producers' Showcase (Writer), 1956 General Electric Theater (Writer), 1955 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (Writer), 1955 Matinee Theatre (Writer), 1954 Ponds Theater (Writer), 1953 Medallion Theatre (Writer), 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (Writer), 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (Writer), 1950 The Prudential Family Playhouse (Writer), 1950 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (Writer), 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (Writer), 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (Writer), 1948 Love of a Clown - Pagliacci (Writer), 1947 Fun & Fancy Free (Writer), 1947 Cass Timberlane (Writer), 1947 Bongo (Writer), 1944 This Is the Life (Writer), 1940 Untamed (Writer), 1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (in person), 1936 I Married a Doctor (Writer), 1936 Dodsworth (Writer), 1934 Babbitt (Writer), 1933 Ann Vickers (Writer), 1931 Newly Rich (Writer), 1931 Arrowsmith (Writer), 1926/II Camille (Performer), 1926 Mantrap (Writer), 1924 Babbitt (Writer), 1923 The Ghost Patrol (Writer), 1923 Main Street (Writer), 1922 Free Air (Writer), 1919 The Unpainted Woman (Writer), 1916 Nature Incorporated (Writer), 1916 Nature Incorporated (Performer)


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