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Item 2124 - Lillian Hellman Typed Letter Signed Catalog 447 (Feb 2015)

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American playwright and screenwriter (1905–1984) best known for such classics as The Children’s Hour, The Little Foxes, and Watch on the Rhine. TLS, one page, 5.25 x 6.5, personal letterhead, January 10, 1952. Letter to Mr. Fetters, in part: “I have never thought of writing a play with a Jewish theme for the very simple reason that I don’t think of plays as themes…but maybe, some day. ” Double-matted and framed with a bust-length portrait of Hellman to an overall size of 18 x 13.5. In fine condition. Two years after this letter was written, Hellman declined the chance to adapt Anne Franks’s Diary of a Young Girl for the stage, stating that ‘it would run one night because it would be deeply depressing’ and that the play would ‘need someone who has a much lighter touch.’ Under different direction, the 1955 Broadway adaptation earned Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett the Tony Award for Best Play. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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