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Mike Pearson <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 4 Feb 1997 01:12:31 PST
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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.

>. I
>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 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