Rex Beach collection
Date Published: 1923 to 1941
Binding: Hard & Soft cover
Rex Beach was an American novelist, playwright, and Olympic water polo player. He was lionized as the Victor Hugo of the North. After five years of unsuccessful prospecting, he turned to writing. His second novel The Spoilers (1906) was based on a true story of corrupt government officials stealing gold mines from prospectors, which he witnessed while he was prospecting in Nome, Alaska. After success in literature, many of his works were adapted into successful films. Beach occasionally produced his films and also wrote a number of plays to varying success.
This collection contains x items dating from 1923 to 1941, specifically 2 letters, 2 cards and 1 magazine.
• TLS with envelope to Dr. Davenport West, 2 December 1930, re West’s interest “in that anti-venin matter”, Beach will see Dr. Ditmars before he leaves.
• TLS with envelope to James Gallagher, 16 October 1941, re signing bookplates.
• Custom postal cover hand-signed in ink, post-marked 14 February 1930, featuring original mixed media illustration by notable collector H.M. Brehm, Appleton, Wisconsin.
• Photo post card, not used, of Barbara Bedford in The Spoilers (1923), distributed by Goldwyn Pictures.
• “The Woman on the Wall”, Country Gentlemen, 109 (July 1939): 10-11, 24, 27-33.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Good. Item #8888