PATSY CLINE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/31/1957 - HFSID 285965
"MY ALBUM IS OUT AND A NEW SINGLE RECORD 'THREE CIG IN AN ASH-TRAY' THIS COMING MONDAY." PATSY CLINE Rare ALS: "Patsy", 5 pages, 5½x8¾, separate sheets. Winchester, Va., 1957 July 31.
Sale Price $12,600.00
"MY ALBUM IS OUT AND A NEW SINGLE RECORD 'THREE CIG IN AN ASH-TRAY' THIS COMING MONDAY."
Rare ALS: "Patsy", 5 pages, 5½x8¾, separate sheets. Winchester, Va., 1957 July 31. With original stamped envelope, sent by special delivery, addressed by Cline to: "Miss Treva Miller/Route #1/Telford, Tenn.", postmarked Winchester, Va., August 1, 1957. Signed at upper left: "Patsy Cline/Winc. Va." Torn right edge from opening. Creased and worn. Most probably penned by 24-year-old Patsy Cline from her 608 South Kent Street home to the President of her fan club. In part: "Well, I received your letter and I'm sorry I haven't written sooner, but I had to take a little rest & then I had to go to New York for the 'Big Beat' Show, which I don't know if you seen or not, last Fri. Then Aug 10th I'm on the Ozark Jubilee again. My Album is out and a new single record 'Three Cig In An Ash-Tray' this coming Monday. They are puting (sic) out an L.P. & and (sic) an E.P. you know 4 songs on a forty-five speed. So maybe we will have good luck of some sort of out of 13 songs. I sure hope so. Sure is a bad time of the year right now. The work is really slowing down. All the Opry acts are out hunting work. So it's not only me that's slowing down. The Ozark Jub. is biding (sic) on a new A.B.C. net work show and if they get it, I'm sappose (sic) to work with them on it. How are you & the family? Tell them all 'hello' and tell Bruce also 'hello'...You ask for some money & I'll try to give you twenty dollars now and after I receive my check this Sat I'll send you $20.00 more for the months I've skipped paying you. You could help me by writing me & leting (sic) me know I've missed your $10.00 each month when I miss Treva. I have so much biss. (sic, business) to take care of. If you want any 8x10 pictures just let me know. I got 500 more. I've got a lot of letters to answer which I'm sending to you. Lot (sic) just want pictures. Well, I must close and get busy packing to leave with Charles this Mon. week for North Carolina to look for an appartment (sic) or trailor (sic) so I can move the first of Sept. Then next Fri. the 9th I'll leave for the Ozark Jubilee. Then my next stop is the Wisconsin State Fair in Wis. For 9 days there to Mississippi Fair with Eddy Arnold. And our house warming is Aug 29, 30 & 31st, so I hope on your trip you can stop by while the house warming is going on. I hope so, but you must stop. I'll be home from the State Fair the 26th and you can stop on the 29th or 30th. Well I must stop this time and get this off in the mail. Write real soon and I'll be looking for you both. Love Always." On September 30, 1954, 22-year-old Patsy Cline signed her first recording contract with Four Star Music Sales of Pasadena, California. In turn, Four Star arranged a leasing and distribution deal with Decca Records. All but two of her recording sessions were produced by Owen Bradley in his Nashville studios. The two exceptions were the sessions of April 24-25, 1957, which were produced by Paul Cohen and held at the Pythian Temple Studios in New York City. Four songs were recorded each day. The four recorded on April 25th were "Try Again", "Too Many Secrets", "Then You'll Know" and "Three Cigarettes (in an Ashtray)", referred to in this letter. The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville was the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-1974. The Opry then moved to the Grand Ole Opry House where it is still located, but shows honoring Patsy Cline are held at the Ryman. This past summer, "Always...Patsy Cline" was part of the BellSouth Musical Series at the Ryman. Ozark Jubilee was a television show hosted by Red Foley from 1955-1961. It was first televised Saturday evenings from 7:30 P.M. to 9 P.M. Every fourth week, a show called Grand Ole Opry was broadcast. Patsy Cline writes she is leaving with Charles for North Carolina. In 1953, Virginia Patterson "Patsy" Hensley married Gerald Cline. Her marriage ended in divorce. On September 15, 1957, six and a half weeks after she wrote this letter, she married Charles Dick. In 1958 and 1959, her husband joined the Army and Patsy gave birth to her daughter, Julia. She returned to work after Charles returned from the Army and accepted a regular spot in the Grand Ole Opry. Her Four Star contract ran out and she was signed by Decca. Her many hits with Decca include "Crazy", "I Fall to Pieces", "She's Got You" and "Faded Love". On March 5, 1963, returning from a memorial concert for disc jockey Cactus Jack McCall, Patsy and three others were killed in a private plane crash. She was 30. One of the best content Patsy Cline letters we have ever seen! The letter is in fine condition. Two items.
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