A letter from James A. Michener to Robert "Bob" Vavra and Kenneth "Van" Vanderford regarding a picture on page 503 of 'Iberia'. The picture has gained interest in Washington due to its content and when questioned Michener blamed Vavra, stating that he was "known to be an arch-Democrat and there was nothing he could do to keep him in line". The letter is signed "Jim Mich".
A letter from James A. Michener to Robert "Bob" Vavra and Robert "Bob" Daley regarding a book by Dominique Aubier with photographs by Inge Morath, titled "Fiesta in Pamplona". Michener is astonished and saddened by the photograph's quality and content, stating that he did not understand how Morath was able to get these "estupendo" images while his boys (Daley and Vavra) get nothing, until he realizes that the images were purchased from professional photographers and representative of the last...
A letter from James A. Michener to unidentified individuals regarding Mari Michener's current condition and the current state of the Michener's correspondence. Mari Michener had experienced an appendix rupture that resulted in two major operations, multiple blood transfusions and a three week hospital stay. At the posting of the letter she had stabilized and was good spirits.
A letter from James A. Michener to entire "Spanish Gang" regarding a trip to San Fermin in 1973, with these two copies going specifically to Robert "Bob" Vavra. The letter outlines Michener's travel and accommodations for the trip and requests everyone's presence and assistance with the presentations of specific cultural seminars. On the first copy, Nadia Orapchuck wrote a note on the back asking Vavra for several individual's addresses. The letter is signed "Jim Michener" by Nadia and "Nadia...
A short note from James A. Michener to Robert "Bob" Vavra regarding reviews that had been accumulated by Mari Michener and included with the note to Vavra. The note ends with a hope that he had received his previous letter regarding their plans for the coming year. The letter is not signed.
A letter from James A. Michener to Robert "Bob" Vavra regarding the success of his most recent book ('The Source'), specifically the reviews the book has been receiving from all over the world. Robert Payne's review in The New York Times is mentioned and remarked to be the most amusing to Michener. Michener also mentions a trip made by his agent, Helen M. Strauss, to Hollywood regarding the adaptation of his book to film. The letter ends with mention of the weather and an event involving...
A letter from James A. Michener to Robert "Bob" Vavra and Kenneth "Van" Vanderford with an informal report regarding the progress of 'Iberia' and news of an appointment by President Nixon overseeing foreign operations. Michener also mentions the an article in Esquire which included some interesting photographs and news that he is attempting to visit Pamplona this year. The letter is signed "Jim".
A copy of a letter from James A. Michener to Don Barnaby thanking him for his letter and informing him that "the gang" will be visiting Spain this year. He mentions a bullfight that Mari Michener heard on a news broadcast, where a matador had jumped from the audience and manhandled a bull of El Cordobes in order to prove that they bull was 'doctored' for the fight.
A letter from James A. Michener to Robert "Bob" Vavra and Kenneth "Van" Vanderford regarding the progress of Michener's current manuscript. Michener begins with a progress report on his health, stating that he had his "big check up" yesterday after returning from Spain. Although he still requires daily naps and gained three pounds during the trip, he is doing fine. The letter continues with a summery of his nearly completed book, in which he is waiting on photographs from Vavra, and responses...
A letter from James A. Michener to Robert "Bob" Vavra and Kenneth "Van" Vanderford informing them that Michener had recently mailed them a copy of specific sections of a manuscript so that they may review and edit the manuscript separately. There is also a request for portraits of Manolo Torres and Don Luis Morenes, Marques de Bassecourt. The letter is signed "Jim" by Michener's secretary, Nadia Orapchuck.
A short letter from James A. Michener to Robert "Bob" Vavra informing him that he and Mari would be home all summer and would enjoy a visit from Vavra when he returns from Spain. The letter is signed "Jim" by Nadia Orapchuck.
A letter from James A. Michener to Robert "Bob" Vara regarding the recent arrival of Vavra's book to the Michener house. Michener compliments Vavra, offering his assistance, should Vavra require any. The letter continues with an update on his writing, including the success of Centennial since its release and the research he is working on for his next book with a sports theme. Michener ends the letter with a promise to look into the sales of Iberia and promises to get in touch with Vavra if...
A letter from James A. Michener to Robert "Bob" Vavra and John Fulton, explaining the reasoning behind the banning of his book 'Iberia' in Spain. Michener also shares details of Mari and his recent trip to Spain, expresses great pleasure in Fulton's recent painting, and passes along an employment opportunity to Vavra. The letter is signed "Mich".
A letter from James A. Michener to Kenneth "Van" Vanderford, Robert "Bob" Vavra and Marc Hollender regarding the final update on 'Iberia'. Michener expands on the fan mail he has recently received, including a letter from Marc Hollender whose criticism he respects and accepts. The letter continues with the news that both the television and record deal will not happen, and then details plans for the rest of the year. The letter is signed "Mich".
A postcard from James A. Michener and Mari Michener to Robert "Bob" Vavra with updates on their current trip. On the front of the postcard is the Court of Lions (Patio de los Leones) at the Alhambra in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. The postcard is signed "Jim M".
A letter from James A. Michener to Robert "Bob" Vavra regarding a tentative contract for the production of the book, 'A Year in Spain'. The letter contains a brief outline of the book and information regarding payment and copyrights of the material. At the bottom of the letter there are two signature, Robert Vavra and James Michener.
A letter from James A. Michener to Robert "Bob" Vavra regarding an update on the book they are working on together and plans for their trip to Spain, including plans to see a few bullfights. The letter is signed "Jim" by Nadia Orapchuck.
A note from James A. Michener to Robert "Bob" Vavra regarding a bonus check that is included with the note. Michener's newest book has been doing well so Marjay Corporation is in a position to offer bonuses to those individuals who has assisted on various projects. The letter is signed "Jim" by Nadia Orapchuck.