ESTATE COLLECTION OF PLAYWRIGHT/ARTIST TENNESSEE WILLIAMS MEMORABILIA: ''...the greatest playwright in the western world'', Time Magazine, April, 1972. From the estate of long time personal friend and business associate, Professor William Crawford Plumley. This rare collection includes Plumley manuscripts; insider photos by Key West photographer Don Pinder (with receipts of purchase from Pinder); Williams's handwritten letters, autographs, memoirs and more providing insight to the life of Tennessee Williams, twice recipient of the Pulitzer Price and thrice recipient for the coveted New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The collection consists of, but not limited to: 1) Many photographs by Don Pinder, Key West photographer and 20 year friend of Tennessee Williams, Tennessee in front of his Key West home, autographed to Bill (Plumley), Tennessee in his studio (note the old typewriter) in Key West, Tennessee with Truman Capote and James Kirkwood, Tennessee and his mother, many behind the scenes photos some depicting the shooting of ''The Rose Tattoo'' at Williams property in Key West, another a photo of Burt Lancaster, Anna Magani, Tennessee Williams and Frank Merlo(TW's partner for many years) at TW home in key West, many slides and negatives of actual paintings by Tennesse Williams used in lectures by William Plumley and many more; 2) Two signed artist proof photolithographs, ''On ne peau pas comprendre toujours'' ( 3) An eight page manuscript by William Plumley titled ''Kim Hunter Remembers The Delicate World of Tennessee Williams'' and autographed photo of Kim Hunter (Stella in ''A Streetcar Named Desire'') with Bill Plumley; 4) Signed, four page handwritten Tennessee Williams letter to Bill Plumley thanking him for marketing his art and giving permission to get more from his New York Apartment; 5) Typewritten letter with handwritten envelope to Bill Plumley from Tennessee Williams, written on a sheet of ''old, moth eaten, what is it papyrus?'' paper inviting Plumley to Key West for more artwork and an offer for Plumley to stay at his guest house. 6) Most importantly, a hurriedly handwritten note to Alfred (Davis?) apologizing for the disorder and for having to leave in a hurry with a PS, ''A guy named Plumley from Charleston W. VA may contact you about my paintings. Let him take them please''. The note is written on the back side of the cover sheet of the manuscript for ''The Loss of a Tear-Drop Diamond'', a film or teleplay by Tennessee Williams; 7) Handwritten, signed letter talking about his (Williams) bad eyes and inviting Plumley to see more artwork; 8) Articles and manuscripts written by William Plumley (written for publication, Lectures etc, some with handwritten editing) to include Tennessee Williams Graphic Art ''Two on a Party'', The Androgenous Paintings of Tennessee Williams (The Boys of Summer); 9) Sides and negatives depicting Williams paintings, Kim Hunter, Tennessee himself and more; 10) Letters from Jim Adams (Williams cousin who stayed with him at the Duncan Street address) to Plumley with regard to Williams artwork; and Much more not yet listed. A chance of a lifetime find! This is a huge lot to be sold in its entirety. William Crawford Plumley Estate