Articles tagged with: letters

Frida Kahlo Love Letters Sell for $137,000 at Doyle NY

on Thursday, 16 April 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

Frida Kahlo Love Letters Sell for $137,000 at Doyle NY
April 15, 2015 Auction Featured 25 Unpublished Love Letters Written by Frida Kahlo to Spanish Artist Jose Bartoli Between 1946-1949

Frida Kahlo Biographer Hayden Herrera Has Written an Essay Profiling the Letters and Their Significance.

President Harding’s steamy love letters with Carrie Phillips to go on display

on Saturday, 05 July 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

By Michael E. Ruane

On Christmas Eve, 1910, future president Warren G. Harding got out a photograph of himself, and on the back wrote an impassioned love note to his mistress.

V&A buys Vivien Leigh archive

on Wednesday, 14 August 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

Unseen photographs, diaries and letters to Laurence Olivier made available to the public

V&A buys Vivien Leigh archive

Vivien Leigh's archive - including letters sent to husband Laurence Olivier and diaries written until just before the Gone With The Wind star's death - have been acquired by the V&A.

Letters unravel mystery of the death of Oscar Wilde’s wife

on Friday, 02 January 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

Grandson of Irish dramatist has unearthed medical evidence in private family letters which points to likely cause of death

Letters unravel mystery of the death of Oscar Wilde’s wife
The sudden death of the wife of Oscar Wilde at the tender age of 40 has long been a mystery. In the 116 years since she met her tragic end, speculative theories have ranged from spinal damage following a fall down stairs to syphilis caught from her husband. Now the mystery may have been solved.

Shaken and stirred: letters reveal Ian Fleming's tempestuous first love

on Wednesday, 26 March 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

In letters from early 1930s to Edith Morpurgo, Fleming writes: 'I would like to hurt you because you have earned it'

Shaken and stirred: letters reveal Ian Fleming's tempestuous first love
It might sound more Fifty Shades of Grey than 007, but a series of letters by a young Ian Fleming to his Austrian lover see the man who would go on to create James Bond detailing how he would like "to hurt you because you have earned it and in order to tame you like a little wild animal".

The Case of the Disappearing Documents

on Friday, 30 September 2011. Posted in General Autograph News

By ELLEN GAMERMAN

The Case of the Disappearing Documents
One collector's love for presidential memorabilia lasted decades—and led to an indictment roiling a cloistered world..

At age 10, Barry Landau wrote a letter to Dwight D. Eisenhower, admiring his "very beautiful" wife and offering his assessment of where the general stood in the country's pantheon of great leaders. "I think you lived the most exciting and the most interesting life then [sic] any other President of our United States," according to a copy of the letter released by the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.