Featured Image

Hunter S. Thompson Personal Letter Collection

Posted By

Sep 28, 2018

Category: Entertainment

Too strange to live, too rare to die. Hunter S. Thompson was one of America’s most influential writers, the progenitor of “Gonzo” journalism, a prolific author and political journalist who wrote prodigiously throughout his life. Now, courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auction house, Thompson’s entire collection of personal and professional letters detailing his work and the sometimes sordid escapades in which he participated will be sold to the highest bidder.

The letters contained in the lot range from intimate personal epistles to descriptions of motorcycles that Thompson was selling at the time. They include famous letters like Thompson’s reaction written on the day of JFK’s assassination, some detailing his time spent with — and the vicious beating he received at the hands of — the notorious biker gang The Hell’s Angels, which he rode with for 1.5 years in writing his first book. The lot contains three drawings and 182 letters, 150 of which have never been published (25 were in the book The Proud Highway: The Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955-1967). The inscrutable Kentuckian writer penned tons of letters about his work and the cultural ongoings of his time. Bidding begins at $110,000.

Purchase: $110,000

More From Entertainment

Thumbnail

Raise Clean Ocean Awareness With Oris’ Limited Edition Watch

Sport a timepiece featuring a 100% recycled medallion.

Posted By Mike Bitanga

Partner
Featured Image

Zion National Park Celebrates 100 Years With A Stunning Documentary

Inspiring you to protect these iconic landscapes.

Posted By

Jun 13, 2019

Featured Image

Brad Pitt Explores The Mysteries Of Deep Space In ‘Ad Astra’

A cinematic journey of unrelenting will.

Posted By

Jun 5, 2019

Featured Image

Bask In The Glory Of USA’s First Le Mans Victory In ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Trailer

Breaking up Europe's dominant racing history.

Posted By

Jun 3, 2019

Featured Image

Sylvester Stallone Is Back For Vengeance In The ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Trailer

The closing chapter of the action-packed franchise.

Posted By

May 30, 2019

Featured Image

The World Is A Dystopian Horrorscape In The New ‘Death Stranding’ Trailer

Hideo Kojima's next gaming masterpiece is beautifully hopeless.

Posted By

May 30, 2019