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    A Mickey Spillane Group of Signed Correspondence, 1950s-1960s. Mostly typed on Mickey Spillane Productions letterhead and signed by him in green fountain pen ink; including (in chronological order): 1) not dated but around October 10, 1955, reading in part "...what a / great job you did on the Lucy show. / ...When you were getting the rubdown, Kathy said, 'I bet Pilar doesn't know she's doing that / to him.' Great thinking...she's only six;" 2) sent to JW in Hollywood, CA, dated "March 3, 1956," reading in part "I just thought a little note of encourage- / ment at this time might come in handy;" 3) dated "11/15/61," reading in part "I sent you a copy of The Beep, my new book, and it's / doing fine. / Break loose from L.A. and join / me. Golden Host Motel and you can escape the pre-parental nonsense / that goes with being trapped in your own house during late / pregnancies;" 4) a file copy of Wayne's response to Spillane's letter, dated "November 21, 1961," reading in part "How much I would love to join you at the Golden / Host Motel.../I have to keep my nose to the grindstone!;" 5) dated "November 24, '61," reading in part "So, thinking of Batjac and its Cessna, I'm / dropping off a folder on what a dreamboat looks like. / In fact, after flying it again, I'm buying one;" 6) not dated, reading in part "You and Bob [Fellows] are the only guys I'll do / business with in L.A.... / I got a whack on the ear (cut my lobe, by heck!) and / such is the news from Newburgh. When do we get to see you again?" (Please go to our website to see images of each piece.)
    11" x 8 1/2"

    When the Wayne-Fellows Productions company was still in existence, they hired the famous crime novelist to rewrite some scripts for them, and the three men hit it off. Wayne remained friends with Spillane after he started a different production company [Batjac Productions] and after Spillane and Fellows started their own production company together [Spillane-Fellows Productions].


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    October, 2011
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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