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    A Mae West Massive and Important Archive of Documents, 1920s-1970s. Housed in six white bankers boxes; extensive collection of paperwork (and other assorted items) covering six decades of the star's life, both professionally and personally, none of which has ever before been seen by the public; contents include: film scripts, theatre scripts, typed biographical documents (with West really ripping into poor Mickey Hargitay in a few funny pages), movie call sheets, store receipts, utility bills, playbills, programs, postcards, telegrams, reel-to-reel tapes (content unknown!), cassette recordings, dozens of fan letters, dozens of personal letters (including some juicy ones from jilted lovers - just the kind of thing you'd expect West would have received), contracts, business correspondence, miniature black and white publicity headshots, business cards, and the like; overall, a clear portrait of the star's career and private life can be gleaned from reading all these fascinating documents, though it would take months to go through all the contents; also included are a number of documents related to West's sister, Beverly [born Mildred Katherine West] who was a performer as well. Please note our catalogue illustration does not do justice to this comprehensive and varied lot; included with a signed 'Letter of Provenance' from John West, Mae's nephew.
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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    24th-25th Friday-Saturday
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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
    Atul J. ,
    Irvine, CA
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