mansfield's world


For those going to SLFL in Mansfield, can we recreate the orange hearts for the third time bc it’s magical and I want to relive that moment over and over again forever.

What I feel for you can’t be conveyed in phrasal combinations; It either screams out loud or stays painfully silent but I promise—it beats words. It beats worlds.
—  Katherine Mansfield

Scans - [Excerpt of a] Letter from George in Los Angeles, 1964; George, Ringo and John with Jayne Mansfield, the WHisky a Go Go, Hollywood, Los Angeles, 1964

Scanned from Living in the Material World

The letter reads:

us very welcome. Tonight we were invited to Burt Lancasters house to see the new Peter Sellers film ‘A Shot in the dark,’ and Paul and I went. He was great, just like in the films, and we enjoyed the film.

After that the man from General Artistes (who are organizing the tour, wanted us to go to this place called 'Whisky a Go Go’ on Sunset Strip and they said it would be great and we wouldnt be bothered.

Got there and went in and fought our way (with Mal and a few big hard men) to a table where John and Derek were and Jayne Mansfield.

By this time, after fighting through the crowd I was annoyed and I threw some Coke on a camera man.

After that we all fought our way back out, and jumped in a car and went home. It was a drag and we were in there for about 10 minutes altogether.

You see why we dont usually bother going out now, because its no fun, and soft gits like Mansfield try and get a bit of publicity out of us.

Col. Tom Parker, Elvis’s manager came to see us and gave us all real leather belts and holster sets (cowboy things) and little covered wagons which are television lamps. He was good too, and said Elvis wants to meet us, and has invited us to his house in Memphis Tennessee, but we wont be able to go, I dont think.