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    Mark Hellinger, Texas "Tex" Guinan, and James J. "Jimmy" Walker Archive with Signed Correspondence. Includes a four page, autograph letter signed from Guinan haranguing Hellinger for writing she was a "Snitch"; an autograph post card from Guinan; an autograph postcard signed "Texas" offering Hellinger the use of her hotel suite; a typed letter boldly signed "Texas" on Guinan's letterhead dated September 18, 1930 inviting Hellinger to a midnight party for the "'gents' of the press"; a four page autograph letter signed "Texas" lamenting Hellinger's moving away from New York; a photo and negative of Hellinger, journalist Walter Winchell, and Guinan, published in one of Hellinger's articles as well as in his biography; two copies of Strictly Modern a screenplay by Mark Hellinger and New York Mayor James J. "Jimmy" Walker (1936); a two page autograph letter signed from stage actress Betty Compton, "Only a person who understands the meaning of real love could understand...". Jimmy Walker divorced his wife to marry Betty Compton, creating yet another scandal for the notorious mayor. Most items have mounting residue on the verso, else Near Fine. From the Mark Hellinger Archive. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA.

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    February, 2009
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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