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Antoine de Saint-Exupery crafted "The Little Prince" in New York City, mentioning Rockefeller Center and Long Island in one draft of the beloved children's tale – references he ultimately deleted."The Little Prince: A New York Story," which opens Jan. 24, features 35 of his original watercolors and 25 pages from his heavily revised 140-page text, written in Saint-Exupery's tiny script.Some visitors may be surprised to learn that "The Little Prince," which has been translated into more than 250 languages and dialects, was written and first published in New York.A French aviator and best-selling author, Saint-Exupery didn't live to see his book published in France after the war.Among the exhibition's highlights is an unpublished drawing that Saint-Exupery had wadded up and tossed showing the prince wearing his signature yellow scarf floating over Earth.The exhibition also features a silver identity bracelet that Saint-Exupery was wearing when he was killed.
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