TEMPLE BAILEY TYPED LETTER SIGNED, "Temple Bailey", 5.75 x 9.5, October 5, 1933, on Atlantic City, N.J. resort hotel, "Chalfonte-Haddon Hall" letterhead by best selling author, offering advice on writing. In part: "...I have autographed the jacket of WILD WIND [her 1930 novel]...I am also sending to you a little memorandum which I have prepared for those who are interested in writing...I would suggest that you continue to send your articles to magazines...There is more chance for originality in this method, and correspondence courses and schools of journalism lead often to standardization. My own experience was one of absolute free lance work. I sent my articles to magazine after magazine until I obtained recognition. It's a bit hard in the beginning, but small successes soon make the way smooth...." In fine condition, with age toning, letter folds, a small chips to upper corners
Irene Temple Bailey (1885-1953) was a popular novelist and short story writer. She wrote 15 novels, three of which became best sellers: The Tin Soldier (1918), Dim Lantern (1920) and The Blue Window (1926). Her short stories were published in most of the leading magazines, including both women's magazines like McCall's, but also general readership publications like the Saturday Evening Post.