Hunter Thompson Letter w. Handwritten Annotations

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Hunter Thompson Letter w. Handwritten Annotations
Thompson typed letter, with handwritten edits and annotations throughout. Clearly energized by the sale of an article to the “The Reporter”, a liberal magazine, Thompson offers a primer on how to get a journalism story published in this letter, writing to his friend Paul Semonin, a fellow writer but not as experienced as Thompson. With the handwritten date of “Nov 14″ (1963) by Thompson, along with “WC” for Woody Creek, Colorado, letter begins by a reference to their mutual friend Donald Cooke. I forgot to ask you about Cooke? You recall, of course, the touchy nature of my curiosityI may go to NY soon and I don’t want to go back-slapping if I’m likely to get a knee in the nutsAnd reply at once. Forsake your African habit of procrastination” He then shares the good news, “Today the Reporter honcho called me at the WC store. That’s The Reporter, jocko, not the Observer. They bought my Louisville piece after the Obs. Had the shitty gall to bounce ita significant step up. Maybe now I can write for people I might want to talk to. Thompson then generously shares details about how to get a story published: Pick your subjects carefully, stick to facts, details and local colorI’ll give you a good word and say you used to work for the Ottaway chain. Nothing specific, and that I have the highest regard for your reportorial eye. Remember — details, details, details. Avoid theory, Right or Left. Do something on the InstituteTell em how and why the Italian oil co. For facts & figures, the U. Embassy has a Commercial Attachee [sic]Once in a while these guys are OK; more often they are slobsOnce they get to know you, it’s a bit easier to load a piece with your own prejudice. Has printed stuff of mine that I couldn’t have given away a year ago. Another note: the USIS people, usually the younger ones, were the best types I found. Now and then a real fireball. And I was pleasantly dumbfounded, more than once, by Ambassadors. But don’t start on that levelFirst write one or two things about subjects you know wellwhat the Peace Corps is up to. Photos make stuff more saleable — to the Obs, anyway. Don’t crowd people into a frame for news reproduction. The simple & bolder, the better. That camera is a proven vet. A general rule to follow for poor lighting is that anything you can see in the ground glass (using Tri-X film) will show on the negative if you go by what the light meter saysH. Thompson ends the letter by providing contact information for magazines. Two page letter on one sheet measures 8.5″ x 11″. Toning, else near fine condition. The item “Hunter Thompson Letter w. Handwritten Annotations” is in sale since Saturday, February 1, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “n8sautographs” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Hunter Thompson Letter w. Handwritten Annotations