[DYLAN, Bob]. Three amusing letters responding to the publication of Bob Dylan's interview with Nat Hentoff in Playboy, March 1966:
CAHN, Sammy (1913-1993). Two typed letters signed ("S") to A.C. Spectorsky, Beverly Hills, [1964, 1966]. Together 2 pages, 4to and 8vo, the first on 20th Century Fox stationery, the second on Cahn's personal stationery. "I must tell you that the DYLAN INTERVIEW was among the best I have ever read. Mr. Hentoff displayed great skill whether or not he used the now highly controversial Capote style or not the result turns out to be a fascinating study of a writer who will certainly add to the 'scene.' My son Steve (who has told me for some time now that its -- meaning Dylan -- happening all over) has been a fan of Dylans and after reading the interview I am now a fan as well."
DARIN, Bobby (1936-1973). Typed letter with typed signature ("BOBBY DARIN The Michelangelo of 135th Street, positively) to A.C. Spectorsky, [Hollywood], 18 March 1966. 1 page, 8vo, on Darrin's stationery. "I have been a fan of Mr. Dylan's ever since Gunsmoke started, and next to Batman he is definitely my favorite salon performer. However, I was slightly disgruntled by the way in which your interviewer handled this larger-than-life philosopher. Having seen Alex Guiness [sic] portray his life on the stage, I felt surely, here was a man to be reconciled P.S. Anybody who would change his name from Zimmerman to Dylan is much more aware of theatrics than he would like to appear."
OWENS, Buck (b.1929). Typed letter signed ("Buck Owens") to A.C. Spectorsky, Bakersfield, Ca., 9 March 1966. 1 page, 4to, on Buck Owens and the Buckaroos stationery. "there is little doubt that Mr. Dylan has captured the fancy of that certain sect of people. There is, also, little doubt about his musicianship I have never resorted to any kind of weird tactics. I feel that a career can last a life time if it is built on a solid foundation. If it is built on sand, it washes away the first time a big rain comes This is not to say that Mr. Dylan is a fad, it is only to illustrate." (4)