Love letter from Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich will be sold at auction
A letter in which Ernest Hemingway confesses his love to actress Marlene Dietrich up for auction.
The lot is estimated at 30 thousand dollars and will be sold at auction Swann auction galleries in new York on 4 may.
Hemingway sent a letter to Dietrich in August 1952 from Cuba, where then lived. The year before she admitted she keeps a picture of him at the bedside.
Hemingway and Dietrich met in 1934 and since then corresponded regularly. The writer and actress was not involved in the relationship. In the letter, Hemingway explains that they were “victims of the duality of passion.”
However, in the letter, he repeatedly admits Dietrich in love. In particular, Hemingway writes: Please know that I love you. Sometimes I forget about you, forget about the fact that my heart beats. But it beats always.
The letter was signed: “With love, Mr. Papa.”
Correspondence Hollywood stars and Nobel laureate partially stored in the archives, and partly from their descendants. Grandchildren Dietrich in the last few years have exhibited it received from the writer of the letter is up for auction.