Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Beach Boys Related - Dennis Wilson Autographed Letter Signed to His Father (1968). One page, 8.5" x 11", January 29, 1968, on Sea of Tunes Publishing Company letterhead, to Murry Wilson. In pencil, Dennis writes: "Dear Dad I will take care of your 16 mm camera & projector, and return it in the same shape that it was Jan 29, 1968. 90 day limit. [signed] Dennis Wilson." Not only the father of three members of the Beach Boys (and uncle to another), Murry Wilson was also their first manager. He apparently was quite domineering and possibly even physically abusive. This letter illustrates the complicated relationship he had with his sons where one of them had to sign a letter in order to borrow a camera and projector. Sea of Tunes was set up by Murry in 1962 as a publishing company for the songs written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love. Just the year after this letter, thinking the group had peaked, he sold the company to A&M Records against the band's wishes. After his father's death, Brian unsuccessfully sued to recover the copyrights to his songs. However, he was awarded $25 million in damages and lost revenues. A very interesting and telling letter. Fine condition.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2012
    24th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,806

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    It was a great day! Thank you for the great work! I appreciate your help and attention on the sale.
    Richard L.,
    Island Park, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 July 21 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 July 21 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $908,870