Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 193

Price Realized: $ 292
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(PUBLISHING.) Personal correspondence of Edward Anthony, publisher of Collier's. 189 items, mostly letters to Anthony, but also retained drafts of his outgoing correspondence and related ephemera; moderate wear. Vp, 1935-70

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Edward Anthony (1895-1971) had a long and varied career in publishing. He co-wrote exotic animal collector Frank Buck's "Bring 'Em Back Alive" and was publisher of Woman's Home Companion and Collier's Magazine, the latter from 1949-1954. This thick file of his correspondence deals mostly with his friends from the publishing world during and after his time at Collier's. 6 items relate to various tributes to ex-president Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1963-66, including his affectionate 2-page memoir titled "Eisenhower and his Stag Dinners," apparently unpublished. Among the earliest documents in the collection are a series of 3 incendiary memoranda from 1939 in which Anthony confronts the anti-Semitism of his predecessor at Collier's, William L. Chenery, and laments that a colleague was fired for standing up on his behalf. Other highlights are a 1962 letter to Walter Winchell (with return note) 15 letters from New York Post gossip columnist Earl Wilson, 1958-70 and 80 letters between Anthony and his friend, United Press Associations leader Lyle C. Wilson, 1937-1966.