1900c.190019091911191219161916192219271928c.192919301933c. 193419351935193619361936193619401940s1941194219421943194619481950195219521952195519551956195819581958195819591960196119621963196719681969196919691970197119711971197219741974197419761979c. 1980c. 19801981198119821982198319841985198519861986198819881989199019911991199419951997 19 Responses Jane March 3, 2012 Loved the big O with Steve McQueen. Reply Brian March 3, 2012 It’s worth pointing out that the Star Trek letterhead is from the production of the first movie, not the TV show, so it would more properly be dated c.1979-80 rather than 1968. Reply Brian Gonigal March 3, 2012 There’s obviously a mistake with the one for Star Trek: The Motion Picture being listed as from 1968. Even if it’s possible that Roddenbery was trying to make a Star Trek movie happen back then (which I’ve never heard anything to suggest) the depiction of the illustration of the Enterprise is clearly the one from the 1979 movie. Reply Doogie2K March 3, 2012 I was also going to chime in on the Star Trek one. I’d assume that’s 1978, not 1968, since the original series was still on in 1968, whereas the movie was well into production by 1978. Reply Anna March 4, 2012 These are so so cool. I wish I had copies to use as my own stationery! Reply Doug March 4, 2012 A side note: I notice the Converse Shoe l/h belonged to a Mr Paterson, “Receiver” for Converse. Probably that’s Accounts Receivable, not receiver in bankruptcy. Some, like Houdini, needed only a name, or an initial, like D-for-Diana, or a title, like Der Fuehrer. But “Elizabeth Burton” stopped me for a second. These old eyes ain’t what they were. Can anyone read what Bowie had to say to his fan? Reply biopunk March 4, 2012 Dear John, Thank you for your letter. Please forgive the amount of time that has elapsed since I received it but as you know I am either on the road performing or in the studio recording singles and albums and until I sit down with a stack of fan mail every two or three weeks, I don’t realize how much has accumulated. At the moment I am finishing my new album and I hope you are enjoying “Rebel Rebel”, which will be included in the album. I am mad on it. Hope you are. I want you to all know and tell your matesthat the mail I’ve been receiving about performing live again is starting to get to me. I can’t promise but I think you lot will lure me back! You know it is your letters and cards and applause after each show which makes me able to carry on and devise new ideas and schemes to entertain you and make me happy. DON’T EVER STOP! Love on ya! Reply Miss Romwell March 4, 2012 The Bowie letter reads as follows: Dear John, Please forgive the amount of time that has elapsed since I received it but as you know I am either on the road performing or in the studio recording singles and albums and until I sit down with a big stack of fanmail every two or three weeks, I don’t realise how much has accumulated. At the moment I am finishing my new album and I hope you are enjoying ”Rebel Rebel’ which will be included on the album. I’m mad on it. I hope you are too. I want you to all know and to tell your mates that that the mail I’ve been receiving about performing live again is starting to get to me. I can’t promise but I think you lot will lure me back! You know it is your letters cards and applause after each show which makes me able to carry on coming up with new ideas and schemes to entertain you and make me happy. DON’T EVER STOP! Love on ya! Bowie Reply Doug March 5, 2012 Thanks to you both, biopunk and Miss Romwell. Reply nyssa March 6, 2012 I’d heard some Star Wars trivia that the working title for “Return of the Jedi” was originally “Revenge of the Jedi,” but that Lucas decided to change it since revenge was not an appropriate concept for a Jedi. Cool to see in print! Reply drunken salaryman March 14, 2012 Nice. Also, Kurt Vonnegut’s letterhead from when he was running a Saab dealership in Cape Cod during the 60s… http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kvw2g5ImdQ1qac511o1_500.png Reply John Cox March 14, 2012 Thank you for posting that Houdini letterhead. I’ve never seen that before, so I posted it to my Houdini blog. A reader then sent me a copy of a Houdini letter on this very letterhead. What’s amazing is the letter is about the letterhead itself! Apparently, Houdini didn’t care for it. BTW, this was his 1909-10-11 letterhead. http://www.wildabouthoudini.com/2012/03/houdini-letterhead-ive-never-seen.html Reply James March 20, 2012 I’m confused by the one form 1959 that’s blank, with just the handwritten name “Cohen” in the upper right corner… Reply Nice Letterheads March 25, 2012 @James: It’s more than likely for Leonard Cohen. Reply James March 26, 2012 Interesting idea, but I doubt it. I just looked up his dates on Wikipedia, he was a 25-year-old unsuccessful writer then he didn’t even start recording music until 1967. Also odd is that it’s not letterhead, just a blank piece of paper with a last name handwritten in the corner. Very mysterious:) Reply Gordon March 30, 2012 James, regarding the ‘Cohen’ letterhead, please see this letter from Leonard Cohen here > http://typedeck.com/leonard-cohen/ Reply NATHANAEL August 27, 2012 that star wars one is fake. the movie is called return of the jedi. Reply Chris Jones September 28, 2012 Hi Jane These are great, and so often it’s the simple ones which are the best! Great feature thanks. Reply CF November 15, 2012 Whose letter is it ? the year 1946 one …with geometric paterns…is that Frank Lloyd Wright ? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.