tel·e·gram   [tel-i-gram] noun, verb, -grammed, -gram·ming.
noun
1. a message or communication sent by telegraph; a telegraphic dispatch.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2. to telegraph.

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Arlene Francis sent this telegram to Marilyn Monroe on January 2nd, 1960, asking her to appear on a television marathon benefiting people with cerebral palsy.
Transcript
NEW YORK NY           1960 JAN 2 PM 2 34
MISS MARILYN MONROE=
        444 EAST 57 ST=
NINTH ANNUAL TELEVISION MARATHON FOR CEREBRAL PALSY SET FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, TO SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, WOR-TV (CHANNEL 9). ANXIOUS TO HAVE YOU WITH US. YOUR APPEARANCE WOULD GIVE PROGRAM A TERRIFIC LIFT AND HELP US IN OUR WORK FOR THE CEREBRAL PALSIED. DETAILS TO FOLLOW AS SOON AS WE HEAR WE MAY COUNT ON YOU. RSVP BRACE CONNING ON MONDAY - OREGON 5-700=
                             ARLENE FRANCIS=

Arlene Francis sent this telegram to Marilyn Monroe on January 2nd, 1960, asking her to appear on a television marathon benefiting people with cerebral palsy.

Transcript

NEW YORK NY           1960 JAN 2 PM 2 34

MISS MARILYN MONROE=

        444 EAST 57 ST=

NINTH ANNUAL TELEVISION MARATHON FOR CEREBRAL PALSY SET FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, TO SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, WOR-TV (CHANNEL 9). ANXIOUS TO HAVE YOU WITH US. YOUR APPEARANCE WOULD GIVE PROGRAM A TERRIFIC LIFT AND HELP US IN OUR WORK FOR THE CEREBRAL PALSIED. DETAILS TO FOLLOW AS SOON AS WE HEAR WE MAY COUNT ON YOU. RSVP BRACE CONNING ON MONDAY - OREGON 5-700=

                             ARLENE FRANCIS=

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