Peanuts-Loveletters by Charles Schulz for Sale

Sothebys versteigert demnächst 44 Liebesbriefe von Charles Schulz, dem Schöpfer der Peanuts, die er damals (verheiratet) an eine 23 Jahre junge Dame geschickt hat. Und den Gedanken eines alternden Comic-Weltstars, der ‘nem jugendlichen Schwarm Liebesbriefcomics schickt, finde ich jetzt auch nur zu 37% gruselig. Von der AP-Meldung:

The late “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz was once so infatuated with a young woman 23 years his junior he sent her dozens of romantic letters and drawings of his beloved cartoon characters. Many of the themes of that correspondence made it into his daily comic strips at the time. Now those love notes from 1970-1971 are being offered for sale at Sotheby’s in New York by the family of Tracey Claudius, who the auction house says is ill at her home near Philadelphia. It’s estimated the notes will fetch $250,000 to $350,000 at the Dec. 14 auction.

Claudius met the cartoonist on March 16, 1970, while accompanying a friend on an interview assignment. She ostensibly came along as a photographer but afterward admitted in a letter to Schulz that it was a chance for her to meet her idol and thank him “for all the enjoyment Charlie Brown and that `stupid beagle’ provide me.”

‘PEANUTS’ CREATOR’S LOVE LETTERS GOING TO AUCTION, hier das Listing bei Sothebys (via MeFi)