10 June 2014

The sausage arrived and it's mighty good!

The following letter comes from Robert Taylor and concerns a sausage. Taylor wrote the letter to Colonel Tom Parker, the legendary manager of Elvis Presley, on 28 December 1958. Apparently Colonel Parker had sent Taylor a letter a few weeks earlier asking whether his package had arrived, and this is Taylor's answer (incidentally, Taylor was married to Ursula Thiess at the time and the three-and-a-half year old "Monster" he mentions in the letter is their son Terrance): 


December 28

Dear Colonel Parker ----

The answer to your letter of December 16th is----"Yer damned right the sausage arrived and it's good-- mighty good!---- and if anybody tells you it ain't you should slug 'em!

Seriously Colonel, thanx for your kind thoughtfullness---and I'm saving the name and address of the outfit who makes this stuff so's I can order more.

Your special Xmas card also arrived and thanx again. We Taylors had a fine time on Xmas Eve and our young "Monster", aged 3 1/2, is really starting to get into the spirit of things. 

My best to you and Elvis---hope you had a fine Xmas too---and that 1959 will be a great year for all of you.

As ever,
Bob (signed)

Robert Taylor loved writing letters. He often took his typewriter with him to the set to write letters in between scenes. Here we see Taylor behind the scenes of "Quo Vadis" (1951) typing away, while co-star Deborah Kerr was busy knitting.


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    1. I don't own the letter. You can click on the link below the image to see where I got it from.