Fitzgerald, F. Scott C. 1925; letter laid into copy of "This Side of Paradise" (spine perished)
Lot 5369
FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. 1896-1940. Autograph letter Signed ("F. Scott Fitzgerald"), 1 p recto only, 8vo, Villa St. Louis, Juan-les-Pins, France, n.d. [but 1926], to Julian L. Spectre,
Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. 1896-1940.
Autograph letter Signed ("F. Scott Fitzgerald"), 1 p recto only, 8vo, Villa St. Louis, Juan-les-Pins, France, n.d. [but 1926], to Julian L. Spectre, horizontal and vertical folding creases, tear where folds meet at center, tear to right margin touching signature, toned, mounted to the front free-endpaper of Spectre's copy of a later (1925) printing of This Side of Paradise (textblock separated from boards, spine chipped).

Fitzgerald responds to what was evidently an inquiry into the possibility of mounting a stage version of This Side of Paradise. He writes, "Unfortunately Famous-Players own the film rights ... incidentally they bought it for Glenn Hunter - and without the film right [sic] it is very difficult to interest a manager in a play. Don't you agree with me that it doesn't look hopeful?" The Fitzgeralds rented the house at Juan-Les-Pins (on the French Riviera) from May or June to December 1926.
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