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Autograph Letter Signed, from Neil Armstrong to Buzz Aldrin

Property from the Buzz Aldrin Family Trust

Autograph Letter Signed, from Neil Armstrong to Buzz Aldrin

Autograph Letter Signed, from Neil Armstrong to Buzz Aldrin

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Autograph letter signed ("Neil"). 1 page. 10 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches.

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Two horizonal folds. Pencil notations to verso.

Directly from the Personal Collection of Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin

A FINE AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM NEIL ARMSTRONG, GIVING BUZZ ADVICE ON TURNING HIS 1973 MEMOIR "RETURN FROM EARTH" INTO A MOVIE


NEIL ARMSTRONG'S autograph letter, dated "10 Dec., 1973," reads, in full:


"Dear Buzz,


I have delayed much too long in answering your note, primarily because I was unable to find a suitable reply. But I must give you my opinion.


In all honesty, I believe that a movie of "Return to Earth" would not be good for you. I can't think of any biography of a living person that has ever been made into a good, high-quality flick. That makes pretty long odds.


I know that if you decide to go ahead, you can do so, with or without my concurrence. I do hope, however, that you will think it over carefully before you decide.


All is well here on the farm. We have ice on the pond and I suspect the Armstrong hockey league will begin in earnest this week.


Janet joins me in sending all the Aldrins our very best wishes for the holiday season


Neil"


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