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Now that Mickey has passed on to "the perfect, empty pointbreak in the sky" and is no longer with us here in the land of the living, we look around, shaking our heads, wondering "What happened?" 
Is TRUTH Stranger than Fiction?
We have 50 letters from Mickey Dora, written as far back as the eighties when Mickey lived in Biarritz. Some of these letters contain original artwork. This collection also contains Mr. Dora's own film treatment for a film about himself. These will be available soon as downloadable PDF's. This entire collection is for sale with bids starting at 100k, USD. Excerpts of these letters will appear on this site in the future.

But now that the dust is starting to clear, and the books on Dora are coming out, the Dora movie in the works, we realize that Mickey Dora just blew through our particular splinter of time and space, never to return again. Many are happy he stopped in, others are glad he's gone, and there are many who will tell you, (we won't mince words here) Mickey was an asshole, or Mickey was a dick.

Be that as it may, whether Mickey was a "gentleman, scholar and man of letters", or "scoundrel and shameless womanizer" or even, "known drunk," one thing is certain: Dora will be remembered, has made it into the ranks of the immortal, and as with all the immortals, has essentially cheated death.

"I'd like to propose an afterlife."

THE LETTERING READS:
"Dissolution Island" No point of reference to judge the size. I'm the only one on the Globe who knows this perfect point gets 12+


ABOVE:
Mickey's perfect empty pointbreak in the sky. This photo was pasted onto a letter postmarked 1985 from Jeffries Bay. This was during the time when Apartheid was still in effect, competitive surfing was boycotting South Africa, and Jeffries Bay was uncrowded.
Although he is no longer around to enjoy, his name and persona live on. And for a guy who lived peniless in a van in France for a good twenty years of his adult life, you've got to hand it to him, he's done pretty well with what time he was granted here on Earth.
Mickey is the last of the Wild West of Surfing, his demise signals the end of an era, the last of the wild early days of surfing.
BUT WAIT, MICKEY HAS NOT LEFT US ENTIRELY!!! 
We have 50 letters from Mickey Dora, written as far back as the eighties when Mickey lived in Biarritz. Some of these letters contain original artwork. This collection also contains Mr. Dora's own film treatment for a film about himself. These will be available soon as downloadable PDF's. This entire collection is for sale with bids starting at 1 million, USD.
Do you realize what this is? These are the personal ramblings, which have never before been seen by the public. Putting these out is tantomount to treason in the camp of Mr. Miklos Dora, if he were alive, but now that he has passed on, and the recepient of these letters getting older, it is tantamount that these letters get out into the public.
"A guy's stuff is the most valuable stuff in the world. But when a guy dies, and people go into his apartment to clear out his stuff, they say, 'What is all this crap?' "-- Lenny Bruce
We don't want these letters turning into so much "crap" after the demise of the recepient, so we're getting them out into the public.
This whole thing is beyond the petty egos of us mere mortals, we need to think of the future, for people 200 years down the line, to keep the spirit and soul of surfing real, after its lost in time, lost in a blitz of surf retail and over-exposure.
ABOVE: Dora's Brain.
Notice the rat-like features.
Take a look into Mickey Dora's brain.

WHAT WAS REALLY ON THE MIND OF MICKEY DORA? Who or What was Mickey Dora?

THE FRENCH CONNECTION
I first met Dora in Biarritz, France, during repeated trips to Biarritz during the French wave season throughout the 1970's. Below is a post card which is subsequently sent from Biarritz, after I had returned to California.

Biarritz, 1983 - Mickey gets some surf at Hossegors, France.
TRANSCRIPTION: Between mail strikes and trips to Hossegor, I've beome oblivious to the outside world. At present all foreigners have left, yet the weather and waves have maintained their consistency.
ABOVE: FRONT AND BACK OF A POSTCARD FROM BIARRITZ, IN NOVEMBER OF 1983.

What you see in these letters are the real mind of Mickey Dora, un-cut, 100% pure Dora, at his finest moments, in writings which were never meant for public view, which make them all the more revealing.

 

Private letters which he never thought would make it out into the light of public scrutiny.

LEFT: The endorsement on the back of a screen actors guild check for Beach Blanket Bingo, which he sent to me as "rent" for staying at my place in south Santa Monica, just above where the old P.O.P. Pier used to be. The check was for about 4 dollars.
Invasion of privacy? Note from the owner of these letters: I don't even want to publish these private writings of Mickey Dora, Mickey would totally object, and even though my good friend has passed on, I am doing it for Mickey, and for people of the future: This whole thing is beyond the petty egos of us mere mortals, we need to think of the future, for people 200 years down the line, to keep the spirit and soul of surfing real, after its lost in time, lost in a blitz of surf retail and over-exposure.
Or of historical significance?
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