Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 334

Price Realized: $ 4,680
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
TO MARLENE DIETRICH: "THANK YOU . . . FOR BEING SO GOD-DAMN BEAUTIFUL" ERNEST HEMINGWAY. Autograph Letter Signed, twice ("Papa" and "EH"), to Marlene Dietrich ("My very dear Marlene"), praising her beauty and acting, expecting to complete an unnamed work in Paris, apologizing for being so tired [on some previous occasion], and, in an initialed postscript: "Please keep in touch." 1 1/2 pages, 8vo, "Ile de France" stationery, written on the first and terminal pages of a folded sheet; faint scattered soiling, horizontal fold. "on Board" [the steamer Ile de France], "Thursday" no year

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"Thank you very much for all your patience and goodness; also for being alive and for being so god-damn beautiful in film. Plus being so much a better actress than you ever were.

"Trip was good. Have corrected everything to date . . . and will finish in Paris.

"Am sorry I was a tired and beat-up. But that is always the way; and afterwards a[m] careless and worthless. Anyway I love YOU WITH ALL MY HEART and Mary loves you too."

Property of the family of Marlene Dietrich.