Typed letter signed, one page, 8 x 10,75 inch, personal letterhead, (New York), 5.12.1962, reply letter to The Playmaker of Brooklyn Steinbeck reports on news, signed in blue ballpoint ink "John Steinbeck", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows John Steinbeck in a beautiful chest-up portrait (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with two horizontal letter folds and browning to the edges - in fine to very fine condition. Accompanied by the original envelope. "I was awfully glad to get your card which was forwarded to me from Sag Harbor. You have a good deal of news. Will the news that Tony had a baby girl interfere with his voice? Howie one can expect to be neurotic. Leaning over those drums will do it every time. The best news of all is that Eddie has finally wrenched the mute out of his trumpet. Remember the story I told you about the Negro boy whose grandfather told him he had to do something silly, so he took up the piano. You kids better start doing something loud and silly—the sillier, the better, as a matter of fact. You will get screams of pain right at first, but at least, they will be able to tell you from some of the others. Thanks for writing and good luck. Yours very sincerely - John Steinbeck"
|Profession||American author - winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature|
|Year of birth||1902|
|year of death||1968|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||8 x 10,75 inch (altogether 16,5 x 11,75)|
|Condition||fine to very fine|
|Type of Autograph||letters|