OCEANA LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN
Dear Rita [Harrison]:
Thanks your nice letter just recd.
The reason I have'nt written you for so long - was waiting to hear from you in reply to my last - remember, you asked my advice regarding your making Show Bus. a career, & I suggested you should discuss it with your Grandad? maybe you forgot about it.
Note your Birthday was April 4th. Wish you a belated Happy Birthday & Many Happy Returns - was surprised to know you left school two years ago - have you decided yet what you are going to do or follow as a career, you'll have to give it serious thought now Rita & make up your mind - if its still Show Bus. you'll have to hurry & get started before its too late, the earlier the better.
Glad to know you enjoyed the 'Empire' show - David Whitfield's a singer is'nt he? I've heard of him but never saw him.
There are only a couple of post card pictures of Malibu & are not too interesting, its not a Town & the cards show only sections of the Beach & Ocean which could be anywhere, thats the reason I did'nt send you any.
Mrs laurel & I are feeling pretty good & join in wishing you & your family all the best & trust alls well & happy.
Our love to your Grandad when you see him again & tell him to drop me a line - he owes me one too.!
Bye dear, good luck & God Bless.
David Whitfield (1925-1980) was a a popular British male vocalist. This operatic-style tenor had a predominately female fan base and racked up a string of hits in the 1950s. He was arguably the most successful UK male singer in the U.S. during the pre-rock years. He was the first British vocalist to earn a Gold Record; the first to have a hit in the Top Ten on the Billboard Hot 100 list; and the first British artist to have a million-seller in America.
RUBBER STAMP - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN EXCERPT
Dear Jimmy [Wiseman]:
I get a bit tired of 'Charlie' Weaver's character, he gets very tiresome after a while & becoming boring to me, in fact. There are too many repeat performances on that show, it looks like a stock Co.
Clifford Arquette (1905–1974) was an actor and comedian, famous for his role as “Charley Weaver.” In 1959, Arquette accepted Jack Paar’s invitation to perform on Paar’s Tonight Show on NBC. Arquette depicted the character of “Charley Weaver, the wild old man from Mount Idy.” He would bring along, and read, a letter from his “Mamma” back home. This characterization proved so popular that Arquette almost never again appeared in public as himself, but nearly always as “Charley Weaver,” complete with his squashed hat, little round glasses, rumpled shirt, broad tie, baggy pants and suspenders.