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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Aldous Huxley to George Orwell

March 9, 2012 15:45

Ken Kesey to The New York Times

November 30, 2011 10:06

On January 7, 1964, having held his tongue for two months despite a steady stream of criticism, author Ken Kesey wrote the following letter to The New York Times in defence of the Broadway adaptation of his novel, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest; a stage show which had attracted a fair amount of bad press.

Harvey Weinstein to Errol Morris

November 26, 2011 09:50

It's a mystery that traces an injustice. It's scarier than NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. It's like a trip to the Twilight Zone. People have compared it to IN COLD BLOOD with humor.

Leonard Nimoy to Gene Roddenberry

November 23, 2011 18:31

An angry Leonard Nimoy wrote the following letter in July of 1976, after learning that a Star Trek blooper reel had been shown in public without his consent. The letter, sent to the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry, is brimming with annoyance and clearly spells out - not for the first time it seems - the reasons behind Nimoy's stance.

John Keats to Fanny Brawne

November 22, 2011 09:38

John Keats can safely be said to be the master of the modern British love poetry. Although he died very young, his fame has seen the test of time. At the age of 23 he met and fell in love with Fanny Brawne

Kurt Cobain's suicide note to Boddah

November 17, 2011 10:00

On April 8th of 1994, an electrician discovered the body of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain at the musician's home in Lake Washington, with a shotgun resting on his chest; a bullet wound to his head; and the following handwritten letter on a nearby table.

Snyders on sinking of Titanic

November 16, 2011 10:54

Here we are again both safe and sound — thankful and glad to be home. You perhaps have not heard of the way we reached safety. I can't tell you all about it — but no doubt you have seen or read my account in some paper — because that would take a very long time and would fill a book.

Harry Houdini to Dr. W.J. McConnell

November 11, 2011 22:03

Want to dictate my experiences and feeling as soon as possible, while it is fresh in my mind. It is now 5:10 P. M. Have had one half an hour's sleep and feel fairly comfortable.

King Vidor to Jim Murray

November 10, 2011 10:11

In a bid to draw some high-profile attention to an issue which is clearly aggravating him, Hollywood director King Vidor writes a letter to renowned L.A. Times sportswriter Jim Murray and speaks of the "disgraceful" public toilets on offer at the Dodger Stadium, public toilets he claims to be the worst in the world.

George H Bush to George W Bush

November 5, 2011 19:05

First, I can't begin to tell you how great it was to have you here at Camp David. I loved the games (the Marines are still smarting over their 1 and 2 record), I loved Christmas Day, marred only by the absence of Sam and Ellie.

Michael Parkinson to Spike Milligan

October 25, 2011 10:00

The following ridiculous letter – and we mean that in the best possible sense – was written in 1982 by chat show host Michael Parkinson, and sent to a friend and much-loved comedian who was an interviewee of his on numerous occasions.

Charles Bukowski to a Journalist

October 24, 2011 10:47

In 1985, following a complaint from a local reader, the staff at the Public Library in Nijmegen decided to remove Charles Bukowski's book, Tales of Ordinary Madness, from their shelves whilst declaring it "very sadistic, occasionally fascist and discriminatory against certain groups (including homosexuals)."

Guy de Maupassant to his father

October 20, 2011 10:00

This morning I received your two letters and I am sorry and embarrassed. I am far from blaming you, instead I was `sic` to thank you a thousand times the rush you have made me change

Charles Darwin to Sir Joseph Hooker

October 19, 2011 09:44

Charles Darwin, in a letter to renowned botanist and great friend Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, begins to reveal the idea of Natural Selection (or 'the simple way').

Harry Truman to Roman Bohnen

October 17, 2011 10:51

Late 1946, a preview screening of The Beginning or the End - a film on bombing of Hiroshima - was shown to President Harry Truman. He was unhappy, in particular due to Roman Bohnen's unflattering portrayal of Truman as a callous person, and made his displeasure known.


Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017