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23, 1944, to Mollye Spaelti
22, 1944, to Mollye Spaelti
27, 1944, to Ada Snow
30, 1944, to columnist Jimmy Starr
27, 1944, to actress Lotte Palfi
1, 1944, to Dorothy Cain
29, 1944, to Bob Thorell
12, 1944, to Clifton Webb
4, 1945, to James Pattarini
to Julian Kappmeier)
21, 1945, to Private Bill Seay
29, 1945, to Corporal Lawrence Cressy
11, 1945, to columnist Jimmy Starr
8, 1945, to Joseph Sokol
4, 1946, to Joseph Sokol
4, 1947, to H.N. Swanson
15, 1947, to Leslie Powell
10, 1948, to NY Post columnist Leonard Lyons
Thank you so much for your encouraging letter about Frazier.
The thing that disturbs me most, Lennie, is that George keeps telling people I have lied to him, when I have not. He says I have lied about
my age, and has indicated to Billy Haines in a letter to him that I was born in 1903, which is a lie and I'll take an oath on my four
children's heads that it is.
Also, he claims I was married before I came into pictures. Someone called me and said "Who is Colisimo?" I said "What do you mean – who
is Colisimo? You must mean what is Colisimo – that's where they have the football games." Then they read me a paragraph from one of the
local columns saying that George Frazier was out here to prove that I had once been married to someone by the name of Colisimo. That, too,
I will take an oath on that I have never been married before Douglas or that I have ever heard of Mr. Colisimo – whoever he might be.
George also said in his letter to Billy Haines, "What does she take me for, a complete idiot? Doesn't she know that I would have talked
to Colisimo's friends?"
Honestly, Lennie, I really don't know what to do with a guy who seems to believe he is
right. I have not lied about any one of those items, and I cannot understand why anybody would ever say I have been married to this
gentleman or how his friends think they might be able to contribute something. It is unbelievable that he is gullible enough to believe
I have grown up publicly and made all my mistakes publicly. Everything I have ever done has certainly been recorded and there is
no possible reason why I should lie about anything, but apparently George will not be convinced that I am not lying.
Would you please be an angel and clear him up on these two items? I really don't know how I can do it since he does not seem to believe
me. By the way, who the hell is Colisimo and when was I supposed to have been married to him?
If Frazier would only pick up the phone, reverse the charges, and ask me these questions, rather than to ask people all over New York and
to send letters to various and sundry people all over California, it would be so nice and in keeping with my opinion of him when I saw
him. But suddenly to have all hell break loose when he leaves California and to have my name thrust about in a very unflattering
manner, is anything but what I thought George Frazier would do.
George has contacted everyone except me which, I think, is a little unfair. If he has any accusations to make, they should certainly be
made to the person involved – me.
Bless you for all your valuable time I taken up. My love to you and Sylvia.
1948 to columnist Jimmy Starr
MGM executive Eddie Mannix
5, 1949, to Norman Stuart
10, 1949, to Bill Seay
13, 1949, to Louise Hazuka
19, 1949, to Lilyan Miller
28, 1949, to Willard Slawter
26, 1949, to Mrs. David E. Jacobs
25, 1949, to Peter Windsor
23, 1949, to Joan Conord
29, 1949, to Katherine Le Blanc
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