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Hunter’s Archive and Johnny Depp

Hi. it’s been a busy day. Sorry it took me so long to post the link to the Huffington Post Blog on The Dalai Lama‘s keynote address. I’ll be blogging there as often as possible. You can post comments there since I don’t have a comments section on this site. Arianna’s team suggests to us bloggers to respond to comments whenever possible. Very civil, i thought…

I just got back from the Aspen Institute where they were showing, for the first time to locals, a screening of Alex Gibney’s film Gonzo: The Life And Work of Hunter S. Thompson, where I received earfulls of local gossip. (That’s what happens when you don’t go out much).

 Jesus. Let me clarify. Yes,  Johnny Depp did recently purchase Hunter’s archive (of aprox 800 boxes). There has been some internal hissing going on about it not going to a University.  Listen, it has been made clear to me that eventually the archive will be placed in a University after Johnny’s team has organized the overwhelming amount of archival material. But let me remind you that Johnny is a very dear friend to the family and cares about Hunter’s legacy as much as anyone. So yes, Johnny is now the custodian and owner of the majority of Hunter S. Thompson’s papers. 

I won’t get into all the details now, because some are private, and it’s also very late. But suffice it to say that I think Hunter would be pleased that his papers are in the able hands of his dear friend who is in the position to hire experts to organize the archive. Yes, it is important for scholars to have access — and that will happen when the time is right.

Goodnight! Your friend,

Anita Thompson



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