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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS)
[@1932]. Letter. Fine. Fine and scarce holograph letter on 7-1/4" x 10-1/4" personal stationery to Aurora with a SIGNED holograph postscript at the top of the letter by Runyon's new wife Patrice. Mr. Runyon, in full: "You will never know how happy it made us to hear from you. We have often talked about you and wondered where you were. Thanks for your congratulations [on Runyon's marriage]. We would have let you know long ago if we had known your address. We may come to Europe next spring and will come to see you. We spent our honeymoon in California. Patrice is fine and prettier than ever, if that is possible. Am so glad you are established again and hope you have much success. With love from us both." SIGNED in full by Runyon. Letters by Runyon are quit uncommon and when found are usually typed. This letter fills an entire page with Runyon's writing which for the most part is very dark with the ink light in a few places. Damon Runyon gained recognition as a baseball columnist, beginning in 1911, with a knack for spotting the eccentric and the unusual, on the field and in the stands, and is credited with revolutionizing the way the game was covered. He was inducted into the writers' wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967 and is also a member of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame. He is best known though for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway, including the two that served as the basis for the musical GUYS AND DOLLS. Runyon's first marriage fell apart while he was becoming infatuated with a Mexican girl, the Patrice of this letter, whom he had first met while covering the Pancho Villa raids in 1916. This second marriage ended in 1946 shortly before Runyon's death from throat cancer at the age of 66. His ashes were scattered from an airplane over Broadway by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.
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