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Tommy Lee Handwritten and Signed Notes From Prison (12)

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $348.00

Celebrity and popular culture take many forms. There are few who have escaped the celebrity of Tommy Lee, as a musician, a subject of tabloid journalism, or, yes, a television star. Presented is a unique archive of twelve letters handwritten by former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee in 1998 while serving time in prison for assaulting his then wife Pamela Anderson. These letters, written in pencil, represent correspondence from Lee to one of his fellow inmates in a neighboring cell. The letters, which are often quite explicit and vulgar, refer to a number of topics including Pamela Anderson ("...she's not some innocent milk n cookies chic. She blackened my eye 2 times..."), his kids ("... I miss rappin with my kids..."), concerts, music and women, as well as the trials and tribulations of prison life including the difficulty in obtaining cigarettes and the use of the telephone. Also included in these letters is a complete song composed by Lee titled "Busted," that begins "Your under arrest - Your a pest - A menace to sobriety - I know I'm the best - The king of makin a mess..." Many of the letters concern the state of his relationship with Anderson. In one note Lee complains that his friends have told him that Anderson was seen with one of her "surfer" boyfriends. He also reveals that Anderson told him that even after he got out of jail and went through "anger management" and "therapy" that she was still going to file for divorce. Another letter relates the fact that he had to enter a guilty plea over the phone from prison with regard to another assault charge that took place on stage. At one of their concerts, Motley Crue invited 400 members of the audience on stage and things apparently got out of hand. Lee writes: "My time is concurrent with the time I'm serving now; phew!" Eleven of the letters are written on lined sheets of yellow paper and are signed by Lee (in the form of either "Tommy" or "T"). The twelfth letter is penned on a sheet of white paper. Six of the letters measure 8.5 x 11 inches, while the remainder are in the form of torn sheets, averaging 8.5 x 6 inches. Excellent condition overall. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $348.00


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