Typed Letter Signed / Inscribed Photograph Signed: BROOKS, George S. (1895-?)

Typed Letter Signed / Inscribed Photograph Signed

BROOKS, George S. (1895-?)

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From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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American editor, author and playwright well known for his many "Saturday Evening Post" appearances. TLS, 1p, 8¼" X 11", Groton, NY, 1956 October 5. Addressed to George Gianetti. Very good. Bit of wear; minor tape stains on verso. Delightful note to an admirer: "While I hope you live as long as I have and longer, I hope you won't get as beat-up looking and feeling. There must be some way of avoiding it, if you begin young. some 20 years ago, a magazine editor friend of mine asked me for a photo to run with some advertising. I sent him the best I had. Then he wrote back. asking me if I didn't have one with hair on. Since I was bald before I ever met him, I decided to really surprise him. So I went to a photographer and had a picture made with hair on my head. Around the Saturday Evening Post editorial rooms, this was considered rather funny. here is one of them. Like the girl who wasn't named Miss America, I wish I were better looking." Bold full signature. Accompanied by the aforementioned photograph: IPS, 10" X 8", n.p., n.y. Very good. Absolutely delightful closeup of a very bald Brooks in pullover sweater and tie at the right, facing left and looking into a small wall mirror (which faces the photo's viewer) -- in which Brooks' reflection WITH A FULL HEAD OF HAIR gazes out! A superb example of dark room trickery. In a light area of his sweater at the photo's lower right, he boldly inscribes and signs in black ink: "For / George Gianetti / with my best wishes / Geo S Brooks." The most fun and unusual signed photograph we've ever handled -- and we've handled a great many. Bookseller Inventory # 31339

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Binding: Soft cover

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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