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    Howard Hughes' and Jean Peters' Handwritten Notes Mention Baseball Game Through their years of marriage, Howard Hughes and Jean Peters lived in separate rooms, communicating mainly through handwritten notes, one of which is offered in this lot. On a page from a yellow legal pad, not dated (though content dates it August 22, 1965), Hughes writes: "Dearest Sweetheart, Whom I love & adore, how would you like to visit me earlier tonight? Like about Saint time at 11:15? If this is OK, I will be all set and ready. I love you very much, Howard." This most likely refers to the TV show The Saint that starred Roger Moore as Simon Templar which ran during the 1960s. Peters replies: "Dearest - That will be fine - I'll wait for your message - or come in at 11:15 without. Love J." Jean also writes on the verso (in the margin) "A Giant pitcher hit Dodger catcher on head with bat in game today & I want to hear how he was." This refers to an incident in a baseball game on August 22, 1965 where San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hit Los Angeles Dodgers catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl. The rest of the writing is in Hughes hand, the several apparently unrelated comments include: "They are still postponing Saint. That SOB cost this country a tremendous loss of prestige. He ought to be shot. She is so F___ artificial. I am going to work all night and most of it our projects. Is that a part of his swallowing and digesting process? I gonna fly straight..." Wouldn't you love to know what some of these remarks pertain to? Fine condition save for a tear in top margin, transcript included. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    June, 2005
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