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BEN LYON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/19/1975 - HFSID 156974

BEN LYON Lyon signed this typed letter in 1975. In it, he thanks Albert Manski for sending him magazine photos and regrets being unable to reciprocate with a photo of him and his second wife. Typed letter signed " Ben Lyon" in blue ink. 6x8, on Lyons' letterhead from 10433 Wiltshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

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BEN LYON
Lyon signed this typed letter in 1975. In it, he thanks Albert Manski for sending him magazine photos and regrets being unable to reciprocate with a photo of him and his second wife.
Typed letter signed " Ben Lyon" in blue ink. 6x8, on Lyons' letterhead from 10433 Wiltshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. May 19, 1975. Addressed to Albert Manski. In full: "Your letter of March 15th received with magazine photos of my wife and myself which we appreciate you sending. We shall keep these with our other treasures. I sincerely regret Marion and I haven't got any photos taken together. Since we both have retired there isn't a need to have photos made. I assure you if I had one I would forward it on to you as requested. My wife joins me in sending you our best wishes, Sincerely,". Someone added a "d" in blue ink to the end of "retire". "Marion" was Marion Nixon, Lyon's second wife. He married Nixon after his first wife, Bebe Daniels, died in 1971; they had been married for over 40 years. Lyon (1901-1979, born in Atlanta, Georgia) was an American actor who starred in films of the silent and early talking era. In Howard Hughes' Hell's Angels (1930), he piloted his own plane. He married Bebe Daniels in 1930. Both moved to England in 1935 and became popular radio and television personalities there. Lyon fought in the Royal Air Force during World War II. After Bebe's death, he married former movie co-star Marian Nixon. In 1946, while working for 20th Century Fox, he organized a color screen test for a young actress named Norma Jean Dougherty, got Dougherty her first contract and suggested a name change to "Marilyn Monroe". Lightly toned and creased. Folded in quarters and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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