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Book Signing & The Zee James Collection

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Who knew Charlie Pitts intended to marry Jesse James’ sister, Susan Lavenia James? The answer was found in the Zee James Collection.

“August 10, 1876, My Darling Suz. I have pondered long for the love if your embrace. I am taken with the thoughts of our union. I told of Maw Pitts of our plans and she is beside herself. Worry not for I will come for you soon. Charley.”

This was just one of the revelations arising in a hand written note from the discovery of the Zee James Collection in Stamping Ground, Kentucky.

Join me, Eric F. James, on December 7, 2013, at the Historic Midway Museum Store, 124 E. Main St. in Midway, Kentucky to learn more. It’s free. I’ll also be signing my book, Jesse James Soul Liberty.

TRrunk from the Zee James Collection
Authentication photo of the trunk from the Zee James Collection

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Charlie Chaplin’s film THE GREAT DICTATOR, co-written by Daniel Lewis James Jr. of our family, was screened this June in front of a crowd of 6,000 people at the Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, Italy. The film opened the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival. The festival program also included a 100th-anniversary screening of Chaplin’s final two-reeler, PAY DAY. See MoreSee Less

Charlie Chaplins film THE GREAT DICTATOR, co-written by Daniel Lewis James Jr. of our family, was screened this June in front of a crowd of 6,000 people at the Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, Italy. The film opened the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival. The festival program also included a 100th-anniversary screening of Chaplin’s final two-reeler, PAY DAY.
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