- Author: Steinbeck, John.
2 pages. " ... My book [The Short Reign of Pippin IV] is crawling toward home plate on its hands and knees. It is a jewel of literature but ... difficult to pawn. It may also get me guillotined. The wedding [of Elaine's daughter Waverly Scott] goes on a week from Sunday. It is going to be only slightly less lavish than the aquacade. I protested against the bride and groom riding into the church on elephants but I was voted down. Miss Vanderbilt says ... "Elephants are always pleasant and if properly controlled give an overtone of good taste... more info
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One page, folio, on lined yellow paper, signed "John (Steinbeck)". To the famous New York theatre district restauranteur: "Dear Vincent, I can't tell you how grateful I am to you for your courtesy and genuine understanding....the quick closing of Burning Bright [it opened Oct. 18 and closed October 28] has had a great value for me because it brought forward great numbers of people who would not have waved their hands if we had had a success. This is more than worth while. Elaine and I are disappointed because we think it was a good play, but because we are... more info
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2 pages, on Steinbeck's usual ruled yellow paper, with original envelope hand-addressed to Bicknell. To his old friends who served as models for "Mack" and "Gay" in "Cannery Row" "Dear Gabe and Mack: "... thanks for holding up my end in an unfriendly society. That damn octopus, I want to remind you, was twice as big as I was and it had twelve arms. I am glad that in this age of incredulity, you two are upholding the ancient virtues of truth and modesty. I am content to leave my reputation for beauty and bravery in your hands. I have... more info
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One page. Writing his ex-wife, (their divorce had become final in October 1948), to sort out property: "I got back from Mexico [where he had been working on the script of Viva Zapata!] sooner than I had expected. The things sent to me had arrived in good order. I see that the poetry, classics, travel, drama, etc. which I have collected for years and which I need, are not included. May I have a letter from you saying that you do not intend to let me have them? You see I will need to replace them....It is interesting to me... more info
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Signed "John Foster Steinbeck". One page, folio, on his customary yellow lined paper. Requesting secretarial help from Elia Kazan's secretary. "You may have thought you were shut of me and good riddance, but no such luck. I am about to come back to New York like a new ice age. I have you to a slight extent cornered. Would you like to continue our gay association? Only this time you would get paid? I'm moving back to New York Sept 15. Pipe Dream goes into rehearsal the 22nd. There will be the usual correspondence and also the mss for... more info
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1956. Autograph manuscript. 3 pages, folio, on yellow lined paper, with a number of substantive corrections in Steinbeck's hand, and variances from the published text. Provoked by the Republican National Committee's announcement that an advertising agency will handle its 1956 presidential campaign, Steinbeck speculates on the virtues and dangers of the tactics: "The captive audience has been conditioned to buy Squeakies -- the body building bran dust. Then suddenly the message changes and they are told to vote for Elmer Flangdangle for Senator....There is a danger that they will buy a senator and vote for a cereal. It was no accident... more info
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New York: 1936. Marbled boards, cloth back, not issued in dust jacket, small rub at base of spine, otherwise fine. A separate printing of an episode from The Pastures of Heaven. From an edition of 370 copies, this is one of 50 with the imprint of the printer Elmer Adler, and has an ink presentation inscription on the colophon to the original recipient. ... more info
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(Steinbeck, John);Patrick, Ted.
New York: Random House, (1964). Cloth backed boards, fine, dust jacket slightly worn and age discolored. ... more info
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(Steinbeck,John) Jackson, Joseph Henry; Milne, A.A.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, (1940). Wrappers, nice ... more info
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