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    Lot of Twenty-Two Signed John Raitt Drawings of Authors. These fine pencil sketches of various authors have been signed or inscribed to Raitt by the authors below their likenesses. They include James A. Michener, S. S. Van Dine, James Hilton, Josephine Lawrence, Walter Lippmann, et al.

    Beginning in the 1930s, artist John Raitt sketched hundreds of pictures of public figures, including politicians, authors, radio and television personalities, musicians (both pop and classical), civil rights activists, Hollywood actors, etc. with the intention of having them signed and returned.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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