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Entertainer Johnny Carson, golfer Arnold Palmer and cult leader and convicted killer Charles Manson are among people who have donated items to a Palmer, Ala., theater group’s fund-raising auction on March 28. Auction organizer Jerry Hooper said the Valley Performing Arts group “tried to go after the weird and the unusual,” and they just may have succeeded. Manson sent four hand-written letters from Lynette (Squeaky) Fromme; a red-and-yellow yarn doll he made; a postcard from South Carolina, and a collage he drew that includes pictures of a swastika, a soft-drink can and a snake. Others sending something included Alex Haley, Mr. Rogers, Bob Dylan and Julia Child. Hooper said he sent a letter to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, but received no reply.


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