Autograph postcard signed in full to Hermine Lorch, Austrian author of children's books. Felix SALTEN.
Autograph postcard signed in full to Hermine Lorch, Austrian author of children's books.

Autograph postcard signed in full to Hermine Lorch, Austrian author of children's books.

In black ink. Dated Vienna, January 6, 1923. With Salten's stamp with return Vienna address. In German (with translation).

Salten writes to fellow children's book author Hermine Lorch after reading one of her manuscripts:

"The fairy tales are very pretty, very sentimental, and also of the type that I like. I truly believe that they will find readers."

From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).

Uniformly browned; light scattered foxing.

Austrian author Felix Salten is best known for his novel Bambi: A Life in the Woods (1923), which was the basis for the Disney film. His stories also inspired the Disney films Perri (1957) and The Shaggy Dog (1959). Apart from this legacy, Salten was a prominent art and theater critic in Vienna. As a Jew living in Vienna, Salten's books were banned in 1936, and he fled to Switzerland following the German annexation.

Hermine Lorch was also a children's author in Austria, but there is little record of her work. It is possible that she was a victim of the Holocaust, as there is someone of that name listed in the database of the Holocaust Museum.

"Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Item #31903

Price: $250.00  other currencies

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