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    Vampira Handwritten Letter with Jewelry. A single-page, double-sided letter on yellow legal pad paper, dated April 29, 1989, handwritten and signed by Maila Nurmi, aka Vampira, in black ink. It reads in part: "My lawyer & I need a video... of a 'Vampira Show.' There are some on the 'gray market' but we've yet to accrue one as evidence in our suit against KHJ TV. It's very important to me... The pic you have of 'her' [Vampira] was taken on the set of the show... by Dennis Stock (who photographed both me and J[ames] Dean for 'Life' magazine." In Fine to Very Fine condition with some creases and a tape repair to a fold separation. Accompanied by a brooch handmade and signed by the late actress. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA.

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    June, 2009
    5th-6th Friday-Saturday
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