Lot 277: ALS signed "Abbie," one page, 8.5 x 11, Festival of Life letterhead, November 12, 1968. Letter to Playboy executive Mike Laurence, in full: "Here is the letter. I can use the bread. $150.00 you said I am now talking to the Cuban Embassy & I'll know within a week about Cuban trip. I told them I might be writing for you & they were not upset. I would want to go the last 2 weeks in December in time for their 10th anniversary celebration on Jan. 1, 1969. I'll be in Chicago Legal Defense Comm. & I stand trial on the 25th." Stapled to the letter is a carbon copy response from Laurence stating that Playboy will send him a check if they publish his letter. In fine condition. On September 17, 1968, Hoffman was arrested at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after failing to appear in court for an arrest stemming from his involvement in inciting riots at the Democratic National Convention. The court date "on the 25th" resulted in the creation of the infamous Chicago Seven, a counterculture phenomenon in which Hoffman and six others were charged with conspiracy and other offenses related to the DNC riots. An exceptional letter from the notorious YIP leader.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469
Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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