On behalf of herself and her new husband, actor Ron Ely, she signs an
autograph letter to comedienne Phyllis Diller, saying that Ron is memorizing
Diller's Marriage Manual.
Autograph Letter signed: "Valerie & Ron" (by Valerie), 1 page,
7¼x10½. No place, but accompanying envelope is postmarked Laguna Del Rey,
California, February 13, 1984.On Ron Ely's personal stationery to comedienne
Phyllis Diller. In full: "Thank you so much for "Phyllis Diller's
Marriage Manual.' It has explained so many things that I've been wondering
about. Although I've enjoyed it, I'm beginning to suspect that Ron is memorizing
it. Hope we see you soon! Love". VALERIE LUNDEEN, Miss Florida USA
(1981) and a Miss World finalist, married actor Ron Ely on March 10, 1984, three
days before she wrote this letter. No doubt the received Phyllis Diller's
Marriage Manual as a wedding gift from the famed comedienne and musician.
RON ELY became the 15th screen Tarzan when his short-lived TV series
aired in 1966. (Ely insisted on doing his own stunts, sustaining a lion bite and
several other injuries.) Ely has appeared in a few films and many TV episodes,
including multiple appearances on Love Boat, Fantasy Island,
Superboy and Renegade. Ely replaced Bert Parks as the host of the
Miss America Pageant (1978-1981), the same period when Valerie Lundeen was
competing in the rival pageant. Normal mailing folds. Lightly creased.
Otherwise, fine condition.
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