15 February 2014

Rock's invitation to party

Lauren Bacall was the star of the Broadway play "The Cactus Flower", which opened in December 1965 and would run for two years. Her good friend Rock Hudson, whom she had played with in "Written on the wind" (1956), wanted to throw a party in her honour on 21 October 1966, welcoming her back to Los Angeles. A week before the party, Rock Hudson sent a telegram to Agnes Moorehead (with whom he had starred in "Magnificent obsession" (1954) and "All that heaven allows" (1955)), announcing that "that Broadway Cactus Flower, Lauren Bacall, is coming to town", and inviting Agnes to the pajama party he'd be giving at his home the following week. Incidentally, Rock Hudson was known for giving great parties (in case you're interested, on YouTube there's a clip of a party Rock gave on Labour Day 1965, also with Lauren Bacall present (click here)).


Transcript:

OCT 14 66
BEVERLY HILLS CALIF
MISS AGNES MOOREHEAD
1023 NORTH ROXBURY DR BEVERLY HILLS CALIF

THAT BROADWAY CACTUS FLOWER, LAUREN BACALL, IS COMING TO TOWN, SO I HOPE THAT YOU CAN JOIN ME IN WELCOMING HER BACK FRIDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER TWENTY-FIRST, AT EIGHT P.M. SLACKS, LOUNGING PAJAMAS ARE IN ORDER. NO TIES. COME EARLY AND STAY LATE, MUSIC AND DANCING AT NINETY FOUR ZERO TWO BEVERLY CREST DRIVE. PARKING BOYS WILL TAKE YOUR CAR AT LINDA CREST (EAST OFF COLDWATER) AND BEVERLY CREST. RSVP BRADSHAW TWO FIVE SEVEN ONE ONE

ROCK HUDSON.

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