Lot 279: Faulkner, William



2015-09-16 14:06:54

Lot 279: Faulkner William: (1897-1962) American Writer, Nobel Prize Winner For Literature, 1949. Autograph Telegram Signed, Bill, In Capital Letters, One Page, Oblong 8Vo, Paris, N.D. (C.1955?), To Howard Hawks In Cairo, Egypt. The Partially Printed Telegram Is Neatly Completed In Ink By Faulkner, Entirely In Capital Letters, And States, In Full, 'Booked N.Y. 19 April Unless I Hear From You. Of Course Will Stay Here On Call Or Meet You At Need If Notified Tel No.' The Writer Has Also Penned His Name ('William Faulkner') In Ink At The Base, Along With His Address At The Hotel De Beaujolais In Paris. A Rare Autograph With An Interesting Association. A Couple Of Very Small, Extremely Minor Tears To The Edges, Not Affecting The Text Or Signature, Otherwise Vg Howard Hawks (1896-1977) American Film Director, Academy Award Winner. Hawks Employed Faulkner As A Screenwriter In Hollywood, And The Two Men Became Friends, Sharing A Passion For Drinking And Hunting. Indeed, Hawks' Brother, The American Film Producer William Hawks (1901-1969), Became Faulkner'S Hollywood Agent And The Writer Himself Conducted An Affair With Meta Carpenter, Hawks' Secretary And Script Girl. In 1955 Hawks Produced And Directed The Epic Film Land Of The Pharaohs Starring Jack Hawkins And Joan Collins. Much Of The Film Was Shot On Location In Egypt, And The Present Telegram Most Likely Dates From The Time Of Filming. The Movie Was Hawks' Final Collaboration With Faulkner Before The Author'S Death.] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £600-800
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