***SOLD*** Leonard Bernstein Autograph Letter Signed ***SOLD***

***SOLD*** Leonard Bernstein Autograph Letter Signed ***SOLD***
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Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990), autograph letter signed on a postcard to Albany newspaperman Duane LaFleche, postmarked Great Barrington, MA  Aug. 17, 1953.  Bernstein thanks LaFleche for the newspaper coverage (“You are both tops”) and requests multiple copies.  Signed in full: “Many thanks, Leonard Bernstein.”  Bernstein, a noted American composer & conductor, served as conductor of the NY Philharmonic from 1958 to 1969 and wrote classical as well as popular music, including the score for West Side Story (1957).  

Condition: Immaculate condition, especially given its excursion through the US Postal system.