Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Another Inquiry from the Mail Bag

Mr. Trumbull:

A recent book about Carol and John Steinbeck [the American writer] refers to Robert Benchley’s secretary as being a friend of the marine biologist and friend of John Steinbeck, Ed Ricketts. Apparently this secretary visited Mr. Ricketts home and laboratory in Monterey, California, sometime in the 1940s.

Do you have any information about this secretary and Mr. Ricketts and John Steinbeck?

Herb B.

1 comment:

TJ Marsh said...

I found this on an Internet rare book page:
Letters and New Yorker Drafts: 1935-1944
Approximately 20 items: Letters from humorist, longtime New Yorker columnist (1925-40), screenwriter, and actor Robert Benchley to his secretary Charles MacGregor and his wife, Broadway singer and dancer Virginia Birmingham MacGregor; with three draft pieces intended for the New Yorker. Benchley to Charles MacGregor: Two typed letters signed, “Lux” and... [Book #28180P]

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