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

Canada Girl Collects “Serviettes”!

2505 -27 St.
Vernon, British Colombia
Canada
Oct. 25,1963
Dear Ilona,
Thanks a lot for your letter and the postcard that you snt me. The letter was very enjoyale and the postcard will be added to my collection. I would appreciate it if you snet me some postcards of the area around Detroit.
I never liked going to show until just recently. Isn’t that funny? But now I’m bitten by the “show bug” and really love seeing them. You see, living in Bernon, you only have 1 channel on T.V., 1 theatre and 1 drive-in. I didn’t see any of the shows you saw exept “Parent Trap”. Mom saw”The Miracle Worker” though. I enjoy Walt Disney’s movies. The ones that I’ve seen are:
“Toby Tyler”- Kevin Corcoran
“Pollyanna” – Haley Mills.
“Third Man on the Mountain” – James MacArthur.
“101 Dalmations”
“Swiss Family robinson” – John Mills, tommy Kirk, Jim MacArthur,Kevin Corcoran.
“The Absent-minded Professor” – Fred MacMurray , Tommy Kirk.
:Sonn of Flubber”-
“Babes in Toyland” – Tommy Sands, Annette.
“Savage Sam” – Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran.
Two days ago I saw “Spencers Mountain”, staring Jim MacArthur, Henry fonda, Maureen O’hara. But that wasn’t on of Walt Dianey’s. I’m looking forward to seeing Summer Magic with Layley Mills. I also can’t wait till Dick Chamberlain stars in Twilight of Homour!! I guess you heard that I simply can’t get him out of my head! I’m not nuts about him, I’m serious! Mon’s getting real worried! I’m glad you said Kildare was better than Casey! I like Ben Casy (the program) too; but I LOVE Jim Kildare! (I can’t spell very well can I)? It’s my first year of typing. Please tell me what you like about Dick, if you do. I love to get people’s opinions on him.
Yes I have many pennants. I put some of them on the wals of my room. These are the places I have received pennants from:
In Alberta: Jasper Park & Banff’s Gondola lift.
In California: Los Angeles, Disneyland & Trees of Mystery & Hollywood! (wow)!
In washington: Spokane, The Dry Falls & Grand Coulee Dam.
In Arizona: The Meteor Crater
In Colorado: Glenwood Springs.
That’s about all!
Thank you very much for offering me some stamps from Germany! I’d love to have a few. I wish I could write in some German for you. I can speak quite a bit, but writing is a different matter.
What are your favorite T.V. shows? Even though we only have 1 channel here I still have my favorites. They are as follows: 1. Dr. KILDARE. 2. Patty Duke Show. 3. Ben Casey. 4. Bonanza. 5. Reach for the Top. 6. You Asked For It. 7. Ed Sullivan. 8. Password. 9. Misterogers (har har!) 10. Stump the Stars.
Sorry this is such a short letter, (it took me about 2 hours to type it aming billions of mistakes).
‘Bye for now; hope to har from you soon!
Best wishes &
All my love,
Joy
P.S. – I hope your family are all well. Give my greetings to TEDDY!
Tell me if you want “stuff”:
Postcards
Pennants
Stamps
Movie star pix
Pix of Dick
Serviettes (I collect fancy & original ones).
Or anything
O.K.?
P.P.S.
Thanks for giving your birthday!
Love ya’
Joy

February 7, 8, 9

7TH
We took two Iowa tests today.
I went to take playroom suty at 12:45, Patrice came with me. Sinic the kids are a little mentalyill, we had a little trouble. There are 12 & 1 was absent. We had free play, played some games. After that we went to instrumental. I slid on the floor a couple of times. Hurt my knee a little.
Tomorrow’s the big day.
Ya-who boy-o-boy

8TH
Today I went to the Henry Ford Hos..
I missed homeroom & homemaking. We had fun. There wasn’t enough cars so I called up daddy and asked if he could drive. The elevators were murder. We went from the 1st floor to the 17th. Our guide o-o-la-la. Hes no Richard Chaimberland but good enough. We stayed in the center part. The two sides housed patents.
We didn’t see an operation.

9TH
Lynn Kenny got balded out in Art. It was Sec. 13 last class. I was cleaning up. Miss Kazakos yelled at him for asking why he should do something she told him. He looked a sight. I almost burst out laughing. It was funny. This happened yesterday.