Peanuts Cartoonist; also a letter from "Snoopy"
We have just acquired a few interesting letters from the estate of a woman who, as a young girl, worked for her high school newspaper and also did some freelance writing.
This particular item, a letter from and designed by Charlie M. Shultz, originator of the "Peanuts" cartoon, was in response to an article this young lady wrote upon seeing th play "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" at the Theatre 80 St. Marks.
In this lot are the following:
1) Autographed letter from Charles M. Schultz to the girl, then just 16 years of age.
2) A charming letter from the actor, Bill Hinnant who played "Snoopy" in the play, along with a photo of him as "Snoopy" from the play. The back of the photo is signed: To Ruth From Snoopy (with a "pawprint") and the actor's name. The letter specifically refers to the March 30th 1968 performance and the letter is post marked April 19th 1968.
3) 2 articles written by the girl: one about "The Peanut Craze" (probably for the Bayonne, N.J. High School newspaper, "The Beacon" and a second article, a review of the play "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown." The letter Schultz wrote to her refers to her article "The Peanut Craze" since it predates the play by some time.
4) A program from Theatre 80 St. Marks (N.Y.C.) for the play. The 1 page program shows some handling, and t is a slight stain in the lower area of the program.
This is a neat lot for a true dyed-in-the-wool Peanuts enthusiast and will be a highlight of any Peanuts collection.
offered at $100 opening bid and a very reasonable reserve.