Highly rare vintage typed letter on his personal stationery, apologizing to a fan for not having any photographs to autograph, boldly signed in black ballpoint pen in 1979, less than a year and a half before his untimely death of cancer at the age of 58. In good condition, with two light mailing folds. The brilliant screenwriter won three Oscars, for Marty (1955), The Hospital (1971) and Network (1976), and was also nominated for The Goddess (1958). Chayefsky is also remembered by horror, sci-fi and fantasy buffs for Altered States (1980), a screenplay he based upon his original novel of the same year. This is just the second example of his autograph we've ever encountered.