From: Bonnie Lambert

                   
Bonnie Lambert and Peter Galassi to Dave Freund Bonnie Lambert and Peter Galassi to Dave Freund

Bonnie Lambert and Peter Galassi to Dave Freund

Rochester-by-the-sea July 26 [text from Peter] Bet you never made any 3-D cards! Hope your summer of freedom is fun. I missed you when I was in NYC—where I totally muffed my lengthly interview w/MOMA—though still haven't received final word. Best, Peter [text from Bonnie] David—When one is writing on the ocean it gets a little squiggly. In a week I am leaving for Montana & Colo. What have you been doing? On Sat. we are going to hear Benny Goodman. xo Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer

Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer

Too bad we didn't make it here...A good view to boot. BGL

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Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs and Joe Riollano Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs and Joe Riollano

Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs and Joe Riollano

Dear P & J We are having a HAPPY HAPPY :) time! Now in Venice [CA] looking for body builders xo Bonnie I like summer—this is the life. A real exciting place & the smog isn't at the beach with us. keep smiling Marshall

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Bonnie Lambert to Dave Freund Bonnie Lambert to Dave Freund

Bonnie Lambert to Dave Freund

Dear Dave—Have we found a bar for you! The Zanzabar. Very cowboy. A bull-rider in a white hat asked me to dance: "Where you from?" "Boulder." "I bought a pickup in Boulder. You a college girl?" "Yes." "I thought so; you look pretty smart. Can I take you home tonight?" "No." "Why not? I'll probably never see you again." "Right." See you in Aug. Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer

Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer

This is for you—a western fantasy indulgence. We all have something. I am very happy— with all the new things we've been doing. xoxo BGL

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Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Hang on. See ya Wed PM xo Bonnie & Marshall

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Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer

Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer

Saturday Dear Marshall—You won't believe it; we are in West Des Moines! Trying to find out why the car keeps missing...a good trick on a Saturday. So, as you can see we are not making great time. Nothing major though. On to Chicago, I hope. Iowa is purdy + has rolled hay. Miss you xoxo Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer (1 of 3) Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer (1 of 3)

Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer (1 of 3)

Dear Marshall, Well, in terms of getting famous, nothing has happened. OK Harris only deals with "cold + dispassionate realism," my pics are "too mystical." Light Gallery is putting me off because V. [Victor] Schraeger is just back in town from Europe; but I will persist. I will take the stuff to the Modern today, + have a lunch date with the guy at Castelli Graphics—he used to be at Light, + is as friend of Peter's [Galassi]. Shuck + jive. Spent yesterday lugging my prints around Soho...

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Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer (2 of 3) Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer (2 of 3)

Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer (2 of 3)

6.30.76 continued and then just wandered around little Italy trying to resist the pastry shops (I didn't, I finally stopped at the Palermo Cafe + indulged my over-active sweet tooth.) This trip was/is very good for dispelling all sorts of emotional-romantic ties with Peter [Galassi]. Will explain more when I see you, which is too far away. xoxoxo Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer (3 of 3) Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer (3 of 3)

Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer (3 of 3)

later the same day. found this + a few other treasures for you on my walk home. It is very hot here + of course, wet. I am really getting into iced coffee—I'm having my 3rd glass for today. Saw a show of Japanese kimono—exquisite things. One took a year to tie (for the tie-dye) + a year to untie. Now that is art! Wish you were here with me. [heart] BGL

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Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone

Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone

Thursday July 1, 1976 Dear Mark—NYC is mostly weird & sweaty. Lots to look at & to smell. Yesterday at the Whitney I saw a whole roomful of religious furniture made out of silver & gold foil. It is the best art I've seen so far, & maybe ever. Hope your bicentennial celebrations are memorable. Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer

Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer

7.2.76 This is the cold eye of disbelief + this is where I am now. I'm at Light Gallery + Victor [Schraeger] is late, + I'm getting depressed 'cause I got your nice card, but it was sooo laconic + far away, + I stayed in bed too long or not long enough, + then when I did go out the wind was blowing real hard. later, having talked with Victor, I feel like I chocked [sic] on the Cracker Jack prize. Oh well, maybe I'll get over it after I eat my swiss cheese sandwich. love, Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer

Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer

July 4, 1976 Dear Marshall—The Empire State Building is now lit up in red, white + blue lights. It IS beautiful. And my poor Chrysler Building gets nary a bare bulb. Today we will watch the tall ships + I will eat one of those 10 million hot dogs. Forgive me my last bout of petulance (?); I am better about it all but it will all wait till I see you. I can't wait. love, BGL

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Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs and Joe Riollano Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs and Joe Riollano

Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs and Joe Riollano

Dear Paul & Joe—We are in Cooke City, Mont. in a very primitive, but beautiful cabin—there is a linoleum braided rug on the floor. Rain all day today in Yellowstone, but we walked to Morning Glory Pool, nonetheless. Having a WONDERFUL time. xoxo Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone

Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone

9.8.76 Dear Mark—Billings doesn't have much magic for us: 2 days are quite enough. The car had to be re-aligned, but otherwise everything is A-OK. On to Chico Hot Springs & Glacier. I am happy you made it to my opening. xo Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer

Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer

Friday Achtoeber 12, 1976 Dearest Marshall, I suppose you already have this card, but here's another. It was wonderful to talk to you. I miss you. I am going to do some photos on the light box—using the slide film + the flash. Just in case I get to learn Cibachrome (+ it looks like I might—in a week or two) I can be ready—how about a 16 x 20 monochrome? Nice huh? love, BGL

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Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer

Bonnie Lambert to Marshall Mayer

Tue. pm Dear MM—The 1st day at work wasn't TOO bad. I made a few mistakes on the cash register/computer. How was your 1st day? Hope you are keeping your temper under control. Please check for mail on Fri. because no key to get in on Sunday. xoxoxoxoxo B.

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Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone

Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone

May 18, 1977 Hey Mark, Thanks for the special delivery. a real surprise + feat. Guess you're abt. ready for Bean Town. Let us know where you are when. We bought 1/2 interest in Marshall's brother's camper, + he is bringing it down in abt. 10 days. More road trips! Thanks too for the box of leftovers + goodies. It's getting warm here. love, Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

[from Bonnie] Dear Mark, Argus + Sherlock (+ Andy if he's there), We are driving slowly taking in ALL the sights. Now we are about to enter Yosemite. Lots of anglers up here in the Sierras. xo Bonnie [from Marshall] Welcome to L.A. Hope there's no earthquakes where you are. It's nice to go at a leisurely pace again. Marshall

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