Letter to a Friend
from Johnny Eck
August 13- 86
Was thrilled to have your package of 4 8X10 photos - they are
far better than any I have.
How can I ever thank
Mark Feldman (2
local publisher) had a fabulous collection of Freaks photos)
didn't very sudden and left no will. Those living close to
his apartment in Silver spring, MO cleaned him out.
I was fortunate to
get my original manuscript (loss one or two pages) returned -
which means I shall have to re-write it. However, the East
Coast has been almost devoid of rain and suffering from HEAT.
I was forced to close my painting. But that's good - I can
now go back on my writing, hopefully to get something going
this time around.
Nick, keep a
look-out on 2 8X10 still showing me with Tod Browing's wife
standing next to her miniature (compact sedan?) Nov. 1931.
I am on the hood of the car. Also there's a great 8X10
shot floating of a line-up of the FREAKS wagons which were all
ready to be smashed, burned or wrecked (8 in the line up) also
those beautiful teams of heavy draft horses. Mark Feldman
had these photos, but they belonged to a collector friend of
I have a friend in
Boston who is also a collector but he has no photos to compare
(as yet) with yours.
I believe Fory
Ackerman can help all of us - Fory's tiny Chihuahua, Bonnie
Barker, "writes" love letters - with photos to our "Major
Mr. Nick, whatever
you do or send to me is more than appreciated. Keep up the
P.S. those Famous
Freak Photos really brought back some brilliant memories!
thank you so much!
Your East Coast
1- Cast of Todd Browning's
2- Background R Crumb - King
of the Freaks
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