JEANE DIXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/27/1992 - HFSID 270188
Sale Price $198.00
Jeane Dixon sends a typed letter to Phyllis Diller about her book The Joys of Aging & How To Avoid Them.
Typed Letter Signed: "In appreciation/Jeane", 1 page, 8½x11. Washington, D.C., 1992 April 27. On letterhead of her charity, Children to Children, Inc., bearing her facsimile signature to comedienne and actress Phyllis Diller, Los Angeles, California. No salutation. In full: "I pray your Easter holiday was blessed and glorious in every way. Your Prayer was, for me, a welcomed note to the occasion. You are not only a 'funny lady'...you are a Classy Lady! Cannot wait to plunge into your book, The Joys of Aging & How To Avoid Them. In fact, I started chuckling just opening the envelope. It is slated to be a tremendous success. (The illustrations are a nice touch.) The caricature photograph is a howl...am searching for a suitable frame. 'Thank you' for remembering me and for keeping me in your prayers. Take care, be well...and may all good things keep coming to you always. Love and blessings". Diller's book, The Joys of Aging and How to Avoid Them, was first published by Doubleday & Company in 1981. Diller had sent a copy to Dixon in 1984.The prayer mentioned in this letter reads as follows: "My Prayer/On this happy day/We are thankful/For our blessings/And we pray/For renewed belief/In ourselves/And each other/And hope/This bond of love/Will expand/To envelop/The entire universe." Astrologer JEANE DIXON (1918-1997) became a celebrity after predicting the election and assassination of John F. Kennedy. Her annual predictions were widely publicized, and Dixon wrote seven books as well as a daily horoscope column published in a number of newspapers. Her celebrity clients included Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Dixon was also an influential Washington socialite. Comedienne PHYLLIS DILLER (1917-2012), known for her outrageous appearance, zany outfits, distinctive laugh and a stand-up act that featured frequent references to her fictional husband, "Fang", and zingers about her sex appeal and numerous plastic surgeries, got her big break in March 1955 (at age 37), when she debuted at San Francisco's Purple Onion club. A subsequent appearance on The Tonight Show hosted by Jack Paar launched her national career, which got a big boost after Bob Hope saw Diller in a Washington, D.C. club. A favorite of the comedian, Diller would appear in three of Hope's films and 23 of his TV specials. Diller, who recorded her first comedy record album in 1959, took her groundbreaking "funny hausfrau" act to nightclubs and television variety shows and specials and she also appeared on the big screen. Her feature film credits include Splendor in the Grass (1961), The Fat Spy (1966), Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966), The Sunshine Boys (1975) and The Silence of the Hams (1994), and she provided the voice of the Queen in A Bug's Life (1998). By 2000, the comedienne, who had trained as a concert pianist before her marriage (1939-1965) to Sherwood Anderson Diller, had appeared as a piano soloist with 100 symphony orchestras across the U.S. Despite retiring from nightclub/stage tours in May 2002 at the age of 84, Diller continued to make films (Motorcross Kids, 2004; Forget About It, 2005) and occasionally appear on TV programs, including two episodes of 7th Heaven (2002, 2003) and a guest shot on The Wayne Brady Show (2004). Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Fine condition.
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