Golden Ham [typescript]
348 pages 21.5 x 28cm
first page appears to be a standard form "Advance uncorrected Proofs
of--The Lonely Millionaire by Jim Bishop (written in pencil) to be published-in
April 1956 (the date is written in pencil) Simon and Schuster, New York.
There are printer's notes done in pencil, blue and red ink.
The fourth page is a draft of the cover done in pencil.
Some pages are numbered with a number followed by
book was originally titled "The Lonely Millionaire" and later changed
to "The Golden Ham". The
letter from Jackie Gleason expressed some disappointment in how he was portrayed
in the book but it was done and he agreed to do it Jim's way from the beginning.
Golden Ham [correspondence]
from Phyllis Sari Levy to Jim Bishop. Subject:
copy of Simon and Schuster contract. July 9, 1956;
14 x 21.5cm
Golden Ham [contract]
15 pages 21.5 x 27.5cm
are done in blue ink and initialed JAB.
Miscellaneous Gleason material
"It Takes a Lot of Living, Part Three." by Jackie Gleason. Noted "Jim Bishop". (2007-002)
Look, title page, Jan. 24, 1956. Announces serial biography of Gleason by Bishop. (2007-002)
Clipping, 1956, source unknown. Comment by Jack E. Leonard regarding Look series. (2007-002)
"Dick Williams" column, Jan. 26, 1956. Brief piece on The Golden Ham. (2007-002)
Du Bois, William. "Books of the Times." New York Times 11 May 1956. Review of The Golden Ham. (2007-002)
Mailgram from "The Great One" to Bishop, Feb. 12, 1976. Thanking him for column Bishop wrote. (2007-002)
Note from Marilyn Taylor Gleason to Bishop. Nov. 27, 1974. Thanking him for a piece he wrote. (2007-002)
described by Rayola Appleby
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