Oh Joy! Richard Chamberlain Obsessed

2505-27th Street,
Vernon, B.C.,
December 21st, 1963
Dear Ilona,
Thank you very much for your letter and Xmas card. I also liked the postcard and I am all fro trading postcards of our city.
Yes, I do belong to a fan club. You couldn’t guess which one it is, though! Well, I guess you can,. It’s the “National Richard Chamberlain Fan club”. ‘Ever hear of him?! It costs $2.00 and I got a 8X11 glossy, photo of him standing in front of a haystack(!) 4, 4X5 candid, glossy photos, a membership card and membership button. You also get 2 journals a year, (that’s as long as your membership lasts) and once every two months about “Chamberlain Chatter bulletins. That’s about the only thing I’ve had reslts with. I sent away for a photo offer from Teen Fann Club with a life membership—but they were the crummiest things you ever saw! Thank goodness that there was a refunded guarantee! Only I haven’t got my money back yet. It was a dollar. I also sent away for (what I thought was a great) picture offer from “16” magazine, but haven’t got anything yet.
That was only in the early part of Nov. though. Do you belong to any fan club or subscribe to any movie magazine? I don’t pre scibe to any. (Don’t know whether it’s sub scribe or pre scribe. I know that there isn’t a space between them either but I do it automatically)!
I did send you a teleguide ending Dec. 14, after you wrote and asked me to. I think it is a good idea and would like you to send me one of yours. Sorry that this is so hard to read with mistakes and all, but this typewriter needs a new typewriter ribbon, which is what I am giving Dadfor Xmas. That’s not all of course! I just thought I’d tell you how I’m wrapping it. You know how small it is, well I put it in a bout 5 boxes till it got to be the size of a shoe box! I can’t wait to see his face when he opens it!
Why in the workd did you want to know if we have Franco-american spaghetti up here? Of course we do but we’ve never tried it yet. Will do, sometime. Do you like it? Is it good? Do you get chef-Boy-ar-Dee (?) pizza down there? ‘Just trying to be funny! Have you ever tasted pizza before? I never have. What’s it like? )I want a real good description, now)!
I’m sure anxious to see “Twilight of honour”. I don’t quite know whether I’ll like the show but would like to see Dick act a different part other than Kildare! I just saw Kidare half an hour ago! It was tremendous!!! It was in the maternity war—remember tht one!? When he “cried” over that 17 year – old girl dying, I nearly had a baby myself! I was bawling my eyes out! And when my firlfriend phoned seconds after I still couldn’t talk to her! Can you imagine that?! I also had an exciting incident on my birthday, Dec. 14, Dad started to play a record on the player while I was unwrapping my presents—and guess what it was ? When I heard it (you guessed it;) I started to bawl again, because it was “Blue Guitar”! Dick’s new 45 recording! It’s great!! On the flip side (and I sure do flip over it!) is “They Long To Be Close To You”. If you don’t have the record yet I’ll send you the words if you want. Do you ?!
I don’t think I want a “Stamp Finder” as I am not interested in stamp collecting that much but thanks loads for the stamps from Germany anyway! I still like to collect them “unofficially”! I will send you some of mine soon. You didn’t say if you wanted me to send you movie star pix. I can’t see how you can refuse! I am sending you one of dick, I hope you don’t mind!!
I would like very much to write to that Nigerian girl. What’s she like, do your know? Please tell me if you do. I’ll sendyou one of mine to make us even.
Her name is Linda Wodden (pronounced Vodden) and her address is R.R. #2, Pickering, Ont. She is also a Canadian like me and is 16 years old. She is very nice.
This seems like a short letter but it really isn’t to me that is, When you type with this machine you get pretty tired after the first sentence!!
Well, bye for now, Hope to hear from you soon with more scoop!
Love,

Joy

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