Janis Joplin: An eight page handwritten letter together with original envelope,  date October 10 (1965),9
Lot 202
Janis Joplin: An eight page handwritten letter together with original envelope, date October 10 (1965),9
£2,200 - 2,800
US$ 3,600 - 4,600

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Janis Joplin: An eight page handwritten letter together with original envelope,
date October 10 (1965),
written in black ink, detailing her life in Port Arthur, including drinking and playing pool in bars, 'Dear Peter.....Its late now - 10P.M.....I've been busy. In fact, right now, I'm completely exhausted, really damn tired. I had a bitch of an afternoon',.. 'I got all meak & shakey [sic] for a while but we finally stopped to eat. Then I felt better but the tape recorder was broken so I just quit. Damn. I'm tired! Well anyway the tape: two blue "Come Back Baby" & "Once I Lived the Life of a Millionaire" and one really pretty ballad "Once I Had a Sweetheart". I hope its alright & I hope the blues dont scare people. I'll send it as soon as I can - tomorrow maybe. Anyway, its engraved with the blood from my cheeks, so I hope you like it...'....'I didn't do anything wrong, except get a little smashed, and I didn't stop thinking about you. I guess someone who is engaged doesn't want to think that his fiancee is going out and playing pool in Texas pubs'.....'Also I made you some Pralines to send to you this morning.'....'Good night, & I really love you, hope aren't mad at me, hope you had a good time at your party last night, and mostly love you xxxxx Janis', on eight pages, the original envelope dated Oct 12 1965, and inscribed 'No. 31', the envelope containing purple stems of flowers mentioned on the last page of the letter, 8 x 6 inches (20 x 15cm) (9)

Footnotes

  • The letter is address to Peter de Blanc, who was Janis Joplin's boyfriend and fiancee in 1965. This was during the period when Joplin had returned to hometown of Port Arthur, Texas to recover from problems with drugs and alcohol.
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