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F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lot 0493 Details

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Uncommon ALS, one page, 7.5 x 9.5, no date but circa 1922. Letter to "Miss Marshall," the journalist Marguerite Mooers Marshall, who published an interview with Fitzgerald in the New York Evening World on April 1, 1922. Written from his home at "626 Goodrich Ave, St. Paul, Minn," in full: "I liked your interview immensely. Thank you for the publicity which it gave me—but mostly for the interest which inspired you to write it." Nicely matted with an image of the dust jacket for The Beautiful and Damned, which was newly published at the time of Fitzgerald's interview, to an overall size of 19 x 15. In fine condition.
In Fitzgerald's interview with Marshall, he discusses the Jazz Age culture that served to inspire much of his body of work, observing: 'New York is going crazy! When I was here a year ago I thought we'd seen the end of night life. But now it's going on as it never was before Prohibition. I'm confident that you can find anything here that you find in Paris. Everybody is drinking harder—that's sure. Possessing liquor is a proof of respectability, of social position…Prohibition, it seems to me, is having simply a ruinous effect on young men.' The interview also quoted a passage from The Beautiful and Damned, for which Scribners had mounted a publicity campaign; Fitzgerald's second novel sold well enough to put 50,000 copies into print. A fabulous autograph letter from the great American writer.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald

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0493: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Est. $5,000 - $7,000Starting Price $500
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Lot 0493 Details

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Uncommon ALS, one page, 7.5 x 9.5, no date but circa 1922. Letter to "Miss Marshall," the journalist Marguerite Mooers Marshall, who published an interview with Fitzgerald in the New York Evening World on April 1, 1922. Written from his home at "626 Goodrich Ave, St. Paul, Minn," in full: "I liked your interview immensely. Thank you for the publicity which it gave me—but mostly for the interest which inspired you to write it." Nicely matted with an image of the dust jacket for The Beautiful and Damned, which was newly published at the time of Fitzgerald's interview, to an overall size of 19 x 15. In fine condition.
In Fitzgerald's interview with Marshall, he discusses the Jazz Age culture that served to inspire much of his body of work, observing: 'New York is going crazy! When I was here a year ago I thought we'd seen the end of night life. But now it's going on as it never was before Prohibition. I'm confident that you can find anything here that you find in Paris. Everybody is drinking harder—that's sure. Possessing liquor is a proof of respectability, of social position…Prohibition, it seems to me, is having simply a ruinous effect on young men.' The interview also quoted a passage from The Beautiful and Damned, for which Scribners had mounted a publicity campaign; Fitzgerald's second novel sold well enough to put 50,000 copies into print. A fabulous autograph letter from the great American writer.

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