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Judy Garland love letter to Frank Sinatra on eve of Boston visit up for auction

Judy Garland's love letter to Frank Sinatra is up for auction.
Judy Garland's love letter to Frank Sinatra is up for auction.RR Auction

A poignant love letter penned by Judy Garland to Frank Sinatra on the eve of a trip Garland was taking to Boston is up for sale.

Boston-based RR Auction is handling the sale of the letter, believed to have been written in 1949 while Garland, married at the time to director Vincente Minnelli, was involved in a romantic relationship with Sinatra. The four-page handwritten letter is simply signed “Judy.”

“Darling, My sudden departure is a complete surprise to me. And I’m deeply disappointed to have to miss our Monday & Tuesday date. However it’s imperative that I reach Boston by Sunday. I shall be at the Ritz-Carlton either under Mrs. Vicente Minnelli or in care of Carlton Alsop. You said today that you’d been negligent. But darling — that’s so unimportant compared to the great amount of happiness you’ve given me. I shant forget the hours we’ve spent together — ever!

“I’ll let you know how everything goes on this trip. In the meantime — take good care of yourself — be happy and have lots of fun and laughs. And for Gods sake — keep those wheels in your lil ole head down to the minimum. Drop me a line if you can because it will cheer me up a great deal. I hope to talk to you tomorrow — but I wanted to write this in case we miss connections. Even if we do reach one another — I’ll send it anyway. Its getting late — so I’m gonna wash up. . .


“Goodbye my darling - I hope we see each other soon. Please don’t forget about me. Think about me because I shall be thinking about you.”

Garland resumed her romance with Sinatra in 1955 while separated from then-husband Sid Luft, and the two remained friends until her death in 1969. The auction begins Thursday and ends Nov. 17.