Jun 15, 2023 - Sale 2641

Sale 2641 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
TO HAL PRINCE (PRINCE, HAROLD--THEATER.) Group of 10 letters or notes Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, to Harold Prince by performers or politicians. Together 11 pages, 4to or smaller; RFK mounted and markedly dampstained, Rockefeller and Mitchell mounted. Vp, 1961-98

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Robert F. Kennedy. TLS, celebrating the passage in 1965 of the National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities Act and saluting him and his colleagues. New York, 18 January 1966 • Moss Hart. TLS, "Moss," considering his proposal to adapt [Thomas Mann's] Felix Krull into a musical and explaining that he is busy with a new comedy [Camelot]. [Long Beach, NJ], 1 August 1961 • Ingmar Bergman. TLS, "Ingmar," praising his version of A Little Night Music. Fårö, 9 December 1973 • Nelson A. Rockefeller. TLS, praising the League of New York Theatres. Albany, 21 February 1966 • Helen Hayes. ALS, declining his invitation to perform "because I really did come to the end of the line in my theatre career a couple of years ago" and praising A Little Night Music. Np, 14 September 1973 • Jacob Javits. TLS, "Sincerely, / Jack," thanking him for contributing "significantly to the result on Election Day." Washington, 9 December 1968 • Uta Hagen (2). Each Signed, "Uta": ANS, thanking for his letter and, in a postscript: "I met you when you were 19, I think at your house through my dear friend & doctor Joseph Kaldor. I still think of you that way"; ALS, informing him that his letter is getting framed next to one from Einstein. Np, [26 October 1995]; 25 October 1996 George J. Mitchell. TLS, "George Mitchell," expressing thankfulness at a successful negotiation. Np, 17 June 1998 • Lotte Lenya Weill-Detwiler. TLS, "Lenya," praising his direction of Candide. New York, 3 April 1974.
With--Hubert Humphrey. Typed letter bearing Autopen signature, to "Dear Mr. and Mrs. Prince," expressing delight at the Arts Council dinner and characterizing the event as "the tinsel on the Christmas tree." 1 page, 4to, "Vice President" stationery. Washington, 22 December 1966.
Provenance: From the family of Harold Prince.