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Arnaz, Desi (1953-) to Atlee Kohl

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.274 Author/Creator: Arnaz, Desi (1953-) Place Written: Ojai, California Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 February 1989 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Arnaz responds to Kohl's solicitation letter. Arnaz discusses his struggles to deal with fear and anxiety, which initially led him to believe "personal gain eases personal pain." He later discovered the real gains in life are spiritual, and that when "we find God, we also find we were only imprisoned by our own ignorance."

People: Arnaz, Desi (1953-)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Religion, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Television

Sub Era: Facing a New Millennium