Monday, January 26, 2009

Prop Letters (Example LITB #27)

I found something online recently thats kinda funny and fits into the whole seemless universe mindset (if there is one). You may have seen some vintage photographs up on the top of the blog here in the past. I've been getting these from a great site called Shorpy.
Anyway this photo was submitted by "Dave" on the Shorpy site.. It's a shot from an episode of "Leave it to Beaver". It's pretty self explanatory.

Mr. Ward Cleaver

485 Mapleton Drive
Mayfield, State

My Dear Mr. Cleaver:

This paragraph has absolutely nothing to do with anything.
It is here merely to fill up space. Still, it is words,
rather than repeated letters, since the latter might not
give the proper appearance, namely, that of an actual note.

For that matter, all of this is nonsense, and the only
part of this that is to be read is the last paragraph,
which part is the inspired creation of the producers of
this very fine series.

Another paragraph of stuff. Now is the time for all good
men to come to the aid of their party. The quick brown
fox jumped over the lazy dog. My typing is lousy, but the
typewriter isn’t so hot either. After all, why should I
take the blame for these mechanical imperfections, with
which all of us must contend. Lew Burdette just hit a
home run and Milwaukee leads seven to one in the series.
This is the last line of the filler material of the note.
No, my mistake, that was only the next to last. This is last.

I hope you can find a suitable explanation for Theodore’s
unusual conduct.

Yours truly,

Cornelia Rayburn

This guy "Dave" even went so far as to date the letter October 2, 1958 as that was the day Lew Burdette homered in the World Series between the Yankees and the Braves - one month before this episode aired.

1 comment:

Mikie said...

You've posted a lot of great shit to Seemless, chief, but this has to rank as one of the best!!! :-)

(The "word verfication" word was "unplac" -- that could only mean one thing: no plac today!)