ADOLPH "POPS" ZUKOR - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/03/1945 - HFSID 278331
ADOLPH ZUKOR Zukor signed this letter, typed on his letterhead from Paramount Pictures, and sent it to Gilbert Miller in 1945, asking him for two tickets to Dear Ruth. Comes with unsigned reply letter. Typed letter signed "Adolph Zukor". 1 page, 8¼x11, on Zukor's letterhead from Paramount Pictures Inc.
Sale Price $680.00
Zukor signed this letter, typed on his letterhead from Paramount Pictures, and sent it to Gilbert Miller in 1945, asking him for two tickets to Dear Ruth. Comes with unsigned reply letter.
Typed letter signed "Adolph Zukor". 1 page, 8¼x11, on Zukor's letterhead from Paramount Pictures Inc. Jan. 3, 1945. Addressed to Mr. Gilbert Miller, New York City. In full: "Dear Gilbert:- I should like to get two tickets for 'Dear Ruth' for the evening of January 12th or January 13th, and should appreciate it if you will have your secretary phone my office to advise when these can be picked up and the price of the tickets. Many thanks and best wishes for a Happy New Year. Sincerely,". Lightly toned, stained and creased. Folded twice and unfolded. Torn on left edge along bottom fold. Stapled to letter: Unsigned carbon copy of reply letter to Zukor, dated Jan. 5, 1945, saying that there were tickets available for Jan. 16 and asking Zukor if he'd like to have lunch with him. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Rust stain near upper left corner. Random carbon copy marks. Otherwise in fine condition. On July 12, 1912, Zukor (1873-1976, born in Ricse, Austria-Hungary, now Hungary) premiered the first feature length film, the 40-minute long Queen Elizabeth starring French actress Sarah Bernhardt. He produced the first American-made feature film, The Prisoner of Zenda, in 1914. In 1917, Zukor combined his Famous Players-Lasky Corporation with the Paramount distributors to form Paramount Pictures. In 1949, an Honorary Academy Award was presented to Zukor, "a man who has been called the father of the feature film in America, for his services to the industry over a period of forty years." Zukor remained Paramount's Chairman of the Board until his death at 103.
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