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Colonel Parker (who was Elvis’s manager) sent this telegram to Angela Lansbury on September 5th, 1960, wishing her luck with the opening of her play A Taste of Honey. The play opened a few weeks after the telegram was sent on Broadway, however this was for a performance in Los Angeles. The Peter Shaw mentioned was Lansbury’s husband, who worked for MGM and the William Morris Agency.

                                                                   COL. TOM PARKER

                                                                           SEPT. 5, 1960

DAY LETTER     PAID

MISS ANGELA LANSBURY

% MRS. PETER SHAW

BILTMORE THEATRE

520 WEST 5TH ST.

LOS ANGELES, CAL.

DEAR ANGELA:

OUR BEST WISHES AND CONGRATULATIONS ARE WITH YOU ON YOUR OPENING TONIGHT.    WE SINCERELY HOPE THAT THE SHOW WILL RUN AS LONG AS WE HOPE TO HAVE PETER WITH US IN OUR ORGANIZATION. BEST TO BOTH OF YOU.

                                                               MRS. PARKER & THE COLONEL