Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sam Fuller Letter To Jimmy Starr

Jimmy Starr was a Hollywood reporter who had covered the death of Thelma Todd in December 1935. Here is a letter that Sam Fuller wrote him about a book called MURDER AT MALIBU that was based on the death of Thelma Todd. I had not heard of this book before.

Ebay seller's description:


Vintage, typed letter, 1 page, 8 1/2" x 11", February 5, 1938
to columnist Jimmy Starr (1910-1969)

Signed in pencil: "Sam Fuller"

Fuller sends Starr a book, "Murder at Malibu"  by James O'Hanlon, 
based on actress Thelma Todd. *

Condition: minor signs of handling

* Thelma Todd (1906-1935) was an American actress and comedienne, nicknamed 'Hot Toddy'. She appeared in 
some120 films between 1926 and 1935. On the morning of December 16, 1935 she was found dead in her car. 
Her death, at age 29, was determined to have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. But many have 
thought her death to be murder.

Sam Fuller (born Samuel Michael Fuller) was an American screenwriter and film director, known for
low-budget genre movies with controversial themes - Park Row (1952), Pickup on South Street (1953),
House of Bamboo (1955), Shock Corridor (1963). 

Born: 1912, Worchester, Massachusetts; died: 1997, Los Angeles, California.



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