Bates, Jesse V. signed typewritten letter to Zora Neale Hurston, Los Angeles. (1p. (frag. only) 7 1/2 x 10 1/2). Molotov...
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Finding Guide: A Guide to the Zora Neale Hurston Papers
 Material Information
Title: Bates, Jesse V. signed typewritten letter to Zora Neale Hurston, Los Angeles. (1p. (frag. only) 7 1/2 x 10 1/2). Molotov; Elvis Presley; Hollywood.
Series Title: Correspondence
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Publication Date: Not Dated
Physical Location:
Box: 2
Folder: 73
Subjects / Keywords: Hurston, Zora Neale
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Source Institution: University of Florida
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System ID: AA00009755:00009

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get three thousand bucks ahead spot-cash, andt-hat wornt take
as long as you mi~ght th*iink. saving money is .ju srs easy as
spending it; just develope a few~ habits anld sti to em!
I do not entend to spend the rest of my life ritih .d:1xt woman,
incidentally she is seventy three years old (JEE ).~
of course she dont lookr I it.u~t those ,Ire the I~Xfi,:tsin the
;case never the less. -h-
TTell Zors so much for my end of the tales of Ifoe. It sure
has been stinlking hot here today excactly lo8 deSgges,
,I see byl to`nights paper that old bolshevik2-lol-tov !as
arrested along w~ith two other big shot reds, hope they
takle em out a crucify em by thke balls! Serve eni bloody well
right, i never did likre that faootball head Ilolotor.
I alsD read that Elvis the Pelvis Pressley got smacked .up
in a car header anld his gal friend got Irilled,''to~a it wasn't
him,to get it instead of her.......,fresh kid. '.lith a lot
of 16 Folleyw~o od luck. By the w~ay I fixed a watch for
B3rian Ohearn few~ w~eeks agro andhes a big shot hollywood actor
I know~ how you worship those birds... heh b~eh....
Im just kidding yQou Zora. Far as y;our concerned they! could
all drop dead hey? Id better chsoe dow~n nowr and pick up the
,Jife, shes out here-in this lobby Ihp o ildo
mie a line Zora, and also arrange a~ have meu meet somefyu
friends here in L,.A. as I would be delightedy to do so.

Jesse V. Bates.
General Delivery, Lo ,ageles,
I can,t have youn wrIite to me at m3y residential address that's
fa-ir~lyobviouas isntt it? i~f the wrar dept got aboldC of~ a letter
from you say brother I would have it! probably she would ''
slit my throat from A to azzer while asleep.: heh ch......

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