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Clinton highlight of love-letter show

Published on 25/03/2004

25 March 2004

HAMBURG – A scrawled, amorous message from a certain Billy Clinton, 15, was a highlight of an exhibition of love letters that opened this week in the German port city of Hamburg.

“Dear Debbie, you will always be my best girl,” declared the 1961 note on pink paper from the man later to become US president.

It will be displayed till 5 September in the Communications Museum, run by a foundation spun off from the former German ministry of posts and telecommunications.

Curators applied a broad definition to the term communication, with displayed items including a mobile-phone text message, a German teenage boy’s note to a girl “If you were a car, you’d be a Porsche,” and a collection of scents containing “erotic signals”.


Subject: German news