B38923 – Ringo Starr Typed & Signed 1969 Letter To A Journalist (UK)


A piece of ‘Magic Christian’ letterhead paper on which Ringo Starr has typed and signed a letter to a journalist named Gaye Search. The letter reads:

‘Dear Gay, You sat down with pen and book of what I said Notes you took you where to stay for just a while but you stayed longer cause I liked your style. Thank you for a pleasant day Ringo’.

Ringo has signed the letter first name only in black ballpoint pen. The letter is housed in the original ‘Magic Christian’ envelope on which Ringo has typed the address. Interestingly the letter is postmarked Richmond & Twickenham 29th April 1969, this was after Ringo had finish his days filming for ‘Magic Christian’ at Twickenham Studios before he moved on to EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London to overdub his lead vocal for ‘Octopus’s Garden’. The letter comes with a letter from the original recipient that reads:

‘1968 (sic), Interviewed Ringo at Twickenham Studios in West London where he was filming The Magic Christian with Peter Sellers. It was for a women’s magazine. I think Petticoat I was freelance working for several different magazines, but that seems most likely. I was allocated an hour but wound up staying longer because we got on very well. Filming involves an awful lot of hanging about and he had nothing else to do. I also think he was having fun! The letter arrived a few days later…’

The envelope measures 22cm x 11cm (8.6 inches x 4.25 inches). The condition is very good plus. The letter measures 15cm x 21cm (5.9cm x 8.2 inches). The condition is near mint.

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