This prayer has been sent to you
for good luck. The original copy came from the Brill Building. It has been
down Highway 61 and Route 66, around the world via jet air and sublicensed
in allterritories. THE LUCK HAS BEEN SENT TO YOU!! You obviously
need it. You are to receive Good Luck within four working days after recieving
this letter, unless stipulated in section 6, paragraph "A".
This is NO JOKE!!! Your Good Luck is in the mail.
Send twenty copies of this letter to people you know who can use a bit of luck. Please do not send money: Promotional records are O.K. Do not place this letter in your out file for your secretary to take care of after she does her nails. It must leave within (96) ninety-six hours after you recieve it. Add your name to the bottom of the list (professional names are acceptable) and leave off the name at the top of the list when recopying this list. You may ad information about what happened to you if you ever recieved this letter before- NO HYPES PLEASE!- a Good Luck.
FOR NO REASON SHOULD THIS CHAIN BE BROKEN!!!!!
Col Tom Parker recieved this chain in 1953, and asked his valet to make 24 copies and send them along with a bill of services rendered. One week later he discovered Elvis and Olive Davis. A record executive recieved the chain and lost it among his Bar Mitzvah bills. Five days later his office was dismantled. He found the chain while writing his novel, sent out fifty copies and got a better job and a suspended sentence. Pamela Pelland recieved the chain but was too busy meditating. Five days later her record was released. Richard Neely recieved the letter and was asked to revise the remixing of a top Disco hit. He found the PAST DUE chain in a script and never got credit on the album. Twenty copies later, he bought the script. Neil Bogart recieved it, sent out twenty copies in unstamped envelopes and the very next week sat down on a piece of discarded bublegum. David Geffen recieved the chain by opening someone elses mail and faithfully followed the instructions to a "T" and was rewarded a promotion from mail boy to mail secretary. He recieved the chain again in '74, this time he was too busy to bother with it. Five days later he met Irving Azoff. Helen Reddy recieved the chain but could only afford to send out ten copies. The next week she met Jeff Vale ... you figure it out. Roger Steffens apologizes for the banality, has no idea whether this is for 'real' and is too chickenshit to break the chain. Because I love and trust Bryan, and because, what the hell,it can't hurt, Big Mac sends it on. See ski see. Two years PAST DUE he sends it to you. (Anybody need a mail secretary?)
Beth Rosengard Linda Ronstadt Bonnie Bedelia
Gina Erlich Kim Vaughn Bryan O'Byrne
Caneace Azzara Barbara Hicksen Chistopher McDonald
Richard Chemel Johnny Wials Carol Cappello
Julie Phillips Bud Court Godmother Productions
M.A. Kasica Scheff Joseph Bottoms Windhover Prod.
T.E. KAlem Coleen Camp Jim Frawley
Barbara Malin Jodie Mann Eddie Baskin
Rick Dreyfuss Roger Steffens Jacob Brackman
Susan Branin Lynn Bernfield Steve Tesich
Elizabeth Levitt Mike Nichols Garry Rybar
Bob Brewnstein Lanny Myers
Typed, some ink cross outs. Paragraphs preserved. Sic run-ons. Collected by W.F. Hansen, Bloomington IN, 1979-80.
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