Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Walker, Bruce mss., 1973-1974, are the letters of Robert A. Bloch, 1917- , author, to Bruce Walker, artist of Largo, Florida. Bloch, a writer in Los Angeles for television, films, book publications, and radio, has won several awards for his stories. His radio series was entitled "Stay Tuned for Terror." He is a member of both Mystery Writers of America and Science Fiction Writers of America.

In these letters Bloch comments on his attendance at the World Science Fiction Convention and the Fantasy Film Festival, his current work in progress and some of his earlier works, Walker's artistic efforts, and such individuals as Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, Henry Kuttner, Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Richard Matheson.

Bloch points out in a letter of July 15, 1973, that some of his own early drawings may exist in the Lovecraft collection at Brown University, and in a letter of February 2, 1974, that his own literary works, correspondence and library are to be housed at the University of Wyoming.

A black and red pencil drawing of a ghoulish figure by Bloch, 1973, a picture of Robert A. Bloch in a holiday setting, n.d., and a colored drawing entitled "Muskateer of Leng," 1974, by Bruce Walker complete the collection.

Collection size: 37 items

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