FANNIE HURST HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED, "Fannie Hurst", in red ink, on postcard also addressed in her hand, Sept 19, 1957, New York City, responding to a fan, by the novelist, dramatist, and screenwriter. In part: "My dear Mr. Brook. I have a feeling that I have replied to your warm and gracious letter...But since I have a doubt, I write this ...rather than risk not replying...." In fine condition, with ink smear to one word.
Fannie Hurst (1885-1968) was an American novelist and short-story writer whose works were highly popular during the post-World War I era. Her work combined sentimental, romantic themes with social issues of the day, such as women's rights and race relations. Hurst is known for the film adaptations of her works, including Imitation of Life (1934), starring Claudette Colbert; Imitation of Life (1959), starring Lana Turner; Humoresque (1946), starring Joan Crawford; and Young at Heart (1954), starring Frank Sinatra.