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Scarred by Bruce Lowery [with letter from author to Helen Bonfils]

Scarred by Bruce Lowery [with letter from author to Helen Bonfils]

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by Bruce Lowery

New York: The Vanguard Press
Presumed first American edition, 1961

SIGNED and inscribed by Bruce Lowery to Denver philanthropist Helen Bonfils, with an additional handwritten letter to Bonfils requesting an interview (one folded sheet). Photos of inscription and letter are attached.

Condition: Hardcover; dust jacket shows some general wear, surface wear to front cover on the title, and some minor edge wear. On the back flap one line is underlined, presumably by Lowery, as he mentions it specifically in his letter to Bonfils that he attended the University of Denver. Interior is clean and neat, and binding is firm.

wiki: "Helen Gilmer Bonfils (November 16, 1889 – June 6, 1972) was an American heiress, actress, theatrical producer, newspaper executive, and philanthropist. She acted in local theatre in Denver, Colorado, and on Broadway, and also co-produced plays in Denver, New York City, and London. She succeeded her father, Frederick Gilmer Bonfils, as manager of The Denver Post in 1933, and eventually became president of the company. Lacking heirs, she invested her fortune into providing for the city of Denver and the state of Colorado, supporting the Belle Bonfils Blood Bank, the Bonfils Memorial Theatre, the University of Denver, the Denver Zoo, the Dumb Friends League, churches, and synagogues. Her estate endowed the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She was posthumously inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Colorado Performing Arts Hall of Fame in 1999."
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