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RIP TAYLOR - TYPED LETTER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: PHYLLIS DILLER - HFSID 270386

RIP TAYLOR and PHYLLIS DILLER Rip Taylor sends a typed letter to Phyllis Diller who writes a response on the letter. Typed Letter Signed: "Rip" in black crayon, 1 page, 8½x11. Las Vegas Nevada, no date. To comedienne and actress Phyllis Diller.

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RIP TAYLOR and PHYLLIS DILLER
Rip Taylor sends a typed letter to Phyllis Diller who writes a response on the letter.
Typed Letter Signed: "Rip" in black crayon, 1 page, 8½x11. Las Vegas Nevada, no date. To comedienne and actress Phyllis Diller. Begins: "Hi There". In full: "Sorry it's been so long since you've heard from me but I've been just busy, busy, busy! Give a look at your TV...I did Merv, Mike and Dinah. I did the Circus of the Stars, a Movie of the Week, the AGVA Award Show from Caesars Palace and six $1.98 Beauty Shows. After going the 'Gong Show Movie', I went on a road tour with Sandler and Young to Akron, Ohio, and Philadelphia. Then it was on to New York for the December 19th Grand Opening of Ted Hooks' and my 'On Stage' Restaurant on West 46th Street. When you're in New York...try and find me!!!!!!!!!! From Christmas night until New Year's Eve, I'm at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, then it's back on the road and back into show biz again!!! I couldn't enclose the money for your Christmas gift because the envelope was already sealed...I couldn't open the envelope because they don't give us anything sharp at the home. Please keep in touch." Typed postscript: "P.S. Do you think I'm too busy?? Oh, nothing!!!" Taylor has drawn a circle around "sharp at the", drawn an arrow to his signature and written "crayon" to the right. At upper margin, Phyllis Diller has written: "write & tell him I L-O-V-E-D his Xmas card letter". The Gong Show Movie was released in 1980. Taylor appeared in a made-for-TV movie, The Gossip Columnist, in 1979, the year he also appeared in Circus of the Stars #4 and hosted his TV series, The $1.98 Beauty Show (1978-1980). Earlier in his career, Taylor had been a regular on The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show (1968). RIP TAYLOR (born Charles Elmer Taylor in 1934), a zany actor and comedian who is known as the "King of Confetti" and "Prince of Pandemonium", has headlined in Las Vegas, appeared in plays and musicals, starred in feature and made-for-television films and appeared on television talk shows, game shows, series and variety shows, including Ed Sullivan, Dean Martin, Rowan & Martin's Laugh In and Saturday Night Live. Taylor, who made his film debut in 1964 in I'd Rather Be Rich, has appeared in feature films including The Gong Show Movie (1980), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Wayne's World 2 (1993), Indecent Proposal (1993), Private Obsession (1994) and Alex and Emma (2003). His television credits include made-for-TV movies such as The Gossip Columnist (1979), and several TV series, including The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show (1968), The $1.98 Beauty Show (1978-1980) and Down to Earth (1984-1990). Taylor received an Emmy Award nomination in 1994 for his role as Uncle Fester in the animated TV series, The Addams Family. 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. Lightly soiled at blank areas. Fine condition.

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