Rod Serling (19241975) was a prolific and highly regarded television writer best known as the creator and host of the television series. His big-screen scripts included such classics as. Requiem for a Heavyweight. Planet of the Apes. RARE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY ROD SERLING TO ACTOR JOSEPH PEPI SCHILDKRAUT IN A HEARTFELT REQUEST THAT SCHILDKRAUT STAR IN THE LEAD ROLE FOR ONE OF HIS MOST MEMORABLE EPISODES IN. Autograph letter signed by, Rod Serling, to the well-known Austrian-American actor Joseph Pepi Schildkraut in a heartfelt request that Schildkraut star in the lead role for one of his most memorable episodes Deaths-Head Revisited in. I have written a play that is a part of my flesh! I desperately need you to give it the heart, the warmth & the humanity it requires. Please, Pepi, humor me by accepting it. Ill explain the related nature of this appeal later. The letter is one page on lined notebook paper, measures 11 by 8.5, created in [Los Angeles] on May 5, 1960, in fine condition with only minor creasing and spotting, and originally from the estate of Joseph Schildkraut. I HAVE WRITTEN A PLAY THAT IS A PART OF MY FLESH! I DESPERATELY NEED YOU TO GIVE IT THE HEART, THE WARMTH & THE HUMANITY IT REQUIRES. PLEASE, PEPI, HUMOR ME BY ACCEPTING IT. Serling wrote dozens of fantastical stories for. But none perhaps as thought-provoking as Deaths-Head Revisited, an episode he wrote with actor Schildkraut in mind likely after seeing his performance as Otto Frank in the film. The Diary of Anne Frank. And which aired on November 10, 1961. Schildkraut plays the lead as Albert Decker, the ghost of a concentration camp victim who haunts a former Nazi officer who feels no remorse for his actions. We were unable to locate any autograph letters signed by Serling or any correspondence that reference his work on. Making the present letter extremely rare and highly desirable. The item “Rod Serling Autograph Letter Signed Chooses A-Lister Actor for Twilight Zone” is in sale since Wednesday, January 8, 2020. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Television”. The seller is “grayautographs” and is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Panama, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Philippines.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Rod Serling
- Object Type: Paper
- Autograph Authentication: Guaranteed to pass PSA/DNA, JSA, or Beckett
- Industry: Television
- Show: The Twilight Zone