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    Howard Hughes' and Jean Peters' Handwritten Note "Please Send Me Some Flowers" Movie actress and billionaire Howard Hughes were married in Nevada in 1957 but maintained separate bedrooms and lives, actually, for most of their 14-year marriage. Their chief method of communication was handwritten notes. This lot contains a particularly interesting one. On a sheet from a yellow legal pad, not dated (but October 14, based on content) Hughes writes (in part): "Dearest Love. I adore you. I was thinking about your mother. I do so little for her... put her and Red on one of those new jets with the movies just like the president's. Think about it, and tell me when we are together. I love you some more, Howard." It's interesting to see the great aviator and TWA Airlines owner talk about "new jets" and in-flight movies. Wife Jean Peters, obviously not in a very good mood, writes back: "Dearest - You support her - that's enough - I love you - hope you will be ready to say good-night about 11:00. I have the C__ so I am feeling mean and I want to get some sleep. Tomorrow is my birthday - which you will probably forget - like the color sample book - which was not on the table as you promised. I do not expect a present - but please send me some flowers - so I won't be embarrassed [sic] if Shirl & the kids come by. Love J. grrrrrr" She draws a frowning face and "me" pointing to it. Howard's reply was not about his big plans for her birthday (like a smart husband would do) but rather, "You were very unfair to assume I forgot the samples... I gave samples to Geo. with clear and emphatic instructions to put on your table in the hall the next time he passed through..." There are more handwritten notes from Hughes on this sheet vertically in the margins and upside down. Not exactly a picture of marital bliss! Fine condition, transcript included. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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