new and very personal look at the lives of some of the figures who have shaped our time. Profiles in history set to auction letters that belonged to an anonymous collector, and we start here tonight... See More
new and very personal look at the lives of some of the figures who have shaped our time. Profiles in history set to auction letters that belonged to an anonymous collector, and we start here tonight with a love letter from a man who would become president. An extraordinary window into the personal lives of our leaders, our actors, our musicians. The love letters from dwight d. Eisenhower during world war ii written to his wife, 53 letters in all handwritten and all a reflection of his devotion to his wife mamie. "I just wanted to say you're the greatest gal in the world. I'll never be ine with anyone but you, so please be sure of that and I hope it really means as much to you as ever, loads of love, alway ike." ♪ there is the heartbreaking letter from marilyn monroe to her famed acting teacher, mentor lee straussburg, on stationery from the hotel bel-air. "Dear lee, I'm embarrassed to start this, but thank you for understanding and having changed my life. Even though you changed it i still am lost." She goes on to explain "it's that I get before camera and my concentration and everything I'm trying to learn leaves me," and at the end she writes, "then i feel like I'm not existing in the hurace at all. Love marilyn." ♪ Take it take it baby ♪ ♪ whoo ♪ the typed undated letter from john lennon to linda and paul McCARTNEY AND REFLECTS A DARK Time between the tgers around the time of the band's breakup lennon asking paul McCARTNEY, "DO YOU REALLY THINK Most of today's art came about because of the beltles? I don't believe you're that insane, paul. Do you believe that? When you stop believing it, you might wake up."
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