From: Paul Briggs (deceased)

                   
Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert

Dear Bonnie—Hope your trip was at least a little eventful to spice things up. Got motivated to work more on quilt so maybe it'll be done when U retn. Will probably resort 2 use Ellen's [Manchester] machine as I've some ideas w/ curvy lines. Hope 2 get Ellen out 4 a hike soon as I get out of work this wk. Let me know what's going on. As ever—Paul

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Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Ellen Manchester Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Ellen Manchester

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Ellen Manchester

Dear friends—got out of here to NYC on a whim—happened very quick but here I am for a few weeks—w/ a job even! Not too exciting one—repairing & painting crates & wardrobe trunks at N. Y. St. Theater, but pay is good at $6.85/hr. I wondered if you two could recommend anything that I mustn't miss here in Big Apple. So far I only plan 2 C Coney Island (want to do foto expose of house of horrors w/ flash showing mechanism of the giant tarantulas, etc.) and Jap [Japanese] movies & LIGHT [Gallery]. Any good p.c. places? As ever—Paul—c/o Price [street address redacted]

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Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Ellen Manchester Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Ellen Manchester

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Ellen Manchester

Dear friends—Sometimes hard to make up my mind whether 2 go out or stay in & watch TV—good movies! Like "Latin Lovers" etc. Outside all you do is stand in lines which isn't all bad when looking at people's shoes. Been "snapping" a few of those wedgies, platforms, white corofam [corfam] loafers, Chinese zorries, engineer boots, etc. & a whole roll at St. of Lib. [Statue of Liberty] yesterday. We can have a slide show when I get back. Paul

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Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert

—LONGHAIRS! Dear Bonnie—Thanx 4 1-derful p. kards—hope U like this 1—latest singin' sensation from swinging Carnaby St. Sorry we couldn't make it to Ellen's [Manchester] the other nite but would still B up 2 a LO LIFE NITE & have found several new exciting Bars about town. Let me know you address or give me a ring on tele.—XO Paul

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

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Dear friends—Thanks for nice wkend. Have Mark [Johnstone?] get you over to Rose Alverson [Arveson] Simmons Shrine before you go off to L.A. as it would be a good pre-Calif. event what w/ all the plastic there. Remember 2 let me know when U R Boulder bound & U can C enlarger & can have if U want it. Bring some blankets or padding to carry it w/ if U want it. I'm busy still setting up new house & darkroom—[street address redacted]. FUN FAX: "ARAPAHOE" in Arapahoe means "tattooed on the chest." C. U. soon—Paul

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

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

—this is an elk! Dear friends—have finally been getting a little snow. T&A [Tom Breeden and Andrea Jennison] went skiing w/ me last week on Berthoud Pass. I'm working on some drawings to reproduce at Moss Printing Early Bird Special—50 8 1/2 x 11's for $1.00 for line copies. We went to PINK FLAMINGOS & FEMALE TROUBLE last nite & it was quite a bill to see. One is certainly assaulted all night long. Hope U R well & happy—yours—Paul

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

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Dear B&M—Saw this, quite attractive & primitive w/ much animal & Biblical sculpture in yard. Been a Busy-"B" this wk putting veg. garden in & dreaming of summer wild plants in mts. Ted Thomas has a wonderful new print show—all Big Time Wrestling subject—went w/ T&A [Tom Breeden and Andrea Jennison]. Summer dreams are still LA oriented so maybe I'll see you in a few months. XO Paul

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Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Dear Bonnie & Marshall—Thanx so much for COLORED PEOPLE—a real treasure & in time for last few blooms of season on own collection. Hope card to T&A [Tom Breeden and Andrea Jennison] got there in time 2 C some things. I'm in Bldr [Boulder, CO] for only another month as am in process of buying a house on north side of City Park in Denver. Joe & I broke up (AGAIN!) but for last time I hope. Was done peacefully & we are still friends. Still hope 2 C U latter part of summer. XO Paul

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

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Dear Friends—thanx for nice article of clothing—Saw T&A's [Tom Breeden and Andrea Jennison] new place last wknd & she had some of your "things" out as well. We went to Veedawoo [Vedauwoo] rocks & Ames Monument. The aspen are out & skies are blue so it was very pretty. Barbara [Houghton] and Paula [Crane] bought cowboy hats when we went western shopping in Cheyenne—I had to resist not buying anything. Hope U R well. XO P.

