HOWARD HUGHES - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN PETERS - HFSID 36751
HOWARD HUGHES and JEAN PETERS A brief letter between Hughes and his wife, Jean, asking why she postponed a recent movie viewing. Peters responds that the movie was booked up, and awaits to see him at 11:00 Autograph letter signed: "Howard", "J", 1 page, 8½x14 (front and verso).
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HOWARD HUGHES and JEAN PETERS
A brief letter between Hughes and his wife, Jean, asking why she postponed a recent movie viewing. Peters responds that the movie was booked up, and awaits to see him at 11:00
Autograph letter signed: "Howard", "J", 1 page, 8½x14 (front and verso). No place, no date, but circa 1964. Hughes' letter begins: "Hello my Love, my all". In full: "How come you postponed the movie? I thought you were there until now. I love you so very much. Are you going to watch "Jim Blue Eyes" or Hitchcock? In any event I will expect you when they end. I love you!". Peters' letter, written beneath her husband's, begins: "Dearest Love-". In full: "Wassick was booked - he would have cancelled his people but, I said I'd just as soon run tomorrow as they can get Becket then - I'll await a flare at 11:00 - Love Love". Hughes has penned several notes on the verso: "In 5 mins -", "An after note", "It it still probably all we have", "A veal ham", "Allan Curtis", "Before your time", "It Happened One Night", "One of the 109 copies of", "I'll wait". The relationship between business tycoon HOWARD HUGHES (1905-1976) and actress JEAN PETERS (1926-2000), which was marked with strange meeting rituals and periods of little or no direct contact, was anything but normal, yet their sincere devotion to each other endured throughout their 14-year marriage. The dashing aviator and movie mogul had met Peters in 1946, when she had come to Hollywood as a prize for winning the Miss Ohio state title. Hughes was intrigued by Twentieth Century-Fox's rising star, who made her film debut in 1947. Following 11 years of sporadic dating, the two were married in a small mining town outside of Las Vegas on January 12, 1957. Hughes, known for working odd hours into the night, preferred to relay his business and personal directives via memos and hand-written notes rather than the spoken word, and he would communicate with his wife in this same manner. They jotted notes about planned meetings, films, business and opinions in general. In 1964, Mr. and Mrs. Hughes lived at the fashionable address of 1001 Bel Aire. However, their marital arrangements included separate living quarters, and Jean often was required to make an appointment with Hughes' aides in order to see her husband. By this time in their marriage, the couple was known to usually spend a half hour together after 11 p.m. before retiring to their separate bedrooms. In November 1966, Howard Hughes confined himself to a hotel penthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1970, after having spent most of her married life with Hughes in separate accommodations, Jean Peters Hughes was granted a divorce. Fold in center. Light surface creases. Fine condition.
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