Luck chain letter. The "Media chain letter." With 37 attached
memos starting with Pierre Salinger and Art Buchwald. US, 1990.
This letter originated in the Netherlands, and has been passed around the
world at least 20 times, bringing good luck to everyone who passed it on.
The one who breaks the chain will have bad luck. DO NOT KEEP THIS
LETTER. Do not send money. Just have a wonderful efficient secretary
make four additional copies and send it to five of your friends to
wish good luck. You will see that something good happens to you four days
from now if the chain is not broken. This is not a joke. You will receive
good luck in four days.
June 14, 1990, From: Pierre Salinger
To: Herb Caen, Art Buchwald, Philippe Labro, Edmund Reggie, Smith
Having received this letter on my 65th birthday, I have no choice but to
send it on as ordered. I am getting too old to take a chance of breaking the
Have good luck Pierre
June 25, 1990, From: Art Buchwald
To: Eppie Lederer, Helen Gurley Brown, Mary Hadar, Diana Walker, Kay
I have been asked to send this chain letter on to my five dearest friends.
This is the best sex I ever had. The last person to break this chain was
seated next to Morton Downey, Jr. at her next dinner party. Art
October 8, 1990. From: Jane Fonda
To: Paula Weinstein, Frank Wells, Michael Ovitz, Melanie Griffith,
I'll do anything out of fear. Jane
Undated. From: Illegible
To: Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ricardo Mestres, David Hoverman,
Donald De Line
I'm Very Superstitious! Judy (?)
Undated. From Michael D. Eisner
To: Judy Ovitz. Kathy Clecchi, Lily Tartikoff, Jane Eisner, Susan
So there!! Michael
July 25, ?. From: Jeffrey Katzenberg
To: Bette Midler, OJ Simpson, Jack ?, Larry Mark, Steven Spielberg
Who am I not to believe? Jeffrey
Undated. From Dolly Parton
To: Sandy Galin, Nan Leonard, Jerold Rubinstein, James Woods, David
Pass the luck and lots of luck! Love, Dolly
March 21, 1991. From Sally
Field To: David Geffen, Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, Pat Kingsley,
I don't believe in this, but just in case...
Undated. From Goldie Hawn.
To: Shawn Randall, Barbara Robertson, Gail Strickland, Gina Trikonis,
Ick!!! Don't hate me!!!
November 6, 1991. From Arthur
Hiller. To: Carl Reiner, Robert Jones, Norman Jewison, Mel Shavelson,
When your good luck comes in four days feel free to send me an apology
for the thoughts you're having about me now! Arthur
November 16, 1991. From Ernest
Lehman. To:: Larry Gelbarat, Sam Goldwyn Jr., Clifford Irving, Larry
Turman, Dick Carroll
Yeah, yeah, year, I know...Who needs it? You need it. That's who
needs it. Four days from now, you'll thank me. You're welcome.
November 221, 1991. From
Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. To: Chevy Chase, Tom Rothman, Scpott Berg, Beil
Cponti, Alan Bergman
Do you need this as much as I do?!!! Hope it helps. Sam
Undated. From Alan Bergman.
To: Jim Degiovanni, Quincy Jones, Sydney Pollack, Mark Roenerg, Mark
Lotsa luck to you in 1992! Alan
Undated. From Mark Rosenberg.
To Julie Bergman, Anthea Sylbert, Barry Hirsch, Murray Neidort, Michael
When you think of who sent this to you, don't blame me. If good luck comes
to you, I want all the credit! Mark
January 9, 1992. From
Anthea Sylbert (The Hawn/Sylbert Movie Co.). To: Dawn Steel, Susan
Landau, Tina Nides, Kathryn Galan, Jay Stern
You never know! Better safe than,
January 14, 1992. From Tina
Nides. To: Kevin McCormick, Lois Bonfigliol, Amy Bookman, Bob
Benedetti, Richard Baskin
We could all use as much good luck as we can get!! Tina
January 31, 1992. From Richard
Baskin. To: Judy Garland, Ben Mittleman, Fred Savage, Stephen Stept,
Hollywood loves ya, babe. Sorry, but who are we to break the chain?
All the best, Richard
and twenty more memo's - none with
any names I recognized. The last was dated September 8, 1992.
Thirty seven pages of memos on letterhead
stationery - a few hand printed on plain paper. Usually signed with first
name only. Memos are not all sequential - there are gaps and some undated
ones are out of order. Some evidence that memos from another letter sequence
have been inserted. There is no way to verify that any of the named celebrities
above actually participated in this chain letter. Purchased on eBay during
12/2013. Said to be from a Beverly Hills estate. Entered by DWV, 1-22-2014.
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