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Poems said to be handwritten by F. Scott Fitzgerald to be auctioned
Poems said to be handwritten by F. Scott Fitzgerald to be auctioned

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a sweet poem for actress Helen Hayes' daughter, Mary McArthur. Then, six years later, he penned her another one on the reverse of the same page that's, well, a little unsettling. Would you write to a 7-year-old about the "thumb-print of lust"? The poems can be seen at the website of Nate D. Sanders Fine Autographs and Memorabilia. They are part of a lot that is set to go up for auction on April 2. The first poem was written to Mary when she was just a year old. It's a singsong verse: "Is Papa / Your Papa / My Papa?' / No! / So Spoke You / Why Joke You?" it reads in part. The poem includes Fitzgerald's signature and is...

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