Hirschfeld requests permission to use previously published illustrations he had drawn of the recipient. Most of the letters are signed by the addressee as well as well as by Hirschfeld and some contain a hand written note before the signature. Letters signed by both Hirschfeld and recipient: Richard Kiley, Chita Rivera, Jim Dale, Gwen Verdon, Yul Brynner, Angela Lansbury, Peter Ustinov, Raul Julia, James Earl Jones, Jerry Orbach (misspelling of Orbach corrected by Orbach in large capital letters) . Letters signed by recipient only: Orson Welles,Sammy Davis, Jr., Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Langella, Bob Hope. Caroll Channing’s letter is a copy to her signed by Channing's secretary, and Marlene Dietrich’s letter is copy of her reply only.