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    A John Ford Handwritten Letter, 1953. Penned in blue fountain pen ink on three pages of special Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer "Mogambo Production" letterhead, to "Duke," not dated but either 1952 or 1953, mainly regarding the day-to-day goings-on on the African set of Ford's film, "Mogambo" that starred Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, and Ava Gardner, but also other funny subjects like: "Hope you have fun with Bill / Wellman - great guy - tell him to keep / his bung-hole covered - it hurts - operations / I mean;" and "Frank S. [Sinatra, who may have been visiting wife Gardner on location] weighs only 125 lbs but / Gable says 25 lbs of that is pecker;" and "Duke - I wish you all the / luck in your new film... / Much affection;" left unsigned; each page with a two-hole punch mark on the top margins.
    10 1'2" x 8"

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