SARTRE, Jean-Paul (1905-1980)

Autograph letter signed “J.P Sartre”  to Georges Agiman
N.p, 17th October 1957, 1/2 page in-folio

“La putain respectueuse”

EUR 700,-
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SARTRE, Jean-Paul (1905-1980)

Autograph letter signed “J.P Sartre”  to Georges Agiman
N.p, 17th October 1957, 1/2 page in-folio
Usual central fold mark, autograph note on verso “R” [responded] by recipient

Sartre claims foreign rights to the film adapation of La putain respectueuse (The Respectful Whore)


“Cher monsieur Agiman,
Je vous serais reconnaissant de bien vouloir verser à la maison [d’édition] Borderie jusqu’à concurrence de 750 000 X toute somme qui me reviendra sur les droits étrangers de “La Putain Respectueuse” (film) ainsi que toute somme devant revenir aux éditions Nagel chez qui je suis créditeur de sommes encore impayées. Croyez, cher Monsieur, à mes sentiments les meilleurs.
J.P Sartre”


La Putain Respectueuse is a one-act play by Jean-Paul Sartre published in 1947 (Nagel Editions) and performed for the first time on November 8, 1848 at the Théâtre Antoine. The story is inspired by that of the Scottsboro boys.
The story was also adapted for film in 1952 on a film directed by Charles Brabant and Marcello Pagliero.