Autograph Letter Signed
1977. A letter addressed to the editor of Oui Magazine, informing him that he'll be sending along an interview entitled "Confessions of a Gin Rummy Hustler," and that under no circumstances is it to be published using "my AH name," suggesting instead that it be published under the name "Ben Wallace," in order to avoid "a load of problems." Hoffman asks the editor for assignments, particularly European ones, as "I'd love to leave the country for a few months. I just got fired again." He says he wanted to get to Japan to cover the Save the Whales Rock Concert, but "the arrangements proved too costly," and suggests the possibility of an article on "Chicago - 10 years after," to appear in 1978 (ten years after the Chicago Seven trials, rising out of various charges related to protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention). More than 200 words, running a full legal page, with a few lines on the verso. His sign off reads, "Can you spare a buck for a cup of coffee?" Signed by Hoffman as "Howie," with a smiley face. Folded in fourths for mailing; minor edge wear; very good. Mailing envelope included. [#032293] SOLD
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