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HOWARD HUGHES - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN PETERS - HFSID 36752

HOWARD HUGHES and JEAN PETERS A lengthy letter from Hughes apologizing for being unable to watch television with his wife due to being stuck in the bathroom from "an unassisted movement".

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HOWARD HUGHES and JEAN PETERS
A lengthy letter from Hughes apologizing for being unable to watch television with his wife due to being stuck in the bathroom from "an unassisted movement"
. Peters says it is not a problem, and then Hughes goes on to discuss a show they are watching
Autograph letter signed: "Howard", "J", 1 page, 8½x14 (front and verso). No place, no date, but circa 1964. Hughes' letter begins: "Honey". In full: "Please, please forgive me for not turning on the TV - the signal we had decided on. I went in the bathroom thinking it would be routine, band then I got so sick that I had completely unassisted movement of such violence that my heart went into a period of irregularity worse than I ever remember. I almost fainted. I thot I would feel better after this, but I was desperately sick all night. I couldn't look at TV. I tried to sleep but couldn't. I am still sick but hope to be better. There is only one thing that makes any difference to me now, and that is for you to firgive me and love me. You know how I need your love when I am sick. I will be expecting you from 10:30 on - at your convenience, and I will be loving you". Peters' letter, written beneath her husband's, begins: "Dearest Love-". In full: "I knew you were in the john for an extra long time but don't be sorry - I was way past my bed time + went to sleep as soon as I got drowsy - I did not try to stay awake - I'm only sorry I didn't get my goodnight-kiss - Will see you at 10:30 - Unless "Nuremberg" is very interesting to me - which I seriously doubt! Love ". Hughes has penned several notes on the front and verso: "It is a 90 min. show", "I would only see it for you", "Honey it is almost over it is not a 2 hour movie and the end is no good anyway - all Joan Leslie cripple club foot", "Its just a one hour show", "The columnist was a real bastard", "He's one of the british regulars. This series was made in London", "What did you think about the verdict (guilty) in the Mrs. Miller trial - or do you know about it?", "I don't know it, but will read up and let you know,", "How many Americans knew you conformions were shoveling all the Japanese into warrens in Arizona?" . 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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