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

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Dear B&M—I got your directions & shouldn't have any problems. I'll be traveling south through Ariz cactus country on way there & may see Kay Urry for a day in Tempe, so do not expect me until Wed 23rd. I hope I can help out with Turkeyday festivities & am looking forward to seeing you all. C. U. soon XO P.

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

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Dear B&M—Happy New Year! Have been real busy over holidays but has been a very nice Xmas. Finally got all my slides back so will send for you 2 C after I make a few Xeroxes (?). I am still futzing with the plants I brought back—repotting, etc. & am very happy with these little "pets." How are your little pets? Still as wild? Best wishes to you for the new year. Paul

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Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

w/ NAMU Feb 20 Dear B&M—visited w/ T&A [Tom Breeden and Andrea Jennison] last night as were in town. Hope to see them next wkend up there, as I go through, for a visit to Grand Junction. Have been working on a desert view drawing of Arizona repleat [sic] w/ jackalopes and UFO's not to mention cholla, saguaro, agave et al. Tonight I try & make a quiche—never tried before so hope it cooks well. Don [Morreale?] gave me 2000 of the same pc—a 40's Colfax motel card & I don't know what to do w/ them! xo P

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Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert

Dear Bonnie—thanx 4 surprise pac—received in good shape. Here is a pic of an early rolling cafe, but head cook I don't see. Went to Cheyenne on wkend‚ just took it easy & went on a hike out Veedawoo [Vedauwoo] way. Very windy! I have some color xeroxes to send you soon of aquatic & cactus views, they look like frozen color TV. Adios amigos—Paul

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

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

NOTE [lizard] Dear B&M—Been going to mts. lately to see all the spring beauties coming up, but still much snow high up. Saw Ellen M. [Manchester] at restaurant w/ Breckenr. [Breckenridge] friends working on 20x24 Polaroid prints of Colo. mts. like old surveys. She looks good, but I haven't seen the pix yet. Want to, of course. Have had out-of-town friends & went to local roller coasters—try yours in S.D. [San Diego]! As ever—Paul

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

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Dear B&M—Where did you get old of a crinkle-cutter (as seen on last p.c.)? I'd sure like one! Have been up to Wyo & camping with T&A [Tom Breeden and Andrea Jennison] in hot spgs. area. Very nice along Platte [River]—high water, huge cottonwoods, much wildlife. Was good to exit from city for while [sic]. Will go hiking above Ward [CO] tomorrow—still much snow. As ever—Paul

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

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Dear friends—How's w/ U? Been keeping busy working & working on house, but will take time off to go to Frontier Daze & see Dolly Parton next week. I haven't been getting to mts [mountains] as much as I'd like—city life is so involving, as you well know; what w/ all the socializing I'm seeing lately, I hardly have much time to myself. But summer is the season. Been doing some erotic western drawings—boots, saddles, cowboys, cactus, etc. XO Paul

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

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

"HIGH DRAMA" Dear Bonnie & Marshall—I would like to see info on stereo camera making. Please send. Cheyenne was fun (w/ 18 people—a lot). Ellen [Manchester], Denver crowd & others, went dancing at Mayflower Hotel—pancake breakfast you would have enjoyed—parade, etc. Fortunately, I went camping for a few days afterward in Medicine Bow Mts & went to hot springs (unfortunately not nude) in Saratoga. xo P.

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

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Dear Bonnie & Marshall—Saw Ellen M. [Manchester] on TV—a short interview w/ pix of [William Henry] Jackson fading into pix of her rephoto project. Very nice. Tomorrow I take my yearly trek up Mt. Audubon (Indian Pks) w/ brother Cole. I always love going up it, and always enjoy views from mt. tops. Hope you are well & happy. Paul

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Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert

Dear B—glad you got to Joshua tree & palm oasis—I sure loved it there, but I missed the date shakes. Have had a flu for few daze & am staying home drawing desert views. XO P.

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

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Welcome to LA! What part of town are you in? As long as there are a few palms around I'm sure you'll both feel at home. Any Agave Americanus? Hope to get up to Breckenridge this wkend but it snowed there a couple of days ago. This summer I'm working part time w/ Nat'l Park Architects drawing renderings of an old abandoned for near Mont.—N.D. line. Will stay in Denver though. XO Pablo

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