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Rowan and Martin
August 16, 1973
To Our Very Best Pal JOHN WAYNE (Or Occupant):
When Dick said to me "Say Dan, we should have JOHN WAYNE in our Hollywood Boys Glee Club", I couldn't have agreed more. I said "I couldn't agree more, Dick, because I have considered JOHN a marvelous performer since his (
her) wonderful performance(s) in SINGING COWBOY, DONOVAN'S REEF, and BOYS IN THE BAND." (Note to secretary: If he ( she) hasn't done anything lately, send version B on the cheap stationery.)
Anyway, JOHN, it was great having you with us on AUG 16, 1973. We enjoyed your singing,
acting, dancing. Thanks again and regards to your wife, husbandor whatever.
In closing, Dick and I both agree that of all the celebrities you, JOHN, were the best one.
Very truly yours,
Dan and/or Dick
P.S. One last thing, JOHN. This is a personal note just to you, so please don't embarrass us by mentioning it to anyone else.
Charles Nelson Reilly
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