Charles Manson Signed Picture and Letter. This macabre grab-bag of material from the U.S.'s most infamous and frightening serial killer includes 1.) A signed-in-black-ink 5 x 3-1/2" color snapshot of Manson on a TV screen with Tom Snyder, on whose show Manson appeared June 12, 1981 (his first on network TV since the 1969 killings and conviction), 2.) a letter from Manson on small octavo to presumably a penpal, reading "To H.J.L. Regards + thanks for the pictures, that was nice of you Easy + Luck to you - Charles Manson. P.S. I kept the good ones. P.S. Do you want to send or traid (sic) some more pictures -". 3.) A June 11, 1981 article cut from The Kansas City Times, featuring Manson's picture, noting Manson's appearance on Snyder's show, citing his recent work detail as the prison chapel janitor, and including Manson's remark, "Living is what scares me, dying is easy." The letter comes with two bonus ironies: the octavo has a cutout sketch of an owl pasted to the recto, with the caption "The short-eared owl often hunts during daylight hours" (Manson, of course, hunted at night); and the letter comes with the original envelope from Vacaville, CA, postmarked July of 1981, return-addressed by Manson (his name is typed) and bearing an $.18 space stamp with the words, "Benefiting Mankind." Excellent condition.Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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