MATTHEW J. BRUCCOLI CORRESPONDENCE. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Matthew J. Bruccoli.


1985-2005. A small archive of correspondence written by Matthew J. Bruccoli (1931–2008) to Nicholas Patrick Beck (1934–2017), an avid F. Scott Fitzgerald collector and scholar, who was also a journalism professor at California State University, Los Angeles. In addition to Fitzgerald, Bruccoli and Beck shared a mutual love of boxing. Beck covered boxing matches for United Press International and was sent to report on the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo and the 1968 games in Mexico City. He wrote of the beginnings of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Joe Frazier, among many others. The collection includes: Twenty-one brief notes and letters written between 1985 and 2005 by Bruccoli to Beck. Many are accompanied by their original mailing envelopes. A few are typed, while others are handwritten on yellow legal notepad paper. One of these is an email. Most of the correspondence concerns either Fitzgerald or boxing; Two original letters written by Bruccoli in 1985 to an individual in San Diego requesting information about Fitzgerald books with jackets in his collection; Four file copies of letters written by Beck to Bruccoli – an aside typed on the bottom of one notes that “(Charles Marquis) Warren has repeated to me every story he told Latham about FSF and EH in Malibu…”; Two letters recognizing donations made to the University of South Carolina by Beck, including a handwritten note from Judy Boughman in 2009 saying she will ensure The Beautiful and Damned script is passed on to special collections in his name; Issues 1-5, a repeated issue 5 but a year later, and issues 8 and 9 of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Collection Notes. Item #66220

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