At 03:39 PM 2/2/97 -0500, Mary Leah Christmas wrote:
>Twain did have red hair; don't know about this "apparent
>self-report" of brown hair.
The "self-report" rumor page
comes to mind's eye, without a title. Might remember
You, Barbara S., and Howells must be respected.
Felicity arrives with your notes!
A Rose is a Rose is a Rose-- by any color etc.
>may yet re-work my article into one about Twain and his
>"Red-Headed League" of friends, which included the famed
>sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
All sensible persons will look for your
report... .please notify us . . .
.will you deal with Sherlock Holmes'
too? It is social science and will
make good reading around hair salons too.
>(An aside: Last I knew, the wax museum at the Haunted House
>on Hill Street, in Hannibal, had Twain incorrectly sporting
>dark brown eyes! Twain's daughter, Susy, wrote that "Papa
>always wares [sic] grey to match his hair and eyes.")
If they would do wax people in black and white...
But color! -- That's half the artform in wax reenactments.
What's next-- a wick coming out their heads?
Hope you called them...as a public service, as I once
called the Wax Museum in Victoria, British Columbia,
after they dyed a notorious person
colors never seen on them in life.
>Mary Leah Christmas