Hunter S. Thompson Letter Signed -- "…I have turned my genius to re-creating Big Sur in the image of Playboy. If it bounces I will do the blood-dance…"

Hunter S. Thompson typed letter signed, with interesting content on a possible article about Big Sur for "Playboy", ultimately published in "Rogue" magazine as "Big Sur: The Tropic of Henry Miller". Undated letter was sent in early February 1961 to Thompson's friend Paul Semonin in Aspen. Letter begins ominously, "Bad news everywhere. We now have a three week wait before the dinga reveals itself -- it if exists at all…Got this thing from [David Porter] Bibb today [a wedding announcement]. It really staggers me…only the steamship of god will get me to Greenwich on May 13. / Here is a shot you might like…It is the apex of my genius. / For the past week Sandy has been in SF (dealing with clinics, etc) and I have turned my genius to re-creating Big Sur in the image of Playboy. If it bounces I will do the blood-dance because the past six days have been nerves and dexamel. When the big money is there in front of you -- and I have it pinned to the wall right zap in my eyes -- strange things will happen in a poor-boy's brain. If it ever sees print I will have to leave here in the dead of night, but until then I suppose I shall live as usual on the sun-tanned brink. Dennis Murphy [whose grandmother owned the Big Sur property] struck me yesterday & seems decent…I now have a home-beer recipe that will turn it out for 8 cents a quart -- 13 per cent and warm to the tongue…zip down here before the moon-shot…Muggily, [signed] H". Single page letter measures 8.5" x 11". Chip to left side and uniform toning, overall very good condition.

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Hunter S. Thompson Letter Signed -- …I have turned my genius to re-creating Big Sur in the image of Playboy. If it bounces I will do the blood-dance…Hunter S. Thompson Letter Signed -- …I have turned my genius to re-creating Big Sur in the image of Playboy. If it bounces I will do the blood-dance…
Hunter S. Thompson Letter Signed -- "…I have turned my genius to re-creating Big Sur in the image of Playboy. If it bounces I will do the blood-dance…"
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