A Russ Meyer homage to his friend, Fred Mandl

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A Russ Meyer homage to his friend, Fred Mandl

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A Russ Meyer homage to his friend, Fred Mandl
Comprising Fred Mandl's obituary in Variety dated March 13, 1985, along with two short tribute ads to Mandl from various periodicals; a handwritten sign presumably written by Mandl's family while he was in the hospital, instructing that no visitors be allowed except for Russ Meyer; a hospital "Patient Visitor" tag; a masthead for the March 1, 1985 issue of Variety; an homage to Mandl from Meyer listing Mandl's accomplishments; and two small plaques, each inscribed, "Fred Mandl / ... A Very Best Friend / 1985," all arranged in a Perma Plaque display. Together with a postcard sent to Meyer by Mel Fowler featuring an illustration drawn by Fowler of Meyer with a big-busted mermaid, on which Fowler writes, "And also - Russ - the fishing is very good, too! / Mel F.," mounted on Perma Plaque. Fred Mandl was a newsreel cameraman who worked on several of Meyer's films and was a lifelong friend. Mel Fowler was another friend of Meyer's and the art director for two of his films.
Overall: 17 x 23 x 1 in.; smaller plaque: 6.25 x 8 in.
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A Russ Meyer homage to his friend, Fred Mandl
